RHOA: S10 Ep2 Not Over It


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Ladies and Gentlemen!  I give you Cynthia Bailey.!  All of her!   I’ve watched all the Bravo franchises and have never seen a housewives getting in the tub and shaving her legs in the tub.  Yes, Angela Stone from the Real Housewives of Auckland took pictures for the cover of her book in the tub.  This seemed like a commercial for a woman’s shaver or bubble bath.   Just an observation and yes she has it.

We join Ms Bailey on date in what looks like a giant chicken coop.  He date blindfolds her and reveals they are in his studio. Dinner is prepared.  Did I mention her date is  a photographer,who takes pictures of her. The cynical me says the photos are to boost his career.   At dinner they discuss age, he’s 29 she’s not end of story.

Across town at Porsha’s sister Lauren and her child is moving in, there is some baby daddy issues.

Sheree sees a Life Coach, the abuse that surfaced last season with Bob is a heavy cloud she can’t shake.  Despite the show airing, she still hasn’t had the discussion with her children. Her Coach recommends a dry run, where she inacts a conversation with friends. She has the dry run at Kandi’s House.

After Cynthia divorced, she thought she and Kenya would be burning up the streets as two single women.   We learn the beginnings of Kenya super fast relationship.  Sounds like hubby has a couple of coins.  Problem is he is a private person who married a public person and she is worried about their future.

Shamea, Porsha’s bestie is  getting married in Kenya.   From the moment Phaedra entered Porsha’s life her relationship with Shamea has been bumpy .    The Bentley driving Porsha, says she cant afford a 10K first class ticket to her besties wedding. and she has a medical condition that prevents her from flying coach.

Shamea has an shower.  Everyone is in hats.   I didn’t recognize Sheree ,wearing a dark blonde wig.  Porsha said she looked like Kim Zolciak (yall leave Porsha alone, only Porsha would think Sheree looks like white woman.)   Porsha also thinks she and Kandi are okay.  When she joins the table, Kandi gets up and leaves.

Kandi returns with friend Carmon on the other end of the table.  (we know Carmon has jokes)   Shamea and Porsha have known each other since they were children and she wanted to know why wasn’t she attending?  Porsha, well I sent you a not from my doctor.   Carmon reached into her purse and said she has a note for everything.   Porsha at one point said she basically has low blood pressure that wont allow her to set for long periods.   Carmon came back with yes she not used to having her legs down that long cause they are usually  up in the air . (Now come on Bravo, yall was being shady and we love it. I question if they were sitting at the same table cause Porsha would have turned over that table if she heard any of Carmon’s comments. )

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The episode ended with Shamea and Porsha arguing.  Porsha’s upset, that Shemea brought this up in front of Kandi.    Clearly there are deep feelings from Shemea wanting her bestie at her side.  As the door was closing Porsha called Shemea a bitch and said she will love her from afar .

This Episode was a 5 out of 10

CityFella

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Woman Unseats GOP Lawmaker Who Made Sexist Joke About Women’s March


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On Tuesday, life came at John Carman fast.

By: Inae Oh/Mother Jones

Nearly 10 months after the New Jersey Republican legislator shared a meme asking if the historic Women’s March would be “over in time” for its participants to “cook dinner,” a woman and first-time political candidate who expressed anger over the sexist remarks has ousted Carman from office.

Democrat Ashley Bennett will now take Carman’s seat on the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders, a nine-member governing body that oversees politics in the South Jersey county. She was one of thousands of women around the country to dive into politics after Trump’s victory last year

“I was angry about [the Facebook meme], because elected officials shouldn’t be on social media mocking and belittling people who are expressing their concerns about their community and the nation,” Bennett  said in October.

Last month, Carman drew fresh outrage for sporting a Confederate flag patch in the shape of New Jersey on his denim vest. He denied the racist implications of the patch, calling it the “South Jersey Rebal Patch”

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Here’s Carman’s Facebook post reacting to Tuesday’s loss:

I just want to thank everyone who supported me and worked diligently for this election. My thanks goes out to everyone, I am truly humbled by your support. Apparently the good Lord has other plans for me, so I will continue to seek and serve in another direction. May God bless you, John

como estas


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I’m a Californian, lived here most of my life.  I’ve had Mexican/Latin friends all of my life

Roommates, housemates, friendships, spanning decades. Our families are interchangeable.   Recently, returning from LA , I called a friend to tell him I was planning to visit his family in Tulare on my way home.  After, I arrived, he told me, his abuela, who is in her nineties cooked throughout the night for my visit.  I still have her delicacies in my freezer.

