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"Armageddon or Hot Air?"

From Deschamps:

This is very interesting. Over at Disinformation, they're rushing a bit towards the armageddon diagnosis: 

A massive solar flare could make for a beautiful night for people in the northern United States – provided it doesn’t knock the lights out.

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Who Are The Welfare Queens?

Goldy, a Seattle based reporter and blogger, did a concise read of where money was being generated and where it was being spread to in Washington state:


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White Supremacists Show Up At CPAC

Kilgore Trout at Little Green Footballs dug up this great video with an admittedly charismatic guy for Youth for Western Civilization. Here's their bio: 

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Shout This One To The Mountaintops

Cross-posted at Deschamps.

There is alot to be said about bluntness, and some things in life just simply aren't solved by beating around the bush. Take this beautiful marking I found on the window a bar in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood: 

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Gentrification - Thy Name Is Oakland?

Several weeks ago, I wrote up about the circular process of gentrification in Seattle, which is close to completion. That same process seemed to have started several years ago in Oakland, California, a historically African American area just as Seattle's central area had been. The blog Oakbook notes demographic shifts:

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Kanye West and the Return of Black Power

Cross-posted at Deschamps.

If you've bought Kanye West's new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, you'll quickly realize that West has adopted a fairly healthy dose of race consciousness. The album cover is that of a black man being mounted by a white woman (an act of jungle fever that I assume was put for what he would assume to be shock value):

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