I have spent much of the last few months trying to avoid coverage of the royal wedding from the domestic media, but it has oddly been harder to get away from noise about it from abroad, particularly from US sources online and particularly on Tumblr yesterday. This has also…
“It was humiliating and this is a part of the reason why I am so sensitive about Obama because you know they would use this to “remind” people why you should never for a Black person for the highest office again. The general disrespect for Obama is fucking vile and this is, is, I don’t even. I hate that snake, racist fucker is considered a fixture in my beloved city. I hate him so much I can’t describe how much. I mean actual hate, and trust me in that I never hated a being, much less how much as him right now. It’s degrading and humiliating and if my friend show her bullshit to me over this tonight I won’t hold back. I don’t know how my grandma even feels. She had been told she was worthless to her face for most of her life living in the segregated South in one of the future hotbed for the Civil Rights Movement. For her, seeing Obama in the oval office was like a dream. I don’t even want to know how much her heart’s breaking over this, especially she’s the sensitive sort. This should be considered one of the darkest days of racial relations in America. Seriously.”—ontd_political: Watch This Fucking Truth (via bowfolk)
With that tell-tale jangle that independent pop and alt-rock so much favored in the late 80s/early 90s, The Cranberries still hold up today as enchanting. They manage to stand out from many of their contemporaries by the virtue of the subtle Celtic flavor the music was imbued with, and the powers of Dolores O’Riordan’s voice.
This is probably my favorite Beck song. “Sexx Laws”
It opens Midnite Vultures which is a triumph. White-boys no longer need to try and get ironically funky, Mr. Hansen has figured out how to do it, that’s it. Game over. Go buy this record if you don’t have it. Insane remix/dada/sci-fi funk… party like its 1999.
“It’s this anti-immigration legislation that they’re trying to push, where they would allow police officers to racially profile undocumented immigrants, especially people in the Mexican community. I think that’s horrendous. But what amazes me is that people support this law. I was watching the news, this woman in Arizona, looking at a camera, straight faced, she says, ‘Hey, we’re just trying to bring the country back to the way it used to be.’ The way it used to be? Lady, you’re in Arizona. It used to be Mexico.”—Hari Kondabolu (via zesticola)
“As an atheist, I see nothing “wrong” in believing in a god. I don’t think there is a god, but belief in him does no harm. If it helps you in any way, then that’s fine with me. It’s when belief starts infringing on other people’s rights when it worries me. I would never deny your right to believe in a god. I would just rather you didn’t kill people who believe in a different god, say. Or stone someone to death because your rulebook says their sexuality is immoral. It’s strange that anyone who believes that an all-powerful all-knowing, omniscient power responsible for everything that happens, would also want to judge and punish people for what they are.”—Ricky Gervais: “Why I’m an Atheist” (via loveyourchaos)