Humorlessness took a giant step forward this week. Acerbic comedian and actor Don Rickles passed at age 90. Today's sanctimonious, better-than-you snowflakes are dancing a jig on his grave. Well...only the descendants of those for whom jig dancing is a native tradition. Otherwise that would be racially-tinged cultural appropriation. Today's sensitive snowflakes are quick to point out on social media that anyone who makes jokes is a bully. Any voiced or written subject that does not pertain to one's own personal lineage, gender, transitioning gender, age, race, or family of origin is unacceptable. As soon as any other human person finds it offensive then the creator must publicly apologize. (see: Michael Keaton incorrectly references "Hidden
Now that we've had a few days to exhale from the massacre of Dallas police officers by Micah Xavier Johnson (below) who said that he "wanted to kill white people...especially cops," let's bring in a mix of voices. WAPO: White America's worst nightmare - black men who sow disillusionment NY Times: data shows no bias in police shootings but more physical contact with African Americans NOLA: Baton Rouge police have a history of brutality toward blacks DO THE NUMBERS: Fewer black people are shot by police than white or Hispanic people; and the percentage of crimes by various races illustrates how police are more often patrolling African American neighborhoods DATA: The color of crime is another issue that must be part of the
Chris Rock crushed it in his #Oscars monologue. Here's a synopsis from the Washington Post: Chris Rock kicked off his monologue with this: “Man, I counted at least 15 black people in that montage!… Other lines: Rock says he didn’t think it was worth it to cancel since the show would go on regardless. “Last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart. I don’t need that.” (Cue Kevin Hart smiling in the audience.)… “When your grandmother’s swinging from the tree, it’s really hard to care about best documentary foreign short.”… “It’s not fair that Will Smith was this good [in ‘Concussion’] and didn’t get nominated. It’s also not fair that Will was paid $20 million for ‘Wild Wild West!’”… “This year, in
Are America's recent race riots caused by 19th century slavery? Do some people of color -- Jay Z -- use them for personal financial or political gain? Or are people using select police actions to create unchecked mayhem? Will there be backlash or progress? Meanwhile, African Americans keep killing each other in staggering numbers (when compared to other races in percentage of overall population). Noted African American scholar Thomas Sowell: "You cannot exempt people, of any color, from the requirements of civilization — including work, behavioral standards and personal responsibility — without ruinous consequences to them and to society at large." The Rev. Louis Farrakhan preaches about a race war following Ferguson riots over alleged white police abuse toward African Americans.
There's lots of bad information being distributed following a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown, who had just stolen from a convenience store and was confronted by Wilson. An altered version of the middle sign became a sensation on the Internet: ----------------------------------------------- Perhaps the worst response comes from Nation of Islam leader Rev. Louis Farrakhan, extolling the virtues of young blacks rioting and saying, "Let's die for something." According to Nation of Islam leader Rev. Louis Farrakhan, peaceful protests are yet another manipulation by the white man over people of color, justifying violent retaliation by African Americans. A recent St. Louis murder by minority teenagers beating a white-skinned Bosnian man to death with hammers has
God love our millennials. They know everything and are quick to tell everyone else that they are pure of heart and that you are a racist, homophobic, earth-killing job hoarder. SNL knows what's up. We are different and it is amusing. Laugh at life. As for the inescapable condition of DWB, I defer to the timeworn wisdom of Chris Rock. As for you nosy race-baiting hipsters, stop pretending to be an authority on matters you can't possibly understand. And take off that stupid hat, scruffy hipster. Real men in the 40s wore those with style and didn't have to use their mom's credit card to buy them.