Nothing Prizeworthy

15
AUG
2013

Roots Action has submitted a petition signed by better than 100,000 people online in support of awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Bradley Manning.  Yes, the same Bradley Manning, charged with violating 34 sections of the Uniform Code of Military Justice,  Bradley Manning, who plead guilty to leaking military information, Bradley Manning, who will most likely spend a substantial part of the next 90 years making little rocks out of big rocks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

It's the Hoodie

15
JUL
2013

Geraldo Rivera, who suggested in March of 2012 that Trayvon Martin was Partially responsible for his own death for wearing a hoodie, and then several days later apologized profusely saying

by putting responsibility on what kids wear instead of how people react to them I have obscured the main point that someone shot and killed an unarmed teenager,

and that he was offering a "sincere and heartfelt apology” to anyone he may have offended in his

crusade to warn minority families of the danger to their young sons inherent in gangsta style clothing; like hoodies.

Wait, that's not an apology, but I'm pretty sure he's taking it back anyway, because this weekend, he doubled down on the hoodie paradigm,

The Worm

8
JUL
2013

Dennis Rodman thinks he should get the Nobel Peace Prize. Really? Come on dude, all you did was play basketball with crazy dictator junior. If bumping uglies with the wretched of the earth qualified for a nobel prize, Heidi Fleiss, Xaviera Hollander and Hugh Heffner would all be prize recipients.

Hero or Zero?

27
JUN
2013
I have believed in my convictions, and been convicted for my beliefs.
—Gil Scott-Heron

On April 28, 1967 at the Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station in Houston, Texas, a 25 year old prize fighter, citing his islamic faith, refused three times to step forward at the call of his name and was subseqently arrested, convicted of draft evasion, stripped of his titles and state licenses to fight and sentenced to five years in prison.

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