Monday, November 29, 2004

Biscuits and Gravy - Nov. 29, 2004

A rather late breakfast today since my ISP was having problems.

Great White North: The Most Surreal Scandal Ever:
In 1986, Defence Minister Robert Coates was hounded out of office after he visited a strip club in Germany. Eighteen years later, the immigration minister - a Liberal female, no less - is defending a policy which allows women to emigrate to Canada to work as exotic dancers. I leave it to you to determine whether this should be considered progress.
Especially noteworthy is:
Ms. Sgro maintains the federal program is needed to fill a labour shortage of native-born exotic dancers
Urine may lead to collapse of major bridge in Indonesia's Sumatra. I know it's AFP, but when did "take a leak" become accepted usage in news articles?

Sacre bleu! Court rules French film too American. That's odd. Most American films are too French.

Al Goldstein is SCREWed.

William Safire
This marks the end of the beginning of the scandal. Its end will not begin until Kofi Annan, even if personally innocent, resigns - having, through initial ineptitude and final obstructionism, brought dishonor on the Secretariat of the United Nations.
That's coals to Newcastle.

"This is life-and-death stuff. To see U.N. officials involved in a program that was used to pay off families of Palestinian suicide bombers, to discover that money from this program is now being used to fund the people killing our troops in Iraq is very troubling," Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) told The Post. "I definitely feel that people are fed up." Flake has sponsored legislation that would reduce U.S. funding to the United Nations by 10 percent, and claims the bill already has 75 co-sponsors. A companion bill has been introduced in the Senate.
Why not 100%?

Will Democrats steal the Washington governorship? I'm reminded of Hugh Hewitt's book, If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat.

Where are they now?
Bob Graham
A former cattleman, real estate developer and Senator, Graham knows about starting over. He will teach government at Harvard and, drawing on 10 years' experience on the Intelligence Committee, start up spy-training centers in Florida

Al Sharpton
The reverend is offering career advice to men on Spike TV's I Hate My Job who are hoping to land a dream job. People seeking his help on the reality show have included a Harvard lawyer with comic ambitions and a manure shoveler who wants to be a supermodel
Howard Dean
The man behind the legendary howl in Iowa parodies himself in a new radio ad promoting Yahoo. "Next week I'm doing a book signing in OHIO!" he shrieks and then goes on to yell the names of other states. Can this man run the Democratic Party?