"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Dec 7, 2010

Capital Speaks

"4.14pm: Charles Arthur, the Guardian's technology editor, points out that while MasterCard and Visa have cut WikiLeaks off you can still use those cards to donate to overtly racist organisations such as the Knights Party, which is supported by the Ku Klux Klan.

The Ku Klux Klan website directs users to a site called Christian Concepts. It takes Visa and MasterCard donations for users willing to state that they are 'white and not of racially mixed descent. I am not married to a non-white. I do not date non-whites nor do I have non-white dependents. I believe in the ideals of western Christian civilisation and profess my belief in Jesus Christ as the son of God.'"

Source. (hat tip)


Randal Graves said...

Somehow, I don't think this will be fodder for Sunday's talking hairpieces.

Jack Crow said...

I imagine not. On the Tevye hand, I'm waiting for one of them to pontificate in poombah tones about how all the anti-panjandrums are sex offenders, how opposition to power is itself probably a sign of sex pathology.

mp said...

so, larry craig was doing undercover investigative work in that bathroom?

Jack Crow said...

Well, McEwan does not disappoint:

"re: Assange. Although I've been broadly "on his side" in terms of the document leaking thus far, he strikes me as the kind of guy whose idea of boundaries is very different than mine, in many things. I frankly expect that it is only a matter of time before he goes too far, that it has been mostly coincidence I have not yet grimaced with dismay at his choices re: document leaking; thus, rightly or wrongly, am I reluctant to mount much of a vociferous defense [hah! - Jack] on his behalf, as I fully expect I would come to regret it."


Randal Graves said...

"Sure, he did the right thing, but he's so icky!"

I hope the state doesn't slap some crap* on Manning or they'll be disavowing him, too.

*yes, Shakes, in this instance, Julian the Apostate's personal fuckery, true or no, is irrelevant to this discussion. Hmm, I think I typed that before. I need to find a new thought.