10-11-05

Proving once again that no good deed goes unpunished

Ungrateful wretches!:

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched a scathing attack against Lebanon's leaders on Thursday, accusing them of turning their country into a hotbed of conspiracy against Damascus.

In an unprecedented attack on the Beirut government, Assad said Prime Minister Fouad Siniora had allowed Lebanon to become a base for Syria's enemies.

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07-11-05

Kingdom of Quotomatic

"[T]here really is an explosive ''Arab street,'' but it's in Clichy-sous-Bois".

If burning the 'burbs gets you more ''respect'' from Chirac, they'll burn 'em again, and again. - Mark Steyn

Heh.

Een cynicus zou zeggen dat Antwerpen heeft wat het verdient: een onverdraagzame allochtoon als cultureel icoon. - "De Morgen" on Ramsey Nasr

Bozocide

When you start to think, "Better the monster we know than the chaos we don't know," you are ready to go to Munich and return triumphantly with "peace in our time," which might, with luck, last as long as a year and a half. Orson Scott Card

Where are the friends of Klendaathu when you need them?

I’m a devout Heinlein fan and there are few things more pleasing to me than to watch the frackin’ aliens get blown to bits without wasting a month debating their “root causes”. - Emperor Misha I

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01-11-05

"Crystal Blue Persuasion"

Readers of our local daily "De Standaard" may get the impression Alito is just about to die from advanced cancer or something, with the lime-green picture and all.

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31-10-05

"While The Earth Sleeps"

I think we're gonna need a bigger boat transformer:

Six police officers were injured and 11 people detained following the latest rioting Sunday night, with youths burning eight cars and setting garbage bins alight, authorities of the Seine-Saint-Denis region said.

The rioting in Clichy-Sous-Bois was triggered by the electrocution deaths Thursday night of two teenagers, 15 and 17 years old, who took refuge in a power substation to escape police.

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30-10-05

Meanwhile, in Iran...

 

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Final Quotomatic

As Syrian retirements go, he could do worse

The only analysis of Rami's apparent flight is that the Assad regime has come to an end, for all practical purposes. - Captain Ed

Uhm, yeah.

misschien zijn ze gaan pleiten voor mijn zender [in Moskou] - Jurgen Verstrepen on absent senators

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29-10-05

Like, giving free stuff to robbers.

One of Gilbert & Sullivan's characters suggested the punishment fit the crime. But here's a case where the punishment is identical to the crime:

New Orleans officers fired for desertion

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