From the Beeb: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has described himself as the most persecuted person “in the entire history of the world”. Mr Berlusconi also said he was “the best prime minister we can find today”. In an impassioned statement, he then mistakenly told reporters he had spent millions of euros on “judges”, before [...]
Here’s a smattering of BBC News readers’ opinions about an Indian court’s decision to decriminalise gay sex. For every sensible “good for India” comment there seems to be a comment along the lines of “homosexuality is an abomination forbidden by God”. Defenders of religion are fond of claiming that religious values promote things like treating [...]
Damien posted this, and I think you’ll agree that it bears reposting. It reminded me of this guy’s election poster:
This debate is a little tiresome and legalistic, but in essence the Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern has proposed making blasphemous libel a criminal offence, punishable by a fine of up to €100,000. This article provides a bit more context, with Ahern explaining that he has to introduce a law like this since it is [...]
I tend to prattle on about the virtues of democracy quite a lot, but articles like these make me think that life in a green-minded police state would have considerable upsides. Maybe another humdinger of a world war might help matters too, if it wiped out enough of the global population. Or some kind of [...]
This is one of their better ones in recent times.
This story is messed up. An eight-year-old boy has sparked an unlikely outcry in Sweden after failing to invite two of his classmates to his birthday party. The boy’s school says he has violated the children’s rights and has complained to the Swedish Parliament. The school, in Lund, southern Sweden, argues that if invitations are [...]
This guy is awesome, and the work he does sounds awesome too. Instead of wasting money on fueling over-population in poor countries, the Irish government should give way more money to conservation projects like this guy’s. Last time I checked we had more than enough people on this planet… His book on Amazon.
Here’s an interesting post about green politics and over-population. I think the writer overreaches in describing a concern with overpopulation as “fascist”. As long as you don’t make racist recommendations as to who should be allowed have kids, then a basic proposal that fewer people would be conducive to a healthier planet does not sound [...]
Another excellent article from the website. If there is a formal dinner, scout out the seating arrangements first. If you have been put next to someone boring, quietly switch your name card to somewhere more interesting. If you get caught, claim to be looking for the loo, or the exit. Finally, try a bit of [...]
Eat it, Genocide Olympics!
“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 [...]
Ross Douthat writes for The Atlantic, and I highly recommend his blog to everybody, particularly those of a leftward persuasion. He a very talented writer who blogs thoughtful and well-considered posts from a conservative perspective.keep looking »