'Up with your hands!' yelled a savage voice.
A handsome, tough-looking boy of nine had popped up from behind the table and was menacing him with a toy automatic pistol, while his small sister, about two years younger, made the same gesture with a fragment of wood. Both of them were dressed in the blue shorts, grey shirts, and red neckerchiefs which were the uniform of the Spies. Winston raised his hands above his head, but with an uneasy feeling, so vicious was the boy's demeanour, that it was not altogether a game.
'You're a traitor!' yelled the boy. 'You're a thought-criminal! You're a Eurasian spy! I'll shoot you, I'll vaporize you, I'll send you to the salt mines!'
Suddenly they were both leaping round him, shouting 'Traitor!' and 'Thought-criminal!' the little girl imitating her brother in every movement. It was somehow slightly frightening, like the gambolling of tiger cubs which will soon grow up into man-eaters. There was a sort of calculating ferocity in the boy's eye, a quite evident desire to hit or kick Winston and a consciousness of being very nearly big enough to do so. It was a good job it was not a real pistol he was holding, Winston thought.
Mrs Parsons' eyes flitted nervously from Winston to the children, and back again. In the better light of the living-room he noticed with interest that there actually was dust in the creases of her face.
'They do get so noisy,' she said. 'They're disappointed because they couldn't go to see the hanging, that's what it is. I'm too busy to take them. and Tom won't be back from work in time.'
'Why can't we go and see the hanging?' roared the boy in his huge voice.
'Want to see the hanging! Want to see the hanging!' chanted the little girl, still capering round.
Some Eurasian prisoners, guilty of war crimes, were to be hanged in the Park that evening, Winston remembered. This happened about once a month, and was a popular spectacle. Children always clamoured to be taken to see it.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
'Up with your hands!' yelled a savage voice.
A study commissioned by the National Football League reports that Alzheimer’s disease or similar memory-related diseases appear to have been diagnosed in the league’s former players vastly more often than in the national population — including a rate of 19 times the normal rate for men ages 30 through 49.
I don't know what it is now, but several years ago, while handling the divorce of an NFL player, the minimum mandatory annual salary in a contract was $760,000. Big risks for big money. And football, unlike golf, is not a sport that you can play forever . . . there's a reason there are no "seniors" games in the sport.
Anyone makes a crack about how this explains John Madden and I'll kick your arse. We love John and miss him sorely this season!
A powerful tsunami generated by an undersea earthquake killed more than two dozen people and wiped out several villages in the tropical islands of American Samoa and Samoa early on Tuesday there, according to officials and local residents who were working to assess the damage.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
A New York court on Tuesday dismissed Dan Rather's $70 million breach of contract lawsuit against CBS Corp., noting that the network continued to pay the anchor $6 million a year even after he left the evening news broadcast.Dan . . . go quietly into that good night. And go in consideration of the fact that CBS continued to pay your $6 million each year under the terms of your contract.
Rather sued CBS and its top executives in 2007, claiming he had been removed from his "CBS Evening News" anchor post over a report that examined President George W. Bush's military service.
The dispute began with a piece Rather narrated for the now-defunct "60 Minutes II," in which he reported that Bush got preferential treatment during his Vietnam War-era service in the Texas Air National Guard.
Rather cited new documents CBS had obtained, but the authenticity of the documents later came under attack.
It wasn't "rape-rape?!" Whoopi, cul de merde, you feed a 13-year-old a fuckin' quaalude and champagne and then claim you "don;t have all the facts?" God, I hate these skanks.
"The world sees 13-year-olds differently?" That's an excuse?!?! Hey, dumbshit Goldberg, a 12-year-old died in Yemen giving birth because she was legitimately married - according to Shari'a law - to a 24-year-old. So that's okay because it's "their culture?"
Some cultures are evil and wrong. And the culture of Hollywood seems to fast approach that.
To sweeten the pot, Obama has redesigned the Olympics brand to better reflect his image. Not only will the Olympics rings be replaced with Obama's ubiquitous campaign iconography, several new sporting events will be added to provide a more "Chicago" feel.Track and field events will include Bail Jumping, Legal Hurdles, Blame Throwing and the always popular Graftathalon. Secondary competitions include such Chicago favorites as Freestyle Corruption, Under-the-Table Tennis, Greco-Roman Racketeering and Fencing. (Due to the recent ineligibility of ACORN, Ballot Boxing and Synchronized Vote Fraud have been cut from the program.)
