Entries from September 2012

Not With a Bang But By Numbers

Hoooo-boy: NRO – Mark Steyn: President of the Future Unfortunately the rest of us have to live in Obama’s present. In the America over which Barack Obama has the tedious chore of actually presiding, second-quarter GDP growth was revised down from 1.7 percent to 1.3 percent — or, in layman’s terms, from “barely detectable” to […]

Categories: Politics

Peter Recommends CXLI

Oi Half, oi lookit this: Auto Blog – 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Fuori Serie puts customization program on display In which Fiat offers a new personalization program for their Abarth Fuori Serie, in which a customer can customize the living crap out of their totally awesome car, a program which might reach our American shores […]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Thrilling Developments in Saxon History

An overlooked area of history, I think: BBC (video) – Archaeologists ‘find palace site’ at Kingsholm

Categories: History

Cute Fluffy Kitteh Correspondent Brett McS Points Us To…

Live Science (it’s science!) – I Can Haz Productivity? Why You Should Look at Cute Animals at Work Here’s a defense for when your boss catches you watching kitten videos on the job: New research shows looking at cute images of baby animals may actually improve your work performance, inspiring more fine-tuned attention and careful […]

Categories: Catblogging

Email Exchanges In My Perfect World

At least they’re honest! Hillary Clinton Aide Tells Reporter To “Fuck Off” And “Have A Good Life” As the State Department’s story about what happened in Benghazi crumbles, Clinton’s personal spokesperson, Philippe Reines, loses his temper. “Have a good day. And by good day I mean Fuck Off.”

Categories: Politics

Good News From Iran!

NYT – Iran’s President, in New York, Says Israelis Have No Mideast Roots Defying a warning by the United Nations secretary general against inflammatory remarks, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran said Monday that Israelis had no historical roots in the Middle East and that the existence of Israel was just a passing phase in the […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Religion in Africa

There are some interesting numbers in this: Vatican Insider – Africa: Christians outnumber Muslims The figures revealed at [a conference in Morocco], today, Christians account for 46, 53% of the African population compared to the 40, 46 % represented by Muslims and the 11, 8% represented by traditional African religions. The study states that among […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Now, Willard and Elmer are Very Similar Names

National Post – Conrad Black: Canada’s front-row seat for the American disaster And now, in an astounding demonstration of national fecklessness, a failed president is running slightly ahead in the polls of a challenger who has a real CV, unlike recent presidents, but who is so politically oafish and plastic, he makes Elmer Fudd seem […]

Categories: Politics

Tahoe!

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Pastor Youcef

Late to this, but Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been released after three years in jail for apostacy and other ridiculous charges, which included a death sentence. I’m giving credit to RC2‘s relentless Twitter campaign (and the efforts of Amnesty International and the State Department and lots of other organizations besides).

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Olympics’ Parade’s End

In which they throw a massive parade through a very handsome-looking London to say farewell to the Games. I like the THANK YOU on the bottom of the British Airways plane. Of course, we haven’t seen the Paralympics yet. Apparently NBC will show us a recap in a couple of weeks. Which, at least, is […]

Categories: Sports and Leisure