Monthly Archives: June 2009

RIP Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson

by matttbastard The last two childhood icons who died in close proximity to each other were Johnny Cash and John Ritter, nearly 6 years past (yes, it really has been that long since the Man in Black went to meet … Continue reading

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Iran: Dreams Underfoot

by matttbastard (Image: sterno74, used under a Creative Commons licence) Following the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq, Tom Regan’s Terrorism and Security Briefing for the Christian Science Monitor became a must-read for anyone who wanted a daily general analysis … Continue reading

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PSA: Kansas NOW to Host Counter Demonstration against Reverend Patrick Mahoney’s Christian Defence Coalition

by matttbastard KS NOW press release: The Kansas National Organization for Women will counter-protest the “prayer vigil” organized by the Christian Defense Coalition and Operation Rescue on Saturday, June 20th outside of Women’s Health Care Services located at 5107 E. … Continue reading

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Read This Now: Liberal Follies

by matttbastard Thomas Walkom asks a question that’s been on the lips of many Canadians as Iggy and Steve thumb-wrestle over the reins of Parliament: “Who are these ludicrous Liberals? And what exactly is it that they want?” They say … Continue reading

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The Last Word on Sonia Sotomayor’s ‘Character Problem’

by matttbastard NPR: The subject of the Supreme Court nominee’s judicial temperament has so far been raised by just one senator, Lindsay Graham (R-SC). “There’s a character problem; there’s a temperament problem,” says Graham. Referring to the comments in the … Continue reading

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Green is the Colour of Freedom.

by matttbastard Now this: is a magnificent sight to start the day off with. Freewheeling coverage of the ongoing Iranian election fall out @ Twitter. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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On the DRC and Rape as a Weapon of War

by matttbastard François Grignon of the International Crisis Group on the ongoing rape epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where “[t]ens of thousands of women and children were raped in the region last year alone”: Panzi Hospital in … Continue reading

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Never Forget.

by matttbastard Yes, this: I am tired of a public debate that treats seriously the claim that pregnant women, mothers, and the people who support them are killers. I am tired of a debate that trivializes genocide by saying that … Continue reading

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Teh Pill Kills teh Baybees (and Jesus Sometimes Kills teh Brain Cells).

by matttbastard (image via Cara) Oh, right — today is “Protest the Pill Day”, aka, ‘Take Your Common Ground and Shove It Day’ (as Kate Harding put it) or, as I call it, ‘Anti-Choice Unmasking Day:’ This is the true … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Alive and Living Now

by matttbastard But let’s get one thing clear — being “pro-life” has absolutely nothing to do with compassion or saving the lives of babies or getting people to take responsibility for their actions. Instead, being “pro-life” has everything to do … Continue reading

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