Monthly Archives: November 2011

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Tweet of the Day

Courtesy of a Venezuelan tweep: “Sometimes Rafael Correa makes me think I’m gay.” Ladies ‘n’ gents, he’s talking about THIS fine-ass dude here: The president of Ecuador, arriving in Caracas, Venezuela, for a LatAm summit. And totally reminding me that … Continue reading

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Economics for Dummies: Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

A little holiday hymn from the true gods and messiahs of the world: the 1%ers. Hallelujah!

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Stupid Sex Tricks: A wanker’s new best friend?

Courtesy of those merry pranksters at The Onion, we have every man’s dream use of technology, available at last: Ah, TYSO. There’s only one problem with you: You are STILL no match for Ceiling Cat. And Ceiling Cat is immune … Continue reading

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How to justify a police state, or “This ain’t Canada anymore”

How do you justify police brutality on the level of last year’s G20 summit? And how do you justify turning Canada into a most unCanadian police state? Well, it helps if you get the media on side, as whoever infiltrated … Continue reading

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What you’re not being told about Libya

Bob Powell of Above Top Secret neatly unpacks the Libyan revolution-that-wasn’t. Some interesting shockers I hadn’t heard yet include the presence of al-Qaida, apparently operating with CIA blessing, in the “National Transitional Council”, and the presence of Qatari troops, in … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: I still dream of Orgonon…

Kate Bush’s poignant classic. Based on Peter Reich’s story of his father’s arrest for building a device that, so it’s said, actually DID make rain. (And yes, that IS the always-awesome Donald Sutherland, playing Wilhelm Reich.)

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Wankers of the Week: Amurrican Wanksgiving

Crappy weekend, everyone! And happy Wanksgiving to my many lovely and talented readers in the States. You people sure have a lot of winners (pronounced wieners) walking among you. My sincere condolences! This year, as your president and other political … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s gold comes home

Don’t expect to read anything good about this in your lamestream English media. And don’t expect to see these pictures, either: Citizens of Caracas hold up a banner thanking President Chávez for bringing home the gold in the name of … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Mike check on Aisle 4!

Here you go, folkies…your iconic image from the craptastic retail event known as Black Friday (also known, by those in the know, as Buy Nothing Day): This young woman got a rent-a-cop escort out of a Wal-Mart in Cincinnati. She … Continue reading

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The state-sponsored murder of Pablo Neruda

The official version of Pablo Neruda’s death goes something like this: World famous Chilean poet and Nobel winner dies of metastatic prostate cancer, age 69. But recent investigative findings put the lie to that version. Here’s the story that’s got … Continue reading

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