Free Grocery Store In Middle School Gunna Make Sure EVERYBODY Eats

In College Park, Georgia, right next to Atlanta, a new grocery store opened up yesterday, which wouldn't normally be news, except everything in this store is free, and it's located next to the gym in Ronald McNair Middle School, a Title 1 school that serves poor kids. The store is the brainchild of Jasmine Crowe, founder of anti-hunger nonprofit Goodr, and was partly funded by rapper Gunna, who went to school at McNair himself. (The school is named after astronaut Ron McNair, who died in the 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.)

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Ohio Republicans Decide Democracy Is For Libs, Go Ahead And Eliminate It

Democrats around the country are gearing up to fight the fascists in drawing maps for the districts that make up the United States House of Representatives. But it's important to remember that the real seventh-level-of-hell fascism, the kind that outright eliminates democracy and puts bounties on pregnant people's wombs, comes from state legislatures.

So anyway, Ohio Republicans on that state's redistricting commission decided Wednesday night that it would be fine to give the GOP a veto-proof majority in the state legislature for the next four years. (They were supposed to pass a 10-year map, but the commission did not get that done by the deadline, which was apparently 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.) Why should Democrats have a voice at all, when they could just not have one?

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Trump Gang Gets Together For One Last Heist: Saving Rich ​Fu*kwads​' Tax Cuts!

A bunch of former Trump administration flunkies are bringing together their unique set of propaganda skills to head an effort to derail Democrats' Build Back Better reconciliation bill, the Washington Post reports. In homage to Trump, they've even given their gang a fairly stupid name, the "Save America Coalition." That tells you a lot: They believe the nation would somehow be destroyed by the Democrats' plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, provide services to promote success for working Americans and families, and help move the US away from fossil fuels. The horror the horror.

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Philly Cops Beat A Woman And Stole Her Kid For An Insipid Photo-Op — Now She Gets $2 Million

One night last October, Rickia Young was driving home through West Philadelphia with her 16-year-old nephew and her two-year-old son, whom she had brought with her in hopes that the car ride would put him to sleep. On the way home, she encountered public protests against the police killing of Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man with mental health issues, and tried to turn around and go another way. Neither that plan nor the plan to help her baby get to sleep would work, because police officers immediately surrounded her SUV, bashing it with batons, smashing her windows, and screaming "Get the fuck out of the car!" at the tops of their lungs.

They then beat the living shit out of Young and her 16-year-old nephew, stole her two-year-old, threatened to have him sent children's services, and for a grand finale had a doe-eyed cop pose for a picture with him, for later use as a copaganda Facebook post from the National Fraternal Order of Police all about how wonderful and selfless the Philadelphia police are.

This child was lost during the violent riots in Philadelphia, wandering around barefoot in an area that was experiencing complete lawlessness. The only thing this Philadelphia police officer cared about in that moment was protecting this child.

We are not your enemy. We are the Thin Blue Line. And WE ARE the only thing standing between Order and Anarchy.

Both she and her child have been severely traumatized by the incident, and now the city is paying her $2 million as part of a settlement. She certainly deserves it.

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Lil Nas X Doing All The LGBTQ Activism For Release Of New Hippety Hop Album

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Of the many roles Yr Dok Zoom plays at Wonkette — writer, comments moderator, occasional book reviewer, Smithersesque lickspittle and yes-man — one of my favorites is that of "clueless old white guy," which is why, when Yr Editrix assigned me a nice-time story with only this preview link, I had no idea who that handsome pregnant fellow in the picture was (largely because I didn't notice the text literally identifying him as music star person Lil Nas X).

Now, since what passes for my musical tastes stopped expanding shortly after Talking Heads released their final album, Naked, I know virtually nothing about Lil Nas X other than that he had a huge hit with "Old Town Road" and a reputation as an immensely likable person (I recall seeing that video of him being delighted by kids singing along at an elementary school).

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Has The Right Paranoia-ed Itself Out Of Ever Having Another Public Demonstration?

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Today was supposed to be the big "Justice For J6" rally, organized by former Trump aide and aspiring right wing celebrity, Matthew Braynard. A bunch of pro-Trump conservatives were supposed to descend on Washington and, I suppose, protest in support of all of the people who got arrested just for trying to overthrow the government back on January 6. This makes a lot of logical sense if you are a conservative, in which case your news media has told you for decades that it is supposed to be totally fine for you to overthrow the government, so long as you are a Real American and you feel like someone is trying to do tyranny to you.

Alas, after Trump called the whole thing a "set-up" and various groups like the Proud Boys and far-right message boards kept telling people not to go because it was a "false flag," not too many people showed up. Maybe like 100-150, 200 might be too generous. There isn't really much to say about it other than that.

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