Rage comics will be ‘all the rage’ and be the key factor in New Media for the 2012 elections. Well, maybe not quite, but with the voting structures of social networks and bookmarking it will be a whole new intensity to this age-old form of political commentary. This one is “I hate huffingtonpost” by user “random19” at Reddit.com politics.
With A Stroke Of His Pen Obama Strikes Back At Citizens United -
The order comes much to the chagrin of the Koch brothers, who really like to keep fundraising influence under wraps, even in seeking government contracts. Their CATO institute calls it “rule by decree”.
Beltway austerity values -
Glen Greenwald on the budget debate and how it is processed by pundits and insiders.
More pics at Boston.com
Following harrowing attacks on protesters in Libya, rebels forces are now in control of most of the country. Reuters reports the chaos even in parts of Gadafi’s last holdout at Tripoli. Brutality continues as Gadhafi’s foreign mercenaries and vigilantes roam the Capitol. Some of these hired guns are said to be drawn from as far as Serbia.
There are rumors of the collapse of the Regime by the end of the weekend. (Feb 26)
Bahrain Princess LOLs @ Uprising -
Princess demands the benefits of absolutism and neo-monarchist rule, but displays the classical ignorance in demanding love from the peasants. As Machiavelli always tweeted, “You are going to lose Facebook fans if you send in the tanks; don’t be a bitch about it.”
Bahrain royal family orders army to turn on the people -
Since they took to the streets, Bahrain’s protesters have come to expect violence and even death at the hands of the kingdom’s security forces. At least five people were killed before yesterday’s protests.
But this was on a different scale of magnitude.
As they drew near, they were met first with tear gas and then with bursts of live ammunition.
More pics here at boston.com