Monthly Archives: June 2015

Music for a Sunday: Scratchin’ like a hound…

No, I don’t have poison ivy…but the part about the ocean of calamine lotion sounds awfully familiar to me right now.

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WTF, USA? or, .gif of the week

In light of all this past week’s head-spinning events, here’s one pic to summarize them all. If things keep going on at this rate, we’ll soon not recognize that behemoth to the south of us. And I mean that in … Continue reading

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Quotable: Larry Wilmore on affirmative action

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“Behind closed doors”: How domestic violence led to a rampage in Austria

Another day, another rampage, another vigil. This time, it’s in the downtown pedestrian zone of Graz, where a young man drove at full speed into a crowd…on purpose. What lurks behind such “senseless” violence? EMMA investigated, and found the following: … Continue reading

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German women take on brothel ads

Karina Alteweier, a physician assistant in Leverkusen, Germany, points out an example of the kind of advertising she’s fighting in her city. Right next to it, a children’s musical is advertised. The brothel’s name, address, and other details are blocked … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Happy Solstice!

This is the strangest life I’ve ever known…

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A few random thoughts about race and gender (and religion, guns and terrorism)

Ahem. For the past week or so, my mind’s been getting messed with by people who are idiots when it comes to race and gender. Not all of them the usual suspects of FUX Snooze, either. So I’ll beg your … Continue reading

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Puerto Ricans march for independence, again

“Independence NOW!” reads the banner that headed up this march through the smoking hot streets of San Juan. And, with UN debate on the matter now less than a week away, it appears that this issue is coming to a … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Rain without end…

Yup, another weather song: “Please, ruinous rain, stop wetting my love this way…”

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Q. What kind of “socialist” meets with right-wing putschists?

A. A Spanish one who used to be prime minister, once upon a time: That’s Felipe González, right of centre, plus a whole lotta unsavory Venezuelans. None of whom, incidentally, are socialists themselves. Not even in name only, as Felipillo … Continue reading

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