I met Roberto, my first year of school in Fresno.  I struggled the first few months on my own.  With the exception of my mother in the Bay Area, no one knew of my dire situation.  The only food on my shelves was spaghetti, no meat, no sauce, just pasta and salt until my next pay check.

His family lived in Corcoran, a small city in Kings County.  On my first visit, everyone in his very large family was warm except for the old lady in the green chair (his abuela) I later discovered I was the families first black visitor and abuela didn’t trust black people.

Returning home, they loaded up the back of his truck with boxes of food for him.  I  remember being envious and wishing the food was for me.   When we arrived at my apartment, he said the food WAS for me.  Five boxes of food with cans of soda.  Somehow they knew.  We carried the boxes of food to my door,  I was so ashamed  I wouldn’t let him in my bleak apartment with a small black and white TV and a mattress on the floor.

Through the years my family has become more latin, english is their second language .

Despite my exposure to Spanish, my Spanish sucks.  Some,members of my family, go out of their way to make fun of me.  “I know you know this, say it!  and I do know it, dammit!  but I get it wrong.   Of course they love this.  This winter, I plan to take a few of them, to an isolated area in the mountains, where some of them may be discovered after the spring thaw .

 I can speak 30 words with confidence. I understand about 100 words.  Many friends assume I’m fluent.  Of course, this is usually after they’ve had a few drinks.

Through the years I have purchased, cassettes, books, Cd’s to increase my knowledge of the language, most are unopened.  I only remember the books then is when I’m visiting friends and family.    When it comes to como esta , I’m VERY CONFIDENT!  ‘bien, muy bien.   

WINNING!!!   

If you need an enthusiastic spanish speaking greeter  I’m your man!   I’m friendly!  Buenos días.  Buenas tardes, Buena noches ,adios with a big smile, beyond that it’s uh huh!  

CityFella

 

he wasn’t a terrorist because he was an American…dah!


This was one of the answers on social media to why Stephen Paddock isn’t a terrorist.  After killing 59 people and injuring nearly 600 others in Las Vegas.

Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov is a terrorist after killing 8 people and injuring 15 others in New York.  For many his crime is more heinous because he is foreign and from one of those countries  AND he gets 10 bonus points if he says he is a member of Isis. 

The Don said, extreme vetting (gun control) wouldn’t have mattered in Texas because the shooting ” was a result of mental health”.  Perhaps the Don could benefit from some mental health treatment. BECAUSE many states do not have a provision that prevents someone with  mental issues from buying a GUN!

What is it?

Is it easier to accept an acts of terror if the terror is perpetrated by a non European?

Terrorist acts at abortion clinics were justified because the terrorist did what he did because of his religions passion.   He was saving babies when he killed those five people.  

45 wants to limit people coming into this country from CERTAIN countries.  A gentleman on a cable news show defended 45’s position.   The fact that his was RADICALIZED in America, was ignored.   When asked, should we vet people who’s profile fits the Las Vegas shooter ( Terrorist) he said that wouldn’t work here.

 

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If someone killed someone you knew, your not likely to say he/she was emotional, passionate, or out of control!

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Never! 

People get into lengthy passionate and sometimes hate fill speech .  I’ve never understood it.  These are strangers people I’m not likely to meet. I’m not going to change an opinion or belief.   So I’m arguing Y? 

Duh!

 

In a perfect world.  The overwhelming majority of NRA members who support gun control and the elimination of Automatic Machine Guns would withhold their dues until NRA changes their position.

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Meanwhile, Praying for Better Days B Happy and Smile

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CityFella

The Real Housewives of Atlanta #Rhoa S10 EP1 50 Shade of Cynthia


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First things first, Nene is back with a hardcore Georgia swagger.  I was mixed about her return, when she shines, there is no housewife like her anywhere.  When the light fades she can turn very dark and bring an episode to its knees and while I’m happy to see her, its still a wait and see.    Last night Nene was vintage Nene and from the  high quality commercials on last night.  Nene deserves every stack of cash Bravo pays her.   All the other housewives in the city’s will just have to hate her!

