comedycentral:

Click here for more of Jon Stewart’s coverage of the recent House Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing.

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Is Congress mad that the president didn’t ask for their permission? No, because if he did, then they’d have to go on the record with their opinions which could be used against them later if it turned out they were wrong. They’d rather sit back and criticize the outcome without ever having to do or say anything.

But isn’t that their job? Yes, but in their defense: they’re terrible at their jobs. But don’t feel bad for them. They want to be terrible at their jobs, and when you consider that they want to be terrible at their jobs, they’re doing an excellent job.

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Any questions about ISIS, Syria and congress?  

Seth breaks it down with this week’s Q+A.

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crofethr:

denali-winter:

BAM.

I have never hit reblog so fast in my LIFE.

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sexadvicegoddess:

sarcasticlittlefuckk:

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I am crying I love this too much

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disordinary:

my scary pumpkin.

disordinary:

my scary pumpkin.

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ethiopienne:

wanderingempress:

rafi-dangelo:

People magazine tried to delete this real quick, but I just wanted to let y’all know that no matter what, we’ll always be maids to some folks. 

I loved the characters in HTGAWM because they were relatable. Both my spouse and I share the experience of being among a handful of black students in a higher learning environment. And while that isn’t what the show is “about”, it’s important that these characters are represented because folks like to think of blackness as this very static, one dimensional thing and way of being. This too is indeed apart of the black experience, because well, we can’t all be rappers/reality stars. We are law professors and law students too!
I had already heard about the nonsense that was the NYT article, and I am not the least bit surprised by these comments from People Mag! The amount of racism that slides up into mainstream media as a “joke” is disgusting! No one expected Charlize Theron to look/act like her character in “Monster” after the film was done. No one expected Jennifer Connelly to act like an addict after she finished “Requiem for a Dream”. I could go on and on with this list. These are professional ACTORS! Once the role is done, that’s it. However, this tweet highlighted the fact that “they” think Viola’s character from “The Help”, is in fact, apart of her identity. Y’all are going to be waiting a long fucking time for her to repeat those lines because in case y’all forgot, Viola majored in theatre at Rhode Island College, graduated in 1988 and in 2002 she received an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from the college. She also attended the Juilliard School for four years, as a member of the Drama Division’s Group 22. She’s an educated professional, not a fucking maid!

yes to most of this, and i just want to really stress that maids and other domestic workers shouldn’t be thrown under the bus in an attempt to (rightly) defend viola from racism and disrespect.
also to contextualize this tweet, people magazine reportedly told a former editor (who is now suing for racial discrimination), that she needs to “talk like everyone else [there because] she’s not at essence anymore.” they also suggested that ciara wouldn’t keep her loc extensions for her wedding because the wedding was supposed to be elegant.

ethiopienne:

wanderingempress:

rafi-dangelo:

People magazine tried to delete this real quick, but I just wanted to let y’all know that no matter what, we’ll always be maids to some folks. 

I loved the characters in HTGAWM because they were relatable. Both my spouse and I share the experience of being among a handful of black students in a higher learning environment. And while that isn’t what the show is “about”, it’s important that these characters are represented because folks like to think of blackness as this very static, one dimensional thing and way of being. This too is indeed apart of the black experience, because well, we can’t all be rappers/reality stars. We are law professors and law students too!

I had already heard about the nonsense that was the NYT article, and I am not the least bit surprised by these comments from People Mag! The amount of racism that slides up into mainstream media as a “joke” is disgusting! No one expected Charlize Theron to look/act like her character in “Monster” after the film was done. No one expected Jennifer Connelly to act like an addict after she finished “Requiem for a Dream”. I could go on and on with this list. These are professional ACTORS! Once the role is done, that’s it. However, this tweet highlighted the fact that “they” think Viola’s character from “The Help”, is in fact, apart of her identity. Y’all are going to be waiting a long fucking time for her to repeat those lines because in case y’all forgot, Viola majored in theatre at Rhode Island College, graduated in 1988 and in 2002 she received an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from the college. She also attended the Juilliard School for four years, as a member of the Drama Division’s Group 22. She’s an educated professional, not a fucking maid!

yes to most of this, and i just want to really stress that maids and other domestic workers shouldn’t be thrown under the bus in an attempt to (rightly) defend viola from racism and disrespect.

also to contextualize this tweet, people magazine reportedly told a former editor (who is now suing for racial discrimination), that she needs to “talk like everyone else [there because] she’s not at essence anymore.” they also suggested that ciara wouldn’t keep her loc extensions for her wedding because the wedding was supposed to be elegant.

