On Monday, we posted about a 'Comment is Free' essay by Chris McGreal on the death of Nelson Mandela. McGreal complained of the "hypocrisy" of Western leaders who now "extol South Africa's first democratically elected president," while failing to acknowledge their nations' histories of “consigning Mandela and the to the terrorism list”.
We noted that though McGreal poured particular scorn on Israeli President Shimon Peres (for praising "Mandela’s sacrifices for freedom" while ignoring the military pacts with Pretoria he allegedly signed decades earlier), McGreal failed to mention his own blockbuster Guardian "
They come in various colors, white, a ginger brown, black, and mixtures of the three. A few have long coats and all have pointed snouts. And they are not pets, or so we thought. The dogs live in the street scrounging in the sweeping piles and jumping with strong legs to scale a low fence for a morsel. They are "hunters and maybe gatherers," just trying to survive.
...just answering machines.
A small screen-capture extract from the response of MPs to this morning's Slog exclusive about vacancy fibs at the JobCentrePlus site:
Comically pathetic and entirely predictable. The legislature of the Mother of Parliaments speaks:
'This acknowledgement has been triggered automatically, thank you for contacting the office. I can confirm that your e-mail has been received by my computer because It is important to me to ensure that you receive a reply as soon as possible.
Getting It Backwards
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By Alan Caruba ~
I think the bulk of the U.S. population, particularly likely voters in 2014, have reached the point where they no longer believe anything President Obama says.
It coincides with what may be the lowest level of confidence in the U.S. Congress. Its Democratic members all voted for Obamacare without reading it and the harm it is doing to millions of Americans, along with its total lack of constitutional legitimacy, will likely see those running for election and reelection in the 2014 midterms defeated.
In our small apartment in New York there was very little room for extraneous things like Christmas trees – but somehow we managed to have one every year. It was certainly nothing like the mammoth that appeared in Rockefeller Center, but it was fresh and new and smelled piney.
Mom had embroidered a beautiful tree skirt replete with cherubs and Wise Men and candles and there were several boxes which I presumed contained the gifts that the Magi had brought to the baby Jesus.