Friday, 19 November 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted of all charges in Kenosha shooting

quote [ Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted Friday on all charges for shootings that killed two men and injured a third during last year?s violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin. ]

Oh no. This can only lead to terrible things in the future. I really hope the protests aren't too violent this time.
[SFW] [politics] [+6 WTF]
[by ooo[......7@6:21pmGMT] [15 comments]

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Response to BBC transphobia

quote [ What really annoys me is that the BBC said that the article ?met their standards? which to me isn?t a defense of the article, it?s a damnation of their standards

-Best comment from the video right here ]

So, Shaun the talking skull isn't the first place I've heard of this article, but he did sum it up better than the earlier ones I've seen about it. And Shaun has previously talked about the BBC's transphobia in at least one other video, where he goes into Terry Pratchett's "Monstrous Regiment". I'll say a little more in extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+3 Underrated]
[by Headlessfriar@1:49amGMT] [7 comments]

Friday, 12 November 2021

Where Did All the Public Bathrooms Go?

quote [ For decades, U.S. cities have been closing or neglecting public restrooms, leaving millions with no place to go. Here?s how a lack of toilets became an American affliction. ]

I like it when public bathrooms have scented candles

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:59amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

'Debarkle' or a humorously named breakdown of the Sad Puppy / Rabid Puppy Phenomena

quote [ Debarkle traces the history, events and subsequent consequences of the Sad Puppy/Rabid Puppy Kerfuffle at the 2015 Hugo Awards. ]

This was a noteworthy and involved event taking place over several years in the (literary) sci-fi fandom. Here's a literally exhaustive breakdown, and interestingly the author does a lot to contextualize these events in the politics of the 2010s.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Interesting]
[by lrdcthulu@2:13amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 5 November 2021

Your Boss and Landlord Vote

quote [ Your Boss & Your Landlord Vote follows the re-election campaign of Kshama Sawant, the socialist Seattle City Council member who Jeff Bezos spent a record-breaking $1.5 million trying to defeat.

In 2014, Sawant blazed a trail as Seattle?s first elected socialist in 100 years.

Since then, her office has spearheaded victories that led the way for socialists nationally, including the first $15 minimum wage, the Amazon Tax, and landmark renters rights victories.

As she runs for re-election in 2019, it becomes clear just how much of a threat this movement is to the owning class of Seattle. ]

Haven't watched this yet, but I remember seeing some of the insane crap that Amazon pulled in Seattle around this time. I'm sure it'll be interesting.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Good]
[by steele@3:54pmGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 25 October 2021

Exploretalent & the phenomenon of failed aspiring entertainers of the Right

quote [ Thread by @nicole_chenelle: Mega #thread on #exploretalent & the phenomenon of failed aspiring entertainers of the Right Some context: in the late 90's-early 00's, there were numerous nationwide talent searches tha...? ] - for the actual thread/more photos, etc.

I haven't dug too much into this as a disclaimer and it is both "Well, that makes sense because it's always projection" and "This is bad shit insane conspiracy stuff and I don't have time to make sure it isn't complete batshit insane stuff."

And uhh... I guess Happy Monday!
[SFW] [politics] [+5 Interesting]
[by conception@7:21pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Political Cruelty | The Takeaway: Deep Dive with Dorian Warren

quote [ To me, I think that's actually one reason why things feel so divided and partisan right now, is because the overall majority consensus around the acceptance of whiteness and white democracy has collapsed, and white nativists can't even trust other white people to support them. ]

Heard this on the radio, and while the whole piece is extremely insightful, I feel the quote above really gets to the root of the "own the libs" mentality.

There's also a transcript on this page for those of you who prefer to read.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Underrated]
[by mechavolt@4:38pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Infrastructure Weak!

quote [ Hi. Here is our episode on infrastructure, infrastructure bills, and Infrastructure Week! And not climate change. Nope, this episode is totally not about climate change. ]

Eat the dragon meat with me. Or the ice cream. But then. maybe the dragon meat?
[SFW] [politics]
[by steele@10:00pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 6 September 2021

Arkansas jail inmates say they were unknowingly given unproven COVID-19 treatment ivermectin

quote [ "We never knew that they were running experiments on us, giving us ivermectin. We never knew that," one inmate told CBS News. ]

Oh I'm mad. So mad. This is bullshit. Cmon, COME ON.

Goddammnit, I don't have much to add apart from rage.
[SFW] [politics] [+7 WTF]
[by ooo[......7@2:50amGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Charles Koch funded eviction push while investing in real estate companies

quote [ Billionaire Charles Koch?s foundation has bankrolled three conservative legal groups leading the court battle to eliminate prohibitions against tenant evictions during the Covid-19 pandemic in America.

At the same time, Koch?s corporate empire has suddenly stepped up its real estate purchases during the pandemic ? including making large investments in real estate companies with a potential financial interest in eliminating eviction restrictions. ]

Gee, steele, why do you obsess so much about the Koch brother(s rot in hell, motherfucker) and their antics? I can't imagine, voice in my head, I can't imagine.
[SFW] [politics] [+7 Informative]
[by steele@10:24pmGMT] [5 comments]

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