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If you don't mind, I'd love too share with you one of my favorite videos of all time...

I'd like to have a conversation, if you don't mind...

I'm only posting this here because there isn't a corresponding sub-forum for what's on my mind, I looked.

Actually, there is one, but I'm not sure that it's appropriate for me to enter that space with this concern.

Either way, it's about me. Moreover, it's about perceptions about me by others.

So, if you don't want to be bothered, I understand. However, I'd be willing to take it to DU Mail, if that's a preference.

I'm serious.

It's MacArthur Park time once again...

Today is SHOW DAY, Y'all!


Feliz Dia Del Pavo.


Next year, should I replace Halloween with 31 days of Octobert?

Hey. everybody...

I'm here to tell you all that Bill Gates created COVID for the ghost of Hugo Chavez...


I don't smoke or vape...

But I am interested in what you got for edibles.

What’s tasty?

A sobbing Kyle Rittenhouse already won -- even before his trial is over

If convicted, he'll become a right-wing martyr. If he is freed, it's a message to others like him that prison won’t be in their future.

By Issac Bailey, professor of public policy at Davidson College and author of "Why Didn't We Riot? A Black Man in Trumpland"

Kyle Rittenhouse, in an unusual move for a defendant, took the witness stand Wednesday. He cried. His defense team then made a motion for a mistrial with prejudice, which means Rittenhouse couldn’t be retried. But whatever the court rules, he has already won.

He’s charged with ​​reckless homicide, intentional homicide and attempted intentional homicide for shooting three people (killing two of them) who were protesting the police shooting of yet another Black man, Jacob Blake, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer. The protest followed many George Floyd-inspired ones that erupted across the world calling for police accountability and justice for Black lives. White allies, like the ones Rittenhouse shot, were among the protesters. Rittenhouse has pleaded not guilty.

f Rittenhouse is convicted, he will likely stop being a right-wing mascot and become a right-wing martyr. If he isn’t convicted, he will set a precedent for others like him to pick up guns they shouldn’t have and thrust themselves into the middle of unrest they should avoid — confident in knowing that prison won’t be in their future.

To his supporters, and even many of his detractors, Rittenhouse isn’t a monster. Not really. He was a young, dumb kid hyped up on the Foxification or Fox News effect of American discourse on the Black Lives Matter movement in a country that fetishes guns — for show, for sport and for killing — not a white supremacist, like, say Dylann Roof. Not really. He wore no hoods and didn’t wrap himself in the Confederate flag. He’s a patriot who tried to bring calm to chaos because, as Fox News prime-time host Tucker Carlson told us at the time of the shooting, the adults around him wouldn’t “maintain order.” He was so nonviolent that police officers greeted him and those like him like fellow guardians of the community before he killed anyone.

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