There’s so much cross nailing, doubling down and attempts at justification in this story, it damn near gave me a headache.
And here: we have another reason that I would say I’m from California if I were to go out of state and anybody asks where I’m from.
This is one of those things that merit [hysterical laughter along with string of expletives] rather than “This white-passing (the radio host is hispanic) person is oh so painfully unaware of her racism that she’s trying to justify it.” I’m just gonna leave this post right here to shed light on the subtle racism and attempted justification that has been expressed.
What pisses me off even more that there’s a similar sentiment among some people in Arizona. It’s my home, and I’m not about to let this basic, bigoted attitude seep into it.
Sheriff (Joe) Arpaio, the top law enforcement official in sprawling Maricopa County, is perhaps best known for his hard-nosed treatment of prisoners and his aggressive raids aimed at illegal immigrants. But it is his department’s lackadaisical approach to more than 400 sex-crimes cases that has Sheriff Arpaio, 79, in trouble.
His deputies failed to investigate or conducted only the sketchiest of inquiries into hundreds of sex crimes between 2005 and 2007, investigations by Arizona law enforcement agencies have shown. Many of those cases involved molested children.
The cases were first reported several months ago in the local media but resurfaced in a recent article by The Associated Press, which prompted Sheriff Arpaio to defend himself at a news conference. “If there were any victims, I apologize to those victims,” he said on Monday, vowing to hold deputies accountable.
But his grudging mea culpa only incited more outrage.
“A sincere apology and acceptance of responsibility from Joe Arpaio to these victims would have been the professional and compassionate thing to do,” Bill Louis, a former assistant police chief at the El Mirage Police Department, wrote Thursday in the Arizona Republic. “But instead we once again witnessed Arpaio’s smug and defiant attitude — this time directed towards the very victims he neglected.”
Talk about a startling lack of empathy….
This type of shit isn’t even startling any more. Assholes.
Wow, FUCK YOU!
Ugh, that is just straight up meanspirited and NASTY of those people to be trivial.
An op-ed in today’s New York Times, “Does Sex Ed Undermine Parental Rights?” by Robert George and Melissa Moschella, is not as much about sexuality education as it is an overt example of how deeply the socially-conservative agenda is pervading all aspects of our…
That op-ed grinds my gears. The folks who wrote this op-ed are doing a horrible disservice to young people everywhere as well as the parents.
Because fuck the middle class, fuck people who use roads and bridges, but don’t fuck millionaires, whatever you do.
Republicans don’t want you to have jobs, because then the economy would improve and that would take away the main tentpole of their 2012 strategy.
this girl makes me so sad : \
DO YOU LIKE ME NOW, BOYS? AM I GETTING YOUR ATTENTION? DO YOU LIKE HOW I’M WILLING TO DEMEAN MYSELF FOR YOU? DOES IT MAKE ME COOL?
“i suffer from special snowflake syndrome and therefore i am above every other girl ever and i also am cooler in the eyes of boys which makes me better than every other girl ever, make me a sandwich hahaha sexism i like to oppress myself and contribute to misogyny” is all i hear.
^ for real.
gurl i’m chunky and i would never eat a double-friend twinkie, that sounds fucking disgusting jfc i want to hit people tonight also all i am getting is “let me be a broken record playa-playa-playa and say the same ish everyone’s heard before-ore-ore.”
urgh girls like this. jesus h. christ.
Making sexist and fat-shaming comments in order to please dudes is nothing new; it’s gross and sad.
I’m pretty disgusted by not only this comment, but by the other fat shaming comments that were posted on the same thread. THIS comment as well as other comments are what make gamers embarrassed to associate themselves to a community, especially when there are people who want to make the medium an enriching endeavor. To find it on a Mass Effect 2 fanpage, of all places.
Today in news that both enrages and doesn’t surprise me.
I hate politics. And Texas.
Yes, Texas, let’s ignore the fact that this has been overturned in Indiana, and Kansas is getting sued for the very same thing. Let’s just take federal funds and spend them wherever the fuck we want, even though that’s not how being part of a country with a central government works.
“I don’t know from where you get the idea that taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for anything of which they disapprove. Lots of ‘em don’t like tanks… even more don’t like Congress.” - Toby Ziegler
OK, first, I heart you quoting Toby. Second, I think the courts will block this. I hope so, anyway.
what the fuck i don’t even…
I’ve been avoiding watching this - it’s caught on in the blogosphere. Oh man, depressing…
The funny thing is, all she had to do to NOT BE RACIST was not assign all these traits to “Asians” (oh, and not do the “ching chong” voice). She sullied her otherwise acceptable argument (don’t use phone in library, college kids should do their own laundry) by making it a racial thing.
Even more offensive? The comments at the Fox site.
15 minutes ago
Sorry, Alexandra Wallace The crime you have committed is not the video, it is being white. If you were to be raped by any minority They would be the victim and you would be the white oppressor and deserving of what ever you got. There would be NO justice for you and the crime that was perpetrated by ANY so labeled “Minority” would be reparations for crimes of your heritage.
I can forgive this response for its boob talk, since it is a parody:
I did a hard facepalm when it came to the nonsensical talk on the phone. Ugh, the idiocy of this chick hurts my brain. I certainly hope that she actually educates herself in the future. But from the apology she gave though…=/
“The House held a voice vote, apparently led by men too ashamed to go on record admitting that wild horses—no matter how worthy of our concern—garner more concern from the GOP than do thinking, breathing, sentient women worried every day how to feed and clothe and house their families.