Sunday, September 30, 2012

Liberals are freaked out over Chavez as usual

If you get bored, here's a fun little thread over at the Great Orange Satan. The "mistake" the diarist made was pretty typical - assuming that liberals/progressives/whatevers cannot stand leftists - and make no mistake, there is a difference. Chavez' experiment with 21st century socialism has been one of those flickers of light for those of us who make up the anti-capitalist left. Suffice it to say, the Bolivarian revolution (which is really more reformist than anything) has been a thorn in the side of US imperialism since the late 1990s. That seems to be the one thing that American Exceptionalists of liberal, moderate, and conservative flavors can agree on: Chavez sets an inconvenient counter-example, and is a "threat" to US domination of the Western Hemisphere. So no doubt, another diarist will be subject to another flamefest. Pass the popcorn.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A new Ductape Fatwa tribute at Tumblr

Since someone beat me to the punch on Twitter, I thought I'd create a tribute blog for our fallen friend on Tumblr: Enemy Of The State (A Ductape Fatwa Memorial). I don't quite know what I'll do with it yet.

Who knows, maybe a few of you who are on Tumblr will be kind enough to follow it, or even better, offer to contribute. He was, after all, not only thought-provoking, but arguably a major force in bringing us together (and in whose absence we flew apart).

Friday, January 20, 2012

Obamabot vs. Thinking Person: Indefinite Detention

Video h/t Corrente

Also, via Corrente, see 2012 Obama fans shaping up to be worse than 2008's. That certainly squares with my observations on the gated community blogs and on Twitter. Their slogan really should be, "Fear and Loathing You Can Believe In."