Linn-Benton Backwash

“So where is all the anger and angst over 97% of black folks being killed by other black folks? Who is at fault for that?”

Follow that bit of lovely text with a shared post full of long-debunked crime statistics, originally slapped up on the “Conservative Family” Facebook group. The top half of it was an image of a black woman holding a “Black Lives Matter” sign at a rally. Well gee whiz, who the hell posted/wrote that ill-informed, racist horsesh*t? Why, that would be Rich Kellum, Albany City Councilor. And while it is just one of many desperate eye-rollers that can be found on his very public Facebook page (you can shut that off, dude), it is sadly not the only overtly racist one.

In all fairness though, I did get a whiff of equal opportunity. One post really went after a bearded white guy in a stock photo. I guess he invested his time and money into studying something he cared about, rather than swinging a hammer. What an idiot. ::begins to distract you with mediocre juggling while sweeping my art degree under the rug::

On a far more entertaining note, Sweet Home cops were called last week to check out a gang tag. Yeah, in Sweet Home. When they got there, they were shocked by what they found… not Mad Dog or Viper, or Crazy 8 or anything like that, but Natalie. This can be seen as either the most hardcore gang nickname of all time, or… maybe it wasn’t actually a gang. In Sweet Home.

Unrelated to the area, but less depressing than anything I came across this week: Someone’s incredible “judge all of the outfits on every episode of the Cosby show” blog. Just in time for that cranky old salamander’s permanent vacation in prison! Seriously, when did he get so ugly?

Linn-Benton Backwash is a barely-coherent satire with a teaspoon of white-knighting, a pinch of bald-faced lies, and dash of pooptalk. In other words, don’t take it too seriously – nobody here does; especially the author.

By Johnny Beaver