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Escalation in Twittertime

So we watch our silly movie and eat dinner and then turn the iPhones back on and see the following progression, all within the past hour, from Breaking News: BULLETIN — NORTH KOREA CALLS SOUTH KOREAN DECISION TO JOIN ANTI-PROLIFERATION PROGRAM A DECLARATION OF WAR. BULLETIN — NORTH KOREA SAYS IT WILL “USE ITS MILITARY” [...]

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What Can You Do With a Muscle Car, When He Stops Being a Muscle Car?

With apologies to Irving Berlin. I just saw a headline Pontiac is being killed off by GM. Well let me tell you about Pontiac. We had a Pontiac G5 over the weekend from Budget. I wept for the Toyota Corolla we had from Thrifty three weeks ago. It had an mp3 CD player. But not [...]

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You See the Importance of Religion?

The Times – Save the whale shark. And say a prayer<br/> Wild Notebook: the ingenious methods of the Wildlife Trust for India, by Simon Barnes Take the whale shark campaign. Fishermen were catching these, the biggest fish on the planet, simply for their livers, which were used for waterproofing boats. And while there was a [...]

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Rwanda, Foreign Aid and 800,000 to 5 Million

Apparently tonight there will be a candlelight vigil (isn’t there always) to commemorate the 800,000 dead in the Rwandan genocide, attended by, ah, Sandra Bullock and David Cameron. Right. The Times – Yesterday a victim, today an oppressor: how aid funds war in Congo Since the genocide, Rwanda has relied on foreign aid for half [...]

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Filed Under: Die Boomers, Die; Section: Malevolent Glee

Alternet – Is the Future Going Down the Drain? Baby Boomers Going Bust It all happened faster than you can say “senior discount.” Millions of baby boomers born into the dawn of the most spectacular economic expansion in history are being forced to re-imagine their retirement futures. Few news outlets have failed to seize upon [...]

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Oscars Live Blogging

Right so, could they spend any less time with Angelina and Brad? Oh but I’m glad Miley Cyrus got her half hour in. Anyhoo, gonna revisit my guesses now while there’s time: • Best Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire”<br/> • Actor: Brad Pitt, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button“; except I think I’m switching to Mickey Rourke, [...]

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Pakistan Capitulates to Droning the Terrorists They've Capitulated To

So, two headlines: LGF – Pakistan Surrendering This is really, really bad news, as Pakistan capitulates to Taliban terrorists. And: The Times – Secrecy and denial as Pakistan lets CIA use airbase to strike militants The CIA is secretly using an airbase in southern Pakistan to launch the Predator drones that observe and attack al-Qaeda [...]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCIII

Rolcats – English translations of Russian Lolcats My favourite so far: Cat: My spirit is being crushed within the machinery of industrial society<br/> Mouse: Your failing is lack of hard work and diligence

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Straining…

The Corner – Peter Kirsanow: Our Adversarial Press So . . . we’re going to have a tax cheat in charge of the IRS, a man instrumental in the pardoning of terrorists as top terrorism watchdog, and a woman whose husband gets tens of millions from foreign governments in charge of implementing foreign policy. Press reaction: Move [...]

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600 Private Jets Flew to Washington For the Inauguration

Democrats don’t need to carpool. They have carbon offsets. The Corner – Byron York: Limbaugh Responds to Obama

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By Popular Demand (of 1): My Review of Michelle's Dresses

First, may I say, Michelle Obama is way better looking than Jackie Kennedy. I always thought the proportions of Jackie’s face were a little weird. Her eyes were too far apart. If she wasn’t expensively clothed, she’d have been a different woman. She was thin, and under 40, and that wasn’t exactly the norm. But [...]

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a) I Got 100%, b) Awesome People are Logical, Therefore I am Awesome

I got 100%. Peter got 83% and he’s blaming the test (tetchy!): Armchair Logic Test Seriously, he’s still arguing.

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Two Days In and I'm Already Done

So far, 2009 sucks. The Times – Don’t expect Obama to get tough with Israel<br/> The President-elect has much more important priorities than a radical change of direction on the Middle East, by Gerard Baker The Telegraph – Russia turns off the gas<br/> Vladimir Putin has sent an ominous message to his neighbours, as the [...]

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Christmas is Coming and Suicide is in the Air!

Ahh, the holidays. Ordinarily I’d be full of anti-multiculturalist diatribes fighting for common sense about Christmas, but this year there’s just been that stupid thing of Amazon’s Twelve Days of Holidays (morons). This year though, they’ve skipped all that, which leaves all sorts of room for the holiday rush of statistics: First from a “Doctor [...]

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