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Friday, October 23, 2020

Comments & Tweets About Joe Biden Referring to Trump As "Abraham Lincoln" During The Third Presidential Debate (Oct. 22, 2020)

 Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post focuses on tweets/comments that refer to Democratic nominee for United States President Joe Biden's comment "Abraham Lincoln over here is one of the most racist presidents we’ve had in modern history." That comment was made in reference to the 45th United States President Donald Trump during the 3rd presidential debate on October 22, 2020.

Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2020/10/trump-says-he-is-least-racist-person-in.html  for a closely related pancocojams post that focuses on tweets/comments that refer to trump statement during the debate that he's the least racist person in this room when the debate was moderated by Kirsten Welker, a Black woman.  

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Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post.

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QUOTES FROM ONLINE ARTICLES ABOUT THIS TOPIC
EXCERPT #1
From https://news.yahoo.com/4-takeaways-from-a-less-abrasive-but-more-revealing-debate-between-trump-and-biden-061044732.html 4 takeaways from a less abrasive — but more revealing — debate between Trump and Biden

by Andrew Romano, October 23, 2020
….The second standout moment was when Welker asked Biden and Trump about “the talk” — that is, if they understand why Black and brown families have to prepare their children for potentially hostile encounters with police because of the color of their skin.

Biden responded by referring to his social-worker daughter, who has studied the subject.

“I do [understand],” Biden said. “I never had to tell my daughter, if she’s pulled over: Put both hands on top of the wheel and don't reach for the glove box, because someone may shoot you. But a Black parent, no matter how wealthy or how poor they are, has to teach their child: Don’t have a hoodie on when you go across the street. Making sure that if you get pulled over, just ‘Yes, sir, no sir,’ hands on top of the wheel.”

Trump also said he understood, then immediately switched gears.

“Nobody has done more for the Black community than Donald Trump,” the president claimed. “If you look, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln — possible exception — but the exception of Abraham Lincoln, nobody has done what I’ve done."...

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EXCERPT #2
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-biden-debate-abraham-lincoln_n_5f92589fc5b695a32fb200e0?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067&__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true "One Thing Trump Didn’t Lie About: He Is NOT Abraham Lincoln"
Biden sarcastically called Trump “Abraham Lincoln here.” The president didn’t get it and straightened him out at the presidential debate.
By Mary Papenfuss, 10/23/2020 02:00 am ET
"In case Americans needed any clarification, Donald Trump declared in the final presidential debate Thursday night that he does not claim to actually be Abraham Lincoln.

Trump cleared that up in response to a zinger from Democratic rival Joe Biden, which apparently went right over the president’s head.

Trump once again boasted that “nobody has done more for the Black community than Donald Trump ... with the exception of Abraham Lincoln.” He also shockingly claimed that he was the “least racist person in this room” (which included Kristen Welker, the first black moderator at a presidential debate since 1992).

Biden scoffed: “Abraham Lincoln over here is one of the most racist presidents we’ve had in modern history. He pours fuel on every single racist fire. Every single one.”

Trump was confused. “You made a reference to Abraham Lincoln here,” the president responded. “Where did that come in?”

“You said you’re Abraham Lincoln,” Biden quipped again.

That’s when Trump felt compelled to clear things up: “No, I didn’t say I’m Abraham Lincoln. I said, ‘Not since Abraham Lincoln has anybody done what I’ve done for the Black community.’”

 Aaron Rupar

@atrupar

Biden sarcastically refers to Trump as "Abraham Lincoln," and Trump gets confused by it".

[Pancocojams Editor: A number of examples of facetious tweets were quoted in that article.]

Adam Parkhomenko

@AdamParkhomenko

Biden: Abraham Lincoln over here...

Trump: I’m not Abraham Lincoln. I’m Donald Trump. 


Followers on Twitter loved it.


The Daily Show

@TheDailyShow

Fact Check: Donald Trump is correct when he says he’s not Abraham Lincoln

Biden: Yeah we know bro.

10:26 PM · Oct 22, 2020


David Leavitt

@David_Leavitt

“Not since Abraham Lincoln has anyone done anything for the African American community like I have!”


Retweet if Dr. King would want a word with @realDonaldTrump


#DebateTonight #Debates2020

10:20 PM · Oct 22, 2020 from Providence, RI


Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸

@AndrewYang

That’s the way black people rank the Presidents: Abraham Lincoln and then Trump.

10:12 PM · Oct 22, 2020

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ADDITIONAL SELECTED TWEETS 

All of these tweets were published either late Oct. 22, 2020 or early Oct. 23, 2020.

These excerpts of these tweets are given in no particular order and are numbered for referencing purposes only.

I've added some explanatory notes for a few of these tweets.

Excerpt #2
From 
https://twitter.com/search?q=%22Abraham+Lincoln%22

NowThis

@nowthisnews

Trump compared himself to Abraham Lincoln and then proceeded to attack Black Lives Matter #Debates2020

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John Harwood

@JohnJHarwood

Even when invited by the moderator to speak directly to racial-minority families, President Trump could talk only about himself—boast that he had done more for African Americans than all previous presidents except maybe Abraham Lincoln, maybe.

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SkyNews

@SkyNews

US President Donald Trump has said that only Abraham Lincoln, who abolished slavery, has "possibly" done more for black Americans than him.

 More from the final US presidential debate here #Debates2020: http://trib.al/nDfCXHS

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Vox

@voxdotcom

At one point in the debate, Joe Biden jokingly referred to Trump as "Abraham Lincoln here." 


Except Trump didn’t get the joke.

After Biden finished his response Trump clarified he's not actually Abraham Lincoln. https://trib.al/fQPJgG5 #Debates2020

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Excerpt #2
From https://twitter.com/AmyAThatcher/status/1319485916059140096

Amy Lynn [emojis of Woman, zombie, Jack-o-lantern,Water, wave)

@AmyAThatcher

Find it hilarious that Republicans on Twitter don't get Biden's "Abraham Lincoln" joke(4  Rolling on the floor laughing emojis) LMFAO (1 Rolling on the floor laughing emoji, 1 Face with tears of joy emoji, 1 Rolling on the floor laughing emoji).

