Monthly Archives: April 2009

Swagga Like Us (Or, Why CNN Should Never Be Allowed To Come Within 100 Metres of a Story About ‘Black’ Issues)

by matttbastard You ever watch something so vicariously embarrassing, so painfully awkward that it almost gives you a full-body toothache? Yeah.  That. h/t @Humanity Critic (via HuffPo) Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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2009 F-Word Blog Awards: And the Winnahs Are…

by matttbastard Awesome: Sincere thanks to everyone who voted for yours truly in the Support Bro category. Is truly an honour. Also, heartfelt congrats to Antonia, Liss & Co. @ Shakesville, Beijing York,  Renee @ Womanist Musings, Anti-Choice is Anti-Awesome … Continue reading

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‘Somebody’s going to jail behind this stuff.’

by matttbastard Something to keep in mind, bottom-lined by former FBI special agent Ali Soufan: There was no actionable intelligence gained from using enhanced interrogation techniques on Abu Zubaydah that wasn’t, or couldn’t have been, gained from regular tactics. In … Continue reading

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Sec. Clinton 1, Rep. Christopher Smith (R-Douchebag) 0.

by matttbastard Oh, SNAP! h/t Impolitical (by way of Shakesville, which also has the transcript). Update: Antonia FTW: This is what happens when women get some power. The world becomes a better place. This. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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‘These people belong in a prison cell.’

by matttbastard Re: revelations in the newly released Senate Armed Services Committee report on US torture that the Bush admin began planning the program in 2001 and that torture was utilized to gin up a link between Iraq and al-Qaida, … Continue reading

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The Agony and the Ecstasy

by matttbastard Michael Ignatieff on CBC Radio One just a few moments ago: “I’m a centrist. A pragmatic centrist.” Come on, be honest, Iggy.  You’re a self-absorbed wanker who perpetually preens and postures, melodramatically agonizing over the moral implications of … Continue reading

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Nothing’s Shocking

by matttbastard Hey, remember the Scott Beauchamp teapot tempest? Well, reality (what with its inherent liberal bias) has provided an ironic (if tragic) coda to the tedious saga of manufactured wingnut outrage: A senior enlisted Army soldier was convicted on … Continue reading

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NY Times: 300 Afghan Women Protest ‘Rape Law’

by mattbastard This is probably the most inspiring and heroic thing I’ve read about in ages: The young women stepped off the bus and moved toward the protest march just beginning on the other side of the street when they … Continue reading

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Nuts to You

by matttbastard Jesse Taylor provides the ultimate breakdown of the teabagging phenomenon: It’s a group of fucknuts joining other groups of marginally related fucknuts to protest something or other, in a hugely fucknutty way.  The point of the Tea Party … Continue reading

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On Hard Decisions, Afghanistan, and Unshitting the Bed.

by matttbastard Pale just sent me this link, which has me right back to asking ‘what the fuck are we doing in Afghanistan again?’  Is it to promote civil society, install democracy and fight for women’s rights, as the Harpercons … Continue reading

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