It’s a sad state of affairs that it is no surprise when the news flashes with violent images and death on a daily basis, that acts of terrorism and mass death occur every few months, that phrases like “the new normal” are tritely used to describe life in this hyper-sensitive time of televised brutality, hate-mongering… Read More Social Media and Tragedy
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (AP) – National Public Radio stations across America launched pledge drives this week in an effort to raise funds to continue broadcasting. Listeners sighed in frustration as the mild-mannered hosts solicited monthly and one-time donations “It’s just not a good time,” mused America as Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep rattled off… Read More “We just don’t have the money right now,” America tells Public Radio
With news coming out today that Microsoft and NBC News are dissolving the 16-year relationship that brought the world the MSNBC cable television network and MSNBC.com, I was reminded of the fact that NBC provided many of the news articles that I’ve mocked over the years on this here blog. I’ve had fun making light… Read More Stupid MSN News for 2012 (SO FAR)
If you have been living under a rock or in a cave since… forever, don’t believe anyone that says that America is no longer a racist place. Example: this story from Racialicious. Here’s a video of an exchange with two kids about their experiences: racialicious-no-more-n-word This subject is close to my heart for many reasons.… Read More America is NOT Post-Racial
I have a million thoughts rambling through my head in a given minute of the day. Some of these find their way to social media–including random observations of daily things, my hatred/self-hatred of watching ESPN daily, my disgust for the Kardashians, and my hatred/self-hatred of watching a Kardashian-starring show. Others are stored away in the part of… Read More Random Truth Nuggets
The post-traumatic stress disorder is SO worth it, y’all.