UC Davis pepper-spraying cop gets $38K for disability claim



Pike, who was later fired, filed a workers’ compensation claim saying he suffered depression and anxiety over the way he was treated in the wake of the incident.

Image source and full article: http://www.news10.net/news/california/article/261524/430/UC-Davis-pepper-spraying-cop-gets-38K-for-disability-claim

See also, this article in The Atlantic which outlines more infuriating details: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/10/the-pepper-spraying-cop-got-a-bigger-payout-than-his-victims/280822/

…he remained on administrative leave eight months after the incident. By my calculations, Pike received more than $70,000 in salary between the pepper-spray incident and the day he ceased to be employed at UC Davis, though he did no work in that time. And when his employment finally ended?

“The internal affairs investigation into last November’s pepper-spraying controversy at UC Davis concluded that Lt. John Pike acted reasonably, with a subsequent review concluding he should have faced demotion or a suspension at worst,” The Sacramento Bee reported in August 2012.

To be “fair,” the internet meme that erupted in his wake was pretty awful awesome…


George C. Marshall High School Student Told To Read Langston Hughes Poem ‘Blacker’ [VIDEO]


She read the poem like a slave, basically,” Shumate told the Post. When he asked whether she thought all black people speak that way, he was reportedly told to take his seat and reprimanded for speaking out of turn.


Click through to read full article and see the heartbreaking/infuriating video: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/18/george-c-marshall-high-sc_n_1358044.html

AIG CEO says bonuses backlash is the same as racist lynching, is the worst


Yeah, totally not the same thing.

The quote from AIG CEO Robert Benmosche:

He told The Wall Street Journal that the outcry over AIG’s bonuses “was intended to stir public anger, to get everybody out there with their pitch forks and their hangman nooses, and all that — sort of like what we did in the Deep South [decades ago]. And I think it was just as bad and just as wrong.”

“It is a shame we put them through that,” he added, referring to those poor employees who got huge bonuses.

…and commentary from the author of the post:

Actually, this analogy is so off base it’s much more than just a poor choice of words. It’s an example of how out of touch with reality someone with way too much economic privilege can be. Benmosche sees himself and other people who got rich off destroying the economy and then got away with it as victims. They see people they robbed blind who protested as a lynch mob. And they’ve gotten away with creating a world where they’re so insulated from the rest of reality by extraordinary income inequality that they can keep seeing the world through this magical, racist lens.


Image source and article: http://feministing.com/2013/09/25/aig-ceo-says-bonuses-backlash-is-the-same-as-racist-lynching-is-the-worst/

(See the quote in context here: http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2013/09/23/aigs-benmosche-and-miller-on-villains-turnarounds-and-those-bonuses/)

The Christian wife-spanking movement


File this squarely under WTF? It’s hard to believe but the facts about this movement get worse the more you read.

There are very detailed instructions for how to administer the spankings. There is more than one type of spanking: beginner, intermediate, advanced, blended, maintenance. There’s even a “punishment generator” app into which you can plug in misbehaviors and a menu of punishments.


Image source and article: http://morganguyton.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/christian-wife-spanking/

See also:

And yes, this really is a thing: http://beginningdd.com/

Misogyny from both sides of the asile – this shit is NEVER okay

This shit is NEVER okay regardless of your political beliefs. Full stop.

From the Right we have:

Finally! A Republican video game lets you to slap Hillary Clinton in the face

(Link to the f’d up “games”: http://thehillaryproject.com/games/)

And from the left we have:

Slap some sense into Sarah Palin

(Link to the f’d up “game”: http://www.slappalin.com/)