Entries from March 2007

And Then There's Poor

The Joy of Curmudgeonry – A Rich Vein of Poverty It is rather odd that people should call for the end of poverty when they define that poverty as being the condition that inheres in a household living on less than sixty percent of the median income; for no matter how rich such households become, […]

Categories: People and Current Events

There's Hitting Back and There's Hitting Back

Times Online – UK hits back over sailors detained by Iran Responding to a question from David Cameron, the Conservative leader, about the rules of engagement the patrols were operating under, Mr Blair said that the sailors and Marines could have used force in self defence. But he was was quite satisfied that they had […]

Categories: War and Peace

950,000 Views Later

Times Online – French, gorgeous and she reads the news, by Charles Bremner Who is the world’s most famous Frenchwoman? If you are a youngish male who spends time on the internet, you know that her name is Mélissa Theuriau. Mlle Theuriau, who is 28 and comes from Grenoble, is admired by millions of men […]

Categories: Business & Media

Birthing Canada

Western Standard – Harmed Forces<br/> In the homefront battle between militant pacifists in the East and passive militants in the West, Canada is the big loser, by Mark Steyn There was a poll reported in the Globe and Mail — page 18 — that 71% of Quebecois want to “scrap any combat role for the […]

Categories: War and Peace

It's Been a Rotten Week for Cancer Patients

If these things come in three, then culminating in: FOXnews – White House Spokesman Tony Snow Has Cancer Again

Categories: People and Current Events

Very Rock 'n Roll

LGF – Cat Stevens, aka Yusuf Islam, aka Fanatic Misogynist The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens, now known as either ‘Yusuf Islam’ or ‘Yusuf’ depending on which audience is watching, accepted a “lifetime achivement” award in Germany over the weekend, for “building bridges” between Islam and the West—and refused to speak with the infidel […]

Categories: Entertainment

Gird Yourselves, Folks

Times Online – PM warns of ‘different phase’ in Iran crisis Iran must obey international law and release 15 British military personnel or face the consequences, says Tony Blair “Face the consequences,” huh? Where have we heard that before? This is the picture accompanying the article: <br/> Faye Turney, the only woman among the British […]

Categories: War and Peace

24% of Population Identified

RC2 reports that only 24% of us think Al Gore is a global warming expert. FOX 411 – Madonna, Rolling Stones Set for U.K. Live Earth Organizers of the July 7 Live Earth shows are just about to start announcing who’s playing on which of the seven continents. These are the climate change awareness concerts […]

Categories: Entertainment

Sounding Too American

Western Standard – Terms of Surrender<br/> When ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’ become sinister concepts, we’re lost for more than words, by Mark Steyn The other day, the Toronto Star, by one of those fortuitous strokes, came into the possession of an internal report commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Apparently, the department spent $76,000 on […]

Categories: War and Peace

That's One Way to Get Through the Metal Detectors

Though I rather wonder what the bomb-sniffing dogs would make of it. AP – Woman Has Crocodiles Strapped to Body JERUSALEM (AP) – A woman with three crocodiles strapped to her waist was stopped at the Gaza-Egypt border crossing after guards noticed that she looked “strangely fat,” officials said Monday.

Categories: War and Peace

In Which Whole Hours of Her Sunday Are Lost to Her

Sorry about yesterday. Peter and I went for a walk down to the new sculpture park (eh) and then continued on downtown to look for a video game he wanted at the store on the bottom floor of Westlake mall. It was sold out. Upon leaving that store, we spied a sign at the end […]

Categories: Business & Media

You Mean MSM Exposés from Leaking Spy Agencies, Restricted Security Agencies, and Endless Congressional Subpoenas?

Sunday Telegraph – We must fight terror the American way. By David Davis (the Shadow Home Secretary) Since we’re all familiar with the way the Conservative opposition is treating the US these days, I think that thesis is telling. No, just kidding. Why would they want that? have just returned from the United States, where […]

Categories: War and Peace

Let's Channel Maggie

Better yet, why don’t we just call her on the phone. Whatever we do, let’s just not involve Margaret Beckett. The Sunday Times – Iran ‘to try Britons for espionage’ This morning I was wading through a comment piece about how the sailors and marines may be used as leverage as the West escalates tension […]

Categories: War and Peace

What's "Uh Huh" in Farsi?

The Times – Again the Aggressor<br/> The UN must unite to punish Iran for its provocations Uh huh.

Categories: War and Peace

Hail Hong Kong

The Times – Hands up who forecast Hong Kong’s decline, by Gerard Baker on a continuing, British-inspired miracle There’s an important lesson here. It is still, essentially, British values that make the little miracle of Hong Kong what it is. Its survival these past ten years owes principally to the energy and courage of its […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs