Thursday, May 31, 2007

Nobody links for free.. oh, wait

New link on the sidebar.

Free Democracy.

If you're looking for Maureen Dowd or need to calibrate your Friedman-o-meter without signing up to NYT.. that's the place.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Bring 'em on - The Remix

Militants Widen Reach as Terror Seeps Out of Iraq:

The Iraq war, which for years has drawn militants from around the world, is beginning to export fighters and the tactics they have honed in the insurgency to neighboring countries and beyond, according to American, European and Middle Eastern government officials and interviews with militant leaders in Lebanon, Jordan and London.

Gee, this is a surprise. Fighting them where?

Don't forget the damage caused by traumatised military personnel who can't cope with life at home.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Good money after bad blood money

Congress Passes War Funds Bill, Ending Impasse:

Democrats in the House and Senate promised to renew the push for a timetable for Iraq withdrawal in other bills on Pentagon spending and policy. And the House, as part of its consideration of the money, set a framework for another round of votes in the fall on troop withdrawal and overturning the original authority for the war.

“This debate will go on,” promised Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, who voted against the war money and described the new benchmarks as token restrictions.

Nearing 3,500 US soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed, still they dither, fumble and generally display a level of incompetence that has never been seen before. As in 'Never!'

Nothing new, really, except now the Dems will have a hand in it.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Leader from another mother

Amnesty International reckon Howard is just like Mugabe:

Prime Minister John Howard finds himself alongside Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe in an Amnesty International report which says they are among short-sighted fear-mongers dividing the world.

Well, you may find a difference in the fact that Mugabe is a killer of his people and Howard only looks killer in his Green and Gold tracky daks.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Chart busters

Tip-dog to Juan Cole.

Testosterone damage

Roy Edroso links to some dude who's scared for the future of humanity (or some sh*t) if Males continue to be outperformed by Females in the education competition.

Yet more proof that dudes are nuts (as well as thick).

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

What, me take the blame!?!

Sadly, No! explains who is going to get stuck with the blame for a change of direction to the Iraq war policy.

In comments:

Duros62 said,

February 14, 2007 at 19:15

“how do you win a war against the enemy in front of you while ignoring the knife-wielding enemy behind you?�?"

R1-R1-∆-O-O- L2-∆


Thursday, May 10, 2007

These colours don't shower

US Marine 'urinated on dead Iraqi':

Sergeant Sanick Dela Cruz, who has immunity from prosecution after murder charges against him were dismissed, also said he watched his squad leader shoot down five Iraqi civilians who were trying to surrender.

In dramatic testimony in a pretrial hearing for one of the seven Marines charged in the November 2005 killings and reported cover-up at Haditha, Dela Cruz described his bitterness after a roadside bomb ripped Lance Corporal Miguel Terrazas, known as TJ, into two bloody pieces.

There's a whole lotta hatin' going on, then. It's continued since, and it's very likely they'll all have a lot more to endure for another 5 years.



Monday, May 07, 2007

Revenge of the Fat Cat Bosses.

What is the purpose of Workchoices, you ask?

Ross Gittins spells it out:

Now, AWAs may well offer employers more flexibility and less red tape. But that's incidental to the broader truth: the one, overwhelming reason you want employees to bargain with their employer individually rather than collectively is to reduce the employees' bargaining power.

Hey, that's my pie!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Slick Wik


Still, News Ltd journos really seem to hate Wikipedia. I suppose what galls them is that when idiots write stupid things in Wikipedia, they're corrected by sensible editors very quickly; when News Ltd journos write idiotic drivel it gets printed into newspaper form and laughed at for days.


Bush says no to no war

Bush vetoes Iraq withdrawal:

It was a day of high political drama, falling on the fourth anniversary of Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech on an aircraft carrier and his declaration that major combat operations in Iraq had ended.

One day, he'll get something right, probably sometime after 2008.