Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
Sports Editor at The Nation, Dave Zirin
BREAKING: Seattle becomes the first city to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour. SHARE if Congress should take Seattle’s lead!
the current minimum wage (at least in NY) is $8.00 and less than a year ago it was $7.25, so yes.
Nope nope and nope. Make better decisions and life and you won’t be working a minimum wage job.
^ That’s literally the dumbest fucking thing I’ve ever read in my life. Are you the kind of person that goes up to homeless people and tells them to get a job? Good fuuuuuuuuuuuucking lord. If everyone was able to get a “better” job, there would be absolutely no-one populating the mass expanse of the workforce. Are you unable to see how this suggestion is completely and utterly illogical? And extremely rude?
Thank god people in Seattle have good heads on their shoulders so single mothers working 3 minimum wage jobs to feed their children can finally be treated like actual live human beings with needs and not capitalistic automatons.
"Just get a better job" is the most white bread privilege shit I’ve ever heard.
I don’t even think it’s white privilege. I think it’s just near-bottomless dumbfuckery.
"Get a better job," they said.
Suddenly, every custodian everywhere quits their job and gets a better one. Now, upon entering public restrooms, everyone is handed a spray bottle and toilet brush, because now they have to scrub their own shit out of that public porcelain throne. Women’s restrooms come complete with plastic bags, because they have to bring their soiled period products home with them and dispose of them at home, because there is no more public waste removal.
"Get a better job," they said.
All fast food employees quit and find a “better job”. No more fast food places! There also aren’t any restaurants. Better learn to cook your own shitty garbage burgers. You have only yourself to yell at if you forget the cheese.
"Get a better job," they said.
Retail stores no longer have any employees. All shopping must be done online, but you have to drive out and pick up the supplies yourself because the Fedex people quit and got better jobs, too.
"Just get a better job," they said!
You now have to grow and make every single thing you ever consume for the rest of your life, because no one wants to do it for you at $7 an hour.
^ THE LAST COMMENT THOUGH FUCKIN AMEN
DONALD GLOVER IS SPIDER-MAN AT LAST (IN DISNEY XD’S ANIMATED SPIDER-MAN SERIES)
“My name is Miles Morales, and I’m Spider-Man.” With those words, Donald Glover takes his place among the ranks of official on-screen Spider-Men.
It’s been known for a while now that Miles Morales, the Ultimate Universe version of Spider-Man, would make his screen debut in an upcoming episode of the Disney XD series Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, but only now do we know that the part will be voiced by actor and Spidey fan Donald Glover. It’s a brilliant casting decision that we choose to interpret as the first step towards more Miles in other media, rather than an end in its own right.
😢 go Donald
I AM LITERALLY SCREAMJNG.
Anonymous said: Is it racist that a white, 20 year old unarmed kid was shot by a black cop on Monday, Aug 18, 3 days ago and its no where in the news? Oh wait, it happens all the time, its just not newsworthy. Sucks to be white.
Dear Racists: I know you’re going to to be trotting this out in the next few days claiming that this shows how white people are just as badly treated as black people in the US (though, of course, the idea that “it happens all the time” to white people is, of course, a ridiculous and disgusting lie).
But guess what, fuckheads, as usual, you’re wrong as fuck. The reason this tragedy isn’t national news is because, surprise surprise, a similar (ish) shooting of a white teenager by a black cop is being handled by the authorities completely differently! That’s right, you dumbfucks, this officer is being immediately and vigorously investigated, the officer’s name was released, the victim wasn’t denied medical care, nor was his body left on the street for hours. It’s almost like we treat black and white people differently in our justice system! And if you want to argue that the fucking Salt Lake City PD (oh shit, was I able to read about this case in the NATIONAL NEWS?!?!?! ) is racist against white people, you are fucking out of your mind.
So, nice try, you asshole, I know you were salivating over finding a case to compare this to Mike Brown, but, even with this timing, you’re not even fucking close to proving your racist “point.”
Guns became central to the Panthers’ identity, as they taught their early recruits that “the gun is the only thing that will free us — gain us our liberation.”
The Panthers responded to racial violence by patrolling black neighborhoods brandishing guns — in an effort to police the police. The fear of black people with firearms sent shockwaves across white communities, and conservative lawmakers immediately responded with gun-control legislation.
Then Gov. Ronald Reagan, now lauded as the patron saint of modern conservatism, told reporters in California that he saw “no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.” Reagan claimed that the Mulford Act, as it became known, “would work no hardship on the honest citizen.” The NRA actually helped craft similar legislation in states across the country. Fast-forward to 2013, and it is a white-male dominated NRA, largely made up of Southern conservatives and gun owners from the Midwest and Southwestern states, that argues “do not tread on me” in the gun debate.”
The Detroit man charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and weapons felony firearm for killing a 19-year-old woman on his porch was found guilty on all counts Thursday. Theodore Wafer was charged for the shooting death of Renisha McBride on November 2, 2013. He faces life in prison with the possibility of parole.
How Mo Brooks’ ‘War on Whites’ gaffe became worse by several orders of magnitude.
You probably heard about Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks’ accusation that Democrats are waging a “war on whites.” If not, the story is here. Suffice it to say that he reached for the racist dog whistle and accidentally grabbed a megaphone.
What happened afterward was wonderfully disastrous. Step one in this cascading PR disaster was entirely predictable; liberals used the hashtag #WarOnWhites to make fun of Brooks and Republican dog whistle racism in general.
But it turned out that the hashtag was already being used by the sort of batshit crazy racists you’d expect to use it. These are white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and other lifestyle racists who are convinced that immigration and “race mixing” is a form of “white genocide.” Never mind that as these genocidal minorities are supposedly watering down whiteness, it stands to reason that they’re also watering down their own ethnicity with the whiteness they’re supposedly trying to wipe out. In other words, if mixed race people represent a white genocide, they also represent a self-genocide of the people doing the genocide. The whole thing makes no sense because these people are a). stupid and b). see A.
Anyway, #WarOnWhites trended for most of the night and people visiting for the yucks were also treated to the occasional butthurt Nazi trying to convince everyone that what Mo Brooks said was the truest thing ever.
Especially funny were the conservatives who joined in on the hashtag, only to run screaming after they slowly (very slowly in many cases) realized that those they were slapping on the back and agreeing with were klansmen and skinheads. This is especially fun because the ‘baggers have convinced themselves that racists are all lefties, for reasons far too long and stupid to go into with any great detail here. Here they found actual Nazis decrying liberals and “Marxism” and they were confronted with the suddenly undeniable fact that these clowns are conservative to the core.
And of course, there’s all the praise Mo Brooks is getting for his racist statement from the white supremacists. It would’ve gone under the radar — few pay attention to these crackpots unless they hold a sad little rally someplace — if it weren’t for the fact that people used their hashtag to make fun of them.
As I tweeted to the particular KKKlown who posted the image above, “You think you’re helping, but you’re SO not!” If Alabama dems don’t use Brook’s popularity with Nazis against him, it’ll be a case of political malpractice.
In a victory activists were unsure they’d get, Uganda’s Constitutional Court overturned the country’s draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act today, declaring the anti-LGBT law “null and void” because of a parliamentary technicality in how it was passed.
The court determined that when members of Parliament passed the law in December 2013, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga had not established quorum — a required minimum number of members present to vote — effectively invalidating the law.