3:17 pm October 25, 2011, by Jay
OK, just how far right has the modern Republican Party gone?
Would you believe …
– Jay Bookman
October 26th, 20117:58 am
Good to see government doing it’s job
Maintaining law and order
October 26th, 20118:00 am
And they’ll be arrested again
Enough misdemeanors and things get ugly
October 26th, 20118:01 am
No worries, they won’t be near me
We’re prospering down here in FL
stands for decibels
On being 14, female, and hearing Sonic Youth’s “Youth Against Fascism” for the first time, around the time of the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, twenty years ago…
I mainly, at that point in time, liked reading books and listening to CDs, and it was the latter that pulled a brick out of my mental wall on this issue. Sonic Youth had a song on their 1992 record Dirty titled “Youth Against Fascism”, and it had the lyric “I believe Anita Hill/Judge will rot in hell” on it. It almost feels like an understatement to say that this lyric blew my mind. A man standing up for a woman—a woman he didn’t know, especially—in a dispute between a man and a woman over sexualized mistreatment? I had never experienced that before, and probably thought of it as simply impossible. Most women treated other women who spoke up about this stuff like pariahs, so the idea of a man calling bulls###, and being so angry about it, was just unbelievable to me. It felt so incredibly subversive. I didn’t want to be caught listening to that lyric. It seemed dirty to suggest that there was any alternative to simply enduring sexual harassment in silence.
[...]“[B]elieving” Anita Hill was such a complex and frankly radical thing to do in the early 90s. It wasn’t just that you were accepting her version of events. Many of her fiercest critics seemed not to deny that the events she described happened, after all. To believe Anita Hill was also to believe that Thomas was wrong to do the things he did. “Youth Against Fascism” made this clear. Thurston Moore didn’t just affirm that he believed that Hill’s testimony was factually accurate. He said that treating a woman like that was so wrong that a man who did such things would “burn in hell”. He said that it was a man’s fault if a man chooses to sexually harass a woman. No one around me was saying those things.
October 26th, 20118:03 am
Is there a magic number of misdemeanors that kick things up a notch! Me thinks jm is once again taking the red pill. Take the blue one, jm.
“godless – does your 6:55 have a … oh, what do you call those things … oh, yeah … a POINT???”
Yes, actions (especially stupid actions) have consequences.
October 26th, 20118:06 am
godless – “Yes, actions (especially stupid actions) have consequences.”
I love how the people who claim to love the constitution are so against what it actually stands for.
No magic # in GA
But a judge will start actually enforcing Painful enough sentences at some point
October 26th, 20118:09 am
I saw some clips from the Comedian in Chief on TeeVee last night. Good place for him. Maybe he can get a full-time gig in 2013.
October 26th, 20118:12 am
Propering down in Florida? The 99% sure are
Oh and Jm
They will keep coming back.
Like the Tea Party of Sam Adams time, they are not afraid and are more than willing to accept the consequences of their actions.
October 26th, 20118:13 am
Where do get that am opposed to what the Constitution stands for? The OWS losers can protest all they want, as long as they don’t break laws – then they can live with the consequences of breaking those laws.
I love how the neo-libs try to paint enforcement of the law as anti-constitutional.
October 26th, 20118:14 am
based on what we see from the GOP….
he’s got one.
Maintaining law and order.
But not on Wall Street nor in corproate boardrooms.
We’re prospering down here in FL.
HAHAHAHAHA! Who is he trying to kid? Himself??
The yellow-bellies cement themselves and their lie down, roll over and play dead policy of subservience to the floor with the glue of blindness.
I don’t see any problems?
Do you see any problems?
It is the exact same stance that Andy and the other ostriches wrote here after the needless Deepwater Horizon disaster.
I don’t see any oil?
Do you see any oil?
October 26th, 20118:17 am
Nope, not a racist. Try again
October 26th, 20118:19 am
I saw that Reed was concerned once he saw someone carrying a firearm at the OWS. But, Reed is a Republican and Republicans worship firearms. All hail the Alpha-Omega for it has the power for the glory of Armaggeddon. By the way, our biggest nuke has been dismantled. So now it is “All hail the Alpha.” Or whatever is next in line. Anyway, wouldn’t it be a real hoot if the occupiers called up the NRA and told them that their rights to bare arms had been trampled upon by a Republican. The horrors.
In the minds of the conned jellyfish, crime exists only in blue collar terms.
There is no white collar crime.
Certainly none worth investigating and prosecuting. (Though it’s costs and effects now dwarf street crime.)
Stand aside, milksops and let people with a backbones try to save the Middle Class from further decimation…
October 26th, 20118:25 am
“But, Reed is a Republican and Republicans worship firearms.”
Two lies in one statement, TP is on a roll.
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October 26th, 20118:53 am
“The OWS losers can protest all they want, as long as they don’t break laws – then they can live with the consequences of breaking those laws.”
breaking the law? it wasn’t a law – it was the mayor deciding that he didn’t like them being there anymore.
oh, and one more thing – arrest /= conviction …
October 26th, 20119:32 am
So the Democrat party si now run by socialists and communists and that is moderate?
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