11:48 PM · Oct 22, 2020·Twitter for Android

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Amy Lynn [emojis of Woman, zombie, Jack-o-lantern,Water, wave)

@AmyAThatcher

Like they've never heard a dis before (7 emojis of Rolling on the floor laughing]
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A "diss" is an African American Vernacular English term for an insult. Other tweets referred that comment from Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden as a "joke", a "retort", and "zinger", among other terms.

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N H Watkins

@NHWatkins

Replying to

@AmyAThatcher

[3 Rolling on the floor laughing emojis]  I[t] went over 45’s head, too!! He got all defensive. 1 Woman facepalming emoji]

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Water wave Death Row Tull Water wave

@dukewindsor388

Replying to

@AmyAThatcher

I wish Biden would've finished it and told he was being sarcastic when he called him Abe Lincoln and that it's an insult to humanity that he even mentioned himself in the same breath as Abe Lincoln.

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Trump Says He Is The Least Racist Person In The Room (during the presidential debate hosted by a Black woman)

 Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post documents selected tweets and other comments about president trump saying that he's the least racist person in this room (at the United States presidential debate on Oct. 22, 2020 with Former Vice President Joe Biden and moderated by (Black/Native American reporter) Kristen Welker.

The content of this post is presented for political and socio-cultural purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post.
-snip-
Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2020/10/comments-about-joe-biden-referring-to.html  for a closely related pancocojams post entitled C
omments &Tweets About Joe Biden Referring to Trump As "Abraham Lincoln" During The Third Presidential Debate (Oct. 22, 2020)

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Note: I often use a lower case "t" for the spelling of the last name "trump" reflects my disdain for that person.

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PANCOCOJAMS EDITOR'S COMMENTS ABOUT RACISM
The underlying assumptions of some of these tweet is that trump (or any other White person) couldn't be the least racist person in a room in which there is/was a Black person (and/or another Person of Color). Other tweets in this compilation refute this position.


Here are some definitions of "racism":
From https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racism
"
1: a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

[...]

2a: the systemic oppression of a racial group to the social, economic, and political advantage of another

2b: 
a political or social system founded on racism and designed to execute its principles
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I think that part of the differences between the positions of people who believe that no Black and/or no Person of Color can be racist, and the position that anyone can be racist, is which portion of this definition one uses.

I personally believe that People of Color (including Black people) can be racist (toward other People of Color, including Black people, and/or toward White people) [using #1 of the definition for racism given above for personal racism.]

However, I believe that institutions in the United States and elsewhere in the world, including the mainstream media and the education system foster and reinforce systemic (institutional) racism that has been and continues to be  deeply embedded in the fabric of this nation and which fosters and reinforces racism against Black people, Brown people, and other People of Color. (i.e Parts 2a &2b of this definition).

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PANCOCOJAMS EDITOR'S NOTES ABOUT THESE SELECTED TWEETS
 The tweets in this compilation are in response to Welker's debate questions about racism in the United States. 

This compilation doesn't include examples of tweets about responses to Welker's other  questions about racism (such as asking about the candidates position on environmental racism.) 

This compilation also doesn't include any tweets that refer to other examples of racism in that debate (for instance when trump referred to Covid-19 as "the China flu" and when trump said that only 
1 percent of immigrants show up for court dates and that those people who do show up have low IQs.) 


All of these tweets were published either late Oct. 22, 2020 or early Oct. 23, 2020.

These excerpts of these tweets are given in no particular order and are numbered for referencing purposes only.

I've added some explanatory notes for a few of these tweets.

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SELECTED TWEETS  

Excerpt #1
From https://twitter.com/search?q=%22Kristen+Welker%22
Salvatore Costello, BodhiWoke.com CreativeDirector

@SSalcostello

What was your favorite line of the debate ?

Mine was when Trump said, “I am the least racist person in this room”, while sitting in front of moderator Kristen Welker.  LOL

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Rula Jebreal

@rulajebreal

“I’m the least racist person in this room.” ... Trump trying to explain away his retweeting of “white power” calling #BlackLivesMatter a “symbol of hate” and his racist policies, to KRISTEN WELKER, the black moderator in the same room.

Welker's father is Native American and her mother is Black.

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Domenico Montanaro

@DomenicoNPR

"I am the least racist person in this room" -- Donald J. Trump, telling this to moderator Kristen Welker, a woman of color

HuffPost

@HuffPost

The president delivered the jaw-dropping assertion to Kristen Welker, the first Black woman to moderate a presidential debate since 1992. #Debates2020
-snip-
This article’s title refers to the assertion that he “is the least racist person in this room.”

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Jeff Chu 朱天慧

@jeffchu

"I am the least racist person in this room." Trump, in a room that also includes Joe Biden, Kristen Welker, and many, many other human beings.

Fact check: HAHAHAHAHAHA.

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EXCERPT #2

  https://twitter.com/metroadlib/status/1319463037322121218

fooler initiative

@metroadlib

"i am the least racist person in this room."

 

donald trump to kristen welker, a black woman in the room.

10:17 PM · Oct 22, 2020·Twitter Web App

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fooler initiative

@metroadlib

Replying to

@metroadlib

"i can't see the audience. it's too dark in here. even though i can't see everybody in the audience i am still the least racist person in this room."

LOLLLLLLL

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Tara Goddard Children crossing

@DrTaraGoddard

Replying to

@metroadlib

 and

@jdesmondharris

Welker deserves an award for not flipping the table and charging the podium at that line

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EXCERPT #3
From 
https://twitter.com/aterkel/status/1319463083098734592

Amanda Terkel

@aterkel

“I am the least racist person in this room,” Trump says to Kristen Welker, the first black woman to moderate a presidential debate.

10:18 PM · Oct 22, 2020

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Amanda Terkel

@aterkel

Replying to

@aterkel

Correction to my tweet! First since 1992. (So she is the second.)
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A number of people tweeted that Carole Simpson was the first African American woman to moderate a presidential debate in 1992.

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M_J_G

@Mel_J_Myers

Replying to

@aterkel

I groaned when he said that!

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Lipstick𝕯𝖔𝖑𝖔𝖗𝖊𝖘 [emoji of Kiss mark]

@OnlyBootsie

Replying to

@aterkel

How about his mention of the room being dark!

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HavocBots

@havocbots

The room is so dark I CANT see color see!

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Joe Biden: "This guy has a dog whistle about a big as a fog horn."OLYBIUS WAS REAL

@urbaniconoclasm

Replying to

@aterkel

I AM STILL REELING FROM THAT COMMENT WHAT THE HELL

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The Headless C.A. Petrov

@FullMetaDuchess

Replying to

@aterkel

 and

@AnaMardoll

Too many people believe that BIPOC are racist towards white people, and many of them are Trump supporters

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BLPOC= [I assume that this means "Black People of Color". This is my first time seeing this acronym. I don't know how widely it is used.

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C

@Chris_L1an

Replying to

@aterkel

I get what your turning to get at but just cause she’s a black woman doesn’t mean she can’t be racist lmao

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i got the juice Beverage box

@imayoras

Actually, it literally means this. Racism is only possible from those in a place of privilege, aka white people. [emoji of Smiling face with smiling eyes]

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a beautiful little fool

@killerlamb

True, based on our working definition or racism a member of a marginalized race can’t be racist against a member of the race in power (white people), but there’s such thing as internalized racism, and marginalized races can exhibit racism towards other marginalized races

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a beautiful little fool

@killerlamb

But Trump was still most definitely not the least racist person in that room

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KTM80

@KTM__80

Replying to

@aterkel

So because she is black she can't be racist??

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Herr Studt (drawing of Flag of United States, words Vote Early!]

@Hoosier47906

Replying to

@aterkel

 and

@thomascarlcook

Welker: What do you say to ppl who say your language is contributing to racial strife?

He adds: "I don't know what to say ... I am the least racist person in this room."

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CONDO_ROCK

@condo22

Replying to

@aterkel

Every race can be racist

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Layne D. Hansen

@laynedhansen2

Replying to

@aterkel

Um, black people can be racist. Maybe you didn't get the memo

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calgarylady

@calgarylady

Replying to

@aterkel

She is biracial not black.. you seem to forget she has two parents.

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Renaldo C. McKenzie

Replying to

@aterkel

#Debates2020 did I hear right ... did 

@realDonaldTrump

 just say that he was the “least racist person here” Flushed face so he’s racist just the least racist. Wow!! You either racist or not ... where does most or least figure?

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Joey bachor

@JoeyBachor

Replying to

@aterkel

Yanno racist doesn’t mean hating on blacks it means hating on another race Loudly crying face
-snip-
"Yanno"= You know

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Shawn Collier

@collier_db

Replying to

@aterkel

 and

@JacobThorpeSR

Can black women not be racist? My black sisters are incredibly racist towards Asian women. You’re skin color doesn’t clear you of being racist.
-snip-
The person who tweeted this has a photograph of a Black man. "My black sisters" probably refers to Black women in general and not his biological sisters.

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MOM

@sbcofm

Replying to

@aterkel

Anyone can be a racist, even blacks

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AtypeofBarabbas

@atypeof

Replying to

@aterkel

Right, because no black person is capable of racism. Define "honky" or "redneck" for me. Logic much?

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Lita Smith-Mines Water wave

@LitaTweets

Replying to

@aterkel

 and

@ECMcLaughlin

And everyone in the audience must be wearing KKK hoods.

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Robert M. Mennella

@FeeDetective

Replying to

@aterkel

So he's calling people in the audience more racist than him?

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James Dandi

@JamesDandi1

Replying to

@aterkel

And your point? As an asian, the most times I’ve been called a chink is by a black person and I was doing absolutely nothing but just out in public minding my own business. Its not even close. Oh yea, that’s right. Its not possible for black people to be racist

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Tyler Hemmings

@TylerHemmings

Replying to

@aterkel

 and

@blaaaaaake

I’m confused... what does trumps statement have to do with the race of the moderator??? Isn’t it racist to assume what Ms. Welker believes?  This post is stupid. Just because someone is black, doesn’t mean they aren’t racist.

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Crobarr

@crobarr6

Replying to

@aterkel

Fun fact the color of ones skin doesn’t make you a racist

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Elon Tusk

@Justanormaldu10

Replying to

@aterkel

Being black doesn’t mean you can’t be racist... not that Welker is racist, but that’s a genuinely stupid point.

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Jim Heath

@coachjimheath

Replying to

@aterkel

Lol, now who’s the racist? You just became part of the problem and are fanning the racial flames by saying a person with dark skin can’t be racist. 

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Stephanie Hunt

@EmpressSteph

Replying to

@aterkel

1/2 black, 1/2 native American. I was waiting for him to make a Pocahontas remark.

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Margery Kendall

@MargeryKendall

Replying to

@aterkel

Because he doesn't see her race... he only sees her as a person.

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Mei

@Mei22267715

If you don’t see race you don’t see racism [emoji of Clown face]

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ZMadHatter

@ZMadHatter1

Replying to

@aterkel

Are you implying that because she's black she can't be racist?

Anyone can be racist regardless of their skin color

 

Disclaimer:

I in no way think Kristen Welker is racist

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BestIsYetToCome

@HMR812

Nope they can’t .. racism is based on a system where the belief that one race is superior. So no a non white person can b bigoted or prejudice but not racist.

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ADDENDUM
Here are two quotes from the comment portion of dailykos post:
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/22/1988826/-Biden-Wins-Instant-Debate-Poll-52-to-39-Improves-Favorable-Rating-by-3

aPauledInNJ

Oct 23, 2020 at 12:27:02 AM

Trump consistently says “I am the least racist person in the room”  as he squints into the audience as if to say I can’t see the black and brown people out there in the dark.   

Einstein, I am sure, never said “I am the smartest person in the room” even though he obviously was.  If you are the smartest or least racist there should be no need to proclaim it.  You demonstrate it. 

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JGkosaPauledInNJ

Oct 23, 2020 at 01:53:15 AM

Trump’s answer of being the ‘least racist person in the room’ smacks to me of saying he’s a racist but not as big a racist as everyone else in the room. Nothing to be bragging about.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Selected Tweets About The Oct. 20, 2020 Massacre Of Unarmed #EndSARS (End Police Brutality) Protesters In Lagos, Nigeria

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post provides information about Nigeria, West Africa's #EndSARS protest movement and provides examples of tweets about the October 20, 2020 massacre of multiple unarmed #End SARS protesters by Nigerian soldiers at Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria. 

The content of this post is presented for historical, political, and informational purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to all those peaceful protesters who have been active in the #End SARs protest movement.  Rest in power all those who have lost their lives in the Lekki Massacre and blessings to all of those who were injured in that massacre.

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE #ENDSARS PROTEST MOVEMENT
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_SARS
"End Special Anti-Robbery Squad (End SARS) or #EndSARS is a decentralized social movement against police brutality in Nigeria. The slogan calls for an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a controversial unit of the Nigerian Police Force with a long record of abuses.[5] The protests started in 2017 as a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #ENDSARS to demand the Nigerian government eliminate the force.[6][7][8] After experiencing a revitalization in October 2020, mass demonstrations were occurring throughout Nigeria in major cities, and the hashtag had 28 million tweets.[9] Nigerians have shared both stories and video evidence of how members of SARS engaged in kidnapping, murder, theft, rape, torture, unlawful arrests, humiliation, unlawful detention, extrajudicial killings, and extortion in Nigeria.[10] SARS officers have been alleged to profile youths based on fashion choices, mount illegal road blocks and searches, conduct unwarranted temperature checks, arrest without warrant, rape women, and extort young Nigerians for driving exotic vehicles and using iPhones.[11]

Within a few days of renewed protests, some claimed victory as the Nigerian Police Force announced it was dissolving SARS on Sunday, 11 October 2020.[12] However, many noted similar promises had been made in recent years, and that the government planned to reassign and review SARS officers to medical centres rather than remove them entirely.[13] Protests have continued accordingly, and the Nigerian state has maintained a pattern of violent repression, including the killing of demonstrators.[14] There have been international demonstrations in solidarity with those happening in the country, and the scope of the movement has also grown increasingly critical of the Muhammadu Buhari-fronted Nigerian state and society as a whole.[15]”…

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Here are two other links to information about the #End SARS protest movement:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/16/black-lives-matter-everywhere-support-endsars-nigeria "Black lives matter everywhere. That's why the world should support the #EndSARS movement"
Police brutality in Nigeria has sparked huge national protests. There should be international outrage too

 Chibundu Onuzo, Fri 16 Oct 2020 09.03 EDT, Last modified on Fri 16 Oct 2020 23.37 EDT

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https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/artists-support-endsars-protests-in-nigeria/ "11 Artists Supporting the #EndSARS Protests in Nigeria"

Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, and many more artists are calling for an end to police brutality.
Joe McCarthy, Oct. 15, 2020

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PANCOCOJAMS EDITOR'S NOTE
This post doesn't purport to be a compilation of all the tweets or types of tweets in these hashtags.

[UPDATE: Oct. 21, 2020 at 12:37 PM ET. 

There are now three twitter hashtags that are trending in the United States:

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LekkiMassacre


https://twitter.com/search?q=%23EndSARS

https://twitter.com/search?q=Nigeria

and

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23EndSarsNow

There are a number of tweets from Nigerian politicians, leaders, and celebrities including Idris Alba. There also were tweets about statements from international bodies such the United Nations as well as tweets from the United Kingdom where parliament is discussing these  protests, some of which continue to be met by with gunfire from the Nigerian military.

There are also a number of tweets from politicians from the United States that aren't included in this pancocojams post, including a tweet from Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden, and from US celebrities, including Beyonce. 

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As of a number of tweets, including this tweet in the #LekkiMassacre hashtag, the President of Nigeria still hadn't addressed the nation about this tragedy:

Aisha Yesufu

@Aisha_yesuf

1h [retrieved at 8:39 AM ET Oct. 21, 2020] 

I still cannot believe that an alleged healthy and alive President of Nigeria cannot address his Nation in respect to the on going chaos.

WHERE IS BUHARI?

WHAT ARE THEY HIDING FROM US?

IS BUHARI STILL ALIVE?

RT TILL WE GET ANSWERS!!! [2 Public address loudspeaker emojis] 

#LekkiMassacre #LekkitollgateMassacre

-end of update-

I purposely included some examples of tweets that I read in those hashtags from celebrities from the United States and tweets from United States politicians. I also purposely included some examples of tweets from other people in the United States who aren't celebrities or aren't politicians.


I also purposely include some examples of tweets that I read in those hashtags from Nigerian music performers whose names I recognized (though I admit that I probably unintentionally overlooked some people in those categories.)  I also purposely included some examples of tweets which mentioned Nigerian music/singers (such as the tweet that mentions Fela.)

In addition, I purposely included some examples of tweets that quoted song lyrics and/or mentioned people singing during these protests.

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At 8:00 PM ET, shortly after I began retrieved these tweets, #End SARS was trending at #1 in the USA with 3450K  tweets and "Nigeria" was trending #2 in the United States with 2378K tweets. (It's very unusual for tweets about non-USA nations-except for K-Pop music groups -to be in the top ten of the USA's trending twitter hashtags, let alone be in the #1 and #2 spots.   

When I began editing this post for publication, #EndSARS (at 9:27 PM ET) is trending at #4  with 3323K tweets and "Nigeria" is trending at #5 with 2317K tweets. [I don't tweet and I don't understand why the number of tweets has decreased from 8:00PM to 9:27 PM.]

All of these tweets are from Oct. 20, 2020. I added hours and minutes to the time stamps for some of these tweets.

These tweets are given in no particular order. Numbers are added for referencing purposes only.

WARNING: SOME OF THE VIDEOS AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THESE TWITTER HASHTAGS ARE VERY GRAPHIC. 

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SELECTED TWEETS FROM THE TOP #1 TRENDING TWITTER HASHTAG IN THE UNITED STATES (around 8:00 PM ET Oct. 20, 2020)

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23EndSARS

1.  Omoniyi Israel

@Omoissydeyhere

14m

Let it be on record that Rihanna spoke on the #EndSARs Lekki Killings before Buhari and his VP.

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2. 
Stephanie Busari

@StephanieBusari

4m

I have spent the past hour along with my colleague

@eoin9411

 speaking to eyewitnesses to piece together what happened tonight. They told us that the protesters were barricaded on both sides of the toll gate and fired on.

Full report here https://cnn.it/2FRwV96 #EndSARS

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3. Smi

@smino

4m

Prayin 4 dem folks n Nigeria mane #EndSARS

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4. Vanguard Newspapers

@vanguardngrnews


18m

Hilary Clinton calls on Buhari, Army to stop killing of #EndSARS protesters https://vanguardngr.com/2020/10/hilary-clinton-calls-on-buhari-army-to-stop-killing-of-endsars-protesters/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter #vanguardnews

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5. 
DJ SWITCH

@DJ_Swiitch

11m

If you know me I’ve always spoken against the injustice and ill treatment of our citizens. I AM PROUD TO BE A PART OF A HISTORIC REVOLUTION MOVEMENT!!! [3 emoji of Raised fist]

 #LekkiMassacre #Lekkitollgate #Lekki #EndSARS #StopNigeriaGovernment

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6. 
Nigeria Newsdesk

@NigeriaNewsdesk

16m

Rihanna voices support for #EndSARS protests https://politicsnigeria.com/breaking-rihanna-voices-support-for-endsars-protests/via

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7. Ayo SamBilliards [drawing of Flag of Nigeria]

@SamSmilezz

13m

Do not forget that

1. Curfew was ordered.

2. Security cameras were taken out

3. Electricity was shot down

4. Peaceful protesters sitting on the floor holding hands were shot at

4. Ambulances were refused entry until later

5. We watched someone die live

#EndSARS #LekkiMassacre

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8. Bayo #SARSMUSTEND

@mr_adebayo5

15m

Fela been warn us about Buhari [2 emoji of Loudly crying face, and 1 emoji of Broken heart] #EndSARS #LekkiMassacre

**
9. 
Nigerian Tribune

@nigeriantribune

7m

#EndSARS:

@Rihanna

 condemns torture, brutalisation of Nigerians, says it’s a betrayal to the citizens

**
10. 
Facts About Africa

@OnlyAfricaFacts

9m

These are the peaceful, unarmed protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, whom the Nigerian military shot live rounds of ammunition at; 20-10-20.

They were waving the Flag of Nigeria flag, singing the national anthem when nonstop fire was opened on them.

They continued singing ... [2 emoji of Broken heart] #EndSARS

**
11. Eyinjuolodumare EOC

@eyinjuolodumar

18m

Pls pray for DJ SWITCH the iron Lady, she was also out there helping wounded Nigerian Youths, and documenting Important Evidence...

Please, in all you do, pray for her...#LekkiMassacre

#EndSARS

#BuhariResignNow

**
12. 
Jidenna

@Jidenna

5m

To the African diaspora, Nigeria needs you to amplify rn! The Nigerians that are in your crew, your class, your sports teams, your offices, your playlists, your films, your hospitals...they all need you rn. We need you to be even louder than we’re known to be. #EndSARS

 **
13. 
AFROPUNK

@afropunk

10m

World, Nigeria needs us. Peaceful protests have gone tragically violent as authorities have killed Nigerian protesters. #EndSARS

Please use this thread to share resources & links. PLEASE add a trigger warning IF sending any graphic images. Wishing 4 safety.

**
14. Kingsley Moghalu

@MoghaluKingsley

11m

There is a problem when law enforcement and the military in a country are far more efficient in killing and brutalizing citizens than in  combating crime and terrorism. We can't whitewash this foundational issue. It's a fundamental failure of governance. #EndSARS #LekkiMassacre

 **
15, 
United Zone

@ManUnitedZone_

3m

Ighalo: “I’m sad and I don’t know where to start from. Nigerian government, you are a shame to the world for killing your own citizens, protesters that are protesting for their rights - it’s uncalled for.” #EndSARS

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16. 
Akpraise

@AkpraiseMedia

12m  [8:01 PM ET October 10, 2020]

There are still shooting at unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate #EndSARS #LekkiMassacre

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17. 
EiE Nigeria

@EiENigeria

13m

"Members of the Nigerian army pulled up on us and they started firing, They were shooting, they were firing straight, directly at us, and a lot of people got hit. I just survived, barely."- An eye witness

#StopNigeriaGovernment #EndSARS

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18. 
All Love Hip Hop

@AllLoveHipHop

6m

Everything that’s going on in Nigeria right now is absolutely heartbreaking to witness, the government are killing their own people and something MUST change. Praying for everybody in Nigeria right now [drawing of Flag of Nigeria; emoji of Red heart]

 #EndSARS

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19. Aros

@Dami_aros

15m

I love how the Nigerian celebrities of great influence and citizens are speaking up with no fear and calling out the government. This is not just #EndSARS protest it is a revolution for a better Nigeria. I’m proud to be part of it. [Flag of Nigeria, emoji of Raised fist]

**
20. 
Alex Telles

@Alextelles27_

15m [8:04 PM ET Oct. 10, 2020]

There is a massacre happening in Lekki. Firing squads mass murdering young people in Nigeria. The world needs to engage #endSARS #LekkiMassacre

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SELECTED TWEETS FROM THE TOP #2 TRENDING TWITTER HASHTAG IN THE UNITED STATES (around 8:07 PM ET Oct. 20, 2020)

https://twitter.com/search?q=Nigeria

1. Mrs. Petty

@NICKIMINAJ

25m [8:08 PM ET  Oct. 20, 2020

Standing with & praying for the brave young people of Nigeria who are on the front lines of this senseless violence. Your voice is being heard. 🇳🇬 #EndSARS

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2. 
Chance The Rapper

@chancetherapper

37m [8:09 PM ET Oct. 20, 2020

There is a massacre happening in Lekki. Firing squads mass murdering young people in Nigeria. The world needs to engage #endSARS

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3. Dr Craze

@crazeclown

31m

Please if u’re a NIGERIAN living anywhere in d world right now or you are affiliated to Nigeria in anyway please we need you right now! Let it trend world wide so the world can see! They control the media, Tv, thugs and are doing everything to shut us up! #EndSARS #LekkiMassacre

**
4. 
ʋиκσиғιиɛ∂

@unkonfined

42m [8:10 PM ET Oct 20, 2020]

Praying for Nigeria. This has to stop. #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeraNOW

**
5. MEFeater Magazine

@mefeater

33m

Today authorities opened fire on a peaceful protest in Lagos. We are heartbroken at what’s happening in Nigeria, and what the citizens are going through. We are proud of the people of Nigeria for their strength and for fighting against injustice in their community. #EndSARS

**
6. 
Ja Rule

@jarule

35m

So sad what’s happening in Nigeria right now... our fight, our pain, our struggle is unGodly to bare... Crying faceFace with symbols over mouth#EndSARS

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7. #OurFavEndSARSDoc Stethoscope [Flag of Nigeria, Flag of United Kingdom]

@DrOlufunmilayo

3m

Remember that this is the same month that Nigeria celebrates 60years of independence from colonial masters.

But young people are still not free.

We are in a new form of slavery.

And the slave owners this time are not white people- but people who look like us and talk like us.

**
8. 
Vanguard Newspapers

@vanguardngrnews

11m

"The African Bar Association is totally disappointed in the government of Nigeria who instead of wholly addressing the germane issues raised by the protesting youths chose to adopt Gestapo tactics..."

**
9. oluwalayomi #EndSARS

@queen_oluu

44m

in america, i can be killed for being black. in nigeria, i can be killed for merely existing. i don’t feel safe in the abroad or in my home country so what am i supposed to do?? [2 emoji of  Loudly crying face]

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10. Barca Principal ⚽

@TheGeniusJaj

22m

We'll NEVER forget this day,


History will remember this day forever in Nigeria [drawing of Flag of Nigeria].

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11. Clemento Suarez

@clementoSuarez

44m

Where did we go wrong? Why are our leaders silent. We shall come out of this. We are in this together #Nigeria .

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12. DeVon Franklin

@DeVonFranklin

16m

This is awful [emoji of Crying face] Like MLK said, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” 

Keeping all my brothers and sisters in Nigeria in my prayers Folded hands#EndSARS

** 
13. 
RI¢HARD

@Richard_Tweetts

21m [8:19 PM ET Oct. 20, 2020]

At this moment, I can feel the lyrics of

@stonebwoyb‘s ‘RUN GO’ song..

“Where we gonna run go after making our motherland a bitter place to live?”..

I’m very very sad for Nigeria!!! 

**
14. 
Oma Akatugba

@omaakatugba

27m

The Nigerian government is killing Nigerians because we are asking for better policing and sanity in the way the police in Nigeria treats ordinary Nigerians.

**
15. 
bar ifeanyi ejiofor

@EjioforBar

35m

MY HEART BLEEDS!

The killing of unarmed, and innocent protesters, particularly at the time they were wielding Nigeria National Flags is not only sacrilegious, but a direct desecration of Nigeria symbool of sovereignty. By implication, this country called Nigeria is gone and..1/3

**
16. bar ifeanyi ejiofor

@EjioforBar

35m

Replying to

@EjioforBar

,....and gone forever.

@Mbuhari

 and his Soldiers must CERTAINLY have a date in ICC to answer for this heinous crime against humanity. It must happen sooner than expected. We must press for this charge now, and not tommorow again....2/3

**
17. bar ifeanyi ejiofor

@EjioforBar

35m

Thankfully,  US senior diplomats have started asking questions. It will no longer be business as usual.

**
18, #EndSars

@kingofaccra

7m [8:24 PM ET Oct. 20, 2020]

Them no fit curfew the whole of Nigeria at once the movement will go on, #endsars

**

19, Isituah Nkem Paul

@paulonecube

45m

His last Words were peace and unity.His only crime was been Nigeria protester . Rest In Peace #EndSARS

**
20. 
Jessylaw

@Jessylaw5

15m

Replying to

@jack

Shooting at peaceful protesters singing Nigeria national anthem. [emojis 3 Loudly crying faces]

#EndSARS #BuhariMustGo

**
21. 
CHANOS

@excitebikee

28m

Black Lives Matter doesn’t only mean “American Black Lives Matter” btw. So if you really care about BLM, these people in Nigeria fighting for their lives should matter to you too

**
22. 
Jamaal Bowman

@JamaalBowmanNY

7m

US House candidate, NY-16

From the streets of New York [emojis Flag of United States Flag of Nigeria] : We are demanding a global end to police murder.

**
23. Premium Times

@PremiumTimesng

11m

#EndSARS: Outrage as Nigerian soldiers kill protesters in Lagos

**
24. 
Know Your Rights Camp

@yourrightscamp

2m

Activists in Nigeria protesting police terrorism through the #EndSARS movement are being met with military violence. We are sending solidarity to our siblings. Abolition is a global struggle. #AbolitionForThePeople

**
25. Erica Fk Abudu

@glitzy_cynthia

41m [8:36 PM ET Oct. 20, 2020]

Don’t let anyone tell you tweeting is not good enough. #EndSARS  and Nigeria are the top 2 trending topics in America. Let the world know! #prayforNigeria

 **
26. 
trans kurt hummel

@mlmkvrt

8m [8:38 PM ET Oct. 20, 2020]

#EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality #EndSARSImmediately people in nigeria are being killed by their own government & we need to be talking about it & doing everything we can. black lives matter all across the world & if you aren’t talking about it, why?

