Archive for the ‘USA Politics’ Category

Paranoid Nonsense

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

From The Sydney Morning Herald: "I personally think it's over-the-top paranoia to make you feel scared," said Anthony Miller, manager of the Museum of Sydney Cafe in Bridge Street, which was surrounded yesterday by wire fences, hordes of police and undercover officers. "On Monday an APEC security officer asked us to limit ...

World Clock

Monday, August 20th, 2007

A friend sent me a link to the World Clock, which live counts the AIDS infections, suicides, forest loss and various other depressing stats world wide. Check it out and it will destroy your cheerful mood.

Real Nutjob Xmas card

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

From Pandagon, here's a genuine nutjob Xmas card. Brave, gun toting Santa frightens the bomb wielding 'terrist' away from the Xmas tree! Not sure if I should laugh or cry at this card.

Idiot America

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

A truly wonderful piece from Esquire via Temple of Polemic: Greetings from Idiot America by Charles Pierce Nov 01 '05 There is some undeniable art—you might even say design—in the way southern Ohio rolls itself into northern Kentucky. The hills build gently under you as you leave the interstate. The roads narrow beneath ...

Throw George W. Bush around

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Chris told me about this: Throw George W. Bush around Where's the John Howard version? ;-)

George’s Very Bad Idea

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

The Climate Mash

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Here's a cute animation about climate change. Climate Mash

Brazilian soldiers

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

From Moby: Donald Rumsfeld is giving the president his daily briefing. He concludes by saying: "Yesterday, 3 Brazilian soldiers were killed." "OH NO!" the President exclaims. "That's terrible!" His staff sits stunned at this display of emotion, nervously watching as the President sits, head in hands. Finally, the President looks up and asks, ...


Monday, September 26th, 2005

While out playing golf one day, three Texas surgeons were discussing some of the surgeries they'd performed. One of them said, "I must be the best surgeon in Texas. A concert pianist lost 7 fingers in an accident, I reattached them, and 8 months later he performed a private concert ...

Bush: ‘Our Long National Nightmare of Peace and Prosperity is Finally Over’

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

From The Onion: Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare of Peace and Prosperity is Finally Over' 18/1/2001 WASHINGTON, DC—Mere days from assuming the presidency and closing the door on eight years of Bill Clinton, president-elect George W. Bush assured the nation in a televised address Tuesday that "our long national nightmare of peace and ...

Rove leak is just part of larger scandal

Friday, July 15th, 2005

From The Christian Science Monitor: Rove leak is just part of larger scandal By Daniel Schorr WASHINGTON – Let me remind you that the underlying issue in the Karl Rove controversy is not a leak, but a war and how America was misled into that war. Friday, 07/15/05 ...

Learn to say ‘ain’t’ …

Friday, May 6th, 2005

From Kung Fu Monkey: Learn to say 'ain't' ... John Rogers Well, here we go, with me stepping way outside my pay grade on political thought. All of the essays on this subject will be rough. Many of them will contradict each other. Quite a bit of it will seem manipulative and ...

Too young

Monday, May 2nd, 2005

From The Sydney Morning Herald: Girl, 13, denied an abortion By Jacqui Goddard in Miami May 2, 2005 A pregnant 13-year-old has been blocked from having an abortion after state authorities in Florida won an emergency injunction, arguing that she was too immature to make such a decision. The girl, identified only as LG, had ...

Unitarian Jihad

Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

From Jon Carroll: Greetings to the Imprisoned Citizens of the United States. We are Unitarian Jihad. There is only God, unless there is more than one God. The vote of our God subcommittee is 10-8 in favor of one God, with two abstentions. Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation noted the possibility ...

What you thought was a company that made cars…

Monday, April 18th, 2005

Something strikes me about this article - what ever happened to the manufacturing industry? Apparently there's more money in screwing customers over with loans than there is in actually making something. From The Courier-Mail: GM, which owns Holden, has outstanding debts of $300 billion. A credit downgrade is ominous for GM ...

Don’t think of an elephant

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

From The Sydney Morning Herald: Don't think of an elephant Commentary by Margo Kingston February 22, 2005 12:25 AM G'day. Here's something to really get your teeth into, a review by Hamish Alcorn, my brother and convenor of my soon-to-be-launched website yourdemocracy, of the American bestseller Don't think of an elephant. After the review, ...

Famous last words

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

"If you're suggesting, how would we feel about an Iranian-type government with a few clerics running everything in the country, the answer is: That isn't going to happen." --Donald H. Rumsfeld, 2003 Well, they're on the way, considering they just elected an Iranian.

Another reason to hate Howard

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

Battle to junk food ads hots upy 19, 2005 A report recommending action on junk food advertising has been shelved for more than a year, reports Nick Galvin. Junk food moved "a little closer to becoming as socially unacceptable as cigarettes", a Los Angeles Times editorial said after the food giant Kraft ...

At last

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

From The Sydney Morning Herald: Habib set free from Guantanamo Bay By Cosima Marriner, Nadia Jamal and Cynthia Banham January 12, 2005 Mamdouh Habib will be released from Guantanamo Bay and flown home to Sydney following an admission by his US jailers that they do not have enough evidence to charge him with terrorism ...

Another reason to hate Bush

Friday, December 17th, 2004

From Information Week: GPS Could Be Disrupted In National Crisis Dec. 16, 2004 The government wants to deny attackers the advantage of using the GPS satellite network. By Jim Nash The Bush Administration says it will temporarily disrupt the nation's global-positioning satellites if it feels terrorists are using ...