I’m always confused when people point out the fact that the Dixiecrats were extremely hostile to black people as the reason why black people ought to vote Republican in this day and age. I’d like to see the same argument used to persuade bigots to throw over the Tea Party in favor of Democratic candidates. “Hey, we… » 4/22/15 11:27am Wednesday 11:27am

About the “We don’t shoot fleeing felons” thing — I just recently heard about the Supreme Court case Tennessee v. Garner because of the Walter Scott shooting. Memphis cops were responding to a burglary report when they encountered Edward Garner, 15 year old black kid, running from the burgled house. One of the… » 4/22/15 12:13am Wednesday 12:13am

A while ago, Radley Balko of the Washington Post did a short piece very eloquently titled But for the video. . . No one got killed there, just your average police conspiracy to falsify evidence and send an innocent man to prison. As the title implies, there WAS video though, and the guy gets completely exonerated,… » 4/12/15 8:40pm 4/12/15 8:40pm

I've been thinking about the complicity thing as well. A while ago, I met up with a guy I haven't seen in a few years. A friend of a friend, but a cool guy (I thought) to drink beers and do drugs with. Well, he told me pretty much the most ghastly story I ever heard like it was the funniest thing ever. Without… » 4/12/15 8:13pm 4/12/15 8:13pm

I was just sitting in a little wicker chair, minding my own business, smoking a bowl, when this horrible serpent came hissing out of the garden wall not four feet in front of me. My reflexes are honed to a razor's edge, so I was immediately able to begin weakly kicking my legs out at it while making gurgling noises. » 4/06/15 8:31pm 4/06/15 8:31pm

Hey, if we're all sharing Why I Hate Pinkham stories, I want to jump in. This all happened months and months and months ago, but whatever. There was some post on Kitchenette about eastern european food, and one of my favorite, long-time GT commenters, who happens to be from Bulgaria, chimed in to tell Pinkham that… » 4/04/15 9:15am 4/04/15 9:15am

Many tears have been shed over Pomeranians. Tears of rage, tears of frustration, etc. Just please do yourself a favor and stop the internet research, because you already know it's a one-way ticket to crazytown. The epitome of NOT HELPFUL. You have a Pomeranian that honks sometimes, and maybe you want to water his… » 3/28/15 11:11pm 3/28/15 11:11pm

I feel like I'm starting to jump on the alcohol sux bandwagon myself. The biggest part of it comes from getting older and listening to my body more, which is pretty clear at this point on hating that shit. I'm fine with sticking to a couple beers, because god knows I'm not going to commit to drinking like eight or… » 3/25/15 2:10pm 3/25/15 2:10pm

I went to a wedding where the bride, groom, and her two new stepsons had a thing where they all poured different colored sand into a jar to symbolize the new family they were becoming. Nice gesture and sentiment, but the background where the dad went through an ugly split with their mom to marry the much younger and… » 3/24/15 6:38pm 3/24/15 6:38pm

Scott Walker too. Just one of those guys where suits don't ever fit right on them, and they can't even pull off the sleeves rolled up business informal look. The bald spot is what fucking slays me though. Not very Presidential. Use a felt tip maker, rub some dirt on it, I don't know. » 3/23/15 9:32pm 3/23/15 9:32pm

Yeah, if you want to stalk someone who has their commenting history hidden, you have to follow them. The process seems better suited for kinja enemies though, like the literal follow feature where you use it to track someone across the site and jump all over every comment that they make. They'll be having some… » 3/21/15 1:59am 3/21/15 1:59am

I remember reading about that documentary India's Daughter that was in the news recently, and about how one of the quotes was "In our society, we never allow our girls to come out from the house after 6:30 or 7:30 or 8:30 in the evening," and I was like dang, that is a big part of the day right there. » 3/19/15 9:13pm 3/19/15 9:13pm

I'd say the most offensive thing in here is how cheap and easy it is to manipulate the press. A fun little dog and pony show of a tour followed by a Costco muffin sampler really is all it takes to set up a puff piece. If the corrections guys had just stuck all the reporters in an unheated room with no snacks and no… » 3/12/15 3:07pm 3/12/15 3:07pm

I think I came to a pretty lasting conclusion the other day that liquor really is gross poison and I need to watch how I drink it. Maybe a nice slug of booze every now and then is fine, but trying to guzzle enough just so I can get good and fucked up is officially for the birds. My body hates it. » 3/12/15 1:24pm 3/12/15 1:24pm