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  • At least the bizarre tale of pretend-black-but-actually-white woman Rachel Dolezal can’t get any weirder. Ha, just kidding, of course it can! Shortly after she resigned as president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP — to spend more time with her bronzer, or maybe less, who knows? — we learned, thanks to some journalisming by the The Smoking Gun, that before she was the self-proclaimed black victim of repeated hate crimes, she was the self-proclaimed white victim of racial discrimination at Howard University:

    Dolezal, then known as Rachel Moore, named the university and Professor Alfred Smith as defendants in a lawsuit filed in Washington, D.C.’s Superior Court. During the pendency of the civil case, Smith was chairman of Howard’s Department of Art.

    According to a Court of Appeals opinion, Dolezal’s lawsuit “claimed discrimination based on race, pregnancy, family responsibilities and gender.” She alleged that Smith and other school officials improperly blocked her appointment to a teaching assistant post, rejected her application for a post-graduate instructorship, and denied her scholarship aid while she was a student.

    “Rachel Dolezal” aka “Rachel Moore” aka “Who Even Knows What The Hell?!?!?” claimed the historically black university engaged in practices that favored African-American students over her, and also they were mean to her and didn’t give her all the scholarships or even like all of her art, because she was white. Shockingly, the appellate court did not find her story credible, tossed out her lawsuit, and ordered her to pay up for wasting everyone’s time with her bogus claims. Guess that’s when she decided she was actually black, so the world would be a kinder, gentler place for her. Which is why she said on Tuesday that yes, she definitely does “identify as black.”

  • Hillary Clinton wears Ralph Lauren pantsuits, so now she can’t be president:

    Because for a candidate who has been pushing her connection to, and understanding of, the middle class — and whose speech while wearing the pantsuit was largely about closing the income gap — Ralph Lauren is a relatively inaccessible brand. It is also one often worn by and beloved of that sector of the population, the chief executives and financial wizards, she somewhat disavowed. […]

    It might not matter, given that voters also want their candidates to look presidential, which generally means good. Except that one of the story lines surrounding Mrs. Clinton has been how she is out-of-touch with those she claims to represent. It seems to me that working with a famous and high-end designer could provide ammunition for the opposition. And why even take that chance?

  • Is our children learning? Maybe they would if their schools were surrounded by grass and trees and stuff:

    Putting more green space around an elementary school may help students develop some mental abilities, a study suggests.

    Researchers tested students repeatedly over the course of a year on attentiveness and working memory, which is the ability to keep something in mind temporarily for performing a task. Overall, students whose schools were surrounded by more green space improved more than pupils from schools with less green space.

  • Just one question: Smash Mouth is still a thing?

    Steve Harwell, singer of ‘90s grunge band just kidding Smash Mouth, got so furious with members of the audience at a recent Smash Mouth concert in Fort Collins, Colorado that he had to be subdued by security, as shown in what is undoubtedly one of the most bizarre and exciting videos of 2015. The crowd was tossing bread. :(

  • Our friends at Happy Nice Time People have some Very Important Mr. T news for us. Or at least, for those of us who remember who that is. Apparently, he stopped wearing all that real gold after Hurricane Katrina, because he’s a Christian, and Jesus wouldn’t like it. As our HNTP pals snark:

    It’s just like in the Bible when Christ said to the rich man, “Give away all your money or at least stop being so showy about it. Whichever, it’s all cool.”

  • Oh yeah, almost forgot. Jeb! Bush announced on Monday that is officially and for reals running for president now, which means we should only have to suffer through another half dozen or so official OFFICIAL announcements, rallies, website launches, and all the other steps that are now required to say “I wanna be president.” Here is something for you to enjoy about that: 7 Ways We Can Prove That Jeb And Gob Are Actually the Same Person. You’re welcome.
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  • Last night we decided we were sixteen again and experimented with adding vodka to Wild Cherry Jello. I ate whole bowl of the stuff.

    I am now a transexcremental American, i.e. I feel like shit.

    • dshwa

      Shots my friend. You do them as shots. And with the same respect

      • Bah – that’s for the kiddies. Grownups eat it in a cereal bowl with a tablespoon while watching Bones reruns on the DVR machine.

        • mtn_philosoph

          Even growner (groaner?) grownups eat it out of dixie cups while they are on the phone with their grandkids trying to find out how to operate the DVR.

    • mtn_philosoph

      “You crazy kids and your spiked hair, your Doc Martens and your jello shots.”

      — Me, twenty-five years ago.

      http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=85167

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …I think this woman took the concept of “If you can’t beat them, join them” a little to seriously

    • memzilla

      Of course, in many police forces around the country, that phrasing is reversed.

  • VandeGraf

    The entire world is a ten year old?

    • Dudleydidwrong

      US political life is a matter of understanding what happened during your 8th grade elections for class officers. That is where politics is born; all else is repetitively redundant commentary.

      • mtn_philosoph

        Must have been one of those damned “progressive” schools. We didn’t have class officers until the 11th grade.

  • Serolf Divad

    “Because for a candidate who has been pushing her connection to, and understanding of, the middle class — and whose speech while wearing the pantsuit was largely about closing the income gap — Ralph Lauren is a relatively inaccessible brand.”

    Is this the same Ralph Lauren whose paint cans I can buy for $38.00 a gallon at Home Depot? Or is this some other Ralph Lauren that only fancy rich people know about?

    • Mary Sandoras

      That sell a line of their womens pant suits at Macys. Macys is probably 5 steps up from Walmart.

      • drbloor

        Three steps, max. And it’s impossible to get out of a Macy’s with Ralphie’s stuff marked down anything less than 25%.

      • guppy06

        As in a Walmart shopper needs to be able to climb up a set of 5 stairs to be allowed into a Macy’s?

    • JohnnyZhivago2

      Benjamin Moore could kick Ralph Lauren’s ass.

    • mtn_philosoph

      Is it the same Ralph Lauren brand of clothing that I can buy at Marshall’s?

  • memzilla

    Resolved: anyone who uses the terms “transblack” and “cisblack” in a serious manner loses their commenting privileges on Wonkette.

    • How about ‘Incognegro’?

      • dshwa

        You deserve all the up-carrots for that.

        • LaylaOhGee

          To be fair, up-carrots belong to Larry Wilmore. The Incognegro bit on his Nightly Show was pure comedy genius.

  • Mary Sandoras

    Rachel Dolezal proves once you go black you can go back.
    ~ Larry Wilmore

    • NationalGalleryofClipArt

      I’m hoping this moment can do for the Nightly Show what getting Hugh Grant immediately post-prostie did for the Tonight Show.

  • Tallmutha

    Dear Ms. Friedman: The headline of your New York Times piece, “Why It Matters That Hillary Clinton Wore Ralph Lauren,” assumes facts not in evidence. Also, it is bad and you are bad. No love, Tallmutha.

    • CalvinianChoice

      The NYT’s hatred for Hilary is “beginning” to make them look silly.

      • dshwa

        Paging Maureen Dowd to the white courtesy phone.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …Ralph Lauren is a “inaccessible brand”? Whoever that asshole is, he obviously hasn’t paid a visit to the clearance rack in his local Marshalls!

  • Charles Cates

    Does she constantly get stopped by the police just for appearing blah?

  • deanbooth

    Hillary / Ziggy 2016!

  • Tallmutha

    This Vanessa Friedman is the Times’ deepest thinker since David Brooks. Here she is on ¡Jeb!:

    Jeb Bush is his own man. How do we know this? Well, he says it a lot. But more important, he showed it on Monday in Miami — becoming the first candidate in his family, and possibly the first candidate ever, to announce his bid for the United States’ highest office in… shirt sleeves.

    Message: He has his own style. In every sense of the word.

    • Logic of Color

      wow, shirt sleeves? where can i start voting!?

      • Call me when Trump announces wearing spaghetti straps.

