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THE body of a Spanish flu victim is to be exhumed after 90 years in a lead coffin in the hopes of science being able to determine whether Spanish flu and the more modern bird flu share genetic traits… writes June
WRITES therealstig: “The bodies of two women in their early 20s were found in a flat in Birmingham.”…”they were subjected to a “sustained and violent attack”.
“The Placido apartment block, where the bodies were found, has been cordoned off.
The apartments are part of the recently-built Jupiter development near Broad Street, the city’s entertainment centre.”
So far, so good – bear with me.
DID you know that “Calling Sarah Palin a murderer might seem a stretch.” But if you put your mind to it…
But alarmingly, Sarah Louise Heath Palin was born on February 11, 1964 – a suspicious beginning, as it is also the forty-eighth anniversary of the arrest of the free-thinking “first-wave feminist” Emma Goldman, for lecturing on the benefits of… birth control.
Greg Gutfeld has more…
LILY Allen News Of The Day:
More Lily Allen news tomorrow…
SARAH Palin’s the right-wing nut job. It takes left-wing nutjobs to spot it:
About 100 Obama protesters marched down the street near the venue. They turned out to protest the popular governor, who holds an 80% approval rating in her state, because they say she is too extreme. Who’s extreme?
Many who streamed into the even earlier were dressed in red, white and blue. A long line extended around the Westernaires arena at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Monday morning. Palin drew a capacity crowd of 5,000 for her solo appearance on the campaign trail.
Several groups of protestors were carrying signs greeting those in line. Some wore shirts reading “Obama Mamas.” The Obama supporters were carrying signs reading:
“How about someone smart this time?”
Obama Mamas…. Look out for ‘How To Lose An Election – the Barack Obama story’…
“If a mouse falls into a pot of food – if the food is solid, you should chuck out the mouse and the food touching it, and if it is liquid – you should chuck out the whole thing, because the mouse is impure.
“According to Islamic law, the mouse is a repulsive, corrupting creature. How do you think children view mice today – after Tom and Jerry?
Jerry the Gerry mouse is a dirty Jew. For shame:
IN Indonesia, at least 23 people have been crushed to death when a crowd surged forward to receive a cash hand-out from a wealthy family.
It’s “part of a tradition during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. In addition to the deaths, several people were critically injured.”
The deadly stampede took place in the eastern Indonesian town of Pasuran, located around 800-kilometers east of the capital Jakarta.
Local officials say hundreds of people were waiting for a cash hand-out of around four dollars when the crowd pushed forward, trapping and crushing many of the victims against a fence.
MYSTIC Meg. Russell Grant. Jonanthan Cainer. Your time is up. But you knew that already. A Saudi Arabian cleric confirms it:
“Sorcerers who appear on satellite channels who are proven to be sorcerers have committed a great crime … and the Muslim consensus is that the apostate’s punishment is death by the sword,” Sheikh Saleh al-Fozan told al-Madina daily.
“Those who call in to these shows should not be accorded Muslim rites when they die,” the prominent cleric added.
When? When Saturn is in the house of Venus and the moon in its second balcony..
CELEBRATING Australian culture:
The Wiggles have been named Australia’s highest-grossing performers for the fourth year in a row.
Are they like the Minogues, but taller?
HURRICANE Ike is upon us. Reports are that many are dead. How many? Many. Many!! As the Associated Press confirms:
Four deaths were blamed on the storm: Two in Louisiana, and five in Texas.
How bad is it? How bad do you want it to be…?
All this, taken together, goes far beyond Maureen Dowd’s searing revelation that Sarah Palin wears shoes that are really intended for much younger women.
Jezz. Next we’ll be talking about Sarah Palin’s womb…
THE West wants to make Muslims infertile.
The chief of a village in northern Nigeria has been suspended from office for divorcing his wife because she had her children immunised against polio.
Buluma Ali has been ordered to re-unite with his wife or face “dethronement”.
THE CIA reads your local newspapers every morning because:
“We have found, pushing analysts forward into the area in which they report, the things they think about, accelerates this experiential curve. And why does it accelerate the experiential curve? Because the first newspaper they read in the morning is a local newspaper in the local language; the last thing they look at, at night before they go to bed is the local news in the local language. They know whether things are comfortable or uncomfortable, the population is tight or relaxed because they’re on the metro with them, I mean, all of those things that an attaché can absorb, we’re trying to do that for our analysts as well.”
Local news is where it all begins…
This from the Greenpeace website:
“The defence was that they had ‘lawful excuse’ – because they were acting to protect property around the world “in immediate need of protection” from the impacts of climate change, caused in part by burning coal.”
As Alex Lockwood says:
For example, protecting both the lowlying islands of Tuvalu, as well as the Kent coastline. NASA’s James Hansen testified that Kingsnorth could directly result in the extinction of 400 species due to climate change. The jurors were convinced, and acquitted all six campaigners. Some more background and analysis on lawful excuse.
