Tumbling Along in the Tumblring Tumbleweeds

My name is Thomas Roche. I'm kind of a pulp writer. My first novel, The Panama Laugh, is a political-military-noir-themed zombie apocalypse published by Night Shade Books. Find out more about me at thomasroche.com and at my crime fiction blog at boiledhard.com.

Metatags & Misogyny

I’m rather proud of this pissed-off post I wrote about Jack White, Lady Gaga, metatags, journalism & misogyny:

“It’s no surprise that there’s a huge anti-Gaga backlash. People want Jack White to pile on, because they want “rock ‘n’ roll” to stand in opposition to pop. But that’s bullshit. Rock ‘n’ roll is a big umbrella. So’s pop. Neither one can be defined with any accuracy. Trying to perceive a feud between White (rock) and Gaga (pop) is like trying to use rock and pop as stand-ins for some kind of culture war…maybe even the war of the sexes. And it pains me to have to repeat this, but I just can’t say this enough times: 90% of the anti-Gaga backlash is misogyny.”

http://wp.me/p1XivX-hX

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Meet Irena Sendler (1910-2008)
She was a 98 year-old Polish woman at her time of death. During World War II, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. She dedicated herself to smuggling Jewish children out. Infants were carried in the bottom of the tool box she used and older children in a burlap sack she had in the back of her truck.
She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids’ and infants’ noises. Irena managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children during this time
She eventually was caught and the Nazis broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and in a glass jar buried under a tree in her backyard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and reunited some of the families but most had been killed. She then helped those children get placement into foster family homes or adopted.
In 2007, Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected.
Al Gore won for presenting a slide show on Global Warming.
That’s our society for you.

She needs an award and recognition NOW

Dude, People amaze me .

HAH. Wow. Fuck you, Al Gore. 

lestradessnifferdog:

qoolioo:

idkisaac:

Meet Irena Sendler (1910-2008)

She was a 98 year-old Polish woman at her time of death. During World War II, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. She dedicated herself to smuggling Jewish children out. Infants were carried in the bottom of the tool box she used and older children in a burlap sack she had in the back of her truck.

She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids’ and infants’ noises. Irena managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children during this time

She eventually was caught and the Nazis broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and in a glass jar buried under a tree in her backyard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and reunited some of the families but most had been killed. She then helped those children get placement into foster family homes or adopted.

In 2007, Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected.

Al Gore won for presenting a slide show on Global Warming.

That’s our society for you.

She needs an award and recognition NOW

Dude, People amaze me .

HAH. Wow. Fuck you, Al Gore. 

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medieval:

A very strange Nativity 1200-50 Wood Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona

medieval:

A very strange Nativity
1200-50 Wood
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is trying to bring comity back to the upper chamber, has broken protocol by accusing Republicans of rooting for the economy to fail.

The accusations from the blunt Nevada Democrat have irritated Republicans, and complicated Reid’s effort to hold a bipartisan meeting with senators in the near future…

Reid said Republican opposition to President Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill is based purely on politics, and has cited their votes against the measure as evidence they want to slow the national recovery.

“Republicans oppose those ideas now because they have a proven track record of creating jobs, and Republicans think if the economy improves it might help President Obama,” Reid said last week on the Senate floor.

“So they root for the economy to fail, and oppose every effort to improve it. And they resist anything the president proposes, no matter how common-sense, including this plan to create 2 million jobs,” he said.

GOP senators angry about Reid claim they’re rooting for failure

Awww, the party of fascists and traitors that spent most of the Bush Junta calling Democrats “pro Al Qaeda” and “unpatriotic” has its feewings hurt because Harry Reid is telling the truth about them. Poor things.

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Helicopter shot of Rio De Janeiro.

Helicopter shot of Rio De Janeiro.