Rapper Chief Keef was originally scheduled to perform at the Red Moon Theater in Chicago at a benefit for the family of Dillan Harris, a 13-month-old baby killed in a car accident. However, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office put pressure on the venue to cancel the concert, The city called Red Moon and requested they not host the concert, calling Chief Keef "an unacceptable role … [Read more...] about Censorious Thugs Detected In the Holodeck!
Over at the Friendly Atheist, Terry Firma has some harsh words about media outlets that congratulate themselves for standing up for free speech but refuse to publish images of the controversial Charlie Hebdo cover even in stories specifically about it. … [Read more...] about Free Speech From a Friend of the Blog
Rick Horowitz has an interesting post about his decision not to display any Charlie Hebdo cartoons in his post about the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Er, in other words, his post about the Charlie Hebdo massacre consisted of an explanation of why he wasn't posting Charlie Hebdo cartoons in his post about the Charlie Hebdo massacre. (Did you follow that? It was all very … [Read more...] about To Publish or Not To Publish
I am not Charlie.Honestly, until this shit happened, I didn't know a damned thing about Charlie Hebdo. I don't have a clue what Charlie Hebdo stood for, so I'm not about to identify myself with them or support their editorial agenda, whatever it is.Besides, in my mind, "I am Charlie" links to the scene in the 1960 film Spartacus where rebellious former Roman slaves … [Read more...] about Je ne suis pas Charlie
I've known for many years that access to this blog is blocked in mainland China. Well, sometimes it is and sometimes it isn't. I imagine it all depends on how recently I've mentioned the Tiananmen Square Massacre. As I write this, it's not being blocked (I checked here), but that could change since I just mentioned the Tiananmen Square Massacre twice now.However, thanks to … [Read more...] about The Queen is a Fink!