Before the fanny packs and Andrea Bocelli concerts, your parents (and grandparents) were once free-wheeling, fashion-forward, and super awesome.
Monday, September 28, 2009
A right-wing conspiracy caused Congress to drop federal funding for the embattled community group ACORN, chief organizer Bertha Lewis told supporters last week.
"They [Congress] did it because Fox News and the right-wing smear machine told them to do it," she wrote.
Former ACORN bigwig Dale Rathke racked up a $157,000 American Express bill that he couldn't repay around the time he was caught embezzling from the group founded by his brother Wade, The Post has learned.
I love it when they eat their own.
You say Gahdafi, I say Qaddafi.The Obama Administration plans to give $400,000 in funding to a Libyan charity run by the Gadhafi family, and U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) wants the grant withdrawn.
The money would be divided between two foundations run by the family of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi. A $200,000 share is set to go to the Gadhafi Development Foundation, which is run by Gadhafi's son, Saif, and another $200,000 are to go to Wa Attassimou, an organization run by Muammar Gadhafi's daughter, Aisha.
Gahdafi. Qaddafi. ToMAYto. TOEmahto.
Oh hell, if you think my singing seems inappropriate, go back up to the top and read this story.
"Just weeks after the Gadhafi family celebrated the return of a terrorist responsible for the murders of 189 Americans, the U.S. taxpayer should not be asked to reward them with $400,000," Kirk wrote to the president.
Representative Kirk, c'mon - just think of it when you buy your neighbor kid's wrapping paper for his school fundraiser and in return, your neighbor buys your kid's frozen cookie dough, 'mkay?
And Lockerbie was soooo yesterday. Why, some of those people killed would likely be dead today on their own, so stop making it such a big deal.
President Barack Obama will travel to Denmark to support Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics, projecting the highest-ever White House profile in lobbying for the international event.
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president, told The Associated Press Monday morning that Obama will leave Thursday and join his wife, Michelle, in Copenhagen, where they'll make the pitch to the International Olympic Committee. Obama would be the first U.S. president to actually appeal in person to the International Olympic Committee for an Olympics event.
You will recall that during the campaign, Obama was asked about when the unborn can be considered human and he answered that it was not within his pay grade to answer that. I read yesterday that he thinks children should have a longer school day and ear, effectively doing away with summer vacation - notwithstanding the fact that the regulation of schools in that manner is a state deision. And now he will travel overseas - carbon footprint be damned! - to pitch personally for the Olympics to come to Chicago.
The military general credited for capturing Saddam Hussein and killing the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq says he has only spoken to President Obama once since taking command of Afghanistan.
“I’ve talked to the president, since I’ve been here, once on a VTC [video teleconference],” General Stanley McChrystal told CBS reporter David Martin in a television interview that aired Sunday.
“You’ve talked to him once in 70 days?” Mr. Martin followed up.
“That is correct,” the general replied.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Bill Clinton says a vast, right-wing conspiracy that once targeted him is now focusing on President Barack Obama.
The ex-president made the comment in a television interview when he was asked about one of the signature moments of the Monica Lewinsky affair over a decade ago. Back then, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton used the term "vast, right-wing conspiracy" to describe how her husband's political enemies were out to destroy his presidency.
I hate hypocrisy like this and so I shall lend a hand to Mr. McAleer.
Not Evil Just Wrong is the film Al Gore and Hollywood don't want you to see. It reveals the true human cost of Global Warming hysteria.
Not Evil Just Wrong shows how Global Warming alarmism and the tax increases that go along with it are going to increase costs for working families during one of the worst recessions in living memory.
Who else here is tried of celebutards telling us how greedy we are with earth's resources while consuming most of it?
Saturday, September 26, 2009
President Barack Obama is offering Iran "a serious, meaningful dialogue" over its disputed nuclear program, while warning Tehran of grave consequences from a united global front.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Why I Am Listening to This: this past week I watched demagogues and mad men address the United Nations - ha, the United Nations, my ass - except or one, Benjamin Netanyahu, who asked the question, "Have you no shame?" The title, "N.W.O." stands for "New World Order" and was written as a ptotest against Bush Sr. I say to Minstry, screw you, I am taking your song and railing against the new world, one world order that Obama wants to see implemented, with himself as head. Anything is possible now. Zelaya says Israeli mercenaries are out to kill him with mind-altering gases and Obama pulls the visas of Honduran diplomats for ousting him. Qaddafi in 2002 took full credit for the bombing over Lockerbie, and the killer is released and the delegates sit there for 96 minutes to listen to him ramble. The media wants to make sacrifices of Giles and O'Keefe. Public school kids in New Jersey are taught songs to honor the "accomplishments" of a man who has been in office only 9 months. Unemployment benefits are extended while Michelle O jumps into a limo to travel two blocks for organic Tuscan kale.
Yup, it's a new world order and I am absconding with this song to be the soundtrack to my own anger. If Ministry doesn't like that, f**k them.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I think this teaches little girls a lesson - that men are evil and leave their womenfolk and women are helpless and have nervous breakdowns. A $95 lesson.
Barbie she's not. Meet Gwen Thompson, the newest addition to the American Girl canon of dolls -- the wildly suc cessful, extremely expensive brand of faux children that are sold out of a four-story town house in the heart of Fifth Avenue.
She is homeless. A homeless doll.
In the history books that come with every American Girl doll -- bringing to life these little monsters until impressionable little ones believe they are actual people -- you learn that Gwen's father walked out on the family. Her mother lost her job.
As the little kiddies learn to read about this doll as if she's a human being, one learns that, as fall turned into winter, Gwen's mom lost her grip.
Mother and daughter started bedding down in a car.
For $95 -- more than your average homeless person would dream of spending on a rather mediocre baby substitute -- Gwen Thompson can be yours.
Quelle beautee.....Toujours tres belle. I noticed like always she sometimes coordinates her outfit to match her husband. He is weraing a red tie, and FLOTUS strikingly beautiful in red. I can't hardly wait for the remaining week.....
(Sigh) I should ever look so good. And smart and funny too. SO proud of her!
I actually gasped when I saw her walk in with the President. Mrs. O is lookin' fierce in this color - it's like crimson tide... It expresses her assertiveness and sends all the right messages... bold but not brash, strong but not aggressive or burly and truly feminine chic...Ravishing!
Personal note: Eddie, forgive me for the nausea and convulsive fit I fear this will cause in you.
A U.S. Census worker found hanged from a tree near a Kentucky cemetery had the word "fed" scrawled on his chest, a law enforcement official said Wednesday, and the FBI is investigating whether he was a victim of anti-government sentiment.
Gilbert Acciardo, a retired Kentucky state trooper who directs an after-school program at the elementary school where Sparkman was a frequent substitute teacher, said he had warned Sparkman to be careful when he did his Census work.
"I told him on more than one occasion, based on my years in the state police, 'Mr. Sparkman, when you go into those counties, be careful because people are going to perceive you different than they do elsewhere,'" Acciardo said.
"Even though he was with the Census Bureau, sometimes people can view someone with any government agency as 'the government.' I just was afraid that he might meet the wrong character along the way up there," Acciardo said.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Since 2000, Mugabe's controversial land reform program has driven more than 4,000 commercial farmers off their land, destroying Zimbabwe's once prosperous agricultural sector.
"When the land reform program began, we decided we were not going to have a confrontational attitude; that we would actually go along with this program because it was the only way that this whole thing would be sorted out. So I voluntarily gave away my own farm and moved onto my father-in-law's farm," Lock said.
That was in 2002. A year later the government came knocking on his door again, he said, demanding more land.
Lock told CNN he eventually gave up 70 percent of his father-in-law's farm, which he then owned. Now an army general is demanding Lock's remaining 30 percent.
[Obama] had pledged $73-million (R565m) in additional support for Zimbabwe's people after meeting Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in June, and the US would continue to explore ways to help further "without empowering the forces of repression".
Asked what he thought of African leaders who wanted to change their country's constitution to remain president for longer, Obama echoed what he had told the Ghanaian parliament in July: "Africa doesn't need strongmen; it needs strong institutions."
So, what was his answer again?
$5 says he shakes Mugabe's hand at the United Nations this week!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Guy goes into a clothing store, tries on a new pair of pants. Tailor asks how they fit.
Man says, “Well, they kinda remind me of Trinity Church.”
Tailor says, “Trinity Church? How could pants remind you of Trinity Church?”
Man says, “Well, you know the ballroom in Trinity Church?”
Tailor thinks for a moment. Then he says, “There’s no ballroom in Trinity Church!”
Man says, “Same as these pants.”
Fr. John got an award for "low gross" - he doesn't know what that means, but he'll take it as this is the 4th annual golf classic and he has played golf only 4 times in his life . . . do the math.
