Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Philando Castile: One More Justice Fail

I wanna do a credibly informed, cited post on the clusterfuck of social problems tied up in the fact that not only did Philando Castile get murdered for complying with an "officer"'s orders, but a POS jury acquitted the bully cop. But I'm just stuck on "fuck you bastards".

Imma just leave it at "fuck you bastards that don't deserve to wear badges."

"Fuck you bastards that decided this was justice".

"Fuck you bastards that have been tossing off bullshit like how he or any other victim of police escalation asked for what they got".

"Fuck you bastards that have been making fun of Diamond Reynolds and his family for being angry and upset".

"Extra fuck you bastards to hell for visiting any and all this scumbaggery on a four year old kid".

"Fuck the NRA bastards for being the cheap sorry bitches they are".

That pfftt sound is me spitting on the lot of you. Fuck you for being one of the reasons I'm frequently embarrassed to admit I live here.

Fuck the fact that I can't tell Diamond Reynolds or her daughter or Philando's family, or anyone else who's buried a loved one after shit like this, a damn thing that will help any of that. I wish them all peace and safety. I wish all of us peace and safety. And fuck you bastards that have a problem with me even saying that.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Salisbury Pride - We The Peopleing With Panache

Portable Weirdness will be at Salisbury Pride this Saturday, June 24th. Get your face to the place! It's free to the public to soak up some music, dance, fashion statements that are good for the soul, community info, human rights info, and some excellent opportunities to support your local artists and crafters and score some quality loot in one swell foop.

You know what else happens when you show up at GLBT Pride events? A kid that may be getting told "you're an embarrassment" or "you're a pervert" or "God hates you" at school or at home, with or without getting slapped around along

with it, sees that they aren't alone. Someone who got fired from their job or run out of their place to live or denied service at a business sees that other people give a crap what happens to them. Government officials see the numbers of people who want equality for everyone.

You don't even have to accept GLBT lifestyles to do all that. All you have to do is say "I'm not content to have some of my fellow human beings treated like garbage, even if I don't agree with them". We all bleed red, people.

And maybe, just maybe, the more people say that, the fewer times we'll have to know that GLBT people bleed the same color as all other Homo sapiens.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Cretaceous Amber Time Capsule

Fabulous Enantiornithes fossil in amber found in Myanmar, with loads of detail to learn from. Seriously jealous here.

Of all your species and era, you're one of the handful that we get to meet in person, Birdlet. Tell us stories, and live forever  ;0)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Muslims Speaking Up

Next time someone whinges that "the Muslim community needs to speak up against terrorists", plunk their butts down with some popcorn and this:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Charlotte March For Truth

It actually was more of a rally than a march due to permit timing, but I think last Saturday's gathering served it's purpose. It was meant to call attention to voters who are tired of the ongoing mudslide of "alternative facts" coming from Lord Commander Marmalade and his excuse for an administration. People who want some documentable facts to emerge in Russian involvement and influence in the election and the current who's who in the White House, business conflicts of interest for the same, obstructions of justice in the investigation into the same, and all the other shady mess also attached to the same.

 That's a lot of same. I'm hoping Comey's testimony tomorrow washes some of the obscuring sludge away, but I do have to be a little bit skeptical of how much he or anyone else are going to finally be willing to say, given tRump's habit of acting like a spoiled playground bully and how many Russian operatives seem to have come up dead in the last little while.

On one hand, if anything bad happens to Comey right now, or anything else seems to impede the ongoing investigations, it's going to make tRump and his clowns look even worse.

On the other, they don't really seem to care about that, and neither do the more rabid portions of The Base. And quite a few of them are waaaaaay too proud of how belligerent they can get about their right to wave guns around and do some loud chest beating for me.

Wasn't able to get pics of all the really great signs, but props to everybody who, as I've seen over and over again this year, put their creative muscle and heart where their opinions are.