jelani cobb

jelani cobb


Harlem Resident, Staff Writer @NewYorker. Professor @Columbiajourn, Foxhole Atheist. Skeptical citizen.

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“You are xenophobic but not because you closed down travel from China.” — Biden.

Ok, I’ll start: People who did more for black America than Donald Trump. Coach Pat Riley

We only need to look 3 years after Lincoln’s death to dismiss 45’s ridiculous “More for black people than anyone except maybe Lincoln” claim. Ulysses S. Grant opposed white terrorism and crushed the KKK. And Orange is out here talking about “stand back and stand by.”

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The phrase is “Keep my son’s name out your mouth.”

Future moderators need to have the capacity to cut off the mics.

Trump was using interruptions last night the way a loser boxer uses a clench — an attempt to stop the action that you don’t have an answer for and that is putting your opponent ahead on the scorecards.

The person who told Biden to keep looking at the camera and addressing the viewers deserves a raise. Every time he started a sentence with “Folks” it was like he was breaking the 4th wall on the world’s shittiest reality tv program.

Asked why they refuse to mention Herman Cain’s death they fall back on the reflex answer “He should’ve stopped resisting the police.”

So the campaign is effectively over and the last time the public saw this dude he was snarling, screaming and insulting his opponent’s son for having a drug problem. Nice parting image.

Years ago I was staying with a friend in Brooklyn and reading late at night when I smelled smoke. The apartment next door was completely engulfed in flames. I woke my friend up then ran down the hall screaming FIRE!!! One person poked his head out & asked “Well is it a big fire?”

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