duh, but still has to be said :(
duh, but still has to be said :(
To everyone who is bemoaning how “bad” this current Star Trek movie is (not that they don’t like it, that’s a matter of personal taste, but claiming that it is a “bad” movie implies an objective standard) …just a thought from the critics (who are actually professionals and know a shit ton more…
I’m definitely on board with this, and I’d like to add that a lot of the assholes I argue with (on FB, and the “asshole” is kind of affectionate as these men are, technically, my friends) are also remembering the shows (mostly TNG) with rose-colored glasses.
Lord knows I don’t have time to rewatch TNG and point out all the terrible, clunky episodes and rotten writing that happened, but if someone wanted to, I think they’d find that the way they hold the show as the best of all possible shows is kind of ridiculous.
DON’T GET ME WRONG. I love TNG. I love all Star Treks, with the exception of Nemesis and most of ENT (Hoshi Sato is a gem, though), but (and I stole this from Al Franken) I love it like an adult, where I can see that it has flaws, I acknowledge those flaws, I talk about those flaws, and I love it anyway.
But imachar, if you point out even a single problem with The Voyage Home I will never speak to you again. That movie is so much better than its 85% rating indicates. (Kidding.)
(Well, to be fair, it’s also a gentle parody of itself and therefore is mostly insulated against criticism, unless you want to pick apart the pacing or the like. BUT THE WHALES ARE THE BEST.)
But, no for Black slaves.
But ya’ll ain’t racist.
Whenever anyone goes, “What about the Irish?” it’s always telling that it’s pulled out to silence people talking about Black suffering.
But if you cared about Irish slavery, poverty, race riots or being driven out of town, wouldn’t the next logical step be to say, “So let’s make sure NO ONE suffers this shit, any where, any time, again?” and have empathy for everyone else who has?
Of course, by saying it only to silence other people talking about suffering, you’re showing you don’t care about the Irish or the Blacks, in fact you’re just using one group’s suffering as a cheap rhetorical trick to reinforce white supremacy and your hatred of Black folks, as if there’s a limited amount of empathy in the world and god forbid Black people get any of it.
summer is real cute until every fuckin type of insect comes out of the 8th circle of hell
hey u kids wanna buy some drugs
According to several reports coming out of Philadelphia, a former “hero cop” who was once rewarded for his bravery in the line of duty with a seat next First Lady Michelle Obama during a presidential speech is being held on $60 million bail (apparently one of the highest in Philadelphia history) for allegedly raping two women at gunpoint, among some other pretty terrible things.
Richard DeCoatsworth, a 27-year-old former police officer who attended President Obama’s first congressional address in 2009, has been charged with more than 32 crimes in three cases, including a domestic violence incident back on May 9 when he allegedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend. The most recent reports of stomach-churning violence from the ex-cop, however, claim that DeCoatsworth forced two women to take drugs and perform sexual acts on him.
NBC10’s account of DeCoatsworth’s misdeeds is fairly brutal, so be prepared:
A source tells NBC10 former officer Richard DeCoatsworth, 27, met one of the women at a bar on North Front Street two weeks ago, then forced her into prostitution at a Days Inn hotel along Roosevelt Boulevard.
Between 2 a.m. Thursday and Friday evening, DeCoatsworth went to the woman’s home along North Howard Street in the Fishtown-Kensington.
Once he arrived, DeCoatsworth forced that woman and a second woman, both in their 20s, to use drugs and perform oral sex on him at gunpoint, according to the source. The alleged victims reported the assault Friday only after DeCoatsworth went home, according to police.
Police raided DeCoatsworth’s house on the 2700 block of Salmon Street in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday. He was charged with rape, sexual assault, terroristic threats and related offenses. Police also confiscated drugs and guns from the home, according to a source. No word yet on what kind of drugs were removed from the home.
Bail has been set at $25 million for each of the victims in the rape cases. Another $10 million in bail was added for the May 9 domestic abuse, bringing DeCoatsworth’s grand bail total to a staggering $60 million, reportedly one of the largest in the long, sordid history of Philadelphia crime.
News of DeCoatsworth’s arrest didn’t come as a surprise to at least one of his neighbors, who, on the condition of anonymity, described him to NBC10 as “a thorn in the side of the neighborhood for so long.” Since his 2007 hero-making incident when (as a rookie officer) he chased after a suspect who shot him in the face, DeCoatsworth has had what one might charitably call a history of violence: in April 2009, his gun reportedly “went off” while he was assaulted trying to disperse a crowd, killing the suspect who assaulted him, and in September 2009, after stopping a motorcyclist, DeCoastworth and a fellow officer shot and wounded a second man who jumped on the motorcycle and allegedly drove at them (local witnesses claimed that the two suspects did nothing wrong).
In 2011, Internal Affairs investigated an alleged physical confrontation between DeCoatsworth and another officer. Later that year, DeCoatsworth retired from the police force on disability.
Demons run when a good man goes to war.
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a good man goes to war.
Friendship dies and true love lies
Night will fall and the dark will rise
When a good man goes to war.
Demons run, but count the cost.
The battle’s won but the child is lost.
em·bon·point (än’ bôn-pwăn’) n. :
The condition of being plump; stoutness.
————————————————[French, from en bon point, in good condition : en, in (from Latin in; see in-2) + bon, good (from Old French; see boon2) + point, situation, condition; see point.]
beanbags are great for keeping squirmy geniuses from escaping
if you listen closely you can hear a certain supersoldier going ‘heh heh heh’
I dedicate this little number to all those who like to say Disney princesses are nothing but passive, submissive, and horrible role models.
Bless this post.
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