hookedonsemiotics replied to your post: thenoobyorker replied to your post: I may have to… Sorkin wasn’t writing for it when those eps were done Good, they’re just so so bad. It’s basically a prime example of why Americans have no idea what they’re talking about when they say they support Israel.
thenoobyorker replied to your post: I may have to give up on The West Wing. The… IS THERE ANY AARON SORKIN THAT ISN’T AWFUL? These episodes could have been a very good effort at showing how pro-Israel the US government is and what kind of problems that causes, but no, it just buys into the rhetoric of “cycle of violence” and “Palestinians are violent and want to murder...
I may have to give up on The West Wing. The episodes on Israel-Palestine are just too awful to watch.
hookedonsemiotics replied to your post: I don’t trust websites called End of the American… you know I follow you so I can see when you make fun of me, right? I follow 3 libertarians and they always make me laugh hysterically. I LOVE YOU
I don’t trust websites called End of the American Dream that talk about how liberty is dying in America.
Final book review for this class and I just don’t have the energy to finish the book. Time to just write about things I don’t like, such as the formatting.
I keep on forgetting how good Jadaliyya is.
The analytical weakness of the sectarian argument, like the weakness of all...– Ajamindustry by Bassam Haddad (via theamericanbear) If you’re interested in the academic discussions surrounding Syria and you haven’t read this piece yet, go read it now or gtfo. (via sharquaouia)
Supreme Court Strikes Down Stolen Valor: You Can... →
The Supreme Court struck down the Stolen Valor Act today, saying that the First Amendment defends a person’s right to lie — even if that person is lying about awards and medals won through military service. The case started in 2007 when California man Xavier Alvarez was convicted under the Stolen Valor Act of 2006 — federal legislation that made it illegal for people to claim...
David Harvey on the neo-conservative response to...
lolsheviks: “In its authoritarianism, militarism and hierarchical sense of power, neo-conservatism is entriely consistent with the neo-liberal agenda of elite governance and mistrust of democracy. From this standpoint neo-conservatism appears as a mere stripping away of the veil of authoritarianism in which neo-liberalism sought to envelope itself. But neo-conservatism does propose distinctive...
“This government takeover of health care remains as destructive, unsustainable,...– Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) urging nullification Yeah, someone from SC should be very reluctant to urge nullification as a policy.
GOHMERT: We still have the issue of Justice Kagan. Either she was totally...– Rep. Louie Gohmert, who wants to impeach Justice Kagan Good grief.
The Necessary and Proper Clause “empowers Congress to enact laws in effectuation...– Justice Ginsburg in her concurring opinion notes the hypocrisy of Scalia
He said there is a separate justification that the government has offered to...– Jeffrey Toobin, CNN’s legal guy on how CNN screwed up the ruling Has there ever been a ruling where leaders from both parties attended the reading of it?
Quite simply, there’s a fundamental misconception at the heart of the Fast and...– Fortune Magazine alleges that Fast & Furious has been completely misrepresented by the right Moving away from the program itself, it is interesting to trace how the right has created an entire echo chamber that creates stories that have no real basis. The farmers being watched by drones story,...
David Frum is presenting an interesting argument about how this ruling is devastating for Republicans in the fall. Obama can now list all of the benefits (kids staying on longer, not being excluded for per-exististing conditions, etc.) vs. the GOP plan of … nothing.
Oh liberals arguing that because the Supreme Court ruled health care constitutional, it is constitutional. Does that logic still swing for Citizens United?
thenoobyorker replied to your post: Honest question: Has the right proposed a new… Nope. Even conservative voices were rooting for the ACA because Repubs had no answer to it. Well, it’s nice to know our options were either a handout to insurance companies or nothing. Time to start campaigning for single-payer.
Honest question: Has the right proposed a new solution for health care? Since their solution (mandate) was co-opted by Obama, they have to have some new idea.
