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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Saturday Night Blog Whoring

by matttbastard

Sock it to me one time, brethren–show me what you got. Love for y’all (and respect for teh Shakes).

AngryBlackBitch: Ain’t I a black woman? and This is your brain on privilege…

Birth Pangs: Nicaragua to Decriminalize Gay Sex — WTF?

Marginal Notes: Me, Myself and I

Jack and Jill Politics: Williams: Middle Class Blacks Are A Different Race and
NPR Presents Juan Williams Cherrypicking of Pew Poll Without Counterpoint

Improvisations: When a Woman is Gang Raped in the Happy Kingdom… (h/t brownfemipower)

Questioning Transphobia: Gender Reality Denied by Political Bias

Anti-Choice is Anti-Awesome: A 40th Post Treat

Renegade Evolution: The F Bomb.

Vox ex Machina: Racism and location

misscripchick: faith

Fetch Me My Axe: …and this emphatically does NOT make me giggle.

The Apostate: The Thin Little Brown Girl With Welts On Her Arms

Too Sense: They’re Still Controlling The Discourse

The Galloping Beaver: RCMP Believe Laws Are For Civilians and The RCMP Finally Speak Up

unrepentant old hippie: Tall dark and dead

A Creative Revolution: Control And Compliance: The Next Generation

The Newshoggers: Patriot Act abuse

Designated Protest Zone: Brings New Meaning to the Phrase “Lethal Warning”

Slant Truth: Guest Post from Donna Darko

Leftist Looney Lunchbox: Internalized sexism at least a hundred times more prevalent in women of color than internalized racism

Tiny Cat Pants: In Which I Admit to Giving Up on the Huffington Post

Scruffy Dan: Book publishers sues Staples because they have photocopy machines

Shiraz Socialist: Poseur who could write

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Slacker Friday: Half An Ass Is Better Than None

by matttbastard

Still recovering from a recent bout with the flu, so this week’s edition is even more slacker-iffic than usual. Hopefully by Monday I (and the rest of the bastard.logic crew) will have mitigated all overriding meatworld concerns enough to at least mail it in, as opposed to phoning it in (hell–forget half-assed telecom blogging; we’re talking two tin cans tied together with string here).

With that said, onward ho, dear readers!

  • As the FCC in the US considers loosening cross-ownership regulations that currently prevent companies from owning both print and broadcast media in a single market, Adbusters illustrates what we in Canada have known for several years: extreme media convergence stifles press freedom to the point of asphyxiation.
  • If you haven’t been reading Hope and Onions lately you’ve been missing out on some superlative citizen journalism. Godammitkitty has been burning the midnight oil all this week providing in depth coverage of current events like the Throne Speech and the Mukasey AG confirmation hearings (here, here here and here). Did I mention she’s doing all this hard goddamn work without getting paid? Take that, Glenn Greenwald.
  • Libby Spencer looks at a most creative direct action campaign directed against the ruling Burmese junta (no gussets, no peace!)
    Related
    : Even as Bush promises harsher sanctions against the junta, a recent PINR briefing shows that the US and EU are not the actors most relevant to Burma’s economic well being. Even China’s potential leverage has been overstated, according to the briefing, which advises that “the importance of trading partners within A.S.E.A.N. [Association of Southeast Asian Nations], especially Thailand, should not be overlooked.” But, as reported in the Times of India, “ASEAN will urge Myanmar’s military junta to end its bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters but it will “never” suspend the country from the regional grouping,” according to Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Alabar. (More from PINR on Burma here, here and here)
  • Last, but most certainly not least, as my intial contribution to Blogging For Radical Fun Day, a kickass selection of hawdcoar vids from the fine folks @ Underground Operations, guaranteed to get yr heads a-bangin’ and rumps a-shakin’ prior to the weekend (more to come later tonight, Tom — I promise):

Hostage Life – This Song Was Written By A Committee

Protest The Hero – Heretics And Killers

The Holly Springs Disaster – Up In Smoke

I Hate Sally – Hannah Hannah

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