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Twitter @BreeNewsome
"Obama wasn't elected president as part of a global, anti-democratic communist movement and was himself a centrist, pro-capitalist president"
Yes. Thank you Ms. Newsome
2017  2010s  takedown  response  bree_newsome  barack_obama  dumb  conservative  hypocrisy  capitalism  communism  fascism  education  america  from twitter_favs
february 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @beyupdates_
RT : Wikihow turned Obama, Beyoncé, and Jay Z white to explain "How to become a congressman."
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january 2017 by cluebucket
Democrats always prove the commies right | Fredrik deBoer
"Outside of primary season, they say to use the primary process. During primaries, they do everything possible to ensure our failure."  fredrik_deboer  2016  2010s  democrat  communism  argument  politics  writing  debate  connecticut  al_gore  howard_dean  barack_obama  2000s  bernie_sanders  hillary_clinton  campaign  power  change  corruption 
march 2016 by cluebucket
Review: In ‘Playing to the Edge,’ Michael V. Hayden, Bush-Era Spymaster, Defends His Record -
Mr. Hayden is also out to settle a few scores. He seems to have more ill will for pesky journalists than for the terrorists in his cross hairs, although his efforts are likely to have the opposite effect intended.
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february 2016 by cluebucket
President Obama breaks own 'Politics 101' rule, wears tiara at Tulsa girls' request - Tulsa World: Local
“It was fun to see a grown man put on a tiara,” Miriam said.
But that was about it. She doesn’t remember carrying on about it after their meeting.
“I wasn’t talking about it a ton,” she said.
Amy Schaffer, Miriam’s mother, said the girls were “kind of done” with it after it happened.
“They were very nonchalant about the whole thing, as 8-year-olds are,” she said.

I die. too cute.  tulsa  oklahoma  girl_scouts  girl  nour_habib  barack_obama  president  tiara  crown  cute  2015  2010s  white_house  photo  image  2014 
february 2016 by cluebucket
Live free or die. | MetaFilter #6389216
user poffin boffin describes domestic American politics of the mid-2010s, I note for relaying to future generations: "Honestly I don't give a single fuck if either Clinton or Sanders fulfill any of their campaign promises so long as in the next 8 years they just build on what Obama has already done wrt healthcare and prevent any fucking woman-loathing white supremacists from giving us new SCOTUS nominations.
my bar is as low as it's gonna get folks, the other choices literally involve armbands for muslims and gay latino death camps and wire hanger abortions nationwide and a sentient ham in a wig cheering a crowd of people beating up a black man live on tv"
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february 2016 by cluebucket
What It’s Like To Report on Mass Shootings Routinely — Personal Growth — Medium
"I have a mass shooting story prewritten at all times, ready to be filled in with details as needed. Such shootings happen about once a month and we need to be prepared."
polly_mosendz  writing  journalism  journalist  process  news  how_to  shooting  death  tragedy  newspaper  twitter  disaster  oregon  violence  umpqua  roseburg  2015  2010s  2000s  america  reporting  barack_obama  routine  newsweek  template 
october 2015 by cluebucket
What Would Orwell Make of Obama's Drone Policy? - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic
Orwell: "Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness."

Adam Serwer: "The government needs the approval of a judge to detain a suspected terrorist. To kill one, it need only give itself permission."

TNC: Consider the notion of "imminence." Last year Eric Holder claimed that a lethal strike against an American citizen can only be made if to protect against "an imminent threat of violent attack." But the white paper states that imminence "does not require that the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons or interests will take place in the significant future." Effectively, the word "imminence" has no meaning beyond "we think you're a bad guy."
theatlantic  george_orwell  ta-nehisi_coates  adam_serwer  nbc  news  2010s  drone  policy  politics  terror  murder  al-qaeda  secret  warning  language  threat  attack  imminence  power  war  crime  2013  motherjones  america  obfuscation  vagueness  DoJ  justice  government  barack_obama 
february 2013 by cluebucket
The World Cries for Newtown's Children, but Few of Us Think About Dead Brown Babies | Your Black World
“People believe that little white kids in the suburbs have the right to live.  They have the right to be happy.  They have the right to peace.  When it comes to black babies in urban neighborhoods, people don’t believe these children deserve to have similar rights.  When people say things like ‘I can’t believe this would happen here,’ they are effectively saying that there are some neighborhoods where these tragic outcomes are far more acceptable.  I reject this notion entirely, and it is reflective of both white supremacy and classism.”
yourblackworld  boyce_watkins  2012  2010s  racism  writing  essay  newtown  death  killing  politics  barack_obama 
december 2012 by cluebucket
Flagpole head lady on South Park: | awesome | 30fps
South Park tonight compared to Obamas speech last night. Look at the people in the background.
image  tv  south_park  election  2012  audience  accuracy  barack_obama  art  animation  2010s  flag  from twitter_favs
november 2012 by cluebucket
U.S. Accused of Using Drones to Target Rescue Workers and Funerals in Pakistan
CHRIS WOODS: Even CIA agrees that it’s killed at least 50, and perhaps as high as 60, civilians. Their figures and ours are very different, and I think that’s based on how they interpreted "civilian." But nevertheless, CIA agrees that they’ve killed 50 to 60 civilians. There’s not been an investigation into a single one of those civilian deaths, and there’s not been a cent of compensation ever paid to anyone who’s been killed accidentally in Pakistan. And that’s a problem. When you have a covert intelligence agency running a military campaign, your accountability effectively collapses. And I think it’s worrying.
2012  2010s  war  democracynow  amy_goodman  interview  chris_woods  CIA  drone  pakistan  civilian  death  killing  secret  military  operation  funeral  transcript  barack_obama  investigation  21st_century 
february 2012 by cluebucket
No matter what...
"There is no historical evidence to support the idea that we can change the system through elections, yet many on the left keep pushing this. Why? Because we don't think we have the ability to create a large enough movement. But we do have that ability."
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january 2012 by cluebucket

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