Saturday, December 24, 2005

Dispatches from the Cyberspace Jungle

The War on Christmas
Pt. I, II, III, IV
Bob "Crash" Patterson,
Zen and the Art of Obsession, Dec. 8-24, 2005

Patterson provides blistering commentary and a fresh perspective on the the so-called "War on Christmas."

Crash has followed the various breadcrumbs leading away from the efforts of groups like the American Family Association and others, examining the often nasty rhetoric behind the reinvention of a Yuletide politics.

Sound Destruction, Dec. 20, 2005

The U.S. State Department's recent request for $50 million for Sudan relief was soundly rejected by Congress earlier this month, despite pleas from Secretary Condoleezza Rice.

SD offers a simple reaction that sums up the feelings of many involved with the plight of that region.

VOA - From Devil Worship To Treason

Andrew Heavens,
Meskel Square: A Weblog About Ethiopia, Dec. 23, 2005

Heavens looks at accusations leveled against Voice of America (VOA) by Ethiopia's government-controlled media in the wake of recent protests in that country.

Five VOA journalists have been charged in absentia earlier this month, charged with involvement in an alleged plot to overthrow the Ethiopia government.

Blue-Eyed Soul
The Humanity Critic,
Daily Views, Pop Culture, Rants, and News, Dec. 15, 2005

Intriguing piece on long-held racial stereotypes, athletes, and the value of white soul singers.

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