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27 Aug 2010 14:05


Politics: Is the NY Post complicit in recent anti-Muslim incidents?

  • There’s some perspective. There’s been a bit of disagreement with some about whether the NYC cabbie slasher was part of a larger trend of anti-Muslim hatred (see, he worked for a leftist pro-Islam organization), to which this Colbert clip does a good job of putting it into perspective. The New York Post is willing to call the alleged attacker a “disgrace” on its front page, but it’s also worth noting that they had weeks of anti-Muslim headlines before that. And well, there was another incident which could clearly be connected to the recent anti-Muslim vibe going around NYC. Is it possible that weeks of angry New York Post covers had nothing to do with either of these incidents? Sure. But let’s just say that they didn’t really help, either. source

04 Jul 2010 11:13


World: The DR Congo oil tanker explosion looks pretty freaking scary

Despite early word that UN peacekeepers died in the incident, the organization says no UN members were involved. The current count: 230 dead, 190 injured. source

31 May 2010 11:52


Politics: Haaretz: This Gaza flotilla incident is Israel’s Vietnam. Ouch

  • Here in Israel, we have still yet to learn the lesson: We are no longer defending Israel. We are now defending the siege. The siege itself is becoming Israel’s Vietnam.
  • Haaretz columnist Bradley Burston • Regarding what this whole mess with Hamas and the humanitarian ship shows. Simply put, Israel is blundering its way into a massive mess. As Burston puts it, “In going to war in Gaza in late 2008, Israeli military and political leaders hoped to teach Hamas a lesson. They succeeded. Hamas learned that the best way to fight Israel is to let Israel do what it has begun to do naturally: bluster, blunder, stonewall, and fume.” Ouch. He also criticizes the country’s toxic political situation that makes things like this happen. This is an Israeli newspaper trashing Israel’s policies unforgivably. That says a lot. source

31 May 2010 10:56


05 May 2010 20:01


U.S.: Pssh, tourist. Times Square suspect has been to Times Square before

Faisal Shahzad went with his family and a bunch of other blurry people. In other news, his tie to the Taliban is becoming a little more plausible. source

04 May 2010 10:47


U.S.: Times Square suspect Faisal Shahzad judged for crappy planning

  • Experts say it wasn’t a well-put-together bomb. Among other things, they say the device used alarm clocks from the ’60s rather than modern remote detonation devices, and relied on the clocks to set off fireworks that would cause a much larger blast. Essentially, they’re noting that the device seemed like it was ACME-quality. Ouch. Poor Faisal. He was just suspected of blowing up Times Square. source

19 Feb 2010 13:21


Culture: Some crappy rapper was involved in the Mitt Romney incident

  • He grabs my shoulder .. and I just react BOOM get off me! He put a condor grip on me. What am I supposed to do?
  • LMFAO rapper Sky Blu • Regarding the Mitt Romney airplane incident where Romney reportedly got attacked by someone on an airplane. That someone was reportedly Sky Blu. LMFAO, who sucks so much that they can be put into the same sentence as Cisco Adler, is a shit-hop group. Yeah, that’s right, we called it shit-hop. What are you gonna do about it? Anyway, here’s the video of them explaining exactly what they say happened. Sky Blu claims Romney, that conservative icon, drew first blood. We hope he did. LOL. source

10 Jan 2010 10:58


Biz: Striking a chord: H&M unused clothing incident gets people talking

Should retailers give their unsold merchandise to the homeless? After a NYC H&M store ripped up clothing instead, the backlash brought a fresh light to the issue. source

08 Jan 2010 23:21


U.S.: Newark Airport lovebird arrested, to be charged with holding hands

  • He committed a terrible, terrible offense and he has to pay a price … that relates to the havoc and the discomfort he caused this place.
  • Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg • Describing Haison Jiang, the guy who was arrested for causing the Newark Airport scare over the weekend. How’d he do it? He went to find his girlfriend to give her one last kiss – and ended up ruining everyone’s night. This incident became a big deal because of the timing of the incident and the criticism the Transportation Safety Administration faced. While Jiang showed bad judgment, he certainly shouldn’t be made into the punching bag here. source

06 Jan 2010 21:16


Culture: Gunplay fail: Gilbert Arenas all jokes even when he shouldn’t be

  • It’s not often that a single photo kills an entire career. But in the case of Gilbert Arenas, this photo of him joking around about the gun incident last month – after he was already on thin ice with both the NBA and the law for the incident in the first place – led to an epic indefinite suspension and created controversy around the photo itself. That’s a good photo.

How it screws up Gilbert’s career

  • Wizards’ magic trick Arenas has been the franchise star of the Wizards for years, and he’s been something of a train wreck for most of them, partly due to his antics and history as a “jokester,” partly because he’s been injured for most of the last few years. Plus, they suck this season. He’s probably gone.
  • Promises of pain NBA commissioner David Stern is a guy who doesn’t screw around and will bring pain onto stars he thinks deserve it (just ask Ron Artest). And when he suggests “or worse” in reference to an indefinite suspension, you know he’s freaking screwed. Don’t screw with David Stern.
  • Career-ender?It’s too soon to tell whether the incident will completely screw up what had going with the NBA, but with promises of a trial and the fact that he had guns in Washington, D.C. (which has some of the strictest drug laws in the country), it might be. Or he might be Michael Vick. source

The situation with the photo

  • snapped The photo was taken last night before a game. He was joking around with his teammates, making gun symbols with his fingers.
  • snatched The next day, the NBA had Getty Images remove the photo from the wire for most of the day. The Washington Post nailed them. source

Gil’s tweets

  • I know everybody seen the pre game teammate thought to break the tention we should do that..but this is gettn way to much
  • Gilbert Arenas • Regarding the fate of his fingers, and the incredibly stupid reasoning behind them. Whichever teammate suggested that should be slapped, because he just cost Arenas a career. On a side note, does this guy know when not to tweet? Like, say, when you’re being investigated? source