July 31, 2006

Mel Gibson Needs to Hire Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's Press Agent

Mel Gibson is an ass, and an anti-semitic one at that. But can anyone tell me why Mel appears to be receiving more grief for his stated beliefs than, say, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, who doesn't limit himself to drunkenly ranting about the Jews doing this or doing that, but actively seeks to kill them, and not without a certain level of success.

Mel has apologized, and you can take that for whatever its worth. Meanwhile. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has promised to kill more Jews as soon as he has the chance.

What is wrong with this picture?

Posted by Charles Austin at 07:36 PM | Comments (3)

New Flash

Money to grow on trees by presidential candidate fiat!

Sen. John Kerry on Monday will propose requiring all Americans to have health insurance by 2012, 'with the federal government guaranteeing they have the means to afford it.'

Kind of makes you miss the days of the "lock box", doesn't it?

Posted by Charles Austin at 01:29 PM | Comments (0)

The Sternly Worded Letter Is Just Around the Corner

Iran better stop it's nuclear enrichment program, or..., or..., the UN will threaten to consider sanctions!

The U.N. Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution demanding that Iran suspend its nuclear activities by the end of August or face possible sanctions. The resolution, approved by a vote of 14-1, with Qatar opposing, is the first on Iran to set out legally binding demands and a threat to consider sanctions.

Strangely enough, I believe the UN means exactly what is has said and has said exactly what it means in this instance, which is to say, "nothing to see here, carry on."

Posted by Charles Austin at 01:26 PM | Comments (0)

The Grim Schlepper

I often wonder if Matt Drudge juxtaposes headlines like this intentionally:

Hugo Chavez Receives Iran's Highest Honor...

Iran to hang six men publicly...

Posted by Charles Austin at 01:18 PM | Comments (0)

Woman of the People

Perky Katie's "Do you know who I am" moment:

The witness told Page Six that attendants on Wednesday's 6:30 p.m. Delta Shuttle flight out of Washington, D.C., had already closed the door and passengers were buckled in, when the soon-to-be CBS News anchor raced up the aisle with a cellphone to her ear and told an attendant she had to speak to the pilot right away.

I'm kind of wondering what might have happened if some of the other passengers had viewed her actions as a threat and tackled and subdued her. After all, wouldn't giving perky, wealthy, middle-aged, caucasian women a pass as a possible terrorist on an airplane constitute a form of profiling?

Posted by Charles Austin at 01:12 PM | Comments (1)

July 26, 2006

No Unverified Accusation Is Too Wild For Reuters

Israel 'using chemical weapons'

The proof? We don't need no stinkin' proof. Though not even an organization known to get in front of the news cycle will back this one up:

Human Rights Watch, which has accused the Israeli army of using cluster bombs in populated areas of southern Lebanon, said it had not verified claims that Israel had used phosphorus.

Posted by Charles Austin at 11:42 PM | Comments (0)

One Word, Are You Listening?


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Sometimes You Get the Bear, and Sometimes the Bear Gets You

Thinking about terrorists and Hizbollah, I found this item from Switzerland to be amusing:

The "Bear Strategy", published on Tuesday, maintains that bears and humans can co-exist peacefully but enables regional authorities to shoot-to-kill if public safety is threatened.

The strategy document was widely criticised by mountain communities, hunters and farmers when it was put out for consultation earlier this year.

They said the federal authorities needed to make it easier to shoot troublesome animals and the government has now taken on board their concerns.

The new guidelines, which will be issued to cantons shortly, stress that "public safety is paramount".

Bears will now fall into three categories: "unobtrusive", "problematic" and "high-risk". A bear can be killed once it becomes "high-risk": if it is no longer scared of humans despite efforts to scare it off and if it has become aggressive towards them.

Too bad we expect more of bears than we do of some people.

Posted by Charles Austin at 11:34 PM | Comments (0)

Pot, Meet Kettle

Howard Dean Calls for End to Divisiveness

And then proceeded to give several examples of what he was talking about:

Dean Calls Iraqi PM an 'Anti-Semite'

Howard Dean compares Katherine Harris to Stalin during stop in WPB

Posted by Charles Austin at 11:23 PM | Comments (0)

Ask a Stupid Question...

Bad Day at Black Rock for Bush:

60% In CBS/NY Times Poll Say President Not Respected By Foreign Leaders

This doesn't trouble me. The rest of the world wouldn't much care what I think of them right now either.

Posted by Charles Austin at 11:20 PM | Comments (0)

Freedom Is Slavery

'Hezbollah Freed Our Country'

Say, wasn't Lahoud the bad guy in Pale Rider?

Posted by Charles Austin at 11:12 PM | Comments (0)

Global Warming, Is There Anything It Can't Do?

I guess blaming it is easier than trying to find actual causes:

Bottom fish and crabs washing up dead on Oregon beaches are being killed by a recurring "dead zone" of low-oxygen water that appears to be triggered by global warming, scientists say.

I mean, this whole sun thing is like George Washington, it's coming, it's coming:

Sun kills 60,000 a year, WHO says

No word from Horton.

Posted by Charles Austin at 11:06 PM | Comments (0)

In Other Words, He's Afraid They Are Losing

Ahmadinejad Calls for Lebanon Cease-Fire

Posted by Charles Austin at 07:14 PM | Comments (0)

Kofi Break

His transnationalness speaks:

The U.N. chief said Hezbollah must stop its "deliberate targeting of Israeli population centers" and that Israel must end all bombing, ground operations and blockades of Lebanese ports.

Let's review:

Hizbollah must stop its "deliberate targeting of Israeli population centers."

Israel must end all bombing, ground operations and blocking of Lebanese ports.

Which of these requirements seems more restrictive? Who would you think has behaved worse from these strictures?

Posted by Charles Austin at 05:39 PM | Comments (0)

Can We Start With the Troposphere?

Israel Wants to Set Hezbollah-Free Zone

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