The Last Word: George Clinton on Alien Encounters, Trump's Lack of Funk

How do you feel about white artists doing black music?
I'd bite off the Beatles, or anybody else. It's all one world, one planet and one groove. You're supposed to learn from each other, blend from each other, and it moves around like that. You see that rocket ship leave yesterday? We can maybe leave this planet. We gonna be dealing with aliens. You think black and white gonna be a problem? Wait till you start running into motherfuckers with three or four dicks! Bug-eyed motherfuckers! They ...
Submitted by somedongus at 2018-02-24 5:13am to the Music forum.

Cruz: Dems are 'the party of Lisa Simpson'

"The Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson and Republicans are happily the party of Homer, Bart, Maggie and Marge," Cruz said, referring to the other Simpson family members on the long-running cartoon show "The Simpsons."
Submitted by somedongus at 2018-02-24 5:02am to the Horseshit! forum.

Husband of GOP candidate says she threatened to kill him

Jilted drunk crazyshrink GOP candidate blah blah
Submitted by egg sandwich at 2018-02-24 5:26am to the Politics forum.

The FBI's War on Black-Owned Bookstores

At the height of the Black Power movement, the Bureau focused on the unlikeliest of public enemies: black independent booksellers.
Submitted by somedongus at 2018-02-24 4:54am to the Crime forum.

Gut Terk – the legendary outlaw biker, Merry Prankster, Blue Cheer manager, poster and album cover artist and Acid Test graduate now rides in paradise

Allan “Gut” Terk, a legendary outlaw biker, Merry Prankster, graphic artist, and an original mainstay of the California 1960s counterculture, died of organ failure caused by metastasized cancer on January 18 in Reno, Nev. He was 78. He was, in the words of his fellow biker Mouldy Marvin “so fucking cool it almost breaks your heart.”
Submitted by somedongus at 2018-02-24 5:09am to the Arts forum.

The latest trend in digital tokens may be the purchasing power of minority communities.

Companies from Kodak to Atari have employed the blockchain--a decentralized ledger for recording transactions--as an alternative to traditional financing. Now, fringe organizations are beginning to follow suit, and certain businesses may be the biggest beneficiaries.

On Thursday, the LGBT Foundation, a Hong Kong-based non-profit aimed at supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals ...
Submitted by Double The Fist at 2018-02-24 0:46am to the Horseshit! forum.

Mainstream LGBTQ Group Helped Convict Black Queer Activists for Protesting Pride

In the aftermath, Stonewall Columbus, the organizers of the march, refused to apologize for the arrests, meet with the protesters, or address the way that heavy Columbus police presence makes the event dangerous for queer and trans people of color, poor people, and undocumented people. Even more damning, the board chair of Stonewall Columbus testified against the Black Pride 4 during their trial.

It’s a slap in the face to the radical roots of the queer and trans liberation movement that an ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-02-23 23:53pm to the Politics forum.

The New ‘Heathers’ Is a Trumpian, LGBT-Bashing Nightmare

If you believe that kids these days are fragile “snowflakes,” that political correctness is running amok, and that LGBT people are now society’s true bullies, this new Heathers is the show for you. The premiere of the rebooted cult classic, now airing for free online, takes place in a universe—clearly a fictional one—where the football team is oppressed and yesteryear’s fat, queer, and black victims now rule the school with manicured fists. The show feels like it was written for ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-02-23 22:28pm to the Television forum.

Mother of 8-year-old boy tortured and beaten to death pleads guilty to murder

The mother of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy who died after suffering brutal beatings and starvation, prompting far-reaching reforms in Los Angeles County's child welfare system, pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder.
"No human with a heart and soul could do that to an innocent little boy," Hatami told jurors, arguing that Aguirre hated the boy because he suspected he was gay.
In a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, Pearl Sinthia Fernandez admitted that the 2013 killing of her son ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-02-23 21:57pm to the Crime forum.

Trump administration dismantles LGBT-friendly policies

The nation's health department is taking steps to dismantle LGBT health initiatives, as political appointees have halted or rolled back regulations intended to protect LGBT workers and patients, removed LGBT-friendly language from documents and reassigned the senior adviser dedicated to LGBT health.

The sharp reversal from Obama-era policies carries implications for a population that's been historically vulnerable to discrimination in health care settings, say LGBT health advocates. A Health ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-02-23 21:52pm to the Politics forum.

Ohio 7th-grader shoots self at Jackson Memorial Middle School

Schools in the Jackson Local School District in Stark County are on lockdown after a seventh grade student shot himself on a middle school campus.

