Word Count: 698 A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to visit the lovely city of Odessa in Ukraine. A casual comment got one supporter all riled up, which led me to write a lengthy response. Since then, I pointed the Unsleeping Eye towards activities in that neck of the woods, and discovered even more evidence that the police in Odessa are corrupt … Continue reading Good Hitting Police
Well if you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you know about the times I’ve tangled with Sorin Apostu, the Lord of Cluj, the mayor of the city in which I reside. This is “breaking” news, which means the full story hasn’t developed, but investigators from the DNA (national anti-corruption office) swarmed on City Hall this morning. Furthermore, they also sent a number of agents … Continue reading And So Fell Lord Perth…
My eternally vigilant, unsleeping internet “eye” has been picking up a lot of chatter lately about the “stray dog” situation here in Romania. It looks like there’s going to potentially be some important developments in the near future so it’s time for a lengthy, in-depth piece on the subject. As with all things Romanian, there’s a tremendous amount of confusion and bombastic, hyperbolic speech, inflated … Continue reading Cry Havoc!
Although I do not own a television, last night I had the privilege of watching (online) a local Cluj-Napoca program called “Zi de Zi” which featured a host and three guests all debating the issue of “second hand” stores (used clothing shops) here in town. I was alerted to this program because a local blogger and fellow Twitterer was a guest on this program. Watching … Continue reading Manufacturing Inanity
I have a very simple rule that I follow so that I am not tempted to write overly bombastic pieces here on the blog: I never say anything online that I wouldn’t have the courage to say to someone’s face. And therefore it is with all seriousness that I say this. Mr. Sorin Apostu, current mayor of Cluj-Napoca, you, sir, are a fucking idiot. Since … Continue reading A Tale of Two Cities