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Piece in Antarctica

Get ready folks, the South Pole may soon be real popular.

A kind of rock that often contains diamonds has been found in Antarctica for the first time, hinting at mineral riches in the vast, icy continent where mining is banned.

No diamonds were found, but researchers said they were confident the gems were [...]

The Pilots are Fine, Thanks

A U.S./Australian joint military exercise went slightly awry the other day. Marine pilots ‘bombed” The Great Barrier Reef — hysteria ensued.

The two AV-8B Harrier jets launched from aircraft carrier USS Bonhomme Richard each jettisoned an inert practice bomb and an unarmed laser-guided explosive bomb into the World Heritage-listed marine park off the coast [...]

Obama is an Idiot

Imagine if one Goerge W Bush had said this:

‘Ultimately, if you think about all the youth that everybody has mentioned here in Africa, if everybody is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car and everybody has got air conditioning, and everybody has got a big house, well, the [...]

Irony. It's Ironic!

I know every death is sa… aw who am I kidding? This is freakin’ high-larious.

The White-throated Needletail – the world’s fastest flying bird – was thousands of miles off course after turning up at Tarbert on the Isle of Harris.

It was first seen by two bird spotters from Northumberland on Monday.


Defund the White House

Obama plans to destroy the economy for good in pursuit of controlling carbon emissions.

President Barack Obama will attempt to kick-start a global climate agenda on Tuesday with proposals including a plan to limit carbon emissions from existing U.S. power plants that is sure to face opposition from the coal industry, many business groups and [...]

Non-Killer Queen

Queen guitarist Brian May really needs something musical to do Protesters dressed as badgers and led by Queen guitarist Brian May marched through central London on Saturday demanding that the government scrap a plan to cull badgers, aimed at slowing the spread of a cattle disease.

About 5,000 of the nocturnal black-and-white animals are due [...]

The “Suck” of the Union: The Republican Response

Eh, I’m with Ace.  I can’t bear to listen.  So I rely on others to do it for me:

David Burge @iowahawkblog If this was a high school assembly, I’d already be sitting in detention for making arm-crook fart noises. #SOTU Or maybe not. Bring along the best reactions to the evening.  Or, if you actually sat [...]

Bumped — That’s why, I say, frack it

Tonight, tonight, tonight …

Had the privilege of attending the People’s Republic of Santa Monica LA premiere of Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney’s FrackNation last night. The New York Post’s Kyle Smith will do a much better job of giving you a decent review, so even though Phelim didn’t utililze the services of our [...]

Clinton Drops a Sandy Burger

Hmmm… now what could Bill Clinton be thinking? Any guesses?

h/t: Jim Treacher