The Textual, Tactile, Tittilating, Tantrum-ridden, Totally multimedia musings & sometime portfolio of Dangerfield Newby, by and through is instrument on Earth, Christopher Alan Chambers. Newby died in 1859 in John Brown's raid on the federal company town of Harpers Ferry. White townspeople fed his dead body to pigs. He joined Brown to forstall the sale of his wife, not to start a revolution. And in dying, he started a revolution. His body's long disintegrated into loam; his consciousness survives in bits and bytes. Enjoy. Engage. Enrage.
Chambers is alive, of course, and lives 80 miles from Harpers Ferry in Washington DC. He teaches at Georgetown University, contributes to RT America, MSNBC and Smithsonian Magazine.
…In fact, they did the exact opposite when the Republican administration does the exact same thing that is now at the center of the Obama scandal involving the Associated Press—that is, seizing phone records of reporters. (Please note: The issue here isn’t whether they are right or wrong. What…
Me examining Scott Pelley’s speech at Quinnipiac University on TV news fails. Mea Culpa? Inside view on how the sausage is made…or genuflecting to be one with his predecessors, Saint Cronkite and Saint Murrow?
Every time I look back to this photo, I feel uncomfortable — it haunts me. It’s as if they are saying to me, we are not a number — not only cheap labor and cheap lives. We are human beings like you. Our life is precious like yours, and our dreams are precious too. — Taslima Akhter.
Image: Two victims of a garment factory building collapse in Savar, Bangladesh by Taslima Akhter via Time Lightbox. Select to embiggen.
Of course on Fox Business News they say: At least they had jobs. Life is cheap in that part of the world. Would you rather pay more for a blouse made by union-boss poisoned surly blacks abiding sick leave, amnestied Latinos or mumbling hillbillies making $20/hr?
My take on the press grousing…Fox News drowning in sturm and drang…over NOT having access to Obama and Tiger playing golf. More interesting story would be what Michelle thought of her man hanging out with a “serial adulterer.” Yeah, I know…and they will still talk about it on Fox & Friends come Wednesday…
You in this life are obessed with lists and rankings, many of which involve people and events in my lifetime. But here is one of the 2012 lists, Media fails. Part 2, 3, 4 are coming by, directly. We had them, so—but they were usually controlled artifice and vitriol; typically we realized actual mistakes were due to slow messengers or a broken telegraph line. Professor Chambers stands by the Fox News opprobrium, and it is straight from the source, which Poynter says clearly…
“War on Christmas?” For someone as me, whom never was warmed by the light of spending the night and day of our Savior’s birth with loved ones, I think not. Not as presented by the buffoons and paltroons of Fox News. As they have lost viewers in their rants against the President, and bearing false witness against him and his efforts to get the richest of rich to pay their fair share thusly, or against Dr. Susan Rice, or providing brush and cover for the billion spent trying to crush the will of the meek, the ordinary…who rose, fists clenched, yet feet planted and immovable in the ballot line. Oh what a distraction. Oh such a deranged set of hearts. Oh, the stupdity.
Professor Chambers was right to mock them then, and now.
Pyongyang, November 29 (KCNA) — Archaeologists of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences have recently reconfirmed a lair of the unicorn rode by King Tongmyong, founder of the Koguryo Kingdom (B.C. 277-A.D. 668).
The lair is located 200 meters from the Yongmyong Temple in Moran Hill in Pyongyang City. A rectangular rock carved with words “Unicorn Lair” stands in front of the lair. The carved words are believed to date back to the period of Koryo Kingdom (918-1392).