Monthly Archives: November 2009

Keeping Things in Perspective

by matttbastard Remember: Torture (and Afghanistan in toto) isn’t about ‘us’, it’s about ‘them’: “What disturbs me most – this story is all about Canada and Canada’s moral authority on the international stage and about which minister will have to … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin, Fauxpulism, and Right-Wing Identity Politics

by matttbastard (Image: Tacoma Urbanist, Flickr) Sarah Palin is back — and, seemingly, everywhere, as she launches a book tour (and, perhaps, a run at the White House in 2012). Max Blumenthal: In a Republican Party hoping to rebound in 2010 … Continue reading

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In (Post) Soviet Russia, Putin Battles YOU.

by matttbastard Sometimes even snark is superfluous. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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Shooting Themselves in the Foot

by matttbastard Yesterday, the office of Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan released the following statement, explaining why the Harpercons were blocking the release of a Canada Firearms Centre (CAFC) performance report on the Long Gun Registry: “Canadians don’t need … Continue reading

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Long Gun Registry Going Down? Happy Anniversary From Canada’s 40th Parliament.

by matttbastard Shorter 164 members of Parliament to the 14 victims of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre (and, by extension, every woman in Canada): Drop dead. Again. Via Devin Johnston, Dennis Gruending connects the blood-red dots that weave together antipathy … Continue reading

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Glibertarian Follies in ME

by matttbastard So. Maine puts marriage equality and access to medicinal marijuana up for referendum. Guess which one ends up getting tread on by a big ol’ homophobic bus? Yup. As usual, Adam Serwer nails it: It never ceases to … Continue reading

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NY-23′s Mission Accomplished Moment: Thanks For Coming Out, Kids

by matttbastard Ban-happy GOP purity gatekeeper Eric Erickson struggles with maintaining his already tenuous hold on reality as he gamely attempts to squeeze broken eggshells into lemonade (or something): The race has now been called for Democrat Bill Owens. This is a huge win … Continue reading

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