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A lawyer for the Tucson, Arizona, SWAT team defends its actions when it shot a former Marine and Iraq War veteran 60 times during a drug raid. The team has yet to say if it found any drugs in the house and has retracted an initial statement that Jose Guerena, 26, fired at them first. His gun was found next to him with the safety on.
In an era where sea-change is an everyday occurrence, our most important anchors to the past are no doubt rooted in important troupes of that bygone era where everything happened a bit more slowly. When I was young, Macho Man Randy Savage was my goto pick when fending off Andre the Giant in the Nintendo’s version of WCW Wrestling. I remember his iconic move wherein he would begin by crouching down, then thrusting his shoulder into the beast. Alas, that memory, along with his important, violent snapping of Slim Jim are all that will be left of that important Hollywood icon. For today, the Cowboy inspired wrestling demigod was killed in a car crash.
And so, as a tribute, I have compiled a number of wonderful videos of Mr. Savage snapping into Slim Jim again and again. Perhaps today, as you drive by your nearest 711, you could stop in and pay tribute to his memory by snapping into your own greasy, spiced meat stick.
Being as I no longer work for a political campaign, I once again have the freedom to say outrageous things under my own name. Stay tuned for more posts in the near future
I saw this on a Gillette ad this morning on the subway. I felt like I had to share.
On Monday, Andrew Breitbart released a video of Shirley Sherrod saying something that, at first glance, portrayed her as an out-and-out racist. The truth of it is, she probably isn’t a racist. And when I first watched the video, I knew that she probably wasn’t a racist.
We have come to the point in our history where political nuance is a thing of the past. Politicians can be marred by a single comment they’ve made at some point in their life that may or may not reflect their views as a whole. A joke taken out of context, a picture of you drinking beer, or in this case, a non-contextual example of a time when a person learned a bit about self-improvement can follow and ruin a person for life.
What’s funny is if you read the story by Andrew Breitbart, he continually refers to how the video shows racism. He’s right. Taken as it is, the video shows a ridiculously racist woman making ridiculously racist statements. But there is a deeper point to the story. Essentially, Breitbart is saying that the sort of racism depicted in this out-of-context video is the sort of racism that the NAACP is condemning and ought to distance itself from. Again, he’s right! It is. Because the recent condemnation by NAACP of Tea Party Racism is nothing more than a condemnation against manufactured racism. Tit for tat, I guess. If they want to condemn manufactured racism, then, I suppose, Breitbart wondered why a bit of racism couldn’t be manufactured and condemned on the other side as well.