        • nightmoth

          Ouch! Mental image of Trump as drag queen—-please, God, make it so.

    • drbloor

      Who designed the shirt?

      • Tallmutha

        Men’s Wearhouse. Easy there, ¡Jeb!, you don’t want to get above your raisin.’

    • Mary Sandoras

      That’s beyond deep, I think that hit 10 on the derp scale which I believe only goes to 10.

    • MrBlobfish

      Oh, for the love of…..BLOBFISH SMASH

      • Tallmutha

        Mmm, sounds delicious!

    • OneYieldRegular

      That’s great, because the quality I look for most in a President is style.

    • Thatsit Fortheotherwon

      And I’m sure that would have also been seen as a positive had Obama done so when he announced…

    • gedjcj

      Five monkeys, 2 days.

    • guppy06

      ¡Jeb!

      So he’s Jewish now?

  • Ryan Denniston

    You forgot the upside down exclamation point in front on Jeb! He is, after all, courting the Hispanic votes, as he’s practically Messican himself!

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      There was a great piece by Gustavo Arellano-of “Ask A Mexican” notoriety-chortling about the GOP’s notion of Hispanic outreach being a couple of white, right wing Cubans like Rubio and Cruz.

    • Lefty Frizzell

      ¡El Jebbe!

      • Thatsit Fortheotherwon

        ¡El Cabron!

  • Ryan Denniston

    “Hillary Clinton wears Ralph Lauren pantsuits”

    I see the press has decided to retain the Clinton Rules for this campaign.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      It used to be an insult to say, “Ah, your mother dives for Roto-Rooter.” Now the ultimate put-down is “Your mama wears Ralph Lauren.” God, how times have changed. Is there another planet available?

      • Blank Ron

        I have hopes for Kepler-438b.

    • Relativicus

      That has been well established already.

    • Mary Sandoras

      Yes, and their saving the hot headliners for later, Like Benghazi and Bills blow job because those turds just don’t get old or overused.

  • Skwerl King

    Because for a candidate who has been pushing her connection to, and understanding of, the middle class — and whose speech while wearing the pantsuit was largely about closing the income gap —

    Really? Who do you think shops at outlet malls? And have you ever heard of an outlet mall?

  • artem1s

    so the NYT is gonna smack down all the GOP Klown’s who don’t clothes shop off the rack?

    /FFS

    • OneYieldRegular

      *cough*sarahpalin*cough**cough*

      • Thatsit Fortheotherwon

        She puts the shop on the rack.

  • Logic of Color

    So the Mr T thing. Gold is heavy, right? Is that why he doesn’t wear it during floods? He’s a Christian, and what, they don’t float? I’m lost.

  • JohnnyZhivago2

    Jeb looks like’s he’s bronzing himself for the hispanic vote.

    • janecita

      He’s not appealing to any Latino, white, black, brown, Asian (yes, we come in all colors)

      • mtn_philosoph

        The children of Hispanic anti-vaxxers even come in polka-dots.

  • Fly

    Racism, how does it work?

    • Sheepshagger

      Well I’m a bit fucking confused on that point at the moment.

  • MrBlobfish

    Hillary drinks lattes har har har

    • starfanglednut

      In starbucks with her iPad ha ha ha.

    • jmk

      Does yoga tee hee hee

    • mtn_philosoph

      Announced her campaign in a video posted on the Internet! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • FauxAntocles

    Ralph Lauren makes pantsuits?

    • FlownOver

      I’ve been tossing & turning all night, worrying about the possibility that NYT would not spend the next sixteen months fussing about one candidate’s clothing choices.

      I’m feeling a Callyson moment coming on…

  • Mary Sandoras

    I could come up with 7 similarities between Jeb and an ameba.

    • Thatsit Fortheotherwon

      1. Both have more mass in the horizontal than the vertical.

      • Mary Sandoras

        2. An ameba is single celled, Jebs’ brain appears to be single celled.

    • dshwa

      Both cause extreme nausea and illness in any who catch them.

