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To find anything comparable to crowds’ euphoric reactions to Obama, you would have to go back to old newsreels of German crowds in the 1930s, with their adulation of their fuehrer, Adolf Hitler.
THE Football Association bans football league tables and trophies for 9, 10 and 11-year old. But children want to win. Why, like the professionals, they’ll cheat to win:
For the first time in over 100 years, a Dutch primary school football team has been caught cheating. In the final of the girls’ tournament, The Willibrordus Catholic primary school in the town of Bovenkarspel fielded players who were already in secondary school. The Royal Dutch Football Union (KNVB) discovered the deception after an extensive investigation. Willibrordus was ordered to return the trophy after the summer holidays.
Bet they scratched their names in it first…
The first-ever scientific study into the health effects of global warming on the Dutch population says it will lead to hundreds of additional deaths. Thousands of additional people are expected to develop skin cancer or contract Lyme’s disease after tick bites.
Or trip over polar bears…
“I’d argue that the pornification of our culture over the last 10 years, and the sort of stuff some people are putting up on their SocNet pages makes it largely unnecessary to hunt down peek-a-boo pornsites”
As he says, maybe people are just making their own porn – or are tired of it…
NICK Clegg is calling.
So Nick Clegg plans to annoy the hell out of 250,000 people after his speech by cold calling homes in the Lib Dems 50 target seats.
Obviously this isn’t the same Nick Clegg who launched the ‘Faceless Britain’ campaign in February against the Government’s alleged reliance on call centres and the lack of “face-to-face contact.”
He said at the launch: “With every year that goes by, more and more services that used to offer face to face contact are being replaced by systems that are centralised, remote and inhuman. We are seeing the progression of an unaccountable state, creating increasingly remote systems that are divorced from the people they are supposed to serve.”
I am having Sarah Palin nightmares. I dreamt last night that she was a member of a club where they rode snowmobiles and wore the claws of drowned and starved polar bears around their necks. I have a particular thing for Polar Bears. Maybe it’s their snowy whiteness or their bigness or the fact that they live in the arctic or that I have never seen one in person or touched one. Maybe it is the fact that they live so comfortably on ice. Whatever it is, I need the polar bears.
PROUD father Ryan O’Neal and his son Redmond have been booked on suspicion of narcotics possession.
Authorities said they were doing a probation search at the family’s Malibu home when they found Redmond O’Neal in possession of methamphetamine and a vial of the drug was allegedly found in Ryan’s bedroom.
The father/son are being held on $10,000 bail.
That’s a tight family unit, allegedly…
POLAR Bear Watch: Anorak’s look at polar bears in the news…
The tall mannequin beneath the polar bear head wore a tattered flannel shirt and dirty pants. Some onlookers said it was there for several hours, peering into the trash can at 14th and Irving streets Northwest until someone called police at 10 a.m.
Polar bears are upon us. Did he speak German? Says the Washington Post:
“It’s a suspicious package,” police spokespeople declared.
So in came the bomb squad and all the precautions of a post-Sept. 11 world.
HEAR that? That’s Mother Russia detonating the Father of all Bombs.
On 11 September 2007 the Russian military announced that it had tested what it called the “Father of All Bombs“.
Russia says their Father of All Bombs is four times more powerful than the American “Mother Of All Bombs.”
If the Mother of all Bombs and the Father of all Bombs are donated at the same time at the same place, Dr Robert Winston estimates that the resultant Children of all Bombs will be the Orphans of all Bombs…
MARTIN Bright, New Statesman political editor,
BUT the best piece of the weekend was by Nick Cohen in the Observer, who identified a canker eating at the heart of Gordon Brown’s 10 Downing Street. In a piece with the glorious headline Call Off Your Mafioso Aides, Mr Brown, Cohen condemns the briefing operation carried out against Brown’s critics such as Ivan Lewis. He concludes:
Many are now grasping that no law says Gordon Brown is the only Labour politician allowed to use the sneak attack; that nothing in the Labour party’s constitution prevents his targets responding in kind.As rebels challenge his leadership this weekend, Brown should make his case for continuing in power honourably and fight his critics in the open. If he does not, he will find that the tactics of his made men will destroy his premiership.
As someone who has experienced at first hand the inept mafioso tactics of Brown’s political gangsters, I could not agree more.
Harry has more.
Over a Ramadan fast breaking dinner, members gathered in London for a conference held under the banner, “The September Attacks: Have You Learned the Lesson?“.
Mad mullah John Lennon fan Omar Bakri was there, albeit live-ish from Beirut via a satellite video link up. Good to see Bakri back. Since his departure, the country has been bereft of a gurning, wire-bearded nutter, a face of Islamic fascism we can all relate to.
Can any among the assembled great and good rise to the challenge and be the new face?
NO John McCain. No Barack Obama. Then who?
Several readers have been asking about the dilemma in Texas (background here and here). The campaign has filed a lawsuit today seeking to remove Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama from the ballot.
You can view the press release here. Bob will participate in a press conference at the Texas Supreme Court on Thursday at 11am.
Here is an excerpt from the press release:
Texas election code §192.031 requires that the “written certification” of the “party’s nominees” be delivered “before 5 p.m. of the 70th day before election day.” Because neither candidate had been nominated by the official filing deadline, the Barr campaign argues it was impossible for the candidates to file under state law.
“Supreme Court justices should recognize that their responsibility is to apply the law as passed by the Legislature, and the law is clear that the candidates cannot be certified on the ballot if their filings are late,” says Drew Shirley, a local attorney for the Barr campaign, who is also a Libertarian candidate for the Texas Supreme Court.
A 2006 Texas Supreme Court decision ruled that state laws “does not allow political parties or candidates to ignore statutory deadlines.”
Orrin Grover, attorney for Bob Barr and Wayne Root, said that he believes that the Texas Secretary of State is bound by Texas law to remove the Republican and Democratic nominees from the November ballot. “Either we have rules and deadlines, or we do not,” Grover said.
The Chairman of the Texas Libertarian Party, Pat Dixon stated, “Libertarian principles require personal responsibility for your acts and failures. Obama and McCain failed to meet the deadlines. They must follow the law like everyone else.”
The petition also alleges that the Democratic Party’s late presidential filing falsely claimed under oath that Senator Obama had been nominated hours before the nomination actually occurred.
“The facts of the case are not in dispute,” says Russell Verney, manager of the Barr campaign. “Republicans and Democrats missed the deadline, but were still allowed on the ballot. Third parties are not allowed on the ballot for missing deadlines, as was the case for our campaign in West Virginia, yet the Texas secretary of state’s office believes Republicans and Democrats to be above the law.”
Please come by the press conference on Thursday if you are in the Austin area.
YEAH. Did you know that Lehman Brothers promoted global warming? Mother Nature sure got them…
An interesting debate has been going on out of the media limelight. Sarah Palin’s decision earlier this year to have an amniocentesis to determine if her unborn child had Down Syndrome is not uncontroversial among pro-lifers. I’d be curious to find out from women readers, especially pro-life women readers, what their views of amniocentesis are, and how common it is for totally principled pro-life pregnant women to consent to having them. The reason for the debate is two-fold: a) if you are not considering an abortion, there isn’t much point in having an amniocentesis; and b) much more important for a pro-lifer, an amniocentesis poses a small but real risk to the life of an unborn child.
She looks pro-Life by choice. She gets to be prepared. And she get to know the sex and pick out a name…
SARAH Palin’s brood writes for Anorak. Introducing Rake Trinket Palin…
Our patron, Slap Spear Palin, is amused…
What would your name would be if Sarah Palin was your mother? Well now you can find out!
A SCREEEN goes over the White Hosue door. Who’s coming?
As you can see the peoples house, has a screen covering the entire view of the front entrance.
Here is video of this screen shot, watch about 30 seconds and you will see this.
I wonder what historic precedent would precipitate the authorities at the peoples house to erect a screen blocking the view of the who was entering and exiting at 9:30pm EST?
It appears to me the White House looks more like the Kremlin than the peoples house that George Washington help build.
Might there be another secret way in and out..?
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..