Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Biscuits and Gravy - Dec. 1, 2004

Captain's Quarters
The fundamental problem with the UN comes from its constituency of oppressors and kleptocrats. Any structural changes in their committees and regulations only amount to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Kofi Annan isn't Kojo's keeper, but he can't shirk responsibility for the U.N.
Not that one would expect the secretary-general to spend long nights poring over details of every contractor hired by his own Procurement Division. But it is reasonable to expect that somewhere in the multibillion-dollar procurement operations of the United Nations there would be a functional mechanism to require disclosure by all U.N. contractors of such details as, say, a stream of payments to the immediate family of a top U.N. official.
Hey, that would cut down on the fun!

It's their job description
Denis MacShane blasted Brussels yesterday for trying to “punish” Britain over its buoyant economy.

The Europhile minister accused eurocrats of trying to strangle Britain’s job market with bureaucracy.
Betsy's Page
Maybe Canadians don't despise Bush as much as advertised. Or maybe they're just too busy or lazy to take to the streets to protest his presence on their soil. Their planned protests were a big nothing.
Brian Williams: Another talking hairdo
When a fellow panelist mentioned that bloggers had had a big impact on the reporting on Election Day, Williams waved that point away by quipping that the self-styled journalists are "on an equal footing with someone in a bathroom with a modem."
Most mainstream "journalists" are on an equal footing with someone who spends their time in the bathroom with a jar of Vaseline and pictures of Janet Reno and/or Yasser Arafat.

One of our favorite pissants
I thought it interesting when George Soros and co. gave $2 million to a self-confessed liar to be the "liberal'" media watchdog. David Brock's site 'Media Matters" doesn't disappoint. It is just what one would expect from a man who has made a career out of sleaze, the betrayal of friends, an alarming lack of scruples and a generally contemptuous attitude towards the facts.
It's BOtulism TOXin, brainiacs - BOTOX DOC POISONED BY OWN SHOT