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Bruno
slashfilm.com

‘Bruno’ Tricks Ex-Mossad Spy

Sacha Baron Cohen is already notorious for his alter ego Borat, and now, fortunately for his career (and unfortunately for those who get caught in his comedic cross hairs), he has another invented personality—Austrian fashionista Bruno—who just pulled one over on former Mossad agent Yossi Alpher.

Posted on Jul 7, 2008 READ MORE


Pope Benedict XVI
AP photo / Jeff Zelevansky, pool

A Papal Primer on Global Diplomacy

Pope Benedict XVI’s latest major stop on his U.S. tour took him to the United Nations, where he held forth about the need to prioritize human rights for all and pointed out how the majority of power to impact global events still remains in the hands of very few key players.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008 READ MORE


Supreme Court
laapush.org

Top Court Refuses to Hear Torture Case

German citizen Khaled el-Masri’s quest for justice, following his “extraordinary rendition,” has come to an end.  Masri claims he was kidnapped by CIA operatives in late 2003 and tortured for months in an Afghan prison, but his case was closed on Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider his appeal.

Posted on Oct 9, 2007 READ MORE


Schroeder
wdr.de

Schroeder Creeped Out by Bush

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s upcoming memoir connects religious zeal to Bush’s decision-making: “What bothered me, and in a certain way made me suspicious despite the relaxed atmosphere, was again and again in our discussions how much this president described himself as ‘God-fearing.’”

Posted on Oct 22, 2006 READ MORE


Truth Bytes

In the news today:

  • Bush’s odious torture legislation clears procedural hurdles, moves closer to passage
  • Security forces storm a Guatemalan prison controlled by inmates who produce drugs and live in luxury.
  • For all you Sam Harris fans: Richard Dawkins is coming out with a new book that savages God and religion.
  • The massacre of a U.S.-trained Colombian anti-drug force demonstrates the difficulty of fighting the drug war.
  • New York City’s board of health votes to ban trans fats in restaurants—upsetting small-government conservative types.
  • A German opera is canceled because of a scene depicting the severed head of Muhammad.

  • Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush-Merkel massage
    From Comedy Central

    Jon Stewart’s Sexual Bush-Merkel Joke Not So Outlandish Anymore…

    On last night’s “Daily Show,” Jon Stewart joked that we were lucky Bush’s “open mike” didn’t pick him up “pointing out some Merkel camel toe,” a lewd sexual reference to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. However, in light of Bush’s just publicized unsolicited massage of Merkel, Stewart is looking prophetic all of a sudden.

    Posted on Jul 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush the robot

    Bush’s Mysterious Bulge, Explained

    Remember the unexplained shape visible under Bush’s jacket during the 2004 debates? A German TV station has solved the mystery: It’s Bush’s gas tank. Check out this very funny satirical riff on “Bush, the puppet.”

    Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Google Blacklists BMW For Gaming Search Results

    The search company discovered that the carmaker was playing a shell game with its Web pages to boost traffic. | story

    Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Rumsfeld Compares Chavez to Hitler

    The secretary of defense likens the Venezuelan president to the German dictator, saying: “He’s a person who was elected legally—just as Adolf Hitler was elected legally.” | story

    Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


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