Occasional News and comments on the situation in Post-Saddam Iraq by an Iraqi-American living in Texas
Freddie Starr ate my hamster!
Fake Freddie hammed my hatester!
I love that time lapse in the last minute of the vid.
Saudi woman defies religious police by wearing nail polish
Bruno, did you have a nice Africa Day?JG$, did you have a nice Sinn Féin Ard Fheis?
My guess on Ireland's European Fiscal Compact Treaty referendum seems to be holding up with less than a week to go. "Yes" leads 60-40 in the polls when "Don't Knows" are excluded. Another poll that only included people saying they are likely to vote had 58-42. However, the "Don't Knows" at 25% could still hold some surprises. I expect that the "Yes" margin in the poll itself could narrow, on foot of developments in France and Greece, a strong performance of "No" compaigners in a televised debate last week, and general disgruntlement with government policy, rising taxes, and unemployment.
Good job. (The subject of the video, that is. :))It's nice to see that some people can work together.
Looks like it's going to be Mursi and Shafiq in the runoff. You know, sometimes you just want to smack some people upside the head and ask...what on earth were you thinking?!
A Lehman's moment?Where exactly does one put what little savings one has?Zeyad, I hope you didn't buy that Facebook IPO. Too much hype around that to be a good bet.
Meanwhile in Syria the bloodbath continues with no help in sight.Sorry for spamming, Zeyad, but too much happening today.
One more and then I'm done.Good job...the woman in synik's link. :)
Lynnette, old timers have permission to spam. Some readers come here just to read the comments
Pete, did you check out the eurovision this year?I predicted Sweden would win as soon as I heard the song by Loreen in pur Swedish competition. Almost a perfect Eurovision performance, and a decent song all in all.I saw Ladbrokes eve shut down the betting this week since it was such a foregone conclusion.It's not done quite just yet but I'll say Sweden will win it.
Yeah, Marcus. Couldn't bring myself to sit through the whole thing. Serbia was the only song I saw, and then I watched all the voting. (Oh, and of course, the interval act which by an amazing coincidence was the president's son in law, and pretty rubbish too; I was glad there was a bit of focus on Azerbaijani political repression this week).It's comical, but if there was a European-wide war you'd only have to analyse Eurovision results to figure out who'd be on whose side. Poor old UK ... I shouldn't feel sympathy for the ancient enemy, but what a pathetic second last place.I saw Loreen's encore. Can't say I was mad about it. Let's say she's no Abba (who I remember well in the 1974 event). But then I'm less and less of a pop music fan, let alone the eurotrashy variety. I have to admit, when I heard about the Russian grannies I thought "great - at last a bit of ethnic spirit back in the competition". Then I discover that it's a bunch of 70 year olds doing the same eurotrashy rubbish! (However, I've just now discovered they did it to raise funds to rebuild their local village church destroyed by the Soviets, so I wish them well ... although if it turned out to be a Russian mafia scam I wouldn't be a bit surprised).Anyway, it's a good move getting the hosting of next year's event out of the eurozone. At least you guys might be able to afford it... although it may be that nobody else can afford to travel to it.:-)
[Zeyad] Lynnette, old timers have permission to spam.lol! I hope you are referring to my longevity on the blog and not on the earth. :)
Marcus,Loreen has a nice voice.PeteS,lol! The Russian grannies were cute.