Monthly Archives: June 2006

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Another gratuitous Hugo Chavez pic

I just thought I’d run this up the flagpole and see who saluted…

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Another Liberal not worthy of the name

You can always tell who the cynical power-jockeys are up here in the Great North. They gravitate to the party most likely to get them elected, even when they have little or nothing in common with the values implicit in … Continue reading

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A most literary funeral

It’s the stuff of a Gothic romance writer’s dreams: A loving and famous couple, parted by death and grief, are reunited in the grave more than a century later. No, it’s not fiction. Read on: The remains of the wife … Continue reading

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Macondo remains fictitious

And meanwhile, Aracataca remains real. The Colombian town of Aracataca, birthplace of Nobel prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, will not be renamed to honour its most famous son. The town’s mayor proposed renaming Aracataca after Macondo, the fictional setting for … Continue reading

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What’s in a face?

What’s in a name? –Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet The less clear we are about “who wrote Shakespeare”, the more “Shakespeare” can be idealized and indeed idolized. … Just as “man bites dog” is a more eye-catching headline than “dog bites … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: One gorgeous mural

Caracas isn’t famous for its urban beauty spots. But then again, we haven’t heard nearly enough about its Bolivarian murals…such as this one:

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Quotable: Noam Chomsky on the unspeakable c-word

“In the United States you’re not allowed to talk about class differences. In fact, only two groups are allowed to be class-conscious in the United States. One of them is the business community, which is rabidly class-conscious. When you read … Continue reading

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Indefinitely detained at Gitmo

Sadly, I fear this is no joke.

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But on the bright side, organ donations are up…

A pathologist friend-of-friends often refers to motorcycles as “donorcycles”. See if you can tell me why after reading this. Motorcycle fatalities involving riders without helmets have soared in the nearly six years since Gov. Jeb Bush repealed the state’s mandatory … Continue reading

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Watch out, kiddies, or you’ll catch the gay!

Oh, no! As if being an interfering peacenik wasn’t bad enough, look what else Jim Loney has been doing to corrupt the good Christian youth of the world… Former hostage James Loney is accusing an Ontario Catholic camp he once … Continue reading

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