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Blue State Barbecue

I'm an aspiring political commentator. Enjoy the commentary.
Sep 2 '14
Two years ago today, I left for the 2012 Democratic National Convention! Two years later, this Obama guy still isn’t SO bad.

Two years ago today, I left for the 2012 Democratic National Convention! Two years later, this Obama guy still isn’t SO bad.

Aug 27 '14
Aug 21 '14
whitehouse:

“The eyes of the nation and the world are watching Ferguson right now. The world is watching because the issues raised by the shooting of Michael Brown predate this incident. This is something that has a history to it and the history simmers beneath the surface in more communities than just Ferguson.” —Attorney General Eric Holder on visiting Ferguson yesterday to meet with community leaders, FBI investigators, and federal prosecutors to get detailed briefings on the status of the case

This man.

whitehouse:

“The eyes of the nation and the world are watching Ferguson right now. The world is watching because the issues raised by the shooting of Michael Brown predate this incident. This is something that has a history to it and the history simmers beneath the surface in more communities than just Ferguson.” —Attorney General Eric Holder on visiting Ferguson yesterday to meet with community leaders, FBI investigators, and federal prosecutors to get detailed briefings on the status of the case

This man.

Aug 20 '14

(Source: siphotos)

Aug 20 '14

micdotcom:

A Black artist played dead by a Philly landmark — and the reaction is just what you’d expect

Last Saturday, a group of artists decided to stage a silent protest in front of the LOVE statue, an iconic Philly landmark. The group seized on what was perhaps the most gruesome detail from Michael Brown’s shooting death in Missouri: the fact that his body was left uncovered on the street in broad daylight for hours.

So Keith Wallace, an MFA acting student at the University of California and Philadelphia native, decided to pose as a dead body. Covered with blood, bullet holes and even police caution tape, Wallace lied down and stayed absolutely still for an hour — right in front of one of the busiest tourist attractions in the city. 

Tourist: “Something about this doesn’t feel right, guys.”

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Fucking white people, man.

Aug 19 '14
baltimoresun:

"Hands up, don’t shoot" has become one of the primary rallying cries for those in Ferguson, Mo., protesting the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown last week.
The slogan has now spread to Baltimore, with a two part mural on the boarded-up back of a liquor store at the corner of East Preston Street and Greenmount Avenue. “Hands up” is on one level of the building, while a shadowy figure with arms raised is on a lower level.

baltimoresun:

"Hands up, don’t shoot" has become one of the primary rallying cries for those in Ferguson, Mo., protesting the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown last week.

The slogan has now spread to Baltimore, with a two part mural on the boarded-up back of a liquor store at the corner of East Preston Street and Greenmount Avenue. “Hands up” is on one level of the building, while a shadowy figure with arms raised is on a lower level.

Aug 18 '14

(Source: -teesa-)

Aug 18 '14

micdotcom:

After an autopsy revealed Michael Brown was shot 6 times, Ferguson once again descended into chaos

The ongoing situation in Ferguson, Mo. quickly worsened again this weekend after a few days of relative calm. Tensions escalated significantly on Sunday as police used tear gas violently dispersed hundreds of angry protesters marching towards a police command center — two hours before a midnight curfew was scheduled to go into place. Missouri’s Gov. Jay Nixon said on Monday morning that he would send the National Guard to Ferguson to restore calm.

"It is now beginning to look like a movement"

Aug 18 '14

(Source: sandandglass)

Aug 18 '14
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