Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013


Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies [CNN]

OK, I’ll say it – and yet Dick Cheney still walks the earth.

Unlike Mandela, Cheney’s death will be celebrated not mourned.


Cheney will live forever, even Hell has *standards*. ;)

An extraordinary life and an extraordinary man.

And may I take this opportunity to recommend again Noël Mostert’s wondrous history of South Africa and the Xhosa people – Mandela’s forebears – entitled Frontiers.

Waaaay off topic here, but I just can’t with Stephen “Lady Clairol”* Moyer as Captain Von Trapp. He can act, unlike Carrie Underwood, but he’s just so bland. Christopher Plummer was (and still is, really) a stone cold fox.

*Possibly my favorite T Lo celebrity nickname.

@blogenfreude: That was going to be my caption for the obit had Nojo not beaten me to it.

Very much related, Dick Cheney Didn’t Regret His Vote Against Releasing Mandela.

Not that anyone needed a reason to hate him more.

/And wtf about Kissinger? Kissinger still breathes?

@SanFranLefty: surprised that someone hasn’t pulled Kissinger over in Europe and said “Hey! There’s this thing called ‘The Hague’.”

@blogenfreude: You don’t fuck with the Empire. It will send gladiators and they will kick your ass.

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