June 30, 2004


• Michele Catalano rounds up Iraqi blogger opinion on the handover.

• "The United Nations may indeed be the answer, as John Kerry and Ted Kennedy insist it is," writes Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu. "But only if the question is 'what is the most morally corrupt international organization in the world?'"

• A three-year-old English boy has been denied a place at an English nursery -- because English is his first language.

• Beware of the push-up bra bandits.

• Professor Bunyip offers an Orwell tutorial to the SMH’s Julia Baird.

• Open-ended comments posts sometimes yield remarkable results. Take, for example, Bill from Boston’s charming story of his friend Craig -- and Steve, the untrainable kitty.

• Are we headed for the Dark Ages? Read this excellent essay and consider.

• Fix that hangover! Eat a cactus!

• When did Peter Garrett’s political conversion begin? About two months ago. His new belief system is nuance-less: "Whatever the Labor policy is, I support it."

• When did Andrea Harris’s political conversion begin? When she realised that being a liberal today means being a constant complainer.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 30, 2004 02:28 AM

tim, very good reading for me today, seeing as how I'm groggier than hell on Fiorinol, Hydrocod, and Midrin.

It's fun reading with only one eye able to focus. I wish I could know where the push-up bandits went; I'd like to meet them.

Just to talk, you know.

Posted by: ushie at June 30, 2004 at 04:16 AM

Fortunatly, Deb's "friend" isn't in any position of power.

Our leaders are men and women of great moral courage and intelligence. We may have our failures and setbacks, but I think things will turn out all right.

We won't have any choice but to defeat the terrorists, they'll keep hitting us whenever we show any weakness.

Posted by: gaz at June 30, 2004 at 11:18 AM