Category Archives: Middle East

Terroridiocy

This sounds like a Flight of the Conchords skit, it’s so hilariously absurdist. Wonder how his fellow comrades feel about this moron blundering around next to them. New-Zealand English teacher-turned-terrorist Mark Taylor, who shot into the public eye last year after publicly burning his Kiwi passport and then asking for a new one has blundered […]

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Louis Jordan — Whats the Use of Getting Sober

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1kUGewkFpQ iTunes: “You need to hear this right now.” Me: “You always know what I like, iTunes.” iTunes: “Shut up, boy.”

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http://www.rrj.ca/issue/2005/summer/549/ The Onion AV Club published a review recently of a Norm MacDonald film. I’m not a huge fan of Norm, but his brother Neil is another story. Believe it or not, one of America’s most gormless comic clowns is the brother of Canada’s hardest-ass newsman. Neil MacDonald has been reporting for CBC News for […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080515/ap_on_re_mi_ea/bush_mideast_70;_ylt=AneTzSaMlpeXd.f_ehDUh40E1vAI Another delayed headline that fairly screams out for some snark. Bush envisions Middle East free of oppression Is this before or after he signed more arms deals with Israel?

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080229/wl_nm/palestinians_israel_dc_14;_ylt=AhffXMGvX6aMyW9cV0w_oQIE1vAI A senior Israeli defense official said on Friday that Palestinians firing rockets from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip would bring upon themselves what he termed a “shoah,” the Hebrew word for holocaust or disaster. Israel continues to reinforce its image as a big, cloddish bully, this time by invoking its own history of horror and […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080123/wl_nm/palestinians_egypt_blast_dc_7 Congratulations, Israel, on granting Hosni Mubarak a stage on which to present himself as a humanitarian and supporter of peace: Palestinians in the Gaza Strip demolished part of the “security” fence on the Egyptian border, and flooded in to buy necessaries that the Israeli government are denying them – by denying electricity and trade […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070313/ap_en_mo/iran300_movie;_ylt=AquHEOJjD1twEiUSVI8nV3jqChkF The hit American movie “300” has angered Iranians who say the Greeks-vs-Persians action flick insults their ancient culture and provokes animosity against Iran… “The film depicts Iranians as demons, without culture, feeling or humanity, who think of nothing except attacking other nations and killing people,” Ayende-No said in its article Tuesday. I would suggest […]

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BBC NEWS | Middle East | Star-crossed lovers quit West Bank

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6405799.stm The BBC reports on a “star crossed” (checkpoint-crossed is more apt) couple from the Middle East, who find themselves forced to leave in order to pursue a normal married life. She, as a Jew, is not accepted by his Palestinian neighbours (and doubt is cast on his allegiances too), and he can’t get passed […]

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World – FoxNews.com

http://www.foxnews.com/world/index.html I’m becoming increasingly attuned to the “Most Read” and “Most Emailed” lists provided by mainstream media. One quick glance can sum up both the range of articles provided, and the zeitgeist of the site’s readership. The New York Times – long a favourite paper – demonstrates its excellent mix of whimsy, reportage, editorial and […]

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World – Reuters – Yahoo! News

http://news.yahoo.com/i/586 Instant cynicism – just add headlines: Baghdad morgue took 16,000 bodies in 2006 Rice tells Abbas U.S. will expand peace drive

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