Join us tomorrow when our topic will be ‘Religion: Which is the one true...– Kent Brockman Back from when the Simpsons was still good.
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association... →
So who else is planning to spend New Years Eve on...
akagoldfish: I’ve got coffee, tea, and a tall boy of MGD. I am set. I think I’m going to get a 6 pack of Corona or something.
The Sheer Brutality of Colonialism
akagoldfish: As a post-script to last night’s conversation about the swastika and how attempts to suppress it in cultural contexts (such as in Hinduism) unrelated to the Holocaust are quintessentially white supremacist, I’m reposting this article. Someone asked why, given white supremacism’s traditional hostility to the Jewish people, the treating of the swastika as universally hateful would be...
Some musicians made a lot of money in the 90s playing dramatic music for sitcoms when they “got real.” I wish I had that job.
everything-linux replied to your post: It’s 5 AM and I’m Watching Full House LOL YOU TOO? Which episode is on for you? UNCLE JESSE BROKE HIS ARMS IN THIS ONE. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This show is based upon tragedy and destruction. Bob Saget’s character is the sitcom version of Ben Stiller’s character from the Royal Tenenbaums.
It's 5 AM and I'm Watching Full House
There is no excuse for this.
thenoobyorker replied to your post: thenoobyorker replied to your photo: When Rachel… Well back when I started tumblr, pre-curated tags, tumblr was predominantly young bloggers/ future journalists and avid Obama supporters so the few conservative people were always reblogged/ debated. They still are. One of the things I am happy about is that I don’t follow any avid Obama supporters....
thenoobyorker replied to your photo: When Rachel Abrams, an unabashed genocide… You haven’t been on tumblr long enough son, most of them started off as conservatives but became anarcho—capitalists (basically) since that time. Really? I’ve never been one to actually engage them like anticap does, so I have no idea what most of them think. The only time I see them is when I go look at...
“But in a brutal country like ours where human life is cheap, it’s stupid to...– Orhan Pamuk, Snow (via matryoshhka)
The single best thing about Tumblr right now is that the Syrian arguments haven’t crossed over from Twitter to here.
Do you ever look at notes you wrote during the...
and go “What the fuck was I thinking?” I woke up a few nights ago with a “brilliant” idea for a research paper and now I’m trying to think why I thought it made any sense. Oh well, I’ll work on it and see if I can get it to work.
So how are we to respond to the eternal dilemma of the radical Left: should one...– Slavoj Zizek
3.5 Million Homeless and 18.5 Million Vacant Homes... →
The National Economic and Social Rights Initiative along with Amnesty International are asking the U.S. to step up its efforts to address the foreclosure crisis, including by giving serious consideration to the growing call for a foreclosure moratorium and other forms of relief for those at risk, and establishing a housing finance system that fulfills human rights obligations. New...
We are told that it is only people’s objective actions that matter, and their...– George Orwell (via we-never-jump-ship) George Orwell was much better at explaining why language can be used to create artificial consensus than Noam Chomsky has. (via phoenixsingerpdx)
Lenin” is not the nostalgic name for old dogmatic certainty; quite on the...– Slavoj Zizek, “Lenin’s Choice”, Reinventing Lenin The more I read and re-read this essay, the more I like it.
Israeli ambassadors say they are ‘increasingly... →
Ambassadors who arrived from European states and North America talked about how they are becoming increasingly hated and unwanted, while ambassadors from Asia and Africa spoke optimistically about new markets and opportunities for cooperation in areas such as agriculture and medicine. … Yet, in contrast to past annual gatherings, one topic kept coming up during all the...
Some of the people I follow on Twitter are asshats
I have two people telling Palestinians they need to listen to Ron Paul to learn about liberty and another one blaming the British for everything in Israel. Jesus, I just don’t have the energy today. /rant
Mohandas Gandhi: "Hitler had the right idea" →
mohandasgandhi: nogravityhereorthere: karamazov-alexei: imgonnaregretthis: Read More How can you say this isn’t anti-semitic? You should be ashamed of yourself and your father for even agreeing with such a statement and taking the time to make a blog post about it. On my blog I might appear Pro-Palestinian but I don’t… Mohandas, I appreciate what you’re trying to do here, but saying...
(What I should have written)
dagseoul: christiankeyes: When something is stolen from you, you never get it back. That’s theft. No. That’s your virginity.
The individual who dares to demand to be left alone and to assume responsibility...– via ron paul’s freedom under siege libertarianism: its the political equivalent of the old man that wants those damn kids to stop playing on his lawn (via of-praxis)
dagScold: Taxation is not thievery
dagseoul: anticapitalist: christiankeyes: When something is stolen from you, you never get it back. That’s theft. Theft is not a thing taken that you never get back. That’s not theft. Someone takes your iPod out of your car one night and you never see it again. You iPod was stolen and you are a victim of petty thievery. Wait. You’re not going to compare taxed income to a stolen...
thefrogman: I’ve been sitting here for the last few hours trying to decide what exactly I want to say. I love tumblr. It has changed my life and I couldn’t be more thankful to those who created it and those who maintain it. But today I am disappointed. Hypocrisy was afoot and I didn’t like it. Tumblr has been very adamant in their objection to SOPA legislation. The entire reason that this...
Employee rights are said to be valid when employers pressure employees into...– Ron Paul, Freedom Under Siege: The U.S. Constitution After 200-Plus Years (1998), pg. 16 Are you getting sexually harassed at work? That’s your problem. Quit. Is Ron Paul done yet? (via mohandasgandhi)
Every year new groups organize to demand their ‘rights,’” he continued. “White...– From Ron Paul’s 1987 book Freedom Under Siege. Let me guess, Lew Rockwell wrote Ron Paul’s book too? (via paxamericana)
What are we to say to this? Again, the problem resides in the implicit...– Slavoj Zizek, “Lenin’s Choice” in Repeating Lenin This is a fascinating essay. I’m not sure how much of it I agree with, but he raises a lot of interesting critiques, especially of the academy.
Disdain for “political correctness” is often positioned as a concern that some...– by Tami at whattamisaid.com i am so tired of people saying they’re not pc like it makes them cool and edgy. (via komboloi) i. fucking. hate. the. term. politically correct. like, okay, you not being an oppressive asshole is NOT a political thing. IT IS A NOT-AN-ASS THING. (via...
Tumblr's Support Problem with 'Missing e'
joshishollywood: missing-e: As many users have observed, Tumblr has recently given users a choice to uninstall Missing e or revoke support for your account. The reasons they give for suggesting that you uninstall Missing e are the worst-case scenario for installing browser extensions or browser modifications of any kind. However, Missing e is not a source of these kinds of problems. At...
marxandsparks: thank you for making me smile.
How Trade Policy Cost The X-Men Their Humanity →
You probably did not realize that the official legal position of Marvel is that contrary to the general thematic content of the Marvel Universe, mutants are not people. A recent Radiolab podcast brings the shocking true story, but it’s easy enough to summarize: Marvel-licensed action figures are generally made abroad and imported into the United States. But “dolls” ...
‘Saleh Played Us’: US Sees 2010 Attack as Trick to... →
With long-time Yemeni dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh headed to the US for medical treatment, top US military officials are coming forward with claims that they “got played” by Saleh in the 2010 assassination of an up-and-coming political rival. The attack, launched in late May of 2010, killed Deputy Governor Jaber al-Shabwani, a member of one of the most powerful tribes in central Yemen, was...
From theory, action.: People are claiming the Che... →
philosophy-of-praxis: communismkills: But actually, they are all things Che himself either said (and was recorded) or written down. Please read “Exposing the Real Che Guevara” by Humberto Fontova, it has the sources (all Che himself) of every quote I have listed. It’s actually disgusting how far people will go… Oh and the book we’re meant to read? Lets have a look at some reviews: One...
matryoshhka replied to your quote: Anidjar presides over several classes at Columbia,… It’s really funny to see these type of exchanges. All but one of the phil profs at my uni are staunch analytic philosophers, the other being analytic by training but sympathetic to/influenced by continental philosophers. They mock her in hushed tones Haha. I just think it’s great that there are...
Anidjar presides over several classes at Columbia, all eschewing a historical...– Discover the Networks Profile of Gil Anidjar I am laughing out loud. I like how poststructuralism is in scare quotes.
akagoldfish: fearandwar: akagoldfish replied to your post: matryoshhka replied to your post: matryoshhka… I don’t hate Noam Chomsky’s ideas, I just think he’d a silly man. I’ll agree with that. I just think his ideas for Palestine/Israel are exceptionally good compared to the rest of his work. You can tell he’s actually thought about these ideas and has had some good insights. Have you ever...
matryoshhka replied to your post: matryoshhka replied to your post: matryoshhka… we should be friends. I concur.