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  • altmuslim - Free speech is a two-way street
    Back in 1989, when the publication of Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses sparked a new phenomenon of protests from Muslims - particularly by those in the West - I was a student body senator at the University of California at Berkeley, where the Free Speech Movement was born in the 1960s. Two bookstores were firebombed - apparently in retaliation for the book - though without a claim of responsibility. Along with several other Muslim students, I appeared on local television to denounce the bombings and state our belief that while Muslims could understandably be offended, no one had the right to impose censorship or intimidate others with threats to their safety or property.

  • From the Writers of The Daily Show: The “Card” Frenzy | Indecision2008 | Comedy Central
    This week, the media accused Barack Obama of "playing the race card" by attributing some peoples' apprehension to vote for him to the fact that he doesn't "look like the other guys on the currency." The media frenzy around the comment comes at the heels of candidates being accused of playing "the change card", "the fear card" "the age card", "the gender card", "the Europe card and "the Maliki card." It's August, and the only card the candidates have left is..."

  • Next America

  • My “Dear John” Edwards Letter » Mad Kane's Political Madness

  • Comcast: Comcast Tech Accuses 74-Year-Old Man Of Stealing Cable Service
    Pretend you're a Comcast tech who has been asked to transfer Ally's account and internet service to her 74-year-old grandfather's house. Your work order shows that Ally ordered only internet service, but when you shimmy up the pole, you see that the house is also set to receive cable service. Do you:

    • A) Connect the internet service and leave.

    • B) Connect the internet service and check to see if the 74-year-old man has a separate account for the cable service.

    • C) Accuse the 74-year-old man of stealing cable, and declare "I don't want to see your fucking bill" when the granddaughter tries to explain the situation.

  • The Left Coaster: Get Your Filthy Authoritarian Mitts Off My Laptop

    Take my gun if you like but the only way you'll get my laptop is to pry it from my cold dead fingers.

    We can know with utmost certainty that 2008 will be classified by future historians as another year in one of America’s darkest, repressive eras, easily surpassing the McCarthy witch hunts in cruel stupidity and trampled freedoms. When a Department of Homeland Security hack equates seizing your laptop to copy all of its contents with rifling your backpack at a border search we are in one of our worst spots as a country, ever.

  • Think Progress » Suskind posts transcript of interview implicating White House in forged letter.

  • Compressor-free Refrigerator May Loom In The Future
    Refrigerators and other cooling devices may one day lose their compressors and coils of piping and become solid state, according to Penn State researchers who are investigating electrically induced heat effects of some ferroelectric polymers.


 

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Random Quotation "Who will say with confidence that sexual abuse is more permanently damaging to children than threatening them with the eternal and unquenchable fires of hell?"—Richard Dawkins

Umm, I will.

The comments posted on the Filthy Authoritarians web site are most encouraging. I wonder how long "Homeland Security" will have the guts to leave them there?

Random Quotation "Who will say with confidence that sexual abuse is more permanently damaging to children than threatening them with the eternal and unquenchable fires of hell?"—Richard Dawkins

Umm, I will.

Ill 2nd that...

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