Category Archives: Brazil is the Bomb!

Dear Brazilian right-wing putschists…

…God has something he’d like to say to you: While you’re all voting to impeach Dilma in God’s name, God says “Hey, leave me out of this!” Because if this isn’t taking his name in vain, I don’t know what … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Got the blues?

I do…but they’re the best kind of blues, daddy-o: Bossa nova’s finest drummer, Milton Banana, jazzes out on us. And it’s the coolest sound you ever heard.

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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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Economics for Dummies: The real reasons for the lifting of the Cuba blockade?

This is Puerto Mariel, Cuba. It looks pretty sleepy from the air right now, but don’t be fooled. What you’re looking at there is actually a sleeping giant with the potential to shake markets as far away as New York, … Continue reading

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Pick-up shut-down: Canada and Germany fighting back against RSD

Julien Blanc’s infamous “choking girls” video, in which the PUA “coach”, of the firm RSD, gives racist “advice” on how to pick up women in Japan: Literally grab them by the throat and scare/embarrass the hell out of them, and … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Rrrrrrowr.

Yes, I know…it’s been a while since I’ve felt festive on a leftist Friday. What can I say, the garden keeps me busy. Busier than usual this year, since the only thing growing great out there right now is weeds. … Continue reading

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World Cup corrupto flees Brazilian justice

Once more, a big black eye on the World Cup, and a big facepalm for Brazil…and a headache for Interpol: Raymond Whelan, director of the official ticket distribution site of the 2014 World Cup, Match Services/Match Hospitality, and accused of … Continue reading

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Sad meme of the day

Sadly, I was doing this, too…and I’m German! I only caught the tail end of the match, which I half-watched on the little kitchen TV while I prepared some snow peas from my garden for the freezer. I did NOT … Continue reading

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It was 87 years ago today…

Paulina Luisi, Uruguay’s first woman doctor, and prominent campaigner for women’s rights — especially the right to vote. I don’t usually do “This Day in History” pieces, but I’ll make an exception for this one just because it’s so interesting: … Continue reading

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Right-wing Mexican politicians arrested for sexual assault in Brazil

Well, well, well. What have we here? A couple of hooligans, natch. But these are not just any soccer-stadium creeps. These guys have some pretty high connections in Mexican government: Four Mexican soccer fans face a sentence of up to … Continue reading

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