It is nearing the end of Silly Season - Bring on the Crazy

There has been a lot of recent news on violence and even the typical dirty tricks of the campaign season, but the BBC was kind enough to document some of funny crazy, the things that candidates and campaigns have done that are so crazy you have to laugh at them:

US elections 2010: Craziest campaign moments

There are few more more compelling political spectacles than an American election. It seems that each cycle, the public is treated to more and more entertaining gaffes, one-liners and downright strange behaviour.

It's hard to forget John Kerry wind surfing or Michael Dukakis's adventures in an armoured tank. Sarah Palin's joke in 2008 about the difference between a pit-bull and a hockey mom (lipstick) was rated hilarious by some and cringe-inducing by others.

But have this year's political antics reached a new level of craziness?

Here are nine memorable moments.

Below the fold is a little bit of music you can use to accompany your reading pleasure.


Signs of Intelligent Life on Earth

From the first episode (Challenges of Life) of the new BBC series Life. YouTube video posted by pacificwhiteside; hat-tip Jazzy720 of DelphiForums for the heads-up.

It's nice to know that there is, at least, some signs of intelligent life on this planet.

Bagram Detainnee Abuse

Ex-detainees allege Bagram abuse

Wednesday, 24 June 2009 Allegations of abuse and neglect at a US detention facility in Afghanistan have been uncovered by the BBC. Former detainees have alleged they were beaten, deprived of sleep and threatened with dogs at the Bagram military base. The BBC interviewed 27 former inmates of Bagram around the country over a period of two months. The Pentagon has denied the charges and insisted that all inmates in the facility are treated humanely. All the men were asked the same questions and they were all interviewed in isolation.......

First British Female Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

The Forgotten War

When we all talk about these occupations we only seem to use the terms that decribe the male soldier, we seem to conviently forget that there are women serving, and always have in our militaries, and they are serving in even more dangerous situations in these modern militaries, combat rolls!

Corporal Sarah Bryant from Cumbria died with three men in a blast on Tuesday, bringing the number of soldiers who have died in Afghanistan to 106.

BBC proves that the recession is actually a depression

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OK let's review. Last Spring, Bush said their was no recession. This summer, 'a few bumps in the road' - this fall, "Stormy weather", now, well their might be a depression, but my tax break will fix it.
My opinion of these changes reflect that there is indeed a serious recession and possible depression occurring, but our news media doesn't cover the issues.
At least BBC has covered the newest element of our spiraling economy - Bush's own 'Hoovervilles' are here.