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Obama’s Great Schlep Forward

JEWS for Obama. Obams for Jews. Jews and Obama for Obama Jews. And so on…

Got Bubbies living in Florida? (That’s a Yiddish term for grandmothers.) Or any other crucial swing state for that matter?

If so, you are qualified

Posted: 10th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


No Sex And Live Longer

CLARA Meadmore is 105. She looks not a day over 104. The secret of her youth and longevity: no sex.

Says he:

“I’ve always had lots of platonic friendships with men but never felt the need to go further than

Posted: 10th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police Log: Facing The Rap With Classic Jon Gaunt

ANDREW Vactor is facing a $150 fine for playing rap music too loudly on his car stereo.

Champaign County Municipal Court Judge Susan Fornof-Lippencott offers to reduce the fine to $35 if Vactor spends 20 hours listening to classical music.…

Posted: 10th, October 2008 | In: News, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


British Town Halls Lose Millions In Iceland Bank collapse

THE economic crisis is hitting people everywhere.British local governments decided to place their money and faith in Icelandic banks.Rates of interest proving too tempting for over 100 town halls who thought it looked a sure winner.They were wrong.

Their millions(reports …

Posted: 10th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Lose Half A Trillion In A Fortnight

TWO weeks ago, budget analysts said the Bailout measures might push the US deficit to as much as $1.5 trillion.

Today David Greenlaw, Morgan Stanley’s chief economist,estimated that the 2009 budget deficit could be close to $2 trillion, or 12.5 …

Posted: 10th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


105% Of People In Indianapolis Registrater To Vote

THIS is impressive. Ogden on Politics:

According to STATSIndiana, In 2007, Indianapolis/Marion County had an estimated population of 876,804. Of that number 232,607 were below 18 years of age, for a total of 644,197 people in Marion County/Indianapolis

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Banksy Dips His Pet Shop Nuggets

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BANKSY’S Mock Pet Supply Shop:

Street artist/prankster Banksy has unveiled his latest installation — a mock pet supply store on seventh avenue near Bleecker Street in New York’s West Village.

In its windows, chicken nuggets dip themselves into sauce and

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (11) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Angelina Jolie’s Creative Smut

Forbes says luxuries are out in teh credit crunch. No magazines. You can read the mags on Anorak for free. Here’s whats in this week’s showbiz mags:

Angelina prepares for her dream wedding! Shiloh to be the flower girl!

Angelina

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


No Space Left On The National Debt CLock

THE NATIONAL Debt Clock Adds a Digit:

Says J-Walk:

The National Debt Clock switched its digital dollar sign to a 1 on Monday to accommodate the nation’s ballooning deficit, now past the $10 trillion mark, thanks to Congress’ $700

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blog Weekly: China’s New Media

A NEW Media revolution in China. Well, no. But there’s a state-controlled mag:

Mention “participatory media,” and what comes to mind are blog conventions, crowd-sourced op-ed columns, Twitter feeds from disaster zones, and citizen journalists typing out eyewitness accounts of

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Terrorism Saves British From Iceland Banks

IN “Town Hall Millions May Be Lost In Iceland”, theTimes ntoes:

The Government used anti-terrorism powers to freeze an estimated £4 billion of British financial assets in Landsbanki, Icesave’s parent bank. A spokesman for the Treasury said that the 2001

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (27) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New York Times Catches Up With Anorak

It’s not like we’re bragging…

But it taken until today for the New York Times to notice that:

‘The derivatives market is … theoretically intended to limit risk and ward off financial problems, the contracts instead have stoked uncertainty and

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sarah Palin The Unready Fatal Cancer

ROD Dreher responds to David Brooks’s take on Sarah Palin the Unready.

Oh, oh, oh, when McCain loses this thing, the recriminations orgy on the Right is going to resemble an all-you-can-eat chum buffet in a shark tank. In

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Al Gore Institute Of Global Warming

NO laughing at the back:

From the 18th – 20th November 2006 Lis Bastian completed the Climate Change Project training session with Al Gore, organised by The Australian Conservation Foundation. As a result she is now available to give the

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Global Warming Headline Of The Year: Climate Must Be Stopped

THE greatest global warming headline of the year:

“Climate threat to climateABC Online (Aus)

Can the climate be stopped?

Spotter

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sarah Palin The Red Indian Amazon Warrior

SARAH Palin. Camille Paglia sees the womn:

Yes, both Todd and Sarah Palin, whom most people in the U.S. and abroad had never even heard of until six weeks ago, have emerged as powerful new symbols of a revived contemporary

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Obama’s Plane Stinks

HACKS on the Great Shark Hunt give the inside track on Obama and McCain’s camps:

The McCain campaign plane is better than Obama’s, which is cramped, uncomfortable and smells terrible most of the time. Somehow the McCain folks manage to

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Whirlpool Economics Won’t Wash

Hundreds of millions of pounds invested by British local authorities in Iceland’s failed banks look likely to disappear down the Atlantic sinkhole.

In London Gordon Brown put £500bn of public money at risk in a gamble to restore the UK …

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Correction

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News, Photojournalism | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Practical Jihad: Hamas University’s Online Course

EDUCATION news. Put down your knives, your anorak’s with knives and your T-shirt knives. Pay attention. There will be a practical demonstration later:

The Islamist Hamas terrorist organization has initiated an online course in explosives, military weapons and tactics

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This Is Why Barack Obama Is Winning

WHY is Barack Obama winning? Money:

Barack Obama is outspending John McCain at nearly a three-to-one clip on television time in the final weeks of the presidential election, according to ad buy information obtained by The Fix, a financial edge

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kent County Council And Haringey Borough Hit By Iceland

ENGLAND Expects tells us: “Word has reached my ears that 2 local authorities are in real trouble as they had banked there payroll with one of the Icelandic banks.

“From what I am told Kent County Council and Haringey …

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bloggers And Media Law

THE dangers, laws and pratfalls of blogging. Robert Cox is the founder and president of the Media Bloggers Association. This in the NY Daily News:

When Peter Robbins, a retired homicide detective from Barnstable, Mass., was

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Goodbye, Cruel World – The IMF’s Suicide Note

“THE world economy is entering a major downturn in the face of the most dangerous financial shock in mature financial markets since the 1930s,” notes the IMF.

Yes, we’d noticed; can you tell us something new?

The situation is exceptionally

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


China To Blame For Banking Crisis

IT’S what Anorak’s been saying. China is the big elephant in the dealing room. Sebastian Mallaby:

The real roots of the crisis lie in a flawed response to China. Starting in the 1990s, the flood of cheap products from

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0