Who am I? I am a baseball nut. Paily fan. Iowegian farmer's daughter. Flaming liberal. Sunday school teacher. Writer. Pinterest rock star and Willy Wonka wannabe who likes girls. Yeah, that's pretty much it.
*You’ve* never been arrested before?
L.A. Police officer speaking to a Black actor who pretended to break in to Jason Roberts’ car while Roberts filmed it. Roberts, who is White, also filmed himself breaking into the same car to demonstrate the difference in peoples’ reactions based on the race of the person attempting to break into the car. Roberts tried to break into his own car for 30 minutes and nobody bothered him. A police car even drove past at one point and did nothing. When the Black actor, Quentin Brunson, attempted to break into the car, the police were called and showed up within 2 minutes.
Related: Racial Profiling Bike Experiment
Make no mistake about it - if you choose not to participate at the ballot box or in the urgent discussion about the world that we will one day pass on to the next generation, you no longer live in a democracy. You have sentenced yourself to a civic gulag dictated by the whims of those who choose to participate. […] You don’t just get democracy - you have to make it happen.
_ Bradley Whitford, in his commencement address at The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004 (x)
Is it just me or has NBC gone overboard talking about the ‘athlete moms’ at the Olympics?
I think it’s awesome what they’re able to do but it smells much like the WNBA’s promotion of Candice Parker and Lisa Leslie through the years. They’re trying to go for the Wonder Bread, wholesome soccer mom vibe but, jeez, I get it: straight ladies are in sports too. I already knew that.