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D.L. Hughley Confirms That He Ain’t Ish.

I’ll be honest.  I don’t pay attention to D.L. Hughley.  Like, at all.  I don’t think he’s funny, I don’t think he’s wise, I don’t think he’s entertaining.  And I don’t I have EVER thought he was any of those things.  But.  He has shown me what he IS…and that is full of ish.

Check out what he had to say about the situation between Columbus Short and his wife (via Madame Noire):

“The star of one of the hottest dramas in the country, chokes the f*ck out of his wife? That doesn’t ever happen. I don’t think it happened first off. Like the time Warren Sapp was getting ready to do the Super Bowl and some broad said that he raped her. There are just as many examples of women lying on men in the middle of divorce proceedings to get what they want, as there are men who actually do anything. My point is if he did what she’s alleging he did, she could still get all that she’s going to have and not bring it up now, when it damages his market value that she’s going to be impacted by. If he loses that job nobody’s living in Calabasas anymore.” 

Hughley goes on to say, “I guarantee you, three years from now she’s going to be thinking, “Damn, I should have shut the f*ck up. Cuz women always running out the mouth when they shouldn’t.” 

And then for comedic effect, as his female co-host Jasmine Sanders is speaking, he tunes out almost chanting “dizzy ass broad,” “dizzy b*tch” in the background.

Sanders was trying to argue that McCall-Short didn’t run to the tabloids with news that her estranged husband beat her, she filed a police report and a restraining order and TMZ was the agency who learned of the news and broke the story.

Hughley dismissed her, saying that if it hadn’t gotten out she would have sold it to the media. When Sanders accused him of hating women, he said “I don’t hate women. I hate dumb b*tches. I hate women who act against their interests.” 

W.T.F.

Are you kidding me?

Of course, he received a lot of backlash.  Women are fed up with his misogyny being covered as TRYING to be funny.  It’s ridiculous.  I’ve read some other comments he’s made and my goodness.  There’s a difference between being funny and plain disgusting.

And of course, he has issued an apology.

“Last week during an after-show segment of my radio show, The DL Hughley Show, I unintentionally offended some people.

In regards to Columbus Short’s legal issues, I jumped to a conclusion and blamed Tanee McCall-Short; and I’m sorry. My intent was not to quiet victims.
When I did speak of the topic on air, I repeatedly emphasized then, and as I do now, that anyone who is convicted of domestic violence, should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law; and that is what I believe.

Today, as always, the phone lines to The DL Hughley Show will be open. We’ll address this topic with the DL Question of the Day and will discuss it throughout the show today from 3pm – 7pm ET.”

I simply can not, for the LIFE of me, understand why anyone would think this was a good idea. I mean, I guess he has the right to have his opinion and to express said opinion…but to go so far as to call her a “dumb bitch?”

I am sickened by him.  And no, I don’t care about this public relations apology either.

234 Nigerian Schoolgirls Were Abducted: Still Missing After Two Weeks

This breaks my heart (via Smithsonian):

Two weeks ago more than 230 Nigerian girls were kidnapped from their school by a local terrorist group, and as the search wears on, the Guardian reports, families are starting to lose hope.

As Smart News wrote earlier, the perpetrators are assumed to be part of a group of militants that calls itself Boko Haram, a terrorist organization tied to Al Qaeda. The group’s name translates to “western education is sin.” Boko Haram has been on a campaign against schools around Nigeria, though the group’s targets also include markets, churches, mosques and other public places.

It’s been 14 days since the girls went missing and no progress has been made on tracking their whereabouts, either by the military or by groups of machete-wielding parents searching through the countryside. The search for the kidnapped girls also has been muddled by misinformation. In the immediate wake of the kidnapping, says BuzzFeed reporterJina Moore, the Nigerian military claimed to have found and freed the girls and captured one of the terrorists involved—a claim that was proven wrong and ultimately retracted. And, according to a report by Voice of America, the Boko Haram terrorists are threatening to kill the girls if the search operations aren’t called off.

