I hope it’s silicone rubber or it’ll affect the flavor, but otherwise I’d sure like to try them.
DARREN WILSON WAS FIRED FROM HIS FIRST POLICE JOB FOR BEING INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING OF A BLACK WOMAN.
He has a record of killing us an they hired him back and put him in a community that’s mainly black?!?!?! I CANNOT. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2732986/Darren-Wilson-s-policing-job-Missouri-police-department-shut-entire-force-replaced-amid-racism-corruption-allegations.html
His entire department at a previous town was shut down because of widespread corruption. they were literally so bad that people voted to close the police down.
I wish I was more surprised.
What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid.
HE HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. MIKE REACHED FOR HIS GUN. HIS FRIEND THAT WAS WITH HIM EVEN ADMITTED THAT HE LIED ABOUT THE COP JUST RANDOMLY SHOOTING HIM AND CONFIRMED THAT THEY ROBBED THE STORE. SELF DEFESE.
None of this is true. This is how good the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign has been. Not one sentence here is accurate. Let’s break this down:
- "HE HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL." Michael Brown’s autopsy showed no sign of struggle.The picture of the CT scan that’s being passed around to show that Wilson had an orbital blowout fracture is actually from 2008 from the University of Iowa, and a right-wing pundit photoshopped out the date and hospital info.
- "MIKE REACHED FOR HIS GUN." Officer Wilson’s story is that the first shot that went off was an accidental discharge while they were fighting over the gun. However. there was no gunpowder residue on Mike Brown, meaning that he was absolutely not holding the gun when it went off and furthermore that he was not even that close. He was fired on from a distance.
- "HIS FRIEND THAT WAS WITH HIM EVEN ADMITTED THAT HE LIED ABOUT THE COP JUST RANDOMLY SHOOTING HIM AND CONFIRMED THAT THEY ROBBED THE STORE." This is actually a compound lie, which is kind of impressive. His friend, Dorian Johnson, did not say that. His lawyer said they were together in the convenience store, the police said there was a robbery, and the media put those two statements next to each other to imply a statement was made that never was. Johnson isn’t being charged with anything because the Ferguson PD “determined he committed no crime." The Ferguson PD also admitted Officer Wilson didn’t know about the scuffle at the convenience store before he stopped Brown and Johnson. You may be wondering why I say scuffle instead of robbery. That’s because there wasn’t one: the owners of the store didn’t call the police and video shows Brown paying for the cigarillos! The clerk confronted Brown about reaching across the counter instead of waiting for him to hand over the cigarillos, he put his hand on Brown, and Brown pushed him. Yes, he pushed him too hard, but the clerk apparently didn’t care enough to call the police. The police were called by another customer in the store, who apparently didn’t know what was actually happening.
- "SELF DEFENSE." The autopsy shows that he was shot on the inside of his arm, meaning his hands were up, and the top of his head, meaning that, since Brown was 6’4”, either he was on his knees or the officer was 8’ tall. The officer was not 8’ tall.
The evidence clearly shows that Officer Wilson, who had no idea of the not-actually-a-robbery, executed the unarmed Mike Brown while he was on his knees with his hands in the air. Just like all of the eyewitnesses said (except for “Josie,” who turned out not to be real).
But the Ferguson PD’s already tainted public opinion. They’ve spread so many lies so effectively that no amount of evidence will bring justice. Your ignorance here is proof of just how effective it’s been.
I just wish I were more surprised.
Well, someone posted a thing that really upset me. It actually took me a few hours to frame a response.
But now the post is gone.
On the one hand, good for them! They realized their error.
On the other hand, I have a bit of coitus interuptus going on.
the nyt’s obituaries for serial killers and mass murderers like timothy mcveigh and ted bundy are kinder than the obituary for mike brown
Dear New York Times: Get you shit together.
Even at the end she tries to have a bit of flair. *fall flat on face* … *jaunty “ta-da kick!*
I find it offensive that you reblog posts that refer to non-Jews as "gentiles." How would you like it if Christians referred to you as a heretic?
Gentile means “non-Jew.” That’s it. If you are offended by being called “not Jewish,” then I recommend you talk to a rabbi about whether or not Judaism is right for you.
People get really upset if they need a descriptor. Er, white, male, cisgender, straight, American, Christian people for the most part.
It’s okay to say “African American,” “Women’s Studies,” “Jewish,” etc. But to call someone hetero in a context that specifies and separates them from the default, unmarked “person” and they flip out. The very existence of words like cisgender is threatening to some.
Make a post about a straight, white man walking into a bar, see how long it takes for an angry reply.
the phrase “curiosity killed the cat” is actually not the full phrase it actually is “curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back” so don’t let anyone tell you not to be a curious little baby okay go and be interested in the world uwu
Blood is thicker than waterThe blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.
Meaning that relationships formed by choice are stronger than those formed by birth.
Also, it’s not “the proof is in the pudding,” it’s “the proof of the pudding is in the eating.” As in, you can only tell whether it’s actually good by tasting it.
(Since it’s a British phrase originally I’m pretty sure it’s “pudding” as a generic word for what Americans would call “dessert”.)
And “the exception proves the rule”. ‘Proves’ meaning ‘tests’. The exception puts the rule to the test, passing the test involves accounting for the exceptions, possibly by modifying the proposed rule.
So important, I didn’t just reblog it, I re-reblogged it upon realizing it had linked instead of text-posted. SO IMPORTANT.
Everything You Know is Wrong, or How Aphorisms Have Been Perverted To Their Opposite Meaning.
- Me: This older generation pisses me off so much
- Therapist: Why?
- Me: Because when I was growing up, we were forcefed the idea that if we didn't want to be 'flipping burgers at McDonalds,' then we'd better go to college.
- Therapist: And?
- Me: And now we've all gone to college, have degrees, can't get a damn job, and the same people that told us to go to college call us entitled assholes because we refuse to flip burgers
- Therapist: Touche
- Not to mention, even with a degree, good luck even getting a job at McDonalds
These discussions may feel like “playing” to you, but to many people in the room, it’s their lives you are “playing” with. The reason it feels like a game to you is because these are issues that probably do not directly affect you. It doesn’t matter whether most mass shootings are targeted at women who rejected the gunman if you are a man – though it should, since misogyny kills men too. If you are white, it doesn’t matter whether people of color are being racially profiled or not. You can attach puppet strings to dialogues about real issues because at the end of the day, you can walk away from the tangled mess you’ve exacerbated.
This is entirely accurate. I have too many friends who play this dumb game, and I’m sick of responding to it. It’s always the same and it’s always pointless.
I am not here for your devil’s advocate bullshit.
"Allow me to play devils advocate" means "Please put your lifesaving work on hold to entertain me."
Boy did I ever get kickback on this idea among some former friends (or a fairly predictable ilk)