FIRST POST – NOVEMBER 20, 2012 – NEWS AND COMMENTARY FOR THE MORNING CROWD

FIRST POST – NOVEMBER 20, 2012 – NEWS AND COMMENTARY FOR THE MORNING CROWD; WHO NEEDS THE NYT ANY MORE? 

Here is an eye-opening article for those who still  have doubts.  These are the words of a man at the center of it all in the Palestinians lands (Southern Syria):

 http://grtv.ca/2012/11/gaza-war-cover-israeli-occupation?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gaza-war-is-cover-for-israeli-occupation

Who ever said Canadians aren’t kooks.  Interesting take on the situation in the ME with Israel’s “strangeness” at the center:

 http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/site/article/the-gates-of-jerusalem

Miss Piggy goes to Gaza.  She is eyeless in Gaza.  She is without a clue.  She will be replaced soon with someone even less capable:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/clinton-will-travel-to-middle-east-as-israel-weighs-risky-choices-on-gaza-amide-upheaval-across-region/2012/11/20/1d014770-32f5-11e2-bfd5-e202b6d7b501_story.html?wprss=rss_middle-east

I usually despise the Republicans.  On the issue of Susan Rice, they are on point.  She is useless and one of our nominees for LIAR OF YEAR. 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/19/house-republicans-formally-oppose-potential-cabinet-nomination-for-rice/

Here’s one for the laugh bin. 

http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2012/11/20/15303646-bahrain-lawmaker-burns-israeli-flag-in-parliament

The rabid Arabian apes come to the aid of one of their own:

http://news.yahoo.com/gulf-considers-economic-aid-protest-hit-jordan-uae-111354063.html

The Zionist Abomination puts its Pillar of Clouds in the Turkish spa for the moment.  Yawn.

http://counterpsyops.com/2012/11/20/israel-retreats-prefers-lull/

The Caliph is coming!  The Caliph is coming! 

http://news.antiwar.com/2012/11/19/islamist-factions-spurn-syrian-opposition-bloc/

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And, finally, a note from Bruce in Australia.  This is not the same Bruce of “Let me Abos go loose (Lew) Bruce”-fame – the Rolf Harris classic.  This is another cynical wine afficionado as you can quickly tell:

“Old Smokey 1968 has been compared favourably to a Welsh claret, whilst the Australian Wino Society thoroughly recommends a 1970 Coq du Rod Laver, which, believe me, has a kick on it like a mule: eighZiad,
Who, in your expert opinion, are the finest winemakers from around the world?.
Bruce.

A lot of people in this country pooh-pooh Australian table wines. This is a pity as many fine Australian wines appeal not only to the Australian palate but also to the cognoscenti of Great Britain.

Black Stump Bordeaux is rightly praised as a peppermint flavoured Burgundy, whilst a good Sydney Syrