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More hate from Virginia

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Corey Stewart, not content to let the spotlight shine only on leaders in another state, is now pushing a law in Virginia similar to illegal immigration legislation in Arizona.

Virginia’s version would, among other things, “Make it a violation of Virginia law to fail to complete alien registration documents,” according to Stewart’s website: http://www.coreystewart.com/ruleoflaw. Police officers would be required to check “in any lawful contact, the legal presence of an individual, when practicable.” Go to Stewart’s website to see all aspects of the proposed law.

What Stewart wants is a world where everyone who speaks with a foreign accent, especially a Spanish accent, has to always carry their birth certificate and always walk in fear. That is his goal plain and simple.

The anti-immigrant hate campaign has already exasperated the real estate crash in Prince William. Why would a foreign born person buy property in Prince William when neighboring Fairfax County has an explicitly welcoming policy towards immigrants? And why would anyone with foreign born friends want to live in a place where you would be afraid that if you invited your foreign born friends over for dinner, that they might be subjected to harassment? Of course those sort of people vote Democratic, so why would Stewart want them in the county? His actions may have horrible consequences for residents of Prince William county, but since when did Republicans care about human suffering?

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Today in misogyny

Fatwa demands isolation and 101 lashings for 16 year old rape victim

There are times to be eloquent, level headed, and respectful in our discussion of other cultures and religions. This is not one of those times. What the flying fuck?

Rape victim receives 101 lashes for becoming pregnant

A 16-year-old girl who was raped in Bangladesh has been given 101 lashes for conceiving during the assault. The girl’s father was also fined and warned the family would be branded outcasts from their village if he did not pay.

According to human rights activists, the girl, who was quickly married after the attack, was divorced weeks later after medical tests revealed she was pregnant. The girl was raped by a 20-year-old villager in Brahmanbaria district in April last year.

Bangladesh’s Daily Star newspaper reported that she was so ashamed following the attack that she did not lodge a complaint. Her rape emerged after her pregnancy test and Muslim elders in the village issued a fatwa insisting that the girl be kept in isolation until her family agreed to corporal punishment.Her rapist was pardoned by the elders. She told the newspaper the rapist had “spoiled” her life.

“I want justice,” she said.

If you wish to make a brief, courteous comment on this to the Embassy of Bangladesh, you can do so here.

Senator Webb must be very pleased

U.S. Sailor Acquitted of Rape, Despite Admission of Physical Force

This is no not funny

Rush Limbaugh participated in the Green Car Challenge on the Jay Leno Show. Rush drove an electric model of the Ford Focus. Jay instructed Rush that he would be penalized if he ran over Al Gore…

ha ha ha, assassinating politicians, what could be more hilarious. Can someone explain to me why we let Jeffrey Immelt an FCC license?

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Dobbs has used his program to incite violence against the foreign born, especially Hispanics. He needs to go.

Why we went to war in Iraq

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To answer Adam’s question, much of our response to terrorism has been based on irrational fear of The Other.

Though there was no justification, our response to terrorism included invading Iraq. We did that because Thomas Friedman thought some brown people needed to suck on this, and because Richard Cohen thought violence would provide him with needed therapy. We should never forget that these people are racist monsters whose personal psychodramas could only be soothed by the indiscriminate killing of people they obviously do not see as human.


Serbia: Journalists investigated for ‘warmongering’

Is there anything more contemptible

Then men who are incapable of discussing powerful women without the castration metaphor?


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