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vinebox:

Some guys go from Gentlemen to Jerks real quick when you say you got a boyfriend

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upworthy:

No, You’re Not Seeing Things. A World Leader ‘Just Got Served’ … By Leo DiCaprio.

When you’re a movie star like Leo DiCaprio, you get to choose where and with whom you’re going to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead of a movie set, he did it in on a beach with a First Nations community. Instead of nominating his famous friends, he challenged some petroleum dudes and the prime minister of Canada. First Nations communities have been trying to stop the tar sands and the poisoning of their water. We wonder if Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, will take the Ice Bucket Challenge using *that* water?

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madamechapington:

blacknoonajade:

This is the incident report that the Ferguson police just produce. Now if you don’t know, this morning they FINALLY named the killer of Michael Brown as Darren Wilson. Along with naming Darren as the killer, the Ferguson police are now trying to link Michael Brown with a robbery that happened supposedly MOMENTS before. 
Michael was killed at 12:01 and this robbery was at 11:54. 
There are so many questions.
We’ve seen the surveillance photos they’ve produced that shows someone who looks like Michael being aggressive with a store owner over an apparent box of swishers. (If you don’t know, Swishers are cigar papers you can pick up for like…2 for .50.
They are saying that Officer Darren Wilson was responding to that robbery.
They are calling it an STRONG ARMED ROBBERY
 A strong armed robbery is using, involving, or threatening the use of physical force or violence to gain an objective:
Okay, got that bullshit out of the way
The dispatch tapes that were released mention NOTHING ABOUT A ROBBERY.
NOT ONE WORD
THE ONLY THING MENTIONED WAS A SHOOTING AND REQUEST FOR CROWD CONTROL.
THAT’S IT
So how did Officer Wilson FIND OUT about the robbery? 
They’ve now listed Dorian Johnson (THE ONLY OTHER EYEWITNESS WHO WAS THERE) as the second accomplice to the robbery. 
The same Dorian Johnson who has been trying (in vain) to talk with the Ferguson Police Department about Michael’s Death since LAST SATURDAY.
So this man who is this SECOND SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY CASE IS PLEADING WITH YOU AND IS ALL OVER NATIONAL NEWS AND YOU ARE REFUSING TO SEE HIM. BUT HE’S A SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY. OKAY
When Officer Wilson sees both Michael and Dorian his initial reaction was "GET THE FUCK ON THE SIDEWALK."
Not any kind of reaction dealing with them being robbery suspects. 
From some of the pictures (I’m not going to post them due to the family’s wishes) if you compare the footage from the store and the footage from Michael’s death, he’s swapped from Nike sandals to Sneakers. This red hat cannot be found (this is speculation).
If the reason Office Wilson approached them was because they were suspects in an robbery WHY DIDN’T HE CALL IT IN? WHY DIDN’T HE FOLLOW PROCEDURE? WHY WOULD HE ROLL UP ON ROBBERY SUSPECTS IN HIS VEHICLE? WHY DID IT TAKE 6 DAYS FOR THIS TO BE ANNOUNCED?
I implore you. IMPLORE YOU to take a look into the presented facts of the case. This is just an incident report, we do not have access to the investigative report. There has been no reports presented of Michael’s autopsy and this report is contradictory of the second eye witnesses report.
None of this makes sense. 
They are putting Michael on trial to dehumanize him, villify him, to make him less human to justify his murder.
And at the end of the day, LET’S JUST SAY MICHAEL DID DO THIS…is petty theft (it was like 5 swisher sweets they say. That’s a two dollars and fifty sense) IS HIS MURDER, HIS EXECUTION, THIS UNARMED SURRENDING TEENAGE BOY, justified by this?
NO.
It’s not.
This is murder. Don’t let them put Michael on trial for HIS DEATH.  