Northeastern Nigeria has been in a state of emergency for a year, writes the Guardian. The school from which the 234 girls (from 15 to 18 years old) were kidnapped was the only one still open in the region. The girls had been called back to class to sit an exam.

The evil that is behind this….

These girls were simply trying to get an education.  I have so many questions about it all, but I know there aren’t any answers.

I was JUST about to publish this post but was looking for a picture to attach to it…and I came across some updates (via Fox News):

LAGOS, Nigeria –  Scores of girls and young women kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry their Islamic extremist abductors, a civil society group reported Wednesday.

Parents say the girls are being sold into marriage to Boko Haram militants for 2,000 naira ($12), Halite Aliyu of the Borno-Yobe People’s Forum told The Associated Press. She said the parents’ information is coming from villagers in the Sambisa Forest, on Nigeria’s border with Cameroon, where Boko Haram is known to have hideouts.

“The latest reports are that they have been taken across the borders, some to Cameroon and Chad,” Aliyu said. It was not possible to immediately verify the reports.

About 50 of the kidnapped girls managed to escape from the captors in the first days after their abduction, but some 220 remain missing, according to the principal of the Chibok Girls Secondary School, Asabe Kwambura. They are between 16 and 18 years old and had been recalled to the school to write a physics exam.

The mass kidnapping came hours after a massive explosion in Abuja, the capital in the center of the country, killed at least 75 people and wounded 141.

The Nigerian government (and military) is being highly criticized for their inability to do anything about all of this.

Without knowing a whole lot about what’s going on with all of this, I would have to say the criticism is warranted given the concerns I have read about.


Lil Mo Says She Knew Husband Was Cheating In The Middle Of A Threesome

I’m just like…..

So Lil Mo did an interview with The Breakfast club and said this about when and how she knew her husband, Philip Bryant, was cheating:

“I kind of knew. You can tell when somebody is rocking with somebody. You can feel the chemistry. One thing I think God gives women is intuition,” Mo began. “So one time we were having a threesome and I was like, ‘Yo, I think he really rock with this joint.’”

“You know, when you get new smash, you know, you hunch up. And I said, ‘You know what?’ She ain’t move a certain way. When you get new smash, you be like ‘ahhh.’ It feel a certain type of way. When you don’t move, it means it’s convenient. You had it before. And that’s when I knew. I said, ‘You know what? I’m out of here.’”

{via Madame Noire}

So. God gives women intuition to be able to know when their husband in cheating during a sexual encounter when y’all have invited another woman into your bed?

I will NEVER understand married people having threesomes and then being surprised when one party finds out they’ve been sleeping with someone else solo. I mean, you’ve INVITED a third person into your bed.

I’ve seen Lil Mo bring God’s name into quite a bit of foolishness.  Don’t put that on God, ma’am.  He’s nowhere in that.

Ugh.

Oh, and she dropped this little gem as well:

“On May 5th I had to get an abortion. I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ He kept trying to get me pregnant and do some stuff so I could be [locked in].”

First of all, you “had to?”  Nope.  And, “He kept trying to get you pregnant?”  I mean, that can’t happen if you…

You know what?

Nevermind.

Bless her heart.

This outfit.  My word.

T.I. And The Game Involved In Violent Incident

We ALLLLL know that The Game does not give one fawk.  At all.  We all know this. But luckily both he and T.I.’s people kind of kept them from getting involved in all of this.

TMZ reports:

The Game and T.I. were in a super-tense standoff with LAPD after a VIOLENT fight at an L.A. club early Wednesday morning.

A group of guys — who we’re told are “mutual acquaintances” of both Game and T.I. — were denied entrance at Supperclub. The guys began arguing furiously with security when one member of the posse threw a punch at a security guy.  You hear the punch at the beginning of the fight video.

Security for the club then descended on 2 members of the posse, beating them to a bloody pulp … at one point kicking one of them in the face while he was down.

LAPD cops were present during part of the fight … as were off-duty officers who were working at the club.

