Entries from October 2007

First Wives Club

I think I like Michelle Obama. (And god, thank god Bill wasn’t there.)

Categories: Politics

Gah! Finally! My Agricultural Genius Is Heard!

Earlier: • March 18, 2005 – Silly Question<br/> •  August 9, 2005 – Neato News From Afghanistan<br/> • September 6, 2005- Big Opium<br/> • [June 8, 2006 - The Deadly Poppy Field](The Deadly Poppy Field) Plus: • May 8, 2006 – Simple Simplistic (and Occam’s Razor?)<br/> • June 28, 2007 – Breaking Sense from Two […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Reagan He …Ain't?

Today’s Political Diary: Scotland’s Coming Boom The next country to adopt Reaganite tax reduction policies likely will be Scotland. Alex Salmond, who serves as “First Minister” and heads his government’s ruling coalition, was in New York recently to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange and deliver a message to the global investor […]

Categories: Politics

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CLI

How could I have never heard of Uncle Jay? Uncle Jay Explains the News – July 2, 2007 on FunnyOrDie.com Curtsy: CDR Salamander So I counted up the days on the calendar at the end and got… 78. Gosh they sure do cause a lot of trouble for 78 days on the job.

Categories: Politics

Sniffle XLII

Telegraph – Australia has not buried John Howard yet. By Simon Heffer Gerard Henderson, one of Sydney’s most distinguished political commentators and the director of the conservative think tank the Sydney Institute, pointed out to me yesterday that all changes of government in Australia since the war have been in circumstances where the prime minister […]

Categories: Politics

Not Hot; Not the Point

FOX 411 – Reese Witherspoon-Jake Gyllenhaal Romance Didn’t Help ‘Rendition’ By Roger Friedman Movie star romances used to be the thing that made box office numbers soar. Think Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” or Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn in “The Break-Up.” Another great example: Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz […]

Categories: Entertainment

I Must Confront This New Prejudice

So we just watched Crash. I had no idea people in Los Angeles were such racist, abusive d.cks.

Categories: Entertainment

A Practical Example of How Fascism Takes Hold

So I listened to the entirety of the Shire Network News’ interview with Filip Dewinter of Valaams Belang (mirrored by LGF), and I admit I wasn’t paying total and complete attention throughout (it’s a half hour long, for crying out loud), so I’m not entirely sure what it is that he said that was so […]

Categories: Business & Media

Christmas Packages For the Troops

Op For – Speaking of Slab So far, it’s been an effing boring deployment. [My wife] asked what I wanted for Christmas, and I said “Insurgents.” Times Online – Suicide bomber kills seven near Musharraf HQ Never let it be said that Barack Obama doesn’t support our troops.

Categories: War and Peace

Corporate Greed and Liberals Hand-in-Hand to Ruin Everything

(How’s that for a grouchy title?) The Times – Trick or treat. . . and no cyanide<br/> There are few cultural differences between America and Britain as great as Hallowe’en. Chris Ayres: LA Notebook There are few cultural differences between America and Britain as great as Hallowe’en. When Americans think of it, they think of […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CL

credits song<br/> It’s true. But it took an Aussie to point it out. Curtsy: Brett McS.

Categories: Entertainment

Angie und Hatun

AP – Germany Cracks Down on Forced Marriages Chancellor Angela Merkel has joined a growing movement to criminalize forced marriages in Germany, which is growing less tolerant of practices among Muslim immigrants that clash with the nation’s liberal social values. Forced marriages are generally imposed by young women’s families to keep them from dating. Prosecution […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Robert the Bruce, He Ain't

The Times – Cometh the hour, cometh the man with the cheeky grin. Magnus Linklater: Political sketch He could have come before them and read the electoral register for Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber and he would still have got a standing ovation. The Scottish National Party has waited 73 years for this – 79 […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Our American Media, Talking to Our Ally, France

Ah, communication. Communication is key, to winning back our Western European allies, the ones Bush lost with his cowboyish ways. Or so John Kerry said. Well, leave it to the media to know how to do it: Times Online – ‘Sarko the American’ storms off set in CBS interview He then stormed off after being […]

Categories: Business & Media

Finding Reagan

NRO – Who Is Team Captain?<br/> The Republican field is strong. By Charles Krauthammer Major grumbling among conservatives about the Republican field. So many candidates, so many flaws. Rudy Giuliani, abortion apostate. Mitt Romney, flip-flopper. John McCain, Mr. Amnesty. Fred Thompson, lazy boy. Where is the paragon? Where is Ronald Reagan? Well, what about Reagan? […]

Categories: Politics