Fucking heinous.

naturepunk:

Apparently, in an attempt to paint Michael Brown as anything less than innocent, people have been spreading an image of an armed 17-year-old Joda Cain around the web and claiming that it’s Michael Brown.

Joda Cain is accused of murder in my home state of Oregon, and has literally jack shit to do with the Michael Brown murder in Ferguson, Missouri. THESE ARE NOT THE SAME PEOPLE. Anyone using the above image as “proof” that Michael Brown “deserved” to be shot should be called out for defamation, and promptly thrown down a spiral staircase. 

The bottom photo is the real Michael Brown. He was called a “gentle giant” by friends and family. He was unarmed and innocent, and he was murdered by a police officer after being shot more than seven times at close range. Witnesses, including a friend who was with him at the time of the shooting, all agree that he was doing nothing deserving of such violent actions from the officer who gunned him down. 

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thegeek531:

Rocket Raccoon Rocketeer tribute by Meador


Oh god now I’m right back to Rocket’s “I didn’t ask for this!” moment in GotG.

thegeek531:

Rocket Raccoon Rocketeer tribute by Meador

Oh god now I’m right back to Rocket’s “I didn’t ask for this!” moment in GotG.

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Try being nice to rich people. I don’t remember the last poor person who gave me a job.

This was Kiss’ Gene Simmons, to the 99%, via the San Diego Union-Tribune, among other typically asinine pronouncements.

I won’t waste time on his “being in the 1% is great” trolling from the article, but the above quote got under my skin more quickly than should be physically possible. (I also won’t comment on his more recently wrongheaded grunts encouraging possibly clinically depressed young people to kill themselves, either.)

Dear Mr. Simmons:

I’m pretty sure you remember “the last poor person who gave you a job”. That would be EVERYBODY WHO EVER WORKED A MINIMUM WAGE JOB TO EARN MONEY TO BUY ANY OF YOUR BAND’S MOSTLY MEDIOCRE ALBUMS AND EVERYTHING BUT THEIR OWN COFFIN WITH A KISS LOGO ON IT.

Oh, wait, THEY BOUGHT THEIR OWN FUCKING COFFINS TOO!!

To sum up: poor people have been sending money up the pyramid to you for the better part of four decades now. As this has been the bulk of your livelihood since you were in your twenties, you damn well better remember the last poor person who gave you a job.

(A less eloquent and more profane version of the above rant was part of my  weekly internet-radio show available at Radio Free Pensacola dot com. Look for the “Left of the Dial” program. The show also includes this KISS song, often mis-titled, “Shock Me”.)

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Once again, Kevin Church is celebrating his birthday by inviting us to help make things better for kids, and this year he’s expanded his list of suggestions for where to donate. Please pick the one you like and give, or spread it around to all of them. (And if you do give, even if you don’t wish to be in the prize drawings, be sure to throw the organization a nod to Kevin during the process. It’s a good thing he’s doing.)
kevinchurch:

Next Monday is my birthday and, as I’ve done in previous years, I’m doing a fundraiser for classrooms and deserving charities. This year, since I’m turning FORTY on August 18, I’m going to go really big and offer up a piece of my personal comics art collection to one lucky donor, chosen randomly. That’s it up there.
The rules are simple: if you give $5 or more, you’ll be entered to win this original Stuart Immonen/Josef Rubenstein Superman art. Yes, really. I will give this to one lucky winner. I’ll pay for the shipping (within the US — international people might have to kick in a few bucks) and everything.
All you have to do to qualify for a chance to win is forward your receipt to kevin.church@gmail.com after you’ve donated. You can choose any of these projects, or all of them. I don’t care. If you want to make a note during your donation that it’s for my birthday fundraiser, that would be nice, but it’s not at all necessary.
A winner will be chosen at noon on Tuesday, August 19th, giving you all through my birthday to give a few bucks to help kids.
This is a local nonprofit I heartily endorseHorizons for Homeless Children is, as their website explains, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children and their families by ensuring that they are prepared for school success. They do terrific work in the local area and I’ve donated what I can to them in the past.
I also like these projects on DonorsChoose.org:Check This Out! at Frances J Warren Elementary School in Tuscon, AZ, serving underprivileged kids in a very poor district with a wide variety books to help them discover how great reading can be.
Notebooks for Writing at Mosaic Prep Academy in New York City, giving kids access to the very basics that will help them start creating worlds for themselves.
More Books For Our Classroom Library in Gautier, MS, offering up literary options that will engage kids and let them learn how great reading can be.
Creating a Classroom of Readers and Writers at James Bilhartz Junior Elementary School in Dallas, TX, helping fourth-graders get the basics to help them organize, read and write about library books.
Developing a True Multicultural Perspective through Literature in Atlanta, GA, teaching teens about the world at large through works that offer alternative perspectives on our world.
Please note: if you are a comics creator who would like to donate a book or original art or a commission or something to this effort, please let me know at kevin.church@gmail.com. I’d love to get some more incentives in place for donations.

Once again, Kevin Church is celebrating his birthday by inviting us to help make things better for kids, and this year he’s expanded his list of suggestions for where to donate. Please pick the one you like and give, or spread it around to all of them. 

