Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cultural Humour – Lewis Black Satire of National Enquirer is Great, But Lacks Full Vision – 26 February 2012

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-february-21-2012/back-in-black—whitney-houston-s-deathLewis Black is right on target, of course. I’d add a couple points about this, though.Especially the one about how the National Enquirer ran a headline that said “LAST PICTURE OF WHITNEY HOUSTON” over a picture of Houston in her … Continue reading

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US – Election 2012 – Bill Maher’s Cheque to Obama May Be Helpful, But Reinforces Cynicism as Well – 24 February 2012

http://www.mediaite.com/online/bill-maher-presents-obama-super-pac-with-1-million-check/Bill Maher’s politics are an interesting mix of helpful and status quo. On the one hand, it’s great that he’s helping to spread the word to voters in the political centre that they stand to lose out if Obama loses … Continue reading

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US – Election 2012 – Small Money Donors in Political Campaigns Matter – 24 February 2012

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/politics/small-dollar-donors-propel-barack-obama-non-romney-republicansHere’s what I was saying about “small money” being described in a blog article. The sense of this article is _not_ “Obama’s totally going to lose because he can’t raise as much big money from the plutocrats as his opponents”. … Continue reading

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Syria – A Complex Situation on the Ground Doesn’t Make Those Who Would Consider Intervention Naive – 23 February 2012

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/the-road-to-damascus-goes-through-moscow/article2345566/My problem with the commentary of some learned individuals about what’s going on in Syria is that these individuals seem not to have learned that saying something that is correct and important does not give you a free pass to … Continue reading

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US – Protest Politics – Occupy Continues to be Clueless about Political Power – 23 February 2012

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=300644236656870&set=a.228811640506797.55260.227257080662253&type=1&theater Here is another example of why Occupy failed us…if the power of the people consists of walking off the plank and dooming some politicians, then we won’t have even the possibility of government to protect us from corporations. And … Continue reading

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Venezuela – Antisemitism – Chávez Defends the “Socialism of Fools” – 22 February 2012

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/02/21/3091773/jewish-groups-condemn-anti-semitism-in-venezuelas-presidential-race  I know some people out there have it in their heads that Hugo Chávez is some kind of “defender of the people”. I would like to ask those people to re-evaluate their point of view. There is no definition … Continue reading

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