Monthly Archives: July 2011

Wankers of the Week: Terrorist sympathizers and fellow travellers

Crappy weekend, everyone! Anybody feel like sending old Tailgunner Joe spinning in his Nazified grave? Because I sure as hell have, all week. And here’s my list of terrorist enablers, fascist symps and fellow travellers who, at long last, SHOULD … Continue reading

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Quotable: Johan Galtung on the Oslo massacres

Democracy Now interviews a man who understands a thing or two about the dangers of fascism and the need for nonviolent conflict resolution: Johan Galtung — sociologist, author, activist…and, by eerie coincidence, grandfather of one of the survivors of the … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Ollanta inaugurates, Chavecito celebrates

Yesterday was a busy, festive day in Latin America. In Peru, a progressive finally got himself inaugurated president: Ollanta Humala is in the sash! That’s his wife, Nadine Heredia, applauding behind him. Radio Rebelde has more on what Peru can … Continue reading

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Short ‘n’ Stubby: After Oslo, and before the next big fascist terror attack

Ms. Manx has a terrible confession to make: She’s worried! Yes, our eternally merry and sweetly skeptical cyberkitty is seriously bothered about Oslo…and not just because of all the carnage (although that, in itself, is terribly upsetting, too.) Beyond the … Continue reading

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Stupid Sex Tricks: There’s an app for WHAT?

And it advertises WHAT? This ad banner actually appeared on an iPhone sex app. I’m sure it was completely random, but it’s also completely stupid. A screen that small doesn’t need anything more to clutter it up. Just one more … Continue reading

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The post-Fordist era can’t come soon enough

Oh Toronto. So glad I don’t live in you right now. Not just because of the horrible summer heat, but because you have a troglodyte for mayor… Rob Ford is getting a thumbs-down on social media after a Facebook post … Continue reading

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Courage

Yes, it’s more bad news on the cancer front. Another well-loved leftist has been diagnosed, and today Jack Layton went public with the diagnosis, announcing that he was temporarily stepping down to undergo treatment. Hang in there, Jack…and don’t pay … Continue reading

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Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx visits Norway

Oh, that Stumpy Cat…the places she goes, and the things she finds! Virtual kitties are awesome at sniffing out the most intriguing things. And here’s what Ms. Manx has dug up on Anders Behring Breivik & Co.: Alternet reports that … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Amy Winehouse, RIP

Calle 13 posted this video to their official page with the comment: “Wow, Amy Winehouse died! What a shame, she had a tremendous voice!” I think that about sums it up, yes. Whatever else she had going on, despite the … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: Oslo Burning edition

Crappy weekend, everyone! And a special shout-out to my dear readers in Norway, which is the 20th most-frequent country of origin for visits here, according to my ClustrMap. Damn, it really IS a crappy weekend for you folks, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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