Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Quit Blaming Us For Your Shit, Guey!

Great bit of investigative work by Sean Mattson of the San Antonio Express- News, raising some very serious questions about the veracity of the FDA's claims about the Great Mexican Salmonella scare of 2008. So far, has yet to be picked up by any bigger papers. Stay tuned, cabron.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Dmitri Medvedev is 5'2

There, I've said it. That makes him slightly shorter than Prince, and slightly taller than Bilbo Baggins. It also makes him dangerous.

Russia's Center Of Gravity

Of all the news yesterday, I was struck most by the words of Russia's ambassador to the UN, who laid down an ominous marker when he said, "Historically Russia was and will remain the guarantor of the security of the people of the Caucasus.”

By these standards, we could be in for a busy time.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Fascist Memorabilia

Old Silvio Berslusconi didn't waste much time turning Italy's latent Xenophobia into a all out military operation. Today's AP piece chills the blood of anyone who has read anything about the country's history in the 1930's.

The good news, though: Italian military operations tend to turn out poorly.

Also kind of weird, the deputy chief of the general staff, according to the story, is called General Mario Buscemi. That's right. Mr. Pink has a new job.