Yearly Archives: 2010

This Is Protest

Tea parties are but the latest manifestation of right wing reactionary organizing. No matter what label you put on the package, however, movement conservatism can never become more than a pale imitation of progressive organizing. You will not find the … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Whiteout Conditions

As you may have noticed, there was a problem here over the weekend. It was my fault, and only fixed through the kind intervention of andrea_r, who is a Great Canadian. I’m currently making the template changes that would have … Continue reading

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Nonviolence And Politics

Nonviolent civil disobedience works by exposing the aggressor. The opposition party lockstepped so much that the media consensus has turned and the president’s approval numbers are going up. Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Krampuses Amok

Leave it to the Germans to make Christmas freaking scary.

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Idiocracy Advancing

Donna Ladd of Mississippi says it better than I have: Thus, to watch someone like Barbour–an educated man–stand up and play us against each other to build a voting base for corporate America turns my stomach.

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Morning Awful: Jesus Doesn’t Get Health Care

Glenn Beck with an extra serving of stupid for Christmas: They view the Constitution as a living, breathing document that evolves. Well, okay… sounds like an interesting idea, but is that what our founding fathers had in mind? Dunno, Glenn. … Continue reading

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The New Religion Of The Righteous

Mississippi has nowhere to go but up. And if we pull Barbour’s finger, he can maybe show us how much he cares about civil rights for Mississippians. A #1stAL hashtag follower tweeted me this Matt Yglesias find at TIME about … Continue reading

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Netroots Failure

I caught this at Reuters last week. It’s an analysis of the likely outcome of the FCC’s net neutrality decision this week: “There aren’t really any better options for Copps and Clyburn than to support the chairman, despite their preference … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: A Long Way From Riverdance

Fact: Lord of the Dance was born out of Catholic dance censorship. The church decreed that movement of the arms was lascivious, so the pre-Christian Irish traditional style adapted: arm on hip, arm held in the air, feet in ecstatic … Continue reading

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Operation Winter Soldier (UPDATE)

About two hundred and fifty people turned up in Washington DC’s Lafayette park across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House last Thursday for mass civil disobedience. TheĀ  135 people arrested included Chris Hedges, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, as well … Continue reading

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Holding Pattern

I’ve run into every conceivable problem on the way to getting the video done, so in the meantime here’s another Rumproast of the Hamsher set: Zandar has another great one.

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