Entries from March 2005

Ding Ding Ding!

A very enthusiastic congratulations to Arthur Chrenkoff for his First Blogiversary! It’s hard to believe that I’ve only been reading him for six months, and when I started he was only six months old! And he was in full gear with his Good News from Afghanistans and Iraq, he was published regularly in the Opinion [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

Wham, Sham, Thank You Ma'am.

Mail & Guardian – Fear of ‘sham’ elections in Zimbabwe by Stefania Bianchi | Brussels, Belgium Leading European Union officials are warning that the general election in Zimbabwe on Thursday will be a sham. Hey, here’s a crazy idea! Why don’t you swing by Zimbabwe and make sure it isn’t! That way we don’t have [...]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Finally, Some News.

This should excite some rabid Harry Potter Fans I know. FOXnews – Bells and Whistles for New Potter Book NEW YORK — You already know a new Harry Potter book is coming this summer. Here are some bells and whistles. First, expect enough books out there to fill all of Hogwarts. Scholastic Inc., the U.S. publisher of [...]

Categories: Entertainment

Travelling the World, One Playlist At a Time.

So, I spent the morning listening to Chorus (Dance Music), and bobbing around to good old fashioned Hindi music. But now I’ve moved north, and I’m listening to Yat-Kha – Dalai Beldiri, which is in the “Tuva/Central Asia” category. It’s really cool! The “Album Mini Review”: If Huun-Huur Tu are the supergroup of Tuvan throat [...]

Categories: Entertainment

Why Is This News?

LGF – White Supremacists and Islamic Supremacists The leader of the white supremacist group Aryan Nation recognizes kindred spirits in radical Islam: An unholy alliance. (Hat tip: Nancy.) There’s a crack addict who stands outside Pacific Place Mall with just about the same thing written on a battered piece of cardboard, but with a few [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

Eh..

Why is IAEA.org one of my referrers? (I didn’t do it I swear!)

Categories: Wildcard

Buy Albanian! Part 2

I’m screwed, I tell ya. So, below, I said, Buy Albanian!, bouncing off Chrenkoff’s post. Now he has up a guest blog entry by Dan Foty, who’s often being hat-tipped: Chrenkoff – Guest blogger: Eastern Europe is worth your penny It’s everything you ever wanted to know about Albania, but didn’t know to ask, because [...]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Johnnie Cochran

I can’t get over the idea that while his case was being argued in the Supreme Court last week, and his absence was being explained by a “neurological disorder,” Johnnie Cochran was actually, just like Dr Greene’s final anguished episode, in the final stages of an inoperable brain tumor.

Categories: People and Current Events

Sometimes, Someone Articulates Perfectly Exactly What You're Feeling.

The Australian – Sadly, some dying people are more equal than others, by Emma Tom THE big problem with living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is that you’ve got to die really grossly before you rate a mention in the international press. Particularly if you’re competing against a single comatose American. A couple [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

I Hate Politics

I do. I really, really do. I know it’s odd for a blogger, but if you haven’t noticed yet, I spend most of my time on Geography and Foreign Affairs. And lately, politics, or at least American politics, have really been pissing me off. And things like this make me want to pull a reverse-liberal [...]

Categories: Politics

Them's Fightin' Words

Australia has hardly played ball with the UN lately; not only did we side with the US in Iraq but five years ago, after a similar report, Alexander Downer had the courage to say: “We are a democratically elected government in one of the most liberal and democratic countries you will find on earth. And [...]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

War of the Worlds Update

New trailer out, apparently. Peter’s pretty excited. I’d feel better about it if I didn’t have such a deep and abiding suspicion that Tom Cruise is a jerk. I like Dakota Fanning a lot, though. Because she doesn’t act like an infant. When I was her age, I remember thinking to myself that kids playing [...]

Categories: Entertainment

Oh. My. God.

You’re kidding. Curtsy: One of Glenn’s readers.

Categories: Politics

Talk About Defying Statistics

She’s a woman serial killer, she’s amongst the most prolific of women serial killers, she’s an Afghani woman with a lover, and she’s an Afghani woman with a career. Of sorts. BBC – ‘Kebab killer’ defies Kabul court, By Tom Coghlan In her cell in Pul-e-Chakri jail, the grim Soviet-built prison on the edge of [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

Your First Lady At Work

FOXnews – Mrs. Bush on Surprise Trip to Afghanistan WASHINGTON — First lady Laura Bush set out Tuesday for a quick visit to Afghanistan, undertaking a trip to a war-torn country where American forces are still battling a stubborn Taliban-led insurgency. … She was to arrive in Kabul at midday Wednesday and spend about five hours on [...]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs