Then There Was the Mayoral Candidate Who Listed Being “White” as a Qualification

Kimberley Paige Burnette - not very good at blowing racist dog whistles

I can’t even…I mean…fuck me running, I so want to go low on this one. I so want to heap ad hominem attacks on this creature like an elephant keeper piling up poop at the end of a circus parade. A long circus parade. But I won’t. I’m going to take Michelle Obama’s guidance, and I’m going to go high. Or at least a midway-point on the height chart. So instead, let’s deconstruct this racist bullshit like adults. I’m talking about one Kimberley Paige Barnette, would-be mayoral candidate for the truly lovely city of Charlotte, NC. Ms. Barnette recently posted Continue Reading →

It’s Time for Rich Flat Earthers Like Shaq to Prove the Earth Isn’t a Globe

The Big Blue Marble, as seen from space in 1972

Flat Earthers. This is somehow a thing. Today. It’s a fucking thing. There are people who fucking think the goddamned fucking Earth is fucking flat. In 2017. And while this exemplary expression of Idiocracy no doubt wallows broadly in the intellectual wasteland of climate change denial, creationism, and other anti-science, anti-elite ignorance, it has some relatively high profile adherents. Specifically, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and retired NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. Adherents can also claim┬áTila Tequila and B.o.B. Flat Earth Mr. Irving infamously said a few years ago, “This is not even a conspiracy theory…The Earth is flat. The Earth Continue Reading →