Vincent Nunes's blog

Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse! Betel...

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.



What The Buck!

If it's good enough for the Daily News to use as a headline, it's good enough for my posting.



Cigarettes Can Kill You...Especially If You're A Big Black Guy

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:



What Would Smedley Butler Do?

Let's begin with a quote misattributed to Voltaire:

"It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong."

"Catalogue pour la plupart des écrivains français qui ont paru dans Le Siècle de Louis XIV, pour servir à l'histoire littéraire de ce temps," Le Siècle de Louis XIV (1752)



Getcha Big Ass Soda Heah!

Once again, the soda ban has been BANNED:

The American Beverage Association, who filed the suit along with other groups like the NAACP, contended in their lawsuit that their industry was unnecessarily targeted in the city's fight against obesity.



Who's Crying Now?

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.

Here's an excerpt from the New York Times piece:

Jimmy Silber, who owns a 100-unit building in Manhattan, called it political — and said the 1 percent increase was meaningless.



Beating A Dead Horse

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:



The So-Called War on Terror Is A Criminal Fraud - Prof. Michael Keefer

Linkapalloozza, Or I'm Just Going To Post Links Today

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 September 11th Museum

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.



If Alec Baldwin Only Had A Hammer

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?!?



Who Watches These Watchmen?

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.



He's Gonna Miss That Nigger Smell

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. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJWFAsw23a4



R.I.P., Basil Paterson

Godspeed, brother.

Hello again to the two Davids and to Carl.



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