Retaliation Firings, a Breakfront China Cabinet and a Bootleg Christian Charity: What’s Going On at Ben Carson’s Department of Housing and Urban Development?

First it was reported that Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and his wife, Candy, were out here balling without a budget, buying some $31,000 of dining room furniture that included a breakfront china cabinet—because nothing says old bougie blackness like a breakfront china…

Ben ‘Mumbles’ Carson Needs to Ask the Wizard of Oz for a Brain, and Then He Needs to Operate on It

Ben “Mumbles” Carson didn’t want to be secretary of housing and urban development, and when he was offered the job, he should have turned it down. Instead, the highly decorated neurosurgeon is operating in full public view, and he’s a damn mess. He’s worse than a mess; he’s a mess wrapped inside an atrocity that has…

Ben Carson Says He Doesn’t Have to Know Anything About Housing Policy, He Just Has to Be Able to Boss Around the People Who Do

For someone who went to school for as many years as Ben Carson did to become a neurosurgeon, he sure is an idiot. He says a lot of incredibly dumb things, and this latest is no exception. Carson said Wednesday that it doesn’t matter if he doesn’t have any experience in housing policy, and that anyone who questions his…

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Can Ben Carson Just Go Away and Watch NCIS Reruns on a Barcalounger Like Every Other 65-Year-Old Black Man?

I’ve tried very, very, very hard over these past few years, but I just can’t muster much anger toward Ben Carson for the ridiculous and dangerous things he says. Perhaps because he carries himself like a man who goes to Home Depot for the ambience and spends his days saying things like, “I have a wide foot, so I…