Lloyd Billingsley

About Lloyd Billingsley

Lloyd Billingsley, a non-Asian Atlantic Islander and Person of No Color, is the author of Barack 'em Up: A Literary Investigation, and Bill of Writes: Dispatches from the Political Correctness Battlefield.

Remembering the Opening Battle of ‘Institutional Racism’

Fifty years ago this week, on January 17, 1969, the Black Panthers and the US organization, shot it out in room 1201 of Campbell Hall at the University of California at Los Angeles. The gun battle claimed the lives of Black Panthers John Huggins and Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter. US stood for “us”—black people—as

By | 2019-01-17T18:50:53+00:00 January 17th, 2019|

Boy George: NeverTrump Columnist Becomes an Obama Groupie

No European nation," writes George Will in a recent column, "was as enchanted as Germany was by Barack Obama’s studied elegance and none is more repelled by Donald Trump’s visceral vulgarity.” Just so Millennials know, the Washington Journalism Review once proclaimed Will the “best writer, any subject” and in 2017 Andrew Ferguson hailed him

By | 2019-01-14T20:07:17+00:00 January 15th, 2019|

RINO Droppings: The Legacy of California’s Girlyman Gov

Tani Cantil-Sakauye, chief justice of the California Supreme Court, is giving up her Republican Party registration. The cause, she explained, was the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. But Cantil-Sakauye was not disturbed by the sleazy charges Democrats unleashed against the Trump nominee, which evidently she believed. Instead, California’s chief

By | 2018-12-17T17:45:54+00:00 December 17th, 2018|

Michelle Obama Writes of “Becoming”—But Is Her Book a 2020 Vision?

Back in 2008, Michelle Obama charged that Americans faced a “veil of impossibility,” and “only one person will snatch that veil of impossibility off their heads.” Michelle proclaimed, “I am married to the answer,” and “for the first time in my life I am proud of my country.” In this and other speeches,

By | 2018-11-30T01:00:14+00:00 November 30th, 2018|

‘Louie, Louie’ Farrakhan’s Tehran Concert

Fresh off his declaration that he’s not an anti-Semite, only “anti-termite,” and with the 39th anniversary of the Iranian hostage crisis looming, Nation of Islam boss Louis Farrakhan flew to the Islamic Republic of Iran. There in 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini took 52 Americans hostage and held them for 444 days. That was

By | 2018-11-07T01:07:20+00:00 November 7th, 2018|

Obama: Still the Master of ‘Making Stuff Up’

Barack Obama is campaigning hard for Democrats and claiming “the character of our country is on the ballot” and Republicans are “making stuff up.” Though entirely predictable, that rhetoric might be half right.The character of our country was on the ballot 10 years ago when the freshman U.S. senator from Illinois said, “We are

By | 2018-11-04T18:43:05+00:00 November 5th, 2018|

‘Dem & Demmer’: Missing Backstories in Feinstein’s Reelection Bid

Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Kevin de León are contending for the U.S. Senate in California. On Wednesday, they faced off in what Dan Walters of CALmatters billed as their “one-and-only quasi-debate,” streamed online by the Public Policy Institute of California. The few voters who saw it might have learned something, but the “conversation”

By | 2018-10-18T19:21:15+00:00 October 19th, 2018|

‘The Summer of ’82’: High Stakes Drama for the Masses

The Summer of ’82,” (DNC Productions). Executive producer Dianne Feinstein; Starring Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh; co-starring the Senate Judiciary Committee. Limited release beginning September 27. Word has it this production had been in the works only since mid-summer, and in late September producers opted to greenlight the project. That was a

By | 2018-09-30T12:31:39+00:00 October 1st, 2018|