Saturday, June 30, 2007

Hamas 'Mickey Mouse' killed off


A Palestinian TV station has killed off a controversial Mickey Mouse lookalike that critics said was spreading anti-US and anti-Israeli messages to children.

The Hamas-affiliated al-Aqsa channel aired the last episode on Friday, showing the character, Farfur, being beaten to death by an "Israeli agent".

"Farfur was martyred defending his land," said the show's presenter Saraa.

Israeli critics had said the show was outrageous and some Palestinian ministers tried to get it shelved.

In the final broadcast an actor said to be an Israeli agent tries to buy the land of the squeaky-voiced Mickey Mouse lookalike.

Farfur brands the Israeli a "terrorist" and is beaten to death.

He was killed "by the killers of children", Saraa says.

Al-Aqsa television told the Associated Press news agency the show, Tomorrow's Pioneers, was making way for new programmes.


The channel had ignored demands from Information Minister Mustafa Barghouti for the show to be stopped.

Mr Barghouti said it "was wrong to use a programme directed at children to convey political messages".

In an earlier show, Farfur had said: "You and I are laying the foundation for a world led by Islamists.

"We will return the Islamic community to its former greatness, and liberate Jerusalem, God willing, liberate Iraq, God willing, and liberate all the countries of the Muslims invaded by the murderers."

The Israeli organisation, Palestinian Media Watch, said Farfur took "every opportunity to indoctrinate young viewers with teachings of Islamic supremacy".

Thursday, June 28, 2007

US court rejects race as factor in school programs

By James Vicini

WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) - A bitterly divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that race cannot be used to decide where students go to school, one of the most important civil rights rulings in years that could affect millions of students nationwide.

By a 5-4 vote on the last day of its term, the court's conservative majority struck down voluntary programs adopted in Seattle and Louisville, Kentucky, to attain racial diversity in public school classrooms.

The ruling added to a string of decisions this term in which President George W. Bush's two appointees -- Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito -- have shifted the court sharply to the right on divisive social issues like abortion.

Roberts wrote the court's 41-page majority opinion.

"What do the racial classifications do in these cases if not determine admission to a public school on a racial basis?" he asked. "The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race."

Civil rights advocates had feared that such a ruling would be a significant retreat for the Supreme Court from the principles in its historic Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954 that outlawed racial segregation in the nation's public schools.

The court's four liberal justices dissented.

"The last half century has witnessed great strides toward racial equality, but we have not yet realized the promise of Brown," Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in his 68-page dissent. "This is a decision that the court and the nation will come to regret."

© Reuters 2007. All Rights Reserved.

I'm going to DC pretty soon to slap the living feces out of Clarence Thomas, John Roberts and Samuel Alito. This country disappoints me more every damn day.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Stop Listening To Trash...

A Church in Chicago called Saint Sabina put up billboards targeting negative music and artist they deem negative. Early this week, twenty billboards went up throughout the city of Chicago denouncing artists that demean women and perpetuate violence. Some of the billboards are already posted.

Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of Saint Sabina church said, “If we are going to end the violence and the disrespect of women, we must fight every form of negativity, including the music industry.”

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

I've Finally Made It!!!

I finally ticked someone off with one of my songs, so much so that he charged at me after I left the stage. He was ANGRY! I lost my damned mind and my brain got hijacked by my amygdala. I do a song where I criticize the President about the war...Some numbskull decides that he doesn't like it and rolls up on me and actually says "You're in America, you can't say that...". I told him that the 1st Amendment afforded me the right to say whatever I felt like. He said "Yeah, with limits..". He then called me a "bitch" and then I began to pepper the atmosphere with some colorful verbage. It was the combination of him attacking my creation and having the nerve to tell me what I CANNOT say. Wait, I have an idea for ANOTHER song. He's really gonna love this one.