Category Archives: Foreigners

Uh… thanks?

The Associated Press: Turkish PM visits troubled Greece, backs arms cuts.

Considering that they’ve been fighting longer than anyone except Iraq and Iran, I’m not sure that if I was Greek I’d be that wild about Turkish support. But that’s just me.

Note that the PM of Turkey is named “Recep Tayyip Erdogan”. If you rearrange the letters of this name, you get, “A Cad Eyeing Property”. Nobody tell the Greeks this.

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French people are stupid

I Guess They Don’t Do Oppo Research In France – Swampland – TIME.com

I mean, this sort of thing… American political operatives would have been all over this. Any American political operatives at any time. You think that the Federalists didn’t go over Jefferson’s writings with a fine-toothed comb?

And that’s a bad thing?

Germany is ISAF’s Weakest Link | Atlantic Council

Historically speaking, a “competent German military” is always bad news.

Excuse me?

13 die as Islamic radicals, Hamas clash in Gaza – CNN.com

Hamas doesn’t qualify as “radical” anymore?

Yeah, but it sucks

Analyst: Music pieces probably composed by young Mozart – CNN.com

I mean, I’m sure it’s better than anything I could write, but Mozart’s juvenilia really isn’t very good, so I have to figure that something composed before he learned musical notation must be very bad indeed.

Take that, Chavez!

Venezuelan national team shows up in Birmingham, but no tournament – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

So this guy invited the Venezuelan national basketball team to a “tournament” in Birmingham. But there were no other international teams, just a local semipro outfit. (The Venezuelans lost to them. Venezuela is not a basketball power.) The guy says that the other teams couldn’t get visas. Really, none of them? And from what I can tell, nobody around here had heard about the tournament. Certainly, I hadn’t. The Venezuelans wound up having to throw themselves on the mercy of the local Hispanic community just for food and shelter. Amazingly, from what I can tell, Larry Langford is not involved in this. Next stop: Olympics!

You really don’t

In honeymoon scuba death, Australia doesn’t want to be new Aruba, Alabama attorney general says – al.com

“On my word, unleash Nancy Grace!”