Entries from February 2006

Ports Ports Ports Supports

NRO – TKS (great title, eh?) AN ORGANIZED DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN ON THE PORT DEAL My friends, there is an organized disinformation campaign going on in the discussion of the Dubai Ports World deal. Draw whatever conclusions you wish about whether the deal is worthwhile, but please do not buy into these blatant misrepresentations, and please [...]

Categories: Politics

Zee Germanss

NYT – German Intelligence Gave U.S. Iraqi Defense Plan, Report Says Two German intelligence agents in Baghdad obtained a copy of Saddam Hussein’s plan to defend the Iraqi capital, which a German official passed on to American commanders a month before the invasion, according to a classified study by the United States military. … The [...]

Categories: War and Peace

Why Any of You Still Using PCs Have Rocks For Brains

This is a sampling of Microsoft’s “business forms” fax cover templates: And the one that comes closest to semi-tasteful: And this is what Apple’s Pages gives you (Click to enlarge): There now.

Categories: Electronics

Don Knots Died?!

No! WaPo – Comedy’s Perfect Fife: Don Knotts, the Little Guy Who Made It Big Making Us Laugh I heard some guy from Gunsmoke died, but I hadn’t heard this! A dispirited curtsy to RC2 for the bad news.

Categories: Entertainment

The Things You Miss When You're Not Born Yet

Tim Blair – WASHINGTON SEIZED More than 120 people have been taken hostage in Washington D.C. by an orthodox Muslim group protesting about the depiction of Mohammad in US media. Three buildings are occupied by the kidnappers. UPDATE. One hostage has reportedly been shot dead. UPDATE II. Several others are reported wounded—one paralyzed by shotgun [...]

Categories: History

Kofi Annan Is the Biggest Word-I-Won't-Say-Here

LGF – Kofi Annan: Denmark “Not Yet Sure How to Adjust”

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Hail India

The Times – Morning in India<br/> The values of an open society underpin India’s rapid emergence India’s first steps down the reform road 15 years ago excited some comment, but small optimism. The speed of India’s turnaround has astonished the country’s critics – the harshest of whom are, of course, Indians. In the knowledge economy, [...]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

I'd Keep a Diary Too

The Times – Dear Charles. Do shut up, by Tim Hames<br/> Those letters are harmless enough – but a meddlesome King would be a catastrophe Well he isn’t king! And as you point out (later in the column) the Queen is quite healthy and unlikely to drop dead for the next twenty years or so, [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

The Necessity of Dictionaries

The Times – Quangos, scumbags and a pompous donkey. What company Ken keeps, by William Rees-Mogg Journalists often criticise other people and good journalists accept some offensive knockabout in return. Ken Livingstone ended by saying: “Your paper is a load of scumbags.” A Chicago columnist once called me a “scumbag”, and I had to look [...]

Categories: Business & Media

Oh Canada… So Obvious?

Peter and I watched the Closing Ceremonies last night. “That’s not Avril Lavigne, is it?” “Hell, I dunno.” “I think it is.” “You know, it might be. Doesn’t she have piggy little eyes like that?” Later, after the show, “I can’t believe they had Avril Lavigne play.” “I know, gotta say, not off to a [...]

Categories: Entertainment

Today On the Drudge Front Page

Reuters – Pope says embryos have rights from conception Yer kidding.

Categories: People and Current Events

Today On the BBC's Front Page

BBC – Bush ‘waving when fell off bike’ Eight months ago.

Categories: Politics

Another Strip For the Scots

Hilarious. For Better or Worse – 02.27.06 The last one was down here, btw. Insta-update: Uh, for those of you like Peter, and for those of you unfamiliar with the strip, she’s living in Northern Ontario, and those are tribal names.

Categories: People and Current Events

Date– No Wait, Uh… Nigeria

Wheat & Weeds – Yes, I’m Aware All Hell Has Been Breaking Loose About which let me add solely that we’ve had a Nigerian priest in residence in our parish for the past few years as he completes some work for the Nigerian bishops’ council. He says that half his family is Christian, the other [...]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Dateline Mystic Blogging

Wheat & Weeds – The Garden of Gethsemane

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs