Sunday, April 16, 2006

Pravda Would Be Proud

Americans still think Iraq had WMD.

Next on the front page of the NYT: Iran and a Mushroom Cloud over NY.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Bribery is OK, Just Don't Let Cash Influence You

Nigerian soccer referees OK'd to take bribes
Official: Bribery acceptable, but refs shouldn't let cash influence decisions

LAGOS, Nigeria - Soccer referees in Nigeria can take bribes from clubs but should not allow them to influence their decisions on the field, a football official said on Friday. Fanny Amun, acting Secretary-General of the Nigerian Football Association, said bribery was common in the Nigerian game. “We know match officials are offered money or anything to influence matches and they can accept it,” Amun told Reuters on Friday.

Sounds pretty ridiculous, right? Kind of like the idea of accepting compaign contributions and lobby perks but not letting it influence your votes or Bill proposals...