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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Borat anthem gaffe offends Kazakh shooting team
[Dawn] Kazakhstan has called the playing of a spoof of its national anthem at an international sporting event "a scandal" and demanded an investigation of the incident.

Maria Dmitrienko won a gold medal for Kazakhstan on Thursday at the Arab Shooting Championships in Kuwait, but during the award ceremony the public address system broadcast the spoof anthem from the 2006 movie "Borat," which offended many Kazakhs by portraying the country as backward and degenerate.
Borat's the best thing to happen to Kazakhstan. Possibly the only thing...
Foreign Ministry front man Ilyas Omarov told the ITAR-Tass news agency the incident "is, of course, a scandal and demands a thorough investigation, which we intend to conduct."

ITAR-Tass quoted shooting team member Oksana Stavitskaya as saying that Asian Shooting Federation President Sheikh Salman al-Sabah had apologised to the team.

"Sheikh Salman personally apologised to us. He recognised that the use of the music from the scandalous film in place of the anthem of Kazakhstan was completely a mistake of the organisers. He explained that the awards ceremony was conducted by a firm under contract," Stavitskaya said.

The Kazakh news agency Tengri quoted team Coach Anvar Yunusmetov as saying tournament organisers had downloaded various countries' national anthems from the Internet.
Posted by: Fred || 03/26/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [449 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Come on now; their potassium's better than everyone else's...
Posted by: Raj || 03/26/2012 0:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Kazakhstan greatest country in the world.
All other countries are run by little girls.
Kazakhstan number one exporter of potassium.
Other countries have inferior potassium.

Kazakhstan home of Tinshein swimming pool.
It’s length thirty meter and width six meter.
Filtration system a marvel to behold.
It remove 80 percent of human solid waste.

Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan you very nice place.
From Plains of Tarashek to Norther fence of Jewtown.
Kazakhstan friend of all except Uzbekistan.
They very nosey people with bone in their brain.

Kazakhstan industry best in the world.
We incented toffee and trouser belt.
Kazakhstan’s prostitutes cleanest in the region.
Except of course Turkmenistan’s

Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan you very nice place.
From Plains of Tarashek to Norther fence of Jewtown.
Come grasp the might phenis of our leader.
From junction with the testes to tip of its face!
Posted by: tu3031 || 03/26/2012 1:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Old news, two days old at least.
Posted by: gromky || 03/26/2012 9:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Still number one in Potassium.
Posted by: Hellfish || 03/26/2012 12:17 Comments || Top||

#5  It hurts to look at the graphic, but I have to ....
Posted by: gorb || 03/26/2012 15:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Kazakhstan is a real country?

/innocent look
Posted by: Pappy || 03/26/2012 21:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Kazakhstan is a real country?

In reply, I feel urged to quote from Skippy's List:

47. I am not a citizen of Texas, and those other, forty-nine, lesser states.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 03/26/2012 22:15 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Chavez Flies to Cuba for More Treatment
[An Nahar] Venezuelan His Excellency President-for-Life, Caudillo of the Bolivarians Hugo Chavez flew back to Cuba late Saturday for more radiation treatment after his latest cancer surgery.

Surrounded by military guards of honor, the Venezuelan supremo boarded a Havana-bound plane at Maiquetia International Airport at about 9:15 pm local time (0145 GMT Sunday).

Earlier in the day, Chavez said in a message broadcast on radio and television that he was planning to start radiation therapy in Havana on Sunday, adding that his treatment was expected to continue "four or five weeks."

The news came with Chavez already campaigning for re-election later this year.

Chavez, 57, underwent surgery in Havana on February 26 to remove a cancerous tumor around the pelvis, the same area from where a first tumor was extracted in June last year.

Officials in Caracas have never specified what type of cancer the president is suffering from, but they have denied the disease has spread to other organs.
Posted by: Fred || 03/26/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [424 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  He's had it since the 1980's = Milwaukee.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 03/26/2012 0:41 Comments || Top||

#2  you can almost smell the sulfur and brimstone, ehhhh Hoogo?
Posted by: Frank G || 03/26/2012 11:32 Comments || Top||

#3  won't return.

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/26/2012 12:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Chavez flies to Cuba. Cuban flies to Chavez.
Posted by: Grunter || 03/26/2012 20:50 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Turkish shampoo ad featuring Hitler panned by critics
A Turkish shampoo commercial featuring Adolf Hitler has infuriated Jewish groups worldwide and has led to calls for it to be withdrawn immediately.

The commercial for Biomen, a men's shampoo, shows Hitler delivering an enthusiastic speech urging male customers to buy the product, described as "a 100 percent male shampoo." In the ad, Hitler proclaims, "If you are not wearing a woman's dress, you should not use her shampoo either."

The Turkish Jewish Community blasted the 12-second ad, saying, "It's totally unacceptable to make use of Hitler, the most striking example of cruelty and savagery."

On an international level, the United States-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL), said it was "repulsed." Abraham H. Foxman, the national director of the ADL and a Holocaust survivor, said, "It is an insult to the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust, those who survived, and those who fought to defeat the Nazis."
Posted by: ryuge || 03/26/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [330 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Unlike John Edwards, Hitler was not known for his fabulous silky hair.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/26/2012 13:45 Comments || Top||

Fakhra Younus laid to rest in Karachi
[Dawn] The body of Fakhra Younus who had did away with himself in Italia on Saturday, arrived in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
on Sunday.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
(MQM) members, politicians and Abdul Sattar Edhi were among those present at the Bloody Karachi airport to receive the body.

Fakhra was a victim of an acid attack carried out by her husband, Bilal Khar, the son of PPP leader Ghulam Mustafa Khar. He had burned her face with acid 12 years ago.

Fakhra did away with himself by jumping from the sixth floor of her flat in Rome.
Posted by: Fred || 03/26/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [328 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Two suspects killed in 'encounter'
[Dawn] LAHORE: Two alleged criminals were killed in a suspected police encounter near Mian Plaza in Johar Town early on Saturday.

Witnesses said blindfolded suspects were shot in, what appeared to be a planned encounter, but police claimed the suspects were killed after they violated a police signal to stop and fired at police.

Johar Town police claimed three robbers snatched a car from Fawad in Sabzazar on last Friday evening and later deprived a couple of cash and jewellery in Green Town police limits at around 1.30am on Saturday.

At the time of the second incident, robbers were five and they used the snatched car.

Police cordoned off the areas of Township, Green Town, Johar Town and Sattokatla after receiving an emergency call by the couple.

A police team at a picket on Johar Town Main Boulevard signaled a car to stop at around 2am near Ashiq Chowk, but the car occupiers tried to escape while opening fire on the police.

A shootout took place between two sides in which two suspects were killed instantly. The three other suspects beat feet on foot while exchanging fire with the police. Police said its personnel remained safe in the shooting. The victims suffered bullets to their chests and faces.

Police seized the car, weapons, some jewellery and a cell phone from the spot.

Saddar SP (Operations) Shoaib Khurram said the suspects were wanted by the police of Lahore, Okara, Narowal and Sheikhupura in at least 100 cases of dacoity, robbery, street crime and police encounters.
Posted by: Fred || 03/26/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

'Tainted credentials' no bar to police promotions
[Dawn] A deputy superintendent of police, who is facing departmental inquiries in connection with rape and fake encounter cases, is included in the list of around 55 DSPs who are under consideration for the promotion to the rank of SP.
Because rape and unjustified murder are exactly the behaviours Pakistani authorities want to see in their police officers? Really, there is nothing more to say about this society.
The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) meeting is likely to be held on March 26.

Gulshan-e-Ravi circle Sub-Divisional Police Officer Imtiaz Ahmad Bhalli, who was nominated in cases of rape and fake encounter when he was Kot Lakhpat CIA DSP and Raiwind SDPO respectively, has been facing inquiries for the last two years and has all along avoided joining probes despite repeated summons by the inquiry officer, DIG Mubashirullah, official record says.

A source told this news hound that the DPC was likely to consider at least 15 DSPs including Mr Bhalli for their promotion and his inquiry officer had been dramatically changed by the provincial police chief just 12 days before the committee meeting.

He claimed that the IO had been changed apparently to clear the DSP of all charges.

The source said departmental inquiry proceedings had been changed without any logic as the matter was still in the notice of the Supreme Court and proceedings could not be stopped.
Posted by: Fred || 03/26/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [294 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  For a second I thought they were talking about the D.C. police.
Posted by: Pappy || 03/26/2012 17:37 Comments || Top||

#2  was wondering what John Kerry was doing in a '50's cop comedy, then realized it was Fred Gwynne. Kerry starred in a 00's comedy "I was a war hero"
Posted by: Frank G || 03/26/2012 18:46 Comments || Top||

Chechen president's wife unveils Islamic fashion in Dubai
Posted by: || 03/26/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under:


This is why God invented Triple/Quick-flash!
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 03/26/2012 0:23 Comments || Top||

#2  After that one pic I didn't want to see any more, Joe...
Posted by: Steve White || 03/26/2012 9:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Reminds me of this.
Posted by: Angie Schultz || 03/26/2012 20:22 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
New Black Panther: Bounty Hunters
Wonder if Durbin will call for a Senate Hearing concerning these bounty hunters?
Yesterday afternoon at a press conference Mikhail Muhummud and the New Black Panther Party circulated a "wanted dead or alive" poster for George Zimmerman for shooting to death a Florida teenager four weeks ago.

