Odds and ends

It sounds like its first lady week: Crooks and liars has clip of Laura Bush apparently getting a standing ovation for telling a thorough joke. link I watched it and i didn't find it that funny (perhaps since its been overplayed?) for a transcript click here Via Surfer girl of slate who say's Take my president. Please she wasnt laughing much, and she was there at the dinner.
BTW, did anyone catch the Bush press conference last thursday? I seriously wanted to give my American friends a hug. (As in pole!)

Dont know what to make of this story about CNN spamming bloggers. It is unsubstantiated, lakini i'll include it since most of you guys are bloggers...

From xinhua news agency SA is investigating claims of radiation. Mr. Mbeki's remarks are kinda weird though. contrast these statements from the same story.

Their plight came to the fore after an occupational health expert found that out of a sample of 23 former Pelindaba workers, 10 showed signs of having been exposed to hazardous substances "which could cause adverse health effects."
Mr Mbeki says

I am deeply disturbed by the reckless statements that have been made regarding the Pelindaba nuclear emissions and how these are affecting the people of Atteridgeville," Mbeki said.
"These are statements made without foundation and are, in my view, totally impermissible. We cannot go on scaring people about something that does not exist."

Isnt this the same dude who was wishy washy about AIDS?(cant specifically recall his statements) 10 out of 23. Doesnt that even warrant a question mark in his brain? Then get this..
Minerals and Energy Minister Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said the government intended to pass legislation to make it a punishable offense to spread allegations which resulted in unnecessary panic or incitement

Check out Ethan z's blog, he has pictures drawn by children in Darfur. Link Some modicum of good news, via allafrica, AU is doubling peace keeping forces.

This by Toli made me laugh.
"Good resolutions are like babies crying in church, they should be carried out immediately." - Modern Ghanaian proverb.


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