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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Laughing Conservative

The Laughing Conservative

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 02:59 AM PDT

The Academy  of Dung Beetles has granted  its feared Dungie Award to the Milwaukee Art Museum  for acquiring a portrait of Pope Emeritus Benedict, made out of 17,000 non-lubricated condoms, by artist Niki Johnson,  who told WITI television in Milwaukee: "What I did was inter-stuffed them and folded them in order to create the tonal range I wanted."   More  [ECS]

Nuclear war looms again

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 11:54 AM PDT

A nuclear conflict with Russia is likelier than you think, writes Max Fisher.  "It was in August 2014 that the real danger began, and that we heard the first warnings of war. That month, unmarked Russian troops covertly invaded eastern Ukraine, where the separatist conflict had grown out of its control. The Russian air force began harassing the neighboring Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and

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