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Aug 22

cognitivedissonance:

Someone was spelling their last name on the phone with me and they just said, “B as in, uh, um… butthole.”

I’m exhausted, so therefore this is hilarious.

She’s here all week, folks.

Aug 18

Great Black Shark. #kobathedread #dogsofinstagram  (at Cherry Beach Dogpark)

Great Black Shark. #kobathedread #dogsofinstagram (at Cherry Beach Dogpark)

cognitivedissonance:

Fuck everything about this.
Wearing one of these shirts is flat out advertising a person’s disgusting racism and should be reviled as such. The KKK is also raising a defense fund for Darren Wilson. Let that sink in for a moment.
The cops met the 125 protestors on bicycles and on foot, with no riot gear, tear gas or SWAT. As opposed to tonight, when they gassed the crowd and threatened to shoot a reporter.

cognitivedissonance:

Fuck everything about this.

Wearing one of these shirts is flat out advertising a person’s disgusting racism and should be reviled as such. The KKK is also raising a defense fund for Darren Wilson. Let that sink in for a moment.

The cops met the 125 protestors on bicycles and on foot, with no riot gear, tear gas or SWAT. As opposed to tonight, when they gassed the crowd and threatened to shoot a reporter.

“[P]olice were caught on camera Sunday night threatening to mace one reporter and shoot another. At least two other journalists also claim they were arrested while following police orders.” —

Gawker

Every time I check my Twitter feed, I half-expect to see that a protester or reporter has been shot. This is so outrageously unacceptable. 

(via prettayprettaygood)

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Aug 17

Where is Bibi’s 'mazel tov' for Mahmoud and Morel? - Routine Emergencies Israel News | Haaretz -

"A light unto the nations." Yeah, right.

Aug 15

Dutch nonagenarian returns Righteous Among the Nations medal after six relatives killed in Gaza - World Israel News | Haaretz -

One less Righteous Gentile, thanks to Apartheid Israel’s campaign of indiscriminate slaughter in Gaza.

(Source: darachtheboat, via cognitivedissonance)

Aug 14

“As Karl Bickel, a senior policy analyst with the Justice Department’s Community Policing Services office, observes, police across America are being trained in a way that emphasizes force and aggression. He notes that recruit training favors a stress-based regimen that’s modeled on military boot camp rather than on the more relaxed academic setting a minority of police departments still employ. The result, he suggests, is young officers who believe policing is about kicking ass rather than working with the community to make neighborhoods safer. Or as comedian Bill Maher reminded officers recently: “The words on your car, ‘protect and serve,’ refer to us, not you.”” — One nation under SWAT: How America’s police became an occupying force - Salon.com

“Why are police calling the people of Ferguson animals and yelling at them to “bring it”? Because those officers in their riot gear, with their tear gas and dogs, want a justification for slaughter. But inexplicably…we turn our attention to the rioters, the people with less power, but justifiable anger, and say, “You are the problem.” No. A cop killing an unarmed teenager who had his hands in the air is the problem. Anger is a perfectly reasonable response. So is rage.

…How dare people preach and condescend to these people and tell them not to loot, not to riot? Yes, those are destructive forms of anger, but frankly I would rather these people take their anger out on property and products rather than on other people.

No, I don’t support looting. But I question a society that always sees the product of the provocation and never the provocation itself. I question a society that values property over black life. But I know that our particular system of law was conceived on the founding premise that black lives are white property…

[…]

Nothing makes white people more uncomfortable than black anger. But nothing is more threatening to black people on a systemic level than white anger. It won’t show up in mass killings. It will show up in overpolicing, mass incarceration, the gutting of the social safety net, and the occasional dead black kid. Of late, though, these killings have been far more than occasional. We should sit up and pay attention to where this trail of black bodies leads us….” — Brittney Cooper (via blue-author)

(Source: downlo, via cognitivedissonance)

“I’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that so far, the only ones in this situation who have killed someone are THE FUCKING FERGUSON POLICE DEPARTMENT. This is how they respond when their citizens, their own community, stand up and ask them to answer questions about the shooting of an unarmed teenager. Their response is exactly: “Fuck you, don’t you dare question our authority.” But with guns and armored vehicles and threats and tear gas instead of words. Goddammit.” — Ferguson Disgrace: Police Fire on Unarmed Crowds, Attack News Trucks