Atlanta has been suffering of late, the drama was drawn out and last years Kandi, Porsha, Phaedra storyline went on for much too long.  New York is the currently the best franchise, the housewives are older and the issues end after a few episodes and with the drama, the show has humor.    In the ratings  New Jersey is second only to Atlanta and like Atlanta the storylines lumbered on .  This season the ladies are older and this year New Jersey is much improved.    Atlanta’s “OG’s , Nene who is now 49, Kim and Sheree may stabilize Atlanta.   I’m encouraged after last nights episode.

Season ten opened with the crowds at the OLG restaurant.  Kandi ,Todd’s baby is a hit!  The downside of  success is Kandi feels, she isn’t spending enough time with her children and she’ll see even less of the kids when she goes on tour with Xscape.

The season is on. We see Cynthia Bailey in full makeup in an expensive kaftan blowing leaves at her home on Lake Bailey.  She is preparing for her 50th birthday party (she admits her birthday was a few months back)  at this party attendees will come dressed as her.

Next scene we see Mrs Leakes, arriving in her Black Rolls Royce, Bitches!   (Warning:  I will be saying Bitches a lot!)  She walks in with air kisses and its now down to business.   She want’s to get down with Kenya business.  Is da gurl married or is he the latest rent a man?       Nene struggles with Cynthia, who is happy! happy! happy! for Kenya.  Her happiness for Kenya trouble’s Nene as Cynthia doesn’t anything about her close friend husband, including his name.  For now its baby?    In addition to not knowing his name, Cynthia doesn’t know how long Kenya has known her man. Answers a besty would have right ?  But she is happy, happy, happy, for Kenya.  Kenya doesnt know Nene is going to lunch with them.

Kenya arrives, in her white convertible Bentley.   She walks in, and Nene is like bitch sit down lets get this interrogation going and tell me EVERYTHANG about your Husband!    Kenya is all smiles but not giving up shit!  His name is baby,  They’re looking for a house together because Moore Manor has ghosts . ( I think we know his name and he breaks windows!)    Nene goes in for round two and gets nothing.

BeWeave it or Dont!

Porsha has a podcast giving out marital advice with her sister and cousin!

One thing is clear this episode, Phaedra Parks is gone but is still very much a part of this episode.    Porsha is the outsider for now and possibly other episodes.  She says  Sheree is the ONLY housewife who has reached out to her.  Meanwhile, Phaedra has texted her and seems to want her friend back.  Porsha isn’t feeling it and her sister and cousin are shooting looks that say, leave that bitch ALONE!

Porsha gives us one.

Some one wants to know if they should introduce their man to the family.   The women is in her twenties and her man is 49, three years older than her dad.  First, Porsha says an old man cant make a baby.  The ladies correct her, and tell her a man in his eighties can father a child.   Porsha, our 265 days a year, THE QUEEN OF ALL KNOWLEDGE WHEN IT COMES TO THE UNDERGROUND RAILROADS SAY’S  “Does that mean they would have old looking kids.” ?

Its Sheree! 

Nene has a boutique in Atlanta call Swagg. She does a few seconds of promotion and Sheree walks in.  The reunion is great, these two run hot and cold.  We get a quick montage of  their fights.  Nene senses Sheree may be seeing someone.  Sheree is not giving it up and in her confessional she made it VERY clear Nene would be the LAST person she would tell.  They talk about Phaedra and Porsha and while Sheree is giving Porsha a break, Nene says Porsha isn’t so innocent  She says Porsha is running around talking about her.   Nene thinks the root of the problem was some advice she gave Porsha on the reunion a few years back.  Sheree says, Nene is surrounded with yes people.  People who agree with her and she doesn’t like people who disagree with her.

Later we see Sheree with Porsha shopping at  a wig shop for Cynthia’s Party.  The two talk about  the status of Porsha and NeNe? Porsha is pissed, she says NeNe said she should be fired on  Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happen’s Live.  As for the advice, Porsha said NeNe could have done that privately.

The Phantom Groom 

In her Bentley, Kenya calls her dad.  He is being questioned about Kenya’s posts on the internet.   Kenya’s dad is very outspoken and she did not want her dad to say anything to upset her future husband.   He tells her he just wants her to be cautious.

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Noelle, loves her former step dad and asks Cynthia did she invite him to the party.?  Its clearly uncomfortable and she calls him.   He tells her he cant make it and you can tell it made her sad.   Its her first birthday without him .

