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Dogs eat baby

Thursday, March 28th, 2013 by Dawn Summers

AGAIN Well, not the same baby. A different baby.

Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 by Dawn Summers

One more of these posts and Imma need a tag

Monday, March 25th, 2013 by Dawn Summers

Okay, so, now, what if you have a unioned *government* employee who won’t quit tweeting racist comments? Then, what?

* “Too bad he didn’t have rabies or AIDS and too bad he didn’t bite King Heeb’s face off,” he tweeted on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, recalling when the groundhog Staten Island Chuck nipped Bloomberg at an event at the Staten Island Zoo.

* “That’s how King Jew sees it. Ban all guns & shootings will go down in NYC. But it’s the criminals w/the guns,” he ranted Jan. 30.

* A gold Nazi-era pin with a German U-boat and a swastika is “my most prized artifact,” he boasted on Jan. 30.

* “He was a good boy who never done NUFFIN wrong. Unf–kenreal. He was a perp & died like a perp. Oh well,” he tweeted March 14, mocking the grieving mother of Kimani Gray, the 16-year-old boy who was killed by cops in Brooklyn on March 9.

My friend Daniel’s friend Sam (they are super adorable and should have a show on IFC called “Sam & Dan” which chronicles their coffee shop visits. The first episode would be a lady yelling at Dan to turn down the music on his headphones and Sam punching her in the face. Um…with words.) Anyway, Sam asked the question, what if it were an African-American fireman tweeting “ugh, these white people get on my nerves”? I’d go even further and ask, what if it were an African-American EMT tweeting about “n*ggers” or “jews”?

According to that NY Post story, the stance of the union is just to tell its members to stop using social media. But why doesn’t that comfort me in the least? So the racists don’t publicly admit that they hate my black ass…don’t they *still* hate my black ass though… and NOW they’re also pissed off cause they can’t write about how much they hate my black ass.

Oh, but we live in interesting times.

Update

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 by Dawn Summers

Okay, I don’t know why I’m doing a follow-up to the last post I wrote, since only one person commented and clearly no one else cares. *sad trombone*

BUT CHECK OUT THIS STORY!!

So, this woman attended a tech conference and during the lecture two dudes behind her started making jokes. She felt these jokes were sexist, took their picture and tweeted the conference bigwigs the jokes. The conference bigwigs dragged the men away. They were both later fired by their companies. The men, in turn, at least one of them, went public to say the jokes she overheard were not meant to be sexist and that he has three kids and is now unemployed because of what she did. Those super famous H*ac*k*ers took the side of the fired men and internet bombed her site AND her employer’s site. Then all these people attacked her on twitter and threatened to rape and murder her. This guy did a video:

where he like says she’s now the focus of his life or something. Check out the minute right before he says “race card.” I’m still wondering why he’s talking like that? Oh, is it because the woman is African-American. Hmm. What does that have to do with anything.

Anyway, SO NOW THE WOMAN’S COMPANY FIRED HER!

ISN’T THIS NUTS?

No? Nobody but me cares. Hmph.

Fine.

Racists. Or Sexists.

SOMETHINGISTS!!

Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 by Dawn Summers

I’m standing in Brooklyn just waiting for something to happen
I can’t help but look thinking that everyone doesn’t get it
To my left is a window, where did I go
My reflection just planted two rows of coal
And bad ideas, ideas none the less, and so

I’ll put one foot in front of the other one
I don’t need a new love, or a new life
Just a better place to die

I’ll put one foot in front of the other one
I don’t need a new love, or a new life
Just a better place to die

Tweeting while racist

Monday, March 18th, 2013 by Dawn Summers

The son of the Fire Commissioner resigned today.

Why? Well, apparently he: likes “jews about as much as hitler #toofar? NOPE.” On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, he posted, “MLK could go kick rocks for all I care, but thanks for the time and a half today.”

Now, he could have meant he likes Jews as much as he likes Hitler and because he seems to be a raving anti-Semite, he likes Hitler a whole lot, so he likes Jews a whole lot! And hey, maybe MLK *could* kick rocks! You don’t know. Just because history didn’t keep a record of MLK’s rock kicking prowess doesn’t mean that this young MLK enthusiast didn’t find some material documenting MLK’s rock kicking abilities!

No?

Okay, so he’s a racisty racist. And not just a racisty racist, he’s like “I’m racist and proud whatchoo gonna do about it, Obama lovers”?

I mean, jaysus. I don’t even know how he wasn’t busted sooner… did he have ANY followers?

But should being an out and about racist be grounds for losing one’s job? I’ve (sadly) been thinking about this question for a while. During black history month, I saw some FOUL ass twitter posts — one white blond, blue eyed chick put up a picture of herself in black face saying “happy black history month.” A few posts below that she had also posted her acceptance letter for her new job. Well, some twitter users saw fit to collect the contact info from the letter and forward her “happy black history month” post to her new employer. Yikes.

There was also a twitter group, started after the President won reelection, that did searches for the word “nigg*r president” and matched them with edu servers, reporting the offensive tweeters to their school administrators. Some were also reported to the secret service if their posts about the Nigg*r in Chief also contained any threats.

Many teenagers lost athletic scholarships or were expelled — who knows what the secret service did with those extra special ones. I haven’t fully read Eric Holder’s memos on drone usage.

Do these racists deserve these fates? Should what you tweet result in life ruining consequences? Would we prefer this fire commissioner’s son, who also seemed to be an EMT, keep his racist views quiet next time? Maybe he was just joking?

Theoretically, I suppose I struggle with the question, but in reality, as I scoured some of the tweets collected, I pretty much hope these racists end up homeless on the streets as they go blind from syphilis. (Do people still go blind from syphilis?) In the abstract, a 19-year-old who loses access to a desperately needed college education, because he is a racist asshole, tugs at my heart strings. Reading the actual feed of @killalljigaboos1987, boils my blood and makes me stabby.

I don’t know.

Maybe, I need to see people fired and hurt for unpopular ideas that I agree with, before I can wholeheartedly argue that such consequences might be too severe. I don’t defend racist assholes. I only cape for the best bitches.

Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 by Dawn Summers


Well, some nights I wish that this all would end
‘Cause I could use some friends for a change.
And some nights I’m scared you’ll forget me again
Some nights I always win, I always win…

But I still wake up, I still see your ghost
Oh, Lord, I’m still not sure what I stand for, oh
Woah oh oh (What do I stand for?)
Woah oh oh (What do I stand for?)
Most nights I don’t know… (oh, come on)

So this is it. I sold my soul for this?
Washed my hands of that for this?

Banks are robbing me blind!

Monday, March 11th, 2013 by Dawn Summers

Well, not blind, but broke. Why on earth does refinancing a mortgage cost so much money? Where’s MY bailout Paulson?! *grumbles*

Have a good weekend

Friday, March 8th, 2013 by Dawn Summers

I’ve had enough of danger
And people on the streets
I’m looking out for angels
Just trying to find some peace
Now I think it’s time
That you let me know
So if you love me
Say you love me
But if you don’t just let me go…

You know what’s wrong with America?

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 by Dawn Summers

This.