Monthly Archives: January 2008

“Top Al Qaeda Commander” Reportedly Bites The Dust. Again. Yawn.

by matttbastard Number three with a bullet for (at least) the seventh time. Sheesh–being promoted to Al Qaeda’s 3rd in command is like wearing a red shirt on the original Star Trek. But, in an interesting plot twist, the usual … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, air strikes, al qaeda, Bin Laden, blah blah blah, bullshit, CIA, conspiracy theories, counterinsurgency, counterterror, disinformation, foreign policy, military, Pakistan, politics, PR, propaganda, stupidity, US, video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Random Thought While Watching The Reagan Library Debate

by matttbastard Am I the only one who wants to gouge his eyes out with knitting needles whenever John McCain says “I’m going to give you a little straight talk” before launching into a pander-iffic applause line? Related: Matt Welch … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, blah blah blah, classic fucktardery, democracy, election, GOP, government, media, MSM, political science, politics, rhetoric, right-wing, stupidity, US | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

John Edwards Drops Out

by matttbastard (Originally uploaded by by John Edwards 2008) Earlier today, Jonathan Cohn posted a moving eulogy for the Edwards campaign over at The Plank (while New Democrat dipshit Ed Kilgore subsequently took the opportunity to dance a merry jig … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, class, culture war, democracy, Democrats, diversity, Edwards, election, gender, identity, policy, politics, race, racial issues, US | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Hump Day Music Spotlight: I Ain’t Never Scared

by matttbastard Claude VonStroke – Who’s Afraid of Detroit? (dirtybird) h/t Get Weird Turn Pro Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

Posted in Hump Day Music Spotlight, music, video | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Compare and Contrast: Defining ‘Success’

by matttbastard While the enemy is still dangerous and more work remains, the American and Iraqi surges have achieved results few of us could have imagined just one year ago. (Applause.) When we met last year, many said that containing … Continue reading

Posted in 'surge', 2008, al qaeda, Bin Laden, blah blah blah, bullshit, Bush, classic fucktardery, counterinsurgency, defence policy, disinformation, ethics, failed state, Iraq, Lebanon, occupation, PR, security, state terror, US | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Psst–Toni Morrison Was Being Ironic*

by matttbastard Shorter NY Times: “A couple of black people standing in front of a building in Harlem are still down with Bubba!” h/t Racialicious *Ok, read the “first black president” line in context, then check out Sherrilyn Ifill, Elizabeth … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, Clinton, election, media, MSM, Obama, politics, POTUS, race, racial issues, US | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Landmark Victory For Reproductive Liberty

by matttbastard On January 28th, 1988, the Supreme Court of Canada tendered a watershed decision in the case of R. v. Morgentaler, rendering Canada’s restrictive abortion law null and void. Judy Rebick recalls the moment she received word that the … Continue reading

Posted in abortion, anti-choice, civil liberties, culture war, Feminism, feminista, gender, history, human rights, law, misogyny, reproductive freedom, society, video, Women, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Still Waiting For The Punchline

by matttbastard Ok, I’m not even going to try and construct a clever one-liner; just go to ACR, read, and try to remember: racism is, like, so 20th century–except in the Hamptons, where they apparently never received the post-everything memo. … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, blah blah blah, classic fucktardery, discrimination, disinformation, media, Obama, POC, politics, POTUS, privilege, race, racism, WTF?! | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Quote of the Day: The Original “Special Interest Group”

by matttbastard dnA droppin’ science: Accusing others of voting their race or gender when historically, no one has done that more than white men–is just a backhanded way of questioning the qualifications of any woman or person of color who … Continue reading

Posted in 2008, Clinton, election, friends, gender, identity, Obama, politics, privilege, race, US | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Empty Set

by matttbastard On the road till Sunday night; expect sporadic/minimal blogging. Until then, enjoy the choonz and check out Birth Pangs up-to-the-minute coverage of yesterday’s terrorist threat against Henry Morgentaler. Yeah, what’s a 20th anniversary celebration without the requisite retro … Continue reading

Posted in abortion, anti-choice, Blogging Change, Canada, friends, human rights, music, Progressive Bloggers, reproductive freedom, right-wing, terror, video, Women, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment