Oriana Fallaci, R.I.P.

I have nothing but the deepest admiration of those who stand up and look evil right in the eye. Oriana Fallaci was one of those people.

“We hate the USA” Club

Little Green Footballs has a roundup of The Non-Aligned Movement of developing nations’ hoedown in Cuba. Most of these guys are despicable in their own way. (I say most as India isn’t a bad guy, they just signed a nuclear deal with the US.) Plus, we all know evil always portrays itself as good. Surely,… Continue reading “We hate the USA” Club

The one after that, and the one after that.

The title of this is a quote from this story that appeared on the news in 2001, when National were looking, well, pathetic. “Not just the next election, but the election after that, and the one after that, and the one after that,” says delegate Louisa Wall. What really bothered me when this was reported… Continue reading The one after that, and the one after that.

Mugabe

Robert Mugabe was once one of Africa’s best leaders. Zimbabwe wasn’t totally up to western standards, but by African standards was pretty good. He was elected many times fairly. Then he started manipulating to stay in power. One thing built on another… Right now Zimbabwe is a complete mess. Hyper-inflation (bread is was last I… Continue reading Mugabe

Distractions

Whale Oil has a great post about distractions, including the affair. As much as I share my wife’s distain for the affair, he’s 65! Can you imagine Helen having an affair? Actually, I don’t know what disturbs me more, the image that produces or something about her (lack of) humanity that makes me believe that… Continue reading Distractions

The Opening Post

ScrubOne today opened his new blog announcing “this time I’m not going to pretend that it’ll work”. Sources say many of the articles will be written as though they are from the newspaper or press releases. Speculation is that “ScrubOne” finds this easier than formulating thoughts in a more meaningful fashion. Critics immediately started surrounding… Continue reading The Opening Post