“I Wanted To Get The Racist’s Point Of View”

by TKOEd • Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 • no responses - be the first

BIG Shout out to WARN for this:

“Dolls can’t move. You retarded?”

My favorite thing is how he keeps saying that white people are outnumbered. I guess a 2/3 majority just ain’t what it used to be. Where’s the hate for the Mexicans? Aka all Latinos. Very disappointing.

Gaza

by TKOEd • Friday, Jan 16, 2009 • no responses - be the first

I’m been trying to get my exact thoughts together on the madness over there. I’ve been reading a lot, trying to really understand what’s going on. I’ve come to a couple of conclusions:

  1. I think Israeli conduct in this “war” is reprehensible, completely unnecessary & bound to backfire
  2. I don’t think anyone really knows what’s going on, most disturbingly Israeli leaders.
  3. Other people have said what I would say a lot better than I would say it.

On that last count I’ve assembled some links: first I’ve got Glenn Greenwald doing what he does best, making sense. Number two, Greenwald again. This time ripping Tom Friedman a new one over this op-ed. Next up, Daniel Larison makes me unsure that he’s a conservative with his use of actual logic. Last & certainly not least we have the great Bill Moyers. Via:

One more thing. This makes me really angry. Once again I’ll let someone else do the talking, John Cole over @ Balloon Juice:

I am not sure what Israel has on us that they can extract billions of American taxpayer dollars every year and dictate our foreign policy, but it must be something pretty good. The craziest thing about this is the silence of the jingosphere. Had this been any other nation bossing around Bush’s Secretary of State, or, god forbid, France, can you imagine the wingnut Voltron that would have been formed in outrage? As it is, crickets.

When it comes to Israel it’s like we’re living in Bizarro World.

Edited for grammar.

I Bet No One Saw This Coming

by TKOEd • Wednesday, Dec 17, 2008 • no responses - be the first

Shoe hurler being tortured? Can’t say I’m shocked by the accusation or that it might actually be true:

The brother of the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W Bush has said that the reporter has been beaten in custody.

Muntadar al-Zaidi has allegedly suffered a broken arm, broken ribs and internal bleeding, his older brother, Dargham, told the BBC.

Mr Zaidi threw his shoes at Mr Bush at a news conference, calling him “a dog”.

A spokesperson for the Iraqi military says the journalist is in good health and said the allegations were untrue.

It is unclear whether the reporter may have been injured when he was wrestled to the floor at the news conference, or at a later point.

Italics mine. You would think since this made so many headlines that whoever has the man in custody would be handling him with kids gloves, but who knows. As this BBC story reports, there have been two days of demonstrations in Iraq on Zaidi’s behalf. The Iraqis should be charging this guy straight up with whatever they got & let the law take it’s course. I don’t think he deserves to be tortured but I also don’t think a beating in his future was unforeseeable after throwing his shoes at the POTUS. It was a dumb, reckless act committed against a man who deserves worse than a shoe upside the head, but is not worth risking bodily harm or worse over.

Shout out to dday

You Feeling Brave…, Go ‘head Get Gully

by TKOEd • Sunday, Dec 14, 2008 • 2 responses - join us

This has to be one of the top five gulliest things of at least this decade. I really, really wanted to post a video here but the BBC video doesn’t have embedding, and it’s the best vid I’ve seen because it has Bush’s comments afterwards. He says he didn’t feel threatened but he looked pretty shook to me. Even if he really wasn’t scared, he should have been. My man threw those shoes like Rob Dibble threw a baseball. If they would have connected we would have seen blood. He was pretty accurate too, Bush’s deft duck kept his skull from being wrecked. While this is fairly amusing, I’m not really down with throwing shit at world leaders. That being said I don’t really blame the guy either. Bush & the GOP have been a disaster in this country & around the world. Any ill that befalls him I look at as karma.

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