“It’s interesting that in America the problem you’re allowed to talk about is Black Lives Matter. It’s not a new thing to me—it’s what Lauryn Hill was saying in the 1990s, or Public Enemy in the 1980s. Is Beyoncé or Kendrick Lamar going to say Muslim Lives Matter? Or Syrian Lives Matter? Or this kid in Pakistan matters? That’s a more interesting question. And you cannot ask it on a song that’s on Apple, you cannot ask it on an American TV programme, you cannot create a tag on Twitter, Michelle Obama isn’t going to hump you back.”
– Singer, activist, M.I.A. to ES Magazine.
M.I.A. took to Twitter to clarify her statement, tweeting:
A#blacklivesmatter B#Muslimlivesmatter. I'm not Muslim . My criticism wasn't about Beyoncé. It's how u can say A not B right now in 2016.
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) April 21, 2016
My question was,on American platforms what do they allow you to stand up for in 2016. This has been the number 1 question for me.
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) April 21, 2016
She’d like a tall venti, no fat with EXTRA WHIP, BITCH! She ain’t playin’! Watch as a woman at Starbucks goes for the jugular on FL Gov. Rick Scott screaming:
“You cut Medicaid, so I couldn’t get Obamacare. You’re an asshole. You don’t care about working people. … You should be ashamed to show your face around here. You strip women of access to public health care. Shame on you, Rick Scott! We depend on those services. Rich people like you don’t know what to do! When poor people like us need health services, you cut them. Shame on you, Rick Scott! You’re an embarrassment to our state.”
Hey! I don’t blame her! This is how I act after my fourth coffee of the day too. The jitters can make a hoe do some crazy things. ALSO — I like that Butthead from Beavis and Butthead was kind enough to film all of this on his iphone. His end comment is really the icing on the cake.
They always have such a plethora of gorgeous foods to sustain them during the apocolypse! What are Lori and Jim up to now?! What are you gonna doooo with your doo-doo? Check it out above! IT’S SEWWWWW GUUUUUD.
A response video to the ridiculous anti-trans rap “Gender Bender” out of ALberta by M.H. Wiebe comes to us this week from Ryan Sauve, an Alberta dad of three, who released his track “Respect Diversity”.
In an interview with CBC News, Sauve stated that he felt compelled to write the rap after seeing how much attention Wiebe’s rap had gotten.
“I just felt that if a transgender kid or teen comes across that video, it could make them feel pretty alone, so I figured if we created a video response, it might make them feel like they have allies, that they’re supported and make them feel better about themselves and that there are people out there who care.”
Check out the original, anti-trans, Canadian, mom rapper below:
That is the face of a man who has has seen some shit!
“On that occasion I said this: If a person is gay and seeks out the Lord and is willing, who am I to judge that person? I was paraphrasing by heart the Catechism of the Catholic Church where it says that these people should be treated with delicacy and not be marginalized.”
“I am glad that we are talking about ‘homosexual people’ because before all else comes the individual person, in his wholeness and dignity,” Francis says. “And people should not be defined only by their sexual tendencies: let us not forget that God loves all his creatures and we are destined to receive his infinite love.”
“I prefer that homosexuals come to confession, that they stay close to the Lord, and that we pray all together,” Francis also says, in a possible reference to the Church’s historical stance that same-sex relationships are sinful. “You can advise them to pray, show goodwill, show them the way, and accompany them along it.”
– Pope Francis, in the new book, The Name of God is Mercy.
Comedian Amy Schumer stopped by The White House to show her support for Obama’s Executive Order on gun control. She’s not always serious, but when she is, she means business!