On March 10, Gilkerson ran a stop sign, and the sirens blared behind him. Instead of a routine police encounter, Gilkerson chose to come out guns blazing, firing 37 rounds from an AK-47 rifle at the officers. The two officers, Brandon Savage and Erin Thomas, fired 54 rounds back at Gilkerson, killing him. Ohio officials released the dash cam footage on Friday. WATCH THIS WILD SHOOTOUT HERE.
CNN is catching hell for its rape apology coverage o the Steubenville, Ohio, convictions. The Onion’s SportsDome, which ran on Comedy Central, published a piece in 2011 that perfectly predicted this bizarre CNN segment. Watch “College Basketball Star Heroically Overcomes Tragic Rape He Committed” and check out how incredibly close this is in message to what CNN was airing on Sunday.
Hearts and minds, hearts and minds. Ultimately, this isn’t about gay rights, or even gay people for that matter. It’s about exposing yourself to the unknown. The same could be said for our opinions about what it’s like for others to be poor, or minorities, or immigrants, or whatever group we currently don’t understand. This is about meeting people who enjoy different lives than yours, instead of relying on basic stereotypes and propaganda.
Go out and experience a world different from yours. Be the city slicker who sits down with the farmer. Be the Wall Street banker who sits down with the single mother that can’t pay her electric bill. Be the border restrictionist who sits down with the Ecuadorian landscaper whose entire family is waiting back home on his paycheck. Don’t just imagine what it’s like to put yourself in someone else’s shoes; go see what it’s like to put yourself in their lives, if even just for a moment, for a flicker of honest conversation.
Six weeks ago, we wondered, what kind of person would drive on a sidewalk to get around a school bus that was unloading kids?
An Ohio judge came to the same conclusion as we did: an idiot.
Hooray, public shame!
Watch this video carefully. We don’t know in what state the footage was taken, and it’s impossible to verify that this video wasn’t doctored or edited. But it clearly shows a voting-machine glitch that repeatedly switches an Obama selection to Romney.
High school LGBT activists in conservative Celina, Ohio, are facing discipline and possible suspension for wearing this T-shirt. A lesbian student claims the assistant principal harassed her, even though she was dressed “appropriately”; meanwhile, students drop racial slurs with impunity.
School administrators claim the T-shirts were banned for political reasons, even though Romney/Ryan clothing is a popular and uncontroversial choice. (Ryan spoke at the high school just this weekend.)
We interviewed several students about what the hell is going on at CHS.