Entries from February 2008

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CLXII

That Dave Lee guy again: EARTHQUAKEEEEEE!!!! Lincoln turns to Facebook. Friggin hilarious!

Categories: Uncategorized

There's Been an Earthquake!

Caution: some mildly humourosly bad language. From Dave Lee. I like this comment, from “lewko”: The BBC were probably trying to find a Palestinian spokesman to blame the Jews. Curtsy: Tim Blair.

Categories: Science and Nature

Royal Harry

The Times – Tour de Force<br/> The public should salute Prince Harry’s deployment in Afghanistan The decision to revisit such a delicate issue and to deploy to Afghanistan in secret was also right – and imaginative and bold. It reflects well on the Army for taking a clear-eyed view of Prince Harry’s usefulness not just […]

Categories: War and Peace

Rest of the World Not Careful What It Wishes For; US Screwed Either Way

The Times – Luke Skywalker v Darth Vader<br/> Sadly the presidential contest between Obama and McCain is being ridiculously caricatured, by Gerard Baker It’s hard to escape the feeling that all this excitement is going to be repaid in the devalued currency of disappointment. Mr Obama’s ego is certainly writing cheques his body can’t cash. […]

Categories: Politics

Happy Friggin Leap Year

It just occurred to me: Leap Years happen every four years. Presidential campaigns happen every four years. Presidential campaigns happy on even years, but the actual date of the presidency (far more important since people will probably talk about Bush 2001 – 2009 for far longer than they will Bush Cheney ’04) happens on an […]

Categories: Wildcard

Hurray for Harry… Boo Drudge.

That didn’t take long Times Online – Prince Harry aborts Afghan mission after web leak Emergency plans to extract Prince Harry from Afghanistan were being drawn up tonight after the news leaked that he had been on a secret combat tour in Helmand province since before Christmas. After being denied the chance to serve with […]

Categories: War and Peace

VDH On the Entirety of Everything

VDH – The Future with Europe The Swiss newspaper Junge Freiheit interviews VDH There are way too many tidbits in this, and tons of snide and catty comments I could intersperse among them. But then this post would be ridiculously long and everything would get lost. So read the whole thing. But I had to […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

My President Friday

Time – Geldof and Bush: Diary From the Road, by Bob Geldof I gave the president my book. He raised an eyebrow. “Who wrote this for ya, Geldof?” he said without looking up from the cover. Very dry. “Who will you get to read it for you, Mr. President?” I replied. No response. The Most […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Hurray for Harry!

Times Online – Breaking – Prince Harry serving on ‘secret’ mission in Afghanistan Prince Harry, third in line to the throne, has been on a tour of duty with the British Army in Afghanistan since before Christmas, it emerged today. The Prince has been on active duty in the country since mid-December, working as a […]

Categories: War and Peace

Okay: Liechtenstein

I’ve been seeing little hysterical bubbles popping all over the British press all week and finally, here’s what’s going on: Telegraph – Liechtenstein and Europe’s taxmen, by Harry de Quetteville Liechtenstein has lovingly carved out its reputation for secrecy since the Second World War. Its financiers are now fabled for their sorcery in keeping riches […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Just Keep an Open Mind, Canadians

Daily Tech – Temperature Monitors Report Widescale Global Cooling Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures wipes out a century of warming Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most […]

Categories: Science and Nature

The Pope's a Historical Costume Nut Too, I See

This makes it official. The red velvet Santa hat was only a hint. Telegraph Blogs – Holy Smoke – Pope’s new look: pre-Tridentine baroque, by Damian Thompson An amazing sartorial revolution is under way in the Vatican. Benedict XVI has junked the trendy tat worn by recent Popes, and on Palm Sunday will wear brand […]

Categories: Uncategorized

The WFB Departed

In a presser on the “Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference“: Q Any thoughts on Buckley? THE PRESIDENT: I just had the — I just hung up with Christopher Buckley, the son of William F. Buckley. I expressed Laura and my sadness over the passage of this very important figure in American […]

Categories: Politics

Harriet's Heros

The Times – Murderous dictators: cool, huh? Why does the Left still worship Fidel Castro and all his appalling fellow communists? by Daniel Finkelstein I had a strange idea yesterday. I had the idea of inviting Harriet Harman home for dinner. This isn’t a thought that occurs to me often, but I suddenly felt it […]

Categories: History

Dangerous Dogs and Misguided Youths

Times Online – Warning over street gangs who use savage dogs as status symbol Youth gangs in cities throughout the country are starting to use macho-looking dogs instead of knives and guns to defend their territory. … Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat Health spokesman, is now demanding a review of the legislation covering dangerous dogs. Of […]

Categories: People and Current Events