Saturday, May 23, 2020

Why do Conservatives and Libertarians always blame the victim? - The Ahmaud Arbery Case

Whenever we get a story in the news about a police shooting an unarmed black man, or of a black person who is murdered by a white person who is then not arrested, the right-wingers always come out of the woodwork to defend the perpetrators. They do this by victim blaming - coming up with every ridiculous reason to try and make the victim look like the aggressor.

So for the Ahmaud Arbery case, this is what happened: Ahmaud Arbery is spotted on some surveillance video looking around a construction site. He does not steal anything. This ex-cop who apparently had prior history with Arbery gets four other guys, and they go out and ambush him. The ex-cop and his son are armed with shotguns. They find him jogging down the street, surround him with their pickup trucks, and point their shotguns at him. A fight ensues, and Arbery ends up dead.

According to Georgia law one can do a citizens arrest if they either witness a crime, or have immediate knowledge that a crime has been committed. So you may say, well trespassing is a crime, correct? However that's not good enough, the crime has to be a felony. Since nothing was stolen, and the security video didn't show Arbery taking anything, then no felony was committed. Thus these four assholes had no legal right to peruse Arbery and attempt to arrest him. Please keep in mind these people were not cops, so Arbery is under no legal obligation to obey their instructions. 

Those are the facts of the case. Since this is a black person who was shot and killed by white people, then all the racists and white nationalists and 2nd amendment people and other assorted right wingers are coming out of the woodwork to blame the victim. This shit will keep happening, what you can do is keep the facts straight and argue for the truth. Don't fall for it, and push back. This guy wasn't the aggressor. He was murdered. He was the victim.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Fascist Takeover Amid Coronavirus

Hello folks! Since I got my channel back I figured I should do another artstream. Subjects include the pandemic (of course,) Trump's incredibly awful leadership, the Tea Party 2.0, the post office, progressive voters, Joe Biden, and the upcoming election. Also, I continue drawing a hideous lady demon.

 Hope everyone out there is staying inside, and staying healthy. I know a few of the states are starting to rescind the shelter in place orders, I encourage everyone in these states to please take what precautions you can - wear a mask, wash your hands, socially distance yourself, etc. I know it may not be possible for everyone, do the best you can. Just because our politicians aren't taking this pandemic seriously doesn't mean we can't.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

My Channel Suspended? What the Hell happened?

Hello everyone. So my channel got suspended! Like with no warning. Just woke up this morning, and it was gone.

Well... shit. I mean I think I have a pretty good idea of why (see video for details.) So of course I appealed the ban, but I really doubt they'll re-enable it. It's pretty much impossible to get someone on the phone. There's a customer service number that nobody answers. They only send you automated responses to emails. So it could end up being permanent/

Which of course sucks donkey balls, but maybe this might end up being a good thing. A chance to start over, and only upload the best of the best. To be honest a lot of the videos I did have up really weren't that good. Most of them were topical - so who's going to watch a video about stories that were current in the news five years ago? I also had a lot of game reviews, movie reviews, toy reviews, and other stuff that didn't really fit in with the channel anymore. So maybe it'll be better to clean all that old stuff out.

So I'll spend the rest of this week re-uploading those videos I deem to be worthy. Even if they do reenable the old channel I think I'll keep this one, and use it as the primary. Maybe one day I'll make a thing where if anyone wants to watch those old episodes we can put them on DVD or do a digital download thing, or something. Anyway, if you were subbed to my old channel, please come by and sub again.


Friday, April 17, 2020

Politics and Art Stream - Covidiots, religious freaks, and the Madness of King Trump

Hello folks, so I've done a couple of art streams this week, talking about the coronavirus and the incredibly shitty leadership from Trump and the Republicans while I draw a hideous demon lady. Unlike the other art streams this time I'm actually drawing something using pen and paper, instead of photoshop.

Part 1:

Part 2:

So the camera in part one is constantly all blurry and horrible, which makes the stream mostly unwatchable. For part two I figured out how to turn off the auto-zoom, so that one looks a lot better. 

What can I say, I'm a noob at this shit. Next time it'll be better.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Covidiots - People's Stupidity is putting the rest of us in danger

Hey folks. 

We are about two weeks into our Covid-19 enforced isolation, and if you're like me then you're probably getting a little stir crazy. It's important that (for the time being at least) we all stay inside and remain isolated as much as possible. The reason being that at this time there is no cure for Covid-19. The only treatment they have is to put someone on a respirator to keep them breathing - and there aren't enough respirators to go around. 

It makes it that much more frustrating to see people not only refusing to self-isolate, but who seemingly go out of their way to purposely put themselves in situations where they spread this disease. Dumbasses licking toilets, sneezing on produce, going to large social gatherings like parties or churches, etc. The problem is they're not just putting themselves in danger, but everyone else they come in contact with. The thing about this disease is that you may be exposed and show no symptoms - and in fact, never develop symptoms - yet you may still be spreading it around to people. This isn't just "risky behavior" that affects only the individual. Once again, THERE IS NO CURE. There is no vaccine. The vaccine isn't going to be here for at minimum a year, most likely more. We already have passed 100,000 cases - within the next week hospitals are going to start being overrun. When that happens you're going to start seeing the death rate shoot up like crazy. The ONLY way we have to prevent this from happening is to limit human contact. Refusing to self-isolate literally puts lives in danger. 

