Speech of the Day: Killer Mike Gets Emotional at Show After Ferguson News

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Warning:This video contains strong language.

After learning about the grand jury's announcement Monday in Ferguson, Run the Jewels rapper Killer Mike delivered a very powerful speech to the crowd at his show in St. Louis.

He paid tribute to both the peaceful protesters and "those who could not hold their anger in," adding that "riots are only the language of the unheard."

The rapper talked about race and poverty, choking up about the news which he says he expected.

"I have a twenty-year-old son and a twelve-year-old son and I am so afraid for them," he said.

This summer, Killer Mike also wrote an op-ed on the incident for "Billboard," in which he stated "Whatever this country is willing to do to the least of us, it will one day do to us all."

Farewell of the Day

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In case anyone still cares about U.S. politics, Texas' longtime legislator and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul gave his farewell speech to Congress yesterday, as he prepares for retirement at the end of this year. Having spent 23 years of his life on the floor of the House of Representatives, the congressman had quite a bit of things to say and questions to raise (and rightfully so!) during his 48-minute long speech, the highlights of which have been summarized into a list article by The Atlantic. Some of the memorable questions included:

  • Why is the TSA permitted to abuse the rights of any American traveling by air?
  • Why haven't we given up on the drug war since it's an obvious failure and violates the people's rights?
  • Why does changing the party in power never change policy?
  • Why do so many in the government and the federal officials believe that creating money out of thin air creates wealth?
  • Why should anyone be surprised that Congress has no credibility, since there's such a disconnect between what politicians say and what they do?

Farewell of the Day is a feature series that serves as the sad news bearer of notable departures, disappearances and deaths.

Mic Check, Mic Check of the Day

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The YouTube band Schmoyoho wasted no time in creating this musical dub edition of Mitt Romney's concession speech from last night.