Even cynical people have noted that by giving his money to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Buffet has resisted the inevitable egotistic temptation to reinvent a working wheel by aggrandising his existing charity foundation in his wife’s name, but… Read More ›
Month: June 2006
Oh, this brought back bad memories
Rumours have been flying about the death of Sofia Rodriguez-Urrutia-Shu: Police in Perth have been forced to deny that a man accused of murdering an eight-year-old schoolgirl is one of the killers of British boy James Bulger. I was living… Read More ›
US Commentariat schadenfreude
Right-Blogistan is all het up about an email from the founder of top-ranking blog DailyKos to other progressive bloggers asking them to not report on a story unfavourable to an associate of his. This request from Markos Moulitsas is being… Read More ›
A whale of a weekend
Had a nice weekend away from the house enjoying the fine weather, so haven’t blogged. On Saturday, the family and I met up with Morgspace and The Other Andrew for lunch at Coogee. It was a perfect Sydney winter’s day… Read More ›
Please don’t suck
Relax, it’s not the Twisty bj wars [warning – flameproof underwear required, and you can follow it around lots of other blogs too] No, Futurama is going back into production. Zack of Shakespeare’s Sister captures my response to this news… Read More ›
America needs its celebrities to do the RIGHT thing
Every now and then, when I feel I need a good snicker and an invigorating rush of blood to the obstreperal lobe, I read the USA-based conservative punditry website Townhall. I didn’t even bother with the usual wingnut fare of… Read More ›
Hey, Barista’s back
with a lyrical post about nearly dying during his recent surgery. Wow. So worth reading, and so glad he’s back with us.
NYC cabbies cheer as woman’s throat slit in street
because she was a transgendered woman. RIP Amanda Milan.
Solstice at Stonehenge – picture from here. So, who does the whole Xmas in July thing, eh?
US Ambassador in Baghdad – grim picture
A cabled memo signed by Zalmy Khalilzad, the US Ambassodor to Iraq, has been leaked to the Washington Post. The Memo is titled “Snapshots from the Office: Public Affairs Staff Show Strains of Social Discord” and The Independent offers a… Read More ›