News bytes

– Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez tells Tony Blair to “go right to hell” and accuses him of being a “pawn of imperialism.”

– The Danish editor of “those” cartoons interviewed neo-con and Islamophobe Daniel Pipes in 2004.

– John Howard thinks the Greens are offensive. This is clearly much more problematic than sending a country to war on a lie. On a related topic, the Murdoch broadsheet says the local arts community is arrogant and out of touch. That rather reminds me of someone else…

– New Orleans is rebuilding.

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