Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

Oh, for the days when silence was golden!

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Hearing this,

and reading about Starbuck’s #RaceTogether scheme, whereby baristas will impose upon you a script talk to you about race, made me yearn for the days when silence was golden.

Let’s get rid of the girl

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

My thoughts on the Lucy and Ethel Show at Da Tech Guy Blog.

UPDATE:
Linked to by The Pirates’ Cove. Thank you!

Today’s podcast

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

on Argentina, Venezuela, and other Latin American stories with host Silvio Canto, Jr.

Moral equivalence strikes again

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Now:
Infibulation
Crucifixion of children
Beheadings
Burning alive caged men
Death by stoning
Honor killings
Murder of gays
Slavery
Public floggings
Ethnic cleansing of Jews and Christians

700 years ago:
Crusades.

M’kay . . .

Jonah Goldberg and Victor Davis Hanson are eloquent; Ace is direct.

UPDATE
“The Medieval Christian threat is under control, Mr. President. Please deal with the Radical Islamic threat today.”

Today’s podcast 1PM Eastern

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

in Silvio Canto’s podcast talking about Venezuela, Argentina . . . and Univision.

Live at 1PM, and archived for your listening convenience.

Univision plays the world’s smallest violin

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

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.

UPDATE,
Here you have the wsv,

Coaching Loretta

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Well-rehearsed answers at the nomination hearings: Read my article here.

Cuba: Q & A

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Question:
As Obama makes history over Cuba, will the Castros be the real winners?

Answer:
From Raul Castro, “We won the war.”

Bonus,
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.

UPDATE
Linked to by The Devil’s Excrement. Thank you!

Argentina: Cristina aims for The People’s Cube

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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,

Joseph Stalin,

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…

Why weren’t taxes an issue in the last election?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Having voted with my feet, I’m asking Why weren’t taxes an issue in the last election? at Da Tech Guy Blog.

Weren’t they?