U neva gonna get it.
The New York Times in their piece on Mike Brown earlier this week calling him “no angel,” effectively issued a 21st century “post racial” edict for yet more violence against black people, and it perpetuates the ongoing assault on black life in this country. It is a siren call, recognized by all racists, to kill even more of us “niggers” without culpability before the law (because remember this type of thing happens every 28 hours to black people). The implication of the New York Times piece quite simply is that Mike Brown was a “problem” that needed and deserved to be eliminated. White people will wax obtusely one way or another to pretend like this is not the case or the “intention” of the writers, but you cannot view this in an ahistorical manner and forget the realities of the genocide that has been taking place against black people in this country for centuries. You cannot pretend like the press weren’t the ones pushing calls for lynchings and mob violence and publishing postcards glorifying the killings of black people. You cannot pretend like the New York Times metaphorically hacking into Mike Brown’s body and demonizing him on the day of his funeral is not connected to the same history of white people removing charred ears, toes, penises and other members from the bodies of black lynch victims as souvenirs.
Although they may not be saying directly “Die nigger, die!” and “you had it coming” the effects are the same and are rooted in this same genocidal history. And the piece reifies these same dehumanizing systems which led to Mike Brown’s execution-style murder in the first place. Face that unsavory truth directly and don’t look away.
when I admire the wonders of the sky, my soul expands. clouds come floating into my life, no longer to just carry rain or bring storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. experiencing life on this planet is beautiful and I’m just happy to be chosen to be here.
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Yeah because a 9 year old girl needs to be able to operate an Uzi submachine gun.
I wonder if they also taught her how to use a phone to dial 911? Alongside her mad skills at Flappy Bird?
I can’t anymore, gun-nut assholes.
Y’all are a bunch of fucking tables who deserve to be put out to curb with the recycling.
Do NOT come at me with your 2nd Amendment bullshit anymore. I am pretty sure John Adams wasn’t referring to y’all killing each other out of stupidity. Pretty sure Thomas Jefferson wasn’t all for you to hand a MACHINE GUN to young children for no apparent reason and because that is a HARDCORE piece of machinery they couldn’t possibly operate it.
Shit, handing a little kid a machine gun and hoping they manage it is about as good as handing me an Uzi after I drank Steel Reserve all night.
For fuck’s sake.
May you get the sweetest anons when you’re feeling your lowest. (by wouldve-married-you-in-vegas)
Ferguson police are being sued for $40mil, +++ some of the officers are facing individual lawsuits for rights infringement. fucking break those cops.
Some of your blog themes are using ridiculously small font sizes. I often have to zoom to 200% to read things and usually that makes the elements on the page go bonkers. Your super important thoughts just aren’t worth that kind of trouble.
Lets forget about old farts like me who have a slightly hard time seeing things—there are plenty of folks with vision related disabilities that could benefit from more reasonable font sizes.
With that in mind, here are some theme tips from your pal, Froggie…
- Pick a theme that allows you to have —at minimum— a 12pt font. 14pt would be my preferred size. That way, even if someone does need to zoom (Ctrl +/- on your keyboard) they won’t have to zoom quite as much—giving a better chance that the page will retain its design integrity. If you choose a font size of 6, I will hire a monkey to poop inside all your left socks.
- Make sure that your font color and background have decent contrast. Light text should be placed on a dark background, dark text on a light background. If you place white text on a super light gray background, I will send a very charming wombat to seduce your lover and snapchat you pictures of their erotic encounters.
- Text colors should probably be limited to black, white and gray. Sometimes dark colors with low color saturation are acceptable too. I know you really like neon purple, but some people might stab themselves in the eye. You are endangering their ocular health. You don’t want that kind of guilt hanging on your conscience.
- Make sure that your navigation is easy to find and big enough to see even at a glance. Sometimes I feel like I am hunting for Waldo just trying to find a damned “next page” button. It should be under your last post at the bottom of the page. It should have big letters, possibly with an enthusiastic arrow. If I have to scroll the top of your page and use a microscope to find your ‘next’ button… a surly aardvark will steal your tax forms, erase your real name, and replace it with Dildo Baggins.
- Make sure your ask, about me, and other buttons of importance are in a logical place and are easily readable. Typically at the top of your sidebar is a great spot.
- Always double check to make sure your links work as intended. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen silly mistakes like htt://blahblah.tumlr.corn
- Make sure any clutter on your page is worth it. Every element you put on your page has to be loaded. There are many with slower connections who may have to wait an annoyingly long time for sites to load. It’s possible that your supercool globe with all the flags of people visiting isn’t as necessary as you think.
- You might also put a link to your mobile site on your page so people with slow connections can just load the essentials.
- Endless scrolling is nice in theory, but it is often very unreliable. Especially when used with 50 to 100 pages. For people with older, slower computers it will crash constantly. And if you are like me, and require a lot of pageviews for business purposes, it can really mess up your site statistics.
- Consider avoiding posts with a great deal of blockquotes. Perhaps even edit the post and remove any parts that are irrelevant so that there are as few blockquotes as possible. If you do not, you risk blockquotes shooting off the side of your page and there is absolutely no way to discern what is being said. If you reblog something with 50 or more blockquotes, highly trained ninja raccoons will just judge you silently while twiddling their cute little thumbs.
- Lastly, if you have a music player on your blog, please disable autoplay.
I have recently signed a contract with a fire breathing dragon. If you still have autoplay on your blog at midnight, September 1, he will hunt you down. He will summon angry thermite fires from the depths of his bowels. He will look you dead in the eyes—his nostrils flaring with puffs of white hot fire so intense, your skin begins to peel. He will move in closer so you can feel his exhales on your shoulders. They will bead up with sweat with every passing breath.
And when you tell him you think “autoplay is actually pretty neat!”…
His eyes will glow orange, burning your retinas. A great grumble will churn in his stomach as he pushes the flames toward his esophagus. He will open his mouth wide and you will see the blaze gurgling in the back of his throat…
He will then sit you down in a comfy chair and give you a stern talking to about how autoplay sucks total balls. It sucks, like, at least 80 balls. On a 10 ball scale.
compliments don’t get people killed.
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