Category Archives: Isn’t It Ironic?

Compare and Contrast: The Klan vs. the Black Panthers

Since some ‘wingers apparently have trouble telling these two groups apart, here’s a little side-by-side, courtesy of Colorlines: This should clear up any residual confusion, no?

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Martyrdumb.

Complete, unedited video of LaVoy Finicum’s truck being pursued by police, then stopped. At the 9:15 mark or thereabouts, he swerves his truck to miss a spike strip, and appears to almost hit an officer. The truck then careens into … Continue reading

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Finally, a song for men’s rights!

Because it’s only FAIR, right? RIGHT?

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Rape law in Germany: a veritable devil’s carnival of injustice

The memo that “Not All Men” have gotten, but which all men should get. Including white men in general, and Germans in particular. Hi, me again, harping about Köln, again. Or rather, translating yet another good Störenfriedas piece about just … Continue reading

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Quotable: David Bowie on drugs, sobriety, and surviving

David Bowie reminisces about how he and Iggy Pop went to Berlin and lived there on and off for some three years while coming off drugs. According to the YouTuber who posted this (on the 11th): “The interview was recorded … Continue reading

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Shocking revelation: Venezuelan National Assembly guards are former DIGEPOL torturers!

There are a few letters missing from this particular game of Scrabble. D-I-G-E-P-O-L, to be precise. And A-D. And H-E-N-R-Y R-A-M-O-S A-L-L-U-P. But who’s counting? Ah, Venezuela. Land of terror, where an evil, dictatorial socialist government has abolished the old … Continue reading

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The kernel of Köln: another good analysis

Women demonstrate against sexism and racism at a flash-mob rally in Köln, Germany. (Photo: Reuters) A few days ago, I found this piece by Margarete Stokowski on the Spiegel website. It doesn’t appear there in English (some other columnists do), … Continue reading

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Police break up PEGIDA demo in Köln; counterdemo draws thousands

Video (actually, an outtake from a much longer RT video, by an unrelated YouTuber; the hysterical captioning leads me to believe that it was a PEGIDA sympathizer) of police in Köln breaking up yesterday’s PEGIDA demonstration after hooligans in their … Continue reading

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New Year’s assaults in Köln: A different local view, and a challenge

Via a post by Hanna Dahlberg on the Störenfriedas blog, I found this wonderful Facebook status by a resident of Köln. Regina Schleheck was also at the main train station in the city that night, and also surrounded by a … Continue reading

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Venezuelans rescue Chavecito…AGAIN.

Oh look, there’s that ol’ fuddy-duddy, Henry Ramos Allup, thinking he’s finally rid the Venezuelan parliament of all things Bolivarian. He’s in for a helluva shock… Hey! Remember how, back in 2002, there was a putsch in Venezuela? And how … Continue reading

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