Category: 1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism

  • Fanboys Punk Out, Players Play

    “Americans want to talk about killing and watch violent movies and play violent video games, and watch fighting sports. But it’s all about simulacra. Hence the popularity of things like the UFC gym franchise where you can “train like a UFC fighter,” without actually sparring. Which is sort of like spending all your time doing […]

  • Former Military Interrogator on How Torture Delayed Finding Bin Laden

    “One of the things that people aren’t talking about is the fact that one of the people that was confronted with this information that bin Laden had a courier is Skaykh al-Libi, who was held in a CIA secret prison and was tortured and who gave his CIA interrogators the name of the courier as […]

  • Potency of the Moment

    “The potency of the moment is Obama’s to lose. … So historic is the shift, in fact, that all Obama really has to do now is let the astonishing details of the clandestine operation trickle down and word of his direct, daring involvement penetrate the collective consciousness, and not only will any current agenda items […]

  • Removing Arizona's Undocumented Workers Would Shrink the Economy $48.8 Billion

    Report finds that deporting Arizona’s illegal workers would result in: Decrease total employment by 17.2 percent Eliminate 581,000 jobs for immigrant and native-born workers alike Shrink state economy by $48.8 billion Reduce state tax revenues by 10.1 percent If they offered them a path to legalization? Increase total employment by 7.7 percent Add 261,000 jobs […]

  • Former CIA Clandestine Program Supervisor Duane Clarridge Defends the Empire

    Via Glenn Greenwald on Salon: ‘We’ll intervene whenever it is in our national security interests to intervene. And if you don’t like it, you can lump it. Get used to it world. We’re not going to put up with this nonsense.’ YouTube – Duane Clarridge Defends the Empire.

  • Alabama Geometry Teachers Uses Assassinating Obama to Teach Parallel Lines

    Well, now you’re just being obtuse: “As far as the Secret Service is concerned, we looked into it, we talked to the gentleman and we have closed our investigation.” A Corner High geometry teacher picked the wrong example, President Barack Obama, to use in a lesson on angles. … No federal charges followed the probe.

 The teacher was […]

  • Cynthia Dunbar Wants Your Kids to Be Stupid

    More textbook revision from the assholes in Texas: Cynthia Dunbar does not have a high regard for her local schools. She has called them unconstitutional, tyrannical and tools of perversion. The board is to vote on a sweeping purge of alleged liberal bias in Texas school textbooks in favour of what Dunbar says really matters: a […]

  • Maine GOP Forced To Apologize After Convention-Goers Vandalize An Eighth-Grade Classroom

    So friggging stupid: For seven years, Clifford has had “a collage-type poster depicting the history of the U.S. labor movement” on his classroom door. He uses it “to teach his students how to incorporate collages into their annual project on Norman Rockwell’s historic ‘Four Freedoms’ illustrations.” When Clifford returned to his classroom on Monday, after […]

  • AZ Bill Bans Teaching Ethnic Studies

    Scrape, scrape: HB 2281 bans schools from teaching classes that are designed for students of a particular ethnic group, promote resentment or advocate ethnic solidarity over treating pupils as individuals. The bill also bans classes that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government. via Arizona bill targeting ethnic studies signed into law

  • Mainstream News Bias Test

    When something truly awful breaks it is always interesting to watch how it is covered inside the US and compare it to the outside world. We’ve got one of those this week. Watchdog site Wikileaks has released a classified video: WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen […]