Filed under: biggest fears, Fail, fury, politics!, shame shame shame, Tragedy | Tags: Abuse, bullshit, Disgusting Things, Hiroshima, japan, Sad., The Big Picture, the horror!, World War II
64 years after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, I wonder that we have learned anything. The Big Picture posted 34 photos in remembrance of that terrible day in human history.
Many of us choose to focus on the victories over the downfall of the Nazis and fascist Europe when we think about World War II. Why are Hiroshima and Nagasaki so easy for people to forget? An estimated 140,000 people died as a result of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima alone.
64 years later we still can’t get countries to sign non-proliferation treaties. 64 years later, our leaders are focusing on control of nuclear resources, and 64 years later it seems like we have forgotten the brutal murder of 140,000 Japanese people in Hiroshima.
It’s not right. And I don’t like it.
Filed under: Celeb-U-Messes, Creepy, deep thoughts, Fail, Hating, politics!, religion. ugh., videos | Tags: Abuse, bullshit, Civil Rights, Disgusting Things, Evolution, Feelings, feminism, Fun, Gay Marriage, Idiots, Rat King
dick cheney is the devil. please add your more clever cheney jokes or insults in the comments section below this post. i don’t have the time to do that at the moment, and i’m unable to come up with a clever, biting way to express how much i detest this insult to democracy and crusader against the Constitution. i mean, i really really hate that guy. i hope he loses all his money and has to file for bankruptcy because of his mounting medical bills and that, while on his death bed, a choir of newlywed gays and lesbians sings Liberace as he fades away.
p.s. in case you forgot, this is my finishing move.
Filed under: LGBT, Tragedy | Tags: Abuse, Angie Zapata, Civil Rights, Conviction, Equal Rights, Hate Crime, Murder Trial, NY Times, Trans
The verdict is in on the tragic death of Angela Zapata, a transgender woman brutally murdered by Allen Andrade. Andrade has been convicted for first degree murder, and the determination is decreeing it a hate crime.
The verdict brings a bittersweet ruling. Angie Zapata, a beautiful young woman with her whole life ahead of her had to die for the ruling. Nothing is going to bring her back to her family, and no sentence is enough for the cruelty and hate inflicted by Andrade. The language used in this case was so utterly disrespectful, from the defense referring to Zapata with the male name she was born with to the documentation of Andrade referring to her as “it”. How do people become that hateful? It’s so disturbing.
Nevertheless, the ruling brings a proud moment for our court system, setting precedent for the acknowledgement of hate crimes against our transgendered community. So tragic that Angie Zapata had to die for it. Now, maybe we should be focusing on preventing these kinds of crimes from happening, with education and outreach.