Where the fuck is Heritage?
mohandasgandhi: jasencomstock: SCOTUS says your health care bill you wrote in the 90’s is constitutional and you say nothing? BOOM! Remember that? Conservatives were for the healthcare bill before liberals were because that’s what this is: a conservative answer to healthcare reform.
I will vote for Obama if he walks out and just starts laughing midway through his speech.
I think my favorite part of this is how liberals are now saying SCOTUS is awesome (after laying the groundwork for the past several months about overreach/credibility/etc) and conservatives are now screaming about overreach. It’s like they just exchanged their talking points. Oh, America.
Well, it’s 10 AM. I’m going back to sleep.
Watching the coverage of this is amazing. We’re literally watching narratives and discourses being born. Nobody expected this so all of the talking points are out. Also, I’ve learned that most reporters are idiots.
hookedonsemiotics replied to your post: hookedonsemiotics replied to your photo: Beyond… only reason I might vote (and I say might because I have to remember to like call the people and get my voter registration card cuz I lost the old one) is to fuck with conservatives. I can’t stand, or stand for, anything anymore I’m in Texas. I haven’t decided what I’m going to do...
hookedonsemiotics replied to your photo: Beyond parody. And this will become a right wing… it’s really great to see the right on the defensive about this though, I’m very in favor of that I’m against the law, but I am for fucking with conservatives. So I’m split.
In Other News
Both sides are about to raise millions of dollars through direct mail advertising saying “Stand with Obama and defend health care!” or “Help Romney overthrow this mess!”
hookedonsemiotics: There needs to be a thing where Zizek just watches Fox News and comments on it in real time, with like a 15-second delay maybe. All day long.
And Fox is now starting the line “Your taxes are being increased.” I will never fail to be amazed at the conservative mind.
Fox is now reading from Scalia’s dissent. This is comedy of the highest order.
Honestly, I think Fox News is taking this the hardest. They’re entire coverage was not expecting this and John Roberts is now public enemy #1.
I’m surprised they upheld it. And SCOTUSBlog looks like a genius right now.
Is the consensus that CNN doesn't know what the...
Youtube has been replaced for having the worst comments. That title now belongs to Politico.
Quite simply, there’s a fundamental misconception at the heart of the Fast...– Fortune Magazine alleges that Fast & Furious has been completely misrepresented by the right Moving away from the program itself, it is interesting to trace how the right has created an entire echo chamber that creates stories that have no real basis. The farmers being watched by drones story,...
littlebluej replied to your post: 35 dollars for a 128 page book. That’s bullshit. I’ve had two courses which required me to buy specific textbooks (that couldn’t be found elsewhere). Normally I’d be ok with it, as I can return it for some money at the end of the semester. Nope. $100 for each *unbound* book. Can’t return unbound. I had a class where the textbook was a “customized”...
I think my favorite part about capitalists/libertarians is how they just assume the world as it is today is completely natural and there’s no such as thing as historical forces that have resulted in the present condition. It’s like they literally think the world started the moment they were born.
35 dollars for a 128 page book. That’s bullshit.
The most respectable mainstream libertarians right now are Penn Jillette and Ron Paul. QED, libertarians.
Every time I’m not on a tumblr crushes thing, I cry on the inside. And I drink more.
A Central Valley teen is in the middle of a national controversy after the...– Teen in small town gives his valedictorian speech in Spanish, people lose their shit. [CBS Sacramento] In another world, the valedictorian went up for 5 minutes and made fart noises and Bill O’Reilly said nothing. (via thenoobyorker) Bill O’Reilly is a racist asshole. I watch him...
ladypanboner: thisiswhiteprivilege: White privilege is assuming Bell Hooks is white, because you saw some of her quotes in the feminism tag and didn’t bother to find out more about her life. White privilege is not knowing enough about bell hooks to uncapitalize her name correctly.
mouthynaut: Seriously if your book has endnotes instead of footnotes I fucking hate you. Cheap ass publishers making me waste valuable time flipping back and forth between the content and the endnotes to figure out what sources the author is using.