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Now This Is Funny

By on 10.9.06 | 3:56PM

From al Reuters:

A German lawyer hopes to drum up more business by pursuing state compensation claims for people who believe they were abducted by aliens.

"There's quite obviously demand for legal advice here," Jens Lorek told Reuters by telephone on Thursday. "The trouble is, people are afraid of making fools of themselves in court."

U.S. Proposes Embargo, Sanctions…

By on 10.9.06 | 3:32PM

as part of a proposal to the UN Security Council, the Washington Post reports. But not suprisingly, the Europeans are noncommital and the usual suspects of China and Russia sound like they'll oppose such measures:

China's U.N. ambassador, Wang Guangya, said Beijing is opposed to the North Korean test and that it is ready to discuss "how the Security Council could react firmly, constructively and prudently with regard to this challenge."

But he declined to say whether Beijing would support a sanctions resolution. "I think we have to react firmly, but also I believe that, on the other hand, that the door to solve this issue from diplomatic point of view is still open."

One More Big Story….

By on 10.9.06 | 12:34PM

Jed Babbin is correct in his column today that the GOP should be nationalizing its races, not localizing them. Tactically and strategically, Republicans have been idiots all year long. That said, the Foley story hit early enough that it leaves time for AT LEAST one more big story to come out to change the momentum nationally in the campaigns. I actually expect one more big story that works in favor of the GOP, plus a stupid last-weekend effort by the Dems and media that may or may not work.

N. Korea Flashback

By on 10.9.06 | 12:32PM

A New York Times story datelined June 19, 1994 began:

Former President Jimmy Carter, back from meetings with the leaders of North and South Korea, went to the White House today and proclaimed that the crisis regarding North Korea's suspected effort to build nuclear weapons was over.

How Bad Will This Movie Be?

By on 10.9.06 | 11:53AM

Heard from a radio ad for Robin William's new pic, Man Of The Year:

Actress playing reporter: Have you given any thought to what the make up of your Cabinet will be?

Williams: Well, I've always favored hard woods like teak and mahogany.

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OHMIGAWD! I didn't see that one coming! ROTFLMAO!

Nuclear North Korea

By on 10.9.06 | 10:37AM

In July, after North Korea conducted a series of missle tests, the Bush administration called the acts "unacceptable," but nothing else was done. The big question is, what will it do now that Kim Jong Il has gone a step further and conducted a nuclear test? The response will not only have ramifications in Asia, but it could affect how Iran proceeds with its own nuclear weapon.

Defoleyate the Campaign

By on 10.8.06 | 7:36PM

Paul: No, no, and no again. The only reason the press can keep this going is that Republicans are all too willingly go along with those allegations. As far as the evidence goes, there was NO sex, there are NO victims, and the whole thing is a sad episode in one sleaze's career. The more Republicans buy into that garbage, the longer it lasts. Time to return to reality. And it's long past time for us to stop serving as enablers of the Dems and media. Let no more be said here about it.

Re: DeFoleyate

By on 10.8.06 | 5:41PM

Sorry, Jed, but you've got a Republican scandal that features gays, sex, underage victims, all under the liberal Democrat and media microscope. Worse even than stashing money in your freezer. Should be good for at least another week or two of dominance -- maybe longer. Not that I'm happy about that.

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