The Deadly Consequences of One Lie — WriteSomeShit

White folks like me will never, ever fully understand what it means to be Black in these United States. It takes outstanding writers like Hannah Drake to bring me over to the window of my insular life to get a good look at the truth, and it’s as necessary as it is horrifying for us all to get a good look at it, make up our minds to do something about it, and go do it. Thank you very much, Hannah. Larry

Yesterday I learned about the suicide of Chris Wells, a leader in the Breonna Taylor Protests. I would rarely be at Injustice Square Park and not see Chris. He could not be missed -tall, slender, well dressed, often dawning sunglasses. He towered above others in the crowd, often with a megaphone in his hand. Some…

The Deadly Consequences of One Lie — WriteSomeShit

Location, Location, Location

In these United States, you can get shot and killed…

…if you go to school.

…if you go to church.

…if you go to work.

…if you go to the grocery store.

…if you go to the mall.

…if you go to a movie.

…if you go to a concert.

…if you go to a party.

…if you go to a parade.

…if you go to a fast food joint.

…if you go to a bar.

…if you go to a park.

…if you go to a sporting event.

…if you drive.

…if you ride the subway.

…if you just stay home.

It occurs to me, the only safe place left in this country is here:

God, don’t bless America. You’re wasting your time.

The Week’s Best Cartoons: SCOTUS Overturns Roe — Political⚡Charge

As you may have guessed, our political cartoonists had a lot to say about the Supreme Court’s ruling in regards to women’s right to choose. And, as usual, they made their points brilliantly, especially Pia Guerra. Thanks to TokyoSand at politicalcharge.org for sharing these. United States Conservatives obviously have their eyes fixed firmly on the past. Larry

By Bill Bramhall I feel like we’ve all been waiting for this axe to fall for weeks. And today, it did. Here’s how editorial cartoonists covered Roe v Wade being overturned. By Lalo Alcaraz By Michael deAdder By Ann Telnaes By Matt Davies By Phil Hands By Nick Anderson By Ratt By Chris Britt By…

The Week’s Best Cartoons: SCOTUS Overturns Roe — Political⚡Charge

A Brief History of Active Shooter Drills —

For all us old folks in the audience who’ve never known this experience, I want you to read every word of this firsthand account of the very singular burden that has been placed on our schoolchildren. God forgive us all. Larry

TW: gun violence I was five for Columbine, so my first active shooter drill was in kindergarten. I remember cowering in the corner of the room, behind my teacher’s desk, watching the door in wide-eyed terror. I remember thinking that we were too close to the windows, somebody could see us. I remember hearing my […]

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