Thursday, June 15, 2006

"The english funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen has made much fun of our great country"




Hilarious.

Fair?

Yolo DA Jeff Reisig seeks death penalty in halloween homicide case
After a five-month trial and nearly four weeks of deliberations, a Yolo County jury Thursday convicted three suspected Woodland gang members of first-degree murder in the Halloween night shooting deaths of two men in 2002.

Defendants Ernesto Duran Arellano, 34, Oscar Hurtado Cervantes, 32, and James Joseph Olague, 29, were convicted of first-degree murder in the killings of Woodlanders Eric Eugene Folsom, 17, and Robert Michael Stepper, 20.

The three also were convicted of attempted murder in the shooting that night of two 14-year-old girls who survived.

Arellano and Cervantes each face the death penalty.

Race doesn't seem to play in any of the discussion. What is the racial makeup of the jury... well, let's just say, white! Surprised?


Would an all Black or Latino jury been much better for these guys? I mean jeez, they killed 2 people and attempted to kill another 2! How about their victims; what about their rights?!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Broom of Truth


Ah, I love The People’s Cube. What a wonderful website they have going. Here is their recent post on the death of Al Zarqawi:

Another leader of social progress has been murdered by American war criminals today. The Left movement has lost a prominent comrade who helped us fight US imperialism at home and abroad. Every glorious beheading and school bus explosion he committed was cherished by human rights activists as another proof of the cynical nature of the Bush administration.

RECOMMENDED HEADLINES
FOR PROGRESSIVE MASS MEDIA:
• Why right-wing extremists cheer Zarqawi's death
• Should we love Al Zarqawi? Many think so
• Zarqawi killed, but more impotantly - what have US marines done wrong lately?
• Zarqawi Studies Center and Museum to open in University of Colorado at Boulder
• FCC bans "dancing Zarqawi" iPod commercial
• Cameron Diaz gets a cool Zarqawi tattoo

Just like Che Guevara before him, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi will be remembered by generations of progressives who will make sure his legacy lives on. A commemorative T-shirt has been produced and is recommended as casual wear after a 7-day official mourning period is over.

Advantages of the Printed Word

(via Eric at Drink-Soaked Trotskyite Popinjays for War)

there are still some advantages to having the physical newspaper in your hands - the main one being that it's easier to scan in order to get an overall sense of the day's content. - Norm

"You can also throw it across the room in disgust.

And yesterday a newspaper came in handy in an existential life or death struggle with a wasp.

That's the flying variety. Only rarely do I find agitated White Anglo-Saxon Protestants wandering the house threatening random violence." - Eric

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Diminished

A very fine piece over at Orcinus titled “Here Comes the Flood”:

“What really aggravates pundits like (Maureen) Dowd -- who often earn their astonishingly powerful chunks of media real estate not so much through actual journalistic or writing merit but through a combination of luck and deviousness -- is that their influence is being diminished by people who, for heaven's sake, have no more qualifications than they do. And their evident success as opinion-makers based on their merits as writers and analysts, rather than their elite positioning atop the media heap, undermines everything that the pundit class is all about.

What Dowd doesn't get -- and which precludes her from comprehending what the hell this blogging thing is all about -- is why these bloggers exist in the first place.

And it's because of people like her.”

Monday, June 12, 2006

Thank you Indybay, and Thank you Clowns!

Thank you Indybay, you have made my day!

“Having been the target of numerous anti-war demonstrations, the Oakland Military Recruitment Center on Broadway at 21st Street met a different type of adversary on June 7th. The Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA) invaded and occupied the military recruitment center in downtown Oakland for about 45 minutes until they were forced out by city police and the center shut down for the day.”

What more can I say? At least some radicals have stopped acting like they are serious about politics, and donned garb that is more befitting of them.

Coming soon to an Indymedia site near you: “How to Smashing Capitalism and Blame the Jews using a rubber nose and miniature tricycle.” Don’t miss it!

Two posts

I have two posts up at Indymedia Watch today. You can check them out here, and here.