Good fisking by John Chappell of a completely nonsensical piece by a troll who calls himself Ignacio Russell Cano and who publishes in the Jerusalem Post. Has the author ever visited Spain? I doubt it, but there’s a considerable volume of native anti-Zapatero lying to deal with as well–check out RMF at fum i estalzí as he tracks the myth of Zapatero’s comprehension of the Holocaust (also referred to in even more exaggerated terms in the FrontPage post). Speaking as someone who’d never dream of voting for the man, it would be cool to see the right devise a smarter, legitimate approach to winning elections, and it would be nice to see at least some of their deceits punished in court.
- Jaroslav HaÅ¡ek in Barcelona, almost
Just before he died, says Cecil Parrott in The bad Bohemian, the author of The good soldier Å vejk (that’s Shvake: “No
- Social netrics
Kaleboel figures for insignificant reasons in an academic paper by Fernando Tricas-García and Juan Julián Merelo-Guervós. The Spanish-speaking Blogosphere: Towards the
- The Ulster branch of the Trevors
Someone told me this morning that the Royal Ulster Constabulary used to be known as the Trevors. It’s unclear to me
- Chinese overseas aid for Spain?
Victor Mallet has a good piece on Spain’s damagingly mistaken claim that Zapatero had successfully begged $9 billion from China. Chinese
- Walking, talking sundial
Via GBS, from Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal for January to June 1844, where the original is attributed to the Emperor Trajan: Let Dick