Unless you've been hiding in a cave out in Afghanistan or something, I'm sure you've heard by now at least some of the whining about "sexism" emanating from Hillaryland to explain away Hillary Clinton's managing to throw away all the advantages of front-runner status and global name recognition she enjoyed at the start of the nomination race.
According to the Associated Press, Russia's Communist Party thinks the latest Indiana Jones movie is not of benefit to the party's public image.
Members of Russia's Communist Party are calling for a nationwide boycott of the new Indiana Jones movie, saying it aims to undermine communist ideology and distort history.
Apart from the absurdity of the notion that a single popcorn movie has much power to affect a party's image for good or ill, you'd think these clowns would have cottoned on by now to the fact that between 1917 and 1989 their ideological predecessors did a fine job of ruining the Communist Party's image on a truly global scale, so much so that Indiana Jones ought to be the least of their worries. Then again, if communists anywhere had a lick of sense, they wouldn't be, well, communists ... Communism is an ideology which ceased to appeal to all but idiots sometime in the 1930s.
Barely 4 weeks ago I was complaining about the bitingly cold weather in the UK, and now it's so hot that wearing more than a t-shirt is likely to put one at risk of heat stroke, that's how abruptly the weather can change in this part of the world. Still, within the ridiculously short interval which passed for "Spring" this year, I did manage to accumulate a few photos of the local fauna in bloom, which you can have a look at in slideshow form: think of this as eye candy you can't get fired for looking at ...
I've been struggling for quite some time now to find the right words with which to convey my take on Pastor Jeremiah Wright's decision to inflict the maximum possible damage to Barack Obama by going in front of the press and confirming all of white America's fears about the Angry Black Militant; now that I've read this Lexington column, however, any further agonizing on my part is superfluous, as the Economist writer puts across succinctly precisely what I've been thinking: Jeremiah Wright is an egomaniac riven with jealousy at the meteoric rise of his onetime congregant, and if it takes Wright reducing himself to a caricature before the media in order to torpedo the ambitions of an individual who looks set to move black politics away from the old, angry, oppositional style personified in the American public's eyes by Farrakhan, Sharpton and now Wright himself, then that is what Jeremiah Wright will readily do.
In light of the modern trend to enshrine as "rights" all sorts of notions which bear no recognizable relation to rights as traditionally conceived, it was only a matter of time before someone took a step like that made by a certain Ecuadorian senator.
A woman from the governing party in Ecuador has proposed that a women's right to enjoy sexual happiness should be enshrined in the country's law.