Monthly Archives: July 2008

Ego and Ambition: Privileges That Only White Men Are Allowed To Enjoy (Even the Liberal Edition)

by matttbastard Shorter Dana Milbank: “Uppity. N*gger.” For fuck’s sake, Dana–stop wasting our time (and Katherine Graham’s money), cut the crap and just say what you really fucking mean (and, um, next time, try to get your facts straight, asshole). … Continue reading

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More on the Representation of White Perfection

by matttbastard professor what if has posted part two of the series Consuming Whiteness, which, as noted in the first installment, sets out to explore the all-encompassing notion “that whiteness (in food, bodies, clothing, etc) is ideal”: Despite the fact … Continue reading

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Memo to CNN

by matttbastard When embarking on a Landmark Multimedia Event™ called ‘Black in America’, it’s best not to risk your black-people-love-us-cred by, er, credulously citing avowed racists as experts on teh Negroes.  Just a thought. Next up on CNN’s 2008 Ethnic … Continue reading

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PSA: Canadian Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day Events

by matttbastard Via Canadian Peace Alliance: There are 8 cities planning events for Hiroshima/Nagasaki Days this week. Please check the listings and join events calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons worldwide. Any new event postings can be sent to … Continue reading

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China’s Olympics Best-Case Scenario – James Miles

by matttbastard China correspondent for The Economist James Miles outlines what would be the best possible scenario for China during the 2008 summer Olympics. Related: Kerry Brown on China, the Olympics and ‘the globalisation of sentiment’; Amnesty International report: People’s … Continue reading

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A Father’s Right to Make Shit Up

by matttbastard Via Jill @ Feministe, the following trailer absolutely screams ‘coming to a church basement near you’: The William Fain Productions website has more on the motivations behind this, um, fact-esque-based project (straight outta Dickson, TN, aka Hollywood South, … Continue reading

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Ego and Ambition: Privileges That Only White Men Are Allowed To Enjoy (Pajama Pissing Edition)

by matttbastard Shorter Rick “best surname EVAR” Moran: “Uppity. N*gger.” The real number one thing about Barack Obama that apparently creeps out Rick Moran? Obama’s black. For fuck’s sake, Rick–stop wasting our time (and the beer money Roger L. Simon … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: With Eyes Wide Open

by matttbastard I know that we use media to anaesthetize our selves from the daily strain of this mortal coil however, a release should not be achieved by watching or listening to someone else be degraded.  The media is not … Continue reading

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On Misogyny, Racism, and the US MSM

by matttbastard MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said, in the course of covering the Obama candidacy, and I’m paraphrasing, ” He (Barack Obama) brings none of the ‘ bad stuff’, you know?” By ‘Bad Stuff’, he meant the legacy of enslaving Africans … Continue reading

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PSA: Day of Blogs 2008

by matttbastard Cara of The Curvature and Feministe is participating in today’s Day of Blogs blogathon. RAINN is the very worthy organization that is benefiting from her tireless efforts.  Go check it out–Cara will be updating every 30 minutes until … Continue reading

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