**
27. 
KingMathewCrown

@King_Mathew888

1m

ALL WE HAVE NOW IS THIS SAME SOCIAL MEDIA THEY TRIED TO CONTROL!! PLEASE KEEP THE TOPIC TRENDING SO THE WORLD CAN SEE WHATS GOING ON IN NIGERIA! [3 emojis of Broken heart] #EndSARS #LEKKIMASSACRE

**
28. 
SAMMY FORSON

@sammyforson

2m

What is happening in Nigeria is so sad [3 emoji of Broken heart] African leaders, The world is watching us.. #EndSARS

**
29. Jackie Appiah boyfriend

@dee_Monney_

11m

Ghana will always stand and support our neighbours

Long live Nigeria long live Africa

Retweet and like

#EndSARS

#EndBadGoveranceInNigeria

#LekkiMassacre

**
30. Dr Paul Enenche

@DrPaulEnenche

4m

Replying to

@DrPaulEnenche

P.S.  #EndSARS = End Injustice, terrorism, senseless killings, oppression, suppression, subjugation, poverty, hunger, nepotism, bigotry, tribalism, regionalism, religionism, and every form of prejudice that is currently the order of the day in this Country.

**
31. 
Cindymonel™

@cindy_blog

3m

Nigeria JAGAJAGA

Everything scattered scattered,

Poor man dey suffer suffer, posa posa,

Gun shot in the air.


Edriss AbdulKarim saw it coming [Broken heart emoji]  #LekkitollgateMassacre #EndSARS


**
32. Arise News247

@AriseNews247

3m [8:42 PM ET Oct. 20, 2020]

NEWSFLASH:

It's getting darker in Nigeria as the United States shuts Embassy in Lagos State over Nigeria government brutality against peaceful unarmed #EndSARS protesters and perceived insecurity that may follow.

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The REAL Meaning Of The Now Classic 2005 Jamaican Dancehall Song " Weh Di Time"


L Roach, May 28, 2006

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Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases a YouTube video of the January 1, 2005 hit dancehall song "Weh Di Time" by Bogle featuring Delly Ranks & Voicemail.

The lyrics to this song are included in this post along with some notes about various words that are part of those lyrics.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, linguistics, and entertainment purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Bogle for his cultural legacy. Thanks also to Delly Ranks & Voicemail for their music and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post. Thanks also to the publisher of this video on YouTube.
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This song is also featured in this pancocojams post http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/02/what-jiggy-means-where-that-word-really.html  "
What "Jiggy" Means & Where That Word REALLY Came From".

That post focuses on the term "jiggy", but also includes some information about the word "weddy" . That informationabout "weddy" is quoted in this Oct 2020 pancocojams post.

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LYRICS: WEH DI TIME
[composer/s 
Bogle, Delly Ranks, and Voicemail]  

[Intro: Bogle a.k.a. Mr. Wacky]

A LIE
Mr. Wacky this keepin' it jiggy with Delly and Voice Mail
Dem fi know that Boyzie
Eeeeeeeh? A lie!
Dem seh wow but a we but we tell dem
Don't ask somebody, ask everybody
Don't spill yuh guts, spill it out
Eeeeeeh?
We don't tek press...we judge we own concept

[Chorus: Voicemail]

It's a Jiggy time again
Jiggy Jiggy Jiggy Jiggy
A Jiggy time again
Aaaaaa lie
It's a weddy time again
Weddy weddy weddy weddy
A Weddy time again

[Verse 1: VoiceMail]
Bus di place, bus di place
Everybody unnu jus bus di place
Aaaright
Bus di place, bus di place
Follow Mr. Wacky and jus bus di place
Summer bounce, summer bounce
Follow Bwoyzie and do di summer bounce
Walk wid di bounce, walk wid di bounce
Follow Bogle and walk wid di bounce
Walk wid di bounce, walk wid di bounce
Watch Bwoyzie a walk wid di bounce

[Verse 2: Delly Ranks]

Dem a fan dem a off and a box dem off
Dem a telephone we a fax dem off
Dem a call dung di rain pon di gal dem
Dem a lightening and thunder di gal dem
Get Jiggy gal, get jiggy gal, get Jiggy gal, get Jiggy gal
Weddy weddy weddy weddy weddy weddy gal
Mi ready when you ready when you ready when you ready gal
Weddy weddy weddy weddy weddy weddy gal
Mi ready when you ready when you ready when you ready gal

 [Repeat Chorus]

 [Verse 3: Bogle]
After I tell dem don't spill dem guts, spell it
I give dem the place to run an dem can't run it
Hear dis, Heh Bogle, a lie, Eeeeeeh a lie
Afta mi tell dem seh a the best a dem
Dem mek mi affi tell dem seh a the worse a dem deh
All dem deh a weh all dem deh did deh, Eeeeeeh
Don't spill you guts spell it out, a lie
One ting wid we, we don't tek press
We judge we own concept
Afta I seh I gwaan kill dem softly
Right now dem mek mi affi flap dem back oh so badly
Eeeeeeh, a lie
A Missa Wacky dis keepin' it jiggy

 [Verse 4: VoiceMail]
Alright
Shankle dip, Shankle dip
Everybody watch Ice shankle dip
Shankle dip Shankle dip
Falla Missa Wacky and do shankle dip
Alright!
Walk wid di dip, walk wid di dip
Walk wid di dip
Everybody unnu walk wid dip
Walk wid di dip walk wid di dip
Falla Bogle walk wid di dip

[Verse 5: Delly Ranks]
Alright!
New style, new style
Style a style, and a style can't spoil
New style, new style
Watch Craigy dread him a do di new style

[Verse 6: Voicemail]
Alright!
Badda dabce badda dance
Falla Ding Dong do di badda dance
Badda dance badda dance
Missa Wacky him a do di badda dance
Missa Wacky him a do di badda dance
Inna you face Inna you face
Falla Bwoyzie and buss di place
Inna you face Inna you face
Watch Ice how him a done di place

[Repeat Chorus: (2x)]


online source:  https://genius.com/Voice-mail-weh-di-time-lyrics

Here's other information from that website:
"
Song- Weh Di Time

artists -Voice mail Featuring Delly Ranx & Bogle

Release Date: January 1, 2005

Album: Ragga Ragga Ragga 2005"
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Note that "Mr Wacky" is another stage name for Bogle (Gerald Levy, born
 August 22, 1964 – died January 20,  2005).  

