Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday Kat posted her latest album review "Kat's Korner: Radiohead, I'm going to need a cigarette." I enjoyed reading it but my oldest son loved it and loves the Radiohead album. He told me when I posted here I had to mention it. So I have. Please make a point to check out the album or, if you're unable to do that, you can check out the first video "Lotus Flower."
Ron Brynaert (I always call him Ron Bryant in my head, it's easier) was one of the first people outside the community to link to me. His site is Why Are We Back In Iraq? and he is posting there again from time to time. Yesterday he posted "BBC appears to have yanked Raymond Davis Pakistan 'spy' story." So make a point to read that.
I'm listening to Joni Mitchell's Mingus right now ("A Chair in the Sky" specifically) and that's because I'm just not able to sleep. I told myself I'd blog in the morning around six PST (time on my blog posts is EST) but I keep thinking about the woman we wrote about in "Sexaul Assault Enabler of the Week." That would be Helena Cobban.
And maybe we can take a lesson from the Idiot Cobban. Should a friend get into trouble, the way her beloved Nir Rosen did, don't make an idiot of yourself rushing in to vouch for him.
She's yammering away about how she knows Nir and he doesn't demean or marginalize women. Uh, stupid idiot, he does it all the time.
Where the f**k have you been, Helena?
I think we all became aware of it in 2008 (aware in this community) when C.I. reported on the Senate hearing where Nir kept interrupting Barbara Boxer. It's only become more obvious since then. And there's the fact that 'fierce supporter of women's rights' Nir's ignored women for all this time. "I care about the victims." Really? You've written about Iraq how much now? When did you ever devote significant time to covering Iraqi women? I believe Human Rights Watch last week released another report about how they have suffered under the occupation.
And then there's the fact that a rapist -- not a dunce -- would say a woman deserved to be sexually assaulted.
That's rape talk, Helena.
I'm so sick of these liars who rush forward. I remember an actress who's supposedly smart who rushed forward during The Passion of the Christ to insist Mel Gibson had no problems with Jews. I can't even watch her films anymore (and that includes the sequel she's making right now, I won't see it). Or how about the GLAAD spokesperson in the 90s who rushed to assure us that Mel was homophobic. Even though his films are incredibly homophobic?
People need to learn to shut up and stop defending that which cannot be defended.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):