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04 August 2009 @ 12:31 pm
Sin bins, empty factories, and Buddhist treasures  
TUESDAY NEWSDAY:
* So, what's the exit strategy for Afghanistan?
* Can China save the world's economy?
* Empty factories stand as grim reminders of the shifting economy.
* The struggle for gay rights in Israel. (I'm always surprised they're not more tolerant over there.)
* Speechless: Britain's "sin bins." Because we have always been at war with Oceania. (Courtesy ninjacooter.)
* BAGnewsNotes on Michelle Malkin.
* Good news! Evidence that fisheries can bounce back from the brink. (Courtesy MGK.)
* Rare Buddhist artifacts, not seen for more than 70 years, have been unearthed in the Gobi Desert.

 
 
 
Son of Mudflapsonofmudflap on August 4th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
>But Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling

SHADOW HOME?! I'm sure I'm being provincial and not getting why he's the SHADOW HOME SECRETARY, but jesus christ, the sci-fi Big Brother writes itself.

Also:

>Mr Balls

"Mr. Balls is associated with the Shadow Home Secretary."

I'm waiting for Darth Secretary at this point.
Son of Mudflapsonofmudflap on August 4th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
I have educated myself on Shadow Home Secretary. They couldn't have found a better term?

Darth Secretary
Lord Sauron Secretary
The Dark Secretary
Vlad Secretary
Tarsustarsus4 on August 4th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
He's really just a palette swap.
PMMJ: Politicscheetahmaster on August 4th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
because all they deserve is humorous derision
How the Birthers might take on Obama's birthday card.
Son of Mudflapsonofmudflap on August 4th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
Re: because all they deserve is humorous derision
Birthers give me a running migraine.
Blinkysqueegibo on August 4th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
A farmer replies to Michael Pollan. From the AEI, so read with a grain of salt. Still, an interesting read.
PMMJ: Politicscheetahmaster on August 4th, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
Heh, I skipped a step and posted a good rebuttal last week.
Blinkysqueegibo on August 4th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
Oh hey, I saw the rebuttal but didn't connect it to the article. Welcome to Slowsville, population: me.