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Friday, January 11, 2019

Hi, Touré. Welcome to the Trumpenfreude List

Donald John Trump does not make his opponents crash and burn. That is the beauty of the Trumpenfreude List. Like the Roadrunner, his Wile E. Coyotes self-destruct. They waste so much time and energy feuding with him, that they come up short elsewhere in their lives.

So it is with music journalist Touré, who lost a gig at Time Inc. because he let his feud with President Trump go to his head.

This began on August 13, 2015, when Touré strayed outside his area of expertise and wrote, "The Real Reason Why Donald Trump Will Never Be President. National politics is a game — and Trump wasn't meant to be on the field. He's supposed to be in the owners' box, deciding who gets to play."

(Don't go chasing waterfalls...)

Touré wrote, "So for once in Trump's long, luck-filled life, the game is rigged against him. Because Trump, unlike most of his Republican rivals, has not spent years winning the loyalty of political elites, in an arena where that's essential. The irony, of course, is that Trump has more in common with the elites who will lie down on the tracks to stop his candidacy than with the voters who profess to love him. If this is a game, Trump is not supposed to be on the field — he's supposed to be in the owners' box, deciding who gets to play. National politics is like smashmouth football, and Trump was not built to be a player. There's a reason why you never see the owners on the gridiron."

And yet, Trump is president.

Maybe voters resent the elitists enough to elect a real president who marries models, builds skyscrapers and resorts, and enjoys the heck out of life as TV star and best-selling author.

In 2017, Time fired Touré.

In 2019, we found out why.

Essence reported, "Journalist Touré Accused Of Workplace Sexual Harassment."

A documentary on the sleazy sex life of rapper R. Kelly (what? rappers aren't paragons of virtue?) features an interview of him in 2008 by Touré.

Essence reported, "Earlier this week,  Touré appeared on The Clubhouse with Mouse Jones podcast to once again discuss Kelly."

A woman posted a response to an ad for the podcast.

Essence reported, "In the post, a make-up artist, who goes by the name ‘Dani,’ alleged that Touré sexually harassed her while she worked with him on a show, saying, 'He couldn’t stop asking me to do anal, how I  looked naked, if I had sex over the weekend, what it would be like to f–k me.'"

She later quit -- and reported him to human resources.

That got him fired.

Now you know the rest of the story, as he joins the Trumpenfreude List.

13 comments:

  1. "Maybe voters resent the elitists enough to elect a real president who marries models, builds skyscrapers and resorts, and enjoys the heck out of life as TV star and best-selling author."

    Almost sounds like Tony Stark.

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    1. Which version of Tony Stark?

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    2. I don't recall Tony Stark getting on his high horse and lecturing people about their lack of morality while doing the very things he was criticizing. Nor do I recall Tony Stark selling out America or laying off American workers so he could offshore his factories to SE Asia.

      Trump's attitude is "Being rich is great. Everybody should try it!"

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  2. "Because Trump, unlike most of his Republican rivals, has not spent years winning the loyalty of political elites, in an arena where that's essential." He then goes on to call Trump one of the elites, and says that they are supposed to be calling shots from the background and not put themselves front and center.

    Sorta giving the game away isn't he? Elites determine everything in government from the shadows by deciding who gets to play in the first place, and by keeping pols in line by subtle forms of blackmail. They want compromised people who are afraid of being exposed in office so they can be controlled.

    And it is usually an elite that is a traitor to their class that disrupts the system.

    We have all been trained by Conservative, Inc to hate the Gracchi, but here we are. This is all about giving the land back to the people in a different way than the reforms those guys envisioned, but it is essentially the same when you consider the class appeal involved. It is not true that the Gracchi were appealing to any kind of proletarian mass in their land reforms. They were appealing to the old warrior classes who were seeing their family farms being taken over and turned into massive estates by wealthy elites. When you look at the current devastation the middle class has been going through, Trump is basically making the same kind of appeal.

    He may be an elite, but he is our guy.

    The Roman elites hated the Gracchi enough to assassinate them. They hate Trump with equal vehemence.

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    1. Which is why I pray for Mr. T’s safety regularly. The wise among us know how very close that ricocheted measly .22 slug came to ending the life of Ronaldus.

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    2. Trump tried calling shots from the background. he found there are no honest politicians, when he bought em they didn't stay bought.
      Remember how he mocked the circle jerk debate? noting how he'd contributed to most of their previous campaigns?

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  3. Toure’s 2015 article is one of the most thoroughly wrong predictive articles of the thousands of wrong articles about the election. Spectacularly wrong.

    “There's a reason why you never see the owners on the gridiron." there are exceptions to this. Ex-Panther’s owner Jerry Richardson was an NFL
    wide receiver. The unctuous Jerry Jones was team captain of a national championship Arkansas Razorback team. Go back further and you have George Halas. There are exceptions to most every rule. PDJT was an exception and is exceptional.

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  4. Right - Trump has NOT spent time sucking up to GOPe.
    He sucked up to Dems. That, plus enough moola, is why the Clintons were at his last wedding.
    But it seems he really DOES want to Make America Great Again, and that's more than good enough for me.
    It's GREAT.

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    1. Trump has explained exactly why he gave money to Democrats. It was for the same reason he paid off the mob. Because in NYC if you don't pay off politicians and the mob you can't get anything done.

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    2. The down side is he had to invite HiLlARy to the last wedding.....

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    1. Yeah, that surprised me too!

      Maybe it's a side effect of his condition. After all, he suffers from "Toure's Syndrome," which is pretty awful!

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  6. Toure has a last name. It's Neblett.

    Toure Neblett.

    He hates that name. He probably considers it to be his slave name or something.

    He blocked me on Twitter for tweeting "Toure Neblett."

    Like Barack Obama and Colin Kaepernick, Toure Neblett grew up in suburbia and converted to "Blackness" as an adult.

    Toure Neblett once thanked God for abortion:

    During MSNBC’s “The Cycle” on Friday, co-host Toure celebrated the 40th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion by telling the story of when he and an old girlfriend decided to have an abortion 15 years ago.

    “In some ways that choice saved my life,” Toure said.

    He said he was extremely thankful abortion was an option because wasn’t ready to be a dad and going through with the pregnancy would have just made “a mess of three lives” because she “wasn’t the one.”

    “I thank God and country that when I fell into a bad situation, abortion was there to save me and keep me on a path toward building a strong family I have now. And I pray that safety net stays in place,” Toure said.

    Being able to choose to have an abortion makes for a “stronger America,” he concluded.


    The man is a real prince.

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