Entries from January 2005

Show Support Softly and Carry a Big Stick

This is great. Beef always wins – Got ink?

Categories: War and Peace

Encore!

Quothe Rush: “The Democratic Party lost it’s second election in three months yesterday in Iraq!” How true. Update: He just said one of the suicide bombers yesterday in Iraq, or at least the one who was successful, was a child with Downs Syndrome? Anyone else hear that? I’m listening to what Lileks felt like yesterday. […]

Categories: Politics · War and Peace

Graphologists in Need of a Hobby

Davos doodles: Gates is aggressive, unstable; Blair isn’t This could be the funniest, most absurd story of the year. British papers went for a wild ride last week on the strength of a few doodles left behind on the podium at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The doodles were erroneously attributed to UK Prime […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Michael Savage Should Be Appeased

Rush for the Border: Limbaugh issues a warning to President Bush. What a great headline, eh? On Friday Rush Limbaugh, a staunch Bush supporter, took two separate opportunities to warn the president that he faced conservative opposition on some key issues that could hurt his chances of passing the rest of his second-term agenda. First […]

Categories: Politics

Go Thunder

Today’s Thunderer: No, Chris. Aids is different, by Mary Kenny In some parts of the Third World there is a repellent superstition — which missionaries in the 19th century previously observed in association with syphilis — that the “cure” for sexually transmitted disease is to have intercourse with a young virgin. Thus, young girls in […]

Categories: People and Current Events

A Different Perspective

Perhaps. This is by an Iranian: The ballot box beats the coffin, by Amir Taheri AS IRAQIS voted in their first truly free election, they may have noticed a slogan on some walls in Baghdad and parts of the Sunni Triangle: Min al-sanduq il-al-sanduq. Its literal translation is “from the box into the box”. But […]

Categories: War and Peace

It Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Day to Stop Sniffing Glue

Anyone else notice how much older the President looked at his little speech today about the elections? Maybe it was the lighting in the Cross Hall, but he looked worn out, stressed, haggard, like he hadn’t slept, perhaps. It makes me wonder what his job’s been like in the past couple days.

Categories: Politics

Photos of the Day

The ones I keep looking at are this one at NZ Pundit and this first one at INDC Journal. There are others, pointed out by others, that keep making the rounds, and are just as good, but every time I hit Reload All Tabs and go through them, those two I just keep staring at, […]

Categories: War and Peace

Blinks Updated

Okay, I’m finally doing some housekeeping. I even vacuumed today, in the real world, so there must be something in the water. I finally came to terms with the Commissar taking the Politburo Diktat off the front burner in favour of the IED blog. So he’s been bumped down into the alphabetical section. If you’ll […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day XXX

Is a headline, at Dennis the Peasant (who, as he points out, got linked by both Instapundit and Roger L. Simon in the very afternoon his blog began) which goes: Aha! Now We See The Violence Inherent In The System! If you don’t get why that’s funny, lookit “his” picture in the top right of […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Contemporary World Problems In 200 Words or Less

Mark Steyn: The ”realpolitik” types spent so long worshipping at the altar of stability they were unable to see it was a cult for psychos. The geopolitical scene is never stable, it’s always dynamic. If the Western world decides in 2005 that it can ”contain” President Sy Kottik of Wackistan indefinitely, that doesn’t mean the […]

Categories: Politics

Lessons Learned

Steve Harrigan was just on John Gibson. A summary of what he said: “Hey, looks like Bush was right.”

Categories: Politics

An Iraqi's Voted

Remember this guy? Najma’s uncle, whom I linked to the other day, because he had a really interesting personal post about the election: The Ultimate Voters Guide Well, he was debating with himself whether or not to vote. This is what he wrote today: I did I’m feeling a bit weepy, all of a sudden. […]

Categories: Politics

Get Hollywood On the Phone!

This is a great story at CA Yankee. Some Hollywood producer needs to buy the guy’s story speedy-like. “Suicide Bomber” Enabled Capture Of Zarqawi’s Lieutenants

Categories: War and Peace

A Beautiful Day in Baghdad

PowerLine has pictures from a variety of cities. Even the weather was lovely. Update: Cute! Michelle Malkin – BLUE INK SOLIDARITY Ten-year-old Shelby Dangerfield of Billings, Montana, has launched a campaign to show solidarity with Iraqi voters. Lookit the picture! Update II: More pics at Beef always wins, of a slightly loftier sort.

Categories: War and Peace