robert iii

I love when people try to excuse founding fathers for owning slaves and trying to say they were really against slavery and weren’t all that bad when one of their contemporaries and “forgotten” founding father Robert Carter III manumitted all his slaves, gave them the land he felt he owed them as well as training and apprenticeships, and was promptly ostracized from Virginia and political society by the likes of Jefferson for making them look like assholes. Jefferson and Washington and all of them could have freed their slaves. They could have abolished slavery. They didn’t. Stop excusing them and the atrocities they committed. 

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BREAKING: [Unhinged and Terrified] Trump Tells The Times He Wouldn’t Have Appointed Sessions if He Had Known Sessions Would Recuse Himself on Russia
By Peter Baker, Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman

Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.”

In a remarkable public break with one of his earliest political supporters, Mr. Trump complained that Mr. Sessions’s decision ultimately led to the appointment of a special counsel that should not have happened. “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” Mr. Trump said.

In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times, the president also accused James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director he fired in May, of trying to leverage a dossier of compromising material to keep his job. Mr. Trump criticized both the acting F.B.I. director who has been filling in since Mr. Comey’s dismissal and the deputy attorney general who recommended it. And he took on Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel now leading the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election.

Mr. Trump said Mr. Mueller was running an office rife with conflicts of interest and warned investigators against delving into matters too far afield from Russia.

To summarize, Trump:

– all but admitted that he’s corrupt as fuck and counted on his Attorney General to cover for him.

– falsely accused James Comey of trying to blackmail him with the Steele Dossier and attacked Andrew McCabe (probably because McCabe called him a liar).

– revealed that he’s scared shitless of Mueller’s investigation, knows that his money laundering on behalf of Eastern and Western criminal organizations is going to be uncovered, and implied that he’d try to end Mueller’s investigation.

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Led Zeppelin Discography:

  • Led Zeppelin I, 1969
  • Led Zeppelin II, 1969
  • Led Zeppelin III, 1970
  • Led Zeppelin IV, 1971
  • Houses Of The Holy, 1973
  • Physical Graffiti, 1975
  • Presence, 1976
  • In Through The Out Door, 1979
  • Coda, 1982
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Black History Month (Year 3) | Day 11 | Static, Static Shock

Static was created by Dwayne McDuffie and Robert. L. Washington III. He first appeared in Static #1 in June of 1993. He full name is Virgil Ovid Hawkins, which is the same name of the first African American male to go to law school. Static was a key character and staple in the Milestone Comics line-up. In 1997, Milestone stopped publishing comics which left Static up in the air until September of 2000 when the WB (now CW) released Static Shock. The animated series series lasted four whole seasons which lead to the rebirth of Static in the comic world. Static Shock: Rebirth of Cool, a comic book miniseries, was released in 2001 and in 2009 the trade paperback of the series was nominated for a Glyph Comics Award for Best Reprint Collection.

In 2008, Static joined the mainstream of the DC Universe where he would be added to the Teen Titans. He made his first canonical appearance in Terror Titans #4. In September 2011, as part of an effort to better integrate Static into the DC Universe, DC relaunched a new Static Shock series which takes place in New York City instead of Dakota (where Static is originally from).

Aside from his own, Static has had other appearances in a number of different television shows and films. He appears in Batman Beyond, Justice League Unlimited, Young Justice: Invasion, and Justice League: War (cameo, first appearance in a DC Film). During his series’ original run he has crossed paths with the Justice League, he teams up with them to take down Brainiac.

Static has the extraordinary ability of creating, conducting, and manipulating electricity. Otherwise known as electromagnetic phenomena generation. He is capable of interacting with wireless communications, and grows to eventually become an expert scientist, inventor, and strategist.

In the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, there is a framed copy of Static #1 on the wall in Will & Carlton’s pool house.

Carmen Dell'Orefice in Christian Dior and Robert Tattersall, Pont Alexandre III, Paris, Harper’s Bazaar, Photo by Richard Avedon, August 1957.