Monthly Archives: September 2010

Stephen Colbert in the US Congress

A good laugh always brightens even the sunniest day. Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert testified this morning in the US Congress on the need to strengthen laws protecting migrant farm workers. Colbert sought to enter into the Congressional Record images of … Continue reading

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Mono Jojoy goes down

“They say you mustn’t say nothing but good about the dead. He’s dead—good.” – Moms Mabley

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One election forecast

Pluma Candente posts these projected results for Sunday’s elections, produced by Datos Interdat, which is not a polling company. “RESULTADO FINAL PSUV: 76 MESA DE LA UNIDAD DEMOCRATICA: 81 PPT: 7 INDEPENDIENTES: 1” Datos Interdat accurately forecast the results of … Continue reading

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Every Vote Counts

In the spring of 1996, I witnessed a brief exchange of words between Senator Bob Dole and a US citizen. I was waiting for a friend outside a government building in Washington, DC shortly before noon when Senator Dole exited … Continue reading

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Irrelevant outcomes

“…digo yo…” This post starts with a phrase that I have heard countless times when my Venezuelan friends voice their personal opinions without intending to offend anyone else. An old friend/colleague this week said that he was trying to come … Continue reading

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Summer Sabbatical

This blog has been on hold for several months while I focused on producing more income, and resettling my family geographically after concluding that Venezuela passed the point of no return a while ago. The ongoing deterioration of Venezuela this … Continue reading

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