Jay White demonstrates his style on the tee.
My husband, Mark, on the 9th hole fairway - it was lovely to spend the day together!
Monday, September 21, 2009
In his testimony, Monsignor Loomis said he told Cardinal Mahony in a memo that he was going to report the new accusations against Mr. Baker to police. Monsignor Loomis said Cardinal Mahony initially supported the idea but later told him through a secretary not to do so until the Vatican approved Mr. Baker’s defrocking.
John Manly, the plaintiff lawyer, said the archdiocese did not report abuse claims to the police until 2002, although Mr. Baker was defrocked in December 2000.
Monsignor Loomis later testified that he had wanted to report the new accusations to parishioners in parishes where Mr. Baker had worked but had been told by Cardinal Mahony not to do so. Monsignor Loomis said that the order upset him deeply and that he would have resigned if his term was not about to end.
“I wanted to follow our regular policy and inform the parishes where Father Baker had been assigned. And I was instructed that we were not going to do that because the lawsuit was still under the process of settlement,” Monsignor Loomis said, according to the transcript.
“I was very upset that we were not going to follow through with our ordinary way of
"I think it's important for the media, you know - not to do any media-bashing here - to recognize that right now, in this 24-hour news cycle, the easiest way to get on CNN is or Fox or any of the other stations, MSNBC is to say something rude and outrageous," Obama said on CNN's Sept. 20 "State of the Union." "If you're civil and polite and you're sensible and you don't exaggerate the-bad things about your opponent and you know, you might get on one of the Sunday shows. But you're not going to be on the loop. And, you know, part of what I'd like to see is all of us reward decency and civility in our political discourse."
As of mid-August, Obama submitted to a total of 66 television interviews, dramatically outstripping his two predecessors, according to Martha Joynt Kumar, director of the White House Transition Project at Towson University in Maryland.
During the same period of their own presidencies, President George W. Bush gave 16 television interviews and President Bill Clinton gave just six.
Obama is also out-hustling his predecessors with the print media, giving 36 interviews with newspapers and magazines during his first seven months in office -- nearly doubling the numbers given by Bush and Clinton.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I took the title of this posting from a narration I recall in a film I saw about Leningrad, where the narrator said (in Russian): Leningrad . . . city of heroes, city of bridges . . .
Edinburgh professor of linguistics Geoffrey Pullum says “Brown's writing is not just bad; it is staggeringly, clumsily, thoughtlessly, almost ingeniously bad.” He picks out some excerpts for special criticism. The female lead in Angels and Demons learns of the death of her scientist father: “Genius, she thought. My father . . . Dad. Dead.” A member of the Vatican Guard in the same book becomes annoyed by something, and we learn that "his eyes went white, like a shark about to attack."
As a boy, Langdon had fallen down an abandoned well shaft and almost died treading water in the narrow space for hours before being rescued. Since then, he'd suffered a haunting phobia of enclosed spaces - elevators, subways, squash courts.
Squash courts! I dunno, maybe saunas are a better fit, or Japanese "econo" hotel rooms, or airplane bathrooms, or shower stalls . . .
The president said he is "happy to look at" bills before Congress that would give struggling news organizations tax breaks if they were to restructure as nonprofit businesses.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) has introduced S. 673, the so-called "Newspaper Revitalization Act," that would give outlets tax deals if they were to restructure as 501(c)(3) corporations.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had played down the possibility of government assistance for news organizations, which have been hit by an economic downturn and dwindling ad revenue.
Instead, the newspapers rely on government grants, which means the government can impose restrictions, which means the newspapers become the mouthpieces of the government, which they really are now but as a non-profit, it seems all the less sordid and fascist.
But on the other hand - does this mean buying a newspaper is a charitable contribution?
Sorry, maybe I am biased, but Polish women - and Eastern European women in general - I think are gorgeous!
This was taken by me last night at the dożynki held at the Pope John Paul II Polish Center in Yorba Linda, California. My husband, my friend the Moneypenny, and I met some mutual friends and I got me some good soul food to warm my half-Polish heart. It was nice to sit in a place where everyone looked like me!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
President Obama is extending greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy monthlong fasting time known as Ramadan.So he extends congratulations to the Muslims but lets the Jews know they should "healing old divisions" and working to "new understandings" in the Middle East.
