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The GOP Health Care Plan

At least SOMEONE found Bigfoot...

Hotel California - Majek Fashek

Darn Cats...

The Fate of Martin Bashir...

Has come to fruition due to the inability of the left to unconditionally support those figures that deserve unconditional support.

The Right does that all the time with their media figures, that's why they get to stick around to say even more outrageous shit. However, the Left is ready to drop a bomb on anyone who sways from the true path at the drop of the hat. In that way, we're our own worst enemy. It depicts us as wishy-washy and lacking conviction.

We stand up for causes, even flawed ones, but flawed people, true lefties with their hearts in the right places but who are fallible as the next guy? No, they have to be sacrificed at the stake of the sake of intellectual purity.

If I ever hear another complaint about the Right's continuous support of Fox News, Limbaugh, Beck, Palin or any one of those fools, after watching the same people throw one straying leftie after another onto the garbage pile, I'm gonna puke my guts out.

There was plenty of time to save Martin Bashir's job… But, I guess that he just wasn't pure enough to give a damn.

There are some other things that I'd love to say about this, but I'm keeping those things out to keep the thread jackers away.

I'm upset and deservedly so.

They want you to be consumers, not citizens...

Behind the Bloodshed: The Untold Story Of America's Mass Killings

Since 2006, there have been more than 200 mass killings in the United States.

Well-known images from Newtown, Aurora and Virginia Tech capture the nation’s attention, but similar bloody scenes happen with alarming frequency and much less scrutiny.

USA TODAY examined FBI data -- which defines a mass killing as four or more victims -- as well as local police records and media reports to understand mass killings in America. They happen far more often than the government reports, and the circumstances of those killings -- the people who commit them, the weapons they use and the forces that motivate them -- are far more predictable than many might think.

Yet no one is keeping track.


Three white college students file racial discrimination complaint against (black) professor

Three white college students file racial discrimination complaint against professor over lesson on structural racism

One of the students allegedly asked professor Shannon Gibney, "Why do we have to talk about this?" VIDEO


A black female professor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College was formally reprimanded by school officials after three of her white male students were upset by a lesson she taught on structural racism.

Shannon Gibney says that the students reacted in a hostile manner to the lesson in her Introduction to Mass Communication class, with one of them asking her, “Why do we have to talk about this in every class? Why do we have to talk about this?”

“His whole demeanor was very defensive. He was taking it personally. I tried to explain, of course, in a reasonable manner — as reasonable as I could given the fact that I was being interrupted and put on the spot in the middle of class — that this is unfortunately the context of 21st century America,” she explained in an interview with City College News.

Gibney says that, after this initial comment, another white male student said, “Yeah, I don’t get this either. It’s like people are trying to say that white men are always the villains, the bad guys. Why do we have to say this?” These students continued to argue and disrupt the lesson until Gibney told them that if they were troubled by her handling of the subject, they could file an official complaint with the school’s legal affairs department.


Hunger Games and the Limits of White Imagination

Olivia Cole
Posted: 11/24/2013 10:49 pm

After watching Hunger Games: Catching Fire this weekend, I was pleased to see that Beetee, the brilliant inventor and electric genius from District 3, was played by none other than Jeffrey Wright. I was also pleased that I didn't hear any muttering in the theater about the fact that Beetee was black. We all remember the disgusting racist backlash when the first installment of the film cast Amandla Stenberg, a young black actress, as Rue (despite the fact that Rue was indeed black in the book). But my pleasure didn't last long. The next day on the bus, I overheard a young woman and her friends -- who had just come from the film, apparently -- exchanging their thoughts about what they had just seen, and the young woman said, "I thought it was awesome. Well, except for Beetee. Why the f*ck did they make him black? Beetee wasn't black."

Folks. Let me tell you something. You might want to sit down, because this could be a shocker for you. Here it is. Are you ready?

The Hunger Games is not real. (Gasp.) I know. Stunning. This dystopian world in which children are sent into an arena to fight to the death is, in fact, fictional, imaginary, fantastical. And you know what that means. That means that the appearances of the characters therein are also not real. That is, they are subject to the imagination of the reader. Katniss is described as "olive-skinned," which can be interpreted semi-loosely, but Beetee? He was merely described as having "ashen skin" and black hair. Lots to play with there. Right? It's a book. He looks different to all of us in our heads.


Skynet, thy name is Amazon...

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