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Creepy Photo Of S. Korean Soldier Wielding Machine Gun In Front Of Laughing Children Kinda Sums Up Where We Are At This Juncture
“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”
Story behind this photo here.
[via LA Times]
Filed under: Boston Marathon Bombings, Children and Gun Violence, Children and Violence, Gandhi, Gun Control Background Checks, Gun Control Defeat, Gun Control Legislation, Newtown, North Korea, Peace on Earth, Protecting Children, Senate Defeats Gun Background Checks, South Korea, War
This is what currently comes up on your screen when you visit “The Official Webpage of The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”:
TRANSLATION: “The server is currently unable to handle the request due to a temporary unloading of ‘maintenance’ on the South Korean puppet group’s island territory. The implication is that this is a temporary condition that will be alleviated after our enrichment of enough uranium to bomb a bitch’s ass if we feel like it is completed.”
Filed under: Bombs, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jung Il, North Korea, North Korea Attacks South Korea, North Korea Attacks South Korean Island, North Korea Uranium Enrichment Program, North Korean Propaganda, Nuclear Weapons, Server Maintenance, South Korea, The Korean War, War, Yeonpyeong Island
We wish an eternal good night to Robert McNamara, who died in his sleep early this morning at the age of 93. There were many lessons learned from the former Secretary of Defense’s mistakes regarding US involvement in the Vietnam war, to be sure–but perhaps we gleaned more by appreciating his ability to look back and actually admit when and how he was wrong. We’re Asian for chrissake; we certainly know how difficult the latter can be.
I think it’s kinda crazy that a woman is running, because I think that women deal with a lot of emotions and menopause and PMS and stuff. Like, I’m so moody all the time, I know I couldn’t be able to run a country…” –Brooke Hogan, in a forthcoming episode of ‘Brooke Knows Best’
Here’s the funny thing. I’m a woman, a woman dealing with a lot of emotions right now–not menopause, maybe PMS. I’m feeling totally nauseous and moody. Like, I’m looking at your face and I totally want to throw up. I’m reading about your nonchalance regarding voting and it’s putting me in a full-on bad mood. And in parsing through your idiotic assessment of why it’s crazy for a woman to be running for office… well, hell, it makes me so furious that I want to wage war on the Hogan family and bomb your ass.
Oh. Hunh. I guess that kinda makes me qualified to be President after all, huh?
Occupation: Sculptor and artist
Known for: Reprznting for women at Yale by designing the campus’ Women’s Table, offering her artistic sense and architectural expertise to Washington State’s ongoing Confluence Project, and, most famously, designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in D.C.
As we honored our past and present troops this weekend (which includes Diana’s cousin Victor–big upz), we thought a lot about her vision and contributions to our country. We’re so grateful to have her on our team.
Oh, and yes, we’re just trying to get your brain off of this image:
Happy 55th Birthday to Vietnamese novelist Bao Ninh! We wish you would emerge with some new printed words soon, or at least convince people to re-read The Sorrow of War–we seem to have forgotten how sorrowful it is.
A week from today on October 9, Yoko Ono will unveil the Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik, Iceland. The tower, which is a giant beam of light emanating from a wishing well, will bear the words “imagine peace” in 24 languages.
Ono has been collecting wishes for peace–of which she now has 495,000–which will be buried in capsules around the tower, topped by a tree. “Eventually, it will be like a forest,” she says.
The unveiling is Yoko’s gift to her late husband John Lennon, who would have celebrated his 67th birthday next week.
…Say what you will about Miss Ono, but we dig her pacifist vibes. Anyone feel like hopping a plane to Rejkjavik?
ROSIE O’DONNELL: Y’know Elisabeth, you’re just a fucking whiner. Whine whine whine. You remind me of the comfort women in Asia that have been protesting Shinzo Abe. They sound like this: “Ching Chong Ching Chong Ching Ching Ching!!”
ELISABETH HASSELBECK: Rosie, that is unfair. That is really unfair.
ROSIE O’DONNELL: CHING CHONG! STOP IT ROSIE! CHONG CHONG CHING!
ELISABETH HASSELBECK: Stop it! Stop it!!!
ROSIE O’DONNELL: CHONG CHONG CHONG! I SUPPORT THE TROOPS! CHING!
ELISABETH HASSELBECK: [in tears] Good Rosie! Support the troops! And support this wonderful war! Wonderful, wonderful war!
ROSIE O’DONNELL: CHING CHING CHONG! KILL! KILL!