by: Obert Madondo | Twitter: @Obiemad:
A couple of years ago, a friend swore to me that the CNN’s Anderson Cooper was gay. I argued that Cooper would only be gay only after he’d publicly confirmed that he was gay.
The essence of the conversation is that my friend I wanted the TV host and reporter to say it. It bothered us that his journalism revealed very little about his personal life. But now that Cooper has come out, it should matter to us all.
The Diamond Jubilee, the extravagant international celebration throughout 2012 marking Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th year at the helm of the declining British Empire, is finally here. British medals galore! Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Knight Commander of The Order of the British Empire (KBE). Companion of The Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Did you know that more than 275 big names snubbed these honors between the years 1951 and 1999? And, apparently, most of them rejected the honors on moral grounds. Call them moral insurrectionists.
by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, March 11, 2011:
How disappointing that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government reappointed Immigration and Refugee Board adjudicator, David McBean, to another five-year term after he rejected all 169 cases he adjudicated since 2007. McBean’s record automatically strikes terror in the heart of any would-be refugee. I’m speaking from personal experience.