May 26, 2020
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Human Rights poster series in Geneva marks 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights
El Antídoto, Independent Art Market in Bogota – 21 Street Art Pieces on a Gallery Wall
Discovering Palladio: 35 Minutes at Villa Barbaro in Maser, Italy
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No Shutdown, But a Lot of Sellouts
So, the Democratic Party continues its rightward drift. No surprise, but still disappointing. From John Nichols in The Nation: If...
Oslo City Hall
If you’ve already watched Barack Obama’s Nobel acceptance speech today (if you haven’t, at least give it a read), you...
How Obama Came to Plan for ‘Surge’ in Afghanistan
Good NYT report on the decision-making process for what is now his war. Two days later, Mr. Obama flew to...
In defense of war crimes
Remnants of Bush/Cheney (even Cheney himself) infested TV shows over the past few days to demonize the Obama administration for...
Letters to the President
The White House receives tens of thousands of emails, faxes and letters a day. Of those, 10 reach and are...
Ammo Shortages in the USA
From NPR: “It started the day that Obama got elected,” Johnny Dury, who owns Dury’s Gun Shop in San Antonio,...
Keeping with the St. Martin’s day theme and before I forget, notes on a few wines that were uncorked before...
LJ Pic of the Day
LJ Pic of the Day (Obama newspapers)
As if I need to collect more things. Obama’s immediate impact on the world economy: I spent about 30 euros...
LJ Pic of the Day
U.S. Election reception, Ljubljana
A few shots from a U.S. Election reception hosted by the U.S. Embassy at the Hotel Union in Ljubljana, Slovenia,...
Before Expatriating, Some Considerations
We’ve all heard someone say it: “If that fascist/socialist/weasel/liar/idiot/etc wins, I’m gettin’ the hell out of the country.” Here’s a...
Kenge Kenge’s Obama For Change
Via World Music Network comes this song by Kenyan band Kenge Kenge, their humble tribute to Kenya’s current favorite son...
Video: Vote Flipping on Machine in West Virginia
As mentioned one week ago, several early voters in areas of West Virginia reported that their touch screen voting machines...
Obama Fans in Europe, Take Note
If Europeans could vote in the US election one week from today, the outcome would closely resemble that of the...
Alaska’s Largest Paper Endorses Obama
Looking inwards? The Anchorage Daily News, the largest paper in Sarah Palin’s home state, today endorsed Barack Obama. Not quite...
From FotoEdge’s flickr stream, shot in Liberty, Missouri, population 30,000, a town presumably fitting Sarah Palin’s definition of a “pro-American”...
Didn’t I See This Voting Machine in a Cartoon?
Or was it in a film? From the Charleston, West Virginia Gazette on Oct. 18: Three Putnam County voters say...
In this Atlantic piece, David Sedaris wonders how anyone in the U.S. could possibly still be undecided: To put them...
10 Reasons Why Sarah Palin Shouldn’t Give a Press Conference Before Nov. 4
I can’t think of one. Can anyone? Please, just one? Would the far-right base the she was selected to appease...
Powell Endorses Obama
Former U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, a Republican and one of the few –if only– widely respected figures from...
LJ Pic of the Day
LJ Pic of the Day (emptiness)
This stencil appears on a wall near Gornji Trg in stara (old) Ljubljana. Prazno means empty. Kind of like McCain’s...
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