Author Archives: Headmistress

“Torture and Rats Not Necessary…”

A few years back we purchased a vacuum cleaner from a door to door salesman. That is a very long and funny story in its own right, and I suspect before we were through the vacuum cleaner salesman was wishing he’d offered us money not to buy a vacuum cleaner from him.But that story isn’t […]

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A Very Mooooving Piece of Art

Here (not all links from this site are, er, edifying) A cow is living on top of a ten storey building in Santiago in a work of performance art. It was kidnapped on its way to a slaughter house by a group of artists who won’t reveal their names. The cow was lifted by crane […]

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Bolton Nomination

Spot on WSJ article here. Eric at Classical Values has an extensive background information on Melody Townsel, the woman who seems to have derailed the Bolton nomination by her accusation (made for the first time to the commission in the last week or so) that several years ago Bolton chased her down and pounded on […]

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U.N. Oil for Food Scandal

“Two senior investigators with the committee probing corruption inthe U.N. oil-for-food program have resigned in protest, saying theybelieve a report that cleared Kofi Annan of meddling in the $64billion operation was too soft on the secretary-general, a panelmember confirmed Wednesday. The investigators felt the IndependentInquiry Committee, led by former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman PaulVolcker, played […]

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Bloggers as light at the end of the tunnel?

Well, I think so. After years of having to put up with unbalanced, sometimes dishonest, and just untrustworthy sources for news, I’ve found some of the best political blogs to be as refreshing as opening up all the windows in a smoke-filled room. But Phil Boas says blogs are the light at the end of […]

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