John Ciccilini

Posts by John Ciccilini
Academy Award [TM]-winning actor/director and political activist

Video: Fidel Castro is OK!

Wonderful news from Cuba, as a recent news broadcast from one of the western hemisphere's two remaining democracies shows lider Fidel Castro alive and well as Hugo Chavez - the leader of the other democracy - comes to pay him a visit and congratulate him on his return to health and his return to...

Somos unidos con Fidel Castro!

There are only two real democracies in the Western Hemisphere, and one of them isn't Venezuela. The other is, of course, Cuba: a tropical paradise with free, high-quality healthcare and a 97% literacy rate. For almost fifty years, Sr. Castro has been leading Cuba, managing crises, weathering storms...

Star Jones or Barbara Walters?

I don't care and neither should you. Turn off the idiot box and listen for a second. Do you realize what is going on in America right now? Instead of watching The View, you should be watching Current.TV or PBS Now. Or, even better, listening to NPR or even Pacifica. Do you realize how you're being...

Kimmie Meissner, Olympics, and the truth

Kimmie Meissner is a figure skater in the 2006 Winter Olympics. As you can see above, she's quite the patriot. Or, at least a patriot in the Bu$hian style. Put down the flag and the credulous smile, Kim. Just put it down and think for yourself for a moment. How could anyone celebrate this country...

Rolling Stone slanders the equiphile community

I'll save you reading this week's Rolling Stone feature on the top news stories of 2005. One of their choices involves a close friend of mine: Rupert Stix. You've probably seen his name in relation to the "strange" doings at a horse farm in Enumclaw, Washington State. One of our common friends -...

Justice for Banana Boy!

The recent arrest of Banana Boy has generated a slew of bad puns and bad reportage from sources as varied as the PostStar and the UPI ("Banana Boy generates bunches of media inquiries"; that story was conveniently erased from the Star's site). What's been lost is a fundamental travesty of justice...

"Princess Leia in her Bikini": Is slavery just a fun joke?

My cousin, the author and former member of the Clinton administration Sidney Ciccilini, sent me a link to a site featuring women dressed in Princess Leia's "slave outfit" from Star Wars as a joke. It was funny for a few seconds, until I realized what was being discussed at the site and the subtext...

Solidarity with the Carolina Panthers cheerleaders!

As you know, Carolina Panthers cheerleaders Renee Thomas and Angela Keathley were allegedly caught having sex in a stall at a bar in Tampa. Now, they've been fired. This site stands in solidarity with their struggle to regain their jobs. This matter - titilating to some - is a clear case of workers...

Everglades crisis

It is reported that there are 20-foot long Burmese pythons roaming the Everglades eating tourists to survive. The normal food source of these pythons: squirrels, small rodents, birds, etc. has been severly impacted due to global warming, which has been made into a tragic situation by George Bush...

El presidente, usted es mi presidente!

What a world we would live in if Venezuela's great leader Hugo Chavez could run for president in the U.S.? Instead of a barely funded, anti-people program like No Dollar Left Behind, we could have the Bolivarian model: Chavez affirmed that his government considers education to be a "vital aspect"...