August 31, 2010 • 7:32 pm
America is “becoming communist”! We don’t teach patriotism in our schools! Barack Obama is anti-progress, a Muslim, and a racist!
Curious about the right’s viewpoints? This video of Glenn Beck supporters at Saturday’s “Restoring Honor” rally speaks for itself–though it may also test your patience.
Filed under: politics, republican, conservative, glenn beck, politics, religious, restoring honor, right, tea party
August 31, 2010 • 6:27 pm
…in revealing politics.
Banksy offers up superb social commentary on a tourist boardwalk in Brighton. I love the way that this mother obliviously takes photographs while her children take glee in riding a dolphin leaping over an oil barrel and the remains of BP’s mess.
Good stuff. Banksy strikes again.
Filed under: art, oil spill, politics, banksy, bp, oil spill
August 30, 2010 • 3:07 pm
Her first words at winning the Emmy: “Outlandish!”
Who else but Jane Lynch, fabulous actor and polyester track suit-wearing character that she is, thanks her wife at the Emmys?
One more of my favorite clips from Glee, in which Sue Sylvester discusses the “sneaky gays”:
Filed under: comedy, television, emmy, glee, jane lynch, lesbian, sue sylvester
August 29, 2010 • 5:45 pm
William, a young migrant worker from Honduras, relates the nightmare of being held hostage in Mexico. His story is only one of many; last week, seventy-two migrant workers were killed in Mexico as they sought work.
Kidnappers will often blackmail the families of these migrant workers for ransom; some families have sold what little they own for their loved ones’ lives. “The journey can make poor farmers even poorer,” reports Jason Beaubien for NPR’s Morning Edition.
I’m reminded of an excellent feature film I saw a couple years ago called Sin Nombre, in which a young Latin woman hitches her way from Latin America to the U.S. on a dangerous, thieve-ridden freight train. What may seem like a noble pursuit–setting off in search of money to send back to your family–is riddled with violence, police and thieves, and extreme natural conditions. The plight of these workers is often an overlooked aspect in the long debate over illegal immigration.
Filed under: global justice, immigration, labor, honduras, immigration, jason beaubien, labor, mexico, migrant, morning edition, sin nombre, work