Lovely Day, Isn’t it?

Karlie Kloss feat. “Avenue with Flowering Chestnut Trees a Arles”, Van Gogh

Ph Credit: Vogue Japan, photographer Arthur Elgort, Stylist Giovanna Battaglia, hair Franco Gobbi

collage by Maria Sheila Miani

Sabe quando aquela pessoa que você tanto ama te ignora e faz questão de demonstrar que qualquer coisa é melhor do que estar com você? Então. É doloroso, é destruidor. Isso machuca, dói a alma, por que você sempre fez tudo que pode, você sempre se deu ao máximo e olha só o que recebe, desprezo. Mas é uma pena, é lamentável que as pessoas sejam assim tão injustas. Elas correm atrás de quem não dão a mínima pra elas e que só as procura quando precisam de algo e se esquecem de quem tanto deu carinho e atenção o tempo inteiro. Porém, eu estou aprendendo. Estou me adaptando as poucos, eu vou mudar. Vou dar tudo de igual pra igual.
—  Você não merece um terço do que sinto por ti.
It’ll be like slavery.“ Given her well-established reputation as a world class idiot, it’s hardly surprising that she should choose to mention slavery in a way that is abominable to anyone who knows anything about its barbaric history. So here’s an example:

One of the most comprehensive first-person accounts of slavery comes from the personal diary of a man called Thomas Thistlewood, who kept copious notes for 39 years. Thistlewood was the son of a tenant farmer who arrived on the island of Jamaica in April 1750, and assumed the position of overseer at a major plantation. What is most shocking about Thistlewood’s diary is not simply the fact that he assumes the right to own and possess other human beings, but is the sheer cruelty and brutality of his regime.

In 1756, he records that “A slave named Darby catched eating canes; had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s-h-i-t in his mouth.” This became known as Darby’s dose, a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of the slave owners savagery and inhumanity.

And he mentions a similar incident again in 1756, this time in relation to a man he refers to as Punch. “Flogged Punch well, and then washed and rubbed salt pickle, lime juice and bird pepper; made Negro Joe piss in his eyes and mouth.” I could go on, but you get the point.

When Mrs. Palin invoked slavery, she doesn’t just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms that if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, then she would be the outstanding candidate.

Martin Bashir did not actually say someone should deficate in Sarah Palin’s mouth, yet he was fired -I mean, “resigned” for his insightful commentary. It should be noted that Bashir’s comments were in response to Sarah Palin’s outlandishly ignorant comparison of slavery to the national debt

When a reporter asked if she wanted to dial it back, since millions had died, been tortured and raped in slavery, “Nope,” she replied, saying she is not one to be “politically  correct”  

It should also be noted that when Mark Halperin called the President of The United States “a dick” on national television, a simple apology and a few days suspension was enough for MSNBC. It seems that having a White man directly and unambiguously insult Barack Obama is somehow a whole lot less offensive than a non-White man even hinting at what a racist ignoramus Palin is. If you look closely, you can see what White privilege and White Supremacy look like


CNN Anchor Suggests Police Use Water Cannons Against Ferguson Protesters

August 19th, 2014

Rosemary Church, an anchor for CNN, asked a live guest about the police response to mostly black protesters in Ferguson, MO:

Talk to us about what police are saying to you. Why they are using this strategy? Why the use of tear gas, stun grenades? Why not perhaps use water cannons?

Co-anchor Errol Barnett’s facial expression, which suggests an unspoken reaction, has become an internet meme.

Young Black Gays in Atlanta Getting HIV at Breakneck Pace

A staggering 12% of young gay black men in Atlanta are contracting HIV each year, an incidence rate exceeding that of almost all other previously recorded figures in the world’s wealthier nations. At this rate, a sexually active black man who becomes sexually active at age 18 has a 60% chance of becoming HIV positive by the time he hits 30.