So…Sony gave in and canceled the Interview in it’s entirety. The so stupidly named Guardians of Peace and North Korea beat the studio. People who believe in the freedom of speech, the right to protest and freedom of expression should be chilled. And yet, I am seeing some folks opting … Continue Reading The Error of Defeat
Just want to say…if something seems like a vile form of degradation based porn you would find repulsive on the internet, maybe our government should not be using it as an “Enhanced Interrogation Technique”.
I confess, I am really tired of the online Conservative meme of telling a tragic story about a cop being killed and asking “Where are the protests” acting as if there is some grand hypocrisy on display. For example, the current version of this meme is this one. It is … Continue Reading Where Is the Hypocrisy?
Seriously…how is it that the same people I know who are most distrustful of Government are the same people who seem certain that every death at the hand of a cop is justified? What do these folks think cops are? They are an extension of our government. And somehow, people … Continue Reading The Disconnect Is Amazing
Think about this. Choke holds are banned in New York. An officer used a choke hold on Eric Garner. Garner was gasping out that he could not breathe. The cop did not stop. Garner died. The coroner determined this was a homicide. This was caught on video. A grand jury … Continue Reading Cutting Off Air
Yes. Video footage of a large man standing in front of a small female cop, less than two feet away suddenly grabbing her, throwing her to the ground and pummeling her, getting up and walking back to his car (all while his daughter stands by and watches) is horrifying. The … Continue Reading Apple Fight vs Orange Fight
My Facebook feed filled up pretty quick with white people lamenting the Ferguson situation. Except, it was not the kind of lamenting you would hope. It was white people expressing how they cannot understand how black people cannot get it through their heads how destroying their own community solves nothing. … Continue Reading Just Don’t Understand
With riots, there are many tragic issues at hand. Looting is not an expression of rage against an injustice. And if I came to find my store burned to the ground? I would be devastated. And this to, is not raging against an unjust system. Of course, looters and vandals … Continue Reading The Shift
A couple days ago the Daily Currant ran a news story about Sarah Palin and her plan for immigration, which involved cruise ships and shipping people who were in the country illegally across the ocean back to Mexico. It is, of course satirical. The most common responses were, “Oh, that is … Continue Reading Stacking the Shipdeck
Oh, Gary Oldman. I love you. I really do. I see you are in a movie and I get excited to see that performance. You were one of the reasons I did not totally refuse to see the RoboCop reboot. But really…if you want to be critical of the restrictions … Continue Reading Bigotedly Correct
So, part one of my thoughts on the situation surrounding the Rosa Parks of our generation. You might have heard about this. For reasons unknown to me, Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson felt the need to expound on who would be accepted into heaven. He was quoting the Bible and then … Continue Reading The Sound of Silence
free en·ter·prise noun noun: free enterprise 1. an economic system in which private business operates in competition and largely free of state control. There was a news story on Fox recently which declared Free Enterprise dead. It was ridiculous, of course, for multiple reasons. Primarily, it was because a Judge … Continue Reading Everybody’s Free
It seems fairly common for people that when they cannot understand how a person feels, they see the problem as being with the other person. I am not speaking about differences of opinions on politics. I am talking about life choices. Big ones. For many of us, the decisions and … Continue Reading Lack of Understanding Is Not Rightness
Read this column by Pia Glenn. It is about street harassment. I don’t think we men quite realize what (and how early) women are really facing. It is a challenging and heartbreaking read. But it is worth it.
Wow. These young men had sex with an unconscious young woman. You know, as Candy puts it… “Rape, Essentially”. Oh wait, not essentially rape. It was rape. She is unconscious. Their having sex with her was non-consensual. They raped her. Then took pictures. This is not a matter of opinion. … Continue Reading Victims… Aren’t We All?
I have been thinking about Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia recent commentary regarding the Voting Rights Act. A reminder: And this last enactment, not a single vote in the Senate against it. And the House is pretty much the same. Now, I don’t think that’s attributable to the fact that … Continue Reading For the Colorblind