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Rushmore

This is Oglala Sioux Nation land.

But of course when the owners of this land said Pumpkin was not welcome to trespass there and make yet another pitch for boogaloo, the police were instructed to break up that “illegal protest.” Pumpkin went anyway.

The “Good” Fairy

The only imaginary part about this is the fairy:

Matt Bors

This cartoon is from 2015 but nothing has changed, not for the better, anyway.

Recently, one of the founding members of OpenZFS (an important Unix data center file system) changed the “slave” terminology in his project’s code to a more accurate one of “dependent”. As the clickbait headlines say, “you’ll never guess what happened next!”

But this being the Internet, unfortunately, outraged naysayers descended on the pull request, and the comments were quickly closed to non-contributors. I first became aware of this as the moderator of the r/zfs subreddit where the overflow spilled once comments on the PR itself were no longer possible.

Ars Technica, June 11

Similar reactions have met software developers replacing “white-list/black-list” with “allow-list/deny-list” even if the latter are also more descriptive and accurate.

The linguistic association of “white” with “good” and “black” with “evil” is an important tool in maintaining structural racism. People with a vested interest in structural racism are the ones you will see protesting seemingly absurd things like those examples above.

Emergency Repairs

What looks like a group of “volunteers” – I doubt professional road workers would dress like that for this task.

For more about the crime that led to this situation in Florissant, see here.

When anyone responds to “Black lives matter” with “all lives matter,” ask them how all lives can be thought to matter while Black lives still don’t?

Who Will Win?

I am rooting for this guy:

but I do not have enough faith in Americans yet to count out these shitheads:

This is already a lukewarm civil war and Pumpkin is stoking the wrong side.

Tulsa

Tulsa has a history of this kind of thing.

Yes he really said that: link

So of course Pumpkin’s big rally has to be in Tulsa. The racists understand. They know their heritage, they know it well.

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