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Al-Qaeda plays the race card against Barack Obama… no, seriously

November 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

In what is the clearest and most hilariously pathetic example of how far Al-Qaeda has fallen since 9/11, today they actually resorted to race-baiting President-elect Barack Obama. No, seriously: Al-Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri is criticizing Barack Obama in a new message, calling him a demeaning racial term implying that the president-elect is a black American who does the [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · World News

Why we overreact to terrorism

September 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Good episode of Real Time this weekend.  Bill Maher wonders how America would have reacted to recent events– the Metrolink crash in Los Angeles and Hurricane Ike– had they been the result of terrorism. What differentiates terrorism from natural and accidental disasters is that terrorism is, by my definition, politically motivated violence with the threat of [...]

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Hurricane Ike Bear

September 14th, 2008 · No Comments

I think bear costumes are funny. I think newsroom bloopers are funny. So as you can imagine, this video really made my day. And, yes, that is the extent of our Hurricane Ike coverage here on TWP.

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I’m ten years old

April 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Clearly. Because I cannot stop laughing at this logo for London’s Office of Government Commerce. Don’t see it? Tilt your head 90 degrees to the left. Still don’t see it? A spokesman for OGC said: “It is true that it caused a few titters among some staff when viewed on its side, but on consideration [...]

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April 4, 1968

April 4th, 2008 · No Comments

40 years ago today: And the night before:

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Bigger news: Castro, Musharraf, or Blu-ray?

February 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Cuban President Fidel Castro, who has outlasted 10 U.S. Presidents over half a century, resigns. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf’s party loses bigger than Bush’s did in 2006. And everyone who bought an Xbox 360 loses even bigger than that.

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Tags: Entertainment · World News