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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Chavecito gets a visitor

Via Cubadebate’s Facebook page, some fresh photos that came in just now:

Now, who might that healthy, hearty-looking guy be? Surely not the same walking corpse that the lamestream media, on the orders of a crapaganda-peddling putschist private “intelligence” (ha!) outfit known as STRATFOR, have been writing off for dead already?

Oh yeah, and . . . → Read More: Festive Left Friday Blogging: Chavecito gets a visitor

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Playing catch-up with El Ecuadorable

Sigh. What’s a girl to do when she’s looking for Latin American lefty-porn to give her readers their Friday fix of progressive pulchritude? All the news is full of Chavecito and his maybe-recurred cancer (or maybe-just-scar-tissue, did-THAT-ever-occur-to-you-crapaganda-whores?). And we all know what naughtiness Evo has been up to lately (yawwwwwwwwwwwn). So what else is there . . . → Read More: Festive Left Friday Blogging: Playing catch-up with El Ecuadorable

Man up, Vic!

You want a piece of me? First, Vic, get a warrant:

And when you’re done that, get a life:

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews claims he was attacked on two internet fronts from inside the House of Commons last week and says in a letter to the House Speaker that one of the assaults—the . . . → Read More: Man up, Vic!

Henrique Capriles Radonski: Neither victim nor victor

Remember this picture? The lamestream media up here don’t want you to. According to them, this silly poser, who pretended to be a Communist while in China for the Beijing Olympics, is The Man Who Will Beat Hugo Chávez, assuming that the allegedly rampant anti-semitism in Venezuela doesn’t make him the victim of a . . . → Read More: Henrique Capriles Radonski: Neither victim nor victor

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Another satellite for Venezuela

Looks like Simón Bolívar will have even more company in orbit. In addition to his Bolivian and Ecuadorian counterparts, he’s going to be joined by another Venezuelan satellite, named after another independence hero:

The new satellite, “Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda”, represents a great leap for the development of technological independence in Venezuela, said president . . . → Read More: Festive Left Friday Blogging: Another satellite for Venezuela

Orwell Rolls in His Grave

A documentary made a few years back, but still broadly relevant today. It’s all about how corporate lobbyists control government, and how corporate interests control media, and the dangers to democracy that result from this high degree of corporatization. The specific example here is that of the United States of Amnesia, but the implications . . . → Read More: Orwell Rolls in His Grave

Festive Left Friday Blogging: The kids are all right…or should I say LEFT?

Who says so? No less an authority than The Pew:

Young people — the collegiate and post-college crowd, who have served as the most visible face of the Occupy Wall Street movement — might be getting more comfortable with socialism. That’s the surprising result from a Pew Research Center poll that aims to measure . . . → Read More: Festive Left Friday Blogging: The kids are all right…or should I say LEFT?

Cristina gets cancer, Chavecito gets topical, Jezebel gets Teh Stoopid

Dear lord, what is it with progressive LatAm leaders getting the fucking C-word? First it was Dilma, then Lugo, then Chavecito, then Lula, and now Cristina?

President Cristina Kirchner is suffering from a papillary cancer in the right lobe of her thyroid gland, according to an official statement from the Casa Rosada [presidential palace of . . . → Read More: Cristina gets cancer, Chavecito gets topical, Jezebel gets Teh Stoopid

China: A village fights back

The story, courtesy of the UK Telegraph:

For the first time on record, the Chinese Communist party has lost all control, with the population of 20,000 in this southern fishing village now in open revolt.

The last of Wukan’s dozen party officials fled on Monday after thousands of people blocked armed police from retaking . . . → Read More: China: A village fights back

#RIPHugoChavez = #Twitterfail

Riddle me this: When is a Trending Topic NOT a trending topic? Courtesy of Patria Grande, here comes a wake-up call for all you internauts who love Venezuela, and who want to keep abreast of all the dirty tricks of empire:

Today, the Trending Topics of Twitter woke to the hashtag #QEPDHugoChávez (#RIPHugoChavez). . . . → Read More: #RIPHugoChavez = #Twitterfail

Quotable: Isaac Asimov on stupidity

Poor Pippa.

