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DOG SURVIVES

May 31, 2006 kim lien 0

More gator trouble in Florida, this time involving a golden retriever. Where is Florida Barbie when we need her? (Via Florida Cracker, who observes: “Every time Al Gore gets on […]

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SHOUTY AUSTRALIAN JOINS CNN

May 31, 2006 kim lien 0

My old Time pal Michael Ware lands a fine new job: Michael Ware, the TIME magazine Baghdad bureau chief who gained renown for in-depth coverage of the insurgency […]

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THROATS AT RISK

May 31, 2006 kim lien 0

Media-related death threats! Harry Hutton gets in on this year’s zoomiest trend. Similar crankiness is evident locally, where a column by SMH blogger Jack Marx was widely misunderstood. Matters […]

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JEWS TARGETED

May 31, 2006 kim lien 0

Interesting developments in Sizzleville: Police sent reinforcements to the troubled suburbs of northern Paris yesterday after a night of rioting revived fear of a return to […]

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KERRY WON NEW YORK

May 31, 2006 kim lien 0

Red state/blue state differences noted: Children exposed to intense urban air pollution while in the womb are 2.9 times more likely to be developmentally disabled at age […]

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CAR CLEANSES PLANET

May 31, 2006 kim lien 0

It would be good for all of humankind if every environmentalist bought a Toyota Prius. (Via Paul Bickford) Posted by Tim B. on 05/31/2006 at 08:04 PM I take […]

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COLUMN IS REALITY-BASED

May 31, 2006 kim lien 0

This week’s Continuing Crisis column for the Bulletin lists many Bush myths—but not all of them, since I only have the one page. Also in the Bulletin: * The […]

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CEASE ACTIVITY, EARTHLINGS

May 30, 2006 kim lien 0

Poor people are urged to stay put lest their scurrying to and fro offends Gaia: The growing number of people who migrated from developing countries to over-populated […]

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SYDNEY MEETS, PARIS TOASTS

May 30, 2006 kim lien 0

Ned Wynn is in town. Just walked home from meeting this charming Californian polymath—in the company of James Morrow, Rafe Champion, and the Wogblogger—and am now frozen by insufficiently-warm […]

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MAGIC HATS

May 30, 2006 kim lien 0

Popular Science investigates: “Can tinfoil hats actually prevent the government from reading your thoughts?” Posted by Tim B. on 05/30/2006 at 10:53 PM Perhaps the most credible theory […]

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DEFECTS WILL DESTROY US

May 30, 2006 kim lien 0

“It’s a shame that environmental action is a partisan issue,” writes the Michigan Daily’s Theresa Kennelly. “Democrats and Republicans both breathe the same air, and only if […]

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ABDUL THE UNEMPLOYABLE

May 29, 2006 kim lien 0

More Australian intolerance: Australia’s 22 terror suspects and their families receive more than $1 million a year in taxpayer-funded welfare and legal aid. And simply because […]

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FAT BEARS

May 29, 2006 kim lien 0

Philip Gailey of the St. Petersburg Times—in fact, the newspaper’s Editor of Editorials—reviews Al Gore’s An Unwatchable Movie: Gore’s horror show gives his view of what we can […]

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BEARS SAVED

May 29, 2006 kim lien 0

More bad environmental news: Another reason to worry about global warming: more and itchier poison ivy. The noxious vine grows faster and bigger as carbon dioxide […]

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INDON QUAKE

May 28, 2006 kim lien 0

Terrible stories emerge from Indonesia, where thousands are dead following Saturday’s earthquake: Subarjo, a 70-year-old food vendor, sobbed next to his dead wife, his house destroyed. “I […]

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TREE GANG IGNORED

May 28, 2006 kim lien 0

John Howard avoids a creepy peace tree: Members of the Medical Association for the Prevention of War, along with prominent Iraq war opponent American Cindy Sheehan, […]

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HAT OWNERSHIP ASSERTED

May 28, 2006 kim lien 0

The magic hat returns: “They gave me a hat,” Mr. Kerry says. “I have the hat to this day,” he declares, rising to pull it from his […]

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MEGHDAD SIGNS UP

May 27, 2006 kim lien 0

The phrase “I signed up for all three” isn’t usually associated with suicidal insanity. Except in the case of Iran’s Meghdad Hamedinia. Posted by Tim B. on 05/27/2006 at 01:53 […]

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STRAY BOMB FINDS HOME

May 27, 2006 kim lien 0

Headline in the Gulf Daily News: Four killed by Zionists On reading the accompanying story, however, it becomes clear only one killing might be pinned on the Zionists. […]