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Noel Gallagher is someone’s fool:
FAN hits the shit – You might think I’m only linking to the YouTube clip of Noel Gallagher being attacked on stage so I can use that headline.
ICE Circles in the ice. Now read on…
As circles and rings in ice-covered lakes and river-bays have become a relatively numerous documented phenomenon – especially in Scandinavian and other northern European and American countries, the latest case of an ice-circle in Russia (exact location and date of discovery unfortunately unknown) just adds another case of this most likely naturally caused circle-phenomenon.
The truth is down there…
THE Day Barack Obama lost the White House:
There’s one thing I haven’t seen anyone else say that I think needs to be said. Obama did not just mention a pig. He immediately mentioned a fish. That’s 2 animals in rapid succession. And both of these animals are frequently used in sexual insults referring to women. The reference to the pig also has it wearing lipstick, which is obviously a female image. And the reference to a fish also has it stinking, which is exactly the aspect of fish that is used when fish are invoked to insult women. I still think it’s nothing, but if you think it’s something, fairness requires you to consider the remark in context.
See the video and hear the comment here…
INTRODUCING the Polar Defense Project: “We need to show the world what is happening in the Arctic due to global warming and environmental degradation…”
It’s the adventure of Lewis Gordon Pugh, a man who is “quickly becoming a Voice of the Arctic”.
He “will kayak from the Island of Spitsbergen (in northern Europe) across the Arctic Ocean, into the Arctic ice pack, and as close to the North Pole as possible. The journey, across some of the most dangerous seas in the world, is scheduled to depart on the 30th of August. The expedition will highlight how thin the sea ice has become in recent years.”
He will not be alone. Lewis Gordon Pugh will be be backed by a “support” vessel, one powered by, er, fossil fuels.
Three men were convicted of conspiracy to murder, but the jury was deadlocked on the central allegation, that terrorists planned to use liquid bombs to destroy aircraft en route from Heathrow to cities in the United States and Canada.
Could the bombs have worked?
“Text messaging, email and internet chat rooms are showing us the way forward for English,” he said. “Let’s stop worrying if people sometimes spell ‘you’ as ‘u’, ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ both as ‘ur’, and ‘whose’ and ‘who’s’ both as ‘whos’.”
Anorak has been at the vanguard of Nu English for an age. Go on:
Daniel went to his local Safeway with his brother to buy some beer. Daniel had his ID, but his brother didn’t-but that’s okay, because Daniel was the one buying the beer. The cashier, however, felt otherwise, and wouldn’t complete the transaction without carding both of them. The store manager told him “the policy is, at the discretion of the clerk, to check the ID of every person present.”
The manager hinted that this was a liability issue, but it sounds to us like Safeway’s employees have decided to play morality police instead of following the actual rules.
SARAH Palin and the US secession movement: a book:
Feral House recently published the primary (and only) book of the current Secession movement, Thomas A. Naylor and Kirkpatrick Sale’s Secession: How Vermont and All the Other States Can Save Themselves from the Empire.
Naylor is the founder of the Second Vermont Republic.
Lynette Clark, Chairman of AIP, and her husband, Dexter Clark, say that Sarah Palin was a Secessionist in the mid-90s, and attendee to meetings and such, and that her husband was an ongoing member until 2002. The McCain people protest that Sarah Palin was never really a full-flredged member of AIP, but just the past few months made a vid supporting AIP …
Thomas Naylor’s part of the Secession movement is a leftist concept, and other states hold libertarian, and sometimes rightist ideas, such as the Alaskans. The idea of the movement is an anti-Globalist, anti-Empire “Divided We Stand”…
ANSA reports that Vladimir Putin has been arrested:
“Italian police thought they were being hoodwinked this week when they caught a Russian shoplifter who said he was Vladimir Putin.
After checking out his passport it turned out that he was indeed the Russian leader’s namesake. The 30-year-old was nabbed with an accomplice who helped him lift outfits in several high-end shops in the Adriatic resort city of Riccione“.
What did he nick? They say it was Georgia…
Craig Meehan, her former live-in adult male role model, foerm lover of mother Karen Matthews, has been in court to answer charges of having indecent images of children on his PC. Meehan denies any wrongdoing.
The papers have the details…
WHAT are Scientologists do worried about 0 4,000 Videos ordered off YouTube:
From the EFF webpage: ‘Over a period of twelve hours, between this Thursday night and Friday morning, American Rights Counsel LLC sent out over 4000 DMCA takedown notices to YouTube, all making copyright infringement claims against videos with content critical of the Church of Scientology.'”
First they came for the YouTube videos…
SARAH Palin show that there is one more womn in US politics:
Clinton voters, in particular, have received a political wake-up call they never expected. Having watched their candidate and their principles betrayed by the very people who are supposed to be the flame-holders for equal rights and fairness, they now look across the aisle and see a woman who represents everything the feminist movement claimed it stood for. Women can have a family and a career. We can be whatever we choose, on our own terms. For some, that might mean shooting a moose. For others, perhaps it’s about shooting a movie or shooting for a career as a teacher. However diverse our passions, we will vote for a system that allows us to make the choices that best suit us. It’s that simple.
She is a woman, after all…
SARAH Palin. Read. My. Lips.
She reminds me of Monkey Mail that starts out, “You faggot asshole.”
Oh, the Republicans loved every I-hate-niggers inflection in her voice, but will the average American voter warm to that Fascist poison?
Does she kiss her kids with that mouth?
Do you hear…?
Well, if we can’t beat the enemy, let’s at least play them at their own game…
McNab actually calls it a “social timebomb”. McNab says post traumatic shock disorder can hit any soldier at any time.”
POLICE LOG: Crime in the news…
Car dealer Mark Miller wanted to do pretty much the same thing on a bigger scale. He collects rainwater on the roof of his new building, stores it in a cistern and hopes to clean cars with it in a new, water-efficient car wash. But without a valid water right, state officials say he can’t legally divert rainwater. “I was surprised. We thought it was our water,” Miller said.
MARILYN Wann is fat. She wants fat people to feel good about being fat. She is for fat pride:
Marilyn Wann, who weighs 285 pounds or 129 kilos, had her health insurance denied on the grounds of weight alone. This spurred her into becoming the leader of the so-called fat pride movement in the United States. She openly identifies herself as ‘fat’ and calls for society to change.
“I don’t ask anyone else for permission to exist. Whether or not you want to ask me if I have a right to be fat or not, I claim it.
I grew up as a chubby kid. I think there’s sort of an implied question of ‘Why are fat people fat?’ and I notice that we don’t ask the same question ‘Why are these thin people so thin? What did they do wrong to be so thin?’
Dear Anroak, I’m a fat, Jewish, gay, black jhihadi with persecution issues…
RUSSIA. Boo! Georgia. Hurrah!
In the great tradition of spinning the truth in military campaigns, Georgia may have been comprehensively defeated militarily, but it is seen as having won the propaganda war. Little, brave Georgia has taken on the nasty Russian Republic.
When the journalist Peter Whilby examined press releases issued by Georgia’s PR consultants, he noted that they used deliberate “terms that trigger western media interest” in describing the Russian actions, such as “civilian victims”, “nuclear”, “humanitarian”, “occupation” and “ethnic cleansing.”
Words are like weapons etc…
POLAR Bear Watch: Anorak’s look at polar bears in the news…
TO the polar bears enclosure at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in central Japan, where the normally white polar bears are making a statement.
The bears have turned green.
SARAH Palin is the everywoman voter’s friend:
She is so absolutely, remarkably, spectacularly ordinary. I think the magic of Sarah Palin speaks to a belief that so many of us share: the sense that we personally know five people in our immediate circle who would make a better president than the menagerie of candidates the major parties routinely offer. Sarah Palin has erupted from this collective American Dream — the idea that, given nothing but classic American values like hard work, integrity, and tough-minded optimism you can actually do what happens in the movies: become Leader of the Free World, the President of the United States of America. (Or, well, you know, vice president.)
So long as they talk about it, it’s news…
IT’S the global warming headline of the day:
“Scientists warn Pyrenees will melt by 2050” – ABC News (Aus)
Rocks are melting. We are royally humped…
NEVER mind Sarah Palin’s hair – well, yes, mind it if you must – it’s her sense of humour that really upsets some. Here’s an accusation that taken out of context and ripped of irony looks bad. But, come on…
“So Sambo beat the bitch!”
Ahem. Are things this desperate for Democrats?
This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin described Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton to political colleagues in a restaurant a few days after Obama locked up the Democratic Party presidential nomination.
According to Lucille, the waitress serving her table at the time and who asked that her last name not be used, Gov. Palin was eating lunch with five or six people when the subject of the Democrat’s primary battle came up. The governor, seemingly not caring that people at nearby tables would likely hear her, uttered the slur and then laughed loudly as her meal mates joined in appreciatively.
“It was kind of disgusting,” Lucille, who is part Aboriginal, said in a phone interview after admitting that she is frightened of being discovered telling folks in the “lower 48” about life near the North Pole.
Then, almost with a sigh, she added, “But that’s just Alaska.”
Alaska- it’s all so white…
US artist James Powderly of Graffiti Research Lab went to Beijing during the Olympics to demonstrate about Tibet.
He was arrested and chucked in jail. Much like he must have expcted he would be.
Here’s his interview…
File under: “Imperiailistic do-gooding”
SAYS Northern Ireland’s environment minister, Sammy Wilson: Green activists’ views on climate change are a “hysterical pseudo-religion.”
Yeah. Northern Ireland has an environment minister. Who knew?
“The tactic used by the “green gang” is to label anyone who dares disagree with their view of climate change as some kind of nutcase who denies scientific fact. Reasoned debate must replace the scaremongering of the green climate alarmists.”
He says “bravo“.
John Woods of Friends of the Earth said Mr Wilson was “like a cigarette salesman denying that smoking causes cancer”.
Wilson’s comments are not supported by the most recent findings. For example, Jonathan Cowie’s Climate Change: Biological and Human Impacts (2007), concludes that increased major floods could well happen in the summer despite European summers becoming drier. Seemingly paradoxically, computer models predict an increase in intense summer rainfall with global warming.
A Nothern Ireland story about the climate. How times change…
Political conventions in the modern era are supposed to be partisan lovefests, pre-ordained coronations. There isn’t supposed to be anything like real politics going on there. That’s what the media keeps telling us. But the Republicans, not listening, just broke that rule.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, unknown shoes that might drop, or the unlikely event of Democratic strategic brilliance, it is now the Republican Party’s election to lose, and we have just witnessed what might be one of the neatest, most explosive, most dastardly genuine political manuevers of presidential politics in our time.
Is he a genius..?