Archive for the ‘politics’ Category
on Argentina, Venezuela, and other Latin American stories with host Silvio Canto, Jr.
Crucifixion of children
Burning alive caged men
Death by stoning
Murder of gays
Ethnic cleansing of Jews and Christians
700 years ago:
M’kay . . .
in Silvio Canto’s podcast talking about Venezuela, Argentina . . . and Univision.
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The network that brings you soaps and soccer is in a snit over the GOP’s decision last month to not include them on its presidential debate schedule.
Read my article here.
Here you have the wsv,
Well-rehearsed answers at the nomination hearings: Read my article here.
From Raul Castro, “We won the war.”
Little known fact:
During the administration of Gerald Ford, a remarkable two-year diplomatic initiative was undertaken by secretary of state Henry Kissinger and his assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs, William P Rogers, to normalise relations with Cuba. Had the talks succeeded, the US embargo would have been eliminated, with diplomatic relations between the two countries fully restored as early as 1976. If nothing else, Kissinger wanted to add the notch of Cuba to his diplomatic belt. After China, Kissinger assumed Cuba would be a cakewalk. “Little did we know,” sighed the late Rogers when I interviewed him.
But the potentially historic talks sputtered in December 1975 when Castro decided to intervene in the Angolan civil war. To their everlasting shock, the US team came to the inescapable conclusion that Castro was ready to sacrifice a rapprochement with his most important neighbour to pursue a bizarre military adventure halfway across the globe.
From that arm of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy . . . The Guardian.
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Oleg Atbashian, the brilliant graphic artist of The People’s Cube, might call it prog porn; Carlos Eire titles it Sieg Heil, Cristina! Hitler, Stalin, and the dark sources of Latrine American inspiration instead.
You choose, comrade:
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner,
In case you wonder, “wasn’t Cristina’s idol, Eva Perón, sheltering Nazis in Argentina?“,
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the country’s first female president, said women of her generation owed a huge debt to Peron for her ‘example of passion and combativeness.’
Carlos has the artwork on that, too.
After all, in case you need a reminder, The Nazis were socialists…
Having voted with my feet, I’m asking Why weren’t taxes an issue in the last election? at Da Tech Guy Blog.
Don’t fall for the trap: Why Obama should not be impeached when he grants executive amnesty.
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