(Source: eclecticpandas, via queen-marmar)
I strongly encourage all of you to wear whatever the hell is going to make you feel good about yourself
So I’m moving into a new apartment, and I was told that the room had been damaged, but nothing could have prepared me for the fact that someone had carved Li Shang’s head out of the bathroom door and written “We must defeat the Huns!” on it.
(Source: s23july, via queen-marmar)
He has a record of killing us an they hired him back and put him in a community that’s mainly black?!?!?! I CANNOT. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2732986/Darren-Wilson-s-policing-job-Missouri-police-department-shut-entire-force-replaced-amid-racism-corruption-allegations.html
What happened in Ferguson is a tragedy, and the behavior of the Ferguson P.D. since the shooting has been shameful.
But it doesn’t help anyone when you spread lies. The officer who fired the shots in that case was David Hauck, not Darren Wilson. And none of the shots hit the woman (or even his actual target, which was the tires of the vehicle she was driving). Hauck resigned after the shooting.
It was also Hauck’s second time in hot water in his brief three-year career. He had previously been involved in a federal civil rights lawsuit after throwing a black woman off her porch after she told him that she could not move a van that was parked in front of her house because it doesn’t run. She testified that he also struck her and restrained her, and kicked her 15 year-old daughter. And that wasn’t enough to get Hauck fired from the Jennings Police Department at the time, even after the city paid an undisclosed sum to settle the lawsuit.
Yes, Wilson was fired (as was every other officer of the Jennings Police Department) when the City Council voted, by a 6-1 vote, to disband the department entirely because tensions between the police and the community were so high (not to mention the embezzlement, with a lieutenant accepting federal funds for sobriety checks that were never performed). And it speaks volumes that Wilson learned how to be a cop in such a corrupt and violent department.
But let’s not spread lies and make Michael Brown supporters look bad, please. OP has since edited their post but this version is still being spread around, and it’s not helpful in the slightest.
(Source: ohmygourd, via find-greatness)
I’d been fascinated with Rand since I’d written a story in the New York Times magazine about a competitive championship tournament bridge player who was also an active objectivist and Rand devotee. I had read half of Atlas Shrugged before I got the gist of my role. I really enjoyed the book because of its absurdly reductive philosophy that inadvertently plays on adolescent male narcissism like a jazz saxophone — to draw a connection to the famous Randian saxophonist and economist Alan Greenspan — but it also spoke directly to the adolescent male fantasy of “I’m the only smart one. Everyone is leeching off of me and I’d rather destroy my work than compromise my integrity by being nice to others.” Her moral severity came as a tonic to my cultural relativist upbringing.
The dress in which John Hodgman impersonated Ayn Rand, one of the many magnificent garment-related tales in Emily Spivack’s Worn Stories.
reminds me of Tilda Swinton’s “Social Services” in Moonrise Kingdom