Vincent Nunes's blog
Nothing disappears from the internet.
To wit - this piece from Yochanan Gordon:
I've done my rant on what's happening in the Middle East, and my last word on things for the moment is simply to point out that until the world takes the massacre of brown people seriously, nothing is going to change.
With that done, let's talk about some positive things currently awaiting you:
Tonight, at Pier 1, the SYFY Channel is sponsoring a showing of Tim Burton's Betelgeuse - the fun will begin at 6:00 PM, with a DJ kicking off the event.
If it's good enough for the Daily News to use as a headline, it's good enough for my posting.
The infamous NYPD fatal chokehold has once again reared its murdering head.
Eric Garner, suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes, died after being confronted by the NYPD in Staten Island. He was put in a chokehold and wrestled to the ground, all the while, exclaiming, "I can't breathe!"
Apparently, this is the notification for officers to pile upon more forcefully, as his cries went unheeded...at least, until he became non-responsive.
Contrast the above with the story of the arrest of the Midtown Puncher, Corey Pohan:
Let's begin with a quote misattributed to Voltaire:
Did this surprise anyone?
The Rent Control Board authorized a 1% increase on one year leases, and a 2.75% increase or two (or more) year leases.
I couldn't write anything yesterday.
For some reason, even after seeing the news item on television, it didn't seem real...but yet, here it is:
That's right - just a bunch of URLs today!
No...that's not fair at all. Anyone can cut and paste - let's get some pithy comments going on with those links:
The museum dedicated to the memories of the 2,983 individuals lost to us on September 11th, 2001, is slated to be opened to the public on May 21, 2014.
There has been some discussion as to whether it was appropriate to house the remains of those lost to us in this edifice. Apparently, one Charles Wolf is in agreement with this plan. Other families, however, are very distraught about this.
It does sort of leave a weird taste in my mouth.
Alec Baldwin has had enough of New York City, it seems.
I wasn't aware of the rule that you must bike in the direction of traffic; I've seen people doing exactly the opposite many times. Of course, they don't have the fantastic luck of Alec Baldwin.
The only disagreement I have is that he became belligerent because "they didn't know who I was". Hey, guy - you should have been wearing a 30 Rock shirt!
Can you believe the irony of the guy striking people with a hammer to have the surname COWARD?!?
I've known about this for some time - a neighborhood watch group in Williamsburg attacked a gay Black man, beating him so severely that he has gone blind in his right eye. His attackers are now facing up to 25 years in jail each, if convicted.
That's a hell of a title, yes?
It's the TRUTH.
Don Sterling, born Donald Tokowitz, will never again get to bask in the smell of his team, the L.A. Clippers.
Hello again to the two Davids and to Carl.