Guilty! Guilty!! GUILTY!!!

First, the reaction from outside the courthouse, and from the streets of Minneapolis:

The first of George Floyd’s four killers has been found guilty on all counts. Here’s some legal analysis on what it means for the justice system, and for black folks in the US:

A crucial word on the case goes to former police lieutenant Cariol Horne, who was fired for doing her job right, and who is now vindicated…thanks, in no small part, to the death of George Floyd and the spotlight it casts on bad cops:

Accountability has been served. Justice? It’s still a long way off. But this is an important step in that direction.

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Music for a Sunday: A memory you’re trying to remember to forget

Lord knows I’m not a fan of Mick Jagger (or a particular one of Dave Grohl, either), but this collab is a humdinger:

Are you getting Neil Young “Piece of Crap” vibes? I am. Compare, if you will:

Both are definitely tunes for these all-too-trying times.

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Who is “Q”? A weird weeaboo.

I actually did see this coming — did you?

Yup…that goofy little whoopsy grin is your mask-off moment right there. Ding!

Of course, it’s been an ill-kept secret for over a year now that Ron Watkins (and/or his father, Jim) is the “Q” of Q-Anon infamy. If you’ve been listening to QAA (as I have), you’d have surmised this already. They pretty much let that cat out of the bag when the podcasters interviewed Fredrick Brennan, who worked with the Watkinses, père et fils, to set up 8chan, the nasty little offshoot of the 4chan messageboard. And who fell out with them in 2018, and has been denouncing them and 8chan ever since. Brennan, one might say, pulled the string that unravelled the Watkinses’ entire web of deceit.

And it was Brennan, also, who confirmed another interesting tidbit: Ron the Weeb ratted out Jim the Dweeb. Yes, really.

Notice, too, when Ron Watkins resigned from 8chan? Yup, the very day of the US presidential election. The one that Donnie lost, and couldn’t accept having lost. One doesn’t need a Q clearance to understand that; basically, as “Q”, Ron and/or Jim Watkins had shot his wad by then. The big grift was over, and “Q” was bowing out. And no doubt hoping to remain anonymous.

And “he” would have gotten away with it, too, if not for all those meddling kids.

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Amazon now using fake Twitter accounts to prevent unionizing

David Doel has the details:

And Jeff Waldorf also has some good commentary:

Alas, it looks like “Darla” was very short-lived. Practically as soon as people started calling “her” out, the account was suspended.

Darla, we hardly knew ye.

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Government of Canada will apologize for racism inflicted on all-black WWI battalion

I never knew about this battalion either, and that’s definitely a product of systemic racism. Even in the next world war, which began twenty years after the first ended, racism still dictated who got the glory and who got the shaft. And racial segregation in the forces hadn’t ended, either. At a time when racialized people from all over the world were fighting against fascism in Europe, that was no small slight.

And if anyone thinks that the work of correcting racism is done or anywhere near it, check out the ratio of up- and down-votes on this YouTube video itself (the comment section is closed, unsurprisingly):

It looks as though the racists are still trying to keep those injustices, burials of history, and non-apologies going.

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Amazon gets Berned

And it’s not the first time, either. But you still love to see it:

It’s even more fun when you get to see David Doel getting in on the beatdown, too.

Maybe next time, “The Sniper” will want to just stick to hanging out in the warehouse, looking for “slacking” workers to fire, like he did in days of yore. Maybe he should also do it for the same wages and benefits as the real workers, so he can get an idea of why they’re on strike.

And he can even bring his own damn pee bottle, just to blend in. Maybe he can even hang out in their vans when they have to poop in the bushes.

Or he could just STFU on Twitter about things he clearly doesn’t understand. That’d work!

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Headline Howler: It’s the juxtaposition, stupid.

Or in this case, the stupid juxtaposition:

Bring out yer dead!

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CPAC is pathetic.

Warning: Idolatry. Very sad, pitiful idolatry…

And these clowns call themselves CHRISTIANS. Guess they forgot the biblical parable of the golden calf, eh? (They also failed to remember the flag code, which is also cringey as hell. And just think, they also call themselves patriots!)

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At long sweet last, the Pigman is dead…

…and the good folks of the Majority Report have a few words to say about that, before the major media trot out their sickening tributes to what an “icon” he was:

Only one thing’s a pity about all this, and that’s that Sam Seder is, as they say, not there to speak on it.

I’m so glad that at least two people are not suddenly pretending that the Fucking Pigman deserves an honorable memorial.

Ding, dong.

PS: Sam has chimed in!

Pour one out, Sam. And don’t drink it, whatever you do!

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Music for a Sunday: It really means I love you to the end…

True love will never die. The question is, what’s true anymore?

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