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ASK GEORGE ALLEN TO INSULT YOU -- BLACK POWER BOOKS -- ANOTHER TRAGIC DEATH

9.28.2006

I know you're sick of the George Allen story, but I couldn't help myself. Slate.com has a little game called the George Allen Insult Generator. You select from a group of a identifiers and ask him to insult you with some incoherent word. I put in black and he called me an Ebonezer. No harm. Almost sounds like a compliment. I put in woman and he called me a twunt. Now I don't know if that is from Mars or Pluto, but I know an insult when I hear one.
Slate: The George Allen Insult Generator. By Christopher Beam, Torie Bosch, and Josh Levin

In Monthly Review, Ron Jacobs does a good review of black power activist, Rod Bush's, new book, We Are Not What We Seem: Black Nationalism and Class Struggle in the American Century. Jacobs seems to think that Bush's opinion is that the problem is about Race & Class. Bush comes from that group-think of it's all race, only race and always race, so I find this interpretation interesting. Monthly Review: Ron Jacobs, "It's Not Race or Class -- It's Race and Class: An Interview with Roderick Bush"

Every American soldier's death in Iraq or Afghanistan is heartbreaking. This one caught my eye because of its unique situation. This sister was a second lieutenant and the first female graduate of West Point to die in Iraq. Emily Perez was killed while patrolling southern Iraq near Najaf on Sept. 12 when a roadside bomb exploded under her Humvee. She is local, from Prince George's County and has a long history of family members who have served our country. WAPO: West Point Mourns a Font Of Energy, Laid to Rest by War
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