Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sidsel Wold lets it rip

Sidsel Wold is triumphant these days. After her jury nullification acquittal by the Broadcasting Council and a flurry of awards and nominations, she obviously feels she can let loose on the home stretch. Her latest rant is an attempt at…

Nobody likes a know-it-all, Jonas

Foreign minister Støre wrote an article for Dagsavisen that was also published on the government website. Here follows an unauthorized translation: Dialogue: upheavals in the Arab world could also provide a framework for a new spring between Palestinians and Israelis.…

Aftenposten emulates (Iranian) PressTV

Norwegian punditry has had some serious indigestion lately. As much as they revere Barack Obama and despise Netanyahu, it takes a lot of work to parse the language of each to make sure that they appear to be of entirely…

Thoughts on our constitution day

Constitution day…. my only real worry is what I am going to wear. My Norwegian traditional costume, or perhaps that new smart dress… Shall I have champagne for breakfast (mustn’t have too much though, feeling sea sick before lunch is…

Støre’s terms of endearment

Morten Høglund in the Progress Party posed a perfectly reasonable question to foreign minister Støre, namely whether the Norwegian government would demand from both the provisional Hamas-Fatah government, and a future Palestinian government, that it comply with the quartet requirement…

Just for laughs

This story just fell into my inbox, so thought for a change we could have a laugh: An Israeli is on vacation and is visiting a zoo in the States when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion’s…

Mind the gap

What a week it has been. Bin Laden has been taken out, and the Norwegian government has had a hard time keeping up support for the Libya campaign, the one that the Socialistic left only could drum up support for,…

Sidsel Wold, victim du jour

Nobody has the right to harass or abuse Sidsel Wold (or anyone else). And anyone who does is doing a disservice to the legitimate criticism she (and anyone else) deserves. It’s not just a matter of civility, it’s a matter of constructive…