Tag Archives: nativism

Facts vs. Narrative, Utoya Edition

by matttbastard Norwegian journalist Magnus Nome was in the good ol’ US of A when self-styled counterjihadist crusader  Anders Breivik decided to escalate his murderous fantasies about Eurabian conquest from Outer Wingnuttia into the real world.  Thankfully, CNN, Fox News … Continue reading

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Rima Fakih’s Trojan Bikini

by matttbastard Sometimes it takes well over a thousand words to highlight the absurdity of the viral xenophobia that periodically sweeps over the more Islamophobic denziens of Outer Wingnuttia. This time it would (at first) appear that a mere picture will suffice: Of course, as Echidne … Continue reading

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Fox News: Stayin’ KKKlassy After All These Years

by matttbastard Wow. So, um, THAT’S what Brian KKKilmeade is like when he’s not flouncing off the Fox & Friends set. (“Other species?”  Buh?!) h/t Patti Digh (via  The War Room) Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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Truthiness and National Priorities

by matttbastard 533,000 US jobs lost in November, raising the unemployment rate to 6.7%. And they’re still fucking talking about that oft-debunked conspiracy theory regarding Obama’s citizenship. We are so fucked. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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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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Birdwatching.

by matttbastard (Photo: Joeff Davis, Creative Loafing) Jonathan Stein, responding to a disturbing AP report on the hundreds of hate crimes that have reportedly occurred since Obama’s election victory, seems genuinely perplexed by the racist sentiment being expressed in some … Continue reading

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matttbastard at Muslimah Media Watch

by matttbastard My thanks to the fine folks at Muslimah Media Watch for crossposting my post on Faiza M: Muslimah Media Watch is a forum where we, as Muslim women, can critique how our images appear in the media and … 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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“The only reason to call that…a ‘demographic winter’ is if you’re overly focused on which babies are being born.”

by matttbastard Kathryn Joyce on anti-choicers, European xenophobia, and the “The Demographic Winter”. More here and here. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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More on the Demographic Winter

by matttbastard Fern in comments: Well, it’s sad to see this creeping into Europe, but there’s always been a strong streak of racism among the fetus fetishists in North America: ‘Too many of Them and not enough of Us are … Continue reading

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