In contrast to weeks of shitty bookings, i.e. Amy Holmes’ billionth appearance, this week’s Real Time will feature Charles M. Blow, Glenn Greenwald, Andrew Sullivan, Wendy Schiller (who is from Brown University and has been doing research about politics, according to the google search I just did), and Fred “Weirdass Cradle Robbing” Armisen.
George Michael Zimmerman should be in jail right now, and the police department in Sanford should be under federal investigation. This outrageous “stand your ground” law needs to be overturned. Not tomorrow, not in a week, not in a month.
“Everybody who wanted to be a writer and didn’t become one failed based on one of two critical reasons: one, they were lazy, or two, they were afraid. Let’s take for granted you’re not lazy. That means you’re afraid. Fear is nonsense. What do you think is going to happen? You’re going to be eaten by tigers? Life will afford you lots of reasons to be afraid: bees, kidnappers, terrorism, being chewed apart by an escalator, Republicans, Snooki. But being a writer is nothing worthy of fear. It’s worthy of praise. And triumph. And fireworks. And shotguns. And a box of wine. So shove fear aside — let fear be gnawed upon by escalators and tigers. Step up to the plate. Let this be your year.”—25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing (Right Fucking Now) by Chuck Wendig (via ilovekashilario)
The defensive scowl etched into Mr. Kelly’s face dropped away as he suggested that the Council was notably at a loss to offer ideas — any ideas at all — for how to stop violence among young minority men.
“What I haven’t heard is any solution to the violence problems in these communities — people are upset about being stopped, yet what is the answer?” Mr. Kelly asked Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, who had been asking the commissioner to acknowledge that the department’s practice of street stops in minority communities left many people “feeling under siege.”