“Fitna” is the name of a rather nasty, polemical film by right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders that equates all Islam with violence and, portrays all Muslims as extremists. Or at least that’s what I gather based on the testimonies of those who have seen it. I can’t watch it myself because LiveLeak, the main channel [...]
Pictures of nice animals can do that.
Their spoof magazine cover, from back in September: It’s looking like a better question with each passing day.
At least I get the jokes in this sketch.
He’s considering a French boycott of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. Good for him. Here’s hoping more political leaders follow his example. Lest we lose sight of the real issue, this is what Sarkozy is considering boycotting.
“Any act to disrupt the Olympic torch relay is shameful and unpopular.” – Qin Gang, Chinese spokesman. I wonder how Mr. Qin would describe China’s recent behaviour in Tibet. I think we’re fast approaching the point where a boycott of the Olympics’ opening ceremony is the minimum obligation of every country that claims to respect [...]
Unbelievable: Noting the burden placed on military families, the vice president said the biggest burden is carried by President George W. Bush, who made the decision to commit US troops to war, and reminded the public that U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan volunteered for duty. While it’s undoubtedly true that Bush ought to be [...]
The answer to all my present problems. I don’t feel ready to leave college just yet, but committing to a long degree programme at this point is probably a bad idea, so this would suit me down to the ground. I get to kick all important decision making one year down the road, get to [...]
As one commenter on Mathew Yglesias’ blog sagely opined: Well, for the sake of fairness, Obama has served up some whoppers of his own. Remember when he told Hillary that she was “likable enough?” Yeah, well, turns out she isn’t. Another commenter who knows something about the matter said that she was talking complete nonsense [...]
He’s being writing more blank cheques to Israel on his latest visit: Mr Cheney said the US would never put any pressure on Israel over issues he said would threaten its security. Speaking in a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, he described America’s commitment to Israel’s security as “unshakeable”. Mr Cheney will [...]
The Onion can be a pretty hit-and-miss publication, but this article is hilarious. “I’ll be honest, when that black guy said he would ‘stop at nothing’ to get change, it kind of scared me,” local mechanic Phil Nighbert said. “Just leave me alone.” Though many were taken aback by the black man’s brazen demands, some, [...]
Quote: How does it feel to be a pregnant man? Incredible. Despite the fact that my belly is growing with a new life inside me, I am stable and confident being the man that I am. In a technical sense I see myself as my own surrogate, though my gender identity as male is constant. [...]
The Speaker of the House condemned Chinese brutality in Tibet in unusually strong language today. I’ve never heard of a senior Western government official going this far before: Ms Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, also called on the international community to denounce Chinese rule in Tibet. Good for her. I wish other [...]keep looking »