What’s the Frequency? August 2017 – Week 3

It was a rough week.

The Atlantic has some tough questions about the “eclipse.”

In fact the entire politico-scientifico-corporate power structure is aligned behind the eclipse. This includes the mainstream media. How many news stories have you read about how the eclipse won’t happen?

Trump and Melania have opted to skip the Kennedy Center Honors.

President Trump will skip the annual Kennedy Center Honors this year to allow the “artists to celebrate without any political distraction,” the White House said Saturday.

Our own Amazingly Disgraced shared her thoughts on Charlottesville.

We fucked up, America, and this fuck up isn’t going to go unnoticed. People are dying, because we fucked up. People are dying because we allowed it. People are dying because we have let this happen. We handed them our rights and lives, and have the nerve to be upset when they do WHAT THEY FUCKING SAID THEY WOULD DO.

In the aftermath of terrorist attacks, Barcelona rejects Islamaphobia.

On Sunday, thousands of local Muslims marched down La Rambla, the scenic, tree-lined boulevard where the first of two coordinated attacks took place. Young and old, men and women, many of whom were veiled, the demonstrators chanted in unison: “I am Muslim! Not a terrorist!” Non-Muslims lined the sidewalks, clapping and crying. Some stepped forward to hug demonstrators as they passed.

Trump’s game of chicken with Kim Jong-un has sparked conversations about a “Preventative War.”

“Are we preparing plans for a preventive war?” General McMaster asked recently in a television interview, defining the term as “a war that would prevent North Korea from threatening the United States with a nuclear weapon.” He answered his own question: “The president’s been very clear about it. He said he’s not going to tolerate North Korea being able to threaten the United States.”

MLB Umpires were REALLY mad at Tigers’ 2B, Ian Kinsler. 

The World Umpires Association today denounced Ian Kinsler and Major League Baseball for what it describes as a pattern of “escalating attacks on umpires.”MLB umpires will wear white wristbands during games as a form of protest.

But they got over it super fast. 

After untold, um, minutes of, hmm, some of their members, uh, wearing some wristbands, the World Umpires Association today ended their nearly day-long protest of “escalating verbal attacks” and will return to their regular attire, which in some cases might still include wristbands, I think.

Several White House advisory panels disband in the wake of Trump’s comments on Charlottesville. 

‘‘Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville,’’ Campbell Soup chief executive Denise Morrison said in announcing her resignation. ‘‘I believe the president should have been – and still needs to be – unambiguous on that post.’’

Civilian researchers find the lost USS Indianapolis, lost in 1945.

Heather Heyer’s mother refuses to speak to Trump.

Tina Fey’s response to Charlottesville is steeped in white privilege.

Members of the NYPD have thrown in their support for unsigned quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. 

Former Olympic Team Captain, Aly Raisman calls USA Gymnastics on the carpet for their handling of sexual abuse allegations against Larry Nassar. 

Trump gets Boston protest wrong and also needs spell check (SURPRISE!).

Dick Gregory, comedian and activist, passed away on Saturday at the age of 84. 

Comedian Jerry Lewis died on Sunday at the age of 91.

Song of the Week

Express Yourself – NWA

 

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Basic Pitch is a worn out single mother of two with resting bitch face who doesn't have time for your racist, misogynistic, classist, ableist, xenophobic, intolerant bullshit. She is an atheist, tree hugging, pro-science, pro-gun control, pro-vaccination, pro-choice, feminist, liberal snowflake. She also likes reading, baseball, and long walks on the beach.