Entries from June 2009

Sympathy for the Seven Stone

The Times – Skeletal celebs like Cheryl Cole just bore me I’m glad the new role models such as Lily Allen think self-starvation is a passe hang-up Carol Midgley I’ve never met anyone who genuinely lies awake worrying about the unhappiness of scraggy models and emaciated celebrities, but if you do, don’t bother, save your […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Ataka Lapt

Macleans – Mark Steyn on why the fascists are winning in Europe<br/> In bad times, if the political culture forbids respectable politicians from raising certain issues, voters will turn to unrespectable ones Apparently the third largest bloc of seats in the EU parliament is made up of little tiny individual representatives of little tiny individual […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Never Trust Old People With Pot Plants In Their Basement

What a bunch of clowns. See, in olden days, somebody would’ve pointed at them and said “Goddarmed hippies! Probably spyin’ fer Cooba!” and that would’ve been that. NYT – Couple’s Capital Ties Said to Veil Spying for Cuba At first, disillusioned with the pace of change in Washington, the great-grandson of Alexander Graham Bell, who […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Wondering Who'll Be the First Against the Wall

Telegraph Blogs – Nile Gardiner: The Iranian election: Barack Obama’s cowardly silence The Obama administration’s response to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s fraudulent election victory is cowardly, lily-livered and wrong. The White House’s refusal to officially question the result or even condemn the brutal suppression of opposition protestors, is undermining America’s standing as a global power, and is […]

Categories: People and Current Events

More Protesters Than Tea

Oh wow: Times Online – Tens of thousands defy ban to march in Tehran in support of Mousavi I haven’t even begun to go through the Twitters. Apparently one of the founders of Twitter looked into the one Iranian Twitterer that’s making the most waves and verified he’s actually legit. The founder did this! And […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Cosby on Carroll Shelby

I have been looking for this video since I first saw it as it aired years ago. It is the funniest thing I think I’ve ever seen on television. Watch it quickly before NBC takes it down (therein’s lied my problem: NBC is too good at scrubbing YouTube, and it ain’t on Hulu): Bill Cosby […]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

The Reason For My Light Blogging

La salle de bain:

Categories: Wildcard

Crushing My Swimming Pool

PJ Media – THE OBAMA SURPRISE by Michael S. Malone [A]lmost every move the new Administration has made regarding entrepreneurship seems to be targeting at destroying it in this country. It has left Sarbanes-Oxley intact, added ever-greater burdens on small business owners, called for increasing capital gains taxes, and is now preparing to pile on […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Ladies Night

Click to see the full version. It’s too good to shamelessly pinch. Apparently sports can cause a girl to lose her virginity. And not in the way that David Letterman understands it.

Categories: People and Current Events

The Oirish in Cooba

Telegraph Blogs – Toby Harnden: Kendall Myers, alleged spy for Cuba: the Irish connection …the FBI wanted to arrest Myers and his wife Gwedolyn before they fled to Cuba. We heard in court today that charts of Cuban waters were retrieved from the flat where the couple, who owned a 37-ft sailing boat, lived and […]

Categories: War and Peace

Emeraude of the Golden Ears

Times Online – ‘Golden ears’ on nuclear submarine listen for signals from Flight 447 black boxes A French nuclear submarine today began combing the Atlantic depths off Brazil in search of signals that would pinpoint the flight recorders that could explain why Air France flight 447 crashed last week. Aboard the Emeraude, crewmen called “golden […]

Categories: War and Peace

News With No Information

This is horrible: Chris Ayres’ LA Notebook, last item, on Air France 447.

Categories: People and Current Events

Whither the Squishy Left?

The Times – What happened to the Left’s moment?<br/> Across Europe, social democratic parties are in retreat, as parties of the right advance. Failures of leadership are to blame [T]he trends across Europe in the elections turned out to be striking. This should have been the Centre Left’s big moment. And yet it wasn’t. While […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Breaking the Textbook Tyranny

Times Online – Arnold Schwarzenegger issues total recall of California’s textbooks Californian schoolkids have been told to throw away their textbooks to help the state avoid bankruptcy. … Mr Schwarzenegger announced the ban on textbooks in a classroom in Sacramento, holding up four large text books and joking: “I can use these for the (bicep) […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Cairo Debrief

WaPo – The Settlements Myth, by Charles Krauthammer President Obama repeatedly insists that American foreign policy be conducted with modesty and humility. Above all, there will be no more “dictating” to other countries. … Except Israel. Israel is ordered to freeze all settlement activity. As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton imperiously explained the diktat: “a […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs