Bring the Marbles Home – Once and For All ~ By: Maria A. Karamitsos

With the opening of the new Acropolis Museum, Greece has stepped up its efforts in the campaign to return the Parthenon Marbles – and rightly so. Following a visit four years ago to the British Museum, and viewing these artifacts and reading notes of “the head is on display in Athens,” or “the hands are […]

What Were They Thinking?

Anyone care to take a punt on who the racist pictured is? Some ape-knuckled nobody with a string of convictions for football violence, and a promising career in handling stolen goods? Nope. That is one of our brand, spanking new Members of the European Parliament, Nick Griffin. He is no longer in the charming boys […]

Australia’s Reaction to the Election of Barack Obama

In an unusual turn of events for Australia, and more than likely as a measure of relief felt around the country, the inauguration of Barack Obama was telecast on several television stations, which indicated that the expectations in Oz are easily as high as those of his fans in the States. After an initial acceptance […]

Gaza: Some Observations

On December 27, 2008, shortly before noon, Israel launched a military campaign against Gaza called, ‘Operation Cast Lead. It began with air and missile strikes against various Hamas targets. Israel’s Air Force is the fourth largest in the world. The stated objective of this campaign was to stop Hamas from carrying out further rocket attacks […]

Tales From Abu Ghraib

by Riverbend (Contributed by Con Carylon) Con Carylon writes: Each day from the anniversary of Riverbend’s last post on October 22nd until the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, I will printing an extract from Riverbend’s blog, Baghdad Burning. Monday, March 29, 2004 At precisely 5 p.m., yesterday afternoon, my mother […]

Sarah Palin: A Christian Woman Questions a Christian Woman

I’m conflicted. One part of me says, “Sarah Palin’s personal life doesn’t matter. At all.” Yet, another part of me says, “but one of the best ways to judge a person is how they interact with their family, so it does matter.” And then a third part of me says, “Still, all that matters as […]

What Liberal Bias?

Katie “Who Needs Talent When You Have Stunningly White Teeth” Couric recently was interviewing John McCain concerning his plan for Iraq, and during this interview, McCain said something that wouldn’t mean much to the average American, but to anyone with a knowledge of the timeline of the conflict in Iraq, was totally inaccurate. In essence, […]

Macho Cheese

You know, we’re well past the age of hairy chests and gold chains, yet I still see men who cannot seem to grasp what the true nature of manliness actually is.  They do the most insipid things to appear virile and masculine, thereby succeeding only in revealing to everyone the basest aspects of being male. […]