Archive for March, 2014

Do bloggers have choices?

March 9, 2014

bottledworder

Over the last year and a half, my blogging dilemmas have been many. I have, I’m afraid, been able to reduce these dilemmas into neat little binaries quite without satisfactory answers.

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The Day We Egyptians Lost Our Moment

March 9, 2014

Inner Workings of My Mind

There is not a shadow of a doubt in my mind that we, the Egyptian people, have been outwitted.

There are very few moments in time that decide the course of history. They come every 50 years, once a century, or even furtherDSC02825 apart. Our generation’s Moment was January 25, 2011. A critical build-up of recent events amassed the emotions of an already seething Egyptian population and our Moment was born. Millions of Egyptians took to the streets for 18 days…blah blah blah… We all know the story. And we know the ugliness that followed.

Providence gave us a moment because we were able to unite as a people when it really mattered. We saw our chance and held onto it for a full 18 days. And that’s why the story ends there. If a Moment is to truly change the course of history, its people must hold onto it…

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Arizona Pizzeria Protests Anti-Gay Bill By Refusing To Serve Lawmakers

March 2, 2014

NewsFeed

An Arizona eatery has taken a stand against a controversial new bill — one that allows business to deny service to gays in the name of religious freedom — by in turn exercising its right to deny service to lawmakers in the name of equality.

Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria in Tucson posted a sign in its window that reads, “We reserve the right to refuse service to Arizona legislators.” The restaurant then posted a photo of the sign on its Facebook page, where it’s racked up more than 20,000 likes.

“I was appalled by the Senate passing the law,” the restaurant’s owner, Rocco DiGrazia, told the Arizona Daily Star. “The sentiment is that any expansion of discrimination is gonna hurt everybody and open the doors for more.”

DiGrazia said several of his regular customers are gay, along with some of his waitstaff. “Why discriminate against anybody?” he said. “I’m just trying to…

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