Posts Tagged ‘AfPak’
by Nicholas Pell in Link Dumps
Scientology threatens Vanity Fair with a libel suit after VF publishes a story about Tom Cruise’s beauty pageant.
My money is actually on football as the major sport where an active player will come out first.
The Chinese government is stirring up race hate against the Japanese.
I really do think that this is what people like Romney think of the rest of us. In any event, his candidacy is effectively over. 2012 is now a “down ticket” year and the generational Democratic majority continues.
Afghanistan is going to look like Hanoi ’75 real soon.
Something that has gotten comparatively little coverage in the corporate media is Obama’s expansion of the War on Terror in general and operations in Yemen in particular. Ground troops are a significant escalation of Obama’s unmentioned war.
Just Plain Stupid
I don’t really get why I’m offended by this, but I am.
by Nicholas Pell in Link Dumps
Elizabeth Warren receives beaucoup bucks from Wall Street lawyers and the DSCC, the latter a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wall Street banksters.
It’s curious to ponder how Dems would react to a Republican lying about her ethnic heritage for personal gain. Elizabeth Warren is a charlatan and demagogue of the worst kind, exactly the type of vile creature that the Democratic Party’s increasing reliance upon identity politics creates.
Always worth a read, the WSWS cuts through the BS to the heart of issues, particularly with regard to the Democratic Party and “the left.” This article is no exception and a welcome breath of reality.
As a vegan, I obviously find this very troubling and sad. Without any intention of diminishing any person or group’s experience, I don’t understand why the world reacts to this differently than it would genocide.
The American government will continue to oversee prisons in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future. The atrocity stories should start trickling in any second now.
Remember when Barack Obama started an illegal war and liberals didn’t care? Well, it wasn’t as clean and surgical as the self-appointed PR men claimed, surprise of surprises.
The names of the war dead aren’t something I seek out, but I will always repost when I see them. My position isn’t some nationalist “respect for their service,” but a desire to humanize the perverse waste of this deeply unpopular 10-year war.
Proof that if you say “God commands it” you can get away with anything.
Pussy Riot’s conviction have emboldened the Russian ultra-right, who are now behaving in a decidedly fascistic manner.
Apple, America’s favorite toy maker, are working hand in glove with police departments on a device that would disable cameras during protests, etc., in any attempt to curtail police brutality footage.
The thousand monkeys in a room known as Bret Easton Ellis projects hard, calling David Foster Wallace “the most tedious, overrated, tortured, pretentious writer of my generation.” Harsh words about the dead from a man who wrote one good book almost 30 years ago.
Odds and Ends
Organic food is a marketing gimmick. Get over it, hippies.
Mostly wanted to post this to point out the absurdity of using -ist / -ism to explain and analyze everything. This is a paradigm that can literally be applied to everything from hair color to what kind of car you drive.
Add this to the long list of “toldyasos” I have clocked.