Adam Carolla: Asians don’t face discrimination, also make terrible comedians

Let's put it this way: I now have an "Adam Carolla is racist" file photo.
Let’s put it this way: I have an “Adam Carolla is racist” file photo.

I don’t even…

Look, no one is ever going to mistake Adam Carolla with someone who has taste, tact, or wit.

These days, the washed up former host of The Man Show  seems hellbent on staying relevant by saying as many offensive and inane things as he possibly can, and if the last few years are any indication, he’s failing: recently, he’s appeared on Dancing With The Stars and Celebrity Apprentice, and that’s the highlight of his resume.

Currently, he hosts Catch a Contractor, the exceptionally boring play off of To Catch a Predator where the sexual innuendo and moral outrage is inexplicably replaced with bad home improvement contractors.

So, to say I don’t really give a fuck about Adam Carolla would be something of an understatement. It’s clear that very few people in the world really give a fuck about Adam Carolla.

That being said, I really wish this guy would stop making fun of minorities in his desperate efforts to get attention.

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May 19th is #AAPI #HIV / #AIDS Awareness Day: 10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

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This is the 9th year that May 19th will be marked as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day first established by The Banyan Tree Project (an AAPI HIV/AIDS advocacy group) and currently recognized by the US Department of Health & Human Services.

On today’s AAPI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, here are 10 facts you may not have known about HIV/AIDS in the Asian American & Pacific Islander Community:

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Faces of Asian America: Being Immigrant, Queer and Artist | #APAHM2014

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Trung is a Vietnamese American immigrant queer artist born in a UN refugee camp in the Philippines, who moved to the United States at the age of 2, and who came out to his family at the age of 17.

How do you see yourself — as immigrant, artist, queer or more?

I find myself constantly trying to figure out how to move between spaces instead of settling in them. I am uncomfortable thinking about myself as a sum of parts – everyone knows you are all of yourself at once.  But I often get the sense that I’m always dealing with myself in pieces. The safe spaces availed to me tend to be made for parts of me.

My queer and Asian American identities are prominent parts of my life because they’re the facets of me that are the most often politicized and subject to respectability politics. They’re the ones that I’d always been encouraged to keep quiet about for the sake of politeness.

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Judge Mary Yu becomes 1st #AAPI, 1st openly gay judge on WA Supreme Court

Hon. Mary I. Yu has been tapped to sit on the WA Supreme Court, making her the first AAPI and first openly gay judge to sit on the state's higher court.
Hon. Mary I. Yu has been tapped to sit on the WA Supreme Court, making her the first AAPI and first openly gay judge to sit on the state’s higher court.

Hon. Mary I. Yu has been appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Washington Supreme Court, making her the state’s first Asian American and first openly gay Supreme Court justice. Yu makes this step after spending 14 years serving on the King County Superior Court, which she was appointed to by then-governor Gary Locke in 2000, the nation’s first governor of Asian descent.

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SB1062 “Right to Discriminate” bill will likely be vetoed by AZ governor

Anderson Cooper looks like he believes it.
Anderson Cooper looks like he’s about 2 seconds from a face-palm for the entire ten minute interview.

Last week, Arizona passed a disturbingly dense State Senate bill called SB1062. This is a bill that it’s authors have dubbed the “religious freedom” bill, but which is really a free pass for Arizonans to legally discriminate against anyone they feel like on ostensibly religious grounds.

The bill’s authors pedantically claim that the bill is exclusively intended to protect the right for Arizonan’s to exercise their religion, a right that Arizona state senator, SB1062 bill supporter, and possible talking tree stump Capt. Al Melvin could not convince Anderson Cooper last night was even in danger in the state of Arizona ( video after the jump).

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