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Friday, May 07, 2010

i'm in a state of disbelief

i JUST read about this right now. i read it from another source (who said they actually contacted the academy and asked them what a 'nick' actually meant. the source said, it was just like piercing an ear. no. that is NOT good enough for me. minor grrrls should NOT be ritually touched in ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM on or near the clitoris. for the record, i'm even against circumcision unless MEDICALLY necessary). they referred to pz myers and since i love his blog, i decided to link to his posting.

Whatever happened to “first, do no harm”?

PZ Myers

The American Academy of Pediatrics has come up with a compromise on female genital mutilation.

International human rights organization Equality Now is stunned by a new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which essentially promotes female genital mutilation (FGM) and advocates for "federal and state laws [to] enable pediatricians to reach out to families by offering a 'ritual nick'," such as pricking or minor incisions of girls' clitorises. The Policy Statement "Ritual Genital Cutting of Female Minors", issued by the AAP on April 26, 2010, is a significant set-back to the Academy's own prior statements on the issue of FGM and is antithetical to decades of noteworthy advancement across Africa and around the world in combating this human rights violation against women and girls. It is ironic that the AAP issued its statement the very same day that Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY) and Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) announced the introduction of new bipartisan legislation, The Girls Protection Act (H.R. 5137), to close the loophole in the federal law prohibiting FGM by making it illegal to transport a minor girl living in the U.S. out of the country for the purpose of FGM.

Nice bit of accommodationism there. "We'll just mutilate baby girls a little bit, to make the misogynist patriarchal assholes happy." Well, we have no obligation to make misogynist patriarchal assholes happy at all, especially not when it involves waving scalpels about in the genitals of children.....................

isn't this sort of a 'duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh'?

Exposed: Christian leader caught with male escort says he needed help with his luggage

By John Byrne

Update: Escort tells paper Rekers is homosexual

The newspaper that busted a Christian leader with a male escort ran a follow-up story Thursday afternoon:

The male escort hired by anti-gay activist George Alan Rekers has told Miami New Times the Baptist minister is a homosexual who paid him to provide body rubs once a day in the nude, during their ten-day vacation in Europe.

Rekers allegedly named his favorite maneuver the "long stroke" -- a complicated caress "across his penis, thigh... and his anus over the butt cheeks," as the escort puts it. "Rekers liked to be rubbed down there," he says..................

Photo: Anti-Gay Activist George Rekers and His Rent Boy at Miami International Airport

Photo by Brandon K. Thorp
George Rekers and 'Lucien' waiting for the elevator at MIA.

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Thursday, May 06, 2010


i've mentioned several times

how i have been influenced by karen (my moms used to show me pictures of all sorts of different people and different cultures when i was a young rose bush)


like i have been saying

if you elect (in this case) him, you deserve him (even though i didn't vote for daLIEbs, the majority in connecticut did. we deserved him in that case)

this asswipe looks WAY WORSE (if you can believe that)

Using Gender in Political Campaigns

by gwen
In the article “‘White Men Are This Nation:’ Right-Wing Militias and the Restoration of Rural American Masculinity,” Michael Kimmel and Abby Ferber discuss the particular ideas about masculinity that form part of the ideologies of the militia movement. This movement sees American manhood as endangered, under attack from feminists, minorities, and a feminized government that have collectively weakened the nation. From this perspective, a major goal of those in the militia movement is to return the U.S. to a position of global dominance by re-masculinizing it, a process that falls primarily to White men.............

.................Brown served in the Navy; his website includes a lot of camouflage and calls to pursue an aggressive military policy and save the nation from its current weakness. His rhetoric draws on a particular type of masculinity, one that relies on violence, sexism, and homophobia. Some quotes from his website:

…many U.S. politicians are spineless jellyfish

…attack and annihilate that monstrous national debt…

Mighty War Department

Keep the Queens out of the Marines

Combat is NO place for women

Part of his bio:

I was also a Taxicab driver and evangelist in Boise, ID where I led approximately 1,000 lost souls to the Lord Jesus Christ: Drunks and Winos, Hookers and Strippers, Bums, and Homeless; Hippies and Rainbow people, Bikers, and Villains, Truckers and Construction workers, Businessmen and Proletarians, psychos and weirdo’s, homos and lesbians; even some people who looked normal and smelled nice.................

great great great ad campaign

2 other pics at the link below

talking while driving

by Heather Tompkins

(i believe these are from india)

how well can YOU do?

match the mug shot to the tattoo (or is that tattoo to mug shot)

this has been eradicated here for the most part

but NOT everywhere. just know that

child labor (from one of the most kick ass blogs out there tywkiwdbi)

Josie, six year old, Bertha, six years old, Sophie, 10 years old, all shuck regularly. Maggioni Canning Co. Location: Port Royal, South Carolina. (source)

(there's a few other pics and some links at tywkiwdbi)



and all the boys will give you wolf whistles

(by the way, a nun actually said this to me when i was in either 2nd or 3rd grade. we were having a dance recitle at our school, st. michaels in the north end of hartford. my costume consisted of an orange/yellow leotard and red tulle half skirt that tied around my waist and red tulle sleeve for ONE arm. oh, of course my black tap shoes too. so i couldn't wear my slutty costume. end of story)


we knew that!


just a lil' fyi here

Media Ignore The Fact That Man Who Alerted Police To Failed Times Square Bombing Is A Muslim Immigrant

Posted by zaidjilani

The chief suspect in the case of the failed Times Square car bombing is Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad, who has confessed to the plot. Much of the media has latched onto Shahzad’s Muslim faith and his Pakistani identity, making inflammatory remarks and suggestions about Muslims and Pakistanis:

– CNN contributor and Redstate.com blogger Erick Erickson complained that the words “muslim” and “Islam” are “not mentioned” enough in stories about Shahzad. He wrote, “It really is pathetic that you’re more likely to see the words “racist” and “Republican” together in the newspaper these days than “terrorism” and “Islam.” [5/4/2010]

– Hate radio host Neal Boortz tweeted, “OMG! The Times Square Bomber is a Muslim! Shocker! Who would have believed it?” [5/4/2010]

– The cover of today’s Washington Post-published Express features a black-and-white photo of Shahzad with the sensationalist headline “MADE IN PAKISTAN” [5/5/2010]...............

shout out to LOS suns!!!!

‘Los Suns’ Join Protest, Then Stop the Spurs

Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Steve Nash wore his ‘Los Suns’ jersey during Wednesday’s playoff game.

ok babies, this says it ALL (and more)

"Actress" Kim Kardashian: Fox News ‘The Only News' in Our House" (the quote marks around the word actress are MINE)

this from a woman (well her ENTIRE EFFING FAMILY) who would have made anna nicole smith look like stephen hawking

By Nicholas Ballasy

(CNSNews.com) -- Actress and model Kim Kardashian turned down CBS’s invitation to attend the White House Correspondents Dinner, but told CNSNews.com that she decided to attend as a guest of Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. Kardashian added that Fox News Channel, which is often criticized by liberals, is “very reputable” and “the only news in the house” where she resides. .........

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

by the time i get to arizona (remix) and NSFW

FINAL_By The Time I get to Arizona.mp3

via reality sandwich
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky

........In the wake of Republican Governor Jan Brewer's anti-immigrant law, me and Chuck D were rappin' and we decided to put together an update of his classic track "By The Time I get To Arizona." Anyone who knows about hip hop from the early 90's remembers John Mccain's unwillingness to endorse creating a local version of Martin Luther King's birthday. The update here is a 21st century look in the rear view mirror. The cliché that "those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it" still holds sway in our hyper amnesiac culture. I remixed D.W. Griffith's infamous film "Birth of a Nation" with a bit of Public Enemy in mind, and later on, they named an e.p. with the same name as my project. Me and Chuck D have done several projects in the past around progressive, non knucklehead hip hop. (Check out my album, Drums of Death [http://itunes.apple.com/album/drums-of-death/id59388498].)

Please feel free to download this track and pass it around. We are the media.

By the way, this is a mashup, and it's basically not really for sale. I just took a riff from Philly Sound (www.funkadelphiarecords.com), and flipped it. The result, is what you hear here. It's free, and open. No $!!................


has a mess o' WONDERFUL signs

we didn't cross the border..........the border crossed US

Trailer for Machete, Robert Rodriguez' Mexploitalove-note to Arizona

Hey Arizona, Don't Fuck With This Mexican... MACHETE has some Cinco De Mayo words for you!!!

harry has the trailer, but i can't embed it so click on the cool news link. i insist peeps. IT IS WICKED WORTH IT (one of THE best videos i've seen this year)

update: whoooooooooooooooooowhoooooooooooooo i DID find it

via dangerous minds


the feminist looking glass gives us:

Top 10 Feminist Songs

(i agree with MOST of the choices)

wednesday with mike mangione (and band of course)

glenn palin 2012


this couldn't possibly be true

he's a DOCTOR (that's sarcasm by the way in case you couldn't tell)

here's another jaw dropping story (about how women are treated and how the men that ALLEGEDLY mistreated them are treated. guess who winds up on top?)

Gynecologist Practiced Medicine for 9 Years, Despite Multiple Rape Allegations From Patients

by Cara

Trigger Warning for graphic descriptions of rape and other sexual assault.

The Chicago Tribune recently ran an extended piece on a gynecologist who is alleged to have raped at least 3 patients and sexually harassed at least 4, only to have been allowed to continue practicing medicine for 9 years after the first allegation. Worse yet, once action was finally taken, it was in the form of a mere 9 month license suspension that will allow the doctor/alleged rapist to reapply for his license this summer. The entire while, police have declined to press any charges.

Tameka Stokes was 19 when a pelvic disease diagnosis brought her to the exam table of Bruce Sylvester Smith, a gynecologist at Chicago’s Kennedy Medical Service Corp., in May 2000.

According to Stokes’ allegations in state records, Smith raped her while her legs were in stirrups.

As she left the exam room, Stokes broke down crying to a nurse, who immediately called police, records show. After submitting to a rape exam at South Shore Hospital, Stokes provided detectives with a description of Smith’s actions — allegations later shared with the state agency that polices professional license-holders, the documents show.................

more faux 'news'

well they didn't DO this study on mr rogers, but they're sure jammin' on it.

#1, the study is SHITE. do you hear me. SHITE. i can't believe anyone is giving it a second glance

#2, i'm glad faux did though because it provides us with our wednesday humor


we can all be outraged as hell

at all the things this flaming douchebag person says. all that aside, i must wonder why faux 'news' continues to use him

Obama bow to Saudi king led to Times Square plot: Scheuer

By David Edwards

The Times Square bomb "100% worked," the NYPD was "dead beat" by the bomber, and President Barack Obama's bow to the Saudi King led to the plot, in the first place. That's all true if you believe Fox News guest Michael Scheuer.

It's not the first time Scheuer, formerly in charge of the CIA's Bin Laden issue station, has raised eyebrows. In 2009, Scheuer said "the only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States."

In January, Scheuer said the U.S. should encourage terrorists to focus their anger on Israel. "Ultimately Israel is a country that is of no particular worth the United States," he said.

The following month, Scheuer told Fox News' Steve Doocy, "We're not killing enough people," in Afghanistan.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

wednesday is not just food day in the newspapers

it's also catch your christian evangelical fundamentalist with a callboy rentboy you meet through an online hookup day!

Exposed: Christian leader caught with male escort says he needed help with his luggage

By John Byrne

A Christian leader and prominent neuro-psychiatrist who co-founded the Family Research Council with evangelist James Dobson took a ten-day European vacation with a callboy he met through RentBoy.com and was caught in an airport with the escort by a Miami newspaper.

The escort said he had met George Rekers, professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of South Carolina, on RentBoy.com. Rekers, when confronted, didn't deny that he'd met the callboy online, but said he had hired him to help him carry his baggage and didn't learn he was generally hired for "private company" until mid-way through his European vacation.

"I had surgery," Rekers told Miami's New Times, "and I can't lift luggage. That's why I hired him." (The paper noted that it didn't stop him from pushing a "tottering" pile of luggage through Miami International Airport.)........

and from joe my god:

Dr. George Rekers, Patron Of Male Prostitutes, Responds To Me On Facebook

Tuesday, May 04, 2010


insect tattoos



Illuminatius by Atelier van Lieshout

these really ARE amazing photos

Exclusive: Amazing photos of the Gulf Coast oil rig exploding, sinking
Taken by a DOE contractor.

one woman CAN (and DOES) make a difference

they're 9, 10, 11, 12 and sometimes even younger. they're our sisters and our daughters. it happens there but don't be fooled. IT HAPPENS HERE TOO. make a difference. help stop this

Rescuing girls from sex slavery
By Ebonne Ruffins, CNN

Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) -- Geeta was 9 when she began wearing makeup, staying up until 2 a.m. and having sex with as many as 60 men a day.

"I used to be really sad and frustrated with what was happening in my life," she said.

The daughter of Nepalese peasant farmers, Geeta -- now 26 -- had been sold to a brothel in India by a member of her extended family. The family member had duped Geeta's visually impaired mother into believing her daughter would get work at a clothing company in Nepal.

"The brothel where I was ... there [were] many customers coming in every day. The owner used to verbally abuse us, and if we didn't comply, [she] would start beating us with wires, rods and hot spoons."

It was not until Geeta was 14 that a police officer rescued her and brought her to a safe house compound run by Anuradha Koirala. The 61-year-old woman and her group, Maiti Nepal, have been fighting for more than 16 years to rescue and rehabilitate thousands of Nepal's sex trafficking victims...............

Secret Erik Prince Tape Exposed

Jeremy Scahill
Erik Prince, the reclusive owner of the Blackwater empire, rarely gives public speeches and when he does he attempts to ban journalists from attending and forbids recording or videotaping of his remarks. On May 5, that is exactly what Prince is trying to do when he speaks at DeVos Fieldhouse as the keynote speaker for the "Tulip Time Festival" in his hometown of Holland, Michigan. He told the event's organizers no news reporting could be done on his speech and they consented to the ban. Journalists and media associations in Michigan are protesting this attempt to bar reporting on his remarks.

Despite Prince's attempts to shield his speeches from public scrutiny, The Nation magazine has obtained an audio recording of a recent, private speech delivered by Prince to a friendly audience. The speech, which Prince attempted to keep from public consumption, provides a stunning glimpse into his views and future plans and reveals details of previously undisclosed activities of Blackwater. The people of the United States have a right to media coverage of events featuring the owner of a company that generates 90% of its revenue from the United States government.


no you effing big fat stupidhea

god had NOTHING to do with this MAN-MADE (as in the good ol' whiteboyz network) disaster. NOTHING

Texas governor pans drilling safety regulations, suggests ‘God’ to blame for BP’s oil disaster
By Stephen C. Webster

If the very Christian, very Republican governor of Texas is right on this one, he may soon find it politically expedient to rethink his allegiances, what with 2010 being an election year and all.

That's right: according to Republican Rick Perry, no amount of safety requirements can prevent an "act of God," which may or may not have occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in 11 dead oil rig workers and a gusher of oil jetting over 2 million gallons of crude per day into the fragile aquatic ecosystem.

