Saturday, August 16, 2008


1. I think this guy has the right idea vis a vis Russia/Georgia:

Don't abandon Georgia to Moscow's 'sphere of influence'

I notice many on the Left have drawn an equivalence between this current crisis and the US invasion and occupation of Iraq, and thus have limited their criticism of Russia. But remember that old saying "two wrongs don't make a right"?

The truth is that the US was wrong to invade Iraq, and Russia was also wrong to invade Georgia. And Saakashvili is no Saddam Hussein either. This was no "humanitarian intervention"; Russia just wanted to slap Saakashvili down to teach him and any other shitty little country in Central Asia with delusions of grandeur not to snuggle up to the US and NATO. And judging by the results so far, and the general unwillingness of the international community to take any strong action in support of Georgia, it looks like mission accomplished.

2. Canada has finally won a few medals at the Olympics! Still less than half of Michael Phelps' total, though. That guy's a freak. Literally! His joints bend funny and his wingspan is more than his fucking height.

3. So much political ridiculousness going on south of the border, I can't even catalog all of it. But this video of MSNBC's David Shuster taking on the Hillary die-hards of PumaPac was a riot:

(h/t Balloon Juice)

And may I just suggest to all the morons in the US media that John McCain demonstrating his ignorance of recent history and eagerness to start a war with Russia is NOT "displaying his foreign policy credentials". Christ, what will it take for these idiots to wake up?

4. Courtesy of MovieWeb, the first photos of The Dark Knight DVD and Blu-ray releases:

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there'll be a Blu-ray set that includes the Bat-pod or the mask, which is a real bummer. No release date yet, but they are probably aiming for a December release.

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