Category Archives: immigration

PSA: Support the Uniting American Families Act of 2009

by matttbastard Immigration Equality: Great News! Rep. Jerrold Nadler plans to reintroduce the Uniting American Families Act on Feb. 13! You can make the bill a success by convincing your Representative to support the bill from Day One. Reintroducing the … Continue reading

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Missouri State Senate Panel Report Blames Abortion For Influx of Undocumented Workers

by matttbastard UPDATE: My bad — this story is actually from 2006. Not to say that’s any comfort, since, as Ann notes in comments, both Tom DeLay and Mike Huckabee have since repeated the spurious claim that abortion causes illegal … Continue reading

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Citizenship and Submission

by matttbastard I’m having trouble reconciling the following with “Liberté, égalité, fraternité”: France has denied citizenship to a Moroccan woman who wears a burqa on the grounds that her “radical” practice of Islam is incompatible with basic French values such … Continue reading

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Do Open Borders Benefit All? – Viv Regan

by matttbastard Viv Regan, Assistant Director of WORLDwrite, on how open borders and freedom of movement benefit all members of a society. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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“To protect the privacy of the person stunned”

by matttbastard Alison at the Beav notes that the RCMP has stripped several key details from the Robert Dziekanski TASER™ report, recently obtained by The Canadian Press and CBC under the Access to Information Act: Missing from the RCMP report … Continue reading

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The Demographic Winter

by matttbastard The latest issue of The Nation features a disturbing cover story by Kathryn Joyce on how the American religious far-right is tapping nativist insecurity in Europe to take its made-in-the-USA anti-choice message global. A sample: The imminent demise … Continue reading

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Post-Race Era? My Black Ass.

by matttbastard West of the Fourth spotlights another winner* from the Best Canadian Blog of 2007. Grade-A material as always, including and especially the trademark oh-so-enlightened comments. Punctuation is apparently a self-indulgent liberal conceit. Background: The Toronto Star, Sun Media … Continue reading

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Bigmouth Strikes Again

by matttbastard Hey Moz–go stuff yer gob with the “I was misquoted” bollocks, mate. Listen to Billy re: the first rule of holes, k? You were caught on tape soul-kissing the spirit of Enoch Powell; drop the writs and embrace … Continue reading

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Hey Jean, Accomodate This!

by matttbastard What Impolitical said. (click image for more details on Charest’s loyalty pledge nonsense) Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

Posted in bigotry, bullshit, Canadian politics, civil rights, classic fucktardery, culture, discrimination, diversity, ethics, friends, human rights, immigration, nativism, politics, privilege, Progressive Bloggers, Quebec, race, racial issues, racism, rhetoric, right-wing, society, stupidity, WTF?!, xenophobia | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I-35: NAFTA Highway Cures Teh Ghey!!11

by matttbastard “Purity sieges,” Charismatic strip club raids and (now-former) “homosexuals” tripping on holy spirit acid (“FIRE!!!”). A-list material, that. Who needs The Daily Show when one still has The (always stranger than socialist fiction) 700 Club? More from Right … Continue reading

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