MILAGRO

spanish for "miracle"
1. A marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent.

de l'espagnol pour "miracle", n.m.
1. Phénomène répute contraire aux lois de la nature et attribué à l'intervention divine.

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Category: U.S. Presidential Elections

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Why I Broke Up With Donald Trump.

March 27th, 2011 by Martine St-Victor

At 16, I wanted to marry Donald Trump. I was in my last year of high school and I did many book reports on the man (based on his book The Art Of The Deal) and on his character (based on unauthorized biographies). At the time, Donald Trump was Mister New York. He isn’t anymore.

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Boys Can Cry But Girls Cannot.

January 6th, 2011 by Martine St-Victor

I was never a particular big fan of former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.  I didn’t dislike her but I didn’t look up to her like I do a Kamala Harris or a Hillary Clinton.  Then, she lost her position at the last mid-term elections and I saw her for who she was: a [...]

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Meow! When Female Columnists Attack.

May 12th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

No, you haven’t been experiencing Groundhog Day: you have been seeing Elizabeth Edwards everyday on TV for the past week. On all sorts of tribunes and formats, Mrs Edwards has been promoting Resilience, her latest book. Recounting a life that has little to do with ordinary, she shares such transforming events as the lost of [...]

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Hip Hop’s New Commander-in-Chief.

February 10th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

As it appeared on Clovys.tv Il y a d’abord eu la fois où l’émission 60 minutes a demandé au candidat démocrate, ce qui était en rotation sur son i-Pod. Dans sa réponse, au milieu d’une nomenclature de classiques de sa génération comme les Bruce Springsteen et compagnie, le futur Président insère Jay-Z, très casually. Bombe. [...]

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My Answer to the Bush Twins’ Letter To Malia & Sasha Obama.

January 26th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

Dear Jenna, Dear Barbara, In theory, your letter was an endearing idea. The fact you made it public pans it for what it is: a PR trick and, the way you compared your father to President Obama is simply tasteless. You are not your father nor are you his mistakes. Still, unless you are willing [...]

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Passion Zero

November 17th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

Call it the after-Obama effect but I expected more from Canadian politics. In the midst of Quebec’s provincial elections to name our next Premier, I find myself bored to tears. There is no passion, only old bickering about important issues. Quebec’s low voter turnout can be explained by two things: first, we are spoiled silly. [...]

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Palinomics

November 11th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

Get ready. The Sarah Palin media tour has started. The Fox network yesterday, the Today show and NBC this week. She’s not clearing up things: she’s auditioning. The fact Sarah Palin is thinking of running for President in 2012 – although her right – makes me miss Ross Perot. And as a sidebar, Chris Matthews [...]

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Election Awards

November 3rd, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

The campaign has been long and in this era of survival of the Barackiest, it’s only normal to hand out awards – and warnings. Words, Expressions and Characters we need to delete from our collective memory, as of November 4th: Words * Gravitas * Maverick * Trig * Piper * Earmarks * Mispronounced “nuclear” Expressions [...]

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Tuesday Cannot Come Soon Enough.

November 2nd, 2008 by Martine St-Victor
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Segregation

October 31st, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

I have Election-fatigue and, when I close my eyes, I see Wolf Blitzer which is a clear sign that I’ve been watching too much CNN. Still, I’ll take fatigue over apathy any day of any week. Take away his knee-shaking smile, his heart-melting charm, his intellectual prowess and Senator Obama is still the guy. The [...]

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So Desperate.

October 28th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

I have been asking for Elizabeth Hasselbeck’s quick dismissal from The View for quite some time but in reality, she’s provided me with much content for this blog thus perhaps she should go on as the resident idiot. Last weekend, Hasselbeck travelled with Governor Palin in Florida, to rally the troops. Regardless of one’s political [...]

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Palin hearts Neiman Marcus? Which woman in her right mind doesn’t?

October 23rd, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

By no stretch of the imagination am I a fan in any way, shape or form of Sarah Palin. Still, I find ridiculous all the media brouhaha over her $150 000 shopping spree. Who cares? That’s RNC money. I can already imagine the headlines and comments had Governor Palin not undergone her much needed makeover. [...]

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The Next Three Weeks Will Be Ugly.

October 13th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

The Republicans are down in the polls and the mob side of the Party is rearing its ugly head. The attacks have gotten more personal and if you squint at the crowds at some of the McCain/Palin rallies, you can spot at least one Grand Wizard. Some advanced ballots in New York State printed “Barack [...]

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After The Chatter.

October 6th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

The much anticipated Vice-Presidential debate is now over. Pundits and Monday-morning quarterbacks have overanalyzed it to death when in fact, the Debate boils down to this: . Governor Palin can retain information even if clearly, she doesn’t understand it; . Governor Palin cannot, like W, pronounce the word “nuclear” and I can’t help but wonder [...]

