The Kensington Review

30 November 2005

Latest Commentary: Volume IV, Number 143
Congressman Cunningham Resigns after Guilty Plea in Bribery Case -- Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R-CA) resigned his seat yesterday in a tearful farewell to the media after entering a guilty plea in a bribery case. A former navy combat pilot with 5 MiGs to his credit in Vietnam and former instructor at the Navy’s “Top Gun” school, the 8-term congressman now joins such illustrious warriors as Benedict Arnold in betraying the trust of the people for whom he once fought. The longer his jail sentence the more perfect the justice will be.

Canadian Elections Called for January 23 -- Just what Canadians wanted for Christmas, politicians begging for votes while they try to shop for presents. But the minority Liberal government of Paul Martin fell on Monday after months of being propped up by the fourth biggest party in Parliament, the New Democrats. The straw that broke the camel’s back was the PM’s unwillingness to avoid further privatization of Canada’s healthcare system. The real issue, though, is a corruption scandal going back to before the previous election. If polls are anything like accurate this far ahead of the January 23 polling date, Parliament’s 308 seats will be divided about the same as they are now, but one party will get a new leader.

Dubai Ports Buys P&O -- The Peninsula and Oriental Steam Company was born in 1837, the year Queen Victoria ascended the British throne. Its three divisions (ferries, ports and logistics) make up the fourth largest port group in the world. Yesterday, it accepted an offer from DP World of Dubai valued at £3.19 billion. While it marks the end of the company as an independent entity, DP World will continue to operate it as a separate entity, a case of leaving well-enough alone.

Sex Pistols, Herb Alpert, Miles Davis Inducted into Rock Hall of Fame -- If a band only records one album, can’t get places to play in the UK and implodes while on a six-stop tour of the US, it must not amount to much, right? Bollocks. Earlier this week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the Sex Pistols into its hallowed turf about thirty years after the group’s only record hit the charts. Also headed into the Hall are Herb Alpert and Miles Davis, neither of whom would be considered rockers but who have been a huge influence on those who are. Maybe John Lydon a/k/a Johnny Rotten of the Pistols was right when he called it “a place where old rockers go to die.”

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