  • Relativicus

    This “Hillz iz Eleeeeeet” business is the same shit they pulled on Edwards until they got to hang him by his dick. Apparently, only poor people can advocate for the poor?

    Now that I think of it, that does make sense since poor people can’t run for president. Let ’em advocate all they want.

    We’ve got the shadowy Billionaire Primary for the GOP’ers, the monies of which are largely in secret, but the Clinton Foundation’s declared donations raise questions of influence peddling. Most of the GOP’ers do quite well for themselves (except ol’ Spendthrift Marco) and have lamely tried to wade into the income inequality question, but Hillz is the second coming of George H.W. Mitt Romney Bush so she cannot work on behalf of the downtrodden. And The Oh So Liberal Media just continues to promote these incongruous narratives because, as we’ve heard a million times to now and a billion more by 11/2016, it’s the “narrative” what’s important. I hate you, Oh So Liberal Media.

    It’s Worser If You’re A Clinton (IWIYAC)

    • Lefty Frizzell

      Exactly.

      And fuck Stuart Varney.

      EDIT: And Joe Scarborough. And all the atrociously insipid and line-toeing “liberal” counterpoints who infest his “show”

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Rachel simply needs to utilize her gift for fabrication and come up with a story of being a virulent homophobe who molested her siblings when they were kids. She’d be a right wing superstar by sundown.

  • JohnnyZhivago2

    Naturally the lamestream media is piling on another poor white person – female no less… Liberal war on women?

    • NationalGalleryofClipArt

      HRC or Rachel Dolezal?

      • dshwa

        Yes.

  • Mary Sandoras

    I thought it was assumed the all liberals are elitists, which the last time I checked did not require wearing a Ralph Lauren pant suit to qualify.

    • Barley_Brains

      Just a little education plus a smattering of critical thinking skills makes one an elitist in the market place of ideas. Sadly.

  • beatbort

    I wonder what brand of pant suits they wear in the New York Times newsroom. Inquiring minds (with absolutely nothing else to do) want to know!

    • janecita

      Scott Brown, is this you?

    • Mom’s hand-me-down Simplicity pants suits?

    • mtn_philosoph

      We in the Wonkeratchiki avoid this problem by dispensing with pants entirely.

  • VandeGraf

    The smart money says Dolezal is actually a Chinese hermaphrodite with reality dysphoria and curly hair.

  • beatbort

    Next thing you know they’ll ask Hillary, “Boxers or briefs?”

    Oh, wait…

    • janecita

      Commando, baby!

      • Tallmutha

        I’ll be in my bunk.

      • NationalGalleryofClipArt

        No panty lines.

    • MrBlobfish

      Strap-on

    • mtn_philosoph

      Leather, of course.

  • MrBlobfish

    I’m pretty sure I can go to any shopping mall in the country and buy Ralph Lauren. This is getting really stupid early. Do we really need continuous presidential campaigns?

    • PubOption

      Do we really need continuous presidential campaigns?
      Absolutely not. Unite the citizenry against them.

    • Barley_Brains

      Sears sells Ralph Lauren. Shopping at such an exclusive one-percenter-type speciality boutique as fucking SEARS – yea, she is way out of touch with the common person.

  • MrBlobfish

    And another thing. Why aren’t these investigative journalists looking into what newly minted champion of the poor Mitt Fucking Romney wears? Argh. Need more coffee and less allergies.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      And Chris Christie has kids going to Notre Dame and Princeton, but they no doubt shop at Dollar General for clothing.

      • Sheepshagger

        That family shop down at the sarong and truss emporium don’t they?

      • smr06va

        They’ve actually gone underground — since the athletic event photos were released……

    • Reddishrabbit

      My question is where did they get thier dancing horses saddle? Saddle Tree? Goodwill for Horses?

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        To be fair, they save on boarding fees by keeping the dancing horses in the car elevator garage.

    • Fitzgerald Chesterfield

      It’s well-established that Governor Romney wears holey underwear.