Here's some information about this Jamaican dance icon
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogle_(dancer) 
"Bogle (22 August 1964 – 20 January 2005), born Gerald Levy, and also known as Bogle Dancer, Mr Bogle, Father Bogle, and Mr Wacky, was a Jamaican dancehall star, dancer and choreographer. Beenie Man called Bogle "the greatest dancer of all time"[1] and he is recognised as "part of the foundation and as an icon inside of dancehall culture."[2] Bogle created more dancehall moves than any other figure, he is best known for creating the Bogle dance which is named after him.[3] His stage name, Bogle, is a reference to Paul Bogle a National Hero of Jamaica."
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Here's information about Paul Bogle 
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bogle
"Paul Bogle (1820 – 24 October 1865)[2] was a Jamaican Baptist deacon and activist. He is a National Hero of Jamaica. He was a leader of the 1865 Morant Bay protesters, who marched for justice and fair treatment for all the people in Jamaica. After leading the Morant Bay rebellion, Bogle was captured by government troops, tried and convicted by British authorities under martial law, and hanged on 24 October 1865 in the Morant Bay court house.[3]"...

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COMMENTARY ABOUT THE SONG "WEH DI TIME"
Read the lyrics that are given above for the hook for the song "Weh Di Time".
The hook basically is saying that those who think they know anything about (Jamaican dancehall dancer Bogle) are lying (about what they know). Furthermore, (the hook states), it's weh di time (it's time) for Bogle and his crew to speak for themselves and judge themselves, rather than accepting what other people's statements about and judgements of themselves.

The verses to this song also continue this position and exhorts people to get "jiggy" (to really party; "to get crunk"). I believe that most if not all of the dances that are mentioned by name in these verses are dances that Bogle (Mr. Wacky) created.

"Get jiggy" means "(to) party", and especially "to party hardy". "To party" and "to party hardy" have the African American Vernacular English meaning "to really party, to enjoy yourselve dancing and socializing at a house party, (night) club, and/or at another social gathering or social event."

The word "crunk" was created from combining the words "crazy" and "drunk", and means taking partying to a new and wild level.

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WHAT "WEDDY" MEANS IN THE SONG "WEH DI TIME"
The word "weddy" in the Dancehall song "Weh Di Time" is meant to remind people of (or to evoke) the similarly pronounced English word "ready". However, "weddy" doesn't have the same meaning as "ready".  

I believe that the word "weddy" in this song is another way of writing "weh di" (i.e. the song's title "Weh Di Time" ("Where is the time".) Furthermore, I believe that "Where is the time" actually means "Now is the time". Notice that there is no question mark in the title "Weh Di Time". 

"Weddy weddy" is the name of a Jamaican Dancehall dance. I haven't found any online documentation of that dance before the "Weh Di Time" record. The "weddy weddy" dance may have been created because of that term's inclusion in this song and subsequently became an signal and evocation for people to do that dance. 

"Weddy Weddy" (also known as "Weddy Weddy Wednesdays") are Jamaican entertainment events which provide a platform for Dancehall performers to showcase their songs and Dancehall fans to "get their dance on".  My guess is that the name "Weddy Weddy" was given to that event because of Bogle, Delly Ranks, and Voicemail's hit song "Weh Di Time". Here's some information about "Weddy Weddy" [events] from http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/weddy-weddy-comes-of-age_171240?profile=1120  "Weddy Weddy Comes Of Age" 
By Howard Campbell, Wednesday, July 31, 2019   
"Considered by some dancehall pundits as the genre's godfather, Winston “Wee Pow” Powell celebrates another milestone this evening with 15 years of Weddy Weddy, the weekly dance that has helped expose upcoming artistes and sound system selectors.

The event takes place at Stone Love headquarters, Burlington Avenue in Kingston, where Weddy Weddy's first songs were played in 2005."...
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Because of government restrictions due to Covid-19, "Weddy Weddy Wednesdays" events were moved to Thursday. 
From http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20200813/mckenzie-drops-hammer-entertainment-weddy-uptown-mondays-pick-new "McKenzie Drops The Hammer On Entertainment - Weddy, Uptown Mondays Pick New Days"
by Yasmine Peru, August 13, 2020, 
..."At least two promoters of weekly dances, whose events have been sidelined by the recently announced guidelines, are now preparing to shift into a new gear and make the best of the situation. Winston ‘Wee Pow’ Powell, promoter of the 16-year staple on the weekly calendar, Weddy Weddy Wednesdays, and Whitfield ‘Witty’ Henry of uber popular start-of-the-week party, Uptown Mondays, say they have no choice but to choose another day - Thursdays for Weddy Wednesdays and Fridays for Uptown Mondays. Both events are caught in the net of Mondays to Wednesdays, the days when entertainment activities cannot be staged. Powell and Henry told The Gleaner that their events are fully compliant.

 “Bwoy, this is rough, but we have to survive. We did everything according to the book, and followed all the protocols, but now we are the ones who are being made to suffer. I know that there are other promoters who have their event on a Thursday and I really don’t want to run in on their day. But at this point I don’t have much of a choice,” Powell shared with The Gleaner. “As soon as the new rules come into effect, the Weddy Weddy Wednesday will be staged on a Thursday, same place at Stone Love HQ.”...

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Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emT6teS9S6o&ab_channel=danceja for a 2014 YouTube video that shows Jamaican dancer LaTonya Styles demonstrating how to do the 
weddy weddy dance and a twenty-one other Dancehall dance steps that were created by Bogle (aka Mr. Wackie). 

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