Archive for the ‘This might be a bit off topic, but…’ category

Multiple Choice Exam to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

2010/11/01

Lindsay Sidders Hodgins is from Edmonton and is currently a PhD student at the University of Toronto (but don’t hold that against her). She is also the Rally Correspondent for The Past Is Unwritten, and as such she went trippin’ on down to The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear held this past weekend in Washington, D.C.

I sat down with Lindsay in Internetland to ask her about her experience at the rally. I then took that interview and turned it into a multiple choice exam.  You’ve been to the rally/watched it online. You’ve read about the rally on Fox News/Al Jazeera. Now take the test.

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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

Will YOU be two steps down on August 28th?

2010/08/27

Glenn Beck is going to restore honor to America on Saturday.
See what the most reputable sources for news in America think of that:

The Daily Show “I Have a Scheme”
Watch it in the USA here
Watch it the Canada here

The Cobert Report “Glenn-Livid”
Watch it in the USA here
Watch it in the Canada here

once you, were in my…rearviewmirror

2010/08/19

Here’s an article on the pullout of American forces from Iraq leading up to the deadline at the end of August. It’s heavy on the hindsight and even has its own soundtrack!

Iraq in the rear-view mirror

Read the Los Angeles Times article here

Speaking of hindsight, here’s a little speech from 19 March 2003…And a song to listen to while the speech is playing…

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Come on, let’s twist again

2010/07/16

Another twist in the tale of  Shahram Amiri, the Iranian scientist who has claimed that the CIA kidnapped and tortured him while on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Turning up earlier this month when he walked into the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C., Amiri is now “safely” back in his home country. Iranian authorities must now decide whether he is a spy or a hero. To counter allegations that the CIA offered Amiri money in exchange for top secret Iranian documents, American sources have responded by claiming he had been funneling them information even before his “kidnapping.”

Even Chubby Checker would be impressed by all the twists.

U.S. Says Scientist Aided C.I.A. While Still in Iran

By DAVID E. SANGER and MARK MAZZETTI
Published: July 16, 2010

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