Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 60 years

I hope that your news source of choice has a piece on the 60th anniversary of adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ..

Kenosha and Dublin: financially bound

I started listening to NPR’s Planet Money podcast to understand why The Reserve money market fund broke the buck. ..

Give thanks for your butter

There are many things that I love about living in Ireland. There are a few things that annoy or trouble me. ..

Memo to North American tourists in Europe

Through a FOIA request submitted this summer, it has come to the Bugle’s attention that all American tourists travelling to Europe received the following instructions:
From: North American Tourist Authority
To: US and Canadian Citizens bound for Europe
Date: [redacted]
Dear US and/or Canadian citizens bound for Europe,
Tourists from North America have always been drawn together by the sound of their non-British accents. ..

Recommended Listening: Looking at the US

Ordinary Dubliners want to talk about the coming election for the US Presidency, given any excuse. In fact, the Europeans we meet want to talk about the coming election, given any excuse.
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Bugle Bit: What all parents should do

In case you missed Tina Fey’s acceptance at the Emmy Awards, for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, 30 Rock (video link):
I want to thank my parents for somehow raising me to have confidence that is disproportionate with my looks and abilities. ..

Constitution Day already?

It seems like just a few months ago that we celebrated Constitution Day 2007. ..

Message to the USA: Register to Vote!

Our absentee ballots for the Nov. 4 election in the US arrived today. Happy Day!
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Links, 16 July 2008

Links to peruse at your leisure, presented in no particular order.

French Prez Sarkozy will visit Dublin Monday

After the defeat of the Lisbon Treaty in Ireland, Sarkozy has been downright intimidating about Ireland’s role in the EU. ..

Happy Fourth of July

Today is not a holiday in Ireland, of course. Still, there are plenty of celebrations of Independence Day here in Dublin. ..