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Phantom Pain

By mike flugennockSunday - June 17th, 2018Categories: Middle East, liberty, war and peace

I’m honestly lost for anything ironic or pithy to add to this, so I’m just going to leave this here:

“Maher Harara, 48, from the Shujaiya neighborhood east of Gaza City, told Human Rights Watch that ‘he saw a woman’s finger shot off as she was making a victory sign’ as she stood about 40 meters from the fences.”

– “Impose Sanctions on Netanyahu for Gaza War Crimes, says HRW”,
Electronic Intifada, 06.14.18

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Introducing: Democratic Donuts!

By mike flugennockWednesday - June 13th, 2018Categories: Party Animals, elections, media

If you’ve been involved as long as I have with the Dirtbag Left — or, as us old folks call it, the Left — you’re intimately familiar with the infamous Donut Incident at the DNC Galactic HQ on Capitol Hill:

…The grievances converge around a recent trip to deliver petitions to the party’s headquarters in Washington, where Turner and other progressives were greeted by barricades, security guards, and an offering of donuts and water, which she saw as an empty gesture indicative of an institution that isn’t “smart enough, humble enough, to say, ‘let’s take a step back and really listen to the people’.”

– Nina Turner, quoted on BuzzFeed, 08.09.17

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Where’s Melania?

By mike flugennockWednesday - June 6th, 2018Categories: media

So… Flint, Michigan still doesn’t have clean water, at least half of Puerto Rico still doesn’t have electricity months after the hurricane, the Israeli army is shooting first responders at the protests in Gaza, we’re still funding Saudi atrocities in Yemen, and what are the US media yelling about…?

I can’t even, man.

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