Category: The World At Large

Hugo’s Twitter-Cotta Army

Hugo’s Twitter-Cotta Army

| May 14, 2010 | Reply

In 1974, some Chinese farmers found what became one of the greatest archeological finds of my lifetime, an army of terra cotta warriors. The statues, over 8,000 of them, were buried to serve as Emperor Qin’s army in the afterlife, to help him conquer yet another empire in a new world. Hugo Chavez doesn’t quite […]

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I Hope That Treaty Is Thick and Made of Lead. It’s Going to Need to Protect Us From A Lot

I Hope That Treaty Is Thick and Made of Lead. It’s Going to Need to Protect Us From A Lot

| April 6, 2010 | 4 Replies

I really wanted to take the story of how the President mucked with our nuclear weapon policy and turn it into a funny and smarky blog post about how the President obviously never played a strategy board game in his life, but I just couldn’t. The President is dangerously naive and we’re less secure right now […]

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Angels Land in Haiti

Angels Land in Haiti

| March 1, 2010 | 6 Replies

My friend Tabitha Hale left last night on a trip to help a relief effort in Haiti. She’ll be  working out of a town called Jacmel with the Joy in Hope Ministries for the next few days. She does have internet access and will be sending back pictures and blog posts as she can. Her […]

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China to Google: Get Bent! We’ll Censor Whatever We Want.

China to Google: Get Bent! We’ll Censor Whatever We Want.

| January 25, 2010 | Reply

Two weeks ago, Google discovered what every other sentient being not blinded by the patchouli fumes of rampant hippiedom already knew: China is run by a bunch of murderous tyrants who aren’t nearly as interested in opening up their country as they are in keeping a couple of billion people under their decrepit thumbs. After […]

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This Couldn’t Have Happened to a More Deserving Bunch of Evil Tyrants

This Couldn’t Have Happened to a More Deserving Bunch of Evil Tyrants

| January 15, 2010 | Reply

Slowly, the cracks in Tehran’s tyrannical government widen. A veteran Iranian diplomat based in Norway has resigned his post, denounced his government and urged colleagues around the world to do the same after the regime’s brutal suppression of huge opposition demonstrations last month. Mohammed-Reza Heydari, Iran’s consul in Oslo, is the first Iranian diplomat to […]

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What’s the President’s INTERPOL Game?

What’s the President’s INTERPOL Game?

| December 22, 2009 | Reply

In my own mind, I keep trying to give President Obama the benefit of the doubt. I want to believe that he loves America as she is at this very moment, that he’s dedicated to keeping her strong and sovereign. He makes me doubt, though. Oh, how he makes me doubt. Take this story, for […]

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Dancing for Water is Fine, But It Doesn’t Get Water to the Thirsty

Dancing for Water is Fine, But It Doesn’t Get Water to the Thirsty

| October 10, 2009 | Reply

*sigh* Artists around the world, and one in space, joined together Friday in an unprecedented performance to celebrate water. From his perch on the International Space Station, Canadian space tourist Guy Laliberte orchestrated an event of song, dance poetry and acrobatics in 14 cities worldwide. The two-hour show, called “Moving Stars and Earth for Water,” […]

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Just Consider This the Obamessiah Version of the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.

Just Consider This the Obamessiah Version of the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.

| October 9, 2009 | 18 Replies

I can now say that I am incapable of being surprised by world events anymore. I had that confirmed this morning when I heard this on the news and didn’t immediately drive my car into a ditch in complete and utter bewilderment at the brazenness of it all. I’m sure my ho-hum reaction says as […]

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I See What You Did There, Mr. President

I See What You Did There, Mr. President

| September 24, 2009 | 2 Replies

Here’s another particularly egregious bit from the President’s speech yesterday. In the section of the speech about Israel and the Palestinians he said: We must remember that the greatest price of this conflict is not paid by us. It’s not paid by politicians. It’s paid by the Israeli girl in Sderot who closes her eyes […]

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Pretty Words, Refuted by Blood

Pretty Words, Refuted by Blood

| September 24, 2009 | 1 Reply

There was a lot wrong with the President’s speech today before the United Nations, but I wanted to highlight this paragraph as an example of the fibs and tyrant-pandering with which the President seasoned his speech. As an African American, I will never forget that I would not be here today without the steady pursuit […]

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