Yahoo! News – Man Commits Suicide After Sex with Hen

Yahoo! News – Man Commits Suicide After Sex with Hen
“The hen was slaughtered after the incident. ”

Why? Was it the hen’s fault?

Unrelated update: If you ended up here on a search for “Hunter S. Thompson commits suicide” as at least one viewer did, I do have a relevant post here.

Yahoo! News – Surprised UN 'Respects' Choice of New Iraqi Leader

Yahoo! News – Surprised UN ‘Respects’ Choice of New Iraqi Leader
“The United Nations (news – web sites) was caught off-guard on Friday when the Iraqi Governing Council announced it had chosen Iyad Allawi to lead the interim government taking office June 30 but “respects” the choice, U.N. officials said.”

Isn’t that what sovereign nations do, choose their own leaders? Wouldn’t it be a rather hollow ‘sovereignty’ that required the UN’s acquiescence in the selection of a leader? So the UN was surprised, big deal. So they ‘respect’ the Iraqi choice, again, big deal. The choice isn’t theirs to respect or disrespect any more than any other sovereign nation’s choice of laters. Frankly, if the lives of 750 Americans, with not one blue helmet so much as scratched, is to mean anything; if the Iraqi people are going to have meaningful sovereignty and real freedom; if a representative republic is ever going to be achieved in Iraq; the Iraqi people should have no less than we expect for ourselves, the right to choose their own leaders and the UN be damned.

News? – Latest News? – Nixon Was Too 'Loaded' to Take Heath's Crisis Call

This is news? It was 31 years ago and any Hunter S. Thompson fan already knew that Nixon had a penchant for getting drunk on gin and praying to the portrait of Abraham Lincoln.

Scotsman.com News – Latest News – Nixon Was Too ‘Loaded’ to Take Heath’s Crisis Call
On the night of October 11, 1973, just days into the Arab-Israeli War and with the US and Soviet Union on a seeming collision course, Mr Heath tried to reach Nixon by phone to discuss the crisis.

%u201CCan we tell them, %u2018No ?%u201D%u2019 Dr Kissinger asked his assistant, Brent Scowcroft, who had told him of the request from Number 10. %u201CWhen I talked to the president, he was loaded.%u201D

How about a trade?

How about this, Mr. President, let’s do a trade just like in baseball. One that will make you forget that deal with Sammy Sosa. We trade John McCain, Susan Collins and a Congressman to be named later for Joe Lieberman and, just making it official for his last 6 months in office, Zell Miller. No shift in balance of power, just a little honesty and some deadweight off our hands next Republican Senate primary.

The Kerry Spot on National Review Online
The one Democrat who seemed to anything positive to say about Bush’s speech was Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.

“Obviously, there are no guarantees, but he did what he had to do,” Lieberman said. “He’s shoring up American support and reminding us why we must win this battle against the terrorists and the Baathists. Let’s not be a chorus of doubters to undermine the support of the American people. This is the test. If we don’t win in Iraq, we’re going to feel it a lot closer to home.”