A practical if strange idea from those wacky Germans.

German sex educators plan spray-on condom Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:25am ET BERLIN (Reuters) – German sex educators plan to launch a spray-on condom tailor-made for all sizes. Jan Vinzenz Krause from the Institute for Condom Consultancy, a Singen-based practice that offers advice on condom use, told Reuters on Thursday the product aimed to help… Continue reading A practical if strange idea from those wacky Germans.

Where’s the ACLU when we need it?

Town makes it illegal to fly a foreign flag By Ruben Navarrette Jr. Special to CNN Adjust font size: SAN DIEGO, California (CNN) — This is where we’ve arrived in this country: You have the constitutional right to burn an American flag, but you can get into trouble for simply flying a foreign one. At… Continue reading Where’s the ACLU when we need it?

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Economic populism, from perhaps a surprising place.

Class Struggle: American workers have a chance to be heard. BY JIM WEBB Wednesday, November 15, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST The most important–and unfortunately the least debated–issue in politics today is our society’s steady drift toward a class-based system, the likes of which we have not seen since the 19th century. America’s top tier has… Continue reading Economic populism, from perhaps a surprising place.

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Perhaps it was a Tom Lehrer fan?

Oh, wait… that’s poisoning pigeons, not swallowing them… Pelican swallows pigeon in park Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 October 2006, 10:06 GMT 11:06 UK Families and tourists in a London park were left shocked when a pelican picked up and swallowed a pigeon. The unusual wildlife spectacle in St James’s Park was caught on camera by… Continue reading Perhaps it was a Tom Lehrer fan?

Back to normal in Thailand

Belated coverage here on CH, but… Thailand to lift post-coup ban POSTED: 9:38 p.m. EST, November 9, 2006 BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly agreed to ease a restriction imposed after September’s coup d’etat, voting unanimously to lift a ban on public gatherings of more than five people, the head of the body… Continue reading Back to normal in Thailand

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There is NO right not to be offended.

Via RASSF: Vatican urges Israel to ban Jerusalem gay parade VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican has condemned a gay pride parade due to be held in Jerusalem on Friday as offensive to religious believers and urged Israeli authorities to stop it taking place. “It is with bitterness that we have learned that the day… Continue reading There is NO right not to be offended.

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“And I for one welcome our new insect overlords”

First, I am incredibly psyched on the national victories. House? Check, and at a greater margin that I would have expected. Senate? Technically still up in the air, but looking very positive. Second, California sucks less than I thought last night. When I last checked before bed, it was looking like Republicans were going to… Continue reading “And I for one welcome our new insect overlords”

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“Hey Stupid That Ain’t News No More:” Senate 2006 Edition

CNN projects tonight that among others, Senators Dick Lugar and Edward (Ted) Kennedy will keep their seats. Lugar: running with only 3rd-party opposition. Kennedy: OK, there technically was a Republican running against him, but… This kind of “news of the obvious” makes watching the returns tonight harder, and some of the “basically inevitable, if not… Continue reading “Hey Stupid That Ain’t News No More:” Senate 2006 Edition