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fight racism with bingo!

http://community.livejournal.com/racism_101/55865.htmlcommunity.livejournal.com/racism_101/56995.htmlI posted about this because I was really frustrated about my inability to catch immediately some of the racist tropes and themes which have become ever-more-pervasive in american "discourse," (which I have to put the word "discourse" in quotes, cause... yeah).so...  the first post is my original question, which includes some useful links about racism… Continue reading fight racism with bingo!

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Jimmy Carter is awesome

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/16/jimmy-carter-you-lie-racistsalient highlights:  Carter said the "You lie" interjection by Joe Wilson showed there was "an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president".The 84-year-old said the case was part of a disturbing trend directed at Obama that has included equating the president to Nazi leaders. "Those kind of things… Continue reading Jimmy Carter is awesome

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ummm… it’s not particularly subtle, but…

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers parses the 50 million people who are uninsured as (lazy) "people who don't bother" or "illegal immigrants."  I voted against her with the wrath of a thousand suns.  She got re-elected, despite my best efforts.www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/aug/20/reform-talk-draws-protest/www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/aug/19/public-excluded-meeting-mcmorris-rodgers/Note some highlights:Spokane is the third-biggest town in WA state.  She didn't have open meetings, rather, closed meetings,… Continue reading ummm… it’s not particularly subtle, but…

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please watch! FUNNY

I haven't watched SNL in years....  but this is funny.www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/27/tina-fey-as-sarah-palin-k_n_129956.htmlalso, if you want to watch the scary original interview: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/09/25/eveningnews/main4479062.shtmlit's scary b/c Palin obviously has resorted to a variety of memorized soundbites and has no idea what she's talking about.  which is what makes Tina Fey's impersonation of her all the more brilliant.  smiles. 

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welcome to the (fascist state) jungle we’ve got fun & games

let's not forget Amy Goodman of Democracy Now.  http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20080903_why_we_were_falsely_arrested/and more protests:  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/09/05and the targeting of independent journalists:  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/09/05-2at the RNC in New York in 2004, they arrested almost 2,000 people.  Mostly held them for a few days, and then after that, the convention was over.  and if you think the Dem's  in Denver were any better,… Continue reading welcome to the (fascist state) jungle we’ve got fun & games

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re: Sarah Palin and the “Mommy Wars” vs racism: who will win?

If you're not sure how Racism and Sexism are gonna clash in the upcoming presidential race, look at the following links:www.nytimes.com/2008/09/02/us/politics/02mother.htmlwarner.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/04/the-mirrored-ceiling/www.commondreams.org/view/2008/09/05-2and older but still relevant: warner.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/17/for-clinton-and-obama-the-burden-of-identity/and from the local paper here, which I absolutely love (although it is not the Village Voice, it's still good): http://www.inlander.com/commentary/292543696451479.phpI seriously wonder which prejudice is gonna win out in this… Continue reading re: Sarah Palin and the “Mommy Wars” vs racism: who will win?

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little FYI for ya….

umm, I'm uncomfortable with some of the assumed prejudices in this article.  but it might be worth reading nonetheless. please let's continue the discussion despite our discomfort. -anna http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid59801.asp From the Advocate.com: 08/23/08-08/25/08 Poll: Most Americans Would Support Gay Presidential Candidate Following an Advocate article pondering the electability of an openly gay candidate for president,… Continue reading little FYI for ya….

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saturday morning…

hey, ho there sports fans...  Kermit the frog here... can you believe?  the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina...  it's just awful.  and there are folks still living in FEMA trailers, with asbestos, black mold, and other things which are awful which I'm sure I don't know about... and Joe Fucking BIDEN, encouraging people to PRAY that… Continue reading saturday morning…