Around the blogosphere

10.17.04

Alan has the follow-up on the UNRWA story, namely that Kofi Annan is backing Peter Hansen, the corrupt agency head who freely admits employing terrorists, among other things. I can’t claim to be too surprised at that one.

Debbye has thoughts on the CBC’s “Greatest Canadian” contest, something I’ve tried to avoid watching because I knew it would make me very very angry. Judging by the top 30, it seems we’re propagating our own stereotypes as a nation, voting in hockey players, any popstar or movie star with crossover American success, and iconofied politicians. The fact that this is a contest where Don Cherry can place in a top 10 alongside Alexander Graham Bell should say it all. *Sigh*.

Imshin is absolutely required reading, lashing out at those who believe that Israel should not exist. She also points to this article, published in the Guardian, about anti-Americanism and antisemitism in Europe.

And this is a little late, but Burnside has packed in his keyboard. Another casualty of the blogosphere. He’ll be missed.

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1 Jonny 10.18.04 at 4:50 PM

I can’t claim to be too surprised at that one.

Neither can I. The only thing that suprises me is that the UN didn’t introduce a resolution condemning Israel for the earthquake in Iran.

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2 kahane 10.21.04 at 11:22 PM

igor’s post expresses exactly my sentiments: http://www.livejournal.com/~topk/60623.html

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