Tag Archives: Middle East

Donald Trump’s “Fall of Western Civilization” tour

The big idea behind this, Trump’s first international trip, was to establish him as a legitimate statesman, and not just some detestable, thin-skinned, pussy-grabbing turd who lied himself into the most important job on earth with the assistance of the Russian mob. It was, of course, destined to failure, as Trump not only really is […]

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Will the assassination of Andrew Karlov in Ankara bring about World War III?

Earlier today, just as our Electors were casting their votes for Donald Trump, paving the way for the controversial reality television personality to become the 45th President of the United States, Andrew Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, was shot dead in Ankara by a young policeman who can be heard on video shouting “We […]

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Juan Cole, Leni Sinclair, and the YpsiGlow project …on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

The Saturday Six Pack will be back on the air this weekend, and it has all the makings of a great show. Our first guest will be esteemed University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole. An expert on the Middle East, Cole came to be a household name shortly after 9/11, as our nation geared […]

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Relying on Jim Kunstler to bring me down to earth

When I catch myself smiling at a stranger, sniffing a flower, or doing something else which might give the impression that I’m anything other than completely fatalistic, I run home and check in with my favorite prophet of doom, Jim “fuck you” Kunstler. Well, this evening, when watching video of young people in Lansing discussing […]

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Local blogger does good: Juan Cole on the Colbert Report

University of Michigan professor and popular local blogger Juan Cole appeared on the Colbert Report last night to promote his new book, “Engaging the Muslim World.” Here’s a clip: The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Juan Cole comedycentral.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Mark Sanford I find it humorous that the […]

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