Sh*t happened 7/6/15: Police body cams, America's oldest bald eagle dies, more rebel flag stuff

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"Me?" He passed her the joint, and pushed the blanket down past the staircase of his ribs. "I remember pouring out a bottle of water somebody left in our freezer at a party, this was '14, '15. It was sitting in the sink to thaw, and I just poured the water out and threw the bottle away, I didn't even think about it."

She pulled on the joint, and handed it back. He watched the paper turn black. "I didn't think about it at all. I think about it a lot now; I think about it all the time."

She tightened herself against him, and asked him who he thought was to blame.

"I dunno. The men who wrote up the bible, I guess. But that's old, it's meaningless." He toked. "I guess I blame Ted Cruz."

FRIDAY, JULY 3:

A new Florida law aimed at providing clarity regarding police body-cam videos just sort of makes things more murky. As if it matters. Keep filming, people, always.

SATURDAY, JULY 4:

The oldest tagged bald eagle in the country died after being hit by a car. I honestly can't think of anything more American.

A bunch of folks who don't mind being called bigots rallied around that big ol' Confederate flag that's flown next to I-75 in Tampa and pissed off non-bigoted commuters since 2008. They probably said something about heritage, and believe it, too.

A Seminole woman who was observed driving her SUV through a building while intoxicated turned out to be the person who lived there. So it's cool then, right? She's got this!

SUNDAY, JULY 5:

The Lightning signed Jeff Tambellini. I don't know what that means.

And finally, Texan Tommie Woodward reportedly said "fuck that alligator" before jumping into a body of water ringed by alligator warning signs, and being subsequently killed by an alligator. With all due respect to his family and friends, Tommie Woodward was a fuckin' moron. You don't have to pretend to respect the memory of the guy who jumped into the alligator-infested waters after saying "fuck that alligator."

Photo of alligator by Yareite via wikimedia commons.

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