Tag Archives: America

Land of the Free to Be Ignorant and Ridiculous

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In the spirit of refueling, I downloaded an app with Dutch news from different media. And right away an article in Elsevier caught my eye.

It’s about a Muslim school in the town of Zaandam, that sued four parents of former students for slander and libel. Continue reading

Empty, Spent, Blank, While the Pundits Catch Up

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The Big No-No:  An Outsider on American Fascism, where it resides under the title:

“Trump is the Republican Candidate: It’s a Bit Late to Face American Fascism”

Surprise? I Think Not

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The Big No-No:  An Outsider on American Fascism, where it resides under the title:

“Was Trump Success in the Republican Primary a Surprise? Look at History!”

Hot Messes

image: Guardian

image: theguardian.com

Like the Hot Mess Stephen Marche mentions below, this article feels like at least four separate articles all scrambled into one. But it’s worthwhile as an impression of America and its politics by a (Canadian) outsider.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/10/white-man-pathology-bernie-sanders-donald-trump?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Version+A&utm_term=148973&subid=14420186&CMP=ema_565a

 

 

Table Manners

image: pinterest.com

image: pinterest.com

How do you eat a salad? How do you cut your steak?

In Holland, I learned to eat with knife and fork, the European way. Holding your knife in your right hand, in a certain way, and your fork in your left hand, in a certain way. The cutting or folding of leaves happens just so and you keep your knife an fork in your hands the whole time you’re eating. Not just with salads, anything that isn’t finger food. Continue reading

What Passes for History Here

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The Big No-No:  An Outsider on American Fascism, where it resides under the title:

“What Passes for American History Education is Pathetic, and Now I Know Why”

Speechless, But Trying: The Church Shooting in Charleston S.C.

This post doesn’t live here anymore. It migrated to my other blog:

The Big No-No:  An Outsider on American Fascism, where it resides under the title:

“White Man Kills Nine Black People in Church Shooting in Charleston S.C.”