A family took in a orphan deer whose mother was killed. The family dog hasn’t left her side.
A family took in a orphan deer whose mother was killed. The family dog hasn’t left her side.
The guy snarled at me, looked at Dexter with disgust and said, “Your son is a f*cking fa***t.” He then started sauntering out, but not before he threw over his shoulder, “He’ll get shot for it one day.”
Everybody should read this story!
What George Zimmerman Can Do Now
Calm is prevailing. For now. At least, that’s something.
"However, in theory, at least, here is what is now possible. Some night very soon, if he so chooses, George Zimmerman can load his piece, tuck it into the back of his pants, climb into his SUV, and drive around Sanford, Florida looking for assholes and fucking punks who are walking through neighborhoods where he, George Zimmerman, defender of law and order, doesn’t think they belong. He can drive around Sanford, Florida and check out anyone who is dressed in such a manner as might frighten the average citizen who has been fed a daily diet of “Scary Black Kids” by their local news and by their favorite radio personalities, and who is dressed in such a manner as might seem inappropriate to their surroundings as determined by George Zimmerman, crimebuster. He can drive around Sanford, Florida until he spots an asshole or a fucking punk and then he can get out of his SUV, his piece tucked into the back of his pants, and he can stalk the asshole or the fucking punk, the one who is in the wrong neighborhood, or who is dressed inappropriately, at least according to George Zimmerman, protector of peace. If the asshole, or the fucking punk, turns around and objects to being stalked — or, worse, if the asshole, or the fucking punk, decides physically to confront the person stalking him — then George Zimmerman can whip out the piece from the back of his pants and shoot the asshole, or the fucking punk, dead right there on the spot. This can happen tonight. That is now possible. Hunting licenses are now available and it’s open season on assholes, fucking punks, and kids who wear hoodies at night in neighborhoods where they do not belong, at least according to George Zimmerman, defender of law and order, crimebuster, and protector of the peace, because that is what American society has told George Zimmerman, and all the rest of us, is the just outcome of what happened on one dark and rainy night in February of 2012.
The judgment, when it finally came, was a dull and predictable thing. Pictures of Trayvon Martin showing off on his Facebook page trumped pictures of him on the ground, blank-staring at the night sky, a hollow point through his chest, the way so many of us hoped they wouldn’t, but suspected they would. It was hard at that moment, when the jury gave George Zimmerman back his gun, to remember that this trial wasn’t supposed to happen at all. The Sanford P.D. was ready to hand Zimmerman back his gun with a fast shuffle until people got into the streets and suggested, loudly, that maybe the circumstances required another look. This is something that should be remembered now by all those sharp guys who talk about how the evidence cut both ways, and about how the prosecution overcharged the defendant, and about how well the defense mounted its case. There wasn’t supposed to be a trial at all. In theory, George Zimmerman could have been back, standing his post, watching for assholes and fucking punks, the very next night, according to the original assessment made by local law enforcement. Instead, people who filled George Zimmerman’s fevered definition of assholes and fucking punks roamed free, wearing their hoodies at will. The gated communities of Sanford have had to do without his watchful eye, and his ready aim, for longer than the Sanford police thought was suitable a year ago. I am glad the gated communities managed to survive the siege.
Thought experiments are useless now. Of course, if the races of the two participants were reversed, Trayvon Martin already would have been doing time. Of course, black kids have to walk through a world in which how they’re dressed is evidence against them, and how they behave when profiled by sanctioned (and manifestly incompetent) quasi-vigilantes is different from how all the rest of us are entitled to behave. They are prima facie assholes and fucking punks. Of course, black kids can’t win fights without getting shot through the chest. They are supposed to act very politely, speak when spoken to and, maybe, just get off the sidewalk when they come in contact with people like George Zimmerman, who is out on that wall because we want him on that wall. We need him on that wall.
