“I was a Harry Potter nerd. Pencils were wands. I was going to Hogwarts. The whole thing. You don’t understand what a nerd I am. I mean, if they remade them, I’d still go. Like, I’ve seen all of [the originals], and that’s always going to be Harry. That’s always going to be Ron and Hermione. But if they did it again, I absolutely would go, because I want to see it all again.”—Jennifer Lawrence (via ruperts)
“Rather than workable solutions, my party is offering low taxes for the currently rich and high spending for the currently old, to be followed by who-knows-what and who-the-hell-cares. This isn’t conservatism; it’s a going-out-of-business sale for the baby-boom generation.”—
David Frum, noted conservative writer and former George W economic speech writer summing up the current situation of the GOP after the rise of the Tea Party. (via oceanicsteam)
You know things are getting out of control when David Frum is starting to sound reasonable relative to current GOP political rhetoric.
No matter who you are, what you have been through, how terrible you have felt, regardless of where you come from, what you do, what you look like, how you behave, always know that one thing above everything else is true.
“After we stripped the dead suspect and tested him for drug and alcohol use and then dug under his finger and toe nails for any incriminating DNA, we checked his blood-soaked clothes for any kind of evidence of wrong doing. All we found was 34 cents and a couple of baseball cards. …
That’s it? Gretchen Carlson asked dismayed.
Seems to me that something was obviously missing: why wasn’t there a receipt for the pop and candy? …
We at the Sanford Police Department asked the exact same question, Gretchen, Chief Bill Lee explained.
We concluded that the suspect must have stolen the candy and tea, and in my mind that bolstered Mr. Zimmerman’s self-defense claim.”—
Gretchen Carlson and Chief Bill Lee explaining their justifications for Zimmerman’s actions
I think I’m done with this case now. I’m washing my hands of it, because justice isn’t being served. Zimmerman wasn’t detained, he’s gone missing, Trayvon’s been completely dehumanized (stripped, tested for drugs/alcohol and violated for incriminating DNA while the killer roams free??) and apparently, he’s the suspect now.
Yep because 17 year olds are often rolling with money—anyone remember being 17 and like just 2$ or whatever or just enough money to buy your shit…and shop keepers always give out receipts! Also why assume that Zimmerman had anything to do with the shop keeper? Anti-blackness has absolutely NO LOGIC.
Fuck a duck. I really can’t believe they even came out their mouths with an explanation like this one. I hardly ever take receipts when asked when I use a card, much less when I use cash, and even less for a purchase under $5. On top of the fact that even when people automatically get receipts they often get thrown out right after hitting the door. Are you even joking with this bullshit.
White folks will say the stupidest shit to deny a hate crime occurred. And people agree with this shit because it’s said by White people. Don’t these fools realize that a 17-year-old kid isn’t going to have a debit card and therefore use cash to buy things? Nobody at a convenience store gives you a recepit for buying food with cash. Maybe I should shoot Gretchen Carlson and Chief Lee, because those two mother fuckers just stole my last bit of sanity.