Maybe Yurisich will report on Mullahs stamping out decadent western culture, or the parallel explosion of 100,000 Iranian Blogs making Farsi the 2nd-equal (with French) most spoken blog language globally. Impressive stats from the Republic:
"More than 90% of country is literate, 70% of.. citizens are under 30. Computer ownership is relatively high & internet cafés abound... Net usage is growing faster in Iran than anywhere in.. the Middle East & there are now more blogs in Farsi than in German, Italian, Spanish, Russian or Chinese"Could augur the mobilisation and noble uprising of brutally oppressed masses yearning for freedom and dignity. Or maybe it's just a 100,000 strong mob typing, "Death to America" and other crowd favourites.
perhaps they have a point...
I really do like Americans... except when they pick on Kiwis. So I'm profoundly distressed to learn Nick Smith's being sued by a US chemical company for uttering unflattering comments. Bloody prom queens! Obviously these Yanks unfamiliar with (spirit of) their own First Amendment. Were it a Labour MP, I'd be cheering for the 'Murricans, but since Nick's a Nat (de facto good-guys) his legal/judicial immunity is not assured. Let's hope Madge Wilson's
Food for thought: If NZ declared war on the US (yeah, I know - probably not the smartest idea) Who would the Australians side with? What Would Howard Do?
Merry Christmas, everyone!