Quote of the Day: Blog Action Day 2008 Edition

by matttbastard

Deceit and manipulation has convinced that masses that social programs are too costly and any move toward *gasp* socialism would bankrupt the country/world economy. Yet if you look around after decades of rampant unfettered capitalism and corporate welfare the world economies are in collapse and governments are resorting to enormous amounts of socialist cash infusion into the banking industry to try to provide a solution to a world wide depression. No where near the amount of money spent on this fiasco could have provided decent housing, health care, eliminated, or vastly decreased, child poverty And proper regulations surrounding the treatment of workers and the expectations of corporations to keep jobs in Canada would have resulted in good jobs and plenty of cash influx into the economy. Yet instead we are told to tighten our belts while CEO’s reap obscene amounts of money even in a crashing economy.

– April Reign, 2008 Blog Action Day: Poverty

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Kick Ass Blogger in the Hizzouse

by matttbastard

Yeah, that’s right — Kev has declared it to be so, and, thus, it is so.

Here’s how it works:

Choose 5 bloggers that you feel are “Kick Ass Bloggers”
Let ‘em know in your post or via email, twitter or blog comments that they’ve received an award
Share the love and link back to both the person who awarded you and back to MammaDawg
Hop on back to the Kick Ass Blogger Club HQ to sign Mr. Linky then pass it on!

Anyway, as per the rules, here’s my list (by no means exclusive) of 5 bloggers who kick my ass:

  • Daisy – my favourite radical feminist revolutionary, Daisy is a self-described ‘old lady’ who used to party like a rock star (she still does, for all I know) and perfectly embodies the spirit of ass-kicking.
  • April Reign – the Fearless Leader of the Bread and Roses media empire, April is both a tireless ass-kicking activist and a notorious WordPress theme fetishist.
  • Purtek – eloquent, thought provoking and occasionally profane, Purtek makes Christianity cool.
  • The baby-eaters of Birth Pangs – yes, I realize the rules seem to indicate that individual bloggers are to be recognized for their booty-booting prowess. Well, rules were made to be broken, especially for tireless abortionist-enablers @ BP like fern hill, dBO and Co. who make such a powerful collective impact on so many posteriors
  • The ACR crew – and, since I’ve already bent the rules once, I would be remiss not to recognize the ass-kickers @ A Creative Revolution. Whether taking on the Canadian neocon establishment, founding and administrating the Canadian F-Word Blog Awards, or drinking their way through the best YouTube has to offer, Dr. Pale, Dr. Prole and Dr. Frank are, without qualification, kick ass bloggers.

So there you have it — 5 (ahem) bloggers who kick ass. For more ass-kicking awesomeness please feel free to check out the RSS feeds at the side and the world famous bastard.logic blogroll.

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A Short Break

by matttbastard

Hopefully very short. Have been quite ill the past two days, unable to eat nor drink anything. Suffice to say, reading and writing have been out of the question (to say nothing of any other activities requiring consciousness to complete).

Am confident that yours truly should be up to posting insubstantial snarky one-liners sometime tomorrow afternoon. Until then, read Godammitkitty, April Reign and brownfemipower. (Oh, and if my cobloggers wish to contribute…)

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Saturday Blogwhoring

by matttbastard

Dedicated to those who are trying to empty the ocean. Whether with teaspoons, shotglasses, or buckets, it counts.  Much love.

(Shakes deserves a new silverware set.)

Birth Pangs: The Sacred and the Profane and UPDATE: RealityWorld v. Lying Fetus Fetishists

Culture Kitchen: Global Warming: Nukes Are NOT the Answer

Racialicious: The Veil Does Not a Prison Make (h/t Kevin

A Creative Revolution: Throwing stones. and Sisters 

Slant Truth: The (Natural) Psychology of Gender Stereotypes, With no Attention Paid to PoC Whatsoever (Evo-psych makes me wanna smoke crack.  Blame my Nubian ancestry. Or the shape of my jaw. Or something.)

Orcinus: Huckabee’s 120 Days 

Creekside: Afghanistan – We are so-o-o-o-o past 3-D

Politics’n’Poetry: Tar Sands Time Out! and The Uranium-Backed War on Indigenous Peoples or Why Canada Did Not Support the UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples

Black Looks: It is women who are being raped  

unrepentant old hippie: Fetus Fetishists park Fetusmobile© at contractor’s home

pogge: They don’t really think Harper delegates, do they?

The Francis L. Holland Blog: Color-Aroused Decision Making Is Central to “Obama’s Fate” (Posted at MyDD) (h/t Tom)

AngryBlackBitch: Pander first…govern never… and The take away… 

Fetch me my axe: World AIDS day, belatedly

mnemosyne: rants, musings (& some link love) b4 the end of yr

Women of Color Blog: A small post (h/t b. medusa)

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Friday Blogwhoring

by matttbastard

Have been out of the loop, so this is largely a catch-up edition. Anyone who has any recommendations (whether of their own work or someone elses) feel free to join in the orgy via comments. As always, much love (and respect) to all.

(edit: I still heart–and respect–teh Shakes)

Vox ex Machina: Feminist blogosphere: Love it or leave it (h/t Kevin)

Women of Color Blog: teaching full frontal feminism

Black Amazon: I really tried.

