Weiner vs. Wiener: Anthony’s Wiener Didn’t Resign When He Did

When Anthony Weiner’s twitacular fall from grace landed in the headlines the first time, few of us actually assumed this would be the end of his political career. If nothing else, he’d either spend his remaining years trying to get elected again or he’d be appointed some sort of position thanks to his wife Huma Abedin’s Clinton connection.  Anyone as apparently shameless & power hungry as him wouldn’t let a little wiener pic get in the way of his lifelong goal of fighting the shameless, power-hungry, miscreants who have hijacked the (apparently easily hijackable) American political system.  And return he Read more…

Twitter Response: Not All Black People Liked Obama’s Trayvon Not-Speech

In the wake of the Trayvon verdict, Obama’s first response was clear: “A jury has spoken.” It was the kind of No Drama Obama concoction that’s exempted him from leading by example when he has the platform to do so. No wonder today’s delayed Trayvon “not-speech” didn’t cut it for many black Americans. The following are just a few of the voices that weren’t impressed with Obama’s late and latest Trayvon response. @stopbeingfamous: Obama gets black on superficial issues, sings Al Green, references 2pac, but on paper, he is Colin Powell. Today’s not-speech was, if you take a look at Read more…

Safe & Sound: My Interview with Capital Cities’ Sebu Simonian

Capital Cities’ Feel Good Hit of the Summer Sebu Simonian on his band’s breakout hit ‘Safe And Sound,’ growing up in the Middle East, and staying hopeful Atop the rubble of the crumbling worldview of millions of young people, Capital Cities – Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant – offer a simple, welcome reprieve in the form of this summer’s biggest little hit, “Safe And Sound.” Its optimistic message has caught the ear of millions of fans worldwide. Things could be terrible, they tell us, but you’ll be OK. “You could be my luck/Even if the sky is falling down/I know Read more…

Anthony Bourdain Loses It on Memorial Day Weekend

Anthony Bourdain Loses It on Memorial Day Weekend

Anthony Bourdain, a liberal interventionist, spent Saturday night this Memorial Day weekend trying to come up with responses to my criticism of his propaganda-infused Libya episode in which he played a video loop of the mob killing of Qaddafi and only featured Libyans who praised the NATO bombing of their country.  Follow this link to read the Storify or read the Storify report below:  by Shirin Sadeghi 2 days ago Anthony Bourdain Loses it on Twitter Woke up this morning to find that Anthony Bourdain had spent several hours of his Saturday night trying to come up with responses to my criticism Read more…

Racial Maddow vs. The Islamic Republic of Iran

Racial Maddow vs. The Islamic Republic of Iran

  Racial Maddow vs. the Islamic Republic of Iran Posted: 04/12/2013 9:37 am In high school, Rachel Maddow was a long-haired blonde, complete with Birkenstocks and an SAT prep book vocabulary. Today, as a well-paid journalist hawking a franchise that has convinced far too many Americans that liberal means unquestioned allegiance to the Democrat in the White House, Maddow has crafted an entirely different image, complete with an entirely different uniform. Either one of these versions is an impostor or Rachel Maddow has no scruples about playing whatever role the mainstream expects of her. She has never been and is Read more…

Gangnam Psy's Apology & Translation of His Rap Protesting Iraq War

Gangnam Psy’s Apology & Translation of His Rap Protesting Iraq War

   The heavy metal rap song in the news today because Gangnam Style superstar Psy sang it was not an original song of his. It’s from the Korean heavy metal band N.EX.T, a band that is known for its socially and environmentally conscious lyrics and anti-capitalism of the kind that is characterized by excessive consumerism. You can listen to the heavy metal rap song, called Dear American, here — it is completely in Korean. The song opens with the sounds of a semi-automatic gun, a reverberating clang of Asian-style cymbals, then the sounds of a muezzin calling Muslims to prayer Read more…

Voting for Obama Because He Is Not White

Voting for Obama Because He Is Not White

I have heard it said enough times in the past few weeks that it’s worth a thought: the only reason you should vote for Obama is because he is black. Because he is black. No wonder this presidential election is the most racially-divided one in America since 1988, (which resulted in the American presidency transferring from one powerful white man to another). The key figure that some pundits argue will determine the race is that Obama has lost white supporters. In 2008 just before election time he trailed McCain by eight percentage points when it came to white votes, today Read more…

Interview with Comedian Dean Obeidallah: Dean of Comedy Runs for VP

Interview with Comedian Dean Obeidallah: Dean of Comedy Runs for VP

  The time is long gone when America could ignore its Muslim population and comedian Dean Obeidallah is proud to have something to do with that. Tonight is the San Francisco stop in his 8-city “Dean Obeidallah for Vice President” tour and he’s ready to collect votes and dole laughs about the people and politicians who’ve been trying for years to make America’s Muslims into America’s enemies. “There is nothing more painful, for someone trying to make a really divisive point or hate-mongering point, when everyone’s laughing at them,” Obeidallah says. “I can assure you that’s one of the greatest Read more…

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