Monday, November 30, 2009

Come Back Saddam All Is Forgiven

Come back old love and bring your dictatorship with you, this democracy is killing us.

A television channel dedicated to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has appeared on Arab satellite networks.

Its launch came on the third anniversary, on the Islamic calendar, of the former president's execution.

It is not clear who is behind the channel which broadcasts the speeches, images and even poetry of Saddam Hussein, backed with patriotic music.

It is broadcast from outside Iraq and some analysts suspect his former political supporters of bankrolling it. more

O/T, but then maybe not, not according to Dubya it ain't, it's a sure sign of a burgeoning democracy said G Dubya as he tried to make light of it.

But having given it a little thought maybe he's right, the journo got a kicking and sentenced to three years in the slammer. I cannot help but wonder then, had the same thing happened at a Whitehouse briefing, that the perp would have got a kicking and thirty years in Levenworth.

I suppose that's the difference between only a burgeoning democracy and one that's truly established, American style that is.

But I didn't up the video in order to give my statement bona fides, I upped it because it's one of the funniest things I've seen in years.

And while we have the popcorn out, here's Letterman, upped primarily for my European visitors.

Staying with dumb pols, here's one who makes Dubya look like Richard Dawkins.

Aspiring President, the one and only Sarah Palin.

Giant Blobs Appear Off Japan


Japan's fishing industry is under threat from an unusual predator. Swarms of giant jellyfish have appeared along the Pacific coast after apparently drifting from spawning grounds in Chinese and Korean waters.

The Echizen jellyfish have already cost the industry millions of Yen. 90sec clip