Black is… black ain’t…

Black is beautiful, just so we are motherfucking CLEAR. Black ain't "less desirable than other races", "inherently less attractive than other races" So... we are in the throes of yet ANOTHER online storm about black folks. Black women's looks, black women's bodies, black fathers and the old ass trope of omfg black folks are on … Continue reading Black is… black ain’t…

Violence…and loathing

After reading some of the articles outlining the actions, words and implied threat in the words bandied about since Barack Hussein Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States, and culminating in the shooting deaths of six people, and critical injury to Congresswoman Giffords the fear I have about President Obama living … Continue reading Violence…and loathing

Repost-The Wrath of Fools: An open letter to the far right

The Wrath of Fools: An Open Letter to the Far Right Monday 10 January 2011 by: William Rivers Pitt, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed The Wrath of Fools: An Open Letter to the Far Right (Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t) To: Palin-lovers, Fox … Continue reading Repost-The Wrath of Fools: An open letter to the far right

Words have power and meaning

Like the rest of the country, I've been watching the coverage of the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords at a local Safeway in Arizona. Like others I've watched pundits, the local blogger and everyone in between postulate on what motivated the shooter(s)*. I'm horrified at the loss of life, of a nine year old girl who … Continue reading Words have power and meaning

More on Moonfail… and how Wiscon has disappointed me

So there's plenty more going around the web on the lack of response from Wiscon's concom, especially after the governing body SF3 has suggested that E Moon's (link goes to the post that kicked this off) GOH invitation be rescinded. There are others who have spoken far more eloquently than I ever could, those that … Continue reading More on Moonfail… and how Wiscon has disappointed me

This country was not ready for a black president

...and thus I will say what has been brewing in the back of my head for months. The vitriol against President Obama shows that this country was not ready for a black president. Yeah, I said it. The fact that these whackjobs are coming out of the woodwork with no fear of reprimand for threatening … Continue reading This country was not ready for a black president

I’d like to return this helping of misogyny I got with my superbowl ads please.

So I watched the Superbowl as usual. I grew up in a household of my mother and grandmother both of whom love/d football. To this day I'd better not call my mother while a game is on or I will get hung up on. Why might that be relevant? Because we are all women, and … Continue reading I’d like to return this helping of misogyny I got with my superbowl ads please.

What was that about Post Racial Society?

Analysis: Gates Arrest a Signpost on Racial Road By JESSE WASHINGTON, AP National Writer Jul 23, 2009, 08:35 Summary: It took less than a day for the arrest of Henry Louis Gates to become racial lore. When one of America's most prominent Black intellectuals winds up in handcuffs, it's not just another episode of profiling; … Continue reading What was that about Post Racial Society?

My $2.00 worth on White Privilege

After discussions, upon discussions where sometimes I feel like the person I'm talking with genuinely "gets it" and many other times where people just can't/won't/refuse to understand their privilege, I've decided to spell it out for people and hope they actually read, comprehend and think about what's coming in this post. What's about to be … Continue reading My $2.00 worth on White Privilege

Proof positive that people have too much time on their hands

First up at bat.. PETA protests the famous Flying Fish market. They are claiming this is animal abuse, and is like "throwing dead kittens". Does anyone there realize two important things? 1. The fish are already DEAD and 2. They are being purchased and will eventually be eaten by customers of the market.  The third … Continue reading Proof positive that people have too much time on their hands

A note to those who want to claim.. but I didn’t know it was racist!

For the edification of the few dumbasses who still want to claim.. but I didn't know (insert phrase/imagery/well known historical fact) had a racist connotation! Really!!!! Here's some facts for you: 1. Watermelons + black folks = RACIST IMAGERY Saying you had no idea? Makes you out to be a dumbass racist, or at the … Continue reading A note to those who want to claim.. but I didn’t know it was racist!

The first and last bit on that NYPost cartoon that’s causing an uproar

Yes... I heard about the NY Post editorial cartoon. Not posting at length since I've said what I've got to say all over the internets yesterday. I also don't want to even conceive of what kind of arguments could be had over it here. Instead I give you what I sent the Post: To whom … Continue reading The first and last bit on that NYPost cartoon that’s causing an uproar

Drunken Negro face cookies? O_o;;; WHAT!

Baker in NYC sells these cookies and cannot for the life of him see what people are upset about. Are you fucking kidding me? I refuse to post a picture but here's a link to the story: LaFayette French Bakery in Greenwich Village is selling Drunken Negro Face cookies.. omg what? BOYCOTT THIS RACIST FUCKWAD. … Continue reading Drunken Negro face cookies? O_o;;; WHAT!

Meeks is totally missing the fucking point… AGAIN

Why doesn't someone stop his idiocy? He's making IL a laughing stock and making himself out to be a total nuisance to the City and State. I don't understand the point of protesting the Cubs game, or any other sporting event because I'm missing the tie between the local sports teams and his dog and … Continue reading Meeks is totally missing the fucking point… AGAIN

Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After “Obsession” DVD Hits Ohio

Has this been on a news blackout? How is it that no-one has heard of this until now?? On Friday, September 26, the end of a week in which thousands of copies of Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West -- the fear-mongering, anti-Muslim documentary being distributed by the millions in swing states via DVDs … Continue reading Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After “Obsession” DVD Hits Ohio

Westboro nutters have gone beyond the pale

Snagged from Brian. In respectful proximity... Westboro nutjobs actually have the bloody gall to ask Heath Ledgers family where they are hiding their sons body so they can protest his funeral. These bastards are so fucking sick... I wish they'd all just fucking die already.

How do you pay a man who never really accepted the job?!

How do you get paid for a job you never accepted, in a different state? Someone tell me cause I could use that kind of money!  Palatine man accused of collecting $470,000 in pay, benefits from New Jersey firm for job he never took By Ray Quintanilla and Liam Ford Tribune reporters 8:50 PM CST, … Continue reading How do you pay a man who never really accepted the job?!

Double Amputee not to be allowed in 08 Games, stupid reason as to why

So... a guy who has no lower legs, who has overcome that fact to become a world class athlete is disqualified from the Beijing Summer games because his prosthetics give him a "mechanical edge"? Someone explain that to me. Seriously, they should be holding this guy up as a role model for what you can … Continue reading Double Amputee not to be allowed in 08 Games, stupid reason as to why

Oak Forest fire was intentional, it was a case of caste system…

This motherfucker is crazy. Seriously, you are going to murder your own child just because her husband comes from a lower caste? Time for me to pull a Karnythia... what would you do if your child married "beneath them"? In your opinion. I hope to the Gods it's not what this crazy fucker did. Article … Continue reading Oak Forest fire was intentional, it was a case of caste system…

White supremacist group sues Jena, NO

December 19, 2007   White Separatist Group Sues Town of Jena, La., Over Parade Rules A white separatist group planning a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Jena, La., is suing the town, claiming officials are violating the Constitution by asking participants not to bring firearms, changing the parade route by one block and … Continue reading White supremacist group sues Jena, NO

-_-# Re-Virginisation… what the fuck? Surgery to “replace” a woman’s hymen is a new trend

LJ User Lauredhel did a post on the trend of "revirginization" that is sweeping parts of the world. All I can say is a hearty OMGWTFH is wrong with the people selling the concept and the women getting this horrendous surgery. The text of her post is under the cut for those that don't want … Continue reading -_-# Re-Virginisation… what the fuck? Surgery to “replace” a woman’s hymen is a new trend