Monthly Archives: December 2014

Who is Charles Bentley? A short investigation

Hey! Remember when I wrote about Maricori’s little friend from the US Embassy, the one who appeared in this video, taken the day she was charged with conspiring against the Venezuelan government? Well, guess what. Maricori’s little friend has a … Continue reading

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Raúl Castro’s reminder

“The gentlemen of the north shouldn’t forget that we are followers of Martí, Fidel, Bolívar…and Chávez!” In other words: NOT gringos. Just in case any of you folks out there were wondering whether Cuba would change its ways now that … Continue reading

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El Narco’s deep doody

Are you all fired up for the New Year, kiddies? I sure am. Especially since I know that someone is going to be facing the music and dancing then…on hot coals, natch: The information is surfacing and the circle is … Continue reading

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When perverts become “victims”

Sebastian Edathy, personifying chutzpah on Facebook. In English, no less. Right now, in Germany, there’s a huge scandal going on. A former parliamentarian, who resigned shortly before his home was raided by police, has been found to have bought and … Continue reading

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Why the Marquis de Sade is nobody’s hero

Detail from “The Martyrdom of St. Barbara”, by Jean Bellegambe, 1528. Musée de la Chartreuse, Douai. What gives with the idea that a notorious 18th-century aristocratic sociopath — a chronic, pathological liar who ruthlessly took full advantage of his high … Continue reading

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Your holiday cartoon special

Hey, if TV can do this, so can I. So here’s a holiday cartoon special just for you loyal readers out there (all 100-odd of you). Regular political snarking to resume whenever. Meanwhile, enjoy your holidays…and Meowy Catmas to all!

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Music for a Sunday: A hammer for you, a sickle for me…

Gulag arpeggio!

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Never screw with a kangaroo!

Camera drones may be great for amateur aerial wildlife photography…but not if the wildlife is big, mean, renowned for its boxing skills…and in this case, awfully jumpy. Here’s the story to go with the video: Drones are quickly flying to … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Today, we are ALL barbudos!

Yesterday, Contrainjerencia brought footage of the three remaining members of the Cuban Five coming home. You want to talk joyful reunions now, or would you rather just group-hug first? Awwwwww… And here’s the story… On Wednesday, the president of Cuba, … Continue reading

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Hey Jian, it’s never too soon to contemplate a new career…

You know, I really did wonder what they were going to do with that wall-size blow-up of Jian Ghomeshi that they took down from CBC headquarters a few weeks ago. I’m so glad it found a home. And in such … Continue reading

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