So stay safe out there you guys. Wash your hands, don't go outside. 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

It's All falling apart - Politics and Art Stream

Hello folks. Week one of our country's shut down due to the Coronavirus has passed, and things are looking pretty grim. What we're seeing is a divide in the actions taken between the blue states and red states, which comes from (to nobody's surprise) the right wing's predilection for demagoguery and wholesale consumption of conspiracy theories. In this video we talk about the severely inadequate (and incompetent) government response, right wing media misinformation, and also hoarders, profiteers, and other assorted garbage people.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coronvirus Panic - Politics and Art Stream

Hi folks. So shit is definitely starting to hit the fan with our country's reaction to the Coronavirus. People are panic shopping, buying up things like hand sanitizer and toilet paper. In this video here I focus mainly on our President's ridiculous incompetent half-assed response to it. It seems only recently (as of this writing, 3/18/20) that he even took it seriously. Un-freaking-believable. 
I've said in multiple videos over the last three years that the biggest danger Trump represents for the country is poor leadership if (and when) a disaster occurs, and I'm sad to say this time is no exception. Make no mistake, there will be people who are going to die now who would have survived under a competently run administration that had a plan and actually gave a damn. We're now seeing what it looks like when we allow the wrong person to seize the reigns of power. We saw the results of such leadership after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico. Now we're seeing it again as the Coronavirus outbreak topples the house of cards that is the American economy. 
For all of you out there, stay safe. Stay indoors, don't go out if you don't have to, wash your hands, and so on. We'll all get through this together. When November rolls around please don't forget what happened, and vote accordinly.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Politics and Art Stream - Super Tuesday results and the Coronavirus

Hello folks. For this week's politics and art stream I talk about the Super Tuesday results and the coronavirus while drawing a hideous demon. People seem to be responding to these videos pretty well so I'll try to make this a weekly thing. 
As far as the coronavirus goes, you know usually when we get these pandemic scares it turns out to be nothing special - I mean how many times has this happened over the last decade? Swine flu, bird flu, SARS, and so on, it seems like every three or four years there's another one. This one however has people scared, we haven't seen this kind of response before. Whole countries are going on lockdown, people are starting to panic. I'm getting the feeling that it might be the real thing this time, so everybody out there please take steps to protect yourself. 
And also please, believe what the doctors and scientists tell you. Later on in the video at (43:15) I talk about disgraced televangelist Jim Baker, who is hawking a horseshit coronavirus cure made with colloidal silver, (which if you don't know can build up and turn your skin blue so you look like some kind of bizarre Smurf person.) So please be careful, don't fall for misinformation and pseudoscience. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Matt Gaetz is Human Flatulence in a Cheap Suit

Matt Gaetz is a Republican house rep from Florida, and is one of the grossest, sleaziest, backstabbing two-faced snake oil salesmen to ever slime his way into Congress. He's the kind of guy who would smile right in your face as he kicked your mother off a cliff for a donut. He is the epitome of everything that's wrong with the Republican party. I will never vote Republican, ever, as long as I live, because of guys like him. He's ruined the brand for me. 
Anyway, he went on TV and said a bunch of stupid shit on The View, so I made some comments on it.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Politics and Artstream #1 & 2 - Impeachment aftermath

So I'm an artist, and I figure it would be cool to draw while I talk so that people have something to see besides my giant head taking up the whole stream. So I decided to draw a goblin with a Trump hat while I'm talking about the impeachment aftermath. It's broken up into two parts, because OBS studio crashed halfway through.

 Part I:
Part II:

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Why I Am Voting Blue No Matter Who

The left in the United States is very divided. While it's great because that gives us (what I think) is a larger diversity of opinion, it also leads us vulnerable to being divided, which is something the conservatives often take advantage of. 

So I would like all of you out there who are supporters of the more progressive candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, that if your candidate doesn't make it, to please consider holding your nose and voting for the eventual Democratic nominee for president, no matter who it is. The decisions that the president makes affect millions of people across the entire nation, I believe it's not morally right to allow such bad leadership to continue. 

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Iran Debacle: Trump is a Goddamned Idiot

So I know some of you who follow me are probably conservatives or Republicans, and no doubt a few of you are probably Trump supporters. Please remember that this is not a knock on any of you - We can all be cool with each other. We are all Americans, good or bad, right or wrong. We all just want to be safe and live our lives to the fullest. But please, I hope even you guys can see that what's happening here is not right. This man is using the power of his office for his own ends. If he starts a war he or none of his family will be affected, but ours certainly will.

Our president has brought us to the edge of World War III because he's an incompetent idiot who's been allowed to continuously fail upwards simply because of the fact that he's rich, and now that he's being held accountable for something for the first time in his life at the age of fucking 73, instead of actually facing the fucking music he decides to play games with everybody else's lives. It's fucking embarrassing.

It's not supposed to be like this. Please remember that when you got to vote this November.