[-] [email protected] 2 points 5 hours ago

Am I the only one seeing the black bird with grey beak sitting on its tush typing at a laptop in the thumbnail?

[-] [email protected] 6 points 10 hours ago* (last edited 10 hours ago)

Is there an infographic about this I can give to my maga relatives when they inevitably bring this up, so I don't actually have to talk about it with them?

[-] [email protected] 3 points 10 hours ago* (last edited 10 hours ago)

Biden doing ______ would help him win, he should do ______"

In all seriousness, were these not your words?

People have serious issues and want to be heard, but Biden is too busy dining with George Clooney in California than campaigning in Michigan…

That's whole blah blah blah George Clooney thing is damn near a quote of my maga brother in law, but setting that aside, I don't really think that is the same tone as your madlib.

Edit: Quoted the wrong madlib.

Edit2: I've gone way deeper than I intended in this discussion. I think we get where each other stands, and that's good enough!

[-] [email protected] 7 points 11 hours ago* (last edited 11 hours ago)

Fair, but I frankly find your original assertions rather thin given this evidence (which would likely have come up in a quick google search)

It makes it easy to believe that your goal is a Trump presidency, not fair criticism of Dems or Biden, regardless of whether this specific post was hidden from you. I doubt they did any deep sleuthing to come up with those photos and articles.

Edit: ddg search limited to 2024: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=biden+visits+michigan&t=ffab&df=2024-01-01..2024-06-17&ia=web

[-] [email protected] 8 points 13 hours ago

I don’t know why so many people think questioning Biden’s campaign strategy means I want him to lose.

It probably doesn't help that you had this interaction I'm replying to 50 minutes ago while ignoring this reply to you from 13 hours ago? (link and pictures below)

https://lemmy.ml/post/16961097/11704724

[-] [email protected] 4 points 13 hours ago

I just wanted to point out that the Confederate flag is not exclusive to White segregationists… that there’s Black men and women who also value that flag.

Pointing out a vanishingly small exception isn't really doing anything except being contrarian.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 14 hours ago* (last edited 13 hours ago)

however it’s technically not

Seems weird to die on this hill because a handful of black folks might be flying it for clearly different reasons than the white folks who claim "muh heritage" but you do you. I've got underwear that has lasted longer than the confederacy did, and as pointed out by OP, the Nazis lasted longer and did more, but no one tries to pass off flying their flag as heritage.

Edit - also stealing this quote from ZombiePirate:

Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth. This truth has been slow in the process of its development, like all other truths in the various departments of science.

-Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederate States of America

There's only one "heritage" associated with the confederacy by anyone not in denial, and that's it.

Do you also have a list of good reasons why it should be OK for you to say the N word in different contexts?

[-] [email protected] 4 points 14 hours ago* (last edited 14 hours ago)

I mean, that's one explanation. The article lists many. In any case, I don't think the etymology of the english word is an adequate amount of information regarding why it is used the way it is, or how it came to be so.

This one makes pretty good sense to me, and is what I have believed the actual origin to be. I can't honestly understand why the term would bug those who are bugged by it using any of the other definitions.

As a white guy, it doesn't bug me in the slightest.

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[-] [email protected] 20 points 16 hours ago

Anyone else notice how often the party who won't shut the fuck up about "personal responsibility" whenever social services and such are discussed accepts absolutely zero "personal responsibility" when they are the ones who need to display some?

[-] [email protected] 1 points 16 hours ago* (last edited 13 hours ago)

The normal parishioners wouldn't come because of the Trump attendance so his faithful filled out the crowd (meaning, were the entire crowd) to help feed his misrepresentation of the event. The church was so full. So full. And everyone there loved me, I can tell you that.

(Not a quote, just a likely facsimile.)

Regardless, I'm white and I would refuse to sit among a crowd of carpetbagging Trumpers who showed up to displace me from my own church (if I went to church), I sure wouldn't do so if I were black.

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I'm not complaining, I just didn't receive any notification. Not sure if it's a bug or if intentional.

Anyone else?

I do strongly disapprove of how AI is being leveraged currently, FWIW.

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In a rare instance of too much transparency, an Ohio police department released the precise movements of a particular vehicle in response to a public records request.

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In the video, which was posted online and first reported by NBC affiliate KING 5-TV, two officers can be seen hitting a man with their batons last Friday afternoon. In the 40-second clip, one of the officers appears to grab the man’s hair before he uses a knee to pin him down.

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Actual Ad Link: https://www.instagram.com/microsoft365/p/C7j8ipnxIiI/?img_index=1

 

Awesome article about the ad which sums it up nicely:

https://justinpot.com/watch-me-be-in-three-meetings-at-once/

Three meetings at once. It’s so funny that, when I saw people making fun of it, I assumed it was a meme or an Onion parody. Nope: Microsoft really did run this as an ad on Instagram. This is what they think we want from their supposedly world-changing technology: the ability to attend more meetings.

Now, Copilot’s ability to transcribe a meeting and highlight the key points is cool, and in theory it could make meetings more efficient. It’s easy to imagine, in a healthy work culture, where that gain in time allows people to spend more time doing the actually productive parts of their job.

Instead this ad assumes the opposite will happen. It imagines a future where we use our efficiency gains to attend more meetings. Economists sometimes talk about how the current crop of technology hasn’t lead to commensurate productivity gains—it’s a bit of a mystery in some circles. I would hold up this ad as the explanation: we are all, as a society, using the efficiency gains to attend more pointless meetings.

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Floridasheriff on Friday fired a deputy who fatally shot a Black airman at his home while holding a handgun pointed to the ground.

Okaloosa County Sheriff Eric Aden fired Deputy Eddie Duran, who fatally shot Senior Airman Roger Fortson on May 3 after responding to a domestic violence call and being directed to Fortson’s apartment.

Body camera video shows that when the deputy arrived outside Fortson’s door, he stood silently for 20 seconds outside and listened, but no voices inside were heard on his body camera.

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George Floyd Murdered (2020)

Mon May 25, 2020

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Image: George Floyd with his six-year old, Gianna [blackpast.org]


On this day in 2020, a Minneapolis cop murdered George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes. Floyd's death became the catalyst for protests around the world; by July, more than 14,000 were arrested in the U.S. alone.

Floyd, a 46-year old black man, had been arrested on suspicion of using a counterfeit $20 bill. The cop, 44-year old white man Derek Chauvin, knelt on Floyd's neck for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds while he was handcuffed and lying face-down in a street. Floyd was dead before Chauvin's knee left his neck.

The following day, after videos made by witnesses and security cameras became public, all four officers involed were fired. Floyd's state murder became the catalyst for worldwide Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality, which took place on every continent except Antartica.

The scope of civil unrest within the U.S. was nearly unprecedented. Author Malik Simba writes: "the protests have involved more than 26 million Americans in 2,000 cities and towns in every state in the U.S., making [them] the most widespread protests around one issue in the history of the nation. By the end of June alone, one month into the protests, 14,000 people had been arrested."

Initially, the local District Attorney's Office only harged Chauvin with third-degree manslaughter, but this charge was later increased to second degree murder, following mass protests. On April 20th, 2021, Chauvin was convicted and sentenced to 22.5 years in prison. The other three officers were also later convicted of violating Floyd's civil rights.

Floyd's murder was witnessed by several people, including children. On the incident, seventeen year old Danella Frazier stated "When I look at George Floyd, I look at my dad, I look at my brother, I look at my cousin and my uncle." Her nine year old cousin, also an eyewitness, testified in court: "I was sad and kind of mad and it felt like [Chauvin's knee] was stopping him from breathing and it was hurting him."


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