Entries from March 2006

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

Leaving Lords, Boris-Style

Boris: The answer, of course, is that at the very apex of the honours pyramid there is an institution – the peerage – that is now wrapped in a fog of guilt. And beneath that fog there is one fact that is now obvious to the whole country – that peerages, places in the upper […]

Categories: Politics

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

Sir Tom

The Times – Unusual<br/> Tom Jones enjoys the grey, grey gravel of Buckingham Palace It may not be unusual to be loved by anyone, or to have fun with anyone, or, indeed, to be mad, or even sad, with anyone. But it is, frankly, unusual for a son of the Rhondda Valley whose father worked […]

Categories: Entertainment

Something's Rare Alright

Times Online – US woman hostage freed in Iraq Jill Carroll, an American freelance reporter, was freed today almost 12 weeks after being abducted at gunpoint on a Baghdad street but said that she still had no idea why she was kidnapped or by whom. Just says “was freed”. Can’t tell if they just showed […]

Categories: War and Peace

It's the Duckblogging Sensation That's Sweeping the Nation

The Stupid Shall Be Punished – The Newest Internet Fad! Well, as of today there’s one more. The lucky readers of this post are witnesses to history in the making. TSSBP is proud to present the start of a new blog sensation: Thursday Morning Duck-blogging! All you have to do is take pictures of the […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Cem Stells

It’s been a while since this popped up. Which I can read too much into, but I’d rather sip my Sleepy Time. Wheat & Weeds – Pie In The Sky My home state is the latest to allocate big bucks on embryonic snake oil research. I forgot to mention that on St. Patrick’s day Hubby […]

Categories: Science and Nature

The Democrats Bold, Brave, Innovative Plan to Win the War On Terror

That’s about it, really. They announced their plan and it’s to win the War on Terror. I announced my plan to grow up and marry a Scottish Duke when I was about eight years old. This is going to be easier than I thought. Black Five – Dems on security & Supremes on NSA Congressional […]

Categories: Politics

Haka Haka Haka

Stuff – Aussies hacked off with the haka In the first week of competition, the haka has been performed countless times by athletes and supporters alike. Now the Australian media have called for Te Rauparaha’s Ka Mate battle cry to be accorded its due respect. The Australian’s Wayne Smith said the haka gave him chills, […]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

May 4

Telegraph – What exactly am I getting for my council tax? Mr Livingstone was supposed to champion London. Instead, his embarrassing spat with the Jewish community over his “concentration camp” remark has damaged the reputation of the capital – and his insistence on telling Asian builders to go back to Iran was excruciating. Now he […]

Categories: Politics

The Unions' Age Problem

The Telegraph – Time to pension off public-sector militants Few private sector workers under the age of 45 will understand what is going on. Their parents were used to an economic culture blighted by the British disease of striking, in which it was sullenly accepted that capricious and pointless withdrawals of labour were part of […]

Categories: Business & Media

Peter Recommends CXVI

Fortune Mag – The sleeping giant goes on the offensive: Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft is ready to take the offensive. No, I do not. Nor do my children. My children–in many dimensions they’re as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I’ve got my kids brainwashed: You don’t use […]

Categories: Business & Media