Monthly Archives: August 2016

Quotable: Noam Chomsky on the Brazilian coup d’état

“Dilma Rousseff is maybe the one politician who hasn’t — leading politician who hasn’t stolen in order to benefit herself. She’s being charged with manipulations in the budget, which are pretty standard in many countries, taking from one pocket and … Continue reading

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Yon-Yon gets detained!

Diosdado Cabello, lighting it up at a PSUV rally in Barinas with a truth-bomb. Well, well. What have we here? Oh, nothing…just another “peaceful” Venezuelan oppo, doing what peaceful protesters do: The vice-president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Here, have my freakin’ earworm.

Ahem. Sorry for that, but the only way I can get an earworm out of my head is to get it into somebody else’s. And that somebody, today…is YOU. Ha, ha.

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Wankers of the Week: Burkinis and burks and barf, oh my!

Crappy weekend, everyone! Well, how about that burkini ban. It got a hard beatdown in the French courts today — a moment of sanity, albeit an increasingly rare and tenuous one, given the tone of the times. France is under … Continue reading

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Quotable: Groucho Marx on politics

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Of burkinis and bans

“Hypocrisy on the beach: ‘We’re looking for ostentatious religious signs…’ ‘Have you seen any burkinis or veiled Muslim women?’” Not wanting to be one of those suffocatingly silent white feminists who have no opinion (or worse, a veiled bigoted opinion) … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Didn’t come? It doesn’t matter.

The Hip in one of their final concerts. I looked for last night’s CBC footage from Kingston, but it hasn’t been posted yet. This is the next best thing. Enjoy! PS: For those who want to donate in Gord’s honor … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: The Drumpfington Monument

Crappy weekend, everyone! And a big bottle of eye-bleach to everyone who’s had the pleasure of viewing Der Drumpf in the buff, even if only as a chunk of butt-ugly statuary. You people have my most sincere sympathies. These people, … Continue reading

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Quotable: Fannie Lou Hamer on the “power” of prayer

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Venezuelan asylum seekers tricked by immigration officials, imprisoned in Florida

Evil, wicked Venezuela is bleeding citizens, we’re told. Refugees keep washing up in Florida, claiming political persecution as grounds for asylum. It’s the fault of the evil Chavistas, driving honest working folk out of the land! It’s nothing but a … Continue reading

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