Monthly Archives: November 2012

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Because there’s no such thing as too much Ecuadorable

And because this is a nice shot, and I like it… …and there’s a nice bit of news behind it, too: The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, urged his counterparts at the 6th Summit of the Heads of State and … Continue reading

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Clip ‘n’ Save: All you needed to know about today’s UN vote

I am sorry to say that my home and native land is one of the yellow ratbastards. Thanks a lot, Harper Government™. You don’t fucking represent us. Just so the world knows. Meanwhile, here are some mighty happy people who … Continue reading

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The “art” of being an asshole

Yesterday, I chanced across the funniest, saddest, and weirdest shit I ever saw on Wonkette. Apparently there are all these dudes who’ve been creating “inspirational” propaganda — oh sorry, “art” — for the so-called men’s rights movement. But if what … Continue reading

Posted in Artsy-Fartsy Culture Stuff, Fascism Without Swastikas, Isn't It Ironic?, Men Who Just Don't Get It, Sick Frickin' Bastards, Teh Heterostoopid, The WTF? Files, Uppity Wimmin | Comments Off on The “art” of being an asshole

Quotable: Paul Krugman on wages

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Prostitution in Germany: hard facts, hard debate, harder thoughts

(Photo: EMMA.) German FEMEN demonstrators outside the largest brothel in the cathedral city of Köln. They consider prostitution a human rights abuse, and hold up human trafficking, rampant in Germany, as an example of how liberalization of laws governing the … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Counterpunch, Confessions of a Bad German, Cuba, Libre (de los Yanquis), Economics for Dummies, EuroPeons, Free Trade, My Ass!, Good to Know, Isn't It Ironic?, Law-Law Land, Not So Compassionate Conservatism, Scandinavian Smorgasbord, Under the Name of Spain, Uppity Wimmin | 5 Comments

Music for a Sunday: Ich mittendrin, und…

Haben Sie eine Frage? Etwas, das Sie quält? Like, say, how this sounds in English? Here you go: Peter Gabriel had an excellent German translator; it’s almost word-for-word, which is very hard to do. (And I would know.) He sounds … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: Operation Pillar of Twinkies

Crappy weekend, everyone! Well, how are we liking that whipsawing we all took this week? Israel attacked Gaza, then turned around and framed it as self-defence, inconveniently forgetting that some journalists like to keep timelines of nasty events like that. … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: El Ecuadorable is full of win

You can’t keep a good president down…or shut him up. And why would you want to, when he empowers his own people to speak out, too? Especially not when he just won a very important prize for doing just that? … Continue reading

Posted in All About Evo, Crapagandarati, Don't Cry For Argentina, Ecuadorable As Can Be, Fascism Without Swastikas, Festive Left Friday Blogging, Filthy Stinking Rich, Huguito Chavecito, Isn't It Ironic?, Karma 1, Dogma 0, Newspeak is Nospeak, Socialism is Good for Capitalism! | Comments Off on Festive Left Friday Blogging: El Ecuadorable is full of win

Don’t back down, Justin!

What’s wrong with what Justin Trudeau said here? I’ll give you a broad hint: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. En effet, c’est tout correct: The remarks in question come from an interview Trudeau did in Nov. 2010, with French-language interviewer Patrick Lagace, on … Continue reading

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Photo du jour

Gotta love that Macy’s parade! Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the US.

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