Entries from July 2007

Pro John Doe

The Times – ‘Torture’ of baby prompts call for Maoris to report abusers New Zealand’s indigenous Maori people were at the centre of a national outcry over the abuse of children yesterday after a three-year-old girl was rushed to hospital with severe injuries, allegedly inflicted by members of her family. Nia Glassie was hung from [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

Hate Crimes, Huh?

I was about to start whining that it’s such a slow news day, but then, no, I have a responsibility to pile on, even though it’s soooo stupid. Except it’s not stupid. So cowboy up, ninme. LGF (one of many:) – Pace University Mindcrime Update When did it become illegal to desecrate a koran? I [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

Looks Like You Got Him Just In Time

BBC – First Khmer Rouge leader charged An ex-Khmer Rouge prison chief has been charged with crimes against humanity by a UN-backed tribunal in Cambodia. Kang Kek Ieu, also known as Duch, was in charge of the notorious S21 jail in the country’s capital, Phnom Penh. He ran S21, a notorious jail where about 1,400 [...]

Categories: History

Gazpacho Dreamin'

ninme bursts with pride And, just to show off how well they’re doing since the Great Aphid Holocaust of Late June: My beans, however, are not recovering so well. I’m going to go try a spot of pruning and see what I can do for them.

Categories: Food

Resistance

Slate – God-Fearing PeopleWhy are we so scared of offending Muslims? By Christopher Hitchens Following a highly entertaining take down of religion (they really need to learn how to enjoy that): It is often said that resistance to jihadism only increases the recruitment to it. For all I know, this commonplace observation could be true. [...]

Categories: War and Peace

Accidental Hostages

Slow news day. So here’s a Mark Steyn I’ve had open since last Sunday. NY Sun – Haleh Esfandiari, By MARK STEYN How do you feel about the American hostages in Iran? No, not the guys back in the Seventies, the ones being held right now. What? You haven’t heard about them?… Two months in [...]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Rough Night?

Oh my god I hate teenagers.

Categories: Wildcard

So Far, So Poodle

Just kidding. No but seriously, he’s pushing all our buttons. Even getting Bush right behind the ears by bringing up Churchill. I mean, c’mon. That’s gotta be deliberate. Top Tip from Tony: “Mention Churchill. He’ll be like buttah.” <br/> Tee cosy … Brown & Bush in Camp David golf buggy The Sun – PM hails [...]

Categories: War and Peace

Childhood Debriefed

The 80s aren’t, ah, covered, in school. At all. (I’ve been hearing more about them as the generation that was in college during the 80s are hitting their 40s, which means they’re getting into prominent media positions, so I’m catching up on the pop culture bits (that wasn’t on Saturday morning cartoons) but the important [...]

Categories: History

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXII

VideoJug: How To Be The Perfect Girlfriend Pretty good advice.

Categories: People and Current Events

Guns and Soccer

BBC – Iraq celebrates football victory Thousands of Iraqis have spilled onto the streets to celebrate their football squad’s Asian Cup victory, firing guns into the air despite a government ban. Ah, Arabs.

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Baby Finance

The Sunday Times – Pricing children out of existence, by Melanie McDonagh But there is another approach – IVF is being touted, as The Economist also points out, as a remedy for the population shortfall. … This is a line of thought that can’t be nipped in the bud too soon. Quite apart from the [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

Fleet Week

It only took three years, but this time we’re researching ahead (so as not to friggin miss it again). Seafair – Seafair Fleet Arrival Proudly Serving and Protecting<br/> Seafair is proud to welcome the men and women of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Canadian Navy each year to Seattle’s Elliott Bay waterfront. The [...]

Categories: War and Peace

The Simpsons Movie

Is pretty silly. Originally I didn’t want to see it because, like Peter, I thought that if they were going to do a movie they should have done it about 17 years ago, and now it’s like, why? But then with about a third of the country and pretty much all of Britain going nuts [...]

Categories: Entertainment

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXI

CDR Salamander – Best named base in Iraq I love Romania.

Categories: War and Peace