And, of course, this was not about race because nothing is ever about race. The prosecutors even told us that it wasn’t about race. The defense won its case because this was not about race. The sharp guys and pundits will spend all weekend explaining how race was an element of the events that night, but that the case, ultimately, was not about race. And because this case was not about race, nothing out of our history counts, because our history, here in the land of the free, is not about race, either. Because our history is not about race, a few weeks ago, when the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, what happened on the Edmund Pettus Bridge was not relevant. Because our history is not about race, last night, Emmett Till was not relevant, even though a few people inconveniently brought him up. But that was years ago, and the country has changed, and it is John Roberts’ Day Of Jubilee, and this trial was not about race because nothing is about race any more.
Calm is prevailing. For now. At least, that’s something. There will be much for George Zimmerman to do. Things may be a little rough back home, but there will be the victory tour on Fox. And the inevitable book deal. There will be the long career as a hero to the people in the communities that feel themselves besieged by assholes and fucking punks in their hoodies. There will be a long, lovely ride surfing the strange and wonderful celebrity that will befall him now because he stood up to the people who defend the rights of asshoes and fucking punks to walk in their hoodies through neighborhoods where they don’t belong, according to him, George Zimmerman, American hero.
But, sooner or later, what American society has told him he can do, what it has now made possible, is that George Zimmerman can load his piece, tuck it into the back of his pants, climb into his SUV, and cruise the rainy streets of Sanford in the night, all of his senses a’tingle, all his instincts honed, on the lookout with his hunter’s eye for assholes and fucking punks. There’s one down the block. What the hell’s he doing here? Asshole. Fucking punk. Better pull over and check this out.
Nothing good has come of this whole situation. Nothing.
And the last word, as it so often does in situations like this, belongs to John Dos Passos.
All right we are two nations.”
So many times this!
I love the sarcastic additions to his name SFM! I’m going to tell this writer how epic this text is!
This gentleman has it down perfectly! I hope he’ll remain more than right!
Black people aren’t the only minority in America. They need to stop acting like they are. We don’t owe them shit.
If you feel you’re being treated unfairly do something about it. Don’t go trashing other people for standing up for what they believe in.
Also before I get whatever sort of mail do note that I am Caucasian too.
Does anyone remember this girl? Probably not, but she was murdered in 2012 and you didn’t see The Miami Heat come out on the court riding bikes or other celebrities put a pink streak in there her in her honor.
She was brutally murdered by 2 punk ass little bitches, over bike parts. She was a defenseless girl against 2 bitches. She could have been easily pushed off the bike and the ASSHOLES would have been on there way,but no. She was brutally beat and killed and stuffed in a GODDAMN trash can. Since everyone is seeing color/race issue the last couple days, enjoy this.
This was 2 black boys who could have stolen a white girl’s bike but instead chose to BRUTALLY MURDER her. Where was justice in the Media? What celebrities showed support and tribute to this little girl when she was murdered? I don’t see LIL JON or anyone else wearing a “JUSTICE FOR AUTUMN TSHIRT” NONE. But if the “RACES” were reversed this would be considered a “HATE CRIME”
BOTH sides need to stop arguing, this BS about what race the murderers were is racist all in itself. It’s implying the color of their skin had them do what they do. People of all races are great people and people of all races are terrible people. It’s not about skin color or religion or sexuality it’s simply about what kind of person you are.
And most importantly if you’re upset nobody made a fuss about her, why didn’t YOU? The fact that people went out for Trayvon has NOTHING to do with the fact that people didn’t do so for this poor girl. They didn’t stop you. There was no judge who said only one party got to demonstrate. Don’t blame people who care, for other people’s lack of compassion that’s so fucked up!
As for me, poor both of them and poor mankind for such ludicrousness as racism!
Feminism in today’s society and in the movie “Mona Lisa Smile”Don’t forget you have to read the pictures from the bottom up.. LOL
Does anyone have a link for a gif set of this scene or something? Please let me know ^.~
If you’ve lost respect for Cote in this process, I’ve lost respect for you. She obviously fought till the end in something she believed in (fair pay) and as a woman, she was screwed again. Please understand that while this may feel like she was being selfish, it was the exact…
Though I can’t quite believe they’re that dumb. I know this happens a lot in Hollywood but with Cote they just have to know it’s gonna go down without her and they’ll lose more money in the process.. But then again maybe they don’t wanna do more seasons or they think with doing so very well it won’t make a difference. I hate all those shondas and networks and everybody ruining our lives over crap like this
I know this is in a lot of seemingly irrelevant tags, but please, bear with me for just one moment.
