Tuesday, October 16, 2018

It's Their Calling Card

White women seem to be calling the police on black people (mostly men) at a very noticeable rate. Most time, it for the most mundane actions. Is it a race thing or a power thing?

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

All Things Cosby

Friday, September 21, 2018

Apparently, Blog Posts = News Articles When You Are Trying to Support Your Political Friends

As honored as I would be for someone to link here as if this was the Washington Post or LA Times, those institutions are mostly made up of journalists and I'm not one.

So why do I bring this up? TYT explains.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Run on Behalf of the People, and You Can Get Elected

So Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez beat the odds and won the primary from incumbent Joe Crowley.

While everyone from CNN to Fox News tries to make this about Ocasio-Cortez's age, gender, race or experience, I believe it came down to two important things: (1) she currently lives in the district than she was running for (Crowley is currently residing in Virginia) and (2) she was running on a populist platform.

The second point will most likely be overlooked by the pundits and even some self-proclaimed left-leaning groups, mainly because Crowley was in line to replace Nancy Pelosi (if/when she retired) as one of the major mover and shakers of the Democratic Party. But no one should dismiss that because Ocasio-Cortez kept on message and funneled her progressive policies through populist lenses (people forget that Trump also ran on a populist message) she was able to make inroads and get votes that normal newcomers usually fail to acquire.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Around the Internets

  1. (TheRoot): People like Sean Hannity are the real welfare queens.
  2. (Gizmodo): Do trust everything you see and hear in a video. 
  3. (SocialSecurityWorks): The GOP-led Congress almost wiped our surplus clean.
  4. (JimmyDore): CNN is about to get sued. 

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

When Capitalism Meets Law Enforcement...

...you get people like Sheriff Donny Youngblood of Kern County, California, who advocates shooting to kill instead of shooting to wound because it's more cost effective in the long run. As opposed to say, making sure that you're shooting the right person in the first place.

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Thursday, April 05, 2018

Navy Chaplin Wades in the Wrong Waters

And by "wade in the wrong waters," I mean, "gets caught having sex on tape at a bar."

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Georgia On My Mind

Monday, February 26, 2018

A Few Myths Related to Guns Violence in America

  1. Gun violence is mostly committed by those with mental illness. (Actually, about 5% of those who commit gun violence have a "diagnosable mental illness.")
  2. If more African-Americans bought guns, it would scare lawmakers into passing sensible gun regulation. In truth, thanks to the NRA cash trumps inherent racism
  3. Video games are making our children violent. On the contrary, groups like the NRA are using first-person shooter video games to indoctrinate a new generation of potential gun enthusiasts
When you look at the gun industry as a microcosm of America's military-industrial complex (aka, "war is good for business") the reason why things are the way they are makes more sense. 

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

No Main Topic

  1. For some reason, our military is slow to react and losses track of the money they spend. So why are we giving them so much cash? 
  2. The "Shock Doctrine" has come to Puerto Rico
  3. The impact of the upcoming Black Panther movie. 
  4. President Trump's lawyer says that he paid off Stormy Daniels