Entries from June 2009

My Burgeoning Iran File

Twitter’s amazing. Everything comes in at little informative snippets. Perfect for blogging while exiled from one’s precious iMac. But I haven’t installed the new update for cut and paste, and even if I did I feel like it wouldn’t be an ideal blogging solution. So I have this huge file of stuff I send to […]

Categories: People and Current Events

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

I Think What She Really Was Trying to Communicate Is, "Call Me Liz"

Telegraph Blogs – Toby Hardnen: Liz has a bad day at the office This is priceless. Apparently, Elizabeth Becton, office manager and scheduler for Congressman Jim McDermott, a Democrat from Washington state [woohoo!], has a definite preference for being called by her full first name. A hapless executive assistant at lobbyists McBee Strategic discovered this […]

Categories: Politics

100 Million Dollars: In Pennies

Actually, in penny.

Categories: Politics

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

Honorary Doctorates

Dr Biden vs Mrs Cheney: Dr. Biden received her Ed.D. degree in “educational leadership” in 2007 from the University of Delaware. Her dissertation was titled “Student Retention at the Community College: Meeting Students’ Needs.” Dr. Biden provides an interesting contrast with Lynne Cheney, her immediate predecessor as Second Lady. Mrs. Cheney also has a right […]

Categories: Politics

Iran Dabbling in Great Satanism

Yesterday: The Times – Iran Votes<br/> The people of Iran have a chance to end their isolation and social repression No Iranian election in the 30 years since the 1979 revolution has been more open, more hard-fought and more crucial in determining the country’s future than the presidential contest taking place today. On its outcome […]

Categories: Politics

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