Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
One reason for arresting teenagers who state facts on placards (other than pro-Business libel laws and the lack of a formal Bill of Rights in the UK) seems to be that the City of London police are being bribed by the "Church" of Scientology. My personal feeling is that Scientology is more of a tacky business scam created by a huckster than a real cult created by a true-believing nutcase, but calling the "Church" a cult seems to get under their skin, so
"Scientology is not a religion, it is a dangerous cult."
Monday, May 19, 2008
How many all-knowing made men among America's punditocracy have proclaimed, "Obama needs to get mean," or "Obama needs Hillary's killer instinct"? Maybe Barack Obama just needs his own Dick Cheney, though a Dick Cheney willing to use his genius for good rather than evil.
“This is bullshit, this is malarkey. This is outrageous, for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, to sit in the Knesset ... and make this kind of ridiculous statement.”
- - Senator Joe Biden, a man who knows malarkey, especially foreign-policy malarkey, when he sees it
Monday, May 05, 2008
What I Lust For: The fashionista in me gravitates towards the portrait of Andre Leon Talley and Lord Snowdon (top, left), both swathed in head-to-toe snow leopard.SNOW LEOPARD?? That's just a little beyond the pale, isn't it?
Friday, May 02, 2008
... with oil prices expected to remain high for years, auto industry executives are seeing a turning point.
“The era of the truck-based large S.U.V.’s is over,” said [not the] Michael Jackson, chief executive of AutoNation, the nation’s largest auto retailer.
Sales of traditional S.U.V.’s are down more than 25 percent this year. In April, for example, sales of G.M.’s Chevrolet Tahoe fell 35 percent.