Entries from July 2006

Crawford Real Estate Boomlet

Tim Blair – FIVE ACRES OF PEACE Damn. Five acres for $52,500. I can get about a fifth of an acre here for around $500,000. I think Crawford is where it’s at. It’s got an airport, and it’s bound to be well-wired. Very little noise pollution from overhead air traffic, too.

Categories: People and Current Events

Just a Little Invasion, Day XVII

Hm. LGF – Four Syrian Trucks Bombed Syria is still apparently attempting to resupply Hizballah with weapons. Syria continues to try to expand its resupplying effort of Hezbollah. Four Syrian trucks crossing the border into Lebanon were attacked by air Wednesday night. I wonder if they had Syrian plates. Update: WaPo – ‘Disproportionate’ in What […]

Categories: War and Peace

Horsemen. Lots of Horsemen. Riding In Through the Window.

Now they’re standing there behind me, reading this over my shoulder. It’s a little weird. So who’s been reading Garfield this week?

Categories: Entertainment

Just a Little Invasion, Day XVI

The Times – When in Rome, don’t forget the bombs of 1983, by Kevin Toolis (a terrorism expert. His documentary series Cult of the Suicide Bomber II will be shown on Channel 4 in September<br/> If anyone believes a multilateral force will sort Hezbollah out, the story of Ahmed Qassir will dissuade them IN THE […]

Categories: War and Peace

It's Been a Week and They're Still Married

As Vegas weddings go, that’s quite an achievement. So, a brief photographic tour of my four days in Las Vegas. <br/> At Studio 54. Champagne was drunk; members of the opposite sex were met. And the pool at the MGM Grand. <br/> New York, New York and the front of the MGM Grande from the […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

The Museum of Sex

So, you know how (or maybe you don’t, I don’t know) Michelangelo‘s sculptures of women tended to be sculptures of men with breasts stuck onto them? Because, you see, he spent so much time studying the human form (who here read The Agony and the Ecstasy?) but only the male form, he never really figured […]

Categories: Art and Literature

Pop Quiz

Question: Hugh Hewitt has this on one of his bumpers: “I come as one who wishes you to fulfill your noble destiny of service to the world” And I struggled with this for weeks, with it on the tip of my cortex, but could not put my finger on it. Then I looked it up […]

Categories: Wildcard

Admittedly I'm Catholic…

So I don’t know crap about the Bible, but uh, don’t Muslims read the Old Testament too…? Tim Blair – BAN THE BIBLE More from Abu Hamza, sworn Bible foe: Islamic Information and Services Network president Abu Hamza, of Coburg, wants the Bible banned because it incites violence. He called Archbishop George Pell a “clown” […]

Categories: People and Current Events

My Firstborn Shall Be Called… Lewis

LGF – Canadian General: UN Observer Post Used By Hizballah So I can’t fastforward to get you a transcript, but besides the bit that Charles found interesting: We received emails from him a few days ago, and he was describing the fact that he was taking fire within, in one case, three meters of his […]

Categories: War and Peace

Take This, Allah Fish!

CDR Salamander – Ooooo, lookie what we found in a bog Hey, we all take our signs from somewhere. Just some people get better signs than others.

Categories: History

Those Danes are Good People

LGF – Denmark Celebrates Diversity The Danish embassy in Lebanon was attacked in February by a Muslim mob enraged over the dreaded cartoons of blasphemy. And Ahmed Akkari, the Danish imam who toured the Middle East inciting Muslims against Denmark, has just been evacuated from Lebanon—by the same embassy he helped burn down. He has […]

Categories: War and Peace

We've Got a Friend At the Times

Hmmm. The Times – Shooting the mediator<br/> Why mocking America has become a team sport Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State, spent yesterday dashing across Israel and the Palestinian Authority in an attempt to secure an “urgent and enduring” ceasefire in Lebanon and a solution to the stand-off in Gaza. … Yet in certain […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Just a Little Invasion, Day XV

In The Times: President Chirac of France told Le Monde that his country could play a major role in an international force, though disarming Hezbollah should not be part of its mandate. He said that Nato should not be involved in the force because “like it or not, it is perceived in the region as […]

Categories: War and Peace

Your Diplomacy Is Showing

Times Online – Annan points finger at Israel over UN peacekeeper killings Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary-General, accused Israel today of ignoring repeated warnings from United Nations staff before the bombing of a UN observer post in southern Lebanon that killed four peacekeepers. … Speaking after Arab and Western ministers agreed in Rome to work […]

Categories: War and Peace

Just a Little Invasion, Day XIV

The Times – Seeking a ceasefire<br/> Any plan for Lebanon must be durable and involve all sides Few would disagree with Tony Blair’s assessment that what is happening in Lebanon is a catastrophe. Few do not, like him, “deeply regret” the deaths of innocent civilians — in Lebanon as in Israel. He called yesterday for […]

Categories: War and Peace