      • Mary Sandoras

        Briefs, boxers or magic underwear? Oh yeah and since we went there, cotton or silk?

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          The Latter Day Ain’t only goes magic, baby.

    • AnOuthouse

      Mom jeans.

  • Blank Ron

    I have a different question: can a NYT reporter actually spot a Ralph Lauren pantsuit from a distance? How do you even tell? Does it come with a flashing ‘Ralph Lauren’ sign or something?
    And this is the most times I have ever typed ‘Ralph Lauren’ ever.

    • anniegetyerfun

      There are people who can do this. I was looking at trying to get a fashion copywriting gig for a local company, and I lost out to people who could identify the brand, year, and season of pretty much any couture or ready-to-wear outfit they saw.

      • jmk

        I’ve known people who can do that – they study fashion magazines intensely. It’s a compulsion, like train-spotting, but with less noise.

        Similar amount of smoke, though…every one I’ve known has smoked like a chimney.

        • mtn_philosoph

          Nerdonistas.

  • MrBlobfish

    Rachel could have explained all this away by saying she was doing a “Black Like Me” type of social experiment.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    Firstly – I’ve been sort of taking Dolezal’s side so far, live and let live, “identify” as what ever you want, who cares? sort of thing, but now she seems like professional victim and a bit of a loony, lost my vote.

    The Hillary pantsuit – really who cares? That’s at about the same level as Rubio’s parking tickets, which is to say very very low indeed.

    • nightmoth

      Yeah, the “identity politics” questions Dolezal raises were pretty well negated, for me, by her history of filing false reports. She’s smart, and she’s done good work as a teacher and activist, but the woman’s got serious problems. I have a cousin who’s a compulsive liar: not being mean, it’s just a fact. He started when he was a teenager and therapists haven’t helped. You just know now not to believe any dramatic story he tells about himself. Dolezal was an only child until her parents adopted 4 African-American children. Maybe she bonded with them so strongly, she wanted to be them.

      • dshwa

        That’s a pretty easy one to figure out then. I’m going with jealous of the loss of attention and in her developing mind she needed to be black to get her parent’s attention/love.

      • Angry_Cop

        Friend of mine from HS is also one of that compulsive liar group. It’s such an odd disorder. He gets called out on it all the time, it’s not like he’s fooling anyone, but he still does it. Has for at least the last 35 years (I suspect far longer, I think this is something that starts very early in life).

        • I knew a guy like that once. Hand to God – you could ask him what he had for lunch and if he had a hamburger he’d say “a chicken salad”.

          • jmk

            So you’ve met my ex?

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Pretty sure Rubio breaking the law and not paying his fines is a lot higher on the low bar than what the Hillz be wearing

      • Lefty Frizzell

        I thought he paid his fines? The “scandal” was that he got the tickets at all? I could be wrong, but if that is the case then it is a pretty fucking low scandal bar. Jeez and I dislike the earnestly vacant fellow with the current title of “republican thinker” (talking of low bars)…

    • dshwa

      I suspect she’s got some sort of psychiatric disorder.

      • starfanglednut

        I’m thinking borderline personality disorder. I looked at her art blog though, and some of it is beautiful.

    • mtn_philosoph

      Yeah, this latest Dolezal revelation is causing me to reverse course too. I mean, WTF?

  • Fitzgerald Chesterfield

    Champion sweatsuits or GTFO!

    • smr06va

      Rick Perry brings Bedazzling back……………..

    • mtn_philosoph

      Polyester or go home!

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    And Heb’s wife is a bling-spree shopping queen that would make Callista Gingrich red with shame. Well, actually no….that last part isn’t possible.

    • Dee Andee

      You can bet old Newt has another piece or two of side candy by now.

  • Sheepshagger

    “Change your life! Change yourself into a nine year old Hindu boy, get rid of your wife! ”

    Probably slightly mangled lyrics from the boxcar poet laureate Tom Waits.

