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World goes mad, film at 11 Dec. 8th, 2004 11:07 am
US shafts the world again: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4077137.stm
Via the_guardian: http://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/2004/12/07/nativityscene/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/guardianpolitics/story/0,,1367861,00.html - won't this also make it illegal to criticise Bush's policies?

From: cookwitch
Date: December 8th, 2004 - 11:15 am (Link)
Senior US negotiator Harlan Watson attacked the treaty as being politically-motivated rather than based on science Oh is this like the Iraq invasion being based on hearsay instead of fact?
From: duncanneko
Date: December 8th, 2004 - 11:37 am (Link)
Three Wise Men [..]: George Bush, Tony Blair and Prince Philip.

I'm impressed they managed that with a straight face ;-)
From: cookwitch
Date: December 8th, 2004 - 11:39 am (Link)
I admit that when I got to Prince P I couldn't hold it in any longer.
From: ashbet
Date: December 8th, 2004 - 04:10 pm (Link)
I'm still boggling at "Criticising religion is a "fundamental freedom of society", a leading international comedian affirmed last night," . . . Rowan Atkinson on the floor of Parliament?? At least here in the U.S., we keep up some sort of VENEER of respectability on our politicians . . . ;)

(Sorry, I'm just amused *grin*)

-- A :>
From: dennyd
Date: December 8th, 2004 - 05:12 pm (Link)
Rowan Atkinson isn't a politician. In the context of that article, he's a political activist.

At least here in the UK, we can read.

Those familiar with his better work (i.e not Mr Bean) would probably note that this isn't really a new direction for him either.

Regarding the respectability of US politicans' previous careers, I refer you to the cases of Mr Reagan and Mr Schwarzenegger. :)
From: ashbet
Date: December 8th, 2004 - 05:23 pm (Link)
Noooo -- I was being tongue-in-cheek, I *know* he's not a politician!

-- A, who was using heavy finger-quotes regarding the 'veneer of respectability,' y'see . . .
From: deliberateblank
Date: December 8th, 2004 - 05:27 pm (Link)
You think so? The US has a long history of calling up all manner of people to testify before Congress.