Skip to main content

TDS TCR

I certainly want to cover the World Cup but I'm hard pressed how to do it since Football is (let's just face it) boooooooring.  Like Hockey only less fights (I renew my call for base runners being allowed to keep their bats).  I'd invite someone to help me but I've had mixed results from that in the past (you know who you are).

The Brazil World Cup, while not as extreme as the 2018 version in Qatar, has the same problems.  Future useless sub-standard Stadiums built on the backs of slave labor at great expense for the host nation and big graft for the crony contractors.  Slum clearing pogroms by militarized, jackbooted, brown shirt 'police'.  Sound familiar, like something happening much closer to home?

Well, it should.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento will not be talking about any of that, he will be talking about the 'Beautiful Game' in which he was an amazing and revolutionary player.

I told you I need someone else to cover it.

Mark Mazzetti does the torture beat for The New York Times and is infamous for leaking Maureen Dowd's review of Zero Dark Thirty (which is now shown to be entirely self serving CIA lies and propoganda) back to his CIA handlers.

Sigh.

Next week looks like this-

The Daily Show

* Monday 4/7: Matt Taibbi
* Tuesday 4/8: Denis Leary
* Wednesday 4/9: Colin Firth
* Thursday 4/10: Jennifer Garner

The Colbert Report

* Monday 4/7: Edward Frenkel
* Tuesday 4/8: Jane Goodall
* Wednesday 4/9: Sheryl Sandberg
* Thursday 4/10: Sting, Trudie Styler

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site