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I really enjoy these shows, but I am a bit bothered by this trend of black terrorism being told

through a supernatural lens. Just watched the 1st episode of Amazon Prime's Them. Many folks learned about the Tulsa Race Massacre in the HBO Series Watchmen.
Love Craft Country, another horror series blending the supernatural monsters and real life racist monsters. Don't want to give away what happens in Them, but it follows the same trend of Watchmen and Love Craft Country. I guess you could even add Falcon and The Winter Soldier where The Falcon is racially profiled and there is conversation about the black super soldiers who were experimented on, went to war but didn't get the same heroes' welcome as Captain America.

My question is, I know this is Hollywood exercising artistic license- but is it because this is the only way the general public can stomach the horrors of racism? The actual brutality of it? Not a sugar coated version. I guess it can be seen a few ways, artistic license to actually show that this was and still is terrorism. Or, people still are not ready to accept the brutality and cruelty. They can only view it through the lens of a supernatural story or movie. OR if told as a true life story, perhaps people would just look away?

You could add Jordan Peele's Get Out and Us to the list of supernatural movies about racism as well.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Sat Apr 10, 2021, 07:14 PM (4 replies)

Man arrested while taking out trash - Police arrest him because? Well the usual

This is chilling.
The LAPD fought to not have the video released because "it would have a chilling effect on future investigations".

How about stop harassing and arresting black people ? That's the chilling effect of all this.
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Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri Apr 9, 2021, 10:28 AM (32 replies)

"I don't trust Democrats, I think they are going to try to get every vote they can get"

They just keep saying the quiet part out loud.

They just played a clip on MSNBC of Lt. Gov of Texas - Dan Patrick saying that. This is what he is saying in defense of voter suppression tactics.

SMDH
Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Apr 8, 2021, 11:49 PM (8 replies)

Women in support of Gaetz. Just Stop!

They need to STFU!
The women of the office of Matt Gaetz have released a statement saying he treated them with respect. Whoopdefuckingdo!
I am sure Camille Cosby, Harvey Weinstein's wife, The wife of BTK, Herb Baumeister's wife, Gary Ridgeway's wife, RKelly's former wife and I could go on about serial killers and rapists, would say the same. He never raped or brutalized me. He never took advantage of me.
So Gaetz treated you nice by not raping you, dehumanizing you, big whoop! Means diddly squat. That is not proof that he would not do the things that he is being accused of.

I can attest to my own personal experience of a former good friend, who was like a brother to me. Meanwhile he was taking advantage of vulnerable women he was entrusted to care for. The first 2 accusers, like many others, I said no way. He is not like that, these women have problems. I had blinders on because he was my friend. Those women are exactly the type of women that predators like to go after. In Gaetz' case, no different, young women who are probably vulnerable psychologically, even if they don't realize that's what is going on.
Sadly, it wasn't until video evidence surfaced, that we realized what a horror my former friend was. This was after a 3rd accuser. I still think about that. What if we had believed the 1st accuser?
So for those women defending Gaetz, they should just stop. Predators do not go after every woman, or man. So the fact that he was able to not violate you doesn't mean shit.

Rant over.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Apr 8, 2021, 11:21 PM (4 replies)

Netflix Concrete Cowboy

Really good. Will make you happy and cry all at the same time. Get your tissues.
Its a fantastic film. Based on the lives of modern day black cowboys in Philadelphia.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Tue Apr 6, 2021, 05:46 PM (1 replies)

A thought, Gaetz is going to do anything to save his skin. How many legs will grow out of this?

His buddy Joel is going to roll on him. If Matt has anything on anyone, he'll do the same. I won't be surprised to see this investigation spin in all kinds of ways.
Just a thought.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri Apr 2, 2021, 09:50 PM (9 replies)

I wonder if Barr told trump about the Gaetz investigation?

I wonder if trump considered pardoning him?
Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:58 PM (3 replies)

CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO U.S. FEDERAL LAW ON CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING

I can't believe I have to post this here. But in case anyone is in doubt about what Gaetz is accused of

CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO U.S. FEDERAL LAW ON CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING


Child Sex Trafficking is prohibited by 18 U.S.C. § 1591. This statute makes it a federal offense to knowingly recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain, or maintain a minor (defined as someone under 18 years of age) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that the victim is a minor and would be caused to engage in a commercial sex act. “Commercial sex act” is defined very broadly to include “any sex act, on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person.” In other words, it is illegal both to offer and to obtain a child, and cause that child to engage in any kind of sexual activity in exchange for anything of value, whether it be money, goods, personal benefit, in-kind favors, or some other kind of benefit. Section 1591 also makes it a crime for individuals to participate in a business venture that obtains minors and causes them to engage in commercial sex acts.


Section 1591 is called “Sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion.” Most people think of “trafficking” as involving movement across state or international borders. However, Section 1591 does not require proof that either the defendant or victim crossed state or international lines.

When the victim is a minor, Section 1591 does not require proof that the defendant used force, threats of force, fraud, or coercion, or any combination of those means, to cause the minor to engage in a commercial sex act.

[link:https://www.justice.gov/criminal-ceos/citizens-guide-us-federal-law-child-sex-trafficking|
Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Apr 1, 2021, 04:18 AM (0 replies)

" Y'all love telling gay people we going to hell, then get mad when I go"

The " conservatives" are blowing their gaskets over Lil Nas X new video and the Satan shoe to match

In the video Lil Nas X descends to hell, sliding down a stripper pole and gives the devil a lap dance.



(Sorry I can't get the link to work correctly for his Tik Tock page where he made the statement I put in the thread title)
If anyone knows how to link tick Tok videos please let me know.

Anyhoo, here's his " apology"
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I'm only mad at one thing about the Satan shoe - its out of my price range.

Even Gov Kristi Noem took the time from the Covid crisis in her state to say what an abomination this is.


Lil Nas X is firing back after South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem worked herself into a lather over his latest collab: a pair of Satan-themed sneakers that contain a drop of human blood. The kicks—souped-up Nikes designed by MSCHF—appear to be inspired by the singer’s sexed-up video for “MONTERO,” which depicts him descending into hell. (Nike has denied involvement in the shoe release.) But any artistic license is lost on Noem, who tweeted Sunday of the sneakers: “Our kids are being told that this kind of product is, not only okay, it’s ‘exclusive.’ But do you know what's more exclusive? Their God-given eternal soul. We are in a fight for the soul of our nation. We need to fight hard. And we need to fight smart. We have to win.”

“Ur a whole governor and u on here tweeting about some damn shoes,” the singer tweeted in response. “Do ur job!”

[link:https://www.thedailybeast.com/kristi-noem-seems-to-think-lil-nas-x-satan-sneakers-will-destroy-nations-soul|
Posted by tulipsandroses | Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:20 AM (2 replies)

Bad Trip Streaming on Netflix is hilarious. Not for the tame of heart.

Its a movie where ordinary folks are in the movie and don't know they are in the movie. Like the Borat movies. Like Borat, it is crass and vulgar - so its not for pearl clutchers. Actually, more crass and more vulgar. Some of it was really over the top kinda like the menstrual humor was over the top in Borat - there are some parts that were just wayyyy wayyy over the top. Otherwise, its hilarious.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Sun Mar 28, 2021, 01:45 PM (2 replies)
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