Friday, July 27, 2007

Best Before Date

Harry Clarke?

I don't see no economist, alls I see is a damned fool!!1!

We are now well and truly in the era of the Silly Old Bugger, way past their expiry, stumbling about the place muttering, "What'd he say?"

Monday, July 23, 2007

Ooh, suits YOU sir!

Check out this weird arsed t-shirt store.

This one...

reminds me of that Hitler World Tour t-shirt from back in the day.

I kind of like the Reagan ones, they have that cheesy 80's feel to them. If I swipe the image I can put one together for half the price at Cafepress. Ah, I love the free market when it decides in my favour.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Oh, snap!

Friedman Unit.

I'm startin' to likes me some Wikipedias.

Scotched gotcha by the drunken writer

Some folks use their imaginations from which to source evidence to smear others. Glenn Milne aka 'The Wrestling Journalist' or as I prefer, that drunken shill for the Gov't, demonstrates why it is a good idea to have a little bit of skepticism toward authority (never had to deal with the cops before Glenn?):

So, Haneef is a known associate of two men who allegedly tried to blow up central London and drove a car loaded with petrol bombs into Glasgow airport. Not only that, he's connected to them via the mechanism used to try to detonate the bombs. On what reading of these facts can you argue against laws designed to at least pick Haneef up and subject him to a sustained period of questioning?

Today's SMH:

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) have confirmed their allegations about the key piece of evidence against the doctor - his mobile phone SIM card - are incorrect.

Claims that the SIM was found at the scene of this month's Glasgow Airport attack have not been confirmed, AFP sources have told Fairfax newspapers.

Don't expect any comment, apology or retraction from Milne on this. Maybe he'll prove my imagination wrong.

Oh, and 'liberty lobby', the f*ck is he on about?

Larvatus Purple has a neat post and fun-loving thread on the complete balls up that is the Haneef case.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Tears for unanswered prayers

Juan Cole on Plame suing the Cheney gang:

It is a ruling about the jurisdiction of the court and so something technical in the law about which I don't feel qualified to comment. Just as a citizen, I cannot understand how committing what was essentially an act of treason (or trying very hard to) can be seen as part of the ordinary political duties of incumbents.

If I had a career which involved doing good stuff for my Country and in this case the World, I'd be pretty cheesed if some megalomaniac ruined it.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Going down in a blaze of gory

World o'Fumento.

More surprises

Juan Cole:

The "surge" or escalation of US troop presence was intended to provide enough social peace in Baghdad at least for the al-Maliki government to make progress on the benchmarks. But the "surge" hasn't made a dent in car bombings. Its main achievement was to cut the number of death squad killings resulting in bodies in the streets of Baghdad from 70-80 to 20-30 most days.


Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Don't act surprised

U.S. Says Iran Helped Iraqis Kill Five G.I.’s.

3rd American Soldier Charged in Murder of an Iraqi Civilian.

The facts from these two stories should not come as any sort of surprise to anybody with half a brain. In fact, many (probably all) opponents of the Iraq invasion suggested that it is these types of outcomes i.e. death, murder, neighbouring states involvement which make the Iraq invasion 'not such a crash hot idea'.

Of course, the cheerleaders for the invasion understood also, they just chose to dismiss them and most certainly didn't mention the likelihood that these events would result.

So, the ignorant f*cks that chose to believe the warmonger's bullshit, the war's cheerleaders, the Bush gang, this destruction of life is all your's.

You knew it was coming. Enjoy.