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Forget Pinkwashing; Israel Has a Lavender Scare

Speaking of McCarthyism, 43 veterans of an elite Israeli intelligence unit have not only come out against Israel’s treatment of Palestinians but declared that they will no longer “take part in the state’s actions against Palestinians.” The intelligence on Palestinians that they gathered, they claim, “is used for political persecution,” which “does not allow for people to lead normal lives, and fuels more violence, further distancing us from the end of the conflict.” According to the… 267 more words

Middle East

The Paper Cowboy by Kristin Levine

I pulled this book from my sagging shelves yesterday because I really liked both of Kristin Levine’s previous books. I often do that – find an author I like and read everything they’ve written. 378 more words

Ten To Fourteen


America never seems to learn from it’s mistakes, it just recycles them into something bigger with an inescapable familiarity.

It supports despotic rulers who turn on this country and taking nothing from the experience moves on to support other despotic rulers making new enemies… 291 more words

Random And Astounding Superfluous Facts

Here are a few amazing facts about a variety of shit most know nothing about.

1.) The original members of The Lollipop Guild from The Wizard of Oz were killed execution style by a masked flying monkey during the McCarthy era because they were believed to be members of the Communist Party. 150 more words

Religious And Political Satire And Irreverent Humour

Why I Like Aliens

Last week for Monday Mayhem, I wrote Why I Like Zombies. I detailed how I enjoy watching a movie or reading a book where the undead are unrelenting with capturing their prey. 461 more words


In-depth film review: Good Night, and Good Luck

Good Night, and Good Luck is a film directed by George Clooney and written by Clooney and Grant Heslov, and starring David Strathrain, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson and Jeff Daniels.  753 more words


Dad and Me and the Communist Spies

Today I learned something. It’s about something that happened to me about 40 years ago. I was 18 and went to see my dad. He was in his barn, tending to his favorite cow. 1,262 more words