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“Don’t let them assassinate Hugo Chavez; Don’t let them assassinate Evo Morales”

By auguste
Friday, June 20, 2008 18:53 EDT

It’s not very IMS for me to enthusiastically recommend an act as…earnest as Flobots, but I really like the single:

so I bought the album on iTunes, and I have to say I’m very pleased with it. Another highlight, in my mind, is “Same Thing” (not a video):

We say yes to grassroots organization
No to neo-liberal globalization
Bring the troops back to the USA
and shut down Guantanamo Bay

Who let ‘em overthrow Jacobo Arbenz?
Who let ‘em overthrow Mohammed Mosaddeq?
Who let ‘em assassinate Salvador Allende?
I didn’t let them but they did it anyway

Earnest as hell.

Funny how perceptions vary, isn’t it?

By auguste

Here’s one way to look at something: Obama’s first general election commercial—released on Juneteenth It’s healthy at this time in the campaign to remind people out there being bombarded with slime efforts to evoke images of an “Afro-Leninist,” a Muslim terrorist, or a Black Radical Trojan Horse, when the real Barack Obama is part of a growing, vibrant mosaic in America. Not a post-racial America, but one with a population that is becoming harder to…


MI: Lesbian couple’s doctor visit turns into a lecture on morality

By pams

Why can’t these fundies just do their flipping jobs? Ashleigh Haberman and Erica Schaub were married in Canada. They went to Spectrum Health South Pavilion Urgent Care Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where Schaub, accompanied by Haberman, sought care for a nagging cold. They went into the exam room and…


The Homosexual Agenda KO’s the Christian Civic League of Maine

By pams

In my capacity as “a leading source of radical homosexual propaganda, anti-Christian bigotry, and radical transgender advocacy” and “wicked and sinful promoter of homosexual behavior“, I am pleased to announce that we have strengthened our grip on New England. The Christian Civic League of Maine has given up the ghost…


Out Today

By Jesse Taylor

I’ll be finishing up moving out of my old apartment today, but I did want to leave you with my new favorite road trip game. It’s called Phil Collins Ruined Genesis: The Game. The rules: You must be taking a trip by car longer of at least 90 minutes or…


The shape of things to come

By Amanda Marcotte

No time for the Friday Random Ten today, but I wanted to draw everyone’s attention to this article about the whisper campaigns against Barack Obama that exploit Americans’ xenophobia and other forms of ignorance. More than any other factor, these whisper campaigns are going to be damaging to Obama’s chances.…


Obama’s first general election commercial — released on Juneteenth

By pams

The Obama campaign has tapped North Carolina as one of the states to air this ad; it’s been Red at the presidential level, but NC’s in play this time around. It will also run in Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North…


Better Congress, Please

By Jesse Taylor




By Jesse Taylor

It occurs to me upon reading this that the last movie I saw which mentioned condom use was Knocked Up. And they did it wrong. As summer vacation begins, 17 girls at Gloucester High School are expecting babies—more than four times the number of pregnancies the 1,200-student school had last…


Paragons Of Consistency

By Jesse Taylor
Thursday, June 19, 2008 23:21 EDT

At this point, I don’t think John McCain is running on the same platform he was three months ago. It’s a really weird thing how, after more than two decades in public service, he’s decided that virtually everything he believed was in need of a refresh. All at once. In…