Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Open Forum: FERGIE MO!

I am surprisingly really busy this week (so far at least) so we're going to open up the phone lines for some #REALTALK today.  And nothing is realer than the mess in suburban St. Louis right meow!  Oh what a time to be alive!

I'm not going to pretend to know everything about this story.  Hell, I'm barely following it at all.  What I do think that I know is as follows...

*unarmed black teenager Michael Brown (not the old Bears safety) gunned down by overzealous, small-dicked white cop
*America went into an uproar
*streets of Ferguson deemed unsafe as local PD threatens to arrest everyone
*a bit of a lull
*Killer Cop Darren Wilson will not be charged (or something like that)
*Fox News is happy.  MSNBC is furious.  Wolf Blitzer continues to have hilarious name.
*RIOTS!  LOOTING!  LOUD NOISES!
*Probably some sort of nonsense from Al Sharpton about justice even though he is too weird looking to be on TV anymore.  Put the weight back on, Al.
That about covers it.  I'm sure that my details are fucked up beyond belief and I demand to be corrected in the comments.  Here is a good chance to have a take.  Who is right?  Who is wrong?  Just kidding--everyone is wrong.  Except for killing teenagers OBVZ because teenagers are the worst. 

One thing that I will say that has already been said a ton: RIOTING IS FUCKTARDED.  Way to burn buildings and destroy shit that had zero to do with anything that happened at all.  Payless Shoes or whatever isn't a part of the legal system.  Think about how dumb that is for a second.  People are so mad that the police can get away with murder that they actively participate in mob violence which would give the same police just cause to shoot them.  And these are supposed to be the good guys!

There we go.  A break from sports to rip on the world.  America is a pretty ELITE place but there are some giant pockets of this country that no one would miss.  Fergie Mo appears to be one of those places.  Have a take.  Do not suck.  I'll just be over here sharpening my pitchfork because the Rams didn't mean their apology to the STLPD because, yeah, that's important. 

NUKE MISSOURI.  BRING BACK MISSOUR-AH.  And this is probably Obama's fault somehow.  I tend to blame newly elected state senators for this travesty.  GET OFF YOUR ASS IMO.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will throw in a hot take. Fuck Michael Brown sympathizers. People jumped to a conclusion mere minutes after the 5000 page document was released (/wave gawker). The evidence is entirely damning.

Now, I don't fully believe the cops story 100%, but ballistics show gunpowder residue on the blacks hands, meaning he was reaching for the gun/attacking the cop (white). Not in the middle of the street with his hands up like every (black) eyewitness claimed at the time, then later recanted. Then the cops story doesn't match up with the police band or something, but signs of struggle were proven. It's all fucking stupid.

My main thing to blame is the media. Cops shoot people stupidly everyday, nationwide. The media picks up on one black guy getting shot by a white cop and runs with it. THIS ISN'T NEWS. Trayvon wasn't news. Stupid fucking people buy into the media portrayal of a racist villIan then go to make crack judgment calls on what laws were broken/adhered to. Get fucked, everybody.

Looting? Meh, to be expected. Don't worry though, the Payless went untouched. Sources tell me that zero work boots were stolen during the looting.

Ide

Anonymous said...

I haven't paid much attention to this either...so, my uninformed thoughts (I call these Iceman specials)....

*Doesn't mean he deserved to get killed, but the kid was a piece of shit...so who cares.

*From what I gather the cop was in the right. He does look like a big pussy in those hospital pics tho....and LOLZ at the crazy whites that were sending around pics of supposedly him with a mangled face at the beginning of this.

*Rioting is TOTES dumb, but it made for some fantastic TV that night a week or so ago. CNN had some guy named like Chris Cuomo who was just dodging tear gas cannisters while trying to interview the blacks. It was tremendous.

*Again...rioting and looting are incredibly moronic.

*I do think cops are too quick to pull the trigger in a lot of these istuations, because they will most likely face no consequences. I still don't know how that cop got off clean in that Beavercreek Wal-Mart shooting....that video was damning. The guy that called 911 in that one should be put on trial as well for exaggerating what the guy was doing in the store entirely.

--Drew

Mr. Ace said...

.....PASS!

If you've had enough of the Ferguson coverage, but need more social injustice, just wait for the Eric Garner situation to unravel tonight.

Anonymous said...

Come on Ape...I bet you've got some STREMPHY takes on this.

--Drew

Jeff said...

Should stealing a box of blunts be punishable by death? Probably not (well maybe), but if you in turn disobey law enforcement and end up in a physical altercation with a cop you've rolled the dice. Mike Brown was a big mofo too. That little bitch white cop wouldve gotten his shit kicked in if he didn't have a gun.

The media can certainly be to blame for a lot of this. Looting and rioting is all the LULZ especially when a step dad is inciting it.

