Brotherhood

Feb. 4th, 2011 10:53 pm
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You've probably seen the recent-ish story from Egypt about Muslims attending Coptic Christmas mass to protect Christians from possible violence.

Here's a picture from the current protests in Egypt, of Christians joining hands to form a barrier around praying Muslims.

Voting

Nov. 2nd, 2010 12:15 pm
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Jeez do I have a crappy roster of choices for this year's election.  I held my nose and voted for Dan Fucking Lipinski, a so-called democrat who voted against the Health Care bill and votes pro-life on all kinds of shitty bills, because I don't want to help the Republicans to take the house.  Although I wouldn't be surprised if the fucker ends up siding with the right in all the major votes anyway, grrrr.  And I voted to retain our governer even though the state budget situation is ridiculous--because the Republican candidate would cut education and screw over poor people even worse than the current administration.  I like Lisa Madigan, but she's just running for Attorney General instead of senator or governor.  Too bad because I'd like to see her as governor.  

I made myself feel better by voting green for all the strictly local stuff like water reclamation district and county commish.  JEEZ, Illinois Democratic Party! Try harder!
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For women who observe very strict Purdah, a burqua or other face-and-body-concealing garment allows them to leave their homes, go to their children's schools, go to the hospital, and participate in society in other ways that would normally entail too much public exposure.

Take away the garment and you take away the freedom it offers. Sure, some women will respond by going out in public with bare faces, Vive la République! But others will respond--whether by their own choice or someone else's--by not appearing in public at all any more.

So those pricks in the French government are most likely sentencing a small number of their countrywomen to lifetime house arrest, and doing it in the name of liberté.  That's pretty fucked up.
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Per Rush Limbaugh, in Obama's America, black kids beat up white kids with impunity.

"in Obama's America the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering 'yeah, right on, right on, right on.'"

The black kids were also heard to observe that the white kid was "like school in summertime" and that beating on white kids is "dy-no-mite!"

Larouchies

Jun. 11th, 2008 01:22 pm
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The Chicago Larouchies were out wearing sign boards and chatting up drivers on the southwest side yesterday. One of the signs said "Global Warming: As Fake as Your Girlfriend's Orgasm."

Eye-catching, but I'm not sure what to make of it. Presumably if you're an attentive lover, and produce actual orgasms in your girlfriend(s), you're contributing to the reality of global warming! Save the polar bears: come first!!!

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