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* Greenpeace quits bothering the whalers.

* Chris Onstad: “Spy-ware is probably just a fake idea created by software companies, to keep the canned air companies down.”

* Anyone know how to fix a camera?

* Cathy Seipp slaps around some dink from the New York Times.

* The Lola T70 Mk3b is being manufactured anew. Buy me one. Thank you.

* Salman Rushdie wants another fatwa.

* Global warming would solve Australian overpopulation, but conservation groups are still unhappy.

* Expose commie academics, earn $$$!

Posted by Tim B. on 01/22/2006 at 08:23 AM
    1. Mr Latham’s former colleague Kevin Rudd expressed little sympathy for him yesterday and seemed eager to write off his time in the leadership as an aberration.

      Oh, I bet.

      Posted by slammer on 2006 01 22 at 10:06 AM • permalink


    1. may mark latham live a thousand years & regularly forget to take his meds – his contribution to keeping a liberal government in power is magnificent. maybe he should get an australia day gong

      Posted by KK on 2006 01 22 at 10:54 AM • permalink


    1. That Cathy Seipp piece is incredible.  It’s pretty obvious the NYT “journalists” are hunkered down in seige mentality.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 01 22 at 12:40 PM • permalink


    1. The Cathy Seipp piece is a real jaw-dropper, alright. One can only hope that, one day, these NYT “journalists” fall off their arrogance and break their necks.

      Posted by paco on 2006 01 22 at 01:01 PM • permalink


    1. “I think the best I can say about that is Mark Latham’s about the past, we’re all about the future,” Mr Rudd said. “We all hope Mark will just get on with his life.”

      And yet, strangely, his party did their level best to make Mark Latham the future for all of you.  Best to keep reminding them of that on election day.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 01 22 at 01:26 PM • permalink


    1. “a public bad.”

      A NYT “journalist” actually wrote that phrase?  They’ve gone from being the publication of record to the publication of remedial reading.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 01 22 at 01:32 PM • permalink


    1. Up to 15,000 Australians would die each year from heat-related illness, bushfires would double and some of the nation’s most treasured icons would disappear under the federal government’s climate plan, a conservation group claims.

      So if that’s the WWF prediction, you can expect typhoons in Sydney and glaciers in Alice Springs that year…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 01 22 at 01:37 PM • permalink


    1. The group’s website,, lists 31 professors whose classes it considers worthy of scrutiny. The professors teach classes in history, African-American studies, politics, and Chicano studies.

      Now there’s a shocker.

      Posted by PW on 2006 01 22 at 01:46 PM • permalink


    1. “a public bad.”

      A NYT “journalist” actually wrote that phrase?  They’ve gone from being the publication of record to the publication of remedial reading.

      FWIW, “public bad” is somewhat of an established phrase in (environmental) economics, in analogy to “public good”. It doesn’t appear that the NYT writer was using it in that sense though, or at least he seems to be stretching it way beyond its original meaning.

      I think he’s more guilty of cluelessly using catch phrases than of ignorance of language per se.

      Posted by PW on 2006 01 22 at 01:52 PM • permalink


    1. Regarding the $100 offer for recordings of commie profs, David Horowitz, anti-communist and fighter for intellectual diversity in U.S. leftist-dominated academe, has weighed in stompingly against the Bruin Alumni Association on this.

      Horowitz complains that the Bruin Alumni Association’s plan is designed not to promote campus intellectual diversity but, instead, to purge the university of leftist ideas.

      Horowitz says, “Several of its conservative board members, James Rogan, Stephan Thernstrom, Manny Klauser and Jascha Kessler have already resigned. We applaud them for doing so, and hope they will be followed by others.”

      To top it off, Horowitz says some very harsh things about Andrew Jones, whose “brainchild” the group is, according to Horowitz, and who, Horowitz says, worked briefly at Horowitz’s Center for the Study of Popular Culture and “was fired for unethical behavior.”
      Link to Horowitz’s blog post on the subject:
      Bruin Alumni Association: How not wage a campus campaign

      Posted by ForNow on 2006 01 22 at 05:20 PM • permalink


    1. Speaking of ignorance of language …

      Greenpeace say that they’re activities are peaceful ?!?

      Not one of the 52 layers of editorial supervision caught this?

      Posted by Achillea on 2006 01 22 at 05:34 PM • permalink


    1. In his article, Luke McIlveen said:

      “Mr Rudd, who was the main target of Mr Latham’s bile in his largely fictitious Diaries, said the ALP was trying to move on.”

      I would like to know the “largely fictitious” parts of Latham’s Diaries. It was an amazing dump on the ALP nad his own party colleagues but fictitious?

      Has Latham’s Diary been fisked?

      Posted by amortiser on 2006 01 22 at 08:03 PM • permalink


    1. maybe he should get an australia day gong

      Just give him the mallet.

      Posted by Sensible Swim on 2006 01 22 at 09:07 PM • permalink


    1. ”…Expose commie academics, earn $$$!…”

      Fascinating reading the uclaprofs site.

      And I thought all the ugly chicks went on to do Vet Science in college.

      Now I know they also stay in academia and do (ahem) Women’s Studies (shouldn’t that be Womyn?).

      Taking a bow and hitting every branch on the ugly tree on the way down…
      Karen Brodkin
      Sharon Dolovich
      Carol DuBois
      Carole Goldberg
      Sondra Hale
      Katherine King
      Christine Littleton
      Carole Pateman

      Posted by Jay Santos on 2006 01 22 at 10:13 PM • permalink


    1. An excellent post by Cathy Seipp.  SHe makes good points.  Too bad those twits won’t learn from this.

      ForNow—thanks for the update.  I was most disturbed to see that article about the bounties.  At best, that is juvenile.  At worst, just vile.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 01 22 at 10:47 PM • permalink


    1. I’m thinking of checking myself into some sort of clinic for repairs, but to my shock I find in the whaling thing I’m on he side of Greenpeace against the Japs.

      Posted by Susan Norton on 2006 01 23 at 04:24 AM • permalink


    1. How does one say “Sod off, swampy!” in Japanese?

      Posted by sundog on 2006 01 23 at 05:19 PM • permalink


    1. Sod-u off-a, Swampy-san.

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 2006 01 27 at 01:56 AM • permalink


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