An Open Letter to President Obama from Michael Moore

Do you really want to be the new “war president”? You announced that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president. Pure and simple. And with that you will do the worst possible thing you could do — destroy the hopes and dreams so many millions have placed in you. With just one speech tomorrow night you will turn a multitude of young people who were the backbone of your campaign into disillusioned cynics. You will teach them what they’ve always heard is true — that all politicians are alike. I simply can’t...
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Cartoons by John Chuchman

      The Hierarchy’s “Smaller Purer” Church    http://godlaughingorcrying.blogspot.com/      We’d love to give more to the Haitians,but we needed the money to fight the Gays in Maine!...
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DUBLIN’S SHAME IS FINALLY EXPOSED

  The key finding of the report on priest paedophiles in Dublin is nastier than the foulest minded anti-Catholic could have imagined. For decades, the Archdiocese was run by moral morons dressed in purple. Bishops allowed self-confessed priest-paedophiles to continue ministering to children. They sacrificed children as if their god was Moloch. They seem to have believed that once a child is born it has no rights. They’ll be incensed to hear themselves described as unpaid pimps but what else were they? They all know an old Latin tag, Whoever gets another to do his dirty work for him is the...
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Invictus (the film) from the book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation by John Carlin, Penguin Press, New York, 2008, 275 pp by Ted Schmidt

  “Nation building means that we too must pay a price…”Nelson Mandela Invictus is one of those feel good films which is impossible to dislike. With bankable “stars” like Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman it tells the story of Nelson Mandela’s brilliant use of sport as a tool of reconciliation in South Africa,To use the verb “use” is not quite correct as it probably implies some manipulation of the national mania for rugby in the former land of apartheid. The fact is Mandala truly believed in reconciliation and forgiveness as the only way that South...
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Avatar

  An avatar, in case anyone is wondering, is the earthly form taken by a god. In Hinduism, gods may take on several avatars. The title of James Cameron’s latest sci-fi fantasy movie then, “Avatar”, should leave no one in doubt that spirituality and religion will play a part in the plot. Cameron strikes hard in the movie with his contrast of the earthly military-industrial complex against the creation-centred spirituality of the alien Na’Vi. Naturally, the military consist of marines, well-practiced in the art of ‘creating enemies’ amongst indigenous populations...
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