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NY Daily News | Gov. Cuomo drops N-word in radio interview while talking about discrimination against Italian-Americans

"The [NY] Times also said in an article the other day, apropos of nothing, they were talking about it," the governor told WAMC host Alan Chartock. "Going back to the Italian-Americans because now you have me. They used an expression that southern Italians were called quote-unquote, and pardon my language, but I'm just quoting The Times, n----r w--s. N-word wops as a derogatory comment."

The [NY] Times published an op-ed titled "How Italians Became White" over the weekend analyzing discrimination faced by Italians in the past. The term was used in piece as an illustration of racist insults Southern Italians in particular faced. ...

2018: Turley | Cuomo Lands A Wopper Over Italian Slur

Cuomo declared "You know what wop stood for? Without papers." That is news to me. ... The Online Etymology dictionary would beg to differ.  The slur originated from southern Italian dialect "guappo" or "dandy, dude, stud."... This appears to be a Democratic talking point. James Kinney, the mayor of Philadelphia, reportedly said [wtf] ...
Yeah. That is I.

archived CLEAN UP! AISLE 3!
Fredo
Bruh!
"fight me" is the traditional Philly greeting, this guy is legit

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 16th, 2019 at 12:17:24 AM EST
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The Irishman Cometh: Teamster History Hits the Big Screen (Again)
De Niro, Pacino, Pesci directed by Martin Scorsese

< wipes tears >

So. How's that UAW strike coming along?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Oct 17th, 2019 at 07:37:28 PM EST
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GM Workers Ratify Contract Though 'Mixed at Best'
RECORD PROFITS AND THE FBI, 10-tier CONTRACT RECAP, HOW MEMBERS VOTED

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 28th, 2019 at 12:02:57 AM EST
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APsplainin | Theater owners: 'The Irishman' 'deserved better' release
Netflix has instead carved out a roughly three-week exclusive run in independent theaters...."Netflix chose to artificially limit 'The Irishman's' theatrical release," [National Association of Theater Owners CEO John] Fithian said.
but
Scorsese has praised Netflix for its willingness to bankroll the $159 million film -- the only company will[ing] to do so, he said.
Violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1866? Hate crime?
"We decided to make it with the understanding that it'll maybe never be shown in theaters. They said, 'You would have a time in theaters' -- a few weeks or whatever. I said fine. The idea was to make the movie, you see," he told The Associated Press in June.
awwwww

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 5th, 2019 at 04:53:51 PM EST
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CONSTITUTIONAL CONSTRAINTS ON RETROACTIVE CIVIL LEGISLATION
While the Due Process Clause would  enjoy even greater prominence during the Lochner era, "the original historical and explicit textual basisfor  judicial protection of `fundamental' economic rights, and, in particular, freedom of contract" was to be found in the Contracts Clause.
Comcast Corp. (appellant) v. National Association of African American-Owned Media, 13 Nov 2019

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Nov 11th, 2019 at 02:29:28 AM EST
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Comcast Corp. (appellant) v. National Association of African American-Owned Media
oral arguments podcast | transcript"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Nov 18th, 2019 at 06:58:38 PM EST
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I might have mentioned that SCOTUS associates often have not conferenced according to press "branded" party affiliation. That is evident in diverse opinions (not ruling "scores") and dissenting rationales, if one reads them.

Here Windsor refers to US vs Windsor, which I have not read. The salient feature of the citation is not in the detail, but unexpected ahh controversy among the associates dissembling "party lines". Most recently, I encountered a memorable, LOL eruption by associates, attempting to communicate with Team Trump's counsel in Comcast. I doubt this incident will make it into yella sheets reporting or "analysis" of their decisions.
MR. ESTRADA: [...] that the facts especially with respect to mental state will always be in the possession of the defendant.
JUSTICE GORSUCH:  Well, Mr. Estrada, though --
JUSTICE KAGAN:  If --
JUSTICE ALITO:  Can I --
JUSTICE GORSUCH: -- isn't it -- isn't it -- I'm --I'm sorry.
JUSTICE ALITO:  No, go ahead.
JUSTICE GORSUCH:  Isn't it perfectly common when -- when --when you're alleging a mental state of an opposing party and you have yet to have discovery to allege on information and belief mental states ...


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 28th, 2019 at 07:26:29 PM EST
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Official Philly greeting: as you all know, in How The Irish Became White Ignietev asserts that Bal'more was a suburb of Philadelphia in the 19th cen. This is quite a stretch, geographically speaking.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Nov 28th, 2019 at 07:04:51 PM EST
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Let me google that for you.

But you can rent the US Congressional Record!


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 at 11:32:04 PM EST
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OTOH, a Tubman twenty buys ...


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 5th, 2019 at 05:00:46 PM EST
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by Cat on Wed Nov 20th, 2019 at 09:22:04 PM EST
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Focus Features' Blaxploitation, A Q&A with screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard
"When I started on Harriet, many people dealing with black material were writing history lessons--which I hated. I saw her story as a genre piece. I remember someone asking, 'Is Harriet Tubman really supposed to be a superhero?' That's exactly what I wanted--to make her story accessible to a mass audience."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Nov 20th, 2019 at 09:26:50 PM EST
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