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January 29, 2016

Placing bets now: In 40 weeks time, Republicans will trade in their passively racist language

for either sexist or anti-Semitic language. Placing bets!

January 27, 2016

Martyrdumb attempted: Eyewitness kill conspiracy theories Finicum dying on his knees

Finicum was part of a convoy headed Tuesday evening from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to the John Day Senior Center, where the armed militants apparently intended to set up a Committee of Safety as a form of shadow government ahead of a possible armed takeover of federal land in Grant County, Oregon.

State Rep. Michele Fiore (R-Nevada) and the “Bundy Ranch” Facebook page shared similar accounts of Finicum’s fatal shooting, each claiming the rancher had been shot with his hands up while his friends were arrested.

But that’s not exactly what happened, according to two eyewitnesses — who each posted their first-hand accounts in Facebook videos.

Damn those pesky fact thingies

It isn't going to stop. We have a new Ruby Ridge hero for RW assholes.
January 26, 2016

More Good Cops: Woman Jailed For Calling City Too Many Times To Report Drug Dealers

The NYPD is famous for their “if you see something, say something” policy. But a Bronx woman, 67, says she was punished by New York cops for reporting drug dealers in her neighborhood.

After Arles Cepeda, who lives in Castle Hill Houses, called the NYC “311” line “too many times” to report drug dealers, she was arrested and locked behind bars. Now she says she will file a federal lawsuit against the NYPD.

They threatened her with being put in an institution as well as arresting her.

When is enough enough with these fucking pigs?
January 25, 2016

Donald Trump Retweets Creator of Pic Showing Bernie Sanders Sent to Gas Chamber

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has been littered with odd moments, but this one takes the cake.

This Friday, Trump’s official Twitter feed retweeted this Tweet that takes a jab at GOP rival Jeb Bush. It shows a photoshopped image of Bush in front of the Trump Towers, holding up a “Vote for Trump” sign.

He is a fucking toad

Point and match. Fritz Kuhn has been resurrected.
January 19, 2016

Child is relentlessly bullied because her name is Isis.

A 14-year-old girl’s message to her bullies at school is going viral. The seventh grader has undergone constant tormenting and harassment from her peers because her first name is Isis.

“I have people come up to me and say why are you killing us Americans? I’m an American, too, how are you going to say that,” Isis says. It doesn’t take very much sleuthing to know that the young girl is entirely innocent in the matter. As Shakespeare said, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” meaning names are just personal labels that don’t define us or our character. Why should one little girl have to answer for the actions of a cruel organization, when it’s all just a bizarre coincidence?

I bet you the school does nothing to stop it.

There is a video the girl made. I don't tear up easily. But, I feel for her. I got it fore being the only Jew in a hick town.
January 19, 2016

My take on the Oscar's contraversy from a screenwriter and a Film Executive

There has been a big deal made about the lack of minority stars or films being pushed for Academy Awards. While my memory may be rusty, I can only really think of four minorities that have one Oscars:

Denzel Washington (Twice)
Halle Berry
Sidney Poitier
Haing S. Ngor for The Killing Fields

Again, I may be wrong, but these are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head. However, I may be mistaken.

Usually, I don't care what happens in Hollywood even though I work in it. It is of monumental uninterest to me the lives of the people in The Biz. I keep to myself and work at my Film Company's Hong Kong office. However, I will comment on what happened with this year's nominations.

I stand 100% behind Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith. All minorities, not just African Americans, should boycott the Oscars. My Company's founder and CEO is African American. Even if that weren't the case, I still stand behind Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Hollywood is a destructive force in the struggle for racial justice. As one studio exec told me about my screenplay on Gen. Joseph Stillwell: "While it's a great piece, it won't do well in the US. Americans want to see a movie where they kick Japanese ass during the day and fuck Chinese ass at night." I told him I wouldn't do that because it just wasn't true. He told I didn't know what I was talking about and that Chinese women throw themselves at Americans. I began speaking in Chinese and after, told him, in English, that I would never write a stereotypical piece like that. I own a house in China and am married to a Chinese national and you insulted her and me by thinking and saying what you said. That was three years ago in LA.

It's the same with African Americans. Unless you make a movie where you twerk, sell drugs, are in a gang or live up to the stereotypes of Africa and African Americans, you're DOA. Indie films are exceptions: "Fruitvale Station" and "Beasts of No Nations" are fine examples of being honest. "Straight Outta Compton" is a good example of being partially honest. But so many movies for and by African Americans (usually produced by old, rich white men) are just swill and stereotype: Portraying black people as hustlers (Rush Hour), boobs (Daddy Day Care), criminals (Four Brothers) or "the magic negro" as Spike Lee calls it ("Bagger Vance" and "Green Mile" are two great examples. Let's not go into Tyler Perry's movies on their portrayal of black people because I want to keep my blood pressure down.

Only a few movies have been honest about the African American experience. "Great White Hope," "Raisin in the Sun," "Fences," "Master Harold. . .and the Boys," and "Glory" are a few of the limited examples I will use.

Hollywood has a black person problem. They don't know how to treat African Americans. They don't know how to appeal to African Americans. They don't know African Americans. Those that sign the checks are rich white men so insulated from real life that they wouldn't know it if it crawl up their asses and died.

I stand with Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith. I believe Black Lives Matter. As a result, being in it now, I will say it: Hollywood has a racism problem. And it will not change overnight. Boycott the Oscars this year. Don't give it viewership. And if any of the winners have a social conscience, be like George C. Scott and Marlon Brando: Refuse your Oscar until minority actors, actresses, director and movies get the recognition they deserve if they are award worthy.

January 16, 2016

Assholes are everywhere, and treat people like shit. Mother with MS insulted while shopping

A Melbourne, Australia, mother recently fought back when she received a note on the windshield of her car asking, "Did you forget your wheelchair?" According to her Facebook post below, Justine Van Den Borne was parked in a disabled person spot when a bystander allegedly saw her walking without any issue and took offense. Van Den Borne was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the age of 35, and states that the disease is "slowly crippling my life."

I hate these kind of people

Her response to the insult on facebook
January 15, 2016

For those who live overseas and want to keep their lunch down, DUer, I need help

Please tell me what happened at the GOP debate.

I know. . .not much.

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Principle before party is my belief. Lifelong Democrat, but I have no tolerance for blue dogs, tepid centrists, or weak Democrats that feel apologetic to Republicans. The way to win a political war is to fight the enemy using their tactics against them.

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