Lt. Zimmerman Gave the Jury in the Chauvin Case an Enormous Hat Rack to Hang a Week’s Worth of Emotion On

This week saw a full day of children sobbing from the trauma of what they witnessed, but they were far from the only witnesses to cry. Mixed martial artist Donald Williams cried between his cogent and and sometimes righteously contained anger. So did the firefighter who approached the scene from across the street — Genevieve Hansen — who first reasoned, then ordered, then almost begged the officers to just “check his pulse!” (“Check his pulse, right fucking now!”)

CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS LIKE THERE’S A WAR GOING ON: learning from LBJ

I’m almost ready to say that when it comes to achieving a goal — especially an ambitious one — I believe your outcome isn’t so much determined by what you do, but who you do it with. Outcomes, like math problems, are determined by a factorization of known quantities. Math is never magic. There is an inescapable fatalism in it. Embrace it, because you cannot outwit it or outrun it. Make the absolute most of every piece you’ve got on the board, and remember what every good chess player knows: pawns win games. Spend no time mourning the weakness of your fellow cast. Improve it whenever you can, but if you make an enemy, never let it be by accident. After all, in real life pawns don’t wear pawn costumes and queens wear no crowns.

BACKWARDS: the secret itself was our power

Secrets bond us to others. A secret that only you and one other person in the world know is a bond forged in titanium. To have that secret handed back to you, to carry alone and by yourself, is an impossibility. It just keeps the dead person from ever really dying. I found out that secrets are even stronger than death. They span immortality with grace and ease.

Men, don’t even talk to me 🤚🏻

Maybe the reason I so wholly understand black people’s complete, burn-it-all-down anger at white people over white supremacy is that I occasionally feel such a hot, burn-it-all-down, DON’T YOU FUCKING GET IT rage against the dumbass, blind, patriarchy. Yes, I blame you, at least until you wake up. So wake up, or go fuck yourself….

Yes, the best thing on Twitter right now is a TicToc

This is Krissychula and yeah, she’s good. All of her stuff is good. And yes, elizabethwarren.youjustgotknockedthefuckout.org does link to ElizabethWarren.com because Elizabeth Warren is awesome and has a sense of humor.