Yes, I said “Panamanians represent”
Im not sorry
mobile blogging with 3% battery is a lot like the band playing while the titanic sank
They have a motto “I give god 0% so you get x%!” I hardly...
DC Comics has handed the keys to the “Champion of the Oppressed” to a guy who has dedicated himself to oppress me, and my partner, and millions of people like us. It represents a fundamental misread of who the character is, and what he means.
It is dispiriting. It is wearying. It is also, finally, not for me.
One of the other nicknames that accrued to Superman right away – that predates “Man of Steel” by a good amount – is “The Man of Tomorrow.” And much of his early iconography bears a distinctive Socio-Realist, Diego Rivera vibe: a lot of burnished golden sunrises, eyes raised to the horizon, gazing into the future.
Because that’s where he lives, Superman. And that’s what he says to us: We can do better. We can be better, to ourselves, and to each other.
Hey, DC Comics? Be better.
Sister Simone Campbell [x]
I like how she articulates the simple financial impossibility of religious organizations being able to replace government aid. I’d like to add that, of course, there are so many people who have trouble receiving aid from religious institutions because they’re LGBT and/or non-religious or have a fraught relationship to religion… aid is a human right—and, as she points out, a business subsidy as well as a subsidy to food companies—which people should be able to receive in a secular setting.
Sister Simone Campbell for Pope.
White House spokesperson Jay Carney on drone strikes against Americans without due process.
Also, drone strikes against Americans aren’t exactly legal - Obama’s power to kill hasn’t been codified or approved by any other branch of government. As Nixon said, “If the president does it, it’s not illegal.”
As for the ethical nature of drones, the UN is currently investigating the administration’s targeted killing program.