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'Ingrid of the Jungle': the wacky comic version of Betancourt's story | The Observers:
What if Ingrid Betancourt had travelled to the Colombian jungle after agreeing to a fake high-profile kidnapping? What if Nicolas Sarkozy had orchestrated her rescue to boost his popularity ratings and to settle an old score with former primer minister Dominique de Villepin?

Just as Franco-Colombian politician and former FARC hostage Ingrid Betancourt launches her memoirs, Even Silence Has an End, a whole different version of her story is also hitting bookstores in France. Ingrid de la Jungle (Ingrid of the Jungle), a comic book written by French writers Serge Scotto and Eric Stoffel, and illustrator Richard di Martino, is a highly politically incorrect take on Betancourt's captivity and its political implications in France.


Usually I blow off 90% of what shows up in my inbox from France 24, but once in a while they deliver some amazing (or at least interesting) stuff. I wonder when someone will get around to doing this for that lying popinjay Rigoberta Menchu.
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Leadership: Chinese General Declares Democracy The Ultimate Weapon:
Liu is a special kind of officer. He's a political officer, a job invented by the Russians during the Soviet period. The political officer is assigned to units from company size on up, and is second in command of the unit. The political officer is responsible for the political loyalty of all the officers and troops in the unit.


When even the commissars are saying the system is broken, is the CCP pragmatic enough to listen? If so, they'll be the first ones. Ever. RTWT. (Ace)
wombat_socho: Wombat (SSuiseiseki)
Hot Air » Hillary: Let the babies starve until we fund abortions:
Does Hillary Clinton think it is more important to promote liberal Western ideologies than to address the critical needs of the women and children of Africa and Asia? Does she prefer to promote the tired, old eugenic orthodoxies of the largely discredited population-control movement? Is Hillary Clinton — and the Obama administration — willing to hold up funding for maternal and infant health because of a dogmatic commitment to a universal right to abortion on demand?


Are these rhetorical questions? Do these people have no familiarity with the Clinton and Obama record and current policy on these issues? Anyone who is surprised at any of these shenanigans is too innocent to be reporting on politics in this day and age. Maybe too innocent to be reporting on anything in America.
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Or whatever they're calling it this week at Foggy Bottom.

The Corner - National Review Online:
The region is bubbling, lots of it (including Afghanistan) due to Iran, and we still have no Iran policy. Dennis Ross doesn't seem to have one. While we're purging, send him back to the lecture circuit and find someone who sees the war plain, and can wage political war on the mullahs.


Yeah, like that's going to happen under this Administration. There are days when I think GVDL is right, and it's going to take another 9/11 (or something worse) to convince a lot of Americans to take Iran seriously, and then there are days when I think even that horror won't be enough. At which point I really regret having had to give up drinking.

QOTD

Jun. 23rd, 2010 10:12 am
wombat_socho: Wombat (WTF)
Nestle Barge to Ply the Amazon, Bringing Ice Cream and Rage - Business - The Atlantic:
What is best in life?

"Hot water, good dentistry and soft toilet paper".
-Cohen the Barbarian


Y RLY.
If nothing else, Megan's providing a valuable public service by turning a spotlight on these arrogant "public health" jackasses that know what's best for everyone else.

Related: CSPI Wants to Make Your Happy Meal Sad. Will no-one rid us of these troublesome scolds?
wombat_socho: Wombat (SSuiseiseki)
Barcepundit (English edition):
VIRTUALLY ALL the coverage of judge Garzón's suspension in the English-language media lacks a basic understanding of recent events at best, or outright distortion at worst (yeah, I know, big surprise), on the nature of the accusation against him, the circumstances that surround it, and Spain's recent history.


As a Falangist, I'm enjoying the spectacle of this showboating bully getting hoist by his own petard. Few people in modern Spain deserve it more. RTWT.
wombat_socho: Wombat (SSuiseiseki)
As seen by VICE magazine. Kudos to Shane Smith and his cameraman for pulling this off; this is some seriously weird shit. But then everything in the land of Dear Leader is weird. (Kate)
wombat_socho: Wombat (Politics)
State Department leans hard on Israel over Gazan Fulbright Scholars, later shows off its Emily Litella impression.
What a collection of fucktards. (Instapundit)

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