Posts tagged wtf?.
So let’s just recap this year in American justice fail:
- Straight white woman guilty of murdering her own child: acquitted.
- Straight, wealthy white man guilty of raping a working-class woman of color: case dismissed.
- Innocent black man: death by lethal injection.
It has been an interesting day or so here in Toronto. We’ve just finished the longest City Hall meeting on record, with citizens waiting up to 20 hours to speak against proposed service cuts that would affect the most vulnerable members of our city.
At around 4:30am today our Mayor, Rob Ford, listened to a local children’s book author passionately defend our public library system. Upon learning that the author’s recent book is called Words That Start with “B”, Ford said “I can think of another word for her.” This is the Mayor of one of North America’s largest and most diverse cities.
Everywhere we look, garbage nightmares. The corporatist mayor of Canada’s largest (and among the world’s most diverse) city, who thinks it’s alright to call a citizen a bitch in a council meeting. Because she spoke up about the importance of libraries.
(via Clutch Magazine)
F*ck Esquire Magazine as a staff, a record label and a motherf*cking crew for this:
LOL! Get it? He was accused of forcing a woman to suck his dick (also known as rape…“rape rape”, if you are unclear on this one, Whoopi), so that’s probably not as good a blowjob as the one you get when you ask nicely, am I right? Unless, of course, you are a rapist and enjoy forced sex (allegedly).
This classy Tweet (smartly captured by Jezebel’s Irin and retweeted) was posted today, just after the release of the issue of Newsweek featuring the first interview with Nafissatou Diallo, the accuser in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case. The uncomfortable article (in which the interviewers use…uncomfortable language to describe the woman and her behavior) is available here and is little more than a continuation of the “guilty until proven raped” narrative that has surrounded the maid since the DA’s office seemed to lose confidence in the case.
Esquire is really sorry if you somehow don’t find forced oral sex hilarious: “Sometimes our sense of humor doesn’t come out the way we intend. Sorry if our previous Tweet offended anyone.”
- The richest 400 households can pay off every student loan for every single student in the entire United States. No more paying for an education, so that you can get a good job so that you can… well, pay off your education.
- The richest 400 could pay your rent, and the rent of every single renter in the entire United States for three years.
- The richest 400 could pay the mortgages of every house in the whole country for 14 full months.
- The richest 400 households can buy every single house that was foreclosed on in 2007 and 2008.
- The richest 400 households could pay the annual salaries of 19 million families for one year. So go ahead, take that year-long, family vacation around the world you’ve always dreamed of.
- The richest 400 can pay off all credit card debt for every single person in the entire United States. Imagine that! No more credit card debt looming over your shoulders!
- The richest 400 households can afford to give a $10,000 bonus to every single worker in the entire country. What would a hardworking person like you do with that extra money?
- The richest 400 can afford to buy a new car for every family in the United States. Meanwhile, many of us must ignore the flashing check engine light.
- The richest 400 can pay for 3 ½ years worth of gas for every driver in the country.
- The richest 400 households can afford to triple the number of teachers in the United States, then give every single one a $30,000 raise. Teachers are being laid off everywhere, their salaries are being cut, and they are suffering. Teacher-to-student ratios in schools are abysmal. But what can we do about it when so much wealth is in the pockets of so few families?
- The richest 400 families alone could replace 70% of all money lost in the Great Recession, for everyone! How much money did you, your parents, or grandparents lose in the Great Recession of 2008? 30%, 50% of your portfolio? Not only do the rich still have enough money to fund their wildest dreams, but they can also fund your retirements.
And I’m just like…
I don’t think a day has gone by where I haven’t side-eyed something Michelle Bachman has said/done…
these cant be our presidential nominee’s yall…
On feminism, sexism and the atheist community.
And how much of an asshole Richard Dawkins is.