The Angry Black Woman: The May, 2007 Erase Racism Carnival
Anti-Essentialist Conundrum: Three nooses in a schoolyard in Jena, LA, USA.
Orcinus: An Arizona Sheriff's office knowingly employed a white supremacist. It if just completely blows your mind that there could be such a thing as a white, Christian terrorist, well, it shouldn't. How sloppy background checking can help to mainstream bigotry. Don Imus is gone, and good riddance, but it's all right for a radio host to call for the violence against judges. A law against hate crimes is not a law against thought crimes, as spreaders of bigoted propaganda would have us believe.
HorsesAss: More on the legislative food stamp challenge that had congresscritters trying to eat on $3/day. Chinese catfish test positive for melamine, now that someone finally started looking, while it still seems like just the tip of the iceberg concerning problems with Chinese food imports. Goldy had a favorable impression of Gov. Bill Richardson's qualifications when he came to Seattle, but admits that he's still just waiting for Gore.
Preemptive Karma: Newt Gingrich wants to "convert all of America", and has gone out of his way to assure the saddened students of Liberty University's graduating class that the death of Rev. Falwell doesn't mean the end of that dream. Some questions about sex-ed in public schools. Becky can relate all too well to Monica Goodling, and talks about the moral education of "good girls" who do bad things on behalf of the people who define good in their lives.
Hominid Views: Last Friday's multimedia extravaganza has some good links to clips I hadn't seen yet (hardly surprising, since I don't have TV at my place.) U.S. contractor casualties in Iraq arent usually counted in the death and injury tolls, but maybe they ought to be since there've been over 900 killed and 12,000 injured. Al-Qaeda is making bank in Iraq out of donations, kidnapping people for ransom and engaging in other criminal behavior. Bush had a streak of record breaking last week.
Daily Kos: Kansas' Gov. Sebelius was accused of lying when she said that Kansas had a hard time responding to the tornadoes because much of the National Guard equipment was in Iraq, though House testimony this week by the commanders of the National Guard more than support her claims. (One might recall that the equipment over in Iraq isn't in such great shape, either.) The parallels between the U.S. and Rome, the 'civilizing the barbaric Germans' version. It's worth reminding Democrats that much of their vote depends on political independents who expect them to keep their campaign promises. How theyrereal stopped being angry about the capitulation of congressional Democrats. The stealing of the American vote and the corruption of the electoral system.
Memory Lane: Last Fall, Maccabee wrote about his conversations with a Romanian cab driver, a Ugandan cab driver and a Guatemalan professor, all of whom had lived under dictatorial regimes (Ceausescu, Idi Amin, Arbenz) in their own countries and didn't like what they saw happening in the U.S. From the professor, "A government gone authoritarian is nothing new. ... You college boys pound your copy of 1984. Orwell wasn't writing science fiction. He was writing history."Posted by natasha at May 25, 2007 09:20 PM | Recommended Reading | TrackBack(1) | Technorati links |