The show's host and creator, Michael Torpey, a comedian and actor, has created a formula for his TruTV program. For every trivia question the contestants answer correctly, the show pays off an increment of their student loans. If a contestant does particularly well, he or she might pay off their entire debt -- which, for the contestants in the first episode, is as much as $40,000. Paid Off may be a mere TV game show, but it also wants to be something more socially useful -- an angry satire using goofy entertainment as a vehicle for political dissent. The show shifts abruptly from Benny Hill-type physical humor of punching holes in a fake wall to a losing contestant being instructed to go over to a red phone onstage and call their congressperson to complain about the scourge of student debt. read more
(CNN) -- Months after a Texas school district broke ground on a new technical center, archaeologists there made a surprising discovery: the long-buried remains of 95 people. The first remains were discovered in February in Sugar Land, a suburb southwest of Houston. And now officials have learned who these people probably were -- freed black people forced to work in convict labor camps. For over a century, these graves were underground and untouched. But the finding that they likely held the remains of slaves, which researchers announced Monday, highlights an era that's largely forgotten in history -- a time when slavery was illegal, but many blacks were essentially still enslaved. The Sugar Land property is owned by the Fort Bend Independent School District, which is building its new technical school on the land.
Fortunately, they have in hand a long and very precise list of the names and photographs of those who hate and threaten them, their families, their way-of-life, their liberty, their livelihoods and their republic. No self-respecting and determined-to-remain-independent citizenry can let themselves forever be held hostage by thug-civil-servants like Strzok, Comey, McCabe, Page, and Rosenstein; worshipers of tyranny, like the Democratic members of Congress, the Clintons, the FBI, and the Obamas; apparent traitors like Brennan, Hayden, and Clapper; all of the mainstream media; and the tens of thousands of government-admitted-and-protected, violent, criminal, and illegal immigrants.
The Root: Morry Matson, a white Chicago CVS manager who called the police on a black woman who tried to use a manufacturer's coupon at the pharmacy (yes, you read that correctly), was captured on video in the absurd interaction. The woman, Camilla Hudson, told Block Club Chicago that she initially tried to use the self-checkout, but it lacked a mechanism for taking coupons. ... The situation escalated as Hudson was rightfully offended at being called a liar and a thief. She was asked to leave but stood her ground as Matson then called police.
At this point, people are becoming hashtags in a way we never imagined. #PermitPatty, #BBQBecky and other melanin-deficient folks have decided that they should be the gatekeepers of spaces where black people thrive. Now we have #PoolPatrolPaula because socks. At this point, they've got to be stopped, and I know just how to do it: #CaucasiansCallingTax. I know you're thinking that this may be a step backward in race relations, but something MUST be done. They're calling 911 to report complaints as if it was the telephone version of Yelp. Imagine how the world would be if the #CaucasianCallingTax was implemented? Once offenders have paid all these fees, they wouldn't have enough money to buy their coveted raisins, thus, the cop-calling probably would ease up.