Archive for the politics Category
blogosphere, politics, reality check on October 15, 2013 by Qritiq
blogosphere, censorship, do the right thing, politics with tags anonymous, fucking shitty pastebin, hacking, jeremy hammond, leniency, pastebin, vince in the bay on October 13, 2013 by Qritiq
but takes this down:
pastebin leaves social security numbers and defamatory crap up…
but takes this down:
blogosphere, Doh!, pickup lines, politics with tags Booker, Cory A. Booker, Cory Booker, East Coast of the United States, New York Times, Newark, Ohio, Oregon, twitter, vegan strip clubs on September 26, 2013 by Qritiq
The New York Times reports all the news – fit or unfit.
Digesdited from their piece:
Published: September 25, 2013
Newark mayorhas a high schooler’s affinity for Twitter, reveling in its ceaseless flow of affirmation and infinite space for self-promotion.
But it has its perils – Lynsie Lee, a 26-year-old stripper from Oregon, has revealed her DMs with him. In Lee’s photo on twitter, she’s splayed topless across a yellow couch
Booker: the East Coast loves you, and by the East Coast, I mean me.
Lee: Well, now I’m blushing 🙂
Booker: It’s only fair.
Democrat Booker wants to run for senate. He’s talked up social media a lot, and has 1,400,000 tweeps. That’s 5 times the number of Newark residents. Booker is on twitter only all the time.
Ms. Lee works at Casa Diablo, a vegan strip club. She became acquainted with Mr. Booker when both were in a film about social media. Lee and another Booker tweep, Ohio-an Calla Bonanno,24, tweeted each other that they DM’d with him.
The COMPLETE report HERE –>>
crisis, divisiveness, politics with tags Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, Egypt, Egyptian Army, Islam, Islamism, Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood, Politics of Egypt on September 25, 2013 by Qritiq
Digest of parts of the nytimes.com article –
Reach of Turmoil in Egypt Extends Into Countryside
By MAYY EL SHEIKH
Published: September 15, 2013
The turmoil shaking Egypt has extended to the countryside, causing some division within communities. Mr. Abdel Aal from Aga, was a leader in the country’s biggest Islamist movement, the Muslim Brotherhood. He died in a clash of police and demonstrators.
Recently, the Egyptian government and news media, have called Islamist foes of the government traitors and terrorists.
After preparing for Mr. Abdel Aal’s funeral, the mosque’s staff turned off the lights and microphone for fear of what residents might do if they learned it was a funeral for an Islamist.
The Egyptian army’s Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi’s supporters call their Islamist neighbors “sheep” for their supposed obedience to their leaders, while Islamists shout back calling neighbors “slaves” to the government and “Christians, enemies of Islam”
When thousands of Mansoura Islamists marched through the streets in mid-July, other residents attacked them with machetes, clubs and shotguns.
Signs in the streets thank security forces for fighting terrorism.
“What terrorism?” one who had marched asked. “We are your neighbors.”
At the entrance to Aga, a sign declares, “Sheep are not allowed to live in the country of the brave.”
Many of the businesses in Aga known to be owned by Muslim Brotherhood members were ransacked.
Hostility cuts so deep that those who support the government offer little sympathy for their Islamist neighbors who face violent suppression of their demonstrations.
Some in Aga said that the ousted Mr. Morsi had applauded the police for cracking down on protests opposing his rule. Over 100 demonstrators were killed on his watch, according to the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, an independent group.
The support for the military’s crackdown on Islamists, several residents said, is due to Islamist violence. A bomb went off in front of Mansoura’s police headquarters shortly after the takeover, killing one officer and reminding citizens of a decade of terror in the 1990s, when Islamist groups took up arms against the state and killed scores of citizens and police officers.
“I know what’s being done to the Islamists is wrong,” said Hassan Habeeb, a local official at the leftist pro-military movement of Al Tayar Al Shaaby. “But I’m still all for it because it’s necessary and because they wouldn’t have showed us mercy had the roles been reversed.”
