America Beats Our Young.

How do you criminalize and brutalize an entire race? Like THIS.

In June, it was Dajerria Becton on the receiving end of a takedown. Her crime? Swimming while Black.

In September, it was James Blake, the former tennis pro, who was on the receiving end of a takedown outside of a Manhattan hotel. His crime? Looking like a Suspect While Black.

In October, we don’t know the name of the female student in Spring Valley High School who was on the receiving end of a takedown administered by Officer Ben Fields. Her crime appears to be Refusing to Leave Her Seat While Black.

(CNN)The video shows a South Carolina school resource officer standing over a student, seated at her desk. He puts his arm near her neck, then yanks her backward. The desk tips over and the student crashes onto the floor.

The uniformed officer doesn’t let go, sharply tugging the student toward the front of the classroom. She flies out of her desk and slides several feet across the floor.

“Give me your hands,” the officer says.

His is the only voice heard. Other students sit calmly and quietly, one of them covering his face with his hand.

Yet many haven’t been so quiet since the footage out of Columbia, South Carolina, surfaced.

Some have defended the officer, many pointing out that the video isn’t complete. It doesn’t show what happened before, including what the student did and how many times authorities — a teacher, a school administrator and finally the officer, Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Fields — had asked her to get up.

Others, though, think the video shows more than enough to warrant Fields’ firing. There’s no excuse, they say, for a law enforcement officer to act that way against a student who hasn’t harmed or threatened anyone.

At least two videos shot by students show the dramatic scene Monday inside a math classroom at Spring Valley High School. None show much of what happened before it, however.

According to Lt. Curtis Wilson, a spokesman for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, the instructor had asked the student “to leave the class several times.”

“The assistant principal was there as well,” Wilson said. “Then the officer was called to actually have the student removed from that location. The student refused.”

This is where the video picks up, capturing Fields as he says, “You’re either going to come with me, or I’m going to make you.”

The student doesn’t budge. Fields tells her, “Come on, I’m going to get you up,” and tries to pull her from the desk.

The officer gets the student up only after she first crashes to the floor and is then flung across the room.

Wilson said that no one was injured in the incident.

The student — who was released to her parents after the incident — faces a charge of disturbing schools, according to Wilson. Another female student, Niya Kenny, faces the same charge after allegedly standing up for the other teenager, her mother, Doris Ballard told CNN.

The FBI and area U.S. Attorney’s Office have opened a civil rights investigation to determine whether federal laws were violated during the student’s arrest, a Justice Department spokesperson said.

By any objective standard the cop applied an undue degree of force (and trust there will be objections Fields used excessive force).  This is only the latest example of the daily degradation and cruel brutality which can be inflicted upon any African American anywhere at any time.

This is how you teach hate. One vicious assault at a time.

Let Barack Obama, Kanye West and Ben Carson all walk out of a bar and cross the wrong cop and they’ll catch an ass-kicking  sure as any brother on the block.    The wearing of dark flesh is a criminal activity in this country.

This may fly in the face of my rep, but I don’t blame the cop. Well, not entirely. To be certain, Officer Fields has a colorful and checkered past with reports this is not the first time he’s apparently slammed a female around. Fields is also a powerlifter who can squat 940 pounds and though he hasn’t been tested for steroid usage,  after this it’s legit to wonder if there is any ‘Roid rage’ going on inside his bulked up bod.
Fields has been the recipient of a 2014 “Culture of Excellence” Award and it was said he “has proven to be an exceptional role model to the students he serves and protects.”

Not looking too good for a repeat win in 2015, Officer.   Does it make you feel like a real man and tossing a teenage girl around like a sack of potatoes, you cowardly piece of shit?

One would think anyone who can squat 900 lbs would have no problem lifting the student and the chair and depositing both outside of the classroom. Fields chose another course of action and one that has made him a strong contender to score the Dumb Ass Video of the Week award.

But why was Fields at Spring Valley High School body slamming girls in the first place? Why is any police officer providing security–or the muscle–at any school? Are these students or criminals.

Whenever it was school systems decided to abdicate their roles as disciplinarians and turn it over to the police, that was a decision bound to bring about these sort of incidents. If teachers and administrators can’t control their unruly, uncooperative and stank attitude students, maybe they shouldn’t be teachers and administrators in the first damn place. I know…I know…kids are different today. They have no respect for anyone. Not their parents, not their teachers, not even themselves.

This is what you have the police and Fox News for.    To justify this.   To tell you the little uppity bitch deserved it.  To tell you ALL these niggers deserve it.

Schools have passed the buck for controlling their classrooms to armed police and internal security officers. When you view the kids you’re charged with educating as nails using a hammer solution to every problem makes a sick sort of sense.

I don’t want men with guns in schools. I don’t want police officers on school campuses UNLESS AND UNTIL there is a demonstrated need to be there. Got a problem with weapons, drugs, gang violence or other actions which disrupt a safe learning environment? Fine. Call in the cops, but not to go in there and start busting heads. If schools need some sort of liability protection from lawsuits to take back the enforcement of discipline, then so be it. I want teachers to do their jobs and cops to do theirs and it shouldn’t be their job to bounce kids off a floor while the others look on or away in horror.

But I do not want overmuscled, steroids gobbling punks with small penis issues bouncing a girl off the floor.  And the wall.  And down the hallway.   Fire this bully with a badge right now and beat the eventual lawsuit later.

What did anyone learn from that little demonstration of mindless violence? If you’re bigger you can get your way because you can kick some ass? That’s some lesson. How do you build the next generation of cop haters? Treat ’em like criminals early, show ’em who’s boss and get ’em prepped to be plugged into the school-to-prison pipeline.

The unnamed student should have been suspended from school, but forget about that now. Officer Fields made sure of that and he deserves whatever is coming to him from this shameful and ugly episode, but he shouldn’t have been there in the first place. You call the cops when you need someone to get a burglar out of your house, not because a kid doesn’t want to get with the program. Not every situation requires the unrestrained use of unnecessary force, but that was a distinct possibility, if not a complete certainty would happen one day.

Langston

Everyone is to blame. We have criminalized a generation of children and we have permitted criminal solutions to be applied to them.   We have allowed the police to treat Blacks like dogs and worse than dogs.   We have not made those who would humiliate us, beat us, break us, KILL us, suffer the consequences for their evil.   We have not taken eyes for eyes, spilled blood for blood spilled, terrorize those who terrorize us.

Cops like Ben Fields are like the cops who beat down Becton and Blake and beat down Sandra Bland and killed Tamir Rice and Oscar Grant and Eric Garner and Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo and Walter Scott and NONE of them are “good cops.” They are bad cops, rotten cops, brutal cops, killer cops and they will never stop. Not ever. Not until they are stopped.
There is a limit to how much abuse a whipped dog will take. There is no “justice” in the American injustice system and Black people cannot place their faith in a system which has never valued or protected us. If never has and it never will. It’s one thing to target young Black men and women, but quite another when Black children are being targeted.

The moment is coming where those being brutalized will have to go looking for their own justice. Things are coming to a flash point. What happens when it flashes over? Being a bad-ass bully with a badge may not be bad ass enough. This is a confrontation nobody should want because nobody can win, but damn if there aren’t forces spoiling for it.

WE ARE NOT DOGS.    YOU CAN SHOOT A DOG BUT DOGS DON’T SHOOT BACK.

Compliance. Control. Brutality. Justice?

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Hillary Under No Pressure

Yeah, we were bored too. (Photo Credit: Chip Somodeville/Getty Images)

Yeah, we were bored too. (Photo Credit: Chip Somodeville/Getty Images)

What did we learn from the 11-hour “We Hate Hillary” marathon on Capitol Hill before the House Select Committee on Benghazi?

  • Hillary Clinton has a friend named Sidney Blumenthal.
  • Sidney Blumenthal sent Hillary Clinton a bunch of emails.
  • The Republicans have burned through  nearly $5 million bucks, dragged on for 17 months (longer than the Watergate hearings) and all they have to show for it is an empty bag of NOTHING.
  • Trey Gowdy sure sweats a lot.

Now that the Inquisition is finally over, it doesn’t make any difference if you’re a Hillary fan or consider her pond scum. After 11 hours of a prosecution posing as a hearing, what did any of us learn? How much the Republicans believe Sidney Blumenthal is a force of evil?

Maybe the thought of Trey Gowdy and the Republicans members of the committee was if they put Clinton through a grueling endurance contest, (I’m a politics junkie and I had to bail out)  goad her,  bait her, insult her,  throw her in a meat grinder, surely she would screw up,  go off, blow a fuse, and give them something which could be endlessly looped in attack ads, GOP talking points and  all over right-wing media

They didn’t they got it. They got an empty bad of air.  They certainly didn’t get a “What difference does it make?” moment.   Hillary wouldn’t give the Gowdy Gang what they so desperately wanted.    They wanted a meltdown.    They got a composed, unfazed former Secretary of State who sat there for 11 hours and they never laid a glove on her.

The Republicans did everything they could to bait Clinton into losing her cool short of walking up and slapping her in the face.   She just smiled, shrugged and looked as though she felt a pang of sorrow for all this effort expended for so little return.

Brush them haters off.

The Republicans not only failed to make Hillary Clinton crack under constant and relentless pressure, they made her look positively Presidential.

“The reality is that we’ve had eight investigations, we’ve gone through this endlessly,” Rep. Adam Schiff, (D-Calif.,) said. “The reality is that after 17 months, we have nothing new to tell the families. We have nothing new to tell the American people.”

“It is time, and it is time now,” Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md)  who had slammed Gowdy to his face, “for the Republicans to end this taxpayer-funded fishing expedition.”

Even chief witch hunter Trey Gowdy’s glumly  admitted to the press, “I don’t know that she testified much differently today than when she previously testified.”  Does that mean Hillary is an excellent liar or proves if you’re telling the truth you don’t have to change your story?

Now everyone can see why Gowdy was telling Republicans to “shut up” about the Benghazi committee.    It was never about what happened to the compound in Libya or how four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens had died.   It was always and only about one thing:  Get Hillary.    They could have gone 22 hours and they still would have failed.

The hotter it got the cooler Clinton stayed. Try to imagine Donald Trump or Ben Carson sitting there placidly for 11 hours while seven hostile Democrats try to rip out their spleen. It can’t be done. Carson and Trump would have turned into warm puddles of goo.

Hillary was the adult in a room full of rowdy Republican children.    Trey Gowdy tried to make her look like a liar.   Instead, he may have made her the next president.

"What? Me Worry?"

“What? Me Worry?”

The Bernie & Hillary Show

It’s all smiles and handshakes now, but wait until the long knives come out…

Getting sick and missing work  forced me to miss updating my blog, but even though I’m late posting this,  nothing has changed to invalidate it, so here what I have to say about the first debate for the Democratic presidential candidates.   Doesn’t it make  a difference when there’s a debate without Donald Trump’s fat head filling up the camera?   Lower ratings. More substance. That’s a trade-off worth making.

Bernie Sanders did  very well and did nothing to harm his status as the Ultimate Boogeyman of the Billionaires. Hillary Clinton was polished, seasoned and seemed to be enjoying herself. Martin O’Malley will make someone a very nice Cabinet secretary as long as its nothing too important. Lincoln Chafee should enjoy those two hours because those are the last ones he’s gonna get on a debate stage. Jim Webb would be a very formidable candidate if he were only running as the Republican he once was and still seems to be.

It’s popular to declare a winner of these  things and make everybody else a loser, but this was really only about two of the candidates.   I tuned in for The Bernie & Hillary Show and their not-so special guest stars and it opened to rave reviews for not being anything like the bloody car crash the two Republican debates were.

Who won?  I see it this way:  Politics is the art of the possible and Bernie is full of possibilities. Politics is also the art of the doable, and since no Democrat is liable to make any headway with the Republican majorities in the House and the Senate (more likely of the two to change control), Hillary is better suited to position herself as the one who can get something done.

Bernie appeals to my liberalism.   Hillary appeals to my pragmatism.   I want to follow my heart, but I listen to my brain.

You know what the biggest difference is between watching the Democrats debate after the first two Republican rumbles? You don’t feel your intelligence has been insulted and you’re a bit more hopeful for America than you are after someone has tried to scare you into believing Mexicans are gonna take your job, ISIS is going to kill you in your sleep and bullshit you into believing everything will be fine if we would only give billionaires another tax break.

We’ve already had the Republicans present themselves as if every American is as dumb as they are, so maybe the Democrats taking a shot on Americans actually being smart might work.

For anyone feeling frosty the media proclaimed Clinton the “winner” why do you need the media to confirm for you what you already believe? If Bernie is your guy then don’t wait for him to be anointed by the mainstream media because it’s probably not going to happen.

Sanders did a nice job at the first debate, but some pundits say for him to beat Hillary Clinton he’s gonna have to stop being so nice. The campaigns are just getting revved up and when things stop being so congenial between Clinton and Sanders, I have no doubt when push comes to shove, Hillary will chop Bernie’s head right off his shoulders and smile when it hits the floor. Not so sure the same can be expected from Sanders.

The punditorcracy has already declared Bernie Sanders will never be elected president, but these are the same pundits who said Hillary had this in the bag from the jump, so what do they know?

The problem for Sanders supporters isn’t going to be convincing the media he can actually win. The problem is convincing the voters.

If nothing else, the Democrats have to feel a bit better now to have finally rolled their 2016 models out on the showroom floor.

No, we are NOT Fleetwood Mac!

You Don’t Know Kevin McCarthy and You Never Will.

Kevin McCarthy immediately before being frozen in carbonite by House Republicans.

Kevin McCarthy immediately before being frozen in carbonite.

Kevin McCarthy was supposed to be the new Speaker of the House.  He’s not and now he never will be.   What happened?  Was he indicted for corruption?   Did he take selfies of his junk and send them to an intern?   Was he caught in a compromising position in a Rayburn building men’s room?

No, no, and no.   The reason McCarthy isn’t the Speaker comes down to four words:  Goddammit, Kev! STOP SNITCHIN’!!!!!    What destroyed McCarthy’s dream?   He committed a cardinal sin for a Republican.  He told the truth.

“Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?” McCarthy said on Fox News. “But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought.”

Uh-oh.  Bad Kevin!  Still, It’s kind of funny to watch a man try to gag back up the shoe he swallowed whole.

After his controversial comments about the Benghazi committee, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Tuesday issued a new statement clarifying that the committee was formed to find the facts. His press release came after Hillary Clinton’s campaign released an ad Monday night slamming Republicans for using the investigation to attack her politically.

“The mission of the Select Committee on Benghazi is to find the truth — Period,” McCarthy said in the statement. “The integrity of Chairman Gowdy, the Committee and the work they’ve accomplished is beyond reproach. The serious questions Secretary Clinton faces are due entirely to her own decision to put classified information at risk and endanger our national security.”

“Kevin McCarthy?” You mad, bro?”

“It was never my intention to ever imply that this committee was political. Because we all know it is not. And it has one sole purpose, let’s find the truth wherever the truth takes us,” McCarthy said after his initial comments. “And you know what? Sometimes truth comes out, and other manners, and let’s not let politics hold that back.”

It’s a sure sign a politician is lying when he uses the word “truth” three times in five sentences. It’s also a pretty neat Jedi mind trick for McCarthy to suggest its Hillary Clinton who made this Benghazi b.s. political.

Hillary still appreciates the gift from the Republicans.

McCarthy that screwed his bid to replace the Boner was he violated the Number One Rule of politics and its the same rule Don Corleone tried to get through Sonny’s thick skull. Never let them know what you’re really thinking.

Do I buy the suggestion McCarthy set himself on fire today because he woke up this morning and decided he didn’t want the worst job in Washington? No. Not for one second do I buy that bag of refried bullshit and no one else should either. Whatever it was McCarthy was snorting, inhaling, digesting, smoking, shooting up or injecting in his nutsack wore off, and he realized not only did he not want this shit job, he didn’t have the votes to win anyway and who  needs the humiliation of having to go crawling to the Caveman Caucus for their support?

Not McCarthy. He dog-legged it over to the nearest gas station, filled a gas can with regular (now under $3 bucks a gallon. Thanks, Obama!), soaked himself down, borrowed Boehner’s lighter and set his doomed candidacy afire.

Loser.

McCarthy exposed the dirty little secret of the House Republicans. This was never about getting to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi. It was always about getting Hillary Clinton and scuttle her presidential run.

If I hear one more Republican yapping about wasteful government spending and screwing the taxpayers, I’ll refer them to the $4 million bucks McCarthy, Gowdy, Boehner and the Republican majority of the House have gone through crazier than a sex maniac in a whorehouse with a credit card.

