Thursday, December 09, 2004

Whirled Peas

In the "Successful-French-Public-Sector-Business-Venture-is-an-Oxymoron" department:

Jacques Chirac commits public funds to launch a global news channel modeled after CNN. . . broadcasting in French and Arabic, the station will commit itself to "express the diversity to which our country is so deeply attached." . .
doesn't Al Jazeera already fill this space?

In the "Nevermind" department:

Tony Blair: "While we believe Kyoto is very important. . . what we have to do is push forward on the technological front. . . at the same time as not harming economic growth in the world," he added.

In the "All Beret, No Cheese" department:

Brussels ministers agree to send 240 more trainers to "share the burden" in Iraq.

And finally, in the "All Guts, Too Little Glory" department:

The Marines clean out a rats nest.

Visualize Whirled Peas.