50 Shades of Cynthia (The Party) 

Most of the attendees were in various shades of Cynthia.   There was a little Bravo cross pollination with  Toya and Quad from Bravos’s Married to Medicine.  However, Cynthia’s good friend Nene was awashed in white. She wasn’t trying to look like her good friend.

Sheree and Porsha arrive late.  Porsha, hugs Kandi and someone of the other women, but ignores Nene.   Kandi isn’t cool with the hug and say’s she cant be phony and leaves the area.  Meanwhile, Sheree wants Nene and Porsha to fix whatevahs wrong in housewives style at someone party.

Before I go on, this probably the only fail of the night.  The confrontation between Porsha and Nene at the party looked staged.   Nene’s hubby is sitting behind the ladies as  they go at it.  The camera focused he reactions of compete strangers  Ok Bravo, what’s that all about?

Nene want to know whats going on.  Porsha, said that Nene said on WWHL that she wanted her fired.  How can you want your friend fired right?  Nene said, I never used the words fired!   Before the fight escalates, Nene walks away.    On twitter, a lot of people was surprised!

Fans know, a vintage Nene would have gone off on Porsha, and she would end until Porsha left.   She would get in a verbal sparring match with anyone at anytime, taking no prisoners!   What we saw last night was a mature Nene.

Nene, is entertaining, and I’m liking the mature Nene.  Time will tell .

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See ya next week….

(I wanted to say Bitches-but I’ll wait)

CityFella

 

 

The Weinstein Wind Est October 5, 2017: Hollywood Shaken


 

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October 5, the New York Times Published a blistering report detailing nearly 30 years of reports by women accusing the Oscar-winning movie producer of sexual harassment. They reveal he has paid out at least eight settlements.  

Sexual harassment has long been a part of the culture in Hollywood.  Some members in the industry exploiting individuals who relocated to work in Hollywood.

What makes the Weinstein Wind unique, is the dismissal of studio heads.  Harvey Weinstein  was fired from the company that bears his name.  High profile individuals are being terminated.  This are just some of the names from Oct 5th and Nov 1,2017

October 6th,  Defy Media announced that it was suspending Screen Junkies creator Andy Signore following allegations of sexual harassment from at least five women . He was fired on October 8th. 

On October 12th ,Producer Isa Hackett accused Amazon Studios Chief Roy Price of harassing her in a cab during San Diego Comic-Con in 2015. Hackett says Price propositioned her and told her, “You will love my dick.   Price resigned October 17th.

October 12th was a busy day.   Former Vox employee Eden Rohatensky, wrote a blog which alleged misconduct by several employers and co-workers, including “one of the company’s VPs,” whom she said touched her and kissed her neck while she rode in a car full of co-workers after a company party Vox Media editorial director Lockhart Steele was terminated October 19th 

Animator and creator of the Nickelodeon Chris Savino was fired on the 19th after Several women alleged Savino had sexually harassed them Offered work in exchange for sexual favors and sending lewd text messages.

On October 21, the New Orleans TImes-Picayune published a story on celebrity chef John Besh .  25 women accused Besh of fostering a culture of sexual harassment at his restaurants. On October 25th Besh stepped down from his restaurant group.

On October 22, The LA Times reported,  38 women—31 of whom have gone on the record accusing Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter James Toback of harassment and assault   Days later, the number of accusers climbed into the hundreds

 

CNN published a story October 26.  Five women accused NBC’s TV journalist Mark Halperin of sexually harassing them when he was at ABC NEWS. NBC cut ties with him on the same day.

Rick Najera a writer and producer who spent 13 years heading up CBS’s network’s annual Diversity Sketch Comedy showcase. In 2009 and 2004 Najera made inappropriate comments and while the network became aware of the comments in March of this year.  CBS officially severed ties with Najera on the 26th. 

In 2001, stage and screen actor Anthony Rapp told The Advocate of an incident that took place when he was 14.  When a well know actor picked him up and took him to his bed and climbed on top of  him.  In 2001 he did not identify the actor.  On October 29th, Anthony Rapp  told Buzzfeed the actor who attempted to assault him was Kevin Spacey.   He came forward because of  the people who have come forward with their own stories of sexual harassment. Spacey said ,he didn’t recall the incident and apologized  and announced he was gay.  Within Hours, Netflix cancelled his series “House of Cards” The show was already due to end after this season, but production is now suspended “until further notice”.Spacey has also been dropped as the recipient of a special Emmy award he was due to receive next month.The International TV Academy said in a statement that it was withdrawing the International Emmy Founders Award “in light of recent events”.

