Sunday, May 30, 2010

a compendium of ill willers

"A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah."

— Ronald Reagan

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On May 10th, a middle-aged man carried a can of gasoline and a pipe bomb into the Jacksonville Islamic Center of Northeast Florida during evening prayers and detonated it. Fortunately, there were no injuries to people, though the bomb did damage property.


... when you scratch the surface of their "small government" message, what you usually find is someone who doesn't like government because it is the institution which enforces the rights guaranteed under the constitution for people they despise.

by deviding it ? #$^&@

A teacher in the US state of Georgia has been suspended after allowing students to dress in mock Ku Klux Klan robes for a project.

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Reactions to the "No Latinos no tacos" sign have been mixed.

photo credit: janet reno

This is sedition in slow motion, a gradual corrosive undermining of the government's authority and capacity to run the country. And it's been at the core of their politics going all the way back to Goldwater.

This long assault has gone into overdrive since Obama's inauguration, as the rhetoric has ratcheted up from overheated to perfervid. We've reached the point where you can't go a week without hearing some prominent right wing leader calling for outright sedition -- an immediate and defiant populist uprising against some legitimate form of government authority.


... values, identity and tribalism are necessary organizing principles and that means the right wing should be treated with the only respect you should grant anyone who sees you as their enemy: you take them seriously and do not underestimate their hostility toward you or their strength and commitment to their cause.


Seems the (crist) campaign forgot a little thing called “copyright”

1985 Talking Heads’ hit “Road to Nowhere” in a video posted on the Crist’s website


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