I find myself singing this song a lot these days.
Update: The Angry Black Crew and I have moved to The Raw Story [the RSS Feed is here], but I’m still in danger of having to move into a van down by the river, so please pour moar money into my Angry Black Coffers.
And without further ado, let’s dive into Chapter Four: The Education of an Organizer.
I hope you enjoyed having last weekend off as much as I did. And a special shout-out to the members of #TFY who met up last Saturday night for churrascaria in Long Beach, where we completed our plans for world domination while eating endless supplies of grilled meats.
But the work waits, and it’s time to continue our radicalization with Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. You know the drill: a chapter a week, I post a summary, you weigh in with comments about what you took away from the chapter, or how it applies to current events.
Anyway, here’s a bunch of stuff you may have missed last week. The long and short of it is: The GOP is trying to set up shop in your uterus — still.
I don’t know what makes Republicans think women want a tiny government in their vaginae. The Uterati is not amused.
And with that impossibly short introduction, here are your top twelve popular posts from last week:
Open thread, if you like.
UPDATE: Looks like I’m late on this story. Here’s ESPN’s apology:
Last night, ESPN.com’s mobile web site posted an offensive headline referencing Jeremy Lin at 2:30 am ET. The headline was removed at 3:05 am ET. We are conducting a complete review of our cross-platform editorial procedures and are determining appropriate disciplinary action to ensure this does not happen again. We regret and apologize for this mistake.
Um, yeah — you’re going to need to do better than that, ESPN. “Conducting a complete review of our cross-platform editorial procedures.” What the what? What does that even mean? How about “the use of the term ‘chink’ was racist and offensive,” or “we apologize to Mr. Lin and to the Asian-American community for use of an ignorant and racist term steeped in historical racism against Asian-Americans, racism that is rarely if every discussed” or “Wow. We’re assholes. Can you believe we thought that referencing an Asian-American as “chink” was a good idea?”
And then maybe talk about what proactive steps you are taking to ensure that this doesn’t happen again and that the persons responsible are held accountable. Babbling about “cross-platform editorial whosywhatsits” isn’t going to cut it.
Hell, at least pretend you’re going to make your editorial department take a diversity seminar. Fail.
Ahoy readers! I meant to do this round-up yesterday, but I had an old friend for dinner. (Rimshot.) I didn’t actually eat him or drink any chianti, but there’s always next time. To be honest, I tried, but he looked a little put out when I started sawing on his arm with a butter knife. Next time, I’ll have to add a light sedative to his food.
This week is a busy one for me, so it’ll be light posting. And then on Friday, Allan Brauer is coming to stay with me for the weekend, and I don’t care what he or his husband says, I’m certain my apartment is not clean enough.
Oh well. SUCK IT UP, ALLAN!!!111ONE
~dust bunnies rain from the sky~
Without further ado (unless, of course, you’d like some more “ado.” do you want more “ado”? Do you?), here are last week’s top twelve popular posts:
Today we’ll tackle Chapter Two: Of Means and Ends, in which Alinsky begins to lay out concrete rules for the pragmatic radical.
A bit of housekeeping: we’ll be taking next weekend off and resuming the series with Chapter Three the following week, as yours truly will be reporting to the mother ship for a weekend of re-programming by our Angry Black Overlord in the City of Angels. This break should give those of you who have intended to participate, but fallen behind on your reading, an opportunity to catch up.
And now to the rules! Continue reading
I have a case of the crankies today. There’s a bunch of crap going on in the political world out there, and I’m just not in the mood for any of it. So instead, I’ve been making up fake CPAC panel names with some other malcontents on Twitter.
But this video made me giggle, so I thought I’d share it. It’s a Star Wars parody from my cyberspace friend @mattytheglue and my meatspace friend Danielle Cloutier (whose only claimed involvement was bringer of snacks.)
(Feel free to use this as an open thread. Maybe if you dump some links in the comment section, I’ll be compelled to blog. Bah!)