Stop the sham. Cut the crap. Shut down the Select Committee on Benghazi. Burn it down with the same fire which burnt McCarthy’s ambitions to a crisp.

What would it have taken for Kevin McCarthy to win enough votes?

Carly Fiorina’s So Vain She Probably Thinks This Election Is About Her.

The Botox Barbie wants to be elected.

It’s a little late, but not too late to talk about Carly Fiorina, the clear winner of the second Republican presidential debate due in no small part to a big assist from CNN.

Still, she was clearly better than a woozy Jeb Bush and a bored Donald Trump.   She should start measuring drapes in the Oval Office, right? Let’s pump the brakes. Fiorina did well in the last debate and but she did so because CNN changed their own rules to include her. She did well because Donald Trump screwed when he hit Fiorina’s on her looks thus making her the latest target of his uncontrollable sexism.  She did well because Gentle Ben Carson sleepwalked through the debate and his flaccid performance dropped him from second place to third though he has since recovered in the ever-changing polls.

Fiorina is a conservative Republican woman who does not differ in any substantive way from the conservative Republican men she’s running against.  She has claimed the status as the Anti-Hillary non-politician, but Fiorina is only an outsider because she failed miserably when she ran for the U.S. Senate against Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer.

Fiorina’s rise is like that of Carson, Trump and Bernie Sanders. The public is looking around for something newer and shinier than the Establishment options of choosing from Column A of Jeb Bush and choosing from Column B of Hillary Clinton. Or have we forgotten four years ago when Herman Cain was a thing? Then as now, pretty much anyone who hasn’t been a politician but wants to be the top politician in America can be a top contender in the G.O.P. presidential race.

Fiorina’s dismal record as a business “leader” obscures her wearisome anti-woman agenda on reproductive rights, the untruthful attack on Planned Parenthood, opposition to wage equity, and raising the minimum wage is indicative of yet another rich and selfish plutocrat attempting to feed her enormous ego.

Most presidents don’t layoff 30,000 workers, drops the stock price in the shitter, gets fired from their job and are such a hot property nobody even wants you to run their company, then falls upward cashing out with over $40 million to go on and fail miserably in their earlier bid for elected office.

Then of course, there’s the notorious Planned Parenthood sting video which scandalized Fiorina so, but apparently no one else has seen  except Fiorina.  The resulting disingenuous waving away of Fiorina’s purposeful and repeated lying by the Carly Cheerleaders on the right doesn’t square with their sanctimonious denunciation of Planned Parenthood.

Fiorina has been caught as a liar-liar-pants on fire on the Left by The Nation, on the Right by Fox News and everywhere else in between. This freaking video she is speaking of does not fucking exist except in the mendacious mind of Carly Fiorina. Apparently, the Anti-Hillary’s lying-ass ways don’t deviate all that much from Hillary Clinton’s, but to the Carly Cheerleaders mendacity only matters when it’s by the other team.

Fiorina lied and caught telling a lie, she continues to lie even more. That’s a tap dance around the truth Richard Nixon would be proud of. It says a lot about the character of a presidential candidate when they can go on live television and tell a huge, stinking and proven lie her supporters defend weakly as simply not being “technically accurate to the highest degree,” as one Carly Cheerleader told me.

That’s a tap dance around the truth Bill Clinton would be proud of.

Fiorina’s frozen face turned to the camera, stared the American people in the  eye and lied to their face when she said “Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says, ‘We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.’ ”

Fiorina deliberately lied and it has been repeatedly proven by various sources to be a lie.

Liar, liar, Carly’s on fire!

Fiorina can bash the media, blame the Left and pro-choicers, play the victim and say black is white and up is down. Telling a lie and then repeating it once it’s been proven to be a lie will never make it the truth.

If Fiorina’s brief bounce to second place in the Republican presidential polls was based on the one-two punch of jabbing Donald Trump and punching out Planned Parenthood, why isn’t she sharing these videos to vault into first place?

Fiorina is either badly mistaken in what she thought she saw in the Planned Parenthood sting videos or she’s deliberately lying about it. I opt for the second explanation.

Mostly though, I’ve had it up to here with vain egotists like Fiorina and Trump whose spectacular successes are matched and often exceeded by their equally spectacular failures and arrogantly believing this makes them presidential timber.

A decade ago the word was already out on what a dud Fiorina was. She solidified her status as one of the worst CEO’s in America long before her delusional fantasy she could fail up to become America’s next president.

