Jul 30, 2010

Nice

Candidate takes "Jewish money."

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Where's the Palestinian Hadassah?

Evelyn Gordon wonders:
Clearly, the Palestinian Authority can’t fund its hospitals as Israel does ... : It’s a young, struggling state-in-the-making, while Israel is a 62-year-old, comparatively wealthy state. But Israel had relatively good hospitals even when it, too, was a young, struggling state-to-be, thanks to the generosity of overseas Jews, who built, equipped, and staffed them. Hadassah Hospital, for instance, was founded by the American Hadassah organization, which built six hospitals in Israel before the state’s establishment. Even today, donations from overseas Jews contribute greatly to Israel’s cutting-edge medicine.

Like the Jews, Palestinians have a large Diaspora. Also like the Jews, parts of that Diaspora are well-educated and well-off, with estimated assets of $40-80 billion.

But there the similarity ends — because overseas Palestinians evidently have no interest in doing for the PA what overseas Jews did for pre-state Israel. If they did, their hospitals wouldn’t look as Essa described.

Jul 29, 2010

Tokyo's oldest man is dead

And has been for 30 years.
His granddaughter told investigators Kato holed up in his room about 30 years ago after declaring he wanted to be a living Buddha, police and Tokyo officials said. They believe Kato died soon after that.

Jul 22, 2010

Her parents would be devastated

If they knew their daughter has slept with 1,000 men over 10 years. I'm guessing they won't notice the giant pic of "posh Christina Saunders [who] knows good sex" atop a story titled "Sex mad stunner copies romping antics of her hero" on the News of the World.

First they took our toilets

Now they want to get their hands on our shower heads.

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Jul 21, 2010

You remember BDS?

Well those same people also suffer from Obama Worship Disorder. It's like Jerusalem Syndrome for progressives. There's no known cure.

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No Cary Grant

Not even a George Clooney lookalike is available at the California Cryobank sperm bank. Also, their lone Oliver Martinez lookalike--no longer available in case you're interested--is said to also resemble Cillian Murphy, who doesn't really look like Oliver Martinez.

Not to worry. There's a Mark Steyn as well as two versions of Anthony Edwards, 1.0 and a "Top Gun" version.

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Jul 20, 2010

I See Racists

Everywhere!

You know when you say a word so many times that it ceases to make sense...yeah.

The vast left wing conspiracy

Journolisters in action.

Jul 19, 2010

Muslims trump the blind

In the Rochambeau of protected groups. No word yet on where the halt and the lame fall in this competition.

Miscellany

TMI: Celebrity culture.

Cockroaches and crocodiles: What the famous ate.

No contest: Liz vs Gwynnie.

No sex, please. We're Russian.

Jul 16, 2010

From empire on which the sun never sets

To shithole.
For centuries, the great British loo has been a matter of envy to the rest of the world.

Thanks to the efforts of pioneers like the legendary Thomas Crapper, we have long since led the world in comfort and hygiene.

Now, however, that could be about to change.

For most of us, the squat toilet is nothing more than a staple of horror stories about old-fashioned French service stations or the exploits of adventurous backpackers in far-flung parts of India.

But this basic form of plumbing, also known as a Turkish toilet or Nile pan, could be coming to a shopping centre near you - and all in the name of cultural sensitivity.

From next week, shoppers in Rochdale who push open the cubicle door expecting the reassuring sight of a modern, clean lavatory could instead be faced with little more than a hole in the ground.

Bosses of the Greater Manchester town's Exchange mall have installed two as part of an upgrade costing several thousand pounds after attending a cultural awareness course run by a local Muslim community activist.


What next? Burning widows?

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Jul 13, 2010

God bless you, George

George Steinbrenner dies at age 80.

If not the game's biggest star, he was certainly the best known owner in sports. For good or ill. As my son said, "He may have been a jackass, but he was our jackass."



With the death of legendary Yankees announcer Bob Sheppard just two days earlier this is truly the end of an era.

Jul 2, 2010

Scholars: 'Obama one of the best presidents ever'

Thank goodness for scholars. Now if the rest of the world would just recognize how special he is. Yeah, he got the Nobel Peace Prize, but some folks have fallen asleep at the switch.

It would behoove the folks at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences to bestow their Lifetime Achievement Award upon the One. After all, he's already got two Grammys.

Also, where's Obama's genius grant?

And when's the Pulitzer committee gonna get on board?