Ass-covering and Re-writing History #poppycock

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Right about now – or probably a couple of hours ago – the Kent Police are feeling a little less sure of themselves for arresting an ignorant prat for posting a picture of… Continue reading

Flaming Poppies & Floating Signifiers #poppycock

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If language is slippery, visual icons are even more so. The sign of the cross is a comfort to some and a symbol of oppression to others. The remembrance poppy is neither legal… Continue reading

The Problem of Simple Fictions

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Now that the election is passed, I have spent some time considering certain aspects of the presidential campaign and the way it has played itself out in the public sphere. I think it… Continue reading

The Madness of King Trump #Obama @realDonaldTrump

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This is a public record of one of Forbes 500 richest men having a break with reality, publicly, on twitter. This man is personally worth over 3 Billion dollars, employs countless people, influences… Continue reading

Good Morning America & Thank You #Obama #2012Election

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Thank you for voting for the sane one. You may not have been utterly in love with Obama, but he is at least rational.  He does understand that running a country is not… Continue reading

As the hour gets late

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I’ve been thinking about this for some time, the choice this election presents to us. Not because I’ve had any doubts where my own vote is going, but because I’ve not found any… Continue reading

Domination vs Oppression

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We are living in fraught times. The religious and political right are mounting a charge against our rights to determine how we live our lives, and the most intense locus of this war… Continue reading

Myths and Personal Truths

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I was, like many Republicans, consumed with the belief that everyone has the same start in life.  My father, a very stern and prominent figure in my life, had on his car until… Continue reading

Megan Stammers: Our Unquenchable Thirst for Melodrama

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Poor Megan Stammers was on the front page of my newspaper this morning. With her gloppy mascara and her teenaged colour rinse. Were we running low on child murders or pedophiles this week?… Continue reading

Book Review: No Easy Day

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I was interested to read ‘No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden” by “Mark Owen” (Matt Bissonnette) and co-written by Kevin Maurer. Having read it, I… Continue reading