Catalan Vote: Disturbance in the Farce

Catalan Vote: Disturbance in the Farce

Part III of Dispatches from the Catalan Front. Politics: a farce or elaborate game of “parties” that “celebrate” elections and steal the silverware while everyone’s high on flag porn. In Spain, a neo-feudal constitutional monarchy whitewashed with a thin veneer of illusory representative democracy, the farce has become so thick that the ongoing litany of … Continue reading

We’re On! Catalan Vote Plan B Unveiled

We’re On! Catalan Vote Plan B Unveiled

Part II of Dispatches from the Catalan Front. So today October 14th Catalan president Mas just finished a historic press conference assuring the citizens of Catalonia that there will indeed be a vote on November 9th despite the constitutional court’s suspension of the Catalan law of public consultations. How will this happen? Via Plan B: … Continue reading

The Scots are Fallen; Bring On the Catalans!

The Scots are Fallen; Bring On the Catalans!

Part I of Dispatches from the Catalan Front. The stanzas seem to vary but the leitmotif is oddly familiar: we suspect history is rhyming again. The Scottish rebellion by vote has failed, outmanouvered by limey crown rep Cameron who lulled them into a honey trap and beat them soundly with sweet nothings. The Yes camp … Continue reading

Sights Never Seen: The NSA Marquee Chronicles

Sights Never Seen: The NSA Marquee Chronicles

As a top-secret spy facility collecting private data from the public at large, the NSA’s Utah Data Center has neither time or need to interact openly with said public. However, most folks don’t know that the center’s welcome sign is actually a marquee that provides a rare glimpse into the mystery-shrouded world of national security. … Continue reading

The World Coup: THIEFA vs. Brazil (video)

The World Coup: THIEFA vs. Brazil (video)

Regular readers know 99PS is a pro-bono home-cooked affair, a blog where all written content is 100% OP and asset munching is generally discouraged. However, every now and then a jewel in video form surfaces from the internet meme cauldron which complements this blog’s overall message. The truth is a man hasn’t enjoyed 8 minutes … Continue reading

Four Days of Kingdoms Come and Gone

Four Days of Kingdoms Come and Gone

… and a pox partially lifted by Hope. June 18th This is not the first rainy night I ponder on the language of karma, but it may well be the most significant, a moment of mighty confluence between material and subtle currents. Tonight is the last night of the old kingospain; tomorrow Flip becomes the … Continue reading

Bye-Bye Johnny, Here’s Flip 6

Bye-Bye Johnny, Here’s Flip 6

It seems hard to believe anyone was actually surprised at the news of kingospain’s abdication. I mean, c’mon, just look at the guy, he looks like death warmed over. Heck, even national TV had a “secret” content tag on its website called “abdication of the king”. This blog has been announcing the end of the … Continue reading

A Bug Died Here

A Bug Died Here

If there is a single term that describes Spain’s extractive elite it is “criminal impunity”. Criminal because they are corrupt thieves, and impunity because they still walk among over us in freedom. The impunity, however, does not extend beyond the legal code and does not grant bulletproofness, which is a lesson the politico class seemed … Continue reading