(And if you do give, even if you don’t wish to be in the prize drawings, be sure to throw the organization a nod to Kevin during the process. It’s a good thing he’s doing.)

kevinchurch:

Next Monday is my birthday and, as I’ve done in previous years, I’m doing a fundraiser for classrooms and deserving charities. This year, since I’m turning FORTY on August 18, I’m going to go really big and offer up a piece of my personal comics art collection to one lucky donor, chosen randomly. That’s it up there.

The rules are simple: if you give $5 or more, you’ll be entered to win this original Stuart Immonen/Josef Rubenstein Superman art. Yes, really. I will give this to one lucky winner. I’ll pay for the shipping (within the US — international people might have to kick in a few bucks) and everything.

All you have to do to qualify for a chance to win is forward your receipt to kevin.church@gmail.com after you’ve donated. You can choose any of these projects, or all of them. I don’t care. If you want to make a note during your donation that it’s for my birthday fundraiser, that would be nice, but it’s not at all necessary.

A winner will be chosen at noon on Tuesday, August 19th, giving you all through my birthday to give a few bucks to help kids.

This is a local nonprofit I heartily endorse
Horizons for Homeless Children is, as their website explains, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children and their families by ensuring that they are prepared for school success. They do terrific work in the local area and I’ve donated what I can to them in the past.

I also like these projects on DonorsChoose.org:
Check This Out! at Frances J Warren Elementary School in Tuscon, AZ, serving underprivileged kids in a very poor district with a wide variety books to help them discover how great reading can be.

Notebooks for Writing at Mosaic Prep Academy in New York City, giving kids access to the very basics that will help them start creating worlds for themselves.

More Books For Our Classroom Library in Gautier, MS, offering up literary options that will engage kids and let them learn how great reading can be.

Creating a Classroom of Readers and Writers at James Bilhartz Junior Elementary School in Dallas, TX, helping fourth-graders get the basics to help them organize, read and write about library books.

Developing a True Multicultural Perspective through Literature in Atlanta, GA, teaching teens about the world at large through works that offer alternative perspectives on our world.

Please note: if you are a comics creator who would like to donate a book or original art or a commission or something to this effort, please let me know at kevin.church@gmail.com. I’d love to get some more incentives in place for donations.


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In what way was Guardians sexist?
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gingerhaze:

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So as good as GotG was, it could’ve easily been this much better?


To everybody who has figured out from a YouTube video what Tony Stewart’s intent and thought process was in the short amount of time he had to react to everything going on on that racetrack: You’re geniuses and should now direct your abilities and attention to the Zapruder film. Let’s go ahead and get that Kennedy assassination wrapped up too.

Please take your time though, and spend at least 10 minutes on it before giving us all your findings and verdict.


Yeah, I’m a keeper.

Yeah, I’m a keeper.


The Truth Is Fucked
Division Of Laura Lee
Black City

Feeling a little irritated tonight. Not irritated enough to ruin my Friday night, though. Enjoy.


I’ll never punish my daughter for saying no.

The first time it comes out of her mouth, I’ll smile gleefully. As she repeats “No! No! No!” I’ll laugh, overjoyed. At a young age, she’ll have mastered a wonderful skill. A skill I’m still trying to learn. I know I’ll have to teach her that she has to eat her vegetables, and she has to take a nap. But “No” is not wrong. It is not disobedience.

1. She will know her feelings are valid.
2. She will know that when I no longer guide her, she still has a right to refuse.

The first time a boy pulls her hair after she says no, and the teacher tells her “boys will be boys,” we will go to her together, and explain that my daughter’s body is not a public amenity. That boy isn’t teasing her because he likes her, he is harassing her because it is allowed. I will not reinforce that opinion. If my son can understand that “no means no” so can everyone else’s.

3. She owes no one her silence, her time, or her cooperation.

The first time she tells a teacher, “No, that is wrong,” and proceeds to correct his public school, biased rhetoric, I’ll revel in the fact that she knows her history; that she knows our history. The first time she tells me “No” with the purpose and authority that each adult is entitled, I will stop. I will apologize. I will listen.

4. She is entitled to her feelings and her space. I, even as a parent, have no right to violate them.
5. No one has a right to violate them.

The first time my mother questions why I won’t make her kiss my great aunt at Christmas, I’ll explain that her space isn’t mine to control. That she gains nothing but self doubt when she is forced into unwanted affection. I’ll explain that “no” is a complete sentence. When the rest of my family questions why she is not made to wear a dress to our reunion dinner. I will explain that her expression is her own. It provides no growth to force her into unnecessary and unwanted situation.

6. She is entitled to her expression.

When my daughter leaves my home, and learns that the world is not as open, caring, and supportive as her mother, she will be prepared. She will know that she can return if she wishes, that the real world can wait. She will not want to. She will not need to. I will have prepared her, as much as I can, for a world that will try to push her down at every turn.

7. She is her own person. She is complete as she is.

I will never punish my daughter for saying no. I want “No” to be a familiar friend. I never want her to feel that she cannot say it. She will know how to call on “No” whenever it is needed, or wanted.

Lessons I Will Teach, Because the World Will Not — Y.S. (via poetryinspiredbyyou) (via laurennmcc)

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