All Further Articles for 2010-11-12

Friday, November 12, 2010
Say It Ain't So
Is Obama caving - again, already - on Bush tax cuts for the rich? A Petition here , a brief exasperated Krugman here .
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We Are Doomed: Awful People Doing Stupid Things for Dreadful Reasons
Bridalplasty , a surreal new reality show , features 12 brides-to-be competing for the plastic surgery of their warped dreams. The winner gets a wedding preceded by all the other plastic surgeries on her "wish list." At the altar, "Viewers will witness (the groom's) emotional and possibly shocked reaction" as he sees his "new" wife. The tagline: "The only show where the winner gets cut." Oh, America. "Anyone emotionally unstable enough to desire that much plastic surgery needs Botox for the soul. They should be giving out therapy instead of nose jobs."
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Second-Class Marriage
A new video from California's NoH8 campaign in which celebrities call out bullying of gay youth and government policies that encourage it. Highly visible is Cindy McCain telling off her husband, who opposes repealing DADT. "Our government treats LGBT people like second class citizens."
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A Question of Legitimacy
Arguing the need for "an alternative narrative," activists disrupted a speech by Israeli P.M. Netanyahu at an increasingly hostile Jewish Federation General Assembly in New Orleans, part of the launching of a new project by Jewish Voice for Peace. More in their own words here ; protest video in More . "We exist. We are everywhere. We are your children. We are the rubble of tangled fear, the deliverance of values. We know and name persecution when we see it. We have family, we build family, we are family. We re-negotiate. We atone. We re-draw the map every single day. We travel between worlds."
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God Save Our Planet, Also Our Squiggly Lightbulbs
Let's get this over with. Of the four Republicans vying to head the House Energy and Commerce Committee, one sees "no real science" supporting climate change; one says there's no global warming 'cause God promised Noah there wouldn't be; one boasts a 96% rating from right-wing nutjobs; one, the only guy to apologize to BP, vows to protect old lightbulbs against "the little, squiggly, pig-tailed ones"; all four vow to repeal health care reform and get huge donations from the health and energy industries. Just shoot me and the bear now.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Jewish Values vs. Israeli Policies
Arguing the vital need for " an alternative narrative," activists protested a speech by Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu at the Jewish Federation General Assembly in New Orleans, part of the launching of a new project by Jewish Voice for Peace. More in their own words here ; protest video in More . "We are everywhere. .. We are your children...We are the rubble of tangled fear, the deliverance of values. We know and name persecution when we see it. We re-negotiate. We atone. We re-draw the map every single day. We travel between worlds."
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