Month: August 2011

(Photo via moillusions.com) First World Problem: It’s a national holiday and I can’t decide what to do with my day off from work. Third World Problem: I don’t know if it’s a national holiday tomorrow because I’m waiting for a visual sighting of the new moon. Mother nature is a fickle mistress, and while the lunar […]

Lebanon’s losing game (show) Posted by Angie Nassar Monday, August 29. 2011 I’ll take freedom of speech for $600, Alex. Question: What popular Lebanese television presenter recently had his new game show cancelled by MBC over his ‘overtly pro-Syrian regime views’? Certainly, Georges Kordahi should be ashamed of his stalwart support for the oppressive brutality […]

Make it bigger. (Photo via flickr.com) Last week, a snafu from CNN put Libya’s capital of Tripoli in Lebanoninstead(wrong country, fools). This week, a Hitchhiker’s guide to the Near and Middle East dubs Lebanon the new Haiti. A stereotype associating our country with endemic poverty and corruption? Nailed it. Other favorites: ‘Evil drag queen,’ ‘child […]

*******WARNING: This video contains graphic images. Viewer discretion is advised.********** An exclusive report from CNN uncovers the sheer luxuries as well as sadistic horrors hidden inside the home of Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Hannibal. CNN correspondent Dan Rivers meets Shweyga Mullah, a 30-year-old Ethiopian maid who just barely managed to survive a disturbing ordeal of physical […]

Gaddafi and Condi sittin’ in a tree… K-I-S-S-I-N-G. Libyan rebels uncovered a creepy photo album full of pictures of Condoleezza Rice in Muammar Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli on Thursday. When Rice visited the soon-to-be-deposed dictator back in 2008, the two apparently shared a “late-night dinner” together, and Gaddafi had this to say about the former […]