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Why It Failed.

September 29th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

Republicans were so quick to call Barack Obama an elitist. Had they bothered to look up the definition and the application of the word, they would see that today, in the wake of the bailout’s failure, the word applies to them. Instead of vulgarizing what the $700 billion would actually do and deciding to forgo [...]

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Not Only in America

September 23rd, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

On Wednesday night, ABC will air in-depth profiles of Senators Obama & McCain. The by-line to the TV commercial is “Only in America”. It’s a fitting by-line as both Presidential candidates have often stated that only in America would their ascension and pretention to the Oval Office could happen. They are indeed impressive ascensions but [...]

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Ostentatious Doesn’t Win Elections.

September 17th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

In Beverly Hills last night, the great Barbra Streisand and the even greater Steven Spielberg respectively hosted Obama events at $2800 and $28500, a plate. The major faux-pas is that Senator Obama attended them. In the wake of financial crumbles, mortgage nightmares and major job cuts, the last image Middle America needs to see is [...]

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Thank you, Sarah.

September 4th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

I would like to thank the former female Hillary supporters who now support the McCain-Palin ticket. You’ve eradicated all the progress made by women in the last century.  May your husbands club you in the head tonight and drag you back to your caves.

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Turns Out John McCain is A Genius. Well, Sort Of.

September 2nd, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

By choosing Sarah Palin as his Veep pick, McCain made us think about what is acceptable and what isn’t. If you take Palin and study her to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th degree, obviously, the thought of having her as a Vice-President is preposterous. But the average Joe in Middle America doesn’t think that far. [...]

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Chris Matthews for President.

August 26th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

Forget Obama, forget Mc Cain. Chris Matthews for President! (if only for a day). What is mind-boggling about the Obama Haters is they oscillate between flogging him for supposedly being a Muslim and in the same breath, for his affiliation to Reverend Wright. Make up your mind. It can’t be both. Oh, please.

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The Morning After.

August 26th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

First, the expectations were too high. It’s the Democratic National Convention, not the parting of the seas. What is scary about the Conventions (both the current Democratic one and the upcoming Republican one) is that we’ll judge both the candidates on matters which will be irrelevant to how they could perform in the White House [...]

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Kiefer Sutherland For Vice-President.

August 12th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

Some media reports, fueled by actor Dennis Haysbert, have been suggesting Americans were more willing to vote for Barack Obama because of the TV hit « 24 » where Haysbert played a Black President. I purposely ignored this story when I first read it in the famed French www.rue89.com but was forced to revisit it [...]

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Two Wrongs Makes it Worse, not Right.

August 6th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

Worse than John McCain’s vulgar recent political ad are media outlets reporting Paris Hilton’s response. What’s next? Media outlets reporting on the candidates’ shoes? Oh, wait … never mind.

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How Much Longer With Elizabeth Hasselbeck?

August 1st, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

If you’ve read this blog before than you know how much Elizabeth Hasselbeck irritates me. “The View’s” co-host is easily one of the emptiest brains on television (move over Brooke Hogan, you’ve got company). It’s not because she’s a Republican that I dislike Hasselbeck as TV Land and other media outlets are filled with highly [...]

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In Case Senator Obama Reads This.

July 17th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

I know, he won’t. No need to send me your recommendations for medication. I’m not that delusional. But still, I can’t help but add my opinion to the already too loud chorus of suggestions for the Senator’s Vice-Presidential choice. Facts & Suggestions: 1. It must be a woman. First, because it’s time. Second, there is [...]

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Nuts? Almost.

July 11th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

The problem about Jesse isn’t that he suggested that he would cut Senator Obama’s nuts off, as it was a private comment erroneously made public. The problem is that once again, Jesse Jackson has fed his irrelevance. Barack Obama doesn’t talk down to Black people. Instead, just like Bill Cosby before him, he cautions the [...]

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Imbecile. Truly.

May 20th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

On May 9th, an American soldier in Iraq used the Quran as target during a bullet-practice round. Although the media have reported on this incendiary act, I find it hasn’t been given enough attention. This news needs to be the headline today, tomorrow and everyday until the President of the United States apologizes for the [...]

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Hillary Rhymes with Democracy.

May 14th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

If you’ve been reading this blog than you know that I support Senator Barack Obama. This however doesn’t make me oblivious to the fact that Hillary Clinton is a formidable force. I think 8 years as a First Lady does not, however, automatically make one fit to be President but Senator Clinton is definitely an [...]

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The New Laurel & Hardy

April 18th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

Like 20 000 people who have left messages on ABC.com’s message board, I was outraged by Wednesday’s Debate (and I use the word “debate” very loosely). So I will not talk about the bias-bashing toward Senator Obama but I will say this: having George Stephanopoulos as one of the moderators was an insult to anybody [...]

