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    epiclibyan:

Sarah Palin shoots wolves on the ground from planes. #EpicLibyanWoman shoots wolves in planes from the ground.

    epiclibyan:

    Sarah Palin shoots wolves on the ground from planes. #EpicLibyanWoman shoots wolves in planes from the ground.

     
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  3. By the way, it’s the women’s fault. … It’s, apparently, the women in the Obama administration who have decided we needed to go to war in Libya. … This is typical. This is so typ— i’m mean, I’m going to bring my inner sexist out I’m afraid tonight, some of you are going to be very upset with me. But this is like women drivers. We’re going to war in Libya, we have no plan, we have no map, even if we have a map of war, um, it wasn’t going to get read, they were going to pull over and ask the French apparently for help, or at least make the guy pull over and ask the French for help. This is crazy….

    This is just silly. I mean, back-seat driving by the women, and they’re gonna get Barack Obama lost. What is it with Barack Obama caving to the women? I mean, now we know who rules his personal life. I guess Michelle is firmly in charge as well, if Barack Obama is going to cave that easy to three women in his administration over what to do with Libya….

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    CNN Contributor Goes On Sexist Rant

    I don’t have the energy to get into a lengthy dissection of this, and it’s so ridiculous that I wouldn’t even know where to start. But I always find it interesting the way that outspoken sexists juxtapose women in positions of power to women in either their relationships, or the object of discussion’s relationship. (Bill Maher is notorious for this.)

    He went from a sexist analogy of women in the administration being bad drivers to directly comparing it to the alleged power unbalance in Obama’s marriage. I think it speaks volumes about the speaker’s view of women in general - not as authorities in their own field (like Clinton, Rice, or Power) but as the nagging wives.

    (via magulartheimpalor)

    This is a form of insanity. Apparently, given that the Internet allows you to voice your opinion, and given that you know intrinsically that your opinion is racist, sexist, what-have-you, you go ahead and voice it anyway. This needs to go in the DSM-V.

    (via nefariousnewt)

    Today in Sexism: Everything Is A Woman’s Fault, Even If A Man Is In Charge

    (via stfuconservatives)

    Comment on this post: “I love the women flip out about this. Yes of course we’d think that. It’s not because we want them in the kitchen, it’s because biologically they are more compassionate and less violent. It’s not complicated. It’s basic science - estrogen, testosterone, etc. I love when people pretend to be offended like it’s not true.”

    (via bernardthrowdown)

    HOW CAN PEOPLE BE SO OBJECTIVELY, INCREDIBLY WRONG ON SO MANY LEVELS AND STILL BELIEVE THEIR VIEWS ARE WORTH SHARING? AND MOREOVER, THAT THEY’RE FUCKING RIGHT?

    SDGNJKSDFNJKSLDNFH

    (via nightwinging)

    W - O - W. I hope this guy isn’t married.

    (Also, could we avoid the ableism please? Speaking as someone who is mentally ill, I’d like it if people would stop claiming those who express racist, sexist, etc., sentiments which are largely condoned by society are mentally ill. You can call them out on inappropriate behavior without calling them insane.)

    Seconding Chonklatime re mental illness.

    (via mischasbrainfarts)

    Admittedly, now i think about it, it’s surprising some goose didn’t blame Obama’s uncertainty on Egypt and Libya as being because he was too influenced by women. There would seem more sexist troupes available for that line of thinking than the opposite. Then again, logic and what is sensible hardly matter.

    (Source: maguimpalor)

     
  4. 09:09 22nd Mar 2011

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    Reblogged from phetdreams

    Tags: libyarevolutions

    I’m not ashamed of being wrong

    phetdreams:

    Hold strong, Libyans.

     
  5. 14:18 21st Mar 2011

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    Tags: LibyarevolutionsscreencapAl Jazeera

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    fuckyeahhannahrobertson:

arabarabarab:

This little boy and his family were shot while trying to escape from the Gaddafi’s forces. The boy and his mother were both shot in the chest and his father got shot in the head.
Allah yehlkek ya Gaddafi.

 Gaddafi, you dick.

    fuckyeahhannahrobertson:

    arabarabarab:

    This little boy and his family were shot while trying to escape from the Gaddafi’s forces. The boy and his mother were both shot in the chest and his father got shot in the head.

    Allah yehlkek ya Gaddafi.

     Gaddafi, you dick.

    (Source: english.aljazeera.net)

     
  6. 16:00 19th Mar 2011

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    Reblogged from baskervilles

    Tags: LibyarevolutionsNFZQFT

    I’m so sorry, Libyans

    phetdreams:

    I’m so sorry that when Rudd was trying to organise a no-fly zone, commentators from both sides of politics asked how it was at all in our national interests.

    I’m so sorry that it’s apparently not in the international interest to help those being slaughtered by a tyrant, even when directly asked by those people for just an inkling of support.

    I’m so sorry that we claim to love the concepts of freedom and democracy but our international community is so fraught with the graft and scum of a lecherous system that consumes and destroys everything it touches.

    I’m so sorry you were sold on high minded concepts of liberty, democracy and a love of freedom that we obviously do not think you deserve.

    I’m so sorry that I was so deluded, glued to AJE, that I read the Libya live blog every day, that I had such faith that for once, for once the west could live up to its moral imperative and help those in the third world achieve liberty.

    I’m so sorry that the US could have lead the charge and lionised the international community to promote support, but did not.

    Col Gaddafi, in an interview, said Germany, Russia and China would now be rewarded with business deals and oil contracts.

    I’m so sorry our Governments think your lives aren’t worth more than this.

    I’m so sorry that in a few months this is all going to be forgotten.

     
  7. mymilkspilt:

abudai:

 
The Star: “Rebel” moms prepare portable feast

 
It begins with the meat of five full lambs, three vast cauldrons of sticky rice, heaps of toasted cashews and pistachios and tender slivers of grilled liver.
Add the love of 15 Libyan mothers whose faces, furled with worry, betray their deepest fears — that their sons, out their on the frontline against far better armed forces of Moammar Gadhafi, will not come home tonight.
One last ingredient: faith. The abiding belief that their cause is righteous, and whatever the odds, Allah will see them through.
That was the scene Friday morning at an industrial kitchen in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, where a clutch of moms — all volunteers — were determined to fill the bellies of their freedom-fighting children with the best Libya has to offer.

 
Read more.
via @IbnOmar2005

I have been wondering how the women are coping in Libya.

    mymilkspilt:

    abudai:

    The Star: “Rebel” moms prepare portable feast

    It begins with the meat of five full lambs, three vast cauldrons of sticky rice, heaps of toasted cashews and pistachios and tender slivers of grilled liver.

    Add the love of 15 Libyan mothers whose faces, furled with worry, betray their deepest fears — that their sons, out their on the frontline against far better armed forces of Moammar Gadhafi, will not come home tonight.

    One last ingredient: faith. The abiding belief that their cause is righteous, and whatever the odds, Allah will see them through.

    That was the scene Friday morning at an industrial kitchen in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, where a clutch of moms — all volunteers — were determined to fill the bellies of their freedom-fighting children with the best Libya has to offer.

    Read more.

    via @IbnOmar2005

    I have been wondering how the women are coping in Libya.

     
  8. jakke:

    White House Chief of Staff William Daley said on Sunday the Obama administration was considering tapping into the U.S. strategic oil reserve as a way to help ease soaring oil prices.

    […]

    Higher oil prices could undermine the fragile U.S. economic recovery and politically damage President Barack Obama as he moves toward his 2012 re-election bid.

    So this seems like a dicey idea to anyone else?

    Really not sure this will significantly lower oil prices, especially if the uprising in Libya continues (or if the protests in Saudi Arabia get more drastic). Not only are supplies really tight and global demand rising pretty steadily, but also gas retailers in the United States already know what kind of prices they can charge, because a couple years ago they had a chance to see how consumers felt about expensive gas, and they’re under no obligation to actually lower prices if the US government releases oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves.

    It seems like a really politically-motivated decision, like some advisor said “you need to look like you’re doing something about oil prices to get re-elected in 2012” and the White House got on it.

    (Oil prices are probably in the range where they’re causing serious distress to poor American consumers who rely on oil products for heating or maybe transportation, but it would definitely be more efficient to address that directly, rather than through lowering the market prices.)

    Also I’m having a hard time not seeing the oil price spikes as a situation where the social costs of oil are finally being priced in. 

    Now’s probably one of the worst times to have to do it, but at some point there needed to be a rise in oil prices as people in the Middle East assert their rights as human beings. The sad thing is that, because of their lack of representation, it’s the less well off in America that will be hit hardest by any price spike. That shouldn’t be the case.

     
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