I'm sure in ancient tmes, scholars wept like I am over stories like this, knowing the tombs of the Kings were looted and the library of Alexandria burned:
By Bassem Ali
Azzaman, September 4, 2006
A smuggler with 246 ancient treasures which he wanted to take out of the country was seized in the southern city of Amara.
The pieces were among some of the finest in the country, a police statement said.Read below the fold...
As events would have it, though, our nation is led by men who have carefully avoided both war and literature. By men devoid of a sense of the nation's and their own moral fallibility. By men who have led us into a moral desert and aren't even looking for a way back home.Read below the fold...
So Lieberman loses the Democratic primary, then forms his own party and runs against the Democractic winner.
I'd say Joe's behavior is an exact match to the dictionary definition.
Sometimes the truth just doesn't sound "neutral."
And sometimes the truth hurts.
Joe, in this case. Sorry about that. Read below the fold...
And by hopeful I mean Bush gets Fucked, and a few small roadblocks are put in place of the Republican drive to replace the Constitution with an authoritarian form of government.
Amid the whirl of developments, the prospects for congressional passage of the wiretapping and detainee policies were unclear in the waning 10 days before lawmakers recess so they can campaign for the Nov. 7 elections.Read below the fold...
Whenever I want to baseline the country's Bad Craziness, I check out the Rapture Index, your "prophetic speedometer of end-time activity":
Rapture index closes up 1 on false Christs, ecumenism. Volcanoes down
[+1] False Christs: A gentleman in Florida has made news by claiming to be Christ.
[+1] Ecumenism: The outrage over the Pope's comments about Islam is helping the ecumenical movement.
[-1] Volcanoes: The lack of activity has downgraded this category.Read below the fold...
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran [was] scheduled to address the General Assembly just hours after Mr. Bush does today as the tense negotiations over Iranâ€™s nuclear program continue.
Mr. Bush said flatly on Friday that he would not meet with Mr. Ahmadinejad at the United Nations this week â€” or any other week, anywhere else â€” if the Iranian leader did not first comply with his demands.Read below the fold...