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Tom Tomorrow looks at the War on Rationality

In this week's installment, Storkists and intelligent delivery advocates versus secular reproductionists (from The Village Voice).

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TV's best entertainment value?

A friend of mine sent me this Thursday morning. It was billed as being from “a (lefty) political e-mail list.” It's pretty damned funny! I LOVE this minority government! It combines the dim-witted chippiness of grinder hockey with the melodrama of a Mexican soap opera.  Between Liberal bagmen crying about how they feared for their lives, […]

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I'd be on Death Row

According to this BBC story, a Colombian mayor has outlawed gossip in his small town. But there's actually a serious side to the story. An excerpt: Ignacio Jimenez, mayor of Icononzo, 70km (40 miles) south-west of the capital Bogota, said false rumours can cost lives in Colombia. He said several people have been jailed after […]

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Friedman suggests message jujitsu

The NYT's Thomas L. Friedman also weighs in on the Newsweek/Koran scandal. He believes while the U.S. must apologize for any desecration of Islam's holy book, it must also speak out against odious behaviour by Muslim extremists — and encourage Muslim moderates to do the same. An excerpt: The first two paragraphs are an imaginary […]

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'The wreck of the Good Ship Belinda'

This is an amusing bit of satirical songwriting by the inimitable JimBobby.

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