Entries Tagged as 'War and Peace'

A Decade of 9/11: My Firstborn Shall Be Called Libby*

Libby Purves is very good today in The Times. I’d quote from it but I’d be told off by their legal counsel again. I wish it were possible to buy all of you a £1 guest pass. It’s nice to be reminded of some of Rudy’s best press-conference moments. I wish there were more of […]

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A Decade of 9/11: Conspiracies

Slate is running a really interesting series on conspiracies. I’m pulling out a quote from the introduction, but there are links to all the sections at the top of the articles should you wish to peruse further. Slate – Where Were You When You First Heard? The other question I asked myself for the 10th […]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXIV

Hahaha: The Onion – Pakistani Intelligence Announces Its Full Cooperation With U.S. Forces During Upcoming Top Secret June 12 Drone Strike On Al-Qaeda At 5:23 A.M. Near Small Town Of Razmani In North Waziristan I love the image. And the caption. Hehehe.

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The Ethical Upshot of Shooting bin Laden In the Face

…At Wheat & Weeds. Hmm.

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLX

Last night’s Daily Show opener was sublime. Perfect in every way. I’d embed it but they split the opener into three parts to easier to just sit through the double ad and watch up to the first ad break. Beautiful.

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Youze Gotta Wonder What They’re Looking At

Photo of the day? Yeesh. Also: ‘“You know I’d love to help you man, but I can’t say a word about Team 6. There is no Team 6.”’ And I think this about sums up the zeitgeist (via The Corner): Update: Oh hey Politico – Osama bin Laden raid yields trove of computer data

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Bin Laden is Dead

And all I feel is exquisitely sad.

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Donald Duck, Sieg Heiling

Donald Duck – Der Fuehrers Face For a tense moment there I thought this was going to end Donald Duck was going to get frogmarched out the back and shot by a line of SS. Which would have been weird, let me tell you. Curtsy: A history lesson for that nitwit Lindsay Graham in the […]

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How Do You Say “Huh” In Nafusi

Cuz: The Times – Gaddafi’s foreign minister has flown into Britain to sensationally defect from regime tonight Huh.

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Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week To Run Out of Gas

Have you seen the price of diesel lately? I think I can make it till Wednesday. So: The French air force seemed to have kicked some serious ass today in Libya. It’s nice to see them demonstrating their abilities for the world. Hate seeing them lumped in with the rest of the European elf-n-safety forces. […]

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Disgusting

First I’ve heard of this: The Corner – Mark Steyn: Dead Jews Is No News

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Intervention Fatigue: And Why Wouldn’t We?

I think the lesson here might be, “Lay off the US for a moment because it might be your third-rate little backwater hellhole that suddenly gets strafed by attack helicopters.” Telegraph Blogs – Barack Obama’s message to Libyans: sorry, the US has intervention fatigue

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American Exceptionalism, and Money

Well, this is depressing: WSJ – The Decline of U.S. Naval Power Sixty ships were commonly underway in America’s seaward approaches in 1998, but today there are only 20. We are abdicating our role on the oceans. Last week, pirates attacked and executed four Americans in the Indian Ocean. We and the Europeans have endured […]

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A Government With No Use For People

Somebody once worked for a man she said was the worst kind of misogynist: A gay misogynist. He didn’t even need women for sex. I’m reminded of that right now. I think most politicians hate people (when counting on a global scale, that is), but at least they need to make an occasional effort to […]

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Tonight We Watched Hurt Locker

And for much of it, all I could think of was this: Horrible, I know. But I’m very tired today and obviously it’s affecting my brain. The rest of the movie was good, but I thought the end was a little lame.

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