PR Woman Justine Sacco is too White to Get AIDS

A woman who works for the company that owns College Humor, Vimeo, OkCupid and About.com, to name a few, deleted her Twitter account over a distasteful joke about AIDS.

Earlier today, IAC media employee Justine Sacco posted the following tweet:
Justine sacco aids tweet
This type of joke wouldn’t have been noticed by anyone if it had merely been spoken out loud to an audience at any comedy club, but a businesswoman of her stature should probably know better.

12 Inspiring Nelson Mandela Quotes to Recite During Hard Times

Nelson Mandela freedom fistAfrica’s most peaceful and influential leader may no longer be with us, but his legacy lives on in the country he worked so hard to free, the various charities organizations he founded, and finally, his words.

Here are some quotes from Nelson Mandela – who died on Thursday in Johannesburg at the ripe age of 95 – to memorize, recite and live by:

1. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”

2. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”  Continue reading “12 Inspiring Nelson Mandela Quotes to Recite During Hard Times”

Trump Boys In Hot Water Over African Hunting Pictures

Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are in trouble over some pictures taken in Zimbabwe of the pair and several exotic animals they hunted such as an elephant, crocodile, water buck, civet cat and antelope.

I grew up in a small town that happened to be very hunt-friendly. It was ordinary for the guys (and some girls) to walk around in full camouflage, the scent of cow manure clouding around them like Pig-Pen.

I’m not “against” it. I understand that shooting and eating a deer isn’t a bad thing when you’re substituting it for some factory-bred hormone-injected steak meat from Burger King.

ON THE OTHER HAND, when I hear about rich people wandering around in Africa with rifles aimed at nearly-endangered animals for no other reason but to kill, it pisses me off.  Continue reading “Trump Boys In Hot Water Over African Hunting Pictures”