Monthly Archives: September 2007

On Innocent ‘Pranks’

by matttbastard Brother Peacemaker: ‘Nooses Are More Than Just Pranks‘. Bookmark for Koufax season. (They are going to happen this year, right?) h/t The Thin Black Duke (get well soon – and thanks for the skate down memory lane). Related: … Continue reading

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Feeling the vibe.

by boomgate Last weekend I trotted on on down to the High Vibes Festivals. High Vibes is a street festival that takes part in the main street of Northcote, High Street. Northcote was for a long time a working-class suburb … Continue reading

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Late Night Logic: Too Little, Too Late

by matttbastard x-posted @ Comments From Left Field Gah. 4 quick, funky joints before bed. Apologies for the lateness of the hour; damn socializing got in the way of blogging this evening. Krafty Kuts – Bass Phenomenon Bassnectar – Bomb … Continue reading

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Jena 6 Update: On Good Samaritans And What Happens Next

by matttbastard x-posted @ Comments From Left Field Was wondering who actually posted the bond to get Mychal Bell out of jail; figured it would have been Al or Jesse finally taking heed of Earl Ofari Hutchinson’s words of wisdom … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished

by matttbastard Via Lenin, after working so goddamn hard at re-branding our international image, we’ve finally hit the big time: Shouts of “Death to Canada!” were heard among the clamour yesterday on the main highway west of Kandahar city, as … Continue reading

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PSA: Solidarity With Novamed Workers

by matttbastard Brussels, 27 September 2007: The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) condemned the violation of the rights of women workers in Antalya Free Trade Zone in Turkey. The Presidents of the Women’s Committees … Continue reading

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One Inconvenient Truth About Michael Medved: He’s An Imbecile

by matttbastard x-posted @ Comments From Left Field The title says it all: “Six inconvenient truths about the U.S. and slavery“. Yes, it’s exactly what you think it is, a revisionist ‘essay’ on slavery – and yes, it’s as bad … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: ‘You Can’t Make This Sh*t Up’ Edition

by matttbastard x-posted @ Comments From Left Field elle, Kevin and Carmen D. (and countless others, I’m sure) all beat me to this: [LaSalle Parish DA Reed] Walters credited the prayers of people in this small central Louisiana town with … Continue reading

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Journamalism At Its Finest

by matttbastard x-posted @ Comments From Left Field Newsflash: nuclear PR shill Patrick Moore (Co-founder of Greenpeace™!) is a “popular environmentalist” the same way David Horowitz is a “staunch Marxist” or Joe Lieberman a “partisan Democrat.” Which is to say, … Continue reading

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Jena Miscellania (Stay Up Forever Edition)

by matttbastard x-posted @ Comments From Left Field Having trouble collecting my thoughts. The sleep deficit I’ve been racking up the past week has rendered me cognitively insolvent. So, just a few quick Jena links, followed by some vids (and … Continue reading

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