I hereby make terroristic threats against all the dicklords and arseclowns involved in the prosecution of William Poole. And also against anyone who makes the moronic claim that the US has greater freedom of speech than the UK. Just because there’s a piece of paper saying this is the case, doesn’t mean that it is (see also this, and this).
SBBS’s Person of the Day is Jim Short, current holder of the Dick Lord Award.
Fafblog is one of the best satirical organs in existence. This piece on the wave of almost-peaceful sort-of-democratization gently drifting through the Middle East is sheer genius, especially as it could easily have been created straight-facedly by most of the neocon and Decent Left (TM) commentariat.
Relatedly, a Daniel comes to judgement on the lessons to be learned from Argentina and Lebanon.
The Americans, apparently due to some kind of administrative fuck-up, have put the Canadian foreign minister on their no-fly list.
I wonder how long it’ll be before assorted War on Terra cheerleaders start coming up with spurious arguments that Bill Graham is Really A Terrorist And The Americans Were Right?
Here are two excellent suggestions on what should be done with the countryside. I favour the first (the article) on the grounds of amusement, and the second (the comment) on the grounds of It Being The Right Thing To Do.
This one involves Mark Steyn. Oh yes it does. You know what to do.
A random example (among many) of Mr Helm’s demolition of Mr Steyn involves this quote from the latter: "Already, more people each week attend Friday prayers at British mosques than Sunday service at Christian churches".
The actual study, which claimed that more people attend mosques than Anglican churches in the UK, was itself based on some tenuous assumptions. But Mr Steyn must be either a liar or a retard to extrapolate that survey to *all* Christian churches. This not terribly reliable source implies somewhere around 3.6 million total churchgoers for this year, compared to less than a million mosquegoers.
If you like, you can visit the Republic of Shot by both sides – although take care not to damage any endangered hypnotoads.
Oh, while I’m here – Squander 2 (yes, he’s libertoonianish, but relatively sensible) is having hosting disasters and is currently stuck back at Blogspot.