satire

PALAST SCORES ANOTHER HIT WITH BILLIONAIRES AND BALLOT BANDITS: HOW TO STEAL AN ELECTION IN 9 EASY STEPS

Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps, by Greg Palast (Seven Stories Press, New York, NY, 2012, 300 pages).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

February 23, 2013 (San Diego’s East County)--Greg Palast,author of the New York Times’ best sellers The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Armed Madhouse, and, most recently, Vultures’ Picnic, has followed up in a similar satirical vein with Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps.  An internationally acclaimed investigative journalist, Palast has roots in California; his parents were long-time residents of La Mesa.

READER’S EDITORIAL: HATE TABLOIDS AT LOCAL UNIVERSITIES MOCK VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE WITH RAPE “JOKES” AND RACISM

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt

 
Warning: Adult content
 
 
 
 
October 3, 2011 (San Diego)--October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. So how did The Koala welcome in the month? Tabloid owner George Lee Liddle III of San Diego, released the latest issue of The Koala at Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM), with the message that rape, violence, racism, homophobia, sodomy of minors and forced pornography are laughable entertainment. Students and faculty at CSUSM have had enough, and they are calling on members of all three San Diego County public university communities to take action.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

STUDENTS’ CORNER: THOSE VANISHING VOTERS

 

A satirical essay by Lucas Kjaero

East County Magazine invites students to submit their fiction or nonfiction works on any topic of relevance to East County. To kick it off just in time for election season, we launch with this witty piece on voting.

May 26, 2010 (La Mesa) -- The rate at which people vote has been declining ever since the 1900s. However, statisticians have recently announced that at the current rate of voter decline, there will only be five voters left in 2052.