PEOPLE OF TUMBLR: Our fandom needs your help, now more than ever!
If you aren’t aware, the NCIS fandom has recently lost a cast member who plays a central part in the show, Cote de Pablo.
Why, you ask? BECAUSE SHE WAS SICK OF BEING PAID SUBSTANTIALLY LESS THAN HER “EQUAL” MALE COUNTERPARTS.
In fact, she makes an average of $120,000 per episode, compared to the $175,000 made by her male co-stars.
Cote stood up for what she believed in, and now we need to stand up for her. So I’m calling on all the fandoms to help us: If you’ve ever known what it feels like to lose half of your OTP, please help us.
After 8 years of having her be a part of this show, not only are we losing a special character, but our ship has now lost any chance of being canon.
It will take you five seconds but make a fuckton of difference. Please sign this petition and reblog this post to spread the word.
Please help us get our baby back!
Tried out the NOH8 app because I’ve always wanted my own picture. Don’t like the shape of the tape so I’ve left it out. Still like it. Waiting for improvements.
Active duty troops marched in a San Diego pride parade this weekend. Ask, tell.
The American Psychological Association is calling on state and federal officials to stop anti-gay legal measures and to legalize same-sex marriage.
The scientific and professional organization’s guiding body voted unanimously at its annual meeting this week in Washington to declare its support for “full marriage equality for same-sex couples.”
The resolution “clarifies the Association’s support for same-sex marriage” in light of new research, the group said. A similar resolution in 2004 opposed discrimination against same-sex relationships, but refrained from a more formal policy recommendation.
Dr. Clinton Anderson, APA associate executive director, said that the timing of the resolution is an indirect result of several states’ legalization of marriage.
"We knew that marriage benefits heterosexual people in very significant ways, but we didn’t know if that would be true for same-sex couples," said Anderson, who is also director of the APA’s Office on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns.
Now that six U.S. states permit same-sex marriage, researchers have been able to conduct studies with those couples.
The research, Anderson said, indicates that marriage “does confer the same sense of security, support, and validation” to same-sex couples as to heterosexual ones.
The resolution also points to evidence that ongoing political debate about marriage creates stress for gay men and lesbians and perpetuates stigmas and prejudice about their communities. This stress can make people physically and psychologically sick, the APA says, calling the link between stress and illness “well established.”
Maggie Gallagher, chairman of the board of the National Organization for Marriage, takes issue with the assertion that legalizing same-sex marriage would improve community acceptance of homosexuality.
"There is no evidence that gay teens are better off in Massachusetts, a state that has gay marriage, than they are in Wisconsin, a state which has passed a marriage amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman," she said in an e-mail response to CNN.
Gallagher continued, “The release of this statement is unfortunately going to undermine confidence in APA statements generally, I would predict.”
Both the National Organization for Marriage and the APA are skeptical of one solution to the gay-marriage debate: civil unions. Rhode Island NOM executive director Chris Plante is quoted in a press release on the NOM website calling the move “nothing more than a Trojan Horse that will usher in same-sex marriage sooner rather than later.” Elsewhere on its website, NOM calls for dealing with legal and economic benefits separately from any discussion of marriage or unions.
The APA also feels that civil unions miss the mark.
"Anything other than marriage is, in essence, a stigmatization of same-sex couples. Stigma does have negative impacts on people," Anderson said.
"That’s the analysis that we’ve come to and why we’ve decided to support full marriage equality — because domestic partnership or civil union will still convey the message that same-sex couples are not as good."
Omg like I haven’t loved psychiatrist/psychologists enough already!
One week from today, the military will officially be done with Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Judging from the upcoming Marine Corps Times cover story, it looks like the military’s ready.
Do Ask, Do Tell of the Day: Navy Lt. Gary Ross (r) and his partner of 11 years, Dan Swezy, exchange vows at 12:01 AM on September 20, 2011 — the moment “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” officially became null and void.
The Arizona couple chose to tie the knot in Vermont so they could be legally united at the first possible moment after the discriminatory law’s official repeal.