  • Tallmutha

    Here is the NYT-approved wardrobe choice for candidates who intend to touch on that nasty income-inequality issue:

    http://www.localseoguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/man-wearing-barrel.jpg

    • Sheepshagger

      I for one would happily serve in a Diogenes led administration.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      except if hillz did that they’d be slammin her for being a big faker faker with that accent and pretending she is poorz

    • jmk

      Nahhhhhh… that would just lay the wearer open to charges of “class warfare.”

  • Antimassacree

    Rachel Dolezal and John Boehner to co-found the National Association for the Advancement of Bronzed People to address the injustices suffered by this minority.

    • Sheepshagger

      God just imagine the sheets after those strange bedfellows get their hate freak on.

      • Thatsit Fortheotherwon

        Ahh, no.

    • Mary Sandoras

      So Orange is the new Black?

      • anniegetyerfun

        You win.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        I tan, therefore I am.

      • Doug Langley

        Must be. That’s what Obama said about Boehner.

      • starfanglednut

        Zing!

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Big Tanning Salon backs this all the way.

      • smr06va

        Tanning Mom resurfaces……………………….

        • Mary Sandoras

          Nightmare at the Tanning Salon

          • smr06va

            Right? How to look microwaved……………..

          • Mary Sandoras

            Extra crispy.

          • guppy06

            And now she’s single-handedly funding Obamacare.

    • smr06va

      Why do I feel like crying?……………..

      • Vecciojohn

        It’s Tuesday and the human race is no smarter than it was on Moday?

      • stevola

        You’re probably drunk.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    For every question posed by this whole Rachel Dolezal fiasco, there is a no more acerbically poignant or hilarious look at the subject than Dave Chappelle’s black/blind/white supremacist character, Clayton Bigsby.

    • Mary Sandoras

      LOL, I remember that character, definitly some of Chappelles’ finest work.

  • Antonin Dvorak

    For heaven’ sake Harwell, Astro Lounge was a good album, but don’t let it go to your head.

  • Thatsit Fortheotherwon

    “Smith was chairman of Howard’s Department of Art.”

    And art imitates the NAACP.

  • FauxAntocles

    Tell me that “Sexy Trunks” ad isn’t real.

    • smr06va

      Chris Christie just ordered 5 pairs………………..

      • Thatsit Fortheotherwon

        Enough material to make one pair that fit.

        • smr06va

          When he needs a little lift……………..

          • PsycWench

            MY EYES! MY EYES!

          • sillyclucker

            Wow! He looks so…sassy.

          • AmusedAmused

            Is that … oh god … is that a crotch cleavage?

          • smr06va

            LMAO……whatever it is, it’s just wrong………………

          • guppy06

            The technical term is “camel toe.”

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-50GjySwew

          • Mary Sandoras

            .

          • Vienna Woods

            My innocence has been taken from me. Darn you, darn you to heck!

          • BackDoorMan

            … somebody should have told Chris Cameltoe here about The Smallest Penis In Brooklyn Pageant held a few days ago. Clearly he missed out being crowned the winner.

  • Left Coast Tom

    OT, but funny…a California GOP Assemblymember “accidentally” voted for the state’s Democratic-written budget. Being a member of the Party of Personal Responsibility, he blamed it on being distracted by Facebook.

    • smr06va

      Tough shit — no do overs……………lmao…………..

      • Lefty Frizzell

        Apparently there are do-overs if you’re a republican congressman – he was allowed to change his vote later. Note to self – keep that Facebook excuse ready in the back pocket…

    • JD Mulvey

      For just a second there he was too distracted to pointlessly obstruct.

      • Mary Sandoras

        That sounds like a good thing.

  • sillyclucker

    I miss Arrested Development. :(

  • PsycWench

    The Hillary/Ralph Lauren “debacle” reminds me of Rosalind Carter, who was mocked for wearing clothes that she had made herself. Being a female public figure is somewhat like being on food stamps: you’re damned if you try to look nice and you’re damned if you don’t.

