Monthly Archives: December 2007

1st Annual Golden Duke Award Winners!

by matttbastard Congratulations to all the *ahem* winners, especially Larry Craig and Bob Allen–I hope they can hear me tapping my toes (in lieu of applause). Here’s to 2007, brethren–warts and all. As for 2008, it can’t get any worse, … Continue reading

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Three Days In Karachi

by matttbastard More images @ DeadpanThoughts (h/t Teeth Maestro @ Metroblogging Karachi) Related: Also via Teeth Maestro (who’s none too impressed at the prospect of Mr 10% running the Pakistan People’s Party), Dr. Farrukh Malik provides a complete English transcript … Continue reading

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PPP Opts For “Dynasty-Based” Succession; Bilawal, Zardari To Lead Party

by matttbatard Benazir Bhutto’s widower, Asif Ali Zardari, has been named as her successor to the Pakistan People’s Party leadership; Zardari subsequently appointed their 19 year old son, Bilawal, as party chairperson. According to Bloomberg, Zardai and Bilawal will run … Continue reading

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Benazir Bhutto’s Son To Be Named New PPP Leader: TIME

by matttbastard TIME reports that Benazir Bhutto’s son will likely be named on Sunday as new Pakistan People’s Party leader: A senior official of Benazir Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) told TIME late Saturday that the slain former prime minister’s … Continue reading

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Pakistan Update: Of Gunfire, Grassy Knolls and Bumped Heads

by matttbastard The word of the day is ‘conspiracy’. As in ‘conspiracy theories‘. Consider the waters thoroughly muddied: An elusive Taliban leader with links to Al Qaeda is emerging as the key suspect in Thursday’s assassination of Benazir Bhutto, killed … Continue reading

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About That Missing Asterisk…

by matttbastard I’ve said this before and will no doubt say it again: Jon Swift FTW. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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Imperialism Is Tough!

by matttbastard Somebody get Uncle Steve some cheese to go with his ahistorical whine: On Afghanistan, the dominant defence and foreign policy file, Harper again looks ahead to tough choices. Rather than talking up the military mission in Kandahar as … Continue reading

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“Laziness cuts me like fine cutlery.”

by matttbastard Running on empty today. Expect light blogging (from yours truly, at least–one can always hope for a miracle…) Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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Conditioning, anyone?

by Isabel Tip of the hat to Vanessa at Feministing. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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“She has been martyred”. UPDATES GALORE

by matttbastard Oh, shit: Just days before parliamentary polls in Pakistan, leading Prime Ministerial contender and anti terrorism crusader Benazir Bhutto was shot dead during an election rally in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near Islamabad. “She has been martyred,” … Continue reading

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