If I jump scared her, my wife would die and then come back as a zombie to kill me.
The A.V. Club’s Undercover series of performances includes a cover of Kansas’ “Carry On My Wayward Son” by GWAR. The result is fun if you enjoy GWAR or incongruity.
Humans at their best. Thank you to these women for bringing some much needed beauty into the world.
The latest atrocity against a black person is more evidence that Stand Your Ground laws are inherently racist.
These laws allow white people to kill non-whites without consequence while allowing black people to be prosecuted for murder when they clearly feared for their lives.
Psychology Today has an interesting piece on conservative men being more willing to share their wives.
Between psychological projection and violation of tribal or self-established sexual taboos, I’m not surprised those on the right are more interested in cuckolding.
Police Lt. Charles DeShazer made this statement while at a crime scene: “We got the Alabama porch monkeys all contained.” DeShazer’s statement was captured on police body cam and reported by two APD supervisors who were also at the scene and heard the comment. An internal affairs investigation was launched. After the investigation, Aurora Police Chief Nicholas Metz fired Lt. DeShazer.
DeShazer appealed his firing to the Aurora Civil Service Commission. On June 29 the commission reinstated DeShazer. The commission was aware DeShazer had previously been “written up at least three times before, including once for making sexually offensive comments.” It’s worth reading the Heavy profile on DeShazer to help you understand just how well known it was that DeShazer is a virulent racist. It’s also worth looking at the race of the members of the committee who chose to reinstate DeShazer and especially the one committee member who recused herself from the vote.
Chief Metz was rightly upset by the committee’s ruling and, to his credit, he’s determined to keep DeShazer off the streets. He made the following statement: “The Department is in the process of returning Sgt. DeShazer back to work. He will first be assigned to the APD Academy to ensure he is in compliance with all POST certification requirements. His final assignment has yet to be determined. It is within my authority to set his assignment. I can assure the community that Sgt. DeShazer will not be in a supervisory or citizen-facing role”
This is a perfect example of the practical effect of white supremacy and how it can overrule even a police chief’s judgment on who he wants on his force. I admire the chief’s determination to limit the damage this cop can do to the public.
Human beings are being dehumanized right now, and once their humanity has been denied, they’re being treated as invaders, parasites, threats.
Immigrants are the most vulnerable targets of this administration, but they’re only the first target. Anti-Trump resisters and those who help immigrants will likely be next.
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail
In a fully developed human being, morality will be fully independent from legality. Morality is present in very young children and is considered innate in the human species. Legality is a result of civilization and reflects the will of those in power.
The morality of a society is revealed by its laws. Its legal structure reveals its values, particularly who is considered human and worthy of citizenship and the privilege that affords.
This collection is all over the internet. I have no idea who to credit. I’ll add to it as I find more fun responses.
As the prophecy foretold.
But at what cost?
So let it be written; so let it be done.
So…it has come to this.
That’s just what he/she/they would’ve said.
Is this why fate brought us together?
And thus, I die.
…just like in my dream…
Be that as it may, still may it be as it may be.
There is no escape from destiny.
Wise words by wise men write wise deeds in wise pen.
In this economy?
…and then the wolves came.