Saturday, March 19, 2005
* Justin Raimondo is over 50. And his real name is Dennis.
* John Howard pre-empted George W. Bush by shunning Gerry Adams during a visit to Australia in 1999. Andrew Bolt names and shames those who embraced the Paddy for Pretend Peace.
* For no good reason other than annoy anti-Bush folks, here’s an accurate and unbiased photo essay on the US election. It attracted this comment: “I worked hard for the Kerry campaign and am still pretty heartbroken over President Bush’s reelection. But these pictures are hilarious! Just one suggestion—in all fairness, G-Dub kissing Laura with genuine love and affection ought to go next to pix of Kerry kissing Teresa’s bank statement.”
* A Harvard student who opened a business cleaning his fellow students’ rooms is accused by the Harvard paper of “creating yet another differential between the haves and have-nots on campus.”
* Private Johnson Beharry is the first living man to receive the Victoria Cross since 1969.
* If you look at the nose of this year’s Ferrari F1 car you’ll notice that the parallelogram Fiat logo (designed in 1968) has been replaced with a logo featuring an asymmetrical A that first appeared in 1901. It its honour, Ferrari’s updated 2004 racers are travelling at pre-WWI speed in Malaysia.
* Around 150 anti-war protesters turned up to a demonstration in Canberra yesterday. A Lancet analysis put the figure at anywhere between 2,000 and 198,000. (UPDATE: “The antiwar movement’s failure to take root in the suburbs is one reason the movement is struggling to redefine itself and gain political power 2 1/2 years after hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to city streets in the run-up to the U.S. invasion.”) (UPDATE II: Felix Jackson, 11, is a Lancet believer.)
* Labor’s replacement for Mark Latham in Werriwa has won a 2% higher share of the primary vote.