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Today's LBJ's Lowest White Man Award goes to... Robert Kevin Pressler of Anaheim, CA

Dedicated to America's greatest Sufferers of Toxic White Supremacy!

Man charged with hate crime after scuffle at Anaheim smoke shop

ANAHEIM — A 54-year-old transient is facing a hate crime charge stemming from a scuffle with a smoke shop manager in Anaheim.

Robert Kevin Pressler was charged Friday with a felony hate crime and a misdemeanor count of possession of methamphetamine, according to court records.

Pressler allegedly walked back and forth in front of a smoke shop at 88 E. Orangethorpe Ave. last Wednesday shouting “white power” and “stay white,” said Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.


https://www.ocregister.com/2018/05/07/man-charged-with-hate-crime-after-scuffle-at-anaheim-smoke-shop/


I was just thinking about writing a rant on how tech billionaires shoot their money into space...

All while the rest of have to deal with more terrestrial matters. But before I did that, I figured that I should just look around to see what's been written about this before.

Of course, it's out there, right?

As a matter of fact, I'm sure that we all know a lot of people have been talking about this issue for quite some time. So, whatever I was going to write, it would have just been recovering old ground. Believe it or not, I hate being redundant, even if I am sometimes.

Why reinvent the wheel, I say.

So, instead of the profane rehash of an assessment of the situation that I was surely going to write before I checked around, here's a classic article that looks great from The Guardian:

What if the mega-rich just want rocket ships to escape the Earth they destroy?
Jess Zimmerman

The early capitalists once had to breathe the air that they polluted in pursuit of their wealth. Now, perhaps, they can escape it by leaving the planet

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the latest tech billionaire to invest his money in spaceships: on Tuesday, he debuted his space travel company Blue Origin’s newest rocket. Now, those who want to cruise the galaxy can choose between the sleek new rocket and the stubbier model Bezos announced in April – or they can opt to ride with Tesla founder Elon Musk on a SpaceX ship, or hop on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.

At this rate, would-be space travelers will be able to choose their favorite tech company, find its richest guy and buy a ticket on his craft of choice. Why does everyone who achieves economic dominance over the planet immediately turn around and try to get off it?

The “boys and their toys” explanation is the obvious one – once you’ve bought all the cars and boats and planes you want, why not buy a rocket? (We don’t have a “girls and their toys” ethos yet because the cards are stacked against women getting to this level of obscene wealth, but I suspect a lot of us would want to buy rocketships, too.) Space is inherently cool, and even if it weren’t, space is inherently other – which matters a lot to the man who has everything terrestrial. By the same token, someone who already has a watch that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars can buy a watch that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars but comes from space.

Of course, uber-wealthy tech entrepreneurs aren’t just buying rockets for their personal amusement. They’re founding or investing in space travel – they want to get you off-planet, too. Well, not you-you, but someone like you with much, much, much more money.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/16/mega-rich-rocket-ships-escape-earth

Just in case you haven't checked out "Brett Gelman's Dinner In America," Check it out...

https://twitter.com/Mr_Scorpio/status/993781206394302464

I would have posted the entire thing from YouTube, if I could have found it. But I could only find snippets there, like this one:



Check out the whole thing at the Adult Swim website.

"Rough sex" without freely given mutual consent is abuse and assault

At least Democrats have no problem with dismissing someone on our side who abuses people.

I never expect the GOPrs to have the same response. I think that we all know why.

Why did the chicken cross the ocean?

When Trump is sent to Mars, he's going to get his own special admission stamp...

Drunken PandAmonium.

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Take one of these and call me in the morning...

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