A (Light) Slap in the Face

You know, sometimes it gets tiresome being right so often. First of all, it’s exhausting to constantly have to deal with ankle biters every time you speak up and say something the slightest bit controversial, akin to what (I imagine) a bear must feel when attacked by a pack of rabid dachsunds. Secondly, the more…

Eye on Elim

Two days ago, I wrote a piece on the Bodnariu saga that was as fair and balanced as I could make it. Despite this, my site was deluged by spam from the Bodnariu propaganda network (I deleted most of it, but left the salient comments) as well as several insulting messages. So be it. I…

Bodnariu Saga Over For Now

I first wrote about this case six months ago, wherein a Romanian family living in Norway had their children taken from them by the local equivalent of Child Protective Services. The case certainly got a LOT of attention in Romania, with 99.99% of the comments expressing rather hyperbolic sentiments along the lines of “A family’s…

Sinvergüenza

Word Count: 1087 There’s been a number of stories about Romania that I haven’t had time to cover here in my long absence: Romanian party leaders being arrested/investigated for corruption, the President continuing to prove he’s a worthless crook, people dying due to corruption and incompetence, more economic failures and nonsense related to the budget,…

Bodnariu Case Isn’t Going Away

Back in November, the department of Child Welfare in Norway removed five children from the custody of their parents, one Romanian (Bodnariu) and his wife (Norwegian). This issue continues to snowball: Thousands of people took to the streets over the weekend in Romania’s major cities, as well as in other European and American cities, in…