Thursday, March 3, 2016
Revisiting the Salem Witch Trials: Welcome to the Amazon.com For Baby Body Parts
A helpful reminder the GOP's deranged war on women's health lumbers on: This week saw not just SCOTUS hearing arguments on Texas' egregious anti-choice law - one of hundreds nationwide - but the first session of a "Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives" where House members rabidly, stubbornly conjured up Mengele, Tuskegee and Amazon.com to condemn Planned Parenthood's "selling baby body parts,” EXCEPT IT STILL DOESN'T. Your tax dollars at work.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
You're Scum, Your Time Will Come: Trump Supporters Shove Out Young Black Protester In This, Your Country In 2016
Apologies to those understandably all Trumped out. But sweet Mother of God: At a snarling, invective-laden "rally" in Louisville, a mob of Trump supporters - following The Donald's vicious lead - forced a black college student out of the building while calling her "nigger" and "cunt" as she passed. The brave charge was led by a white supremacist known as "The Little Führer” who argues "White Americans (must) either push back or be pushed down." This is what the GOP has wrought.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
It's A Perfect Car: Pranking VW
In a slick protest and righteous reminder of VW's Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal, a British activist and comedian just sabotaged a VW presentation of its new electric Up! cars at the Geneva Motor Show, ambling on stage in VW-branded overalls to "install" a "cheat box" to "fix" the car, assuring the audience, "It's okay as long as no one finds out.” His point: It's not, and they did.
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Monday, February 29, 2016
Make Donald Drumpf Again
Because we thankfully still have comics doing the work journalists and pols often fail to do, John Oliver just destroyed The Donald in a blistering diatribe that declares the racist buffoon not just a “litigious serial liar, bullshit artist and baby with evil, smaller fingers,” but the scion of a family whose inglorious name started as "Drumpf," the "sound produced when a morbidly obese pigeon flies into the window of a foreclosed Old Navy.” Make Donald Drumpf Again, and God Bless Oliver.
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Friday, February 26, 2016
As Long As the Grass Shall Grow: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears
Marking what would have been the great Johnny Cash's 84th birthday and this month's airing of a new documentary, a look at the seminal, little-known story of Cash's 1964 album "Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian," the censorship battle he fought on behalf of native people, and his decades-long devotion to anti-war and human rights causes. A man "hungry for depth and truth," he persistently blasted a fearful music industry by asking, "Where are your guts?"
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Thursday, February 25, 2016
So Which Clinton Is It Today: Rebel Girl or Super Predator?
Keeping up her deft shape-shifting, Hillary Clinton just faced both copyright and credibility challenges for a video touting her as a radical riot grrrl, and a quietly powerful BLM protest for once calling black youths "superpredators (who) must be brought to heel." Her stunningly dismissive response - "Okay, back to the issues" - was no surprise to skeptics so weary of her flavor-of-the-day positions they've created the apt hashtag #WhichHillary.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
It's Official: The Donald Loves the Poorly Educated, Also the White Supremacists, the Morons and the KKK, and They Love Him Too
More WTF news: Dreadful person Donald Trump is "winning, winning, winning" - cue gloating leer - most recently in Nevada, where the Klan (or trolls dressed like them) came out to support him, and he celebrated by proudly declaring he loves him "the poorly educated." Then white supremacists released new robocalls urging Americans to vote for Trump, "not a Cuban...The white race is dying out (because) we are afraid to be called racist, but Donald Trump is not afraid.” Nope, he's not. But we are.
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Apartheid Is Great: Whatever It Takes To Secure Our Profits
To help launch Israeli Apartheid Week 2016 in the U.K., activists with London Palestine Action just plastered hundreds of truth-telling "subvertisements" in subway trains holding millions of passengers to highlight the U.K.'s rarely discussed military and media support of Israel, from British-funded prisons to arms trade to demolitions as collective punishment. Zionist officials proclaimed the posters "awful smears"; others said they simply show awful Palestinian reality.
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Monday, February 22, 2016
On The Perfect Sodomite Land Grab
Oh sweet justice. So it is that Harlem's ATLAH Church, run by the hateful homophobic Rev. James "Jesus Would Stone Homos" Manning - who argues Starbucks puts sodomite semen in its latte and Obama is a Taliban-trained son of Satan who's unleashed sodomite demons on the world - is facing foreclosure for unpaid taxes. Hoping to buy it is the nearby Ali Forney Center, serving homeless LGBT youth. Because karma's a bitch.
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Friday, February 19, 2016
Albert Will Be Free
After 43 years in prison, most in solitary - for what the state said was a guard's murder he consistently vowed he didn't commit, and for what he and worldwide supporters said was his Black Panther activism - Albert Woodfox has been freed. The last of the Angola Three and a tragic symbol of what Amnesty International called "the cruelty inflicted by the prison system at its most extreme," Woodfox had his conviction overturned three times before walking free Friday on his 69th birthday.
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