The president on Saturday issued a statement saying he and his wife, Michelle, congratulate Muslims in the U.S. and around on the world on a "blessed day."
Obama said even at this festive occasion, Muslims remember the less fortunate, those suffering in poverty, hunger, conflict and disease.
Obama also used a Rosh Hashana message to renew his call for peace between Israel and its Arab neighbours.
Obama said the holy day should be an opportunity to heal old divisions and seek new understandings. He said he wants to bring lasting peace to Israel so future generations will have a safe existence.
Subtle, very subtle.
Friday, September 18, 2009
No organic Tuscan kale, though.
Let's say you're preparing dinner and you realize with dismay that you don't have any certified organic Tuscan kale. What to do?
Here's how Michelle Obama handled this very predicament Thursday afternoon:
The Secret Service and the D.C. police brought in three dozen vehicles and shut down H Street, Vermont Avenue, two lanes of I Street and an entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station. They swept the area, in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with bomb-sniffing dogs and installed magnetometers in the middle of the street, put up barricades to keep pedestrians out, and took positions with binoculars atop trucks. Though the produce stand was only a block or so from the White House, the first lady hopped into her armored limousine and pulled into the market amid the wail of sirens.
Cowbells were rung. Somebody put a lei of marigolds around Obama's neck. The first lady picked up a straw basket and headed for the "Farm at Sunnyside" tent, where she loaded up with organic Asian pears, cherry tomatoes, multicolored potatoes, free-range eggs and, yes, two bunches of Tuscan kale. She left the produce with an aide, who paid the cashier as Obama made her way back to the limousine.
There's nothing like the simple pleasures of a farm stand to return us to our agrarian roots.
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"Even though I do not believe we can extend coverage to those who are here illegally, I also don't simply believe we can simply ignore the fact that our immigration system is broken," Mr. Obama said Wednesday evening in a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. "That's why I strongly support making sure folks who are here legally have access to affordable, quality health insurance under this plan, just like everybody else.
Mr. Obama added, "If anything, this debate underscores the necessity of passing comprehensive immigration reform and resolving the issue of 12 million undocumented people living and working in this country once and for all."
"Betrayal! The U.S. sold us to Russia and stabbed us in the back," the Polish
tabloid Fakt declared on its front page.
I expect that after this correct and brave decision, others will follow, including the complete removal of all restrictions on the transfer of high technology to Russia . . .
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The long-running game show, now on the GSN cable network, said Wednesday it will feature its first gay couple this season on a celebrity edition. George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek," will appear with his partner, Brad Altman.
What will they win if they do?
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
This, from the same man who made up "The Bush Doctrine" while interviewing Sarah Palin. He's a real newsman!
Oops, "cracker" is a racist term . . . oh wait, no it's not, because I am a White female using it towards a White male. Never mind . . . so, can someone tell this peckerhead to STFU?Responding to an audience question at a town hall at his presidential center in Atlanta, Carter said Tuesday that Wilson's outburst was also rooted in fears of a black president.
"I think it's based on racism," Carter said. "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president."
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Making an obvious reference to the Ku Klux Klan, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., said Tuesday that people will be putting on "white hoods and white uniforms again and riding through the countryside" if emerging racist attitudes, which he says were subtly supported by Wilson, are not rebuked. He said Wilson must be disciplined as an example.
A 12-year-old Yemeni child-bride died after struggling for three days in labor to give birth, a local human rights organization said.
Fawziya Abdullah Youssef died of severe bleeding on Friday while giving birth to a stillborn in the al-Zahra district hospital of Hodeida province, 140 miles west of the capital San'a.
Youssef was only 11 when her father married her to a 24-year-old man who works as a farmer in Saudi Arabia, Ahmed al-Quraishi, chairman of Siyaj human rights organization, said Saturday.
In February, parliament passed a law setting the minimum marriage age at 17. But some lawmakers are trying to kill the measure, calling it un-Islamic.
Child abuse evidently doesn't rank high in terms of importance in Yemeni culture. If you want to embrace "multi-culturalism" and "diversity," this is what you get. Makes you wonder how many schoolgirls you see trotting off to school in their hijabs here in America are secretly married.
May Fawziya and her dead child be received into Heaven by Our Blessed Mother.
Monday, September 14, 2009
A group of schoolchildren who reared a lamb from birth and named it Marcus has overridden objections by parents and rights activists and voted to send the animal to slaughter.
