#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Hashtag Calls Out Media's Portrayal of Black People

The hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown is currently trending on Twitter, as a well as a Tumblr devoted to side-by-side images of the same black person, in "respectable" attire and in outfits that could be deemed "thuglike." Which picture would the media use to represent you: the one where you were goofing off with friends and look like a “thug,” or your graduation picture? Guess which one the media tends to use? ...more
The Missing Niche Betty Fokker You accused me of putting words in your mouth; now you claim I am ... more

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Hashtag Calls Out Media's Portrayal of Black People

The hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown is currently trending on Twitter, as a well as a Tumblr devoted to side-by-side images of the same black person, in "respectable" attire and in outfits that could be deemed "thuglike." Which picture would the media use to represent you: the one where you were goofing off with friends and look like a “thug,” or your graduation picture? Guess which one the media tends to use? ...more
The Missing Niche  "If you don't want to be portrayed in a bad light, don't take pictures or ... more

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Hashtag Calls Out Media's Portrayal of Black People

The hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown is currently trending on Twitter, as a well as a Tumblr devoted to side-by-side images of the same black person, in "respectable" attire and in outfits that could be deemed "thuglike." Which picture would the media use to represent you: the one where you were goofing off with friends and look like a “thug,” or your graduation picture? Guess which one the media tends to use? ...more
"If you don't want to be portrayed in a bad light, don't take pictures or participate in ... more

Healthy Fatties Run Amok

As my Fokkerites have long known, fat/overweight people live longer than thin/normal people.  Guess what?...more
TerriCorriveau I have some problems with links! more

The Least of These

I have been seen pictures of “protesters”, many if not all of whom identify as “Christians”, attack buses full of little kids trying to escape violence in their home countries.There are few things I would like to say to the brave and stalwart asshats screaming at children in order to show their “patriotism”....more
Shellireads I am a Christian, too. I tend to call myself Episcopalian, however, so I am not ... more

Brandon Smith is an Asshat

The majority whip of the Kentucky legislature, a Republican by the name of Brandon Smith, recently opened his yakhole and claimed that it is the same temperature on Earth as it is on Mars.He actually said, in a snide mansplaining voice no less, that:...more
AlanMiller I blog whilst also parenting 3 daughters so my posts are often error-ridden sods more

It's Like People WANT Me to Slap Them

I love my mom. I love my dad. I love my sister-in-law. I am sure that everyone who is telling mom that my niece, Gozer the Destructor (AKA Betty Jr), doesn’t need testing for autism is saying it with the best of intentions.I am still gonna slap the piss out of everyone who thinks Gozer does not have Autism because she is “too social”, and thus no point in testing her for it.  ...more
LunaFCS Yeah, no risk of failing to diagnose a kid with Aspy's if she has a va-jay-jay! Nothing ... more

Bread Spread?

Oh, joy.I just got a call from Honda. My minivan’s “check engine” light was not indicating a minor something. It was indicating a major something. Namely my CO2 sensor and catalytic converter have both gone to live with Jesus. The cost, for parts and labor, will be about one thousand smackaroos. That is more clams than I would like to produce from my particular estuary.Again with the oh, joy....more
Denise LunaFCSYay!! more

Bread Spread?

Oh, joy.I just got a call from Honda. My minivan’s “check engine” light was not indicating a minor something. It was indicating a major something. Namely my CO2 sensor and catalytic converter have both gone to live with Jesus. The cost, for parts and labor, will be about one thousand smackaroos. That is more clams than I would like to produce from my particular estuary.Again with the oh, joy....more
LunaFCS I got 'em fixed. THANK YOU! more

Nationwide Ain't On Your Side

A new mother, Angela Ames, returned to work at Nationwide and needed a private, non-germy room in which to pump breast milk. People, including her female supervisor, didn’t give a shit how badly engorged breasts hurt and how embarrassing leaking can be....more
LunaFCS Insurance company. No surprise? more