Archive for February 5th, 2010
Freaky but very cool new song by Caribou:
Sarkozy has now, after initial enthusiasm for Barack Obama, switched back to the standard mode of French Presidents, which is: criticizing the American President in every possible way. The French press is also joining in on the bashing fun. Why? Because Obama didn’t come to his dinner party in June.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who sought during the 2008 presidential campaign to associate himself with Barack Obama, has become sharply critical of the American president, often comparing Obama unfavorably to himself, according to an article published this week in the authoritative French daily Le Monde.
The article quotes Sarkozy twice recently criticizing Obama in public, and says he’s twice gone on the record criticizing Obama in recent weeks. Asked last Monday in a television interview of his sweeping attempt to reform several sectors of French government simultaneously, Sarkozy pointed to Obama’s made health care reform his sole focus.
“I didn’t see that that made things simpler,” he said.
The new piece picks up on a theme in the French press that began when, during the June trip, the Obamas did not find time to dine with Sarkozy and his wife in Paris, and took flight last fall. One expressed worry: That Obama considers Sarkozy merely one foreign leader among many.
Read Sarko Goes Negative on Politico.
I accidentally found this one year old video in which Fox’s Glenn Beck defends legalization of marihuana in the U.S. Didn’t see that one coming. It’s interesting to watch because the discussion on marihuana in California/Mexico is very similar to the current debate in The Netherlands on legalization.
Before you start liking Beck, here’s yesterday’s Glenn Beck Show, in which he is ranting about Iran and the Antichrist, and defending Premillennial Dispensationalists and calling Obama “the clown from Chicago”:
Scientists have determined the coloring of this 150-million year old dinosaur called Anchiornis Huxleyi. Pretty cool huh? Full story @ NYTimes
“This is actual science, not ‘Avatar,’ ” said Richard O. Prum, an evolutionary biologist at Yale and co-author of the new study, published in Science.