Monthly Archives: March 2014

Music for a Sunday: That ice is slowly melting

The late, GREAT George Harrison performs with an all-star backup band. I noticed Ringo Starr and Phil Collins in there, along with Jeff Lynne. Who did you see?

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Wankers of the Week: Keep your Hobby out of my Lobby!

Crappy weekend, everyone! So, how about the great corporate overreach that is Hobby Lobby? They actually went to court for the right to control women’s vaginas lately. A spectacular laughing-out-of-court is bound to follow. And considering that they sell a … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Ahem.

Yesterday morning, I got an electrifying surprise in my inbox. My friend Anthony, who lives in Sweden, sent me this: Yup, that’s THE Oliver Stone, retweeting this link. And here’s how it got there: A few days ago, Venezuelanalysis picked … Continue reading

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María Corina Machado, the patriotic…Panamanian?

The other day, I saw that a certain right-wing Venezuelan parliamentarian, legendary for whining to anyone who will listen (including the Shrub, above) about how her country’s been ruined, had spoken to the OAS using Panama’s seat. At the time … Continue reading

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The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 45

A hooded opposition “protester” in Puerto Ordaz, mocking a local man who was tied up and abused for trying to clean up an illegal barricade on the street. As you can see, the victim is bound with steel wires, the … Continue reading

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It was 20 years ago today…

…that this happened: Lt. Col. Hugo Chávez, ex-army officer, was freed from Yare prison. He was one of the last political prisoners in Venezuela; that practice ended when he came to power five years after this video was taken. With … Continue reading

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High treason in the Venezuelan air force; three generals arrested

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, addressing all of South America’s foreign ministers at the UNASUR summit today. He’s referring to these events from yesterday, in which three Venezuelan air-force generals were arrested for conspiring against the government. It’s worth noting that … Continue reading

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Quotable: Gloria Steinem on “passing the torch”

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“A dignified conversation with protests”

Irish peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy was recently released from prison. She’s 79, she has cancer and arthritis (from a broken neck!), and one would think someone in that condition would be more than happy to take to her rocker and … Continue reading

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Ex-CIA agent reveals how Venezuelan “students” get putschist training

Who is this man, and why does the CIA fear him? Because they thought he was one of theirs, and it turns out he’s quite the opposite. And now he’s spilling the beans on them. Read on: Raúl Capote is … Continue reading

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