Immigration activists self-deport in order to...
univisionnews: Viridiana Martinez, a NIYA organizer, put herself in deportation proceedings to infiltrate a detention center in Broward County, South Florida. By ALBERT SABATÉ Undocumented immigration activists infiltrated an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Southern Florida to conduct an undercover investigation. They claim to have found more than 100 low...
Dear Mr. Romney: Palestinians are Poor Because You... →
Mitt Romney, a privileged white man worth a quarter of a billion dollars who has sheltered his money from taxes in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Switzerland, and who never misses a square meal, stooped to a new obscene low in blaming the victim on Monday by slamming the Palestinians for not being richer. Palestinian politician Saeb Erekat characterized Romney’s remarks as “racist,” but even...
On the one hand we have very young children, who shouldn’t know better, believing that President Barack Obama’s occupation is approving this message. On the other hand, we have adults who believe that President Barack Obama is one or more of the the following, socialist, communist, Marxist, Kenyan anti-colonialist, anti-christ, and/or non-US American Citizen. At this point, we should...
THE PRESIDENT: This does also remind me of the season that we’re in. Jim Messina...– White House Press Office, Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event, July 30, 2012 7:56:22 PM CDT (via anamariecox) We have much to learn from children.
Obama Descended from First Slave →
Ancestry.com has discovered that John Punch, the first African enslaved for life in America, was the 11th great-grandfather of President Obama. CNNnotes researchers “found the new connection to the president’s African roots through an unlikely link, that of Obama’s Caucasian mother. President Obama’s African American roots had previously been tied to his father’s Kenyan birth. But as genealogists...
Genetic Engineering & the Olympics
To begin with, Olympic athletes all start out with a completely unfair advantage over those of us who will never snatch, clean or jerk at a world-class level: genetics. Just like supermodels need to be born with the genetic code for high cheekbones and UNIX sysadmins need to be born with the genetic code for answering perfectly reasonable questions in a snotty tone of voice, an Olympic...
Having more or less assured his old pal Bibi and his new pal Sheldon that he...– Interesting questions for Mitt. [The New Yorker]
And Then There's This
anamariecox: Note from earlier: On the way to tonight’s fundraiser, the press van spotted a New Yorker giving the motorcade his middle finger. Unclear whether it was for the president, the press, the traffic jam or something else entirely. White House Press Office, Fw: Travel pool report #8, July 30, 2012 8:30:59 PM CDT I laughed because that’s just so New York, everyone’s so...
Culture makes all the difference,” Mr. Romney said. “And as I come here and I...– Mitt Romney as quoted in the NY Times. A senior aide for Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority had this to say, “It is a racist statement and this man doesn’t realize that the Palestinian economy cannot reach its potential because there is an Israeli occupation,” Mr. Erekat said. “It seems to...
In his speech, Mr. Romney mentioned two books that had influenced his thinking...– Mitt Romney’s book selection, my feelings about Jared Diamond have been justified.
Q & A: Michael C. Moynihan, The Blogger Who... →
fek: There are definitely those people who have an inherent dislike or bias against these contemporary-thinkers-as-journalist types. Oh, I think there’s an enormous amount of jealousy to see someone who’s 31 years-old, who gives TED Talks, and has a column in the Wall Street Journal, then in Wired, then ascends to the height of The New Yorker and gets that sort of brass ring. That’s the...
Mexican-American– How the commentators for Telemundo’s Olympic boxing coverage refer to US Olympian Jose Ramirez during his boxing match against Algerian-born, French Olympian Rachid Azzedine. By the way, Jose Ramirez won by a score of 21-20. I’m a big fan of this.
The word you were looking for is “their”. “There” is location. “Their” is...– A commenter responding to a racist post on this news article about a prostitution ring in L.A. (via writepudding) TIL: The tears of racists taste like horchata.
The Olympic Committee Seems To Think That Jewish... →
kohenari: Deborah Lipstadt doesn’t pull any punches in her piece about the controversy that erupted this year over a moment of silence to remember the Israeli Olympic athletes murdered in Munich in 1972: The athletes who were murdered were from Israel and were Jews—that is why they aren’t being remembered. The only conclusion one can draw is that Jewish blood is cheap, too cheap to risk...
WHITE AND IN THE MINORITY
cosmopolitan-fascist: Another gem from Victory Foyt, the author of Revealing Eden: Save the Pearls (a dystopian novel where white people are oppressed by non-whites) Whites will remain a majority for some time. However, the trend is clear, considering the aging white population, and the median age of Latinos in their peak fertility years. There’s no doubt about it, my progeny, if they are...
cordjefferson: This is probably not going to surface to the top being as I’m coming to this thread late in the game, but I am a post-colleged age male who raped several girls through use of coercion, alcohol, and other tactics over a course of 3 years. Welp, there’s a self-professed rapist admitting to a bunch of rapes on Reddit right now. My college buddy Katie J. M. Baker wrote about why...
You have suffered “substantial physical or mental abuse” as a result...– The U Visa, one of the few ways that a noncitizen can earn lawful status. Alongside being the viciims of a horrible crime, you must also meet other criteria.
I fucking fucking hate illegal immigration.– If your argument begins with the aforementioned, no amount of nuance will rescue your argument. I’m sorry, we know who you’re talking about and we know what you mean. You need to stop, don’t even give me that shit when later on you also simply state, “Fucking illegals. [I...
If only President Obama’s drone attacks on innocent people received as much outrage and attention as Mitt Romney’s comments about a nation most of you have zero interest in on a week-to-week basis outside of BBC television shows and One Direction. Seriously, who among you has been swayed by his “disconcerting” thoughts about the security of the Olympics? Who was borderline...
Mixing your Spanish dialects
Half-Salvi, Half-Mexi problems.
The political climate around immigration and border enforcement is trying to...– Maryada Vallet who works with No More Deaths, a humanitarian initiative on the U.S.-Mexico border, which promotes faith-based principles for immigration reform, from How Do You Call the Cops on the Cops? (Watch the new documentary on border patrol abuses from PBS. Online, only 22 minutes.) Amen.
Sam Kean is blogging the human genome for Slate. →
I haven’t had the opportunity to read them all yet but these are just some of the topics, Possible genetic proof that cannibalism was disturbingly common in our past. Will men go extinct? Did STDs help human beings evolve? Humans have long enjoyed nonhuman lovers—the proof is in our DNA. It looks pretty good, prettay, prettay, prettay good.