I feel like my thoughts are like a ball in an arcade game - skipping all over the place.
A student sent me a link that he has new "music" coming out. I am touched that he would think of me but, really, I have sampled his "music" in the past and I am never going to purchase any or listen to it more than in passing. It is everything I hate about hip hop and rap: 80% of the words (or more) consist of words and ideas (like demeaning women) that I do not condone.
I gather people are either irate or gleeful about the Zimmerman verdict. There were no winners. But - if we are going to trust this system to exonerate those we fill should be freed or punish those we feel should be punished, we have to trust when it gives a verdict we do not care for. The state did not prove its case, instead its witnesses proved the case the defense had laid out. I am afraid that people who are not intimately involved in this case but have inserted themselves into the case will take the law into their own hands and lynching will return.
Do we have no people with common sense anymore? Several people saw these names before they ended up on tv. Could no one see they were wrong? (“Sum Ting Wong,” “Wi Tu Lo,” Ho Lee Fuk,” and “Bang Ding Ow”) Apparently not. Those were the names read on TV as the crew of the plan that crash landed at SFO.
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