It is completely inappropriate that in a time of major obesity problems and additional disease burdens such as type 2 diabetes, the Presidency of the Council of the EU is sponsored by Coca-Cola. Continue reading Corporate Whores
Word Count: 2681 Over the past few days, I’ve been keeping a sharp eye on Victoria Nuland, the tip of the spear of America’s policy in this region. In her speech at the American Embassy on Monday (still not on the Embassy’s website), Nuland had plenty to say on a number of topics, including the much-lauded DNA (the anti-corruption prosecution unit of the Romanian justice … Continue reading The Beatification of Laura Codruta Kovesi
Just about every week someone new asks me to justify why I live in Romania. I guess I should start a new category of posts just to list all of these answers, which are far too numerous to fit into a single article. One of the simplest reasons is cash money, (pronounced kish by most Romanians). From the first day I got here right up … Continue reading After The Flood Had Swept Over, The Kingship Was In Kish
Okay really, I promise this is the last word for now. It was just too funny to pass up: Te-ai certat cu şeful? Te supără soacra? Te strâng pantofii? Cineva e gata să te asculte la Ambasada SUA. Or in English (my translation): Have you argued with your boss? Is your mother-in-law pissing you off? Are you shoes pinching your feet? Well, someone is ready … Continue reading Last Word For Now
Folks, I’m sorry to say this but it looks like my cats have also been caught up in the Wikileaks scandals. Noodles (on top in the picture above) was implicated in a 2007 scheme to defraud neighborhood cats of valuable napping time. Mr. Zig (bottom in picture above) is a well-known “Feline Baron” in Romania, who used his influence and wealth to appropriate an unfair … Continue reading Cat Scandal!