For decades, the idea that Richard Nixon purposely sabotaged peace talks between North and South Vietnam to embarrass Lyndon Johnson right before the 1968 presidential election were often dismissed as conspiracy theories. But with newly released Nixon papers, confirmed by conservative columnist George Will, it now appears to be fact that in 1968, Richard Nixon, as a private citizen, was able to persuade a South Vietnamese liaison to have the South walk away from peace talks brokered by President Johnson. Nixon’s interference with these negotiations violated President John Adams’s 1797 Logan Act, banning private citizens from intruding into official government negotiations with a foreign nation.
Throwing out the term “racist” these days I understand is nothing short of lobbing a verbal grenade, but with what’s going on currently in Ferguson, Missouri, what’s been going on for decades and decades after the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, what continues to go on every day in this country— with blacks consistently receiving longer and harsher sentences than whites for the same crimes, with both white police officers and white citizens literally getting away with the murders of black citizens on a regular basis, it’s time to admit that not only is racism not only not even close to dead in America, according to data on crime, punishment and poverty, it’s getting worse. It’s not just Ferguson, it’s not just Trayvon Martin, it’s an epidemic that we keep trying to ignore. When a black man can’t even make it to the check-out line at Walmart with a toy gun without getting gunned down by police, there’s a fucking problem. And while white Republicans and Libertarians are losing their minds over imaginary or theoretical injustices, people wonder why entire black communities lose their minds when another unarmed black man is shot down in the streets without justice— when we’re not even one generation removed from the scenes of the late 1960s in which blacks were routinely hit with fire hoses and rubber bullets and attack dogs. Communities such as those in Ferguson, St. Louis and East St. Louis are some of the poorest in the nation, with generations and generations of crippling poverty with no apparent way out, and where a black person can grow up in the same city their whole lives, with the only white people they may ever personally encounter is one with a badge and a gun. Jesus fuck America, get your shit together and stop being afraid of each other.
Oh Florida, you fucked up wang of a state.
Even though lethal injection has been used in the US for decades as a “more humane” way of sentencing people to death, the practice has come under heavy scrutiny in the past several years as being just the opposite of humane. Chemical mixtures differ by state, chemistry reacts differently in each person, and if the exact things aren’t given at exactly the right time, an inmate may die a horribly painful, violent death instead of being quietly ushered into the great beyond. And even chemicals that are used correctly often cause intense pain to an inmate, even if the person is unable to express it. So as an alternative, Utah wants to bring back the firing squad— it’s quick, it’s pretty much guaranteed to do the job and there’s nothing too complicated about the whole process.
With X-Men: Days of Future Past hitting theaters in the US at the end of May, the timing couldn’t be worse for Bryan Singer, who is facing very serious accusations that in 1999, he stuck his wang in the b-hole of a 17 year old. Perhaps that then puts Singer in the perfect spot to direct the next Elmo movie.
McGruff the Crime Dog actor arrested for marijuana and a grenade launcher. Take a bite out of crime.
Former McGruff the Crime Dog actor, John R. Morales, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison following his guilty plea three years after police seized 1,000 marijuana plants, 27 weapons – including a grenade launcher, and 9,000 rounds of ammunition from his home.
Cormac McCarthy’s ex-wife arrested for pulling a gun out of her vagina after an argument about aliens goes bad
When Jennifer McCarthy, ex-wife of Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy was laying in bed one Saturday morning with her boyfriend, the two were arguing over the existence of aliens, as happens, when Jennifer stormed out. Upon returning, McCarthy pulled a gun from her vajayjay, the same vajayjay that produced a son for her and Cormac that was the inspiration for The Road, and begin waving the gun around, threatening to shoot her beau.
Not the way to get free tacos, but that’s what 28 year old Adam Cooper of San Antonio did when he was craving the tortilla.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, a waitress at the restaurant in the 500 block of S. Loop 1604 E. identified Kramer as the man who walked into the restaurant Monday and ordered six tacos and then refused to pay for them. The waitress told Bexar County sheriff’s detectives that when Kramer was told he’d had to pay, he began pulling a sword in and out of a six-inch sheath on his waist, the affidavit stated. The waitress said at one point when the telephone rang, Kramer walked outside, so she quickly locked the doors, the affidavit stated. The woman said she could hear him outside, yelling that if he didn’t get his free tacos, “someone would die,” the affidavit stated.