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If there are two things that we do with fair regularity, it’s eat dinner and watch The Simpsons. We recently decided that, one night a week, we would combine these two events and chronicle the meals that we make and the episodes we watch. Thus, “The Joy of Cooking Milhouse” was born.
So the Press Conference with the Governor of Missouri was the most ridiculous thing in the fucking world. I’m so angry so please forgive what my grammar may look like.
First of all, it started with some smug ass short white guy Thanking the Ferguson police and all of the police involved in the entire thing for the past couple of days. What makes him think it’s alright to do that? He’s an idiot! And the entire time the governor is making his comments/answering questions he has a smirk on his face directly behind him. Are you fucking kidding me?
The governor Jay Nixon didn’t do anything aside from basically going to get the “black friend” who is the Captain for STL Highway Patrol and making him in charge of the situation in Ferguson. Jay Nixon was asked by a reporter about his relationship with the Black community of Ferguson and Missouri and he alluded something to “old wounds” then he was asked what those “old wounds” were and he denied to specify them. Basically he’s saying that the “old wounds” he speaks of are the racist events that have happened over years dating way back into the Civil Rights movements with the Black community. Why didn’t he just say it? He was repeatedly asked about what he thought of the over-use of police sources (tanks, pellets, tear gas etc) with the protesters and he says “I like to look forward, not backward” and avoided the entire thing. He did, however, recognize that the DOJ and the FBI are in on the investigation. Honorable mention: he stuttered the whole time with “Um, uhhh, uhh….” clearly signifying he didn’t know how to approach the situation and not knowing what to say. Where is the leadership?
Then, he tries to defend the police saying “they’ve been under so much stress” … are you KIDDINGMEJESUSFUCKINGCHRIST…cry me a river Ferguson PD. REALLY?!
The entire Press conference ended with one reporter asking “I still want to ask the captain what his approach will be.” The governor basically said “Well they’re gonna do what I just told you” but then oh.my.god as if it crushed his soul he reluctantly gave the mic to the BLACK CAPTAIN of the STL HIGHWAY PATROL that is now going to be taking over operations.
The reporter then asked him what the “approach will be like and what he planned on doing differently.”
The first thing this fine man said was that he was going to have boots on the ground, that he- himself- was going to walk over to the QuickTrip (ground zero) and listen to the protesters. He said that they wouldn’t use all the resources that they had (tanks, pellets, tear gas) but that they would have them available IF the protesters turned violent. He then told the story of how he already went to talk to the local High School and how at the back of the room there was a young lady in tears full of frustration, angst, and fear….and that he told her that she should WRITE to him to his OFFICE about how all of this made her feel and he promised her that it would all change soon.
AND THAT MY FRIENDS IS WHAT A REAL LEADER DOES.
HE FUCKING APPROACHES EVERY RESIDENT AND CITIZEN AND HE LETS HIMSELF GO DOWN TO LEVELS HE’S NEVER BEEN AND HE LISTENS AND HE HAS EMPATHY AND HE CHANGES WHAT HE CAN.
I thought you all should know, god bless.