Entries from September 2006

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

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

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

Child Bride Justified

The Times – Britain too promiscuous for Misbah, father says MOLLY CAMPBELL, the 12-year-old girl at the centre of an international custody battle, must grow up in a country where the preservation of her chastity will not be jeopardised, a court was told yesterday. Unless one of her young male relatives gets into trouble, and […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Canada and the Wizardly Oz

The Western Standard (from 9.11.06) – A great and powerful Oz<br/> Of the two senior dominions, Australia’s a fraction of our size with double the global influence. Where did Canada go wrong? Mark Steyn But countries that are apparently just like your own are much harder to get into the real rhythm of. On the […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

I [Big Fat Heart] Hamid Karzai

First of all, he’s a snappy dresser. I love those green cloaks he wears. But enough of my fondness for the successful integration of traditional dress into a modern silhouette. White House – President Bush Welcomes President Karzai of Afghanistan to the White House And I love his accent. And I love that when he’s […]

Categories: War and Peace

Seeing the Sudan

Telegraph – This is why there is slaughter in Darfur. By Charles Moore The reputation of what people call “the international community” is at stake. But what is perplexing is that our leaders, and most of the media, do not really explain why Darfur is as it is. As soon as Israel attacked Hezbollah positions […]

Categories: History

José Maria and I On the Same Page

Former PM Aznar, at Barcepundit: It is interesting to note that while a lot of people in the world are asking the pope to apologise for his speech, I have never heard a Muslim say sorry for having conquered Spain and occupying it for eight centuries. Hah!

Categories: History