Problem Chylde: A Quick Note

misscripchick: BA and BFP always get me going

Three-Toed Sloth: Last Words on Saletan (h/t Crooked Timber)

Prometheus 6: And by the way, Saletan never actually admitted to being a dick

Shark-fu @ Shakespeare’s Sister: Black and Missing

AngryBlackBitch: A worthy discussion that we need to stop dancing around Part I… and A worthy discussion that we need to stop dancing around Part II…

Birth Pangs: Not only do Sens suck, their ‘Better Halves’ support fetish fetishists and Sens still suck, but their fans are pretty nice

Politics ‘n’ Poetry: Canada Aglow for Dubya’s GNEP

April Reign: Our Glorious Dead

Hope and Onions: Postcards from the Toronto Vigil in memory of Robert Dziekanski

A Creative Revolution: You have to pay for your own expertise…Real or fake.

The Galloping Beaver: Nah! No conflict of interest there.

Zuky: Roundup — Fascism, Racism, Resistance (So much bloggy nourishment to digest over the weekend–thanks, Kai!)

unrepentant old hippie: More slogan co-opting

PoliTits: Stop Me Before I Blog Again (DCup, you get a big ol’ smooshy hug for posting a most awesome Weakerthans vid. Shall reciprocate in a li’l bit *smooshes*)

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Tuesday Blogwhoring

by matttbastard

This one goes out to my fellow bastard.logicians. Love.

(Melissa McEwan effin’ owns like Snorlax!)

Designated Protest Zone: Power, Privilege, and “Challenging Ourselves”

Intrapolitics: The Space Between Ethnocentrism and Race Supremacy (h/t Prometheus 6)

POGGE: On blood-drenched metaphors

thwap’s schoolyard: “Don’t Tase Me Bro” – Vancouver International Airport Edition

Shakesville: Killing Your Wife is the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself This Holiday Season

Hatewatch: FBI Releases Hate Crime Statistics

Culture Kitchen: Hate Crimes Rising in America

Birth Pangs: Be careful with my box! and Paternity Blues

Justice is a Woman with a Sword: Finally, an intelligent film with … um… bite?

The Newshoggers: Relative progress in Iraq

Feminist Peace Network: Unilever Ditches Self Esteem as a Marketing Concept in Favor of Good Ol’ Misogyny

Daisy’s Dead Air: Bob Jones and Billy Graham

Creekside: On cowardice

Too Sense: FBI Convicted Thousands On Faulty Evidence…Then Forgot To Tell Them

The Heathlander: Walled In

Feline Formal Shorts: Reactions

Zenpundit: Recommended Reading (update your bookmarks – the new digs look spiffy, Mark!)

Who Is IOZ? Aieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! She explained. (Yeah, that’s pretty much my feelings re: US presidential debates and Wolf Blitzer in a nutshell, too)

Politics ‘n’ Poetry: Nuclear Guardianship: We Need to Know

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Sunday Blogwhoring: Armistice Anxiety

by matttbastard

Desperately need a personal assistant to keep up with my rapidly expanding agenda. Rest assured I’d never be so intemperate an employer as the late Linda Stein, former manager of the Ramones, who was recently bludgeoned to death by her PA (Natavia don’t play that Naomi Campbell diva bullshit, y0!) Obviously, this is all wishful speculation on my part; before hiring anyone to manage my affairs I’d first need to secure an income stable enough to support myself financially, let alone an employee.

Love don’t pay the bills, y0–unless you own the publishing rights to Arthur Lee’s back catalogue.

(Seven and seven is Melissa McEwan.)

April Reign: An Open Letter to Dalton McGuinty

Birth Pangs: Conscience

The Silence of Our Friends: Drowning Maestro and Virgins, Whores, and the Sliding Scale of Our Humanity

Leftist Looney Lunchbox: How “protecting our women” hurts women

Women of Color Blog: Some Questions

mnemosyne: just fuckin’ stop it, ok

Rachel’s Tavern: I’ve Read More Sexist Comments From Black Men This Week Than I Have Read In the Past Year

Slant Truth: Michael Baisden Attacks Color of Change

Tristan’s Corner of the Web: Let’s get down to business

Andrew Padula @ All About Race: The Topsoil: Dog the Bounty Hunter

Jon Swift: Quit Doggin’ Dog the Bounty Hunter (FTW!)

skdadl @ POGGE: Welcome to our inexpensive and easily accessible soapbox

Too Sense: Norman Mailer Dies

Liberal Catnip: Sunday Food for Thought: Remembrance Day

willy be frantic @ A Creative Revolution: The 11th hour of the 11th day ….

Shakesville: The next time…

Questioning Transphobia: ENDA Discussion

nexy’s cocoon: more equal

TransAdvocate: What Next?

Obsidian Wings: ENDA Redux (With Free Gift!) and Oh, And One More Thing…

unrepentant old hippie: “It’s sickening.”

Far and Wide: Have Your Say (h/t 900ft Jesus)

Politics ‘n’ Poetry: Gender Equality : Canada slips from 14th to 18th place

Creekside: British Columbia : Nigeria North?

fetch me my axe: something tells me i shoulda stood in bed

Impolitical: For the independent party’s Schreiber review

Racialicious: Jezebel: Asian women are hot, smart, thin and tell you your skin is bad

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