Friday, December 15, 2006
So much for Fidel's Today Show appearance
The memoirs of the brutal communist dictator, based on interviews with "journalist" Ignacio Ramonet, were set to be published next March. But the Washington Post reports that U.S. intelligence believes the tyrant is close to death:
"Everything we see indicates it will not be much longer . . . months, not years," [Director of National Intelligence John ] Negroponte told a meeting of Washington Post editors and reporters.
Personally, I hope Fidel lingers for a while. Not only does he deserve a slow, painful death, but why give Penguin the publicity by having him kick the bucket just as this screed hits bookstores?
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Regan publishing a new novel...by Mickey Mantle?!
According to the BS, the novel includes "claims that Mantle had an affair with Marilyn Monroe while she was married to Joe DiMaggio and that the late [Bill] Martin was a rapist." The author ironically cites journalistic integrity as his reason for putting words into Mantle's mouth:
“Every time I sat down to outline it, I knew that all of the stories that were told to me over the years were not documentable, and it concerned me, especially after what happened with Jim Frey,” said [author Peter] Golenbock, according to PW. “My choice them became to write a biography and leave these stories out—but that wouldn’t be Mickey Mantle. It really didn’t leave me any other choice.”Regan had a choice -- it was whether or not to publish this book. And without evidence to back up those claims, she chose poorly.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Liberal Christmas Video: "The First Toenail"
Labels: World Ahead
Ahmadinejad, defender of free speech
Ahmadinejad responded by describing those students chanting the slogans as an "oppressive" minority.
"A small number of people who claim there is oppression are creating oppression and do not let the majority hear (my) words," he said.
Oddly this article from AFP fails to mention how Ahmadinejad is censoring information and creating oppression of his own.
Friday, December 08, 2006
Left-Wing Christmas Carol
Be sure to give it a read, and don't forget to set your Tivo for "It's a Secular Life."
Labels: World Ahead
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Hillary plays Grinch in new Christmas story
Here's our official announcement of the book for anyone who's interested. Also, I should point out that Amazon is currently listing it as unavailable, but they're going to receive a new shipment this week, so if you order it now you should receive it well before the 25th.
Labels: hillary clinton
Iran cracks down on Web usage
Meanwhile, reports suggest that Ahmadinejad evidently enjoyed watching unveiled female dancers (gasp) during a recent visit to Qatar.