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Don’t Forget the Episcopalians

Martin Peretz writes about the Jew-hating antics of other churches that, inexplicably, tend to take the side of the Palestinians:

Indeed, anyone who envisions a future Palestinian polity must wrestle with the grim and ongoing realities of a stagnant class structure, unproductive economic habits, an uncurious and increasingly reactionary culture, deeply cruel relationships between the [...]

How Do We React to Idiots Voting on Issues They Know Little About?

A Christian group calling itself the Disciples of Christ recently decided to jump on the Israel-bashing bandwagon:

The general assembly of the Disciples of Christ has adopted a resolution calling for Israel to dismantle its West Bank security barrier, passing the measure by a clear majority on Wednesday in a vote that was postponed by [...]

How Do We React to Politicians Who Commit Suicide?

Political corruption scandals are popular media fare. There are rooting interests, generally. Democrats root for Republican scandals, Republicans root for Democratic scandals, citizens of all partisanships jeer any politician who stole money, and the media hopes for any scandal, anywhere, to sell unused advertising space. Scandals are entertaining.

Consideration is rarely given to the politician [...]

Oh, We’re Just One Step Away, Now…

The Japanese have created a female android:

“Japanese scientists have unveiled the most human-looking robot yet devised – a “female” android called Repliee Q1. She has flexible silicone for skin rather than hard plastic, and a number of sensors and motors to allow her to turn and react in a human-like manner. She can flutter [...]


“If you have white skin, you can cover 1,000 uglinesses.”

–Chinese saying

Story here.

There’s the exit strategy!

In an article in MSNBC, Iraq’s transitional prime minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, in a joint press conference with Donald Rumsfeld called for a withdraw of U.S. troops.

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq’s transitional prime minister called Wednesday for a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops and the top U.S. commander here said he believed a “fairly substantial” [...]

Nuisance: Changing the Name of the War on Terror

There’s an interesting blog-article about winning the War on Terror. It mentions how Brent Sowcroft, who was President H. W. Bush’s Secretary of Defense and John F. Kerry both discussed the same idea about winning a war on terrorism:

Sowcroft in 2002: “…we can break its back so that it is only a horrible nuisance [...]

Photo of the Week

Memin Pinguin would be proud:

Miami city leaders are apologizing for a news release that invited summer campers to a ”Ghetto Style Talent Show” and ”Watermelon Eating Contest.”

The release said that children participating in the summer camp who “know the meaning of ghetto style” would have a chance to “prove just how ghetto [...]

Button It! Second to Last Hell’s Kitchen Was Great!

This was the first Hell’s Kitchen I’ve seen in a while, and it was great to come back. First, they kicked off Jessica, which I appreciated because I though her behavior was annoying (she may be a nice person in real life, but her on-screen persona was deplorable). They left the best two cooks, Ralph [...]

“Cannon Fodder:” More Problems With the Iraq War Exit Strategy

Insurgents are still being insurgents when hired by the Iraqi Police, according to a U.S. study:

“Insurgents and other criminals have infiltrated Iraqi police ranks due to poor screening procedures by U.S. forces, according to a joint report released Monday by the U.S. Defense Department and State Department. “Recruitment and vetting procedures are faulty,” said [...]

Prehistoric “Tool”

Indiana Jones like archaeologists unearth a huge yet suprisingly manageable cock:

“A sculpted and polished phallus found in a German cave is among the earliest representations of male sexuality ever uncovered, researchers say. The 20cm-long, 3cm-wide stone object, which is dated to be about 28,000 years old, was buried in the famous Hohle Fels Cave [...]

Brown vs. Cruise

Alton Brown 1, Tom Cruise, 0:

Dear Tom Cruise,

Your lack of belief in the existence of clinical depression tells me one thing: you didn?t spend $10. to see War Of The Worlds. If vitamins can possibly help me out of this spiraling funk, please let me know which ones. Dinos? Pebbles? Freds?


Mushroom Cloud over Mecca

There’s been a lot of talk lately from both left and right in response to Congressman Tom Tancredo’s remarks that the “ultimate response” to WMD attacks on multiple U.S. cities by militant Islamists would be to destroy Muslim holy sites. This isn’t an original thought; fellow Waterglass blogger Morgan has suggested it, on occasion, as [...]

Hanoi Jane is now Baghdad Jane

In an article on the MyWay news site, it appears that Jane Fonda has decided to start a cross-country tour to put an end to the war in Iraq.

Actress and activist Jane Fonda says she intends to take a cross-country bus tour to call for an end to U.S. military operations in Iraq.


Prime Minister Sharon Lays Down the Law

During and after the Gaza pullout, the Palestinians had better behave:

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon warned the Palestinians Sunday that terrorism from Gaza after disengagement will be met with a new and harsh IDF response….

“I made it clear to [Condoleeza Rice] the additional instructions that I have given to the security establishment on this [...]