Abu Dhabi Do!

“Erik Prince, whose company, Blackwater Worldwide, is for sale and whose former top managers are facing criminal charges, has left the United States and moved to Abu Dhabi, according to court documents.” [NYT]


What a shithead. I’m tempted to start my own mercenary service just to hunt that turd down.

this actually looks pretty good

Fair Game

Summit Entertainment have released the movie trailer for Doug Liman’s political drama Fair Game. The film stars Naomi Watts as real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame and Sean Penn as her husband Joe Wilson. We all know the story which captured the news headlines, but the movie tells the tale from a more personal perspective. I had a chance to screen this film at the Cannes Film Festival and very much enjoyed it. I think a lot of people will be surprised at just how uninteresting the life of an undercover CIA operative really is, definitely nothing like it has been portrayed in most of the films over the years. But the political story that results from Plame’s identity leak is far more interesting and compelling.

This just in! Americans still dumb as stumps! (and think Obama is Muslim).

Like that’s a surprise.

was just about to reference that. and getting dumber by the day.

43% say they don’t know his religion (up 11 points). Inside the numbers: “The belief that Obama is a Muslim has increased most sharply among Republicans (up 14 points since 2009), especially conservative Republicans (up 16 points),” the poll’s press release says. “But the number of independents who say Obama is a Muslim has also increased significantly (up eight points).”

This would be a threadjack, but not on this website — 9 signs that your husband is gay: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/18/signs-your-husband-is-gay_n_687160.html

I thought “Likes Peen” would be the obvious number one followed by lisping.

An idiot I knew once went on a homophobic tirade about how all gay males were sissys not realizing that he was sitting next to a Black Belt and rugged outdoorsman type who is gay. When idiot found out, the stunned look on his face and the laughter from those of us around the table was worth enduring that rant.

@Dodgerblue: “Gay men don’t need words to communicate their availability for sex ‘hook ups.’ They silently broadcast the news by showing off their lean, hard bodies in designer clothing labels. If your husband owns skinny jeans and looks at his buttocks in the mirror, it is probably worthwhile to pay more attention to his private activities.”
I think we can shorten that to “He’s over 29 and has washboard abs? Gay, gay, gay, honey.”

@Mistress Cynica: I don’t have a six-pack — I have the whole keg!

@Dodgerblue: And after 39, it’s all boxed wine.

I was always of the opinion there just might be a little gay in all of us given the right drugs and opportunity.
and I have a lot of experience with those other merchant seamen to support it.

with the caveat that they were sailors, after all.

Let me guess–we don’t have an extradition treaty with Abu Dhabi, right?

@lynnlightfoot: It’s the UAE, and no, no we don’t. I’ve transited through some of their airports over the last eight months, and I can tell you the flights are crawling with obvious contractors. Shitty wee-fee, though.

@Mistress Cynica: I entertained a dear dear friend with daily updates about the obvious buttboy* with massive biceps who was part of my team in Not Tibet. Sure he talked about his wife (and cats, and nieces), but could that boy shop or what? And for pashminas, I mean, for reals.

*I mean that in only the kindest way.


The real surprise is that only 18% think Daddy O is a Muslin.

@Original Andrew: The rest think he’s a Pashmina.



There goes Mr. OA’s gay card.

Homosexuals often abhor this sort of thing and will also be incredibly particular about the cleanliness of the home.

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