This week in the news #6

Thursday, 9 November 2006

Dear Leader

Six Arab states join rush to go nuclear

Congratulations, George. The war on terror is making us all safer and safer. Way to go, fuckwad.

Overfishing may harm seafood population

Jesus Christ. I know Thomas Jefferson would disagree but I swear journalists are getting stupider every year.

The definition of “overfish” is not that you catch so many the restaurants can’t sell it all.

China “outstrips world” on executions –and– Microsoft Considers Pulling Out of China…

Microsoft cites repressive taxes on second children as reason for move. No, actually–

Fred Tipson, senior policy counsel for the computer giant, said concerns over the repressive regime might force it to reconsider its business in China.

Fuck you, Fred.

China executes thousands of people every year for crimes as heinous as writing articles, being Christian, or trying to get out of Tibet. I think it might be more important for the world to reconsider doing business with your blood-fed corporation.

And I believe that your rhetoric is evil bullshit. China’s human rights abuses don’t trouble you in the slightest. The only thing that does bother you is Beijing’s lack of willingness to crack down on the rampant software piracy there. Complaints about censorship and democide are merely a way to apply pressure to get what you want: more sales of Windows in Asia.

“Virtually no progress” in alleviating world hunger

From the AFP in Rome–

The world has made “virtually no progress” in eradicating hunger over the past decade despite greater wealth, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization.

Because—as you WILL get tired of hearing me say—hunger is not caused by dearth. People do not starve to death because there is no food. People starve to death because there are guns between them and the production of food. Politics cause famine, not lack of food.

With Secretaries of Defense like this, who needs enemies

Hussein to die by hanging

Oh, thank goodness. We can finally put this Iraq mess behind us.

Now if we could only make some sort of powerful friend in Iraq who can unite the Iraqis we might have a chance of stabilizing the region.

Democrats sweep elections / Rumsfeld resigns as Bush chooses former CIA director to take post

“As the head of the Republican Party, I share a large part of the responsibility,” he said at a White House news conference. “It was a thumpin’.” George W Bush

As the head up the ass of the Republican party, you should know your job title is President of the United States and not Chairman of the Republican National Committee unless you intend to quit your job to replace Ken Mehlman as the actual head of the Republican party.

Come to think of it, that’s a fabulous idea. Maybe your daddy can get you one last job.

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