Thursday, October 30, 2008

Who is Grace Jones?

And why should I care that she doesn't like Governor Palin??

Jamaican-born disco diva Grace Jones said she was sorry Hillary Clinton had failed to make the cut in the US election and that she "can't stand" folksy vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

The 1980s style icon, now 60, told German magazine TV Spielfilm Wednesday that Palin stood for a backward vision of America laden with government restrictions of sexuality and social behaviour.


And why is she a diva, much less worthy of anyone paying attention to her politics?

In 1981, Jones slapped chat show host Russell Harty across the face live on air after he turned to interview other guests and she felt she was being ignored...

In 1973, Jones played the role of Mary, a drug courier in Harlem in the film Gordon's War. Jones' work as an actress in mainstream film began with the role of Zula, the Amazon in the 1984 film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain. She next landed the role of May Day in the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a Kill.


It must be the body of serious artistic work she has completed....

No.....perhaps it is this...

Jones recorded two albums during the 1990s but they remain unreleased thus far

I think we can make that an aging diva..

On TalkLeft, a left wing blog I sometimes hangout at one of the commentators opined that Joe the Plumber's foreign policy/political opinions are equal to are better than the average icon "star" of the Left. I think his moniker is WileCoyote.... I know he was right.

Australia gets Internet censorship ready

The road to hell is always paved with good intentions.

If they can block these then they can block anything. That would also be news amd information critical of the government.

AUSTRALIA will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the internet under plans put forward by the Federal Government.

The revelations emerge as US tech giants Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, and a coalition of human rights and other groups unveiled a code of conduct aimed at safeguarding online freedom of speech and privacy.

The government has declared it will not let internet users opt out of the proposed national internet filter.

The plan was first created as a way to combat child pronography and adult content, but could be extended to include controversial websites on euthanasia or anorexia.

Communications minister Stephen Conroy revealed the mandatory censorship to the Senate estimates committee as the Global Network Initiative, bringing together leading companies, human rights organisations, academics and investors, committed the technology firms to "protect the freedom of expression and privacy rights of their users".


Looks like Aussie's kangroo will be tied down, dear chums. Sad.