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trueneutralranger:

poiseandnerve:

Where is the one about what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri right now?

also, what is that first one supposed to mean?

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scloutier:

bluedelliquanti:

"On Demographics."

Following the news this week made me really, really angry and I don’t think some people realize just how many Americans are affected by aggressive and militarized law enforcement. We need to call for immediate police reform for the sake of the kids coming up right now.

Blue Deliquanti is one of my biggest heroes.  She draws, and she THINKS.

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guy:

who the fuck chooses the actors in infomercials

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oldfilmsflicker:


CF: Speaking of your mother, she is one of five basically living legends from AFI’s list of the greatest Hollywood stars of all-time. What are your thoughts on that? How does she feel about being one of the few left?SB: Well, if you know my mother at all, she’d be “oh the living legends! I hate every bit of it!” but really, she really appreciates it deep down. She’s not really into that stuff. She hasn’t come out very much with marketing her name and her likeness, which she certainly could do. I think she’s proud. I mean, to live a life like Lauren Bacall lived, is you know, a dream of 99.9% of people in the world, maybe more. I think she’s very appreciative of what’s happened to her in her life and how lucky she’s been. She met the man of her dreams and he died too soon, but how many of us meet the person of our dreams? She married the greatest actor of his day and possibly the #1 movie star of all time. Then, she herself, went out and won a couple of Tony awards and just received a life-time Oscar award. That’s not so bad, you know? She’s led a charmed life. 

This is from when I interviewed Stephen Bogart a few years back.

oldfilmsflicker:

CF: Speaking of your mother, she is one of five basically living legends from AFI’s list of the greatest Hollywood stars of all-time. What are your thoughts on that? How does she feel about being one of the few left?
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Well, if you know my mother at all, she’d be “oh the living legends! I hate every bit of it!” but really, she really appreciates it deep down. She’s not really into that stuff. She hasn’t come out very much with marketing her name and her likeness, which she certainly could do. I think she’s proud. I mean, to live a life like Lauren Bacall lived, is you know, a dream of 99.9% of people in the world, maybe more. I think she’s very appreciative of what’s happened to her in her life and how lucky she’s been. She met the man of her dreams and he died too soon, but how many of us meet the person of our dreams? She married the greatest actor of his day and possibly the #1 movie star of all time. Then, she herself, went out and won a couple of Tony awards and just received a life-time Oscar award. That’s not so bad, you know? She’s led a charmed life. 

This is from when I interviewed Stephen Bogart a few years back.

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“I´m not ashamed of what I am—of how I pass through this life. What I am has given me the strength to do it. At my lowest ebb I have never contemplated suicide. I value what is here too much. I have a contribution to make. I am not just take up space in this life. I can add something to the lives I touch. I don´t like everything I know about myself, and I´ll never be satisfied, but nobody´s perfect. I’m not sure where the next years will take me —what they will hold—but I´m open to suggestions.”

Lauren Bacall (September 16, 1924 ~ August 12, 2014)

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wednesdaydreams:

"So I’m not the most adored person on the face of the earth. You have to know this. There are a lot of people who don’t like me at all, I’m very sure of that. But I wasn’t put on earth to be liked. I have my own reasons for being and my own sense of what is important and what isn’t, and I’m not going to change that.”

RIP Betty Joan Perske aka Lauren Bacall, a legend, an inspiration, and a dame in every sense of the word.  

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progressivefriends:

feminally:

Just a reminder: the Cliven Bundy Tea Party Protestors pointed assault riffles at law enforcement for days and the FAA never declared a “no-fly zone.” And the response never came close to what we are seeing in Ferguson (last shot.)

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bluedogeyes:

America Is Not For Black People by Greg Howard

"The United States of America is not for black people. We know this, and then we put it out of our minds, and then something happens to remind us. Saturday, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., something like that happened: An unarmed 18-year-old black man was executed by police in broad daylight.

By now, what’s happening in Ferguson is about so many second-order issues—systemic racism, the militarization of police work, and how citizens can redress grievances, among other things—that it’s worth remembering what actually happened here. 

Part of the reason we’re seeing so many black men killed is that police officers are now best understood less as members of communities, dedicated to keeping peace within them, than as domestic soldiers. The drug war has long functioned as a full-employment act for arms dealers looking to sell every town and village in the country on the need for military-grade hardware, and 9/11 made things vastly worse, with local police departments throughout America grabbing for cash to better defend against any and all terrorist threats. War had reached our shores, we were told, and police officers needed weaponry to fight it.

The worst part of outfitting our police officers as soldiers has been psychological. Give a man access to drones, tanks, and body armor, and he’ll reasonably think that his job isn’t simply to maintain peace, but to eradicate danger. Instead of protecting and serving, police are searching and destroying…”

I recommend to read whole article at theconcourse