Archive for October 2010

The butter’s on the wall

2010/10/05

Germany has been in the news a lot in the last week, and all because of the most important of subjects – HISTORY.

For one, they finally paid back all the money they owed France and the other sore winners of the First World War. It’s already 92 years since the fighting stopped, but WWI is now officially over.

For two, it’s been 20 years since West and East German got back together after several decades apart. It’s such a big deal that even Russian president Medvedev said congrats

Although there is all this talk of history and conflict, there is one name missing in all the chatter that really deserves to be mentioned. And that name is, of course, Dr. Suess. (more…)

Rally to Restore Sanity

2010/10/05

March to Keep Fear Alive

2010/10/05

This is Not a Tea Party

2010/10/04

This is certainly NOT a pro-Tea Party article. Reader beware: the comment section is not for the faint of heart.

“White America Has Lost Its Mind”  by Steven Thrasher

The white brain, beset with worries, finally goes haywire in spectacular fashion

The Revolution will not be Blogged

2010/10/03

In 1970, Gil Scott-Heron proclaimed that “you will not be able to plug in, turn on, and cop out,” because the “revolution will not be televised..it will be live.”

A song that is more a poem and political declaration than a piece of music, “the Revolution will not be Televised” was written in the middle of the Nixon era – as the war in Vietnam, a conflict with a disproportionate number of African-Americans fighting,  still raged – and the counterculture of the 1960s had either burnt out or faded away.

It weaves together popular culture, civil rights, and the rumblings going on in the underground…and makes a statement for an entire generation.

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