Archive for the 'Prejudice & Bigotry' Category

MICHAEL BROWN MEMORIAL BURNS…

September 22nd, 2014

This internal thread concerning events in and about Ferguson, Missouri, is stuck to the top of the blog, newer, less vital, posts appear below. Meanwhile, comments on PZ Myers’ Good Morning, America now exceed 1,600… At least two protesters were arrested and some businesses were damaged Tuesday night after a memorial to Michael Brown was […]

WHY ACCEPT SOME ETHNIC SLURS…?

August 23rd, 2014

The editorial board of the Washington Post newspaper will generally avoid using the word Redskins when referring to Washington’s football team, it announced on Friday, saying the term denigrates Native Americans. A growing number of newspapers and sportswriters, including the Post’s Mike Wise, have said they will no longer use the team’s official name. “While […]

THE BANALITY OF POLICE VIOLENCE…

August 22nd, 2014

Also and previously…

BUNDY V. BROWN, NOT A SCOTUS CASE… YET…

August 21st, 2014

Nothing could better illustrate the reality of anti-African-American bias in America today than the stark contrast between what happened at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada and what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri. The response to those two events is a portal to the soul of a nation that still belongs to Jim Crow. In Nevada, […]

DAN BROWN LOST ME ON PAGE 294 OF INFERNO

August 20th, 2014

I wasn’t going to read Dan Brown’s Inferno because, while I found The Da Vinci Code entertaining, his breakout book wasn’t very well written and contained too many holes. What held the book together was Brown’s use of engaging historical and art trivia well enough to make any conspiracy devote salivate. That worked for one […]

FUCK SHOULD NOT, HOW ABOUT WILL NOT

August 20th, 2014

Here in the United States of America, police should not be bullying or arresting journalists who are just trying to do their jobs —President Barack Hussein Obama, 14 August. Only five days later… Late Monday evening, after many of the major media outlets covering the protests in Ferguson, Mo., had left the streets to broadcast […]

MICHAEL BROWN SHOT SIX TIMES…

August 18th, 2014

Ferguson: Missouri national guard to be deployed.

AN EXPRESSION OF ANGER GROUNDED IN LAW

August 15th, 2014

Relying in part on recent Intercept reporting on the vast breadth of the government’s watchlisting system, several Muslim Americans filed a complaint in a Michigan federal court today, arguing that they have been wrongly ensnared in an unaccountable system without any opportunity to defend themselves. Citing “recent media accounts,” including secret government documents published exclusively […]

CUE 2ND AMENDMENT SYCOPHANTS IN 3… 2…

August 15th, 2014

So where are all the patriot gun-toters? How come they’re not flocking to Fergusen like they did to Bundy’s Ranch or when they paraded around sleepy Medina, Ohio, on a Saturday morning, with ARs slung over their shoulders, terrifying shoppers and soccer moms? This is the REAL deal here, government thugs bringing the jackboot down […]

FROM THE ORIGINAL BLUE MAN GROUP…

August 15th, 2014

THE EVERWAR IS COMING TO YOUR STREET…

August 15th, 2014

What is happening in Ferguson, Missouri will not stay in Ferguson, Missouri Previously…

TO PROTECT AND SERVE DOMINATE..

August 15th, 2014

The harrowing events of the last week in Ferguson, Missouri – the fatal police shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager, Mike Brown, and the blatantly excessive and thuggish response to ensuing community protests from a police force that resembles an occupying army – have shocked the U.S. media class and millions of Americans. But none […]

ST. LOUIS POLICE TOSSED FROM FERGUSON…

August 14th, 2014

The governor of Missouri stood down the police force that had been leading the policing of demonstrations against the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old, after Barack Obama added his voice to widespread criticism of a military-style crackdown. Jay Nixon handed responsibility for law and order to the Missouri state highway patrol, led by an African […]

180 DEGREES OF 1 PERCENT VS. 99 PERCENT…

August 14th, 2014

When David Whitt returned from the supermarket to his apartment in Ferguson, Missouri one recent evening, he quickly realised that he had made a mistake and would have to head back out on his bicycle. “I forgot the Pampers for my two-year-old son,” said Whitt, who lives yards from where Michael Brown was shot dead […]

VALUING ROBIN WILLIAMS AND MICHAEL BROWN…

August 13th, 2014

This country is starting to scare me to a greater level than it had before. I live in Florida, home of George Fucking Zimmerman. Do you see my gravatar? I’m a man of color. I’m just they type of person that Zimmerman would probably distrust. I’m just the type of person that the police would […]

AT LEAST RAY RICE WASN’T SMOKING POT…

August 3rd, 2014

Mano Singham and Jon Stewart also weigh in on the crimes of Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice.

WHAT I’M THINKING ABOUT TODAY…

July 8th, 2014

Humans are complicated and ultimately individually unique. Each of us is a singular serious of adjectives that begins with Human and ends with me. As a wise woman once told me, Once you’ve met a person who is x then you know one person who is x. All of our personal Venn diagrams look like […]

HATRED MASQUERADING AS RELIGION…

July 8th, 2014

A U.S. Navy veteran filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday after the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery refused to allow her to be buried with the ashes of her late wife. Seventy-four-year-old Madelynn Taylor filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Boise after she tried to make advance arrangements last year to have her ashes […]

A GOOD DAY FOR KENTUCIANS…

July 2nd, 2014

A federal judge in Kentucky struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, though the ruling was temporarily put on hold and it was not immediately clear when same-sex couples could be issued marriage licenses. US district judge John Heyburn in Louisville concluded that the state’s prohibition on same-sex couples being wed violates […]

RUN/THROW/FIGHT LIKE A GIRL ROCKS…!

June 27th, 2014

Via Pharyyngula…

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