That’s when an angry T.I. and Game stormed out of the club …  mistakenly believing COPS beat their guys up.  They got into it big time with the LAPD and  that’s when the standoff begins.

You gotta watch the standoff … it is intense and on the edge of erupting into violence.

The 2 injured men were taken to LAPD’s Hollywood division but no one wanted to file charges so they left.

You hear people screaming “Bloods” and “Crips” in the video … but we don’t know if this was gang related.  But it was definitely bad.

You gotta watch the video:

This is all so uncalled for.  Because you couldn’t get into a club? A CLUB?  Yeah.  You can’t punch people cause of that.

However, it seems like the security did get a little bit excessive. But I don’t know. You throw a punch at me I’m going to take that a bit of a threat, ya know?  Then Imma try to do whatever I can to make sure you are no longer a physical threat to me.

However, I suggest the young man who was trying to run up on those cops (he was really trying to get to his friend I think) understand that they were just WAITING for a reason.  AND you’re in LA?  Yeah. Chill.

Jameis Winston Is Out Here Embarrassing Us

I was at a red light this morning doing a quick scroll through my Twitter timeline…and suddenly I started seeing variations of  “Jameis Winston” and “stealing” and “crab legs” pop up.  And I was like…NO.

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

I KNOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW he’s not out here…no.  I JUST KNOW HE. IS. NOT.

But:

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was issued a citation Tuesday for shoplifting crab legs from Publix, according to multiple sources. Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, is a red-shirt sophomore for the Seminoles.

“He got an adult civil citation,” a trusted source inside Tallahasse Police told Tomahawk Nation. “If he completes the sanctions it will never show up on his record. They commonly give them to juveniles on first criminal offenses. They are now doing it for minor misdemeanors for adults to lower crime rate”

Winston has had previous run-ins with the law, but no arrests. He was investigated for an alleged rape, but the State Attorney declined to bring charges due to a lack of evidence. In November, the associated press reported that Winston was questioned about his involvement in a long-running BB gun battle, and that a Burger King reported Winston was stealing soda in a ketchup cup.

The timing of the arrest is interesting given that the NCAA recently approved unlimited meals for student athletes.

{via Tomahawk Nation}

I didn’t want to believe that there was a lack of general intelligence there.  But there is.  There really is.  He is a HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER.  He has made history with being the youngest Heisman Trophy winner. And he is a NATIONAL CHAMP.

AND HE’S OUT HERE STEALING CRAB LEGS?

AND KETCHUP FROM BURGER KING!?

And I won’t even comment on the whole rape case thing.

Stop embarrassing us, please.

P.S. I’m laughing.

Valid question.

UPDATED: April 30,2014, 2:00pm

Oh. He just….forgot to pay.

UPDATED: April 30, 2014 3:00pm

“As reported in the news, last night I received an adult civil citation for petit theft from a local supermarket,” Winston said. “I went to the supermarket with the intent to purchase dinner but made a terrible mistake for which I’m taking full responsibility. In a moment of youthful ignorance, I walked out of the store without paying for one of my items.”

This isn’t the first time Winston has raised eyebrows with his off-field conduct, and he acknowledges that’s a problem.

“I realize that I am in the public spotlight and my conduct needs to be above reproach,” Winston said. “Over the last year I’ve learned that my accomplishments on the fields can be a wonderful thing for my school, teammates, friends, and family. At the same time, I must realize that my mistakes are magnified and can bring great embarrassment to all those who support me every day. I make no excuses for my actions and will learn and grow from this unfortunate situation. I hope and pray my friends and family will view me as the 20-year-old young man that I am, and support me through this unfortunate situation.”

Winston may be a “20-year-old young man,” but that’s old enough to know you can’t just walk out of a store without paying for the merchandise you take. Winston is a supremely talented quarterback, but his off-field act is wearing thin.

{via Pro Football Talk}

Like the author said, 20 years old is old enough to know….you know what? Nevermind.