The new Black Panther Party offered a bounty of $10,000 Saturday for the "capture" of a Florida neighborhood watch captain who killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.

"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth," leader Mikhail Muhammad said after announcing the reward for George Zimmerman at a protest in Sanford, Fla.

Muhammad called on 5,000 black men to mobilize and capture the neighborhood watch volunteer.

"If the government won't do the job, we'll do it," Muhammad said, leading chants that included "freedom or death" and "justice for Trayvon."

Muhammad said New Black Panther's chairman, Malik Zulu Shabaz of Washington, was taking donations from black entertainers and athletes.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/26/2012 09:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [748 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Umm, isn't it illegal to call for and raise money in solicitation of murder?
Posted by: AlanC || 03/26/2012 11:10 Comments || Top||

#2  It depends. Probably not in this case (see Philly poll intimidation case.)
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/26/2012 11:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Gee Alan, I dunno - let's ask Eric Holder - I'm sure he'll give us a good legal opinion.
Posted by: Lone Ranger || 03/26/2012 11:18 Comments || Top||

#4  I wouldn't be surprised if Eric Holder's [IN]Justice Department was sponsoring the reward.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 03/26/2012 11:37 Comments || Top||

#5  The Klan. Just like the old Klan, just under new management. Becoming the enemy they once despised for violence and intimidation. No surprise which big tent party they ultimate identify with. However, the old Klan would have like to have the criminal statistics the New Klan racks up in their own community.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/26/2012 11:56 Comments || Top||

#6  The Race War is coming. My God, I cannot believe the rate at which this country is starting to disintegrate.

I never thought I would see it.
Posted by: Theper Spawn of the Giants3930 || 03/26/2012 12:29 Comments || Top||

#7  When Eric Holder was asked by Congress why he went lite on the Black Panther voter intimdation action, he told Congress these were "his people". With a tone of "Audacity".

Now People. Let Me Tell You Something.

The reason you question EVERYTHING about a candidate as the President of the United States - everything - even the legitimacy of his own birth certificate is to make sure a gangster a thug a LIAR a DECIEVER does not get in where he can take control of so much power.

This generation screwed it up. Now deal with it.
Posted by: George Ebbeamp4828 || 03/26/2012 12:30 Comments || Top||

#8  All with muslim names.
Posted by: Gruth McGurque5303 || 03/26/2012 14:25 Comments || Top||

#9  Solicitation of a Felony is itself a crime. Enjoy.
Posted by: mojo || 03/26/2012 14:28 Comments || Top||

#10  Might be a mistake for the left to go after a hispanic (with a jewish name) this way, with no facts, just torches and bile. You might rally the black vote and lose the other ethnic enclaves.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/26/2012 14:53 Comments || Top||

#11  I was rather wondering about that, RJ.

Usually Hispanics are identified in the media as just that, and Hispanics are seen in progressive circles, academia, etc as part of the 'People of Color.' The thought is that they too have been discriminated against and so have a common agenda with blacks, asians, etc against 'the Other'.

This is so even as the Census Bureau asks about race and ethnicity separately, so that you do have 'white Hispanics' and 'black Hispanics' (I suppose one could be a 'white Pacific Islander' or a 'black Pacific Islander' if you fill in the little circles on the form in just a certain way).

Yet the NYT has gone out of its way to identify Mr. Zimmerman as a 'white Hispanic'. Is he (I take it) not a card-carrying member of the People of Color?

I have no clear idea what the facts are in the Trayvon Martin case, and I am content to wait for the authorities to release their exhaustive investigation to the public.

