Friday, September 01, 2006

Midnight News -- 9/1/06

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has stirred a controversy by asking immigrant groups to learn English, adopt Australian values, and cast aside primitive treatment of women. Naturally, the head of the Government's Islamic advisory committee is suggesting that Howard tone down his remarks lest another race riot break out. Blackmail is blackmail in any language.

Thanks to Typhoon Ioke, the world has one less island.

It's hard for a Florida Democrat to be politically correct when voting in that state's gubernatorial primary. They suffer a choice between coldblooded, law-and-order racism and a tool of the corporate elite. You'll forgive me if I don't shed a tear for them.

It is good to be a shareholder in Lockheed Martin this morning.

Munch's "Scream", uncharacteristically silent when stolen two years ago, has been recovered.

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