Firing 30,000 people is not a sign of success. Making an unwise acquisition over the objections of the board which ends up decreasing the value of the company’s stock is not a sign of success. Being fired by that same board and never hired again as a CEO is not a sign of success.

Yet Fiorina has nimbly turned what should disqualify her from ever holding elected office into the raison d’être of her candidacy. Her ability to make lemonade without lemons is admirable, but after the way she flamed out before she cashed out in the business sector it’s clear Fiorina has no business in the public sector.

She failed as a CEO, failed as a candidate for the Senate and she will fail again.

I’d also suggest Fiorina back up off the Botox before her face permanently freezes in place.

Donald dealt it and Carly smelt it.

Fear the Walking Dead Eats It!

If you’re a Black dude you’d better Fear the Walking Dead. You’re gonna die first!

When  Fear the Walking Dead was announced the word on it was it would be so much faster than The Walking Dead and it’s absolutely true!  It only took four episodes for me to be bored stupid by this show.

The Walking Dead peaked with its first episode and went downhill on jet-rocket skis since then.   Here the first episode was glacially slow. None of the characters moved me at all. I was bored until the last few moments. It wasn’t worth the trip to get there. Fear the Walking Dead only has a six-episode run and couldn’t wait as long.  Through five episodes I’ve yet to see a peak.

Something else I’ve always wondered is why are the undead called “walkers?”

Isn’t it about time at least one person said, “Walkers, my butt! Them’s ZOMBIES!!!!

I’m not the only one who’s noticed, Fear the Walking Dead seems to have the same problem The Walking Dead does with Black male characters.


Maybe I need to read some Max Brooks or something, but it’s always bothered me these stories focus on how the zombie apocalypse affects a few people, but the details of how it all falls apart are skipped over.

What happens to all the newborn babies in a hospital as well as all the bed-ridden or comatose patients. Do they become the buffet for the zombiefied doctors, nurses and staff? What happens when someone zombies out in a prison or in the middle of a crowded concert? Does the president hop on Air Force One along with the Chosen Elite to wait out the chaos?

How does civilization come completely apart when the dead rise to eat the living? It’s not that I need to know the why of the zombies, but I do want to know how.

My hope was Fear the Walking Dead would  show how everything turns into a giant shit sandwich, but seeing it happen through the eyes of these characters is a mistake since I really don’t care about these characters at all.

If all I wanted was some gory kills, I’d just pop in a season of The Walking Dead itself. The parent show is how to survive during the zombie apocalypse. The spin-off should be about how the world got there, but if I gotta deal with all the domestic drama, it’s gonna be a real slog between the kills.

My brother who enjoys The Walking Dead hates Fear the Walking Dead. I’m not a huge fan of the former, but the latter has failed for me because it made the dumb decision to take the cheap way out. It made this show about one family dealing with the zombie apocalypse (not the “walker” apocalypse so screw you very much, Robert Kirkman!) because it is cheaper on the budget than staging scenes of chaos and disorder in the street as Los Angeles crumbles beneath an onslaught of the ravenous undead.

Fear the Walking Dead needed movie-sized money to pull that off, but opted for TV-sized talking heads and two-shots.

Interracial relationships are tough with zombies.

Interracial relationships are tough with zombies.

t may seem I enjoy dumping on this dead, shambling, shuffling, trainwreck of a show, (and there’s a small, twisted part of me that does), but truthfully, I’m more disappointed than delighted I have to dump on Fear the Walking Dead. I wanted to like it. I wanted it to be scary and full of dread and sink its teeth into me and bite down hard.

But it hasn’t. It’s just another dysfunctional modern family with smart mom Madison, dummy daddy figure Travis, junkie wasteoid Nick and mopey brat Alicia, and if all of them ended up passing through a zombie’s digestive tract, it would be a better show without them.

No matter how good the last episode is, it won’t be good enough to make up for the five preceding it.

“Ya can’t kill a zombie by talking it to death!”

I’ve pretty much accepted this show is going to be the idiot little brother to The Walking Dead since  Kirkman is all about keeping the family dynamic together even as the world turns to shit. As something to fill the space until the alpha dog show returns, it’s adequate, but it’s not scary, it’s not involving and it’s not very good.