Monthly Archives: April 2011

Wankers of the Week: Royal Wedding edition

Crappy Beltane Eve, everyone! Say, wasn’t that a lovely royal wedding yesterday? I’m actually surprised by how much I liked it, all things considered; the build-up in the media for months on end was a royal pain in the ass, … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging Too: Mouseland

Tommy Douglas’s great Canadian parable, with subtitles en español.

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Grab Bag O’ Goodies

Got so much good stuff for ya today, kiddies, you might just forget about what’s-his-face marrying what’s-her-name in London. First up, a twosome I’d actually pay to see meeting up, because they both give me so much hope for the … Continue reading

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Mario Vargas Llosa, concern troll

Ye Gods. Just when you thought he couldn’t get more repugnant, crabby, fuddy-duddy or racist, Peru’s most tragic export to the First World has piped up again…and surpassed himself in a show of sheer subhuman backwardness that makes me want … Continue reading

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Quotable: Howard Zinn on the wisdom of hope

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in … Continue reading

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“Astonishing”, you say?

Yesterday, I was amused to read that some people found it “astonishing” how quickly the NDP under Jack Layton had surged in the polls from a distant third to a close second (and closing fast). I say “amused” because this … Continue reading

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Economics for Dummies: What’s wrong with the US economy (and how to fix it)

A perfectly simple, couldn’t-be-clearer approach to what’s been billed as an insolubly knotty mess. Too obvious for ya? Then you’re probably a teabag.

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Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx revisits Gitmo

Meowy Monday, everyone! The Stumpy Cat has been scouring the Internets again, and for some reason, she keeps getting her paws on stuff about Gitmo. I think it’s a sign, don’t you? So, let’s see what’s ittying on down there… … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: I heard the general whispering to his aide-de-camp

I first heard this lovely, understated song done country-style by Linda Ronstadt (who, of course, does it justice, and very sweetly). But hearing this earlier rendition made me fall in love with it all over again. Warren Zevon lifts it … Continue reading

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Honduran coup benefits Mexican drug gangs

The Honduran people? Not so much… Surprise! Fascism is great for crooks, lousy for law enforcement. It’s not just democracy that suffers.

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