The Kensington Review

27 June 2005

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What the President Should Say -- Tomorrow night, George W. Bush will address the nation in prime time live from Fort Bragg, North Carolina – home of the 82nd Airborne. His purpose will be to rally the nation behind his war in Iraq. If past performance is anything by which to go, he will make a great many statements devoid of meaning, but they’ll carry some patriotic feel good words that will be forgotten by the week-end. However, if he really wants to save his presidency (for the stakes are getting that big), here’s what he should say.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wins Rigged Iranian Vote -- Iran is still trying to work out the idea of voting for leaders, and more significantly, the mullahs who misrule that nation are still trying to figure out how to steal elections in a subtle fashion. It looks like they need to take a refresher course in rigging ballots. In Friday’s presidential election, the knuckle-dragging jackbooted Mayor of Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, won the run-off against former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a man of no real reformist credentials. As with any theft, the mullahs tried not to get caught, but they bungled it.

Party Gaming IPO Success Puts it in FTSE 100 -- The internet is the greatest communications achievement since the invention of the telephone, or perhaps even since the development of moveable type. So naturally, most of it is devoted to sex and getting rich quick – one should never underestimate the ability of human beings to use technology for the silliest of purposes. However, the stock market has spotted a few uses of the internet were buckets of money are made, such as Google and eBay. Now, Party Gaming, an online poker site, has had its successful IPO, and it is on its way to inclusion in the FTSE 100 index.

Billy Graham Out Draws Mets-Yankees Games -- It was hotter than hell in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York over the week-end, but that didn’t seem to bother those who came to see America’s pastor. The Reverend Billy Graham turned up in one of the city’s lesser known green spaces to do what he always does, preach the Gospel. At 86, he is certain this is his last American performance, and most likely his last ever. Flawed though his is, the American evangelical movement will suffer a huge loss now that he is going.

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