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Politics, Re-Spun: Zimmerman and Alexander: Racism and Sexism in America

Can you handle the contradictions?

I’ve been seen things in twitter for the last few days that puts some grotesque perspective on the American culture.

I’m actually quite speechless:

Two Florida towns, 125 miles apart. Two people firing weapons at unarmed aggressors, purportedly in self-defense.

George Zimmerman, the 29-year-old neighborhood-watch commander, fatally . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Zimmerman and Alexander: Racism and Sexism in America

Dear Harper Government™: Fuck You. Love, Quebec.

And thanks so much for forgetting the Montréal Massacre, too. It only took you bastards 23 years to set us collectively back half a century. Bray-fucking-vo. Meanwhile, les Québécois(es) se souviennent:

On a day the government fulfilled a long-standing goal and saw legislation to destroy the federal long-gun registry set to receive royal assent, . . . → Read More: Dear Harper Government™: Fuck You. Love, Quebec.

I was wondering when THEY would show up…

Hot on the heels of Trayvon Martin’s murder by an armed white vigilante, we get…this:

And this is what THAT was all about:

A member of the Ku Klux Klan was arrested in Mount Victory, Ohio over the weekend after he allegedly pulled a gun and threatened to shoot a black man during . . . → Read More: I was wondering when THEY would show up…

Hard evidence of a racist murder

Many people swear they heard George Zimmerman, the self-styled neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, use the offensive, racist phrase “fucking coons” on the 911 call in which a dispatcher tried and failed to dissuade him from pursuing the victim. Apparently Zimmerman said it under his breath, but not quite inaudibly. CNN’s . . . → Read More: Hard evidence of a racist murder

Big news in Bogotá

Well, who’d of thunk it? Looks like the capital of Colombia has a cool new (progressive) mayor!

Gustavo Petro was sworn in as mayor of Bogotá and presented his plan for the city for the coming years. He explained that his decree prohibiting the bearing of arms will be permanent.

“We will not prohibit . . . → Read More: Big news in Bogotá

An open letter to Brendan O’Neill

Dear Brendan O’Neill: You, sir, are a fucking idiot. How’d you like it if I found out where you lived? What would you say if I ferreted out everything about you, from what you eat, to what drugs you do, to how and whom you like to shag, and published all the above right here, […] . . . → Read More: An open letter to Brendan O’Neill

Harper Government™ in pocket of NRA, gun manufacturers. Also, stupid on crime.

It’s getting shittier than ever to be a Canadian, and we are all hanging our heads and shaking them in shame. Because “free” trade (note the quotes) isn’t enough to sell our asses downriver, now Harpo & Co. have sold us out to the gun lobby. Yes, really. The powerful Ruger Mini-14 semi-automatic rifle used […] . . . → Read More: Harper Government™ in pocket of NRA, gun manufacturers. Also, stupid on crime.

Wow, they’re really doing it

Holy Remington… they’re doing it. The CPC’s promise to “scrap the wasteful and ineffective long gun registry” — in exactly those words, the better to optimize the propaganda value — has been central to their platform for about as long as the registry has existed. But I honestly didn’t think they’d ever do it, majority […] . . . → Read More: Wow, they’re really doing it

Double-barreled irony

The future isn’t looking too bright for the controversial Long Gun Registry, currently whiling away its final weeks on Bad Legislation Death Row, smoking rollies and using the ashes to scratch “LOVE/HATE” tattoos into its knuckles as it waits for a CPC government Termination Technician to put it to sleep: The long gun registry is […] . . . → Read More: Double-barreled irony

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

Ahem. Mood music, maestros: Thank you, fellas, that was…uh…lovely. Okay. Here goes. I saw this comment piece, by someone hilariously named Ally Fogg, in the Grauniad last night. It was an eye-roller, to say the least, full of blanket assertions and straw(wo)men, and depressingly light on facts, although a lot of whiny male commenters seemed […] . . . → Read More: Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

The case for gun control…

…made in just under a minute, by a hair-triggered guy who’s not as quick on the draw as he thought he was. Watch the slo-mo replay; you’ll see he blows out a pant leg. Best YouTube comment: “He missed his balls. His genes are … . . . → Read More: The case for gun control…

Prison mafias: The newest plot to destabilize Venezuela

From Patria Grande, another interesting look at the self-styled forces of “democratic civil society” in Venezuela, and what they’re doing to steer the country away from the “disastrous”, “Castro-communist” rule of Hugo Chávez Frías: The editor of the weekly “Sixth Estate”, Leocenis García, admitted in his Twitter account that he maintains friendly relations with a […] . . . → Read More: Prison mafias: The newest plot to destabilize Venezuela