Saturday, April 30, 2011

Soundtrack for a Progressive Movement

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Afghanistan: Get the Fuck Out - Now!!!

Pilot Kills Eight US Soldiers, One Contractor in Kabul Airport Attack

Reports Say Soldiers, Pilot Got into Argument

by Jason Ditz, April 27, 2011 (

At least nine American members of the NATO occupation force were killed today in Kabul Airport when an apparent argument with a pilot turned into a shootout. The pilot killed eight NATO soldiers and one NATO civilian contractor before being slain himself.

The pilot had been employed as a pilot for 20 years, although the Afghan Defense Ministry claimed today that he suffered from some unnamed “mental illness.” There was no indication what the argument was about.

We've invested blood and treasure in this piss-hole of a country and achieved nothing. Billions of our tax dollars have disappeared into the off-shore accounts of corrupt Afghan politicians. Afghanistan is nothing but a tenth-century version of the Sopranos with burkas in place of haute couture.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It's not about the budget - It's about enforcing conservative mores

Poll: 46% of Mississippi GOP voters want to ban interracial marriage.

So the liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling outfit posed a revealing question to Mississippi Republicans in their latest survey: "Do you think interracial marriage should be legal or illegal?"

Shockingly, 46 percent of the state's GOP voters replied "illegal." 14 percent bizarrely responded "not sure." That means about 60 percent of these Southern Republicans are hearkening back to a time--1958 to be exact--when the American mainstream overwhelmingly looked down on people with different shades of skin getting married.

Erik Hayden, The Atlantic Wire