Marcus the six-month-old lamb has now been culled, the head teacher of the primary school in Kent confirmed on Monday, after the school's council -- a 14-member group of children aged 6 to 11 -- voted 13-1 to have him killed.
The decision has provoked fury among animal-loving celebrities, animal and human rights campaigners and the parents of some of the children, and led to threats against Lydd primary school and its teachers, according to a member of staff.
But opponents branded it heartless and cruel, with animal rights campaigners asking why Marcus could not have been used to teach the children about wool, and human rights campaigners worried about the emotional impact of Marcus's death on the children.
A popular talkshow host offered to buy the lamb and give it sanctuary and Facebook groups sprung up to rally support to keep Marcus alive.
Er, did they not hear - those heartless little bastards voted to slaughter Marcus.
Wait! Were they Muslim children? 'Cause that would be different, right?
Oh, sweet Jesus, a f***in' Facebook page . . . .
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Alex -- originally named Sergey -- was abandoned by his parents shortly after he was born at the hospital in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. He weighed less than 2 pounds and doctors said he had a mild case of cerebral palsy.
His condition improved slightly over the next 11 months, when Dwight and Jenny Griffith adopted him.
Alex grew healthier throughout his childhood and became active in the Boy Scouts. In 2007, he set out to build a new playground at Hospital 20 as his service project to become an Eagle Scout, the highest earned rank of the Boy Scouts of America.
Alex devoted 2 ½ years to his Krasnoyarsk Playground Project. In addition to recruiting more than 500 volunteers in five countries, he raised more than $60,000 by soliciting help from local Rotary Clubs and joining forces with other Boy Scouts for candy sales, car washes and barbeque fundraisers. Alex oversaw every aspect of production, from designing and purchasing the playground to shipping equipment overseas.
The playground is painted red, white and blue and the entrance has two totem poles: a bear for Russia and an eagle for America.
Alex will find out in the next couple of months whether he has earned the status of Eagle Scout. In my opinion, however, he is already a hero.
Him and kids like him in the BSA . . . nashi, nashi.
British singer Elton John, visiting Ukraine with his AIDS charity foundation, said on Saturday he wanted to adopt a 14-month-old boy from an orphanage in the east of the country."David and I have always talked about adoption," Elton John replied. "David always wanted to adopt a child and I always said 'no' because I am 62 and I think because of the traveling I do and the life I have, maybe it wouldn't be fair for the child."
"But having seen Lev today, I would love to adopt him. I don't know how we do that but he has stolen my heart. And he has stolen David's heart and it would be wonderful if we can have a home. I've changed my mind today," he said.
Gay rights organisation Stonewall has apologised to the Scout Association after Sir Elton John took part in a dance routine by male strippers dressed as cub scouts.
The 52-year-old singer appeared on stage at the star-studded concert and introduced the dancers dressed in mock cub uniforms and caps.
As Sir Elton sang, the professional dancers, aged 18 and 19, stripped off down to skimpy shorts to the tune of "It's A Sin" by pop group the Pet Shop Boys.
Oh, sure, someone is going to say, "But that was 10 years ago!" What, like he's changed, or something? The guy is a fat old man with a bad temper and evidently a complete lack of judgment. Maybe a kid deserves better, that's all I'm saying.
Update! Elton John will not be able to adopt a 14-month-old Ukrainian child because the pop star is too old and isn't traditionally married, Ukraine's minister for family affairs said Monday.
Bet he wasn't that serious anyway . . .
Yeah, them tired old term limits had nothing to do with it.If anyone assumed that the election of Barack Obama precluded the need for Michael Moore, they clearly forgot to tell the man himself. The Oscar-winning American director rolled into the Venice film festival like a conquering hero with his latest work, Capitalism: A Love Story – a film that spotlights the causes behind last year's government bailout of the US banking system.
Moore admitted that he felt vindicated that George Bush had finally gone. "The American people are now thinking more like me," he said.
"Obama will rise or fall based on what we all do to support him because democracy is a participatory sport."
Alrighty then, thanks for reminding us what we need to do - work to remove that man from the White House.
Oh, and before someone turns me into the cops, the caption under the picture is not a call to kill Michael Moore. It's a lyric from Beck's song, "Loser." I am expecting Michael Moore to collapse from his gluttonous obesity and die from lack of care under socialized medicine.
The de facto ruler of Honduras said Saturday that Washington had pulled his U.S. visas as punishment for failing to reinstate President Manuel Zelaya, ousted more than two months ago.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
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