Monthly Archives: January 2010

Middle East – Peace – Satire – The Onion – 21 January 2010

http://www.theonion.com/content/opinion/how_quickly_israel_and?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitterThis is a good example of failed satire. 🙂 The idea, I suppose, is that the “dumb American” thinks that everything in the Middle East can be solved by watching a DVD, but reality is somehow more complicated than that. … Continue reading

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US – Health Care – Strategy – Obama – Scott Brown election – 19 January 2010

Some recent events since the last time I sparred with people about health care reforms suggests that I should post a new article on the subject. I’ll mention the events and then my comments on them. * Most recently, SCOTT … Continue reading

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Haiti – Earthquake – American Response – Pat Robertson – Religious Extremism – 18 January 2010

http://www.bnd.com/editorial/story/1090535.htmlInstead of my earlier bellyaching about Pat Robertson, this is what I should have written. Sometimes humor is a better weapon against ignorance.

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Haiti – Earthquake – American Response – Pat Robertson – Religious Extremism – 15 January 2010

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Response_to_the_2010_Haiti_earthquakeA list of what people (who are not Pat Robertson, apparently) and governments from around the world are doing to help in Haiti after the earthquake. I felt I should post this after I made some comments yesterday about how … Continue reading

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Haiti – Earthquake – American Response – Pat Robertson – Religious Extremism – 14 January 2010

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/100114/usa/haiti_quake_religion_robertsonPat Robertson believes Haiti made a “deal with the devil” and is now paying for it with the earthquake deaths. I think it was the US that made the deal with the devil and we’re paying for it with having Pat … Continue reading

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US – Presidents – History – Mother Tongue and Citizenship – 14 January 2010

American History challenge! Two questions: 1) Who was the first President whose mother tongue (language spoken at home) was something other than English? 2) Who was the first President to have been born in the United States (after it had … Continue reading

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US – Political Theory – Left and Centre – Arthur Schlesinger – Obama and Clinton – 13 January 2010

A great article: http://www.slate.com/id/2414/I miss Arthur Schlesinger.Also, the article contains the best advice for Barack Obama. “No great president was a middle-of-the-roader. ‘Judge me,’ said FDR, “by the enemies I have made.” (Ever wonder why Obama has tea-baggers, birthers and Fox … Continue reading

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