Monday, December 3, 2007

Interesting News From Around the Web

The big news of the day, Chavez loses his bid for dictatorial powers in Venezuela by democratic vote. Fausta’s Blog has the story. And here is a WaPo article on the loss. Given Hugo’s past, its amazing the official results of this vote came out as they did. So whither now, Hugo? Daniel Duquenal at PJM ponders the possibilities.

Not all putatitve dictators for life received bad news yesterday. Putin’s party won handily in Russia amid charges of large scale fraud.

Sudan has pardoned the British teacher, Gillian Gibbons, who caused untold damage to the delicate sensibilities of Salafists by allowing her class to name Muhammad’s teddy bear Muhammad.

“Last month, the Senate had to choose how to spend $400 million: health insurance for 173,000 children, or 1,056 pork projects. Pork won, 68-26.” It seems the Democrats’ promises to clean up Washington have not quite panned out. Unfortunately, this is a bipartisan malignancy. Suicidal Republicans desperately need to clean up their act on this one, also.

Men are simple creatures. Women often ask: ‘What underwear do you like to see me in?’ and the usual answer is: ‘Any underwear.’ Unless your relationship has been going so long that you have sex only on special occasions, such as the installation of a new Pope, then most men are just pathetically grateful to see women partially unclothed.” More hardhitting journalism from my favorite tabloid, the Daily Mail

France is “stunned by rioter’s savagery.” The left blames the rioting on social injustice. Sarkozy is of a different view.

Instapundit links to a fascinating post on one of the more corrupt practices in our legal system, judge shopping in politicly charged cases.

After much wailing and gnashing of teeth by the usual suspects, it is now known that a noose and threatening letter left at a Baltimore Fire Department station two weeks ago was left by an African American employee who was having problems in his job.

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