Monthly Archives: May 2011

Salvador Allende: Explosive new revelations from a Chilean demolition site

Do these sound to you like the last words of a suicidal man? They sound to me like the words of one who was determined to fight to the death, and did. Now, a new chapter is being written. It … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Gil Scott-Heron, RIP

This great underrated gem comes courtesy of a man who left us far too soon, this past Friday, aged 62. We need him more than ever, especially when stories like this terrible one about Bradley Manning come out. It’s not … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: Postapocalyptic Letdown edition

Crappy First Weekend After the Apocalypse, everyone! Lost any annoying fundie neighbors to the rapture? No? Dang, I guess this must mean we’ve all gone to hell. What a fucking letdown. Because that means we’re still stuck on Planet Mordor…with … Continue reading

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Quotable: Irving Layton on Canadian poets

“In this country the poet has always had to fight for his survival. He lives in a middle-class milieu whose values of money-getting, respectability, and success are hostile to the kind of integrity and authenticity that is at the core … Continue reading

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Kurt Vonnegut dissects storylines

One of my all-time favorite authors, the late (and sorely missed!) Kurt Vonnegut, whips out the chalk to show us just how simple (or not!) a basic plotline can be: Of course, his own novels tend to be a lot … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Evo, just being his awesome self

Evo paid tribute to Bolivian mothers at the palace today, and this nice shot was the result of that. But check out what other awesomeness he’s up to. How about that challenge to the asshole next door in Chile? The … Continue reading

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Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx swats DSK and the IMF around some more

You know how crazy some kitties are when it comes to tinfoil balls? They become obsessed with batting them around, and will chase them all over the house? Well, that’s how Ms. Manx is with this whole Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair. … Continue reading

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Church of Scotland gets fabulous

Och aye, ’tis a bonny day for equal rights! Scotland’s largest protestant church has swept away centuries of tradition and voted to allow gay men and lesbians to become ministers, opening up the prospect of the church allowing civil partnerships … Continue reading

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Young feminist calls out Beyoncé (and other assorted BS)

Thanks to Roger Ebert for bringing this to our collective attention. About the only thing I disagree with here is all the bleeping; I think she could have left those words unbleeped. But that’s just me; I don’t bleep anything, … Continue reading

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Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx gets her claws into DSK and the IMF

Happy Victoria Day Monday, everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying your May Two-Four weekend. The Manx is meowing, and you know what that means: She’s got linkage for us. Lead on, ManxDuff… First up, the Daily Mail, and how the obsequious … Continue reading

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