Category Archives: The “Well, DUH!” Files

Let’s all bomb Belgium!

No, seriously. Let’s all bomb Belgium, because that’s where the terrorists who struck Paris got their orders from. François Hollande called the attacks “an act of war”. Therefore, it stands to reason that one must declare war on the source … Continue reading

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Why it’s never “too soon” to talk about gun violence — or racism, or misogyny

Every time there’s a gun massacre somewhere in the United States, every time there’s an occasion for them to finally start addressing the gun-crime connection, this happens: Right on cue, the NRA rolls out its paid-off bottom-feeder of the moment … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast: A “tragedy” vs. a statistic

Note the quotes around “tragedy”; they’re there for a reason. Partly because this mug is a joke. Partly also because a few arrogant dudes’ hurt feelings on the internet don’t add up to nearly as much as 90 million girls’ … Continue reading

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Crappy Women’s Day, ladies. Here, have a carnation.

In lieu of my usual Music for a Sunday feature, I’m just going to leave this here: Aren’t those the best lyrics? And the most badass sax riffs, too? Anyhow. Here’s what women in another part of the world are … Continue reading

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“Fifty Shades of Shit”: A German feminist’s heretical thoughts

“No to the eroticization of sexual violence! Boycott Fifty Shades of Grey.” A sentiment I can heartily get behind. This article from Mira Sigel, of the German radical-anarcho-socialist-feminist blog, Die Störenfriedas, basically says it all for me, too: It’s February … Continue reading

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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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The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 48

“Oh son, I’m so proud of your ‘peaceful work’!” (Yes, I realize this is an old image. Unfortunately, WordPress’s latest update is one big nest of bugs, and one is that it doesn’t let me add new image files. Until … Continue reading

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Quotable: Bill Maher on changing times

I don’t agree with Bill Maher on everything, but he’s spot-on here, as far as his analysis goes. Purchasing power has been so eroded that North Americans are turning into virtual serfs. Living wages? What are THOSE? Increasingly rare, if … Continue reading

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“Cuban Twitter” is an epic fail

You can’t log on to ZunZuneo anymore; the social network with the hummingbird logo (and the onomatopoeic name referencing its hum) is now an ex-parrot. Can you believe, though, that the US State Dept., working through its USAID arm, tried … Continue reading

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25 years ago today, this happened in Venezuela

North Americans have a curious selective amnesia about the Caracazo of 1989, which began at 5 a.m. local time on this day 25 years ago. But the people of Venezuela, where it happened, haven’t forgotten: The cruelest page in contemporary … Continue reading

Posted in Barreling Right Along, Economics for Dummies, Fascism Without Swastikas, Filthy Stinking Rich, Huguito Chavecito, Karma 1, Dogma 0, The "Well, DUH!" Files, The United States of Amnesia | 3 Comments