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07 Jun 2010 10:53


Politics: Helen Thomas may be getting too old for this line of work

  • This controversy is not going away. After Thomas said in the above clip that the Israelis should “get the hell out of Palestine” and go back to Germany or Poland, she was dropped by her speaking agency. While she’s still got her position as dean of the White House Press Corps, she’s lost a number of connections as a result of this statement. Journalist Craig Crawford, who recently worked on a book with Thomas, won’t work on any others. Former reps from both the Clinton and Bush administrations (including Ari Fleischer, who’s Jewish and “used to like her”) have thrown her under the bus. Yikes. We can’t support this, either. Bad move, Helen. source

26 Apr 2010 10:44


World: Poland, reeling from a lost president, could get his twin

  • Poland is our great shared obligation. We are required to overcome our personal pain and to take on this mission despite the personal tragedy. That’s why I have taken the decision to run for the presidency of Poland.
  • Jaroslaw Kaczynski • Regarding his decision to run for Polish president. Polls will open for the country in June, and Jaroslaw will run for the presidency that his brother Lech held until this month’s plane crash. He’s qualified for the job – along with Lech, he started up the far-right Law and Justice party. But he may not have a shot. Acting President Bronislaw Komorowski, a centrist, is currently polling far above Jaroslaw, despite sympathy for the Kaczynski family coming into play. source

17 Apr 2010 11:22


World: In Poland, a memorial for president Lech Kaczynski drew huge crowds

  • 100,000 Poles mourned the loss source

10 Apr 2010 10:26


World: RIP Lech Kaczynski: Three fast facts about the Polish president

  • one He had a twin brother, Jaroslaw, who was also involved in Polish politics. They founded a party together.
  • two Both brothers were
    child actors who initially shot to fame in the 1962 film “Two Boys Who Stole the Moon.”
  • three After the fall of Soviet Russia, the right-winger was a political outsider who later returned to prominence. source

10 Apr 2010 10:17


10 Apr 2010 10:12


World: Polish President Lech Kaczynski’s death has huge symbolic value

  • It is a damned place. It sends shivers down my spine. First the flower of the Second Polish Republic is murdered in the forests around Smolensk, now the intellectual elite of the Third Polish Republic die in this tragic plane crash when approaching Smolensk airport. This is a wound which will be very difficult to heal.
  • Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski • Regarding the plane crash that killed the current Polish president today. Lech Kaczynski and dozens of other Polish leaders and members of the elite were killed on their way to a ceremony commemorating the deaths of many Polish officers at the hands of the Red Army during World War II. This incident feels just as sad. source

19 May 2009 10:34


Offbeat: You’re hiring a prostitue for me? Thanks dad, you shouldn’t have.

  • No really, dad, I’m 14. You shouldn’t have. A creepbag of a dad in Britain, originally from Poland, attempted to show his son a good time (and get that pesky losing virginity out of the way) by bringing his kid to the red-light district of Nottingham. Unfortunately for him, his son chose the undercover officer. So now he looks like father of the year and is headed to jail for ten months. source