Monthly Archives: April 2013

Undiplomatic

Proceso Flordeliz Jr., a citizen of the Philippines living in Edmonton, needed to renew his passport. He went to a special consular outreach event in Red Deer, Alberta. There he had some unhappy exchanges with Consul General to Vancouver Jose … Continue reading

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The king’s apology and the queen’s apology

Start with the fragile, elephant-shooting king. Add an angry queen, a princess accused of embezzlement, the king’s golden-haired friend (also a princess), charges of usurpation (usurpury?), an adultery web site accused of fakery (no! really?), and a nation in financial … Continue reading

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Merrimack & Monitor mishap

If you are a young American gentleman by the name of Nathan Hale, you could choose to emulate your namesake and get hanged by the British for spying, which would suck, or you could grow up to write and illustrate … Continue reading

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Does this apology make my ass look insincere?

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation seems to be in a panicky self-destructive spiral. They shot themselves in the foot last year with their defunding of Planned Parenthood, and dishonest statements about it. When people rose up in … Continue reading

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Reese Witherspoon’s apology

Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon managed to both be arrested on one DUI. Actually, Witherspoon was charged with disorderly conduct. Around 3:30 AM last Friday, Georgia State Trooper First Class J. Pyland pulled Toth over for weaving on Peachtree Road … Continue reading

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Best political apology EVAIR

On the heels of Representative Pete Hansen‘s charming apologies for referring to women as vaginas (or rather, “vagina’s,” since he’s as awesome at grammar as he is at non-misogyny), and former Governor Mark Sanford’s “apology tour” (an effort to remake … Continue reading

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Guerrilla apology on behalf of the New York Post

The New York Post’s Boston Marathon coverage was heinous. It ID’d the wrong men — two dark-skinned men, shocker — as the possible bombers, on the front page, causing these innocents fathomless pain and stress. And the the Post refused to … Continue reading

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Shaniqua-No-Ho: Crowd-funding when the crowd is surly

A Kickstarter-funded comic featuring a gorgeous woman of color as a tough fighter for good! Drawing on shonen manga concepts, created by American manga/anime buffs! Unbeatable concept, right? Perfect crowd-funding project, right? Those buffs thought so. Under Kickstarter’s “Risks and … Continue reading

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An apology for Tuskegee

We’ve had a lot of crappy apologies on the site lately. Here’s an apology that’s very, very good…which is itself good because what it’s apologizing for is utterly horrific. You probably know about the Tuskegee Experiment. In 1932, 600 Black men … Continue reading

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What anatomical word shall we use to denote this guy?

They were fighting about gun regulations in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, specifically about a modified “Stand Your Ground” bill, HB 135. Republican Rep. Steve Vaillancourt got up on his hind legs and made a long speech in support … Continue reading

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