Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In Today's Commie News...

From Reuters:
North Korea's army said on Saturday it would assume an "all-out confrontational posture" against the South and wipe out the conservative government in Seoul for refusing to cooperate with them.

From the International Herald Tribune:
Since Dec. 31, Russia has been playing a game of chicken with Ukraine over gas prices, transit fees and unpaid debts. On Jan. 7, after each side accused the other of cheating and stealing, Russia's Gazprom, the world's biggest natural gas producer, suspended supplies to Ukraine's transit pipelines, sending a chill through much of southeastern Europe.

The supplies were to resume after the two sides signed 10-year natural-gas contracts on Monday. Putin said gas shipments to the 27-nation bloc would resume in "full volumes" through all export routes.

Washington Post: More Moscow Murder - Two critics of Vladimir Putin take bullets in the head.
Another Russian fighting for human rights and the rule of law has been murdered in Vladimir Putin's Moscow. Stanislav Markelov, a lawyer who defended Chechens brutalized by Russian troops and journalists who wrote about the abuses, was shot in the head yesterday by a masked man carrying a silencer-equipped pistol. An opposition journalist who tried to intervene, Anastasia Baburova, was also fatally shot in the head. This occurred in broad daylight, on a busy street in central Moscow less than half a mile from the Kremlin. It was another demonstration that assassinations are a dominating feature of political life under Mr. Putin's regime.

Top blogs (listed to the left) are posting this interesting picture of Chavez with the daughter of our new CIA Director nominee.

And last, a man who campaigned on universal health care was sworn in as the next president of the United States.

So? When do we get our free stuff??

UPDATE 1.22:

We stand corrected! Doug Ross notifies us that our new CIA director does not have a daughter. No show trial necessary - we regret our mistake!