Just before 8 a.m., a student shot himself in the men's restroom at Jackson Memorial Middle School, according to Jackson Township Police. The school is about 55 miles south of Cleveland. 

During a 2 p.m. news conference, authorities said a "distraction" device was found in the student's backpack.

A distraction device would be "something that ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-02-23 21:51pm to the Education forum.

Drug suspect on toilet strike for 37 days 'could die'

A suspected drug dealer who has refused to use the toilet for 37 days is at "risk of death", a court has heard.

Lamarr Chambers, 24, of Villa Road in Brixton, is believed to have swallowed drugs during a police chase in Harlow, Essex, on 17 January.

Chelmsford Magistrates' Court heard he had rejected laxatives and an X-ray but was eating and drinking.
Submitted by meat bingo at 2018-02-23 21:56pm to the Crime forum.

CPAC Condemns D'Souza After Attack On Parkland Survivors, Claims He Wasn't Scheduled This Year

After Dinesh D’Souza’s disgusting tweets going after teenage survivors of a school shooting, people genuinely wondered if D’Souza was lined up to speak at CPAC this week. The organization says he is and was not. The Speakers page has D’Souza’s photo on it, but CPAC’s Twitter account says that’s from the archives, they’re taking it down, and his comments are abhorrent.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-02-23 21:48pm to the Politics forum.

Judge Gets 5 Years for Trading Dismissals for Nude Photos

A former Arkansas judge was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for dismissing minor criminal cases in exchange for nude photographs or sexual favors from male defendants.

O. Joseph Boeckmann, a former district court judge in Cross County, pleaded guilty in October to wire fraud and witness tampering. He admitted on Wednesday that the seven-year-long scheme defrauded cities and counties of money and property they should have received as fines or fees from the people whose cases ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-02-23 21:32pm to the Crime forum.

State GOP scraps neutrality rule for governor’s race - The Boston Globe

The state Republican Party Tuesday night scrapped its long-standing neutrality rule governing primaries, ordering organizational resources to be directed to the re-election of Governor Charlie Baker and his running mate, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.

The resolution approved by the party’s 22-member executive committee also prohibited it from providing any assistance to GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively, a pastor who embraces antigay views in his writings and work.

The Baker ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-02-23 21:35pm to the Politics forum.

Trump denies saying teachers should have guns — and then says some teachers should have guns

I never said “give teachers guns” like was stated on Fake News @CNN & @NBC. What I said was to look at the possibility of giving “concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience - only the best.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-02-23 21:33pm to the Crime forum.

NRA's Wayne La Pierre: Gun Control Advocates Are Exploiting the Florida School Shooting Tragedy

This time though, the speech was not just about guns and the Second Amendment. LaPierre used the opportunity to critique other facets of government and society — everything from leaks in the intelligence community to alleged bias in the media to universities that he said were spearheading a socialist revolution by emphasizing the teachings of Karl Marx. At one point, he said the country was trending toward a “growing socialist state.” And at times, particularly when he was discussing the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-02-23 21:30pm to the Politics forum.

Missouri GOP Releases Statement on Greitens Scandal… Blames George Soros

The Missouri GOP has finally released an official statement on the scandal that has enveloped Gov. Eric Greitens (R-MO,) which found the politician slapped with an invasion of privacy charge, stemming from his extramarital affair with a woman in 2015.

In a bizarre bit of narrative jiu-jitsu, the party somehow has laid the blame at the feet of billionaire, and bogeyman to the alt-right, George Soros.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-02-23 21:26pm to the Politics forum.

Georgia Senate passes anti-LGBTQ adoption bill

The Georgia Senate on Friday morning passed a bill that would allow adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples based on their religious beliefs. The bill would also prohibit the Georgia Department of Human Services from taking “adverse action” against such agencies. The bill passed along party lines 35-19 and will now head to the House for consideration.

Senate Bill 375, called the “Keep Faith in Adoption and Foster Care Act,” was introduced earlier this month ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-02-23 21:26pm to the Politics forum.

Thoughts & Prayers: Florida GOP Passes “In God We Trust” School Bill

In the wake of the Parkland school shooting on February 14, 2018, the GOP-led Florida legislature refused (71 to 37) to consider any legislation that would curtail potential mass shooters from being able to obtain firearms. Instead, they are pushing legislation that would require all schools to post the state motto: “In God We Trust.”

According to HB 839, “Each district school board shall adopt rules to require, in all of the schools of the district and in each building used by the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-02-23 21:25pm to the Education forum.