“There are two things I know to be true: There’s no difference between good flan and bad flan, and there is no war.” – C.I.A. Agent Mr. Young, “Wag The Dog” (image courtesy New Line Cinemas)
So if you haven’t seen the movie “Wag The Dog”, watch the movie. And I’m not just telling you that in order to dodge a “Take It Down” notice; frankly, I doubt any studio would waste the effort on the likes of me. Rather, it will inform you about what’s not going on in Ukraine right now.
And, because we’ve already “broken the seal”, as Brittany might say, here’s The Not Fake News Update for 12 January 2020 — a Sunday, no less.
All the things you haven’t heard about:
– Protests in Haiti are starting up again after the holidays. You might not have heard about them before the holidays; that’s because they’ve been going on for years. I blame the United States, and specifically Bill Clinton. (more…)
We send our thoughts and prayers to the victims of the Manchester concert bombing, and rightly so. Thousands have given direct material help, including a hegira of free cab rides and housing for displaced concert attendees. Ariana Grande, who we’d mainly thought of as a typical self-absorbed pop star, had a big charity concert to benefit the victims and in consequence is now generally acknowledged to be “probably human“.
Manchester was one of the first of the big bangs preceding this year’s Ramadan attacks. Thus far (more…)
There is global outrage at the recent terror attacks on civilians, and rightly so. The group calling itself the Islamic State (I’ll be referring to them as Daesh, following the example of France’s President Hollande) has claimed responsibility for not only the attacks in Paris, but also bombings in Beiruit and a passenger jet in Egypt, Metrojet Flight 9268. In all, several (more…)