Old Mr Anorak once obtained a policeman’s helmet in Belgravia, offering the plea before the Beak that he needed it to see if it suited him and would thus allow him satisfy his ambition to become a copper…
WILL Wilkinson, a Research Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., enjoys Sarah Palin’s sex appeal:
First, let me just get it out of the way: I think she is a tremendously sexy woman. How this will effect the race, I have no idea, but it’s just got to. It’s not an issue of glamour so much as a kind of Paglian chthonic sexual power. Set in that context, her unabashed embrace of her fecundity and motherhood as a kind of qualification makes a lot of sense.
…(from Greek χθόνιος khthonios “of the earth”, from khthōn “earth”; pertaining to the Earth; earthy; subterranean) designates, or pertains to, deities or spirits of the underworld, especially in relation to Greek religion.
Do clever words impress Sarah Palin – big foreign-sounding words?
ROD Dreher likes Sarah Palin and hears her speaking on the record, and like a record:
I don’t expect a state governor to be able to converse about foreign affairs with the depth of a SAIS adjunct professor, or even a grad student. What I was looking for was not factual precision, but a sense of how she thinks, and where her instincts pointed. What I got was either a) distressing on its face if she really does have that unsubtle a view of the world, given what we’ve all lived through in the past seven years, or b) she doesn’t know much, and is regurgitating the Republican platitudes in which she’s been abruptly catechized.
THE head of Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Judiciary Council says its OK to kill broadcasters of filth, depravation and debauchery. Richard Desmond, the BBC, the makers of Deal Or No Deal, and pretty much all British broadcasters are doomed:
A senior Saudi cleric has issued a religious decree saying the owners of television networks broadcasting “depravation and debauchery” may be killed, Al-Arabiya television reported on Friday.
“The owners of these channels propagate depravation and debauchery,” said Saleh al-Luhaidan, chief justice of the supreme judicial council, the highest judicial authority in the ultra-conservative Saudi kingdom…
“It is lawful to kill … the apostles of depravation… if their evil cannot be easily removed through simple sanctions,” Luhaidan said, according to excerpt of the remarks broadcast on the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya.
Turn the radio off, or kill the speaker. Tricky one…
WELL, at last his voice won’t break during the service:
A little nervous and plenty excited, Bernie Marks practiced Torah chanting Tuesday for his upcoming bar mitzvah ceremony, the symbolic Jewish passage into manhood.
Marks stood at the bimah, or stage, at Sacramento’s Congregation B’Nai Israel, chanting the Torah in a deep, beautifully haunting voice quite different than the 13-year-olds also preparing for their passage.
Marks is 78 – a Holocaust survivor. When he was 13 – before the family was taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp – they lived in a Jewish ghetto in Poland under the rule of Nazi soldiers, who forbid Jewish religious practices.
Bet he can’t wait to open his gifts, and that nice new burgundy briefcase and the identity bracelet…
Oh, the pain…
HOLD fire! Sarah Palin cannot be killed by convention(al) weapons:
You must aim your fire at the top of the ticket, John McCain, and not at this beautiful girl, Sarah Palin, about whom you can do nothing.
You can never kill her now. Forget it. She can hurt herself, but in terms of Democratic attacks she is bulletproof. You made her that—she wasn’t that way when she walked in.
Or attack Trig…
IRAQ. We won!
Dutch Deputy Justice Minister Nebahat Albayrak will ask the cabinet tomorrow to revoke a decision to automatically grant a resident permit to refugees from central and southern Iraq. The deputy minister says the security situation in Iraq has improved. Many Iraqi asylum seekers may be forced to return.
Forced to return to a safe country?
WANT to watch the world melting before your very eyes? Live! Then tuen into the Ilulissat ice cap webcam:
“A new webcam set up in Ilulissat will allow the world to watch as global warming eats away at Greenland’s ice cap.
The webcam is set up near the Ice Fjord, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Ilulissat Glacier, which empties into the fjord, is the world’s most active glacier. The glacier moves along at a pace of 22 metres per day and dumps a constant flow of ice into the fjord”.
It’s the EastEnders of global warming…
Palin just suggested, that the US would go to war with Russia over Georgia or the Ukraine:
Palin advocated the accession of Georgia and Ukraine into NATO, meaning that if attacked again in the future, the United States would be bound to go to war.
“I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally, is if another country is attacked, you’re going to be expected to be called upon and help,” she said.
The Left are scared of Sarah Palin…
DAILY STAR: “TERROR IN THE TUNNEL” – “TERROR FIRE IN TUNNEL – Truckers flee toxic blast hell”
“The lorry was packed with a cargo of liquid phenol, also known as carbolic acid, which was once used by the Nazis to execute prisoners.”