Thursday, May 15, 2008

Carpe donut!

Michelle Malkin has ditched Starbucks for Dunkin Donuts. If you really want to save the world, switch to Krispy Kreme iced lattes.

A Belfast mural that says it all

Found at Lenin's Tomb.

Lori Drew follow-up

Late last fall, I learned about Lori Drew's actions that led a neighborhood kid to suicide. Looks like Megan's family may yet find some legal recourse:
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles today indicted a woman of fraudulently using a account to "cyber-bully" a Missouri teenager who later hanged herself because she believed she was being rejected by a 16-year-old boy she met on the social networking website.

Lori Drew, 49, of O'Fallon, Mo., faces three counts of accessing protected computers without authorization to obtain information to inflict emotional distress on the girl and one count of conspiracy.

The case set off a national furor when it was revealed that 13-year-old Megan Meier was the victim of a hoax perpetrated by Drew, who was the mother of one of the girl's former friends.
It won't bring Megan back to life, but perhaps would help the Meier family to heal.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Got some change to spare?

No - it's not for me. Rather, I'm directing your attention to fellow blogger Arthur Silber. In an ideal world, someone with writing of his caliber would be raking in the cash from book deals, the lecture circuit, etc. Instead, he's scraping to get by, subsisting largely on donations. If you've got some change to spare, it would be most appreciated.

Monday, May 12, 2008


Starvation and food riots caused by commodities speculation - in other words many humans murdered by capitalism.

In times of famine, Vladimir Ilych Lenin took a robust line on speculation. "We can't expect to get anywhere," he told the Petrograd Soviet in 1918, "unless we resort to terrorism: speculators must be shot on the spot".
Found at - of all places - The Financial Times in an article titled Speculators feast on soaring commodities prices. H/t Lenin's Tomb.

An air of inevitability?

Sure seems like it.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Another sign of the times

Gated community ghost town

The spirit of 1968 lives

Check out some graffiti from the May 1968 student & worker uprisings in Paris. Words live on and continue to resonate. A few clippings worth highlighting:
Warning: ambitious careerists may now be disguised as “progressives.”


The boss needs you, you don’t need the boss.


We refuse to be highrised, diplomaed, licensed, inventoried, registered, indoctrinated, suburbanized, sermonized, beaten, telemanipulated, gassed, booked.
We are all “undesirables.”
We must remain “unadapted.”


You can’t buy happiness. Steal it.


To hell with boundaries.
You can no longer sleep quietly once you’ve suddenly opened your eyes.
The future will only contain what we put into it now.
That first line seems especially pertinent now as we witness "progressives" of one stripe or another profiting madly from their "gate crashing." I can guarantee you, these new "bosses" need you much more than you need them - that's the dirty little secret of power.

Image and link h/t to Marisacat.

"We Get Off On Warfare"?

Yup...he really said it:

A summary of Rod Parsley and pal John McCain can be found here. Obama (who for reasons mentioned elsewhere I refuse to endorse) was ripped several new holes regarding his now-defunct friendship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright for statements by Wright that really are not much more radical than MLK Jr. Yet there is nary a peep about McCain's pastor friend who is apparently a genuine hatemonger.