That and the fact that later on in the day…the chief admitted that Officer Wilson was unaware of the robbery at the time of the shooting.  I repeat the chief admitted that Officer Wilson was unaware of the robbery at the time of the shooting, but I guess everyone was asleep during that second conference. 

madamechapington:

blacknoonajade:

This is the incident report that the Ferguson police just produce. Now if you don’t know, this morning they FINALLY named the killer of Michael Brown as Darren Wilson. Along with naming Darren as the killer, the Ferguson police are now trying to link Michael Brown with a robbery that happened supposedly MOMENTS before. 

Michael was killed at 12:01 and this robbery was at 11:54. 

There are so many questions.

  1. We’ve seen the surveillance photos they’ve produced that shows someone who looks like Michael being aggressive with a store owner over an apparent box of swishers. (If you don’t know, Swishers are cigar papers you can pick up for like…2 for .50.
  2. They are saying that Officer Darren Wilson was responding to that robbery.
  3. They are calling it an STRONG ARMED ROBBERY
  4.  A strong armed robbery is using, involving, or threatening the use of physical force or violence to gain an objective:
  5. Okay, got that bullshit out of the way
  6. The dispatch tapes that were released mention NOTHING ABOUT A ROBBERY.
  7. NOT ONE WORD
  8. THE ONLY THING MENTIONED WAS A SHOOTING AND REQUEST FOR CROWD CONTROL.
  9. THAT’S IT
  10. So how did Officer Wilson FIND OUT about the robbery? 
  11. They’ve now listed Dorian Johnson (THE ONLY OTHER EYEWITNESS WHO WAS THERE) as the second accomplice to the robbery. 
  12. The same Dorian Johnson who has been trying (in vain) to talk with the Ferguson Police Department about Michael’s Death since LAST SATURDAY.
  13. So this man who is this SECOND SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY CASE IS PLEADING WITH YOU AND IS ALL OVER NATIONAL NEWS AND YOU ARE REFUSING TO SEE HIM. BUT HE’S A SUSPECT IN A ROBBERY. OKAY
  14. When Officer Wilson sees both Michael and Dorian his initial reaction was "GET THE FUCK ON THE SIDEWALK."
  15. Not any kind of reaction dealing with them being robbery suspects. 
  16. From some of the pictures (I’m not going to post them due to the family’s wishes) if you compare the footage from the store and the footage from Michael’s death, he’s swapped from Nike sandals to Sneakers. This red hat cannot be found (this is speculation).
  17. If the reason Office Wilson approached them was because they were suspects in an robbery WHY DIDN’T HE CALL IT IN? WHY DIDN’T HE FOLLOW PROCEDURE? WHY WOULD HE ROLL UP ON ROBBERY SUSPECTS IN HIS VEHICLE? WHY DID IT TAKE 6 DAYS FOR THIS TO BE ANNOUNCED?

I implore you. IMPLORE YOU to take a look into the presented facts of the case. This is just an incident report, we do not have access to the investigative report. There has been no reports presented of Michael’s autopsy and this report is contradictory of the second eye witnesses report.

None of this makes sense. 

They are putting Michael on trial to dehumanize him, villify him, to make him less human to justify his murder.

And at the end of the day, LET’S JUST SAY MICHAEL DID DO THIS…is petty theft (it was like 5 swisher sweets they say. That’s a two dollars and fifty sense) IS HIS MURDER, HIS EXECUTION, THIS UNARMED SURRENDING TEENAGE BOY, justified by this?

NO.

It’s not.

This is murder. Don’t let them put Michael on trial for HIS DEATH.  

That and the fact that later on in the day…the chief admitted that Officer Wilson was unaware of the robbery at the time of the shooting.  I repeat the chief admitted that Officer Wilson was unaware of the robbery at the time of the shooting, but I guess everyone was asleep during that second conference.