In a street cafe here one recent afternoon, three residents applauded the crackdown on the Islamists, and approved of the assaults on Brotherhood-owned businesses.
Chagall, do the right thing, evil, politics, victory, visions with tags atheist, bardot, Jerusalem, vacation on September 20, 2013 by Qritiq
I saw the righteous rise from their graves.
There was thick shimmering heat from all the fire but it didn’t bother them; they were made of grey stone.
divisiveness, evil, mental, pastelike, politics, slavery, tacky with tags Burke Calhoun Dabney, Michelangelo Signorile, Robert Stacy McCain, rsmccain, Southern Poverty Law Center, The Washington Times, Washington Times on September 3, 2013 by Qritiq
Let’s take a look at the views and not-so-hidden agenda of one of the actual editors of the paper [The Washington Times], specifically, assistant national editor Robert Stacy McCain, who has a habit of posting commentary on message boards and elsewhere around the Internet:
“The media now force interracial images into the public mind and a number of perfectly rational people react to these images with an altogether natural revulsion.
The white person who does not mind transacting business with a black bank clerk may yet be averse to accepting the clerk as his sister-in-law, and THIS IS NOT RACISM, no matter what Madison Avenue, Hollywood and Washington tell us.”
Yes, you read that right: a “natural revulsion” and “THIS IS NOT RACISM.”
That was posted by Robert Stacy McCain (who has contributed to New York Press in the past) on a website called Reclaiming the South. The Washington Times editor posts a lot on the right-wing FreeRepublic.com as well, using an assumed name (BurkeCalhounDabney) but often linking back to his personal website, where there are photos of him and the rest of his large family of Seventh Day Adventists (and which identifies him by his real name and as a Washington Times editor). Editor McCain, who hails from Rome, GA, is one of those Confederate types who still hasn’t gotten over the Civil War and is trying to get the South to secede. He’s a member of a Southern secessionist organization called League of the South.
… McCain has written, in a piece he posted on the Web titled “Down On Dixie: The Confederate Cause and the South’s Scalawag Press,” that “We may never all agree that The South Was Right!…but the least we owe our ancestors is a fair hearing and a balanced portrayal to our readers.”
McCain … believes that Abraham Lincoln was a “war criminal” who should have been tried for “treason.” (His reasoning, he writes, is that Lincoln and the Northerners were the true racists; something tells me–actually, studying his other comments and affiliations is what tells me–that that is not the real reason at all.)
In his Web postings McCain has stated that Harvard president Lawrence Summers should be “persecuted and run out of town” for supporting gay rights. He also believes that the civil rights movement directly resulted in “black criminality” because people were encouraged to break the law by getting arrested at demonstrations!
“I am disturbed…by [Jesse] Jackson’s idea that ‘breaking white folks’ rules’ was somehow inherently just,” he wrote on FreeRepublic.com. “If rules were to be broken merely because they were work of white folks, then hasn’t Jackson gone a long way toward explaining the explosion of black criminality that began in the 1960s? This shows how the civil rights movement, to a great extent, represented a direct assault on tradition and law.”
These viewpoints offer background for and insight into some of McCain’s pieces in The Washington Times. This past October he warned about the “Backlash Building in White America,” as the headline of his article blared, and he interviewed and promoted an obscure professor who claimed “that society should combat white nationalists in part by acknowledging the legitimacy of some of their grievances” and that white nationalism is “the monster that identity politics created.” (Yes, blame it all on blacks themselves!)
Some of McCain’s Washington Times articles are reprinted, presumably with his and his paper’s permission, on a creepy website called American Renaissance (to which McCain has written at least one letter to the editor, offering “warm congratulations” on an article). Here’s what the respected Southern Poverty Law Center has to say about that site: “Edited by white separatist Jared Taylor, American Renaissance is a magazine with a highfalutin tone that links IQ levels to racial groups and promotes eugenics, the ‘science’ of improving the human race through selective breeding.”