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The Week In Horrible Writing: The New Republic's...
When I find an essay that appears to be intelligent political criticism yet turns out to be anti-intellectual crap with weird appeals to common sense you’d likely find in pseudo-intellectual conservative discourse in something like The Weekly Standard or The National Review, I’d bet I’m reading The New Republic. I want to quickly define a concept I use below to address an aspect...
List of US May Day Events from May Day United →
White Power 101: Why Obama Shouldn't Have Had to...
Goldie Taylor’s ‘Why Obama Shouldn’t Have Had to ‘Show His Papers’” @ thegrio.com Taylor reading her editorial on last night’s Rachel Maddow: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
I came to the conclusion … that No Child Left Behind has turned into a timetable...– Diane Ravitch, the former assistant Secretary for Education, explains why she changed her mind on No Child Left Behind. (via nprfreshair)
IN SOLIDARITY: UNIDOS takes over Tucson Unified...
(you should reblog this and spread the news. give these kids some support.) “Our education is under attack. What do we do? Fight back.” Watch these amazing students stand up for their rights. Write to the Tucson Unified School District :: You can watch the video and learn about the concerns students have. Maybe you can let the TUSD know what you think about it. Perfect time to...
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Workers Memorial Day (April 28, 2011)
Workers Memorial Day was developed by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in 1984. The first day of remembrance was on April 28, 1985.
Handling the Westboro Lunatic Fringe
I should note that I do not in any way endorse the right-wing site I’m linking to within this post. I loathe it and find the discourse on it about politics both useless and crass. I do like what the Brandon folks did to the Westboro nuts. On the other hand, I worry that these Mississippians would do the same thing to me and my lefty friends if we were to show up. This time they went after...
The Low Hanging Fruit
I have to post this. How Pat Buchanan is permitted on TV is beyond me. Arch-Racist: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
Congressional Progressive Caucus : CPC In the News... →
gonzodave: Paul Krugman: The Progressive Budget Alternative 04/25/11 (Source: The New York Times) I’ve been remiss in not calling attention to the budget proposal from the Congressional Progressive Caucus. It’s not going to happen — but then neither is the Ryan plan. And unlike the Ryan plan, it actually makes sense. The CPC plan essentially balances the budget through higher taxes and ...
Great Moments in White Power: Dan White's Verdict...
While the famous instance of the Twinkie defense is urban legend, Dan White’s trial is an infamous example of the white power structure and how it functions. With all the facts about the case widely known, it’s hard to understand how the jury could find White guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter. He served only 5 years in San Quentin before being released on a year’s probation. ...
Poly Styrene, RIP
Poly Styrene has died at the age of 53, according to reports. The singer-songwriter, whose real name was Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, revealed earlier this year that she had undergone treatment for breast cancer. Long-time friend Symond Lawes confirmed on Poly’s Facebook page: “I just spoke to her mother and its very true, she passed away quietly last night, her mother and daughter...
dagLists: soon to be posted
1) Three more posts on “Testing, Testing”. Next one, tomorrow. Soon. 2) On Teacher Merit-Pay. 3) More on libertarians and their warped sense of liberty in service of capitalism. Working on Mises and Hayek, as with the last posts.
Continental v Analytic Philosophy: The Market in...
I may not be a professional philosopher—I’m writing my dissertation in English. (I’ve been ABD now for a bit longer than expected while I live in Korea.) I only gots me a Philosophy BA. Philosophy is very important to me and my work as a writer. But what I dig in my writing and others’ works is a mixture of the two genres and would need to be called something like Analytic...
Stupid Ideas People Like to Support: Teacher Merit...
Filmspotting: Character Actor Hall of Fame →
Filmspotting is a great film podcast. From the episode featuring an interview with character actor Michael Rooker. Love it.
Crazy Idiot Who Reasonable People Love to Like May...
Looks like Ron Paul is going to run for President. I can’t wait. My inbox will once again be inundated with forwards about how cool he is from people who should know better.
