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Mr. Scorpio

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January 30, 2014

The Man In Black

Well, you wonder why I always dress in black,
Why you never see bright colors on my back,
And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone.
Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on.

I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down,
Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town,
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime,
But is there because he's a victim of the times.

I wear the black for those who never read,
Or listened to the words that Jesus said,
About the road to happiness through love and charity,
Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me.

Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose,
In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes,
But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back,
Up front there ought 'a be a Man In Black.

I wear it for the sick and lonely old,
For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold,
I wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been,
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men.

And, I wear it for the thousands who have died,
Believen' that the Lord was on their side,
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died,
Believen' that we all were on their side.

Well, there's things that never will be right I know,
And things need changin' everywhere you go,
But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right,
You'll never see me wear a suit of white.

Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day,
And tell the world that everything's OK,
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,
'Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black.
January 30, 2014

Unarmed Man Shot And Killed By Houston Cop For Wearing A Hoodie While Black

Jordan Baker, a 26-year-old Houston Community College student and father, “took his last breath in a trash-strewn alley behind a Northwest Houston strip center” on Thursday, January 16, all because he was a black man wearing a hoodie.

Houston police officer J Castro, an 11-year veteran who was moonlighting as a security guard for the strip mall that night, was on the lookout for hoodie-wearing armed robbery suspects. Castro says Baker, who was unarmed, matched the description and he shot and killed him as a result.

The police version of events, as reported by the local ABC affiliate, follows the predictable “he wasn’t cooperating and the cop was scared for his life” script:

According to police reports, an off-duty officer working security at the strip center, which is at the intersection of Antoine Drive and West Little York Road, Thursday night when he saw Jordan Baker riding his bike through the parking lot and peeking into businesses. When the officer asked Baker for an I.D., he said there was a scuffle, and a footchase, with the officer finally cornering Baker in the alley. The officer told investigators Baker charged toward him, and that’s when he fired his gun.

In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, before Baker was even named as the victim, police falsely told reporters that their officer had killed the man behind the robberies.


January 30, 2014

Hmmm, I wonder why...

January 29, 2014

You Da Man!

January 29, 2014

Oompa-Loompa man

January 29, 2014

Message Received...

January 29, 2014

Foul-Mouthed Puppets to Provide Real Time Analysis of State of Union Address

Foul-Mouthed Puppets to Provide Real Time Analysis of State of Union Address

BY FUSION - 01/28/2014, 08:02AM / Updated 01/28/2014, 11:51AM
Americans will have dozens of options of where to watch President Barack Obama deliver the 2014 State of the Union on Tuesday night, many of which will be indistinguishable from one another. But starting at 9 p.m. EST tonight, Fusion.net will livestream cutthroat analysis brought to you by a panel of puppet pundits.

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins will host a special edition of “No, You Shut Up!” which will include a live broadcast of the president’s speech along with real-time analysis from several commentators who are not afraid to speak over the president or each other.

Tompkins will host the following all-star panel of political experts:

Yerd Nerp is an immigration expert. Eight years ago, at the age of 376 cycles, Yerd Nerp immigrated to Earth from the planet of Zorb. He is currently living legally in the United States, and after obtaining a work visa, started his own company that specializes in building fences. His future plans include getting a masters degree, finishing building the shed behind his house, and becoming the earth's supreme overlord.

Star Schlesinger is the host of the conservative Christian podcast "CROSStalk" and a passionate voice for the Christian Right. While her politics may be conservative, her personal life is anything but. Her bestselling memoir, "A Life Spent in Estrous," details her romantic and sexual relationships with over 50 male squirrels.

January 29, 2014

SOTU Preview...

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