Myopia to the left of me, short-sightedness to the right!

A left-wing RL buddy (well, sort of: we know one another from the Dutch small-press comics circuit and he has stayed in my house a few times. By the standards of online friendship, that means we’re practically engaged) of mine and a right-wing online friend and colleague of mine are both making comments in their …

Right-wing conglomerate stifles patriotic expression

Joey Manley comments on Sinclair Broadcasting’s recent decision not to broadcast Nightline’s roll call of American war dead today, highlighting the free speech aspect and questioning SBGI’s historical awareness: This is scary, people. A rollcall honoring those who gave their lives in this war is not only appropriate, it’s traditional and conventional journalism — this …

Terrorist attack in Madrid

My knowledge of the background to today’s terrorist attack in Madrid (presumably by ETA despite denials from their official spokesbastards) can best be summed up as “bugger all” but I’m finding that close reading of recent postings and comments at A Fistful of Euros is helping me cure this ignorance. Go there.