But it seems very shortsighted for the progressive community and the media (but I repeat myself) to try and split the People of Color at a time when Champ needs every vote he can get.
Posted by: Steve White || 03/26/2012 15:09 Comments || Top||

#12  We have so many gangs in this country and areas you dare not go if you don't belong. I don't believe the black panthers would dare go into a Hispanic area. This is media hype. They will most likely tear up their own home areas. Food stores and so on. Brothers in color only.
Posted by: Dale || 03/26/2012 16:03 Comments || Top||

#13  I believe the hype was going full bore before white as initially reported became White Hispanic. I'm sure there is an attempt by some to slam on the brakes but it may have gone too far to undo.
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 03/26/2012 17:07 Comments || Top||

#14  I read that the kid busted Zimmerman's nose. Witnesses say Tryvon was on top of Zimmerman beating him up when Trayvon Martin got shot. There sure has been a rush to judgment before the facts have come out. Obama has fanned the flames as much as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. But then what's new.
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/26/2012 17:18 Comments || Top||

#15  It's the Zimmerman effect.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/26/2012 17:56 Comments || Top||

#16  Some interesting fotos and narrative:

Posted by: Besoeker || 03/26/2012 17:58 Comments || Top||

#17  "Zulu Shabaz"?? Now thats a stage name. ( or a great name for a cheap South Africa red wine)I think he should be introduced to the winger that Fred found in the "Hatching Evil" article.

The only danger is giving these guys too much credit. Democracy and a free for all press (that needs to sell copy) and there you go Wingers Galore. Thankfully Canada is too far below the radar for these high flyers.
Posted by: Northern Cousin || 03/26/2012 18:31 Comments || Top||

#18  Zulu Shabazz: born Paris Lewis in 1968. But that wasn't "edgy". It was his "slave name". Didn't get the chicks
Posted by: Frank G || 03/26/2012 18:45 Comments || Top||

#19  Can't come up with a Zimmerman telegraph zing but it's there somewhere waiting to be discovered.
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 03/26/2012 18:47 Comments || Top||

#20  St. Trayvon ain't looking so good either. Three suspensions from school, possession of stolen goods, maryjane and truancy.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 03/26/2012 19:42 Comments || Top||

#21  Can you say Media Bias? I think you can.
media bias
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 03/26/2012 20:26 Comments || Top||

#22  NS's link here
Posted by: Frank G || 03/26/2012 20:34 Comments || Top||

#23  Out in thisaways, we call that there a call for a lynch mob.

Noticed that myself, every pic of Martin was him as a youthful kid, frollocking about.

Heh, if the Mad Dog 20/20 leaves your vision a bit too clear, try the Zulu Shabaz.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/26/2012 20:40 Comments || Top||

#24  Sharpton said he warned the family from the start that anything negative about Trayvon would be dragged out in an effort to make him out to be a “junkie and a thief.” He knew that would happen, he said, because it’s occurred in every similar case he has ever been involved in.

yeah....we know
Posted by: Frank G || 03/26/2012 20:40 Comments || Top||

#25  Hey Al, just two words. Tawana Brawley.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 03/26/2012 20:49 Comments || Top||

#26  Twitter handle of @NO_LIMIT_NIGGA, and apparently gang affiliated.
Posted by: OldSpook || 03/26/2012 20:52 Comments || Top||

#27  Thanks Frank. As you've got the same link I had, what did I do wrong?
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 03/26/2012 21:10 Comments || Top||

#28  didn't use the RB linky tool? If you don't, it adds a header that FUBARS it, at least in Firefox. Best to use Fred's tool that looks like a globe with an infinity sign below it.....

not sure what you're using/how you did it....just helping peeps with FF?
Posted by: Frank G || 03/26/2012 21:30 Comments || Top||

#29  Thx. Using FF/Mac, but typed it all myself.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 03/26/2012 21:39 Comments || Top||

#30  try a test post - it works easy
Posted by: Frank G || 03/26/2012 21:48 Comments || Top||

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Mon 2012-03-26
  Toulouse killings: Mohamed Merah brother charged
Sun 2012-03-25
  Syrian Rebel Chiefs Form Military Council to Unify Ranks
Sat 2012-03-24
  At Least 26 Dead as Tens of Thousands Rally in Syria
Fri 2012-03-23
  German court gives online terror recruiter five year sentence
Thu 2012-03-22
  Gunman dead as French siege ends
Wed 2012-03-21
  French police in standoff with Jewish school killing suspect
Tue 2012-03-20
  Turkish Diplomat Says Two More Syrian Generals Defect
Mon 2012-03-19
  Heavy Shelling Kills 16 'Qaida' Fighters in Yemen
Sun 2012-03-18
  Five Killed In Bali Terror Raids
Sat 2012-03-17
  Qaeda suspects kidnap Swiss woman: Yemeni officials
Fri 2012-03-16
  Philly man arrested on charges of supporting Uzbeki terrorists
Thu 2012-03-15
   Karzai orders NATO out of all Afghan villages
Wed 2012-03-14
  Leon Panetta unhurt after suspected attack
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  U.S. Drone Attack In Pakistan Reportedly Kills 15 Suspected Militants
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