You really have to feel for this girl sometimes. Apparently her much-scrutinized on-again-off-again romance is off, for good: She is one of the most desirable women in the world, the beautiful younger sister of the future Queen of England with an appealingly mischievous glint in her eye. So when it was reported last week that […] . . . → Read More: Poor Pippa.

Rosemary’s Boner

Poor Simon Romero. You just have to feel sorry for the guy. He doesn’t ever get out of the rich-folks’ ghetto of eastern Caracas, does he? Seems he’s found himself a new crushboy. And boy oh boy, are the results ever pathetic… HUGO CHÁVEZ, president of Venezuela, has made Simón Bolívar, the 19th-century aristocrat who […] . . . → Read More: Rosemary’s Boner

Heroes for Today: Jesse LaGreca nails FUX Snooze

This was making the rounds on Facebook yesterday: FUX didn’t air this. Gee, I wonder why… . . . → Read More: Heroes for Today: Jesse LaGreca nails FUX Snooze

Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx takes on Wall St.

The Stumpy Cat has been rather busy of late, chasing mice, moles, voles and chipmunks out in the garden. But she’s sticking her cyber-head in now to meow at me. Which is a sure sign that she’s found something out there besides rodents. Whatcha got for us, kitty? First up, Ms. Manx has a Facebook […] . . . → Read More: Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx takes on Wall St.

Grope & Flail blames Chinese news agency for Tory zipper problems

Ahem. A little mood music, maestro David: And now, the sordid story: In his short political career, Bob Dechert has risen through the ranks of the Harper government to assume a role in brokering Canada’s relationship with the rest of the world, including China. That’s why it was all the more embarrassing when it was […] . . . → Read More: Grope & Flail blames Chinese news agency for Tory zipper problems

“I don’t call it rioting, I call it an insurrection”

Watch a BBC anchorwoman get a bad case of Teh Stoopid (as well as racism) against a respectable man: Darcus Howe tells it like it is. These are NOT just riots and looting, this is raw outrage by the British underclass at the police state the country is turning into. It is a raw cry […] . . . → Read More: “I don’t call it rioting, I call it an insurrection”

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

A Canadian documentary that starts with the CIA’s failed, lame attempt to develop LSD as a truth serum/mind-control agent. Instead, it became the catalyst for thousands of old beatniks and young hippies, formerly staid scientists and political activists to all come together in a radical questioning of authority. Isn’t it funny how as soon as […] . . . → Read More: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Ollanta, Evo. Evo, Ollanta.

This is such a nice shot of Ollanta and Evo that I was tempted to save it for Friday. But the story that goes with it is too hot to sit on for three whole days, so here it is: The president-elect of Peru, Ollanta Humala, said on Tuesday in Bolivia that he dreamed of […] . . . → Read More: Ollanta, Evo. Evo, Ollanta.

Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx attacks the Vancouver Riots

What’s that I feel pawing at my legs? What’s that meowing I hear? Oh, it’s our calico Stumpie friend, with a whole new batch of links. Whatcha got for us, Ms. Manx? The Vancouver riots, you say? Okay… First off, says the Manx, remember that police chief who got wank-listed here last Saturday? The one […] . . . → Read More: Short ‘n’ Stubby: Ms. Manx attacks the Vancouver Riots

Collateral Suicide

What do I have against the “humanitarian intervention” of NATO in Libya? Lots of things. This video contains a clue as to some of them: So, let’s recap: So far, no Gaddafi. Their main target (as declared by NATO) remains strangely elusive, considering all the “smart” weaponry they’ve supposedly deployed against him. All this for […] . . . → Read More: Collateral Suicide