Saturday, December 23, 2006


Cirque de Critique: Act V, Pirates of Christmas

Ho! Ho! Ho! ...and a bottle o' rum; and nog. Pirate Al the Kiddies Pal is takin' over this act as Cir de Cri's ringmaster in a stab at hijacking all of Grinch's holiday laurels.

Lights. Ballast. Action! Cir de Cri's the big tent that takes all as long as those taken take on others trying to take them! If you'd like to submit your critical posts in future edition, please do so right below:

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Cirque's looking for future hosts, too. To be a ringmaster, contact The Hippo right here and ask to do so.

Each act of Cir de Cri has three scenes: All-for-Free, For-All-Free, and the vaunted Free-for-All.


Since we fired our talent scout last week, production needed to fill this scene, so Abe Linkum presents Abusing Churchill, where Abe lets Hugh Hewitt know that invaders and occupiers can't be appeasers.


Public house diplomacy doesn't look to be enough to save the River Ribble. The debate over the river's future is heating up, especially concerning a particular "consultation" by developers which concluded that Ribble dwellers should be dammed and shut up. And, and that a huge housing development in the Ribble's floodplain will ultimately proceed, with drainage running rampantly to flood out areas not previously considered by the 'consultants'.

Follow all the action as headwaters dry out and waters corrupt as
Riversider presents Riversway Riverworks Consultation - Ignoring the Questions That Most Concern Residents posted at Save The Ribble!.


True to Cir de Cri's vaunted free-for-all category, Hakim Abdullah mixes it up with right-winged idealogues at Notes & Dialogue on Family and Liberty posted at Wa Salaam. It's here that Mr. Abdullah makes a poignant observation that social exclusivity, in high fashion among right-wingers as evidenced by the cocoonish home-schooling trend (mine), creeps toward a tendency to distort the meaning of 'liberty' and 'justice', bastardizing these words to "recklessness" and "revenge", respectively.

As the lights dim on another act of Cir de Cri, we thank all who have participated. See everyone next time.

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