Monthly Archives: December 2008

Gaza: The Bottom Line

by matttbastard Contra collective punishment apologist Alan Dershowitz (who, with his post-9/11 embrace of “torture warrants”, has long forfeited any moral authority he may have once possessed), Chris Hedges starkly charts the ethical and practical landscape where Israel’s ongoing assault … Continue reading

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Zbigniew Brzezinski Pwns Joe Scarborough

by matttbastard Overheard from the green room following the show: “Dad, you always do this!” h/t Liss by way of TPM Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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‘Magic Negro’ Cost/Benefit Analysis

by matttbastard The other day, Howard Weaver sent out the following precient (if pithy) observation via tweet: Politico sure seems to be ground zero for inside-the-beltway conventional wisdom. Mhm, someone got a fresh new pair of cute Captain Obvious underpants … Continue reading

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There Goes the Neighbourhood

by matttbastard The New York Times: Israel’s military operation in Gaza is aimed primarily at forcing Hamas to end its rocket barrages and military buildup. But it has another goal as well: to expunge the ghost of its flawed 2006 … Continue reading

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Half Full!

by matttbastard Now here is some Gaza blowback that one has to consider to be positive (that is, if one is an oil company executive or heavily invested in commodities). Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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PSA: A call for action on trans rights in Tennessee

by matttbastard Via The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition: For Immediate Release: Dated December 27, 2008 Another Transgender Woman Shot in Memphis On Christmas Eve, a Memphis television station reported the shooting of Leeneshia Edwards in Memphis. She becomes the third … Continue reading

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I Think We Have An Emergency

by matttbastard (Flickr, all rights reserved) Shorter Tzipi Livni: “I don’t care how much it costs — find me the person who  salvaged Brit Brit’s image and get them on the payroll ASAP!” Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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Putting a Bullet in the Head of the Charitable Holiday Spirit

by matttbastard Wacker rhymes haven’t been spit since Homer dropped the Mr. Plow Rap (“Promise us you’ll never do that again!”) h/t Kevin K. by way of Sully Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving

by matttbastard Elrod @ TMV on one of the other racist songs on that CD that Chip Saltsman handed out to the RNC, The Star-Spanglish Banner: Did the GOP learn nothing by baiting Latinos the last few years? Is the … Continue reading

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The RNC’s Vaudeville Routine

by matttbastard Recognizing that the best defense is a good (straw-filled) offense, embattled RNC candidate Chip Saltsman fires back in time-honoured Republican fashion: “Liberal Democrats and their allies in the media didn’t utter a word about David Ehrenstein’s irresponsible column … Continue reading

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