But, it would appear that Huffington Post editor James Nichols believes that the death of trans activist at the hands of an angry drag queen is a laugh-out-loud situation. But there can be a fine line between effective parody and bigotry; and Alaska took an Olympic-qualifying long jump over that line in this piece. Far more disturbing to me, however, is the depiction of the murder of the trans activist character. Why does she need to die at all? Why go so far as to show us the character with a bullet-wound in her head? From the context, it would appear that Alaska intended this particular sequence to be the punchline of the entire skit, which demonstrates a disturbingly callous disregard for the violence faced by trans women.
Thomas the Rhymer
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The houses in this looseknit farm town straggle along country highways, a quarter-mile or more from each other. The distance encourages privacy, so no one seems to know James Nichols very well or agree on what he is like. To Dan Stomber, who runs a pheasant hunting preserve next door to Nichols' farm, his neighbor is a loud-mouthed government hater who "loves to talk about how government is secretly putting computer chips under the skins of children so they can be watched from satellites. But another neighbor, autoworker Leonard Ziemba, says Nichols is a fine man, "one hell of a neighbor. If he walked into this house right now, he'd be welcome.
James Nichols, a farmer who was detained as a possible accomplice but not charged as one after his brother Terry helped Timothy J. He was His death was confirmed on the website of Kranz Funeral Home, which handled his funeral arrangements. On the morning of April 19, , McVeigh, a veteran of the Persian Gulf war, detonated a powerful bomb in a rented truck at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
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