Carlson Doth Protest WAY Too Much

by matttbastard

Yep – nothing says ‘teh funny’ (and ‘teh masculine’) like bashing a fag’s skull against a bathroom stall. Alright, we get the point Tucker. You’re so not gay; you’re apparently an unindicted (and unrepentant) violent hate criminal.

(Also, take your long-past-the-best-before-date Clenis™ non-sequiturs and shove ’em right up your oh-so-hetero ass, you ex-bow-tie-wearing fuckwad.)

Via TAPPED (with LOTS more @ Memeorandum).

Update: Pam Spaulding points to the following asscovering clarification statement Carlson’s camp sent to Media Matters today:

Let me be clear about an incident I referred to on MSNBC last night: In the mid-1980s, while I was a high school student, a man physically grabbed me in a men’s room in Washington, DC. I yelled, pulled away from him and ran out of the room. Twenty-five minutes later, a friend of mine and I returned to the men’s room. The man was still there, presumably waiting to do to someone else what he had done to me. My friend and I seized the man and held him until a security guard arrived. Several bloggers have characterized this is a sort of gay bashing. That’s absurd, and an insult to anybody who has fought back against an unsolicited sexual attack. I wasn’t angry with the man because he was gay. I was angry because he assaulted me.

Once again:

“I went back with someone I knew and grabbed the guy by the — you know, and grabbed him, and … hit him against the stall with his head, actually.

We report, you decide (yeah, yeah it was on MSNBC – same difference, lately.)

Update 2 (related): ‘GOP’ is to ‘hypocrisy’ as ‘Pope’ is to ‘Catholic’.

Update 08.30 (related): David Ehrenstein on ‘I’m-not-gays’ and the ‘Tearoom Trade’.
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Smoking Guns & Mushroom Clouds, Take Two

by matttbastard

Here we go again:

US President George W. Bush branded the Islamic Republic “the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism,” citing its backing of Hamas, Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Shiite fighters killing US troops in Iraq.

“And Iran’s active pursuit of technology that could lead to nuclear weapons threatens to put a region already known for instability and violence under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust,” he told the American Legion veterans group.

Larisa nails it: “Welcome to the next new war.”

More from Kyle, Larry Johnson and Shakes.

Related – Study: US preparing ‘massive’ military attack against Iran; Will Bunch says the foundation for an attack has been laid and Congress is preemptively marginalized.

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PSA: Solidarity with Unison

by matttbastard

via Eric Lee @ LabourStart:

This week’s message is going to be very brief and to the point.

Workers employed in care homes in north London (UK) have been told by their employer — a private company called Fremantle — that their wages are being cut by 30%, their hours are being increased, their sick pay will be a thing of the past, and their pensions are being reduced.

Their union, Unison, is calling for an international campaign of support for those workers.

I actually live in north London, so this campaign is taking place in my own neighborhood.

If you live in the UK, you should be concerned that privatized care homes are treating their workers this way. If you live anywhere in the world and work in the public sector, you should be concerned because this could happen to you next.
It will take you only a few seconds to fill in your name and email address and to send a strong message to the chief executive of Fremantle. If we all take the time to do this, we can flood her inbox today with thousands of messages from all over the world — and we can turn this around.

I know that I can count on you.

Please visit our campaign page now. And please do pass this message on. Thanks.

Eric Lee

More from the Barnet UNISON Blog here and here.

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