…..secretly, I just want him back.
Sir, do you know why we pulled you over?
the dude who kicked in the windshield, also backflipped off the hood of the car. you know he’s waited his entire career to bust out those moves.
I would like to enroll in whatever kickass class he had.
don’t forget the guy punches the window glass with his bear fist!
This is the most badass thing I have ever and will ever see.
once that dude jumped thru the windshield it was game over….
They aint playin’
“I Don’t Apologize For My Blackness and YOUR Fear.”
Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show.
Ravitch is the queen. If only the government would listen…
We would also address poverty directly. We would increase the minimum wage and make post-secondary education cheap or free, and we’d improve improve unemployment benefits and offer free job-training to the unemployed.
Poverty is one of the few social ills where throwing money at the problem really does seem to work.
These are not radical, liberal ideas. In fact, in Europe most of them are associated with the more conservative parties, and many of them were associated with the American Republican party in the 80s. But the United States’s political climate is so different from anywhere else in the industrialized world that I fear we will just continue to get farther behind in education (and in % of people living in poverty) until we decide to make some big domestic investments.
Ravitch is one of my favorites because she always discussed the root of the problem. Majority of the reform in education are bandages to the problem. Poverty is the root of the problem and as long as it exists especially if it is concentrated in communities the system will never improve in the capacity we hope for
How Do Court Reporters Keep Straight Faces?
These are from a book called Disorder in the Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place.
ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, ‘Where am I, Cathy?’
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.
ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can’t remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget..
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He’s 20, much like your IQ.
ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you shitting me?
ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Getting laid
ATTORNEY: She had three children , right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death..
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.
ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I’m going with male.
ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
ATTORNEY: Doctor , how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.
ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.
Reblogging because there are some sassy little shits out there.
HAHAHAHA Sad thing is it doesn’t surprise me.
Wanna know something? You’re awesome. You’re beautiful/handsome, you’re smart, caring and an overall great person. Anyone who doesn’t agree isn’t worth your friendship/relationship/breathing space. Don’t let others upset you, they’re not worth the tears, okay? Okay!
Now go out into the world and conquer.
x o x o
Watch: “Disabled” Mannequins Will Change The Way You See Beauty Source
I wish more people would do things like this. Show the world and it’s people for who they really are. We are all individuals, no two people alike, so why treat us or expect us to look as such?
To everyone who says a white person ‘cannot know what it is like to be a racial minority.’
When I lived in Nepal, I was a racial minority. When I lived in Japan, I was a racial minority. When I lived in Hong Kong, I was a racial minority. When I lived in Streatham, I was a racial…
Being a statistical minority does not mean white people are not the dominant culture.
See: every colonization and colonial government anywhere.
See: statistics that show that despite being a statistical minority, white people are still hold economic and political power in South Africa.
- Black south Africans are more than 80% of the population but directly control less than 10% of stocks in the Johannesburg Stock market, the vast majority is still controlled by white South Africans who constitute less than 10% of South Africa’s population.
- There are OVER 8 TIMES AS MANY black Africans in South Africa as white people but the size of the “black middle class” (now a little over 4 million, up from 1.7 million in 2004) only JUST passed the size of the white middle class (3 million, up from 2.8 million in 2004)
- Wait, let’s do some math with that last one. Oh that means that 65% OF WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS ARE MIDDLE CLASS WHILE ONLY 12% OF BLACK AFRICANS ARE
- Depending on the statistics you look at, DESPITE BEING OVER 80% OF THE POPULATION, BLACK SOUTH AFRICANS ONLY OWN BETWEEN 13-50% OF THE LAND. Again vast disproportionate ownership by white South Africans.
- White south Africans households earn MORE THAN 6 TIMES AS MUCH as black South African households.
- The wage gap between black and white South Africans is MORE THAN 10 TIMES HIGHER than it is in the US, and white South Africans continue to have tremendous privilege in labor markets JUST FOR BEING WHITE
You really shouldn’t try to play ‘gotcha’ when you don’t even know what you’re talking about.
In breaking news, Landover police say 26-year-old Tyson Jerome Barnette,Â a postal worker, was shot while delivering mail 10 miles from the U.S. capital. Black America Web, Bossip and other sites ar…
now i gotta wonder will “prowler” become new code for “suspicious” in reference to black men?
I wish I could go a day without hearing about the stereotypically charged massacres of my people.
How the fuck do you mistake the postman for being anything other than the fucking postman?
Wow this scares me…my boyfriend works for the post office