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Exhibit A In How Passion Can Cloud Logic

In hahahas,Native Americans,off-beat,politics,stupidity,U.S History,War on the rational/ logic on November 17, 2009 by Editor Z

It is almost common knowledge that when tea partiers and the more nativist elements of the less intellectual talk radio world of conservatives talk about illegal immigration, it predominately refers to those migrating from Mexico.

But one prankster at a recent rally in Minnesota this weekend, actually tricked the tea partiers into railing against European immigration, for their ethnic cleansing, genocide, and economic injustices against Native Americans. All something they only belatedly realized.

A speaker at an anti-immigration rally in St. Paul, Minnesota, this past weekend got the crowd to support more than just the deportation of all illegal immigrants — he got them cheering for the eviction of all European-descended immigrants to America who “stole this land through genocide and ethnic cleansing.”

A crowd of some 40 people showed up to the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday to protest proposed reform of US immigration law. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday that the Obama administration was pushing for immigration reform that would create a pathway for the legalization of undocumented immigrants.

Napolitano said she would like to see a “tough, fair” plan that would allow illegal migrants to gain legal status if they pay a fine, pass a criminal background check, pay all back taxes and learn English.

That idea brought 40 anti-immigration protesters to Saturday’s protest, as well as 30 pro-immigration reform counter-protesters, according to FightBackNews in Minneapolis.

One of those protesters, going by the alias “Robert Erickson,” got a speaking spot at the rally and used it to argue for the eviction of all descendants of European immigrants — in other words, that contingent of white Americans who these days see themselves as “real” Americans.


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Exhibit A In How Passion Can Cloud Logic

In ar on the rational/ logic,hahahas,Native Americans,off-beat,politics,stupidity,U.S History,War on the rational/ logic on November 17, 2009 by Editor Z

It is almost common knowledge that when tea partiers and the more nativist elements of the less intellectual talk radio world of conservatives talk about illegal immigration, it predominately refers to those migrating from Mexico.

But one prankster at a recent rally in Minnesota this weekend, actually tricked the tea partiers into railing against European immigration, for their ethnic cleansing, genocide, and economic injustices against Native Americans. All something they only belatedly realized.

A speaker at an anti-immigration rally in St. Paul, Minnesota, this past weekend got the crowd to support more than just the deportation of all illegal immigrants — he got them cheering for the eviction of all European-descended immigrants to America who “stole this land through genocide and ethnic cleansing.”

A crowd of some 40 people showed up to the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday to protest proposed reform of US immigration law. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday that the Obama administration was pushing for immigration reform that would create a pathway for the legalization of undocumented immigrants.

Napolitano said she would like to see a “tough, fair” plan that would allow illegal migrants to gain legal status if they pay a fine, pass a criminal background check, pay all back taxes and learn English.

That idea brought 40 anti-immigration protesters to Saturday’s protest, as well as 30 pro-immigration reform counter-protesters, according to FightBackNews in Minneapolis.

One of those protesters, going by the alias “Robert Erickson,” got a speaking spot at the rally and used it to argue for the eviction of all descendants of European immigrants — in other words, that contingent of white Americans who these days see themselves as “real” Americans.


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This Date in History

In Crime,drugs,hippie scene,History,off-beat,television on October 6, 2009 by Editor Z

LSD Becomes Illegal in the United States in 1966.



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What Do You Call an Iranian Leader Who was Born Jewish, but Now denies tyhe Holocaust?

In Foreign Affairs,Iranian election aftermath,off-beat,stupidity,Video on October 3, 2009 by Editor Z

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I don’t know how reliable this is, but evidently you call him Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Yup, that’s right the Iranian leader who has called for Israel to be “wiped off the map” and has time and again denied the holocaust, may in fact have been born a Jew. Maybe his parents forgot to mention it.

This knowledge was obtained from a 2008 photograph of Ahmadinejad displaying his ID card in a photograph. According to the article in the London Telegraph, Ahmadinejad’s real last name was Sabourjian, which translated is an old Jewish way of say ‘cloth weaver’. The family converted to the Islamic faith and moved to Tehran sometime after Mahmoud’s birth in 1956. The altering of ones name when they change faith is customary in Iran. Nonetheless it is said that his billingsgates against the Israeli state, the Jewish faith, and the atrocity of the holocaust could be his way of trying to conceal his roots.

According to his wiki (which is always a source that has to be taken with a grain of salt though) one biographer dispells the leader’s alleged Jewish origins and that his last name was ‘Sabaghian’, which means ‘dye masters’ in Persian .

If this is true this is awkward to say the least. If many of his most ardent conservative supporters were not aware of this I wonder how they feel? Though this is not unheard of among forces hostile towards Jews. Hitler himself was believed to have Jewish blood in him, some say his Paternal grandfather was Jewish.

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Happy Adam West Day

In History,off-beat,television,Thats Old School on September 21, 2009 by Editor Z


Photo: Motortrend

My apologies for the scarcity in posts up. The Autumn college semester began a few weeks ago and between that, my work for the paper, the tussle I have been engaged in with the Massachusetts RMV, and an array of other events, mustering the proper combination of free time and energy has been a bit tough.

This past Saturday I went to Wormtown, the annual stew of awesome jam bands, trippy characters, and sunshine that happens every year in Greenfield and this was my first time going. Sorry to say, I didn’t really take any pictures or have cool interview sch wag, but you can get some of that from Angela at buntology, (including cool t-shirts).

Meanwhile well I was jamming out with scores of others; there was another thing few other people knew about. Saturday was the birthday of Adam West. He is best known for his role as Batman/Bruce Wayne in the 1960s cult classic tv program BATMAN. He’s also appeared in such movies as the Happy Hooker Goes to Hollywood, Nevada Smith, and Hooper as well as guest staring on a number of other television shows, including doing voice work in Batman the Animated Series, as well as voicing himself as the eccentric Mayor of Quahog on Family Guy.

No doubt though it is his role in the tripped out, mod style Batman television series that aired from 1966-1968 that West will always be associated with. So whether it be as “Batman”, himself, or a slew of other off-beat often self deprecating roles, or those feverishly looking for an occasion to celebrate. Happy Belated Birthday Adam West.

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The Political Dis of the Day

In hahahas,off-beat,politics,stupidity on September 15, 2009 by Editor Z

The contentious talk of health care reform has brought about many colorful and irrational characters and claims to the forefront. There are some legitimate questions in this often raucous dialogue (such as more specifics on just how the President hopes to pay for such reform), but the vitriol and personal hatred from those such as the “tea baggers”, the non sense and stupid conspiracy theories of the “birthers”, or Glenn Beck’s “9/12” project, a conservative political group fronted as a post- 9/11 unity group. Its kind of like the Blair Witch Project, except the ghosts are whiter, older, and more monolithically far right.

Our politicians need to be held accountable and be transparent in thier actions and proposals to be sure. But if they are on grounds that are devoid of any sound evidence, then those who give voice to such overtly outlandish claims are fair game for ridicule.

Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA), owned a anti-health care reformer at a town hall meeting in his district. After a lengthy list of grievances and with out proof asserting that Obama will raise taxes to pay for health care and other claims dismissed by Obama in last week’s speech before congress, the questioner said “Don’t pee on my leg and tell me its raining.”

Well it seems that the questioner had set himself up for a big slam down in terms of a comeback.

CNN:

First reported by the San Francisco Chronicle and confirmed by a YouTube clip of the event, the longtime congressman made the remark after the participant launched into a long, but calm, litany about government inefficiency when it comes to nation’s health care system. The man concluded his remarks with warning Stark not to “pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.”

As the audience cheered, a calm Stark responded: “Well, I wouldn’t dignify you by peeing on your leg. It wouldn’t be worth wasting the urine.”

There was a mixture of laughter and boos as Stark motioned for the next question.


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BoxoJams: Nixon Tickling the Ivories

In BoxoJams,Fun with Richard Nixon,music,off-beat,television,Thats Old School,U.S Presidents on August 13, 2009 by Editor Z



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