Ships at a Distance

"No one ever talks about the moment you found that you were white. Or the moment you found out you were black. That's a profound revelation. The minute you find that out, something happens. You have to renegotiate everything." - Toni Morrison

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Rick Perry is preparing to run for President in 2016.

rafi-dangelo:

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Me, Nene Leakes, and Nene’s Original Nose are not here for this at all.  Rick Perry just announced that he won’t be running for reelection as Texas’ governor in 2014 and he won’t give any firm answers on 2016.

Plus, he keeps making all these dickhead moves to pander to the hardcore Conservative Right that bankrolls his campaigns and shows up to vote in Primaries.

Gird your loins, America.  Rick “Niggerhead Ranch” Perry is coming back for round 2.

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I live in Texas. I’m rage-quitting TX as soon as I can afford it.

Filed under texas rick perry abortion healthcare big business

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Rambling Wednesdays: What if Washington took away all federal funds pumped into Red States?

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This is just a short little tangent, but I think the only way to really change the thinking of the Poor Republican is to take away all of their government benefits.  You really want to see what reduced spending and budget cuts look like?  Well OK then.  Let’s see how well you do when Blue States aren’t paying for all of your services.

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Rick Perry’s sister will make a lot of money from Texas’ new abortion legislation.

rafi-dangelo:

Various news outlets have been focusing on different parts of the abortion battle in Texas, from Wendy Davis’ filibuster to the people’s protest to late term abortion restriction.  The closing of the majority of Texas’ abortion clinics due to new regulations is sliding under the radar, but it’s probably the portion that Rick Perry cares about the most since his sister stands to get very wealthy when abortion clinics close.

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I live in Texas right now and this is very relevant. It’s making my usually-apathetic self join my university’s NOW chapter and go advocate women’s rights. No srsly, Texas is ridiculous.

Filed under texas womens rights rick perry sexism abortion

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Today in Gun Happy America: Cops go to the wrong house and kill a 72-year-old man.

rafi-dangelo:

Read that title again and really let it sink in.

Cops go to the WRONG HOUSE and kill a 72-year-old man.  

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This sounds a lot like the Delma Towler story, where an 83-year-old woman was shot by the cops.  Is it open season on innocent old people?  Are our police forces so incompetent that they shoot-to-kill at anything that looks remotely dangerous?

Yes.  And also — blunt and harsh statement coming — those old people would probably still be alive if they hadn’t been waving a gun around.

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The bigger issue with Miley Cyrus is her complete obliviousness to the differences in public reaction when it comes to herself versus black people. When Miley Cyrus plays at ratchet, we get three reactions: fangirls/fangays spooing all over themselves telling the internet how much they love her, non-fans giving deep eyerolls and moving on to the next, and middle-aged white people making vague statements about how they’re “concerned” about her state of mind. The reaction she does not get is that if she were shot by a neighborhood watchman, then she deserved it because she flips the bird and does drugs and glamorizes hoodrat behavior.

That’s my problem. My problem is black kids like Trayvon Martin play at being ratchet everyday and the rest of America looks at them like they’re all budding criminals. The defense in that case put Trayvon Martin’s character on trial, by wanting us to infer that he was headed down the wrong path to prison anyway. Because of a few Myspace photos and a toxicology report, we should be glad we got that thug off the streets. They turned him into a thug for doing the exact same things that Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber do, the exact same things that millions of little white kids do in their gated communities, driving around in Daddy’s SUV listening to old-school NWA and rolling spliffs and bragging about it on social media.

That is what white privilege looks like. If you are a white apologist who continuously doubts that white privilege exists, ask yourself if Miley Cyrus or any other 20-year-old white girl would be put on trial posthumously if someone shot her for walking around in a hoodie. That is the definition of white privilege.

So let’s talk about _____ .: Miley Cyrus says she should be able to make shitty videos because…George Zimmerman.  (via blackrebeldivineroyalsoul)

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The bigger issue with Miley Cyrus is her complete obliviousness to the differences in public reaction when it comes to herself versus black people. When Miley Cyrus plays at ratchet, we get three reactions: fangirls/fangays spooing all over themselves telling the internet how much they love her, non-fans giving deep eyerolls and moving on to the next, and middle-aged white people making vague statements about how they’re “concerned” about her state of mind. The reaction she does not get is that if she were shot by a neighborhood watchman, then she deserved it because she flips the bird and does drugs and glamorizes hoodrat behavior.

That’s my problem. My problem is black kids like Trayvon Martin play at being ratchet everyday and the rest of America looks at them like they’re all budding criminals. The defense in that case put Trayvon Martin’s character on trial, by wanting us to infer that he was headed down the wrong path to prison anyway. Because of a few Myspace photos and a toxicology report, we should be glad we got that thug off the streets. They turned him into a thug for doing the exact same things that Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber do, the exact same things that millions of little white kids do in their gated communities, driving around in Daddy’s SUV listening to old-school NWA and rolling spliffs and bragging about it on social media.

That is what white privilege looks like. If you are a white apologist who continuously doubts that white privilege exists, ask yourself if Miley Cyrus or any other 20-year-old white girl would be put on trial posthumously if someone shot her for walking around in a hoodie. That is the definition of white privilege.

So let’s talk about _____ .: Miley Cyrus says she should be able to make shitty videos because…George Zimmerman.  (via blackrebeldivineroyalsoul)

(via butimaqueerleader)

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