Monthly Archives: February 2015

A BREAK FROM POLICY, BUT FOR GOOD REASON

I’m breaking from my blog’s editorial policy of covering unsung stories for a moment to post this adorable, viral video of 7-12 year-olds from the Louisville Leopard Percussionists getting the Led out. I’ve been watching this clip all week. And … Continue reading

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WHY HOMAN AND GITMO WILL ALWAYS FAIL (BUT WHAT COULD WORK)

The news about a CIA-styled torture chamber housed in the crime-torn city of Chicago and run by its police department confirms what many writers—including your kind blogger over here—have been saying all along about these War on Terror central planners: … Continue reading

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SOUTH AFRICA SPY LEAKS: LIARS, DUPES, SCHEMERS & IDIOTS

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PIMPS AND THE PIMPED: GREECE’S AUSTERITY BATTLE WITH EU

How’s this for a surreal landscape within a modern Western economy: people who have Master’s degrees live in homes with no heat and electricity because their jobs as coffee shop servers make home utilities luxury items; minimum wage has dropped … Continue reading

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BEYONCÉ WAS NOT WONDER-FUL

I checked out Beyoncé’s Stevie Wonder tribute performance, but did it differently from many of you. I closed my eyes, and then listened. The musical arrangements were tight—I picked that up straightaway. I then—still with closed eyes—focused on Beyoncé’s vocals … Continue reading

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EU GIVES RUSSIA THE UKRAINE HEAD FAKE – AND OTHER NEWS

Russia President Vladimir Putin must be having a Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot moment after the latest Ukraine events. Putin negotiated with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s François Holland in Minsk for hours to hammer out a ceasefire agreement between … Continue reading

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ISLAMIC STATE BRINGS HIGH DEFINITION BEHEADINGS TO LIBYA

I just watched the latest Islamic State video where they simultaneously beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians on the Libyan coast, and while horrifying to watch, I am struck by the way these made-for-social media productions  eerily resemble something which director Michael … Continue reading

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LAND OF THE FREE NOW RANKS 49TH IN WORLD FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

Reporters Without Borders released its 2015 World Press Freedom Index, and has ranked America the 49th most free nation in the world—a deterioration of three places since the previous year. 180 countries were ranked. To phrase this differently, there are … Continue reading

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BOEHNER IS DUMB. PLUS HE DOESN’T LOVE AMERICA.

As pressure against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed US visit to address a joint session in Congress grows, I can’t help but think how US Speaker John Boehner—the person who extended the invitation to Netanyahu—doesn’t seem to behave with … Continue reading

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AURAL DIVE: YOUNG DAVID – FUERTE (RICHARD E REMIX)

Fans of late-night Lounge tracks will dig this—Young David’s Fuerte on the Swedsh Brandy label received a proper remix treatment from Further Out‘s Richard E. Awash with grooving, analog-sounding House Disco-isms, and supported by a Velcro bass line—try getting the … Continue reading

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