Apparently, Charlamagne and Tomi Lahren are best friends now because racism is fun and we should all just take it lightly.
Ben Carson is national secretary of HUD which makes absolutely no sense.
And Paul Ryan said free lunches give kids 'empty souls.' But whatever. There's too much for me to unpack there. Maybe some other time.
Let's go back to the subject of Tomi Lahren on The Daily Show and The Breakfast Club (but briefly because... gag). Folks on Twitter (particularly Black Twitter) have been upset that Tomi was even given a platform on TDS in the first place. As you can see by my last post, I'm not one of those people. Jon Stewart has had some deplorable ass people on his show - Bill O'Reilly, anyone? - so I've grown to expect the host of TDS to be able to confront the kind of people he talks about from time to time. Trevor had Lahren on the show and, in my opinion, he did a great job of showing the world what an idiot she was. That's it. From this point on, I don't think he has to go around spewing hatred and vitriole about her, but there should never be a moment where he mentions this woman's name in a context that implies that her political or social opinions about marginalized communities are in any way valid.
Charlamagne, on the other hand, is known for being controversial and talking reckless to guests on his show. I've NEVER been a fan of this guy, but expected that since he's not one to hold his tongue, he'd point out the obvious in terms of Tomi Lahren being a white supremacist. But nope. He saves his unrelenting approach in interviews for women of color, and is particularly vicious in his verbal attacks against Black women. Again, I've never expected much from Charlamagne, but you'd think in this instance where it would be fully acceptable for him to be harsh in his criticism (as is usually his practice) he'd use his obnoxiousness for good. But yeah... nope. Either way, that's all I got. I don't really want to type this dude's name anymore.
Goodnight. Everything's terrible.
(For the record, I'm joking, everything's not terrible as today is my niece's birthday. And she is amazing. And I'm so happy she was born to brighten my world and the world of so many others. :) :) :)