More Spacey Controversy

The BBC News has uncovered more allegations of sexual misconduct.

US filmmaker Tony Montana claims he was gropeFilm director Montana told Radar Online that he was in his thirties when the incident took place at the Coronet Bar in LA. by the actor in a Los Angeles bar in 2003.  Montana says he was left with PTSD for six months after he claims Spacey “forcefully” grabbed his crotch.

Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos, who acted in several plays at the theater, claims Spacey “routinely preyed” on young male actors. “It seems the only requirement was to be a male under the age of 30 for Mr Spacey to feel free to touch us,” he wrote in a Facebook post.  He said he fended off two “unpleasant” advances from Spacey that “bordered on harassment,” but that others were afraid to do so. “There are a lot of us who have a ‘Kevin Spacey story’,” says Cavazos.

October 31, Michael Oreskes  The head of National Public Radio’s news department was placed on leave Tuesday after he was accused of sexual harassment by two women who claimed he made unwanted advances toward them while he worked at the New York Times nearly 20 years ago.

November 1, Six women, including actress Olivia Munn, accused director and producer Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct in a wide-ranging Los Angeles Times report. TV and film actress Natasha Henstridge told the Times that when she was 19 years old, Ratner forced her to perform oral sex on him after a party. “He physically forced himself on me,” she recalled. “At some point, I gave in and he did his thing.” Munn separately recounted Ratner masturbating in front of her in a film-set trailer and later sexually harassing her with verbal come-ons. “It feels as if I keep going up against the same bully at school who just won’t quit,” Munn told the Times. “You just hope that enough people believe the truth and for enough time to pass so that you can’t be connected to him anymore.” Four other women recalled incidents in which Ratner made aggressive sexual overtures, including propositioning for sex in a bathroom or his trailer. Ratner, through a lawyer, denied all of the claims.

How to become influential and less popular being apart of President Trumps outer circle


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George Papadopoulos 

President Trump has repeatedly demonstrated he chooses the absolute best people for his cabinet.

Three of them made headlines this week. reducing him to a co-starring role in the media. (he doesn’t like being a co-star)   Bill Manafort is the star of this trio, he is a serial fashionista, he spends millions for his clothing and hair dye.   Manafort brought an employee Rick Gates.  Gates handled the day-to-day activities of the campaign.   He took full responsibility for a lil plagiarism where Melania’s homemade speech sounded a lot like Michelle Obama speech.  Finally a lot of us was introduced to the lil whippersnapper George Papadopoulos .

(Try saying Papadopoulos fast three times)

Qualifications

Da Prez is a maverick, you really don’t need to know anything about anything. He bucks the system.  Even when he is warned about a prospective candidate, he relies on his instincts

Take Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Educations who knows absolutely nothing about schools or education.  The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson is a surgeon.

While you do need a couple of bucks,  you don’t need to be a billionaire.  You need to be well connected.  You need to be someone who knows somebody, who knows you!

Your knowledge about the Prez is very important.  His awards and commendations. It crucial that you compliment the Prez often.  Embellishments are strongly recommended.  ” Your is the best President the world has ever known”   ” How old are you? I would have guessed 40″  “Your golf game is spectacular and keeps you trim”   “I can clearly understand why THE BLACKS admire you so!”

This worked for the fashion forward Manafort.  Manny was dirty, well known and well connected ,he was a notoriously dirty well dressed guy.   After a few well placed compliments (wow Donald, that’s a firm handshake) he was in.   Gates was a no brainer, if Manny was a good guy so Ricky Gates didn’t need a formal invitation. (Come on down, we’re having Nachos for lunch)

George Papadopoulos isn’t wealthy, but he knew someone who knew someone.  He was a volunteer on Ben Carlson campaign.    The thirty year old volunteered for many organizations for a short time, that made there way on to his Linked In page. He is currently an oil, gas and policy consultant.  He impressed da Prez who said  “He’s an energy and oil consultant, excellent guy”

Currently, there are many positions available in the his cabinet.   If you know important  people who knows people who know you, its very possible you may be the next Papadopoulos.

CityFella