Seeing Red: Franklin Graham & Christine Amanpour,...
Apparently, folks find Graham’s recent interview with Christine Amanpour funny. I’m wondering what Amanpour was thinking giving him the spotlight, throwing him softballs, and only mildly suggesting he’s full of shit—why she’d treat him with dignity and respect, is anyone’s guess. (I know: sensational garbage is good for ratings.) Graham has been in the news...
Good Ideas: Neutering Conservative Men.
from Political Correction: Speaking before a group of conservative women last week, Rep. Allen West (R-FL), the firebrand freshman lawmaker known mostly for his hateful (and often illogical) rhetoric, accused Planned Parenthood and other women’s groups not aligned with his brand of conservatism of making the country weaker, growing the debt, and, “neutering American men.”
The Corporate State Wins Again
Check out Chris Hedge’s new essay on Truthout. Excellent critique. The Cold War also bequeathed to us the species of the neoliberal. The neoliberal enthusiastically embraces “national security” as the highest good. The neoliberal—composed of the gullible and cynical careerists—parrots back the mantra of endless war and corporate capitalism as an inevitable form of human progress....
IT TAKES TWO THINGS to make a political lie work:... →
motherjones: Historian Rick Perlstein (of Nixonland fame) wrote the cover story for our May/June issue. You really should just check it out right now.
Virtual Anarchy: obama's College Classmate Speaks... →
Tumblr’s #politics is daily half-stuffed with right wing and libertarian conspiracy bullshit, that’s how a blog of nonsense like VirtualAnarchy makes the cut. jonathan-cunningham: virtualanarchy: By Wayne Allyn Root Barack Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to...
I support Neil Lennon.
Rangers fans once again illustrate that they are childish bigots by calling the police to report Neil Lennon gesturing after a match full of taunts from the fans that he doesn’t have to silently accept their abuse. I fully support Lennon’s public protest. Bigots want their targets to remain silent. Speaking back to that grotesque and immoral power is a good thing. Of course, you...
Grady Warren, Angry White Man, Presidential...
You can’t educate a right-wing jackass like Grady Warren. What we do in a free society is ignore him and make sure he doesn’t hurt anyone. (And he does like to hurt things.) He can make his videos near his favorite bodies of water; we can go about our daily lives not giving a shit about his stupid ideas. Or, we could do what the GOP does and cater to the asshole and his friends....
The Plot Thickens
A lot of people sharing the story (below) about Michigan State Sen Bruce Casswell (Republican, of course,) making an ass out of himself. All the oh-my-god-did-he-really-just-say-thats aside we might want to look at this a little closer and recognize that his ideas fit into the continuum of popular conservative culture and its argument that big government is ruining good things like charity and...
The Racist Right
You’re a fool if you think this birther bullshit is not about race. LO AND BEHOLD, the establishment evangelical right wing is considering jumping on the Trump bandwagon. It’s an Easter miracle! What is it about our society that permits the frothy white scum to rise to the top?
Might want to ask why the Congressional...
The People’s Budget. Read it. The budget debate is much more complex than is being represented. In addition, right wing politicians are facing vocal and consistent protest for supporting Ryan’s proposal in their home districts. Check out the videos on You Tube.
dagLists: Books You Should Have Read
This week: Richard Wright’s 12 Million Black Voices: A Folk History of the Negro in the United States. While listening to Isabel Wilkerson’s interview about her book on The Great Migration, I thought about Wright’s amazing book and the manifesto. I love the book. It’s one of those books you never hear about yet should. Check it out.
Douchebags: John Ensign Finally Resigns.
From hisself-righteous letter of res: “It is with tremendous sadness that I officially hand over the Senate seat that I have held for eleven years,” said Ensign. “The turbulence of these last few years is greatly surpassed by the incredible privilege that I feel to have been entrusted to serve the people of Nevada. I can honestly say that being a United States Senator...