01-02-06

Last of the Quotomatics

Yet who would have thought the old man would have had so much backbone in him?

Now the choices before the global Jihad are as follows: up the ante and humble Europe in its entirety or back down and eat crow. If they push forward the likeness of Mohammed will probably be plastered on thousands of newspaper and Internet websites before the week is up. It's a no-win situation for the Islamists which no one -- not the Danish cartoonists, nor Ramussen, nor Muslim clerics, nor even the startled Europeans themselves -- could have predicted. - Wretchard

Citoyen Louis Capet, come on down!

Wanneer een vorst, die over geen enkele democratische legitimiteit beschikt, het zich permitteert de grootste partij van Vlaanderen de wacht aan te zeggen, dan gedraagt Coburg zich als een dictator, waarvoor in een échte democratie geen plaats meer is. - Frank Vanhecke

Quite

And congratulations to CNN international correspondent Christiane Amanpour, who has declared the Iraq war unwinnable. Unfortunately for her, she is not the “most trusted man in America” and you don’t see national leaders saying “well, if we’ve lost Amanpour, we’ve lost America.” - Charlie Munn

Add disclaimer

The reason that it’s forbidden in Islam to create a likeness of Muhammed is that Muhammed is afraid that Jack Bauer will recognize him. - Emperor Darth Misha I

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30-01-06

Heart of Stone

Finally you have the perfect excuse for buying one of these.

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Axel 's the man!

...and the news that local talent LVB has reached gandhi-con level 2.

More at rigoreus.

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26-01-06

Bummer...

Galloway evicted from Big Brother

He maintained it had been a "good idea", both for him and his Respect party, that he had taken part in the programme.

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22-01-06

Quotomatic 13

Last of the Mohicans

The Israelis are usually pretty upfront about their willingness to conduct assassination against their enemies, so perhaps it is time the Israeli airforce paid Assad a visit and when asked why they killed him, they should reply "Why not? We wanted to give folks in Lebanon something to smile about and in any case we would have been accused of killing him anyway regardless of how he eventually snuffed it". - Perry de Havilland

same difference...

Eigenlijk is het geval-Hariche bijzonder ontluisterend voor al wie nog geloofde dat de PS geen fundamenteel Vlaams-vijandige partij is en blijft, ook al heeft Di Rupo een paar cursussen Nederlands gevolgd. Zo maakte Philippe Moureaux van zijn hart niet bepaald geen moordkuil toen hij de reactie van de Vlamingen op de benoeming van Hariche kristalhelder wist te analyseren: niet dat zij amper een woord Nederlands kan aflezen van een blaadje papier is het échte probleem van de Vlamingen, maar wel dat zij allochtoon is, en dus zijn de Vlamingen racisten. Of waren de Vlamingen per definitie racisten en moest het dus wel haar allochtone achtergrond zijn, en niet haar gebrek aan talenkennis, ik wil er vanaf zijn. Hoe dan ook, allochtonen hoeven zich in Brussel niets van de taalwetten aan te trekken, en het is niet de eerste keer dat een PS-politicus uit dat vaatje probeert te tappen. - Filip van Laenen

No Peace in our Time

Perhaps one of the reasons the US adopted the military approach against terrorism and struck at targets amenable to the application of force was that it was obliged to use the only instruments of national power which reliably worked. They had a bureaucratic repertoire which in any case was all they could play. All the talk about "nuanced" or "sophisticated" approaches evaded the fact that there were no effective policy instruments between a diplomatic note and sending in the Marines. After you composed a nuanced and literary diplomatic demarche there was nothing left but to order in the Third Infantry Division. If American society really wanted the capability to covertly upend mentally disturbed dictators it would take the trouble to build up the mechanism to do it. Instead, General Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency recently had to explain before a hostile audience at the National Press Club why it was necessary to wiretap Al Qaeda. - Wretchard

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16-01-06

"Go On Home British Soldiers Loanwords"

"Onbenul" for nitwit? That's a tad mild. Try "oetlul".

Don't you have a fookin language of your own.

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10-01-06

Goodies

SchwarzTech reports new Intel imacs.

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