Initial estimates claimed just 1,000 barrels of oil per day were leaking, but that number was quickly revised upward to 5,000 barrels per day. Current estimates project as much as 50,000 barrels a day are spouting from the sunken rig, and it may yet increase..................


i LOVE django

How Django Reinhardt Survived World War II

by lisa,

Reinhardt was a Roma or “gypsy” and a jazz musician. During World War II both gypsies and jazz musicians were targeted by the Nazi regime. Over a million gypsies were exterminated for presumed racial inferiority and jazz was believed to combine the worst of Blacks and Jews (i.e., “musical race defilement”). Just listening to a jazz record could get you sent to a concentration camp..........

tuesday discovery: sex advice from (sit down please)

faux 'news'??????????????

well, that's where this comes from

(sorry, i couldn't read it, but you can if you like)

Fox on Sex: The Allure of Vibrating Panties

By Jenny Block

Sunday, May 02, 2010

so someone from england cannot teach english in arizona?


............Meanwhile, in a move that was more covert until the Wall Street Journal uncovered it, the Arizona Department of Education has told schools that teachers with "heavy" or "ungrammatical" accents are no longer allowed to teach English classes.

As outlined by the Journal, Arizona's recent pattern of discriminatory education policies is ironic -- and is likely a function of No Child Left Behind funding requirements -- given that the state spent a decade recruiting teachers for whom English was a second language...................

so true so true so true

Posted by Tara McGinley at dangerous minds

i like THIS one WAY better than the original



of course THIS one is near and dear to me...

one dozen unique food tattoos

photo by Flickr user sylvie LS

this IS pretty darn cool

and the best part is you can watch it from almost ANY vantage point. follow the explosion and the implosion


this cuccinelli is ONE EFFING CLASSY DUDE

yet ANOTHER great thing he's done. just add it to the list

Cuccinelli channels John Ashcroft, censors Roman goddess’ clothing on the Virginia seal.

The “Great Seal” of the Commonwealth of Virginia depicts the Roman goddess Virtus standing over the defeated Tyranny and has been in use since 1776. Virtus is holding a spear and a sheathed sword, and the garb she is wearing exposes her left breast. (An earlier rendition of the seal traced back to Thomas Jefferson shows the goddess wearing even less clothing.) However, far-right Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) is now tinkering with the historic seal:

The seal depicts the Roman goddess Virtus, or virtue, wearing a blue tunic draped over one shoulder, her left breast exposed. But on the new lapel pins Cuccinelli recently handed out to his staff, Virtus’ bosom is covered by an armored breastplate.

When the new design came up at a staff meeting, workers in attendance said Cuccinelli joked that it converts a risqué image into a PG one....................

yeah, this is the sort of person

i'd like our children to look up to (N O T)

High school principal calls Facebook page wishing Obama dead ‘funny’

By Gavin Dahl

A New Hampshire high school principal is insisting her membership in a Facebook group lamenting that Barack Obama lived through his first year in office is all a big misunderstanding.

"I do not wish our president dead in any way," Principal Ronna Cadarette told Concord Monitor.

More than a million people have joined the Facebook group, which features an illustration of the president equating him with iconography of the Soviet Union..................

the winner of the whitest dude of the week......

EXCLUSIVE: Email From Author Of Arizona Law Reveals Intent To Cast Wide Net Against Latinos

By Andrea Nill

Yesterday, Arizona lawmakers made a handful of changes to the immigration bill Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) recently signed into effect that appear to be in response to many of the criticisms aimed at the bill. One of those changes replaces the phrase “lawful contact” with “lawful stop, detention or arrest” to “apparently clarify that officers don’t need to question a victim or witness about their legal status.” However, the legislature also implemented a third change that some call “frightening.” As part of the amended bill, a police officer responding to city ordinance violations would also be required to determine the immigration status of an individual they have reasonable suspicion of being an undocumented immigrant.

Wonk Room recently obtained an email written by Kris Kobach, a lawyer at the Immigration Reform Law Institute — the group which credits itself with writing the bill — to Arizona state Sen. Russell Pierce (R), urging him to include language that will allow police to use city ordinance violations such as “cars on blocks in the yard” as an excuse to “initiate quieries” in light of the “lawful contact” deletion:.................