Actually, I've always wanted to use that phrase - so evocative!
What happened is that back in December Snooky got a hold of an inane e-mail sent out by the American branch of Hamas ('US Campaign to end the Occupation'), who asked that everyone buy stock in Caterpillar and Motorola.
Caterpillar and Motorola stock
They wrote: "once you become a Caterpillar shareholder you can 1) vote in favor of our resolution at the shareholder meeting and 2) support our protest activities inside the meeting by either attending yourself or designating a proxy. The reason we would like more turnout from our supporters at the shareholder meeting is that this has been the area where we've had the most success garnering media attention. "
Well, they certainly got MY attention. As well as Snooky's. Perhaps not quite what they wanted, though.
They also wrote: "Our purchasing of Cat stock should be kept quite for now. If Caterpillar learns of this strategy they may change the rules of the meeting to require more than one share for entry. "
Sorry for spilling the beans. I guess you dips didn't want the world to know till you'd spent all your dough on caterpillars, huh?
Well, if you were any good at math, you would've realized that you don't have enough money to make a difference - Caterpillar is capitalized to the tune of several billion dollars. Hundreds of billions. Any of you wads got that much moolah laying around?
Katherine M. Fuchs
Snooky recommended that Katherine Fuchs ("National Organizer US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation"), who sent out the letter, should instead do something incredibly unpleasant with a camel. Probably to express her (Ms. Katherine M. Fuchs') lubricious attitudes towards things that stumble around in sandy wastes. Or something.
"One of these days, when you wise up in college, and learn to either accept yourself or to make friends outside of the internet, you will learn to think for yourself and not let the approval and attention of old men sway your opinions and beliefs.
You are not dense. Just hungry for attention. It's why teenage girls such as yourself regularly bring up your panties on online blogs. And it's why old men first start reading your blog. You will one day feel embarrassed by every bigoted, racist remark or sexual innuendo you posted for the public to read.
College will be different. It's nothing like highschool.
I wasn't much different from you ten years ago."
See comments here:
Poor sweet baby! Sniff. No hot panties for you!
Angry Panties back at you
This prompted Snooky to blow her top. She told
And more stuff. Here:
Well now. Venomously expressed. Very nice. Guess she was upset that some radikal troll would lecture her. So typical of righteous whitey, telling little Asian girlie what to do....
Just one MINOR kvibble...
And, as regards panties, it should be noted that in Cantonese culture female underwear is a powerful jinx. Gamblers will wear their girlfriend's panties to make the other players lose, commercial rivals will hang panties facing their enemies businesses, and casually tossing a pair of worn panties in the door of a shop will often make them close up for the day - nothing good will come of remaining open after that.
So here's panties at you, Ms. katherine M. Fuchs. Panties panties panties panties panties panties panties!
Berkeley and Palestinian panties
On a different note, the local chapter of Things That Stumble Around in Sandy Wastes (SJP at Berkeley) sent around the following:
"Please forward widely to all your lists!!!!
Salaam Community, My name is Kifah Shah and I am a 4th year ethnic studies student and a member of many communities on campus (such as bridges, CalSERVE, MSA, SJP, MCC, etc).
I am emailing you to ask for your support tomorrow night in senate. As a former senator, I remember when our communities would come together and stand as one in support of whatever resolution was presented to the senate, and I remember how powerful it would be. I am here to ask for your support, for you to come out and support a bill that has been presented regarding Israel/Palestine. This bill calls for the end of University funding to Israel's military occupation. It calls for divestment from companies that directly fund the weapons that are used in the war crimes Israel commits (as recognized by international law).
This bill is building on the legacy at UC Berkeley to fight systems of oppression such as apartheid. In 1984, students of color were at the forefront of the divestment movement from South African apartheid. The UC has also divested from tobacco companies, as well as been critical about products coming from sweatshop labor. This bill will further the efforts to keep the university accountable and responsible for the investments it makes.
In a time of economic crisis, and underfunding of our education with budget cuts, it is crucial we show that we as students do not support our tuition funding military occupation. Please come and speak out! Support the Bill to Divest Funds from Israel's Military Occupation Senate Chambers, 1st Floor Eshleman Hall TODAY, Wednesday, March 17, 9 PM
Much love, in solidarity,
SEE BILLS HERE:
END QUOTE - note links disabled.
If this bill passes, it will be time for all right thinking people to divest from UC Berkeley.
A university is supposed to be a center of education and enlightenment, not a bastion of hypocrisy and disease. UC Berkeley should be keenly aware that in these times of constrained budgets and limited funds it is more dependent than ever on the goodwill and open pockets of its benefactors among alumni and the greater American community. As such, it cannot afford to show itself racist or unjust.
The American people would be ill-served by so blatantly discriminatory a course of action.
Nor is it likely that the American people would even tolerate it.