so there's some pretty messed up news today. Hot 97, the big New York City hip hop radio station, played a really racist song making fun of the tsunami. Some lyrics include

"..All at once you could hear the screaming chinks
and no one was safe from the wave
there were africans drowning, little chinamen swept away
you could hear god laughing, "swim you bitches swim"
So now you're screwed, it's the Tsunami
you better run or kiss your ass away, go find your mommy
I just saw her float by, a tree went through her head
and now the children will be sold to child slavery..."

(pasted from here). There's also a lot of news on this on http://www.hiphopmusic.com. I can't believe anyone would find this amusing or that any of the bosses would think it wasn't offensive and pointless.

Update - apparently the station suspended the show indefinitely. The funny thing about that article is that the statement was issued by Lizzie Grubman, who once purposely backed an SUV over 15 people at a club. Birds of a feather I guess.

And then today it came out that apparently some guys at the NIH tried to fire a whistleblower who said some AIDS research was being done shoddily, even though right before that he got a bonus for doing a good job. Pretty ridiculous.

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