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Shut Up, Already.

April 9th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

Many many times I’ve written of my complete disdain for Elizabeth Hasselbeck. The View co-host is vulgarly offensive with her blind neo-conservatism that is neither based on knowledge nor experience. She prays to a God named George W. Bush and like a religious fanatic, never questions his writings. But, this is a democracy and she [...]

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40 Years of Progress?

April 7th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

I write this post with angst and sadness and took days before posting it. Forty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. Since then, his dream has not been fulfilled and I dare say that the Civil Movement has today very little to boast. Since Dr. King’s death, neither the Movement nor the Black [...]

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The Speech

March 19th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

With yesterday’s speech, Senator Barack Obama re-conquered electors he already had in his pocket: educated Liberals. Despite its eloquence and its truth, the speech certainly failed to convince the average GM worker who is afraid of loosing his job to India. That worker is scared and has been left behind by too many Administrations and [...]

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You Are Not Who You Marry.

March 7th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

If I understand correctly, Senator Hillary Clinton is implying she is more qualified to answer urgent phone calls at 3 in the morning because of her White House experience? And what experience would that be? Oh, as a First Lady. I get it. My Obstetrician-Gynecologist and her husband have been married for 18 years. It [...]

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Black Doesn’t Become Her.

February 27th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

For the past few days, Senator Clinton has been complaining the media has been harsher on her than it has been on Senator Obama. Good. Now she knows how Blacks and other misrepresented minorities in the public eye have been feeling. And for the record, Senator Clinton mocking her opponent’s eloquence and optimistic outlook, besides [...]

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It Was A Creed, Written Into The Founding Documents, That Declared The Destiny Of A Nation.

February 5th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

It’s Tuesday and apparently, it will be Super. Today, 22 states will create trends and possibly forecast the Presidential outcome. My previous oscillation between Clinton and Obama has dissipated. I’m hypnotized by three words that also happen to be a good mantra to adopt: Yes, We Can. And even if your vote – imaginary or [...]

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Yes. We Can.

February 3rd, 2008 by Martine St-Victor
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The One and Only

January 21st, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

Never have the words of Martin Luther King been so primordial. Never have we needed them more as guidance. I really wish both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama would stop using their names and their so-called achievements in the same breath as Dr. King’s. It’s insulting and inaccurate. We all need the guidance and should [...]

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Do The Right Thing

January 16th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

I finally took the time to watch Spike Lee’s “When the Levees Broke”. The documentary chronicles Hurricane Katrina: before, during and after. After watching almost three hours of gut wrenching footage, I realized the before, the during and the after were equally catastrophic. The way the levees were inadequately built. Condeleeza Reese’ insulting laissez-faire reaction. [...]

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Passion is Good

January 8th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

When I first saw the footage of a teary-eyed Hillary Clinton I knew her opponents would use it as ammunition against her. Most media who showed the clip reminded viewers that a campaign is much like an Olympic event where you give blood, sweat and tears and where often fatigue takes over resilience and ambition. [...]

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A Change Is Gonna Come

January 7th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

I think my reticence’ origin was fear. Fear that outsiders would kill the dream I dared dreaming. From the very beginning, my imaginary vote went to Barack Obama. Over the past months I had doubts and thought Hillary’s speech was at times, more convincing. But I realized that speech was fed by lobbyists and interests [...]

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Brains, Beauty & Bashing.

December 21st, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

When a picture of Hillary Rodham Clinton emerged a few days ago, it sparked a plethora of comments, most unflattering. The first to throw a stone was conservative and Hillary-hater, Rush Limbaugh. I think unattractive people living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. As for all the unpleasant comments on Hillary’s picture, I think it’s [...]

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Hardcore Huckabee.

December 18th, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

U.S Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee mat not have the glam & glitz nor the celebrity endorsements (Chuck Norris is not a celebrity) but what he lacks in Hollywood and foreign affairs quotient, he makes up for in pure guts (which may also be camouflaged naïveté.). His latest ad campaign is simple but I predict he [...]

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Battle of the Rolodexes.

December 11th, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

Oprah, Obama and now Will Smith? In what promises to be a celebrity-filled bandwagon, Will Smith announced yesterday that he would lend his support to the Barack Obama campaign. How that would help, I’m not sure and I worry about a candidate who could actually benefit from a Will Smith endorsement. Madonna has now joined [...]

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To Endorse Or Not To Endorse

December 5th, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

Barbra Streisand is endorsing Hillary and Oprah is getting on the Obama campaign bus.Celebrities have the right to voice their political preferences even if they would be much more helpful fighting concrete social issues such as the pitiful state of education in poorer neighbourhoods but that might not be glamorous enough. Many pundits have condemned [...]

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