Saturday, September 15, 2007

oh, Tuvalu

September 14, 2007
World Briefing | South Pacific
Tuvalu: A Cry for Help
The Pacific island state of Tuvalu begged the rest of the world to do more to combat global warming before it sank beneath the ocean. The group of atolls and reefs, home to some 10,000 people, is barely six feet above sea level on average, and one study predicted that, at the current rate, the ocean will swallow the country in 30 to 50 years. “We keep thinking that the time will never come,” Deputy Prime Minister Tavau Teii said. “The alternative is to turn ourselves into fish and live under water.”

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sheeeee's baaaacccckkkkkk!

Elisabeth Bumiller returns to the Times, as reviewed by Tim Grieve in Salon.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

iPhone vs. Blackberry

Paul Boutin sums it up in Slate:
An e-mail that says "Sent from my BlackBerry" gives the impression that you're on the move but still chained to work, e-mailing from the elevator. An e-mail that says "Sent from my iPhone" conjures an image of a doofus who wants you to know he has an iPhone.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

No Petraeus report

About that "Petraeus Report" --

Actually, it's not going to be written by Petraeus. It's going to be written by the White House.

The LATimes reported this back on Aug 15 (just scroll down to paragraph #28).


Sometimes you've just got to hand it to those ANSWER people. Today they had a press conference near the White House about their Sept 15 anti-war rally and their continued battle to be able to wheat-paste signs for it around the city. Cameras rolling, they pasted their signs, and got arrested. Not bad.

Watch it here.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Tell me this is some kind of joke..

After Months of Flirting, Thompson Is Almost In

The campaign of Fred D. Thompson, who has been running for president for months, formally announced yesterday that he would formally announce his bid for the Republican nomination for president next Thursday.