Entries from March 2006

It Was Good of Us to Send Trump Over to Sort You People Out

The Scotsman – Trump threat to ditch £300m Scottish golfing resort His mother was born on Lewis. That explains so much. [He] warned his championship course, five-star hotel, golf academy and 500 holiday homes would be scrapped unless proposals for a nearby offshore wind farm were abandoned. He said his Trump Organisation had chosen the […]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Pointing the Light of Criticism at Journalists is Fun

I’m posting this out of order, because the first bit (from the middle, really) is so good: NRO – When Cynicism Meets Fanaticism: Critiquing the critique of the war in Iraq. by Victor Davis Hanson Weigh that success against the behavior of the media that sees mostly American incompetence. At CBS, Dan Rather insisted to […]

Categories: War and Peace

Buses From Nowhere

Not a matter of any international consequence whatsoever, but still damned funny: Telegraph – Letters Sir – Gordon Brown’s offer of free bus travel for pensioners has left us underwhelmed in this village. After 50 years of one bus per week to Maidstone market, the service was withdrawn last year. We now have the entitlement […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Mars Rovin'

CDR Salamander – Flying with Lex’s Greatgrandson(daughter) Looks a bit like Afghanistan.

Categories: Science and Nature

Expectations Adjusted

AP – Report: Carroll Threatened Before Release Jill Carroll’s kidnappers reportedly warned her before her release that she might be killed if she cooperated with the Americans or went to the Green Zone, saying it was infiltrated by insurgents. Ah yes, they “treated her well”. The Monitor quoted her family as saying that her kidnappers […]

Categories: War and Peace

Cultural Imperialism

This was left to me in my comments (quite unrelated to the subject of the post, but hey), and since this sort of thing makes me so mad, here y’go: BBC – Malaysia’s clash of cultures I’ll skip all the stuff about the Hindu influenced traditional culture that’s being gotten rid of, but there’s a […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Big Business of Policing

Finally a big business I can agree is evil! I feel so included! The Telegraph – Four wheels bad The motorist is being turned into a criminal. New figures from the Home Office show that in 2004, 466 offences were dealt with for every thousand vehicles licensed. This proportion of almost one crime for every […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Can't Cuidich 'n Righ

<br/> Black Watch veterans bid farewell to their regiment I feel that way too. Telegraph – Highland lament: Scotland’s oldest regiments march into history It was out with the old and in with the new yesterday as six Scottish infantry regiments were consigned to military history. While Black Watch veterans, wearing the red hackle, lamented […]

Categories: War and Peace

Starving Africa

BBC – ‘Barren future’ for Africa’s soil Africa’s farmland is rapidly becoming barren and incapable of sustaining the continent’s already hungry population, according to a report. A World Connected – Norman Borlaug: A Billion Lives Saved (from a year ago) One would think that saving a billion lives in developing countries, winning the Nobel Peace […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs


Wheat & Weeds – Rahman Noodles His Way Into Italy, Hearts Sorry. Here’s the story. Asked why he had decided to convert to Christianity, Rahman, who was speaking in broken English, said: “Because I read the Bible and I became convinced of the goodness of this religion.” “I thank the Pope, the Italian government and […]

Categories: People and Current Events

What Happens After Bush

Opinion Journal (yesterday) – ‘The Last Helicopter’: Mideast dictators try to “wait Bush out.” They may be miscalculating. BY AMIR TAHERI Hassan Abbasi has a dream–a helicopter doing an arabesque in cloudy skies to avoid being shot at from the ground. On board are the last of the “fleeing Americans,” forced out of the Dar […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

French Youths Beat Up Girls

What a bunch of a-holes. Gateway Pundit – Would You Let Your Daughter Go to a French Protest? Yeah, boy, this spring protesting is a lark. What fun. She’s wearing heels.

Categories: People and Current Events

Mastering Satan's Evil Courts

Two items today: LGF – Cartoon Jihad: The Legal Sequel The dreaded cartoons of blasphemy are still wreaking havoc around the world, as Danish Muslims sue Jyllands-Posten newspaper: Danish Muslims Sue Newspaper Over Drawings. And, in my email this morning: Dear Western Standard reader, Our magazine has been sued for publishing the Danish cartoons, and […]

Categories: Business & Media

Heads On a Trident

BBC – Denmark may move Little Mermaid Officials in Copenhagen want to move the 1.6 metre (5.5 ft) statue several metres offshore. The 92-year-old bronze sculpture draws more than a million visitors a year and has been repeatedly vandalised. She has been beheaded twice, lost an arm and been daubed with paint at least seven […]

Categories: Art and Literature

Laughing Last

The Times – The striking idiocy of youth, by Theodore Dalrymple<br/> French students should go back to class to learn some economics While it is true that there remain some differences — despite Gordon Brown’s best efforts, the British labour market is still more flexible than the French — the similarities grow daily more striking […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs