(You can read the first part here, or just jump right on in.)
The most frustrating kind of debate about race is one with an intelligent, well-read white person who isn’t a racist, but still doesn’t “get” it. If you’re a racist, you’re easy to brush aside. If you’re ignorant, I can teach you things. But if you read things and those things didn’t affect your worldview, there’s really nothing about my experience that will change your mindset. However, that doesn’t invalidate the way I feel, and that is the most frustrating part of the conversation: Just because you don’t understand my feelings doesn’t render them invalid.
Cops go to the WRONG HOUSE and kill a 72-year-old man.
This sounds a lot like the Delma Towler story, where an 83-year-old woman was shot by the cops. Is it open season on innocent old people? Are our police forces so incompetent that they shoot-to-kill at anything that looks remotely dangerous?
Yes. And also — blunt and harsh statement coming — those old people would probably still be alive if they hadn’t been waving a gun around.
I know, big shocker right? I’m not really writing for straight men either, in case you needed me to make that plain as well.
Some recent events have made me reflect on how I’m perceived on the internet versus how I am in real life and I just want to put a few things down about my perspective on “blogging” or whatever it is I do over here in this corner of the internet.
Y’all. My omelettes be comin’ out perfect every single time now so I just wanted to share the good news and give you the play by play in case all of your omelette attempts basically end up as scrambled eggs.
You know how Republicans reaaaaalllly wanted to win the last Presidential Election? Remember how after they lost, everybody was all dang, I guess we are a lil too crazy, a lil too old, a lil too bigoted, a lil too GodThisNThat? Have you seen all the news clips touting a softer, more moderate Republican party that should be showing up any minute now?
Well. Not Today! Rachel Maddow ripped Virginia a new one last week because those batshit candidates are even worse than the ones that we all hated before.
Stop listening to Jenny McCarthy. Vaccinations don’t cause autism. You’re being silly. You’re the child heath equivalent of a climate change denier. Four people screaming their opposition against 400 others does not make the issue 50/50.
A great blog post…that irresponsible doctor who published the crap about autism and the MMR vaccination is morally responsible for a lot of preventable sicknesses. He’s been struck off the medical register here in the UK, and good riddance.
I randomly stumbled across this boy from my childhood on Facebook. We’ll call him Daniel. Daniel and I used to go to the same babysitter after school and during the summer, and he was about 3 years older than me. I didn’t add him or message him because his profile is all thugged-out and obnoxious…and his middle name is “Staygettinmoney.” But still. These flashbacks I’m having are ridiculous. And by ridiculous I mean extremely gay.