White Guilt Trip

 

 

Apparently it is Thanksgiving season in America.

Yes, I get the history of Thanksgiving. I understand a fair amount of it. It’s a festival by the colonists of the USA and it ignores some of the atrocities committed in the name of colonisation to portray a family friendly version of Pilgrims and Natives sitting down to a joint dinner. I get it. But the problem here is the defensiveness that comes from this. [NSFW ads on mine on that link BTW] [Read more…]

Ann Coulter Doesn’t Get Football

Yeah this kind of needs to be done.

It is no secret that I love football. I grew up watching it. I am rather irritated that I cannot see the matches at the moment and that England managed to go out with a whimper rather than a bang. It’s no secret that I was a Manchester City fan during the Roller Coaster Era where sublime football strode hand in hand with shockingly bad football. You didn’t follow City for glory back then.

You followed it because just once. When all the stars aligned… City would be perfection.

So it is rather amusing that Ann Coulter’s taken on football. What’s rather amusing is her points seem awfully similar to an email I got a few weeks ago. [Read more…]

They Took Our Gunz!

It”s no secret that the tragic murders by Elliot Rodger are effectively the news of the week.

But there is one group of people who had to intervene.

It is no secret right wing Americans and the NRA defend guns to the hilt as a method of rejecting tyranny by killing beer cans and paper silhouettes. And that when guns are used to kill the usual parade of the NRA begins. This time powered by Joe the Plumber. The man who proved that complete pig ignorance was the driving force of the Tea Party and that Joe the Plumber seriously supported laws and plans that were harmful to himself. [Read more…]

Ann Coulter – Shining a Light on Slacktivism or Queen of Oxygen Thieves

I have generally stayed out of the Boko Haram issue. Mainly because I really had nothing to say on the topic. I understand the problems with the Boko Haram in that they are similar to the Indian Naxalites, operating out of strongholds where there is an effective governmental black hole, but I also didn’t want to speculate.

It turns out that their leader likes supervillain rants and hamming it up, while they girls are hostages.

Now here is the thing? There is precious little we can do about this. We are in effect all “slacktivists”. Boko Haram kind of hates western influences. They aren’t worrying about the number of likes their page on Facebook is getting nor about twitter campaigns. [Read more…]