German Chancellor Angela Merkel watches flooded areas as she sits in a helicopter on her way to the northern German town of Hitzacker Sunday April 9, 2006. (AP Photo/Guido Bergmann, Pool)
President George W. Bush looks out over the devastation in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina as he heads back to Washington D.C. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, aboard Air Force One. White House photo by Paul Morse

This guy is awesome

A man steers his homemade cart down the street in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Arbil April 25, 2006. The Kurds are pressing for power under a federal system when the new Iraqi government is formed and control of Kirkuk, a city just outside Kurdistan that has some of Iraq's richest oil reserves and which is claimed by Kurds, Turkish-speaking Turkmen and Arabs alike. Picture taken April 25, 2006. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

"We will invade soon, my dear, have patience"

German Soccer Association President (DFB) Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder, left, talks to Chancellor Angela Merkel after the German soccer Cup Final between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on Saturday, April 29, 2006. Munich won 1-0. In the background right the other DFB President Theo Zwanziger. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer)


"I heard you don't like black people"

President Bush has lunch with Marine Corps and Navy families at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif. Sunday, April 23, 2006. At left is Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. William Johnson Jr. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)


German Chancellor Angela Merkel touches the hand of an interactive device robot produced by German company Festo, while Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (R) watches during their visit to the 'Hannover Fair' in Hanover April 24, 2006. The world's leading fair for industrial technology was opened to the public on Monday and runs till April 28 2006 with over 5,000 exhibitors from 66 nations showing their products and latest technical innovations. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch


Iran is full of moderates, remember...

An Iranian policewoman (back to camera) watches a couple kiss before restraining them on a street in Tehran, Iran April 22, 2006. REUTERS/Stringer

Now she Goosesteps?

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she walks through the streets of St. Angelo on April 13. Merkel is on a two-week holiday on the Ischia island, in the Germany blasted British tabloid The Sun for printing what were billed to be pictures of Merkel changing into her bathing suit.(AFP/File/Mario Laporta)


I heart Mao

A supporter of Italy's opposition leader Romano Prodi's centre-left coalition views election results on a giant screen at a rally in central Rome April 10, 2006. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could win Italy's next general election by retaining control of both houses of parliament, Nexus pollsters said on Monday. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Flag Idiot

What are you, Little Red White and Blue Riding Hood? The flag is not a cape, and if you really respected the flag you wouldn't dress up like Superman with it.

Mariela Caceres holds a sign during a march and rally, April 10, 2006 in Atlanta. Tens of thousands of immigrants spilled into the streets of Atlanta and other cities Monday in a national day of action billed as a 'campaign for immigrants' dignity.' (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Prius Pricks

It was a sight to behold...
The Blockbuster Video I use is in a large shopping center, with a Gold's Gym, liquor store and Giant supermarket. I usually park near Giant, and walk to Blockbuster if I am going to both places in the same trip. I went to Blockbuster first, and when I exited to walk over to Giant, I noticed a Toyota Prius pulling out. I continued walking over to Giant, and then saw THE SAME Prius pulling in and parking. That's right, someone drove roughly 65 yards from Blockbuster to Giant. Now, the reason this is hilarious is that the person was driving a Prius, presumably to save money on gas, or to save the environment. Either way, their motive for driving a Prius is undermined by driving to different stores within the same complex. The driver wanted people to praise her for driving a Prius, but doesn't want to do the small, unnoticed things that really matter (like walking her fat ass over to Giant). She probably keeps her lights on in her house, runs the water, etc. but really takes to heart that she drives a Prius, so she's doing her part to save the world.
By the way, I like Hybrids, but be consistent.


Now Berlusconi is Hitler?

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi waves during the final electoral rally of the center right coalition in Naples, southern Italy, April 7, 2006. Italy will go to a national vote on 9-10 April. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi