Entries from September 2006

"Signs of Things" That Are

The Joy of Curmudgeonry – Idemeneo and the Poltroons In other words, before the Mohammedans have even had the time to whet their knives or sharpen their damnations, the poltroons of the West are grovelling for their pardon. No specific threat is required. If we were dudes, we’d be telling the Germans, “Dude, you’re so […]

Categories: Art and Literature

The Jack Bauer Factor

Sorry, I don’t buy it. The Instapundit introduces an article by saying this: It’s a few days old, but I believe this analysis remains on-point And the article itself says this: On several fundamental points, a consensus has taken shape. First, torture should be legally off-limits, period, regardless of circumstances. Hardly anyone says otherwise. And […]

Categories: War and Peace

The Squirrels Smell Weakness

It’s because of that greenhouse emissions bill Ahnuld just signed. The forces of the forests know this is the time to attack! NBC 11 – Squirrels Go On Attack At South Bay Park MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — An aggressive squirrel pounced on a 4-year-old boy in an attack last week in Cuesta Park in Mountain […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Putin's Sensitive Side

Actually his imperialist side… Where was a reading a couple years ago that his slide into autocracy isn’t because he’s an old KGB guy, but actually quite imperialist… He’s named all the space shuttles after various tsars, for instance. Times Online – Russia buries a tsaritsa with love and grandeur With a flourish of Imperial […]

Categories: History

And In Kazakh News

The First Post – Borat, Nazarbayev and da House When Kazakhstan’s democracy-shy president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, makes his stately progress to meet President Bush at the White House today, he may catch a glimpse of an ill-dressed television reporter vigorously protesting the rudeness of the British actor and comedian, Sacha Baron Cohen. Of course, the man […]

Categories: Entertainment

Communism Catches Up With Confucianism

BBC – Confucians say, women now welcome For the first time in more than 2,500 years the family tree of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Confucius, is to include women descendants. Kong Dehong, a descendant overseeing the updating of the family tree, said: “We have to move with the times. Men and women are equal now.” […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Sniffle XXVI

News.com.au – PM defends holding wife’s hand PRIME Minister John Howard says he will continue to hold hands with his wife, Janette Awww! Although, in case all of you go “Wha?” then just shrug and move on, I’ll quote a little from Tim Blair’s post on this cuz it’s really the most incredible thing (it […]

Categories: Politics

Then There's the Small Detail That Someone Elected Bush, And That Sometimes Third Party Candidates Produce Strange Electoral Results

The Times – It won’t suddenly be peace and love when Bush goes. World Briefing by Bronwen Maddox It is a delusion to pretend that Bush is a one-off villain, an aberration, from the country that so recently produced Clinton. In two years, the dream goes, he will be gone and we shall all be […]

Categories: Politics

Crikey III

I wasn’t going to post this at all, cuz it doesn’t really have much to do with anything, but, well, I dunno how many of you saw the video… ABC (Oz) – We are still a family: Terri Irwin Mrs Irwin spoke of how proud she was that daughter Bindi was able to write her […]

Categories: People and Current Events

José Maria and Me: A Religious Perspective

I’ve had this open since late Monday, but couldn’t decide whether to put it as an update here or give it a new post. Since I waited so long since option a was first published, well, that solves that problem. Anyway: Insight Scoop – The Double Standard Aznar also said that the Western world is […]

Categories: History

Confessions of a Suburban Shorty

RC2 discloses her gangsa past.

Categories: People and Current Events

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCXXVII

Curtsies, lots of them, to CDR Salamander.

Categories: Business & Media

Cuz All Black People Look the Same

Good grief.

Categories: Politics

Bad Dogs

This is so unfair and so cruel, I think I might burst into tears. Telegraph – Foxes can safely sleep: babies can’t. By Andrew O’Hagan Historians some day might be astonished to discover the number of man-hours that went into protecting countryside vermin from dogs and humans, while an average of 3,000 people are injured […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Another One For the Boys, In the Run Up to November

God I can’t wait for the party conferences to be over. Telegraph – Pom is good enough Its etymology may be unclear but there is no mistaking its meaning. A pom is a Briton, usually of a whingeing disposition. Cricket Australia, under guidance from the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission, no less, has decreed […]

Categories: Sports and Leisure