Category: In their own words

  • Bill Clinton endorses Obama

    The past bites Bill Clinton on the arse with some advice for those who can’t decide between his wife and Barack Obama:

  • Cheney’s thoughts in 1994

    What a dickhead. Just listen to this 1994 interview — and weep! Weep for thousands of American soldiers killed in a futile battle, weep for hundreds of thousand of Iraqis killed for naught.

  • Wild Earth No More?

    According to National Geographic, soon there will be no “road less traveled” to take. As of 1995 only 17 percent of Earth’s land remained free of direct human influence, as seen in this map of the vast networks of shipping lanes and roads that crisscross the planet. In the rush to stock food supplies, keep…

  • My trip to Brazil — by George W

    Hi guys, thought I’d share some holiday snaps from my recent trip to Brazil. Very friendly folks they were … GWB This fan was obviously trying to entice me … Better not let Laura see it. No quite sure why they asked me for a specimen, but they all wanted a sniff … This looks…

  • Whoops by Jane Smiley

    Sometimes you have to wonder about what makes the world go round? Take this scary piece by Jane Smiley at the Huffington Post: In light of the Walter Reed scandal and the other evidence that American soldiers serving in Iraq are getting less that adequate (let’s call it “indifferent” care), it’s revealing to return to…

  • Flash! President Bush Says He Reads Papers

    Is there hope for newspapers after all? Readers may be abandoning the printed versions, but over the last couple of years, at least one person seems to have started reading them, at least sometimes, according to the New York Times. He lives in the White House. President Bush declared in 2003 that he did not…

  • Dixie Chicks peck at Bush

    Maverick US country group the Dixie Chicks is still sniping at President George W. Bush, especially after his Republican party was hammered in mid-term elections. The Texas band, which has felt a backlash at home for criticizing Bush’s Iraq war policy, played a sold-out concert in Vancouver Wednesday night. Lead singer Natalie Maines couldn’t resist…

  • A stable of thieves and perverts

    Writing in Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi, has produced a damning indictment of the current Bush administration in a writing style that takes no prisoners and evokes fond memories of Hunter S Thompson’s gonzo journalism …

  • Putting the finger on a cure for hiccups

    While the predictable research heavies gain the honours as the annual Nobel Prizes are dished out, Cobbers needs to honour a few more worthy recipients — those who rose to the top of the heap from the more than 7000 entrants in this year’s Ig Nobel Awards at Harvard. They certainly put things in perspective:…

  • Noted

    “They rediscover bin Laden every two years right before the election. If you had a business strategy that worked all the time that was premised on scaring the living daylights out of people, you just keep doing it.” — Bill Clinton, in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s Political Capital with Al Hunt, about the Republican…