Sunday, September 24, 2006

ABC Grammar Still on Strike

Check out the Blue Days lead-in on the right. Surely it should be "There are reports" not "There's reports"?

I think ABC's grammar walked off at Thursday's strike and never came back.

UPDATE: More evidence here:

Did they mean dissatisfied? Google reckons so.

Soon, we'll start having doubts about the veracity of the photos they use.

Friday, September 22, 2006

The Glass is 10% Full

From the ABC News Online Hamas rejects Israel recognition option (they now have an option?):

Western states have demanded that a new Palestinian unity government recognise Israel.
So it's no longer all UN member countries demanding that another UN member be recognised. Just Western states.

Lest We Forget

From Maj.-Gen. Alain Pellegrini, the commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon:

"UNIFIL does not plan to deploy along the border between Lebanon and Syria," he said. "This border is airtight and hermetically closed by the Lebanese army."
There is something about his absolute certainty that makes one think it'll come back to haunt him. It is the Middle East, you know.

The only question is how long before it boomerangs.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Are the Islamofascist Terrorists Winning?

Who knows, but they are certainly not slowing down. Au contraire, things have been getting worse in the last five years.

The graph below shows the number of deaths by month (from 9/11 to June 2006). The line is a moving average. Click to enlarge.

Here's a graph of the number of incidents per month:


Cycle of violence? More like a factories of violence.

The assembly lines need to be shutdown.

It Must Be a Democracy

They have a gavel.

ABC News Online caption for the photo reads:

The gavel of the Speaker of the Palestinian Parliament is seen in Ramallah.
(C) Reuters / Loay Abu Haykel
Reuters ... hmm ... where's the Green Helmet guy?

Sunday, September 10, 2006

None Needed at Reuters

The American Thinker reports that Saddam Hussein had a source within the Associated Press:

Document ISGQ-2005-00026108.pdf dated July 25 2000 is a report from an Iraqi Intelligence officer to different Iraqi Intelligence Directorates talking about information provided to them from a trusted source that works in the Associated Press (AP).
Only one?

As for Reuters, there was no need to have anyone deliberately placed in there.

(Hat tip: Little Green Footballs)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Finance 101 for the Eurodhimmis

The Europeans are back:

The European Union said Friday it has begun paying "social allowances" to 625,000 Palestinians left unpaid and impoverished because of the financial crisis besetting the Hamas-led Palestinian government.

The EU is funneling some US$771,000 a month through the program, launched in July for a three-month period. [EU External Relations Commissioner Benita] Ferrero-Waldner said she hoped a review this month would result in its continuation.

"We have kept our promise to help relieve the suffering of the Palestinian people during the current crisis," she told reporters.
Lesson 1 for the Eurodhimmis is to understand the fungibility of money.
Ismail has $10m. He does not have enough to (a) pay the wages of his people and (b) pay for the explosives, weapons and ammunition. He must make a choice.

Just then, there's a knock on the door and in walks Benita with a wad of cash.
Complete the story.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Kofi's Flickr album

Check out who Kofi's got in his Flickr photo album:

It's a who's-who in the terrorist & tyrant zoo!

In the ultimate moral equivalence schema that is the UN, it's one democracy one vote, and one tyrant one vote.