  • NorthStarSpanx

    Only she with white privilege can use their white privilege to seek a ‘coveted status,’ of being a minority and whatnot, gettin Title IV, um, Affirmative Action and Obamafones to “community organize,” whatever that means also too. My husband’s native, my kids are native, we live it, every day.

  • AmusedAmused

    Why Hillary Clinton cannot wear any suit, by any designer, ever:
    Ralph Lauren: too aristocratic, out of touch with the middle class
    Liz Claiborne: too pedestrian, not presidential
    Brooks Brothers: too mannish
    Moschino: too womanish (also: eurotrash)
    Nanette Lepore: too girlish
    Calvin Klein: too boyish
    Armani: see Ralph Lauren
    Mizrahi for Target: too tropical
    Kasper: too law-studentish
    Tahari: too lawyerish
    Le Suit: too French
    Jones New York: too much pandering to stuck-up New York elites
    Style&Co: too dowdy
    Nine West: not dowdy enough
    Anne Klein: too severe
    Victoria’s Secret: “Secret”? Secret??? Well, that’s obviously a reference to Benghazi.

  • Vecciojohn

    Leave it to the Paper of Record to focus on the real issues facing the country.

  • Bitter Scribe

    I refuse to waste one of my free NYT clicks on that thing, but I’m curious…David Brooks?

  • AnOuthouse

    I for one am glad Hillary does not get her pants suits at Walmart.

  • ryp

    Elitist Pantsuit is the name of my Anne Murray cover band.

  • My opinion on this whole Dolezal controversy is just “God I hate 21st century identity politics” and I’ll leave it at that.

  • Callyson

    And if Hillary Clinton wore pantsuits from Sears, she’d be called a phony–oh, wait, that already happened.

    Plus, can anyone name the designers of the suits that any other presidents have worn? Didn’t think so…

  • Mehmeisterjr

    Rachel Dolezal is clearly as crackers as a trainload of Saltines and her mini-fiasco has had an unintended consequence. The Donald, clearly jealous of her nuttiness, has actually declared his candidacy!

  • guppy06

    Overall, students whose schools were surrounded by more green space
    improved more than pupils from schools with less green space.

    Students whose schools can afford more green space, etc…

    • bobbert

      Sadly, our local schools have had to cut back on the green space, because, you know, water.

    • mtn_philosoph

      For one-and-a-half years I attended an urban downtown high school surrounded by brick and concrete whose “athletic field” was a small paved parking lot. Or so I’m told.

  • bcarter3

    Re: Hillary and Ralph Lauren

    I thought Sarah Palin made this clear in 2008. It’s not that a candidate wants to wear Ralph Lauren, or, in Sarah’s case, Ed Hardy, it’s a requirement of running for office. Anything a candidate wears while campaigning is paid for by the campaign, and then donated to charity after a single use.

    PS I’ve always wondered where the Wasilla grifter’s ensemble wound up. Any Goodwill shoppers see it on the racks?

  • OzoneTom

    I wonder if anyone has interviewed C. Thomas Howell on this story?

  • ThatDale

    re: green space and schools—this is not even a new thing. ::sigh::

  • kfreed

    This might shed some light on the Duggar-esque weirdness of Rachel Dolezal:

    “Rachel Dolezal’s Creationist Parents: ‘Jesus Christ Is The Witness On My Birth Certificate’ (VIDEO)”
    http://reverbpress.com/religion/rachel-dolezal-young-earth-creationist-parents/

  • Lizzietish81

    the NAACP needs to vet its people better.

    • Doktor Z00m

      SO DOES WONKETTE. SHE’S LETTING HORSE FUCKERS LIKE ME (DOCTOR Z) INTO HER LAME STABLE. HERE IS A SONG ON HOW TO DEAL WITH WOMEN WHO MAKE YOU SAY ‘PLEASE’, BTW. YOU CAN THANK ME LATER!!!!

      -LOVE, DOCTOR ZOOM

      https://youtu.be/eJuoO_d6ydg

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