I love reading comments on stories that people have shared on fbook to see the blatant racism from both sides with no regard to facts.

Ben Watson and Charles Barkley have some good TAEKS.

Jeff said...

And why announce the decision at night? Why not 7 or 8 am? It's like they wanted a riot.

GMoney said...

Jeff, good call. At least Ide owns his takes. The typical FB taker has no freaking clue that they are being a racist when they post a work boots meme or something. You're probably better off keeping that one to yourself, guy.

If we're good on blaming Nancy Grace for all of this then I'm cool.

I demand a take from Grumpy who loves guns but loathes the right wing. Not sure on his opinions of black teens though.

Black people want to constantly talk about how there is a long history of issues with white authority. Looking at you Bomani (even though I enjoy your work). If everyone knows this then why do you step up to these guys and challenge their authori-tah?

It doesn't get much less white than stealing Phillies blunts.

Nibbles said...

The saddest thing about all of this is the store owner that MB originally robbed.

The guy makes the mistake of calling the police.

Fast forward several months and this is what happens to him:

http://www.truthrevolt.org/sites/default/files/styles/content_full_width/public/field/image/articles/store.jpg?itok=JI87cV22

Yes, that's a picture of the black community in Ferguson robbing his store and raising their hands up to somehow symbolize their victimization.

Seriously? How can any rationale person sit back and justify this or explain it away with textbook nonsense?

It's stuff like this that keeps South Park in business.

GMoney said...

HA! This entire situation has Randy Marsh written all over it.

Anonymous said...

Just repost what Ide said for my opinion... I 100% agree and have been saying the same thing.

Also, no one has ever said what I just said.

Seal

Prime99 said...

Good takes all around so far today. My biggest confusion in today's society is the "you're either with us or against us" mentality. I can fully understand that Michael Brown was a dumb motherfucker and thug, while at the same time not be on the cop's side because he is a pussy that put himself in a dumb situation (no way in hell he asked MB and his friend to politely go to the sidewalk.) Everyone is an asshole from the cop, to Brown, to Brown's dad, to the looters, to the justice system, and to the STL police.

Nobody wins. I do think cops have an extremely difficult job and if they pick the wrong time not to react, they can end up dead. However, this isn't about that. A good police officer wouldn't have gotten into a situation like this with MB in the first place. Everybody loses big time.

GMoney said...

Speaking of killing idiots, who watched Sons last night and enjoyed every second of the three worst characters on the show meeting death last night. Man, that was satisfying even if the episode was four years long.

Do you think that Thad learned anything from a real program and coach last night???

Grumpy said...

None of know what really happened and we never will.

Grumpy said...

us.

GMoney said...

That's sort of the point of being on the internet and having hot takes. If we knew, there would be no need for one and then nobody would benefit from our collective STREMPH.

T. Iceman said...

This is simple, really. DONT BREAK THE FUCKING LAW! Did Brown deserve to die? Of course not. But he certainly egged it on by being a cigar stealing criminal. From what I've read, it sounds like Ferguson was pretty rough before any of this happened. I have a friend who's a Toledo cop that patrols the same kind of area. Stickney and LaGrange area if you're familiar with Toledo. He told me that he encounters the worst of the worst on a daily basis and if it comes down to the criminal going home or him going home, he's gonna be the one going home. Can't say I disagree with that. I'm not saying the cop's story is 100% truthful but as Drew said, there is a lot of evidence that authenticates most of what the cop said went down. But like I said at the start...if you don't want to get shot by a cop, don't give them a fucking reason to.

Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj0mtxXEGE8

Ide

GMoney said...

I just like how the dude decided to make his stand over being asked to walk on the sidewalk. MLK would have been so proud!

Anonymous said...

Lol Hoyer starting Sunday against the Colts. Fucking Christ.

Ide

Anonymous said...

I love how fucking Obama is getting involved and inciting the race war. Call Al Sharpton to the White House? Why the hell not?

-Damman

T. Iceman said...

This is Hoyer's last stand. He has to win and play flawlessly in order to keep that job.

GMoney said...

Cleveland will re-light that goddamn river if Hoyer keeps playing like he has been.

Anonymous said...

I actually disagree with Hoyer starting this week. So what now? How long is the leash? We are in a playoff race... Hoyer has only played well from behind as of late (if at all), and we can't afford to get down... so do we only see Johnny again once the game is out of reach again? Hoyer had to have been crushed getting benched last week - who the hell knows how he is going to play this week. My prediction is this is his last start.

I just think in our current situation (Hoyer not locked up for the future and everyone knowing that we have our hopes set on our backup ultimately being our guy) - that once that string was pulled on Hoyer it should have been for good. No going back on your decision in this situation.

Seal