George Floyd

 

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From Wikipedia:

The death of George Floyd, an African-American man, occurred in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, when Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds; 2 minutes and 53 seconds of which occurred after Floyd became unresponsive, according to the criminal complaint filed against Chauvin. Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on the road, while Chauvin had his knee on his neck. The three other arresting officers were identified as Thomas K. Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng.

The police ask Floyd, “What do you want?” Floyd answers, “I can’t breathe.”

Floyd states: “Please, the knee in my neck, I can’t breathe.

Not long ago, I watched LA 92, a documentary about Rodney King and the trial of the police officers who were caught beating him. What started off as a case of police brutality turned into full scale riots and millions (or maybe even billions) in damages.

The most poignant moment of the documentary for me was footage of Rodney King asking the rioters to stop. Whether he was asked to do that, or he volunteered, I don’t know. What I do know is that by the time he showed up again in the documentary, it was almost as if I’d been focused on a new event entirely.

I bring that up to say that the people rioting and looting are a distraction. Their behaviour is opportunistic and unwarranted and I don’t think that people who protest peacefully should be misaligned with them. Continue reading “George Floyd”

stupid and senseless: part infinity – Jared Padalecki is a human being that ‘breathes oxygen’

STUPID & SENSELESS: PART INFINITY!!!!!

Last updated: 18th Aug ’16

(ETA: he’s done it again)

FINALLY, an edition about the man that started it all! We knew it was coming and here it is. I would first like to announce that, not only is Jared a human being that breathes oxygen, he’s also a superhero:

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LOL. Someone posted this on the ONTD post and I laughed myself SILLY. No wonder this dude has a complex.

Anyway!

In today’s edition, a server in Minnesota was extremely mean to Jared and apparently ruined his entire night, month, life, bad hair day, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving as well as his entire adult life. So in response, he publicly blasted her on Facebook, posted her picture and was unapologetic about it. In fact, an unedited version of the post is still up (or it was last time I checked)

ETA: He apparently removed the post and had this to say (after the fact of course):

In regards to my recent post, please please PLEASE do not send ill-will in anybody’s direction. I felt it necessary to voice my opinion, as I have made a promise to myself that I will not let somebody mistreat me just to swallow it, as if I “deserve” it. It’s a promise I hope y’all can make to yourselves as well. But it’s in the past now. And I sincerely hope everybody involved will be better for it. Please, for the love of Chuck, don’t send any hatred or ill-will in their direction. That is the exact OPPOSITE of what I want.

He’s still a tool and it was EXACTLY what he wanted.

ETA 2: Oh, wow. Apparently lawyers are involved now. He’s really messed up badly this time. SMH. More & the original post under the cut.

ETA 3: The person that Jared initially responded to has graciously allowed me to add their (now deleted) comment to this post. It can be found below.

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