Based in part on surreptitious tape recordings, an FBI affidavit lays out allegations that a Sacred Heart pulmonologist kept patients too sedated to breathe on their own, then ordered unneeded tracheotomies for them — enabling the for-profit hospital to reap revenue of as much as $160,000 per case.
For whenever liberal intellectuals are confronted with political extremism, the knotty social intelligence that normally informs their work unravels. The radical is reduced to a true believer, his beliefs a litany of crazy proverbs, his personality an inscrutable paranoia. Whether the cause is communism or the Black Panthers, feminism or the abolitionists, the liberal resorts to a familiar ghost story—of the self, evacuated for the sake of an incoming ideology—where, as is true of all such tales, the main character is never the ghost but always the teller.
If you don’t believe in sodomy-based marriage, you’re not prepared to endorse and sanction sodomy-based marriage, you have no place in this institution…
We’re getting to the point where these homofascists are going to force us to wear on our sleeves some kind of identifying marker so people will know who the racists and the homophobes and the bigots are, and can stay away from them.
Bryan Fischer, head of American Family Association, and not exactly someone known for being in touch with reality.
The Myanmar people missed out on billions of dollars of worldwide advertising during those 60 years. All the great Coke ad campaigns — “I’d like to buy the world a Coke,” Mean Joe Green, the Real Thing, and those cute polar bears didn’t make an impact on a country that was suffering under a brutal military regime.
If you see a debate on the place of rape jokes in comedy, and your response is to go on Twitter and make vile suggestions about how the woman in the debate ought to be raped or is too fat to have to worry about being raped or any similar comment, you should probably just erase that tweet. And then go die in a fire.
Notice how tiny those bars are for Middlesex County, MA. I think our kinda, sorta decriminalization law went into effect at the beginning of 2009. If you follow through and look at the article, it shows the disparity in Massachusetts over several years, and that hasn’t really gone down. But the total arrests have gone down dramatically, which is definitely a good thing. Soon, King County, WA ought to start seeing zero arrests, which will nicely solve the disparity problem.
Of course, even if we start doing that all over the place, we’ve still got a racist justice system that imprisons far too many people to deal with. I wonder how many of the people pushing marijuana legalization as a huge civil rights issue will take part in that fight. But that’s a rant for another day.
I dream of a world that lets gay white cis-male military officers enter into heteronormative bourgeois institutions just like straight white cis-male military officers. I dream big. Love me, love me, love me, I’m a liberal.
I don’t actually know who “they” are, but that is what they say, from what I’ve heard. My friend Nick says that when I was drunk at the bar Friday night, I agreed to be the singer for a band with him and a couple other friends if we could cover “Surrender” by Cheap Trick. I could totally have held out for more, but I guess I didn’t. And he says he spent the weekend figuring out the guitar part. The bastard.
My first instinct is to still refuse. He doesn’t drink, and totally set me up, which I don’t think is fair. On the other hand, I’m intrigued at figuring out how we might be able to make some sort of punk song out of this:
And it looks like I’ve got to learn some lyrics. It’s just such a catchy song. This could totally work. Or fail miserably. Who knows.
I’ve always been fascinated, yet horrified by Le Corbusier’s ideas about how people should live. It’s all big identical boxes full of apartments, smaller boxes spaced out more for the wealthy, and huge roads connecting it all, all surrounded by parks. Hard to believe it was thought up by anyone familiar with humans.
“There are few greater dangers to political stability than the existence of an intellectual proletariat who find no outlet for their learning.” - Friedrich von Hayek, making this out to be a bad thing.
Anyways, I'm Jeremy, just a modern-day sansculotte. This is largely a blog about class warfare: how it's being waged against us, and how we might be able to fight back. Such things are, of course, inextricably linked to all other struggles against oppression, which I try to cover as well. And I toss in some other stuff that interests me, like photography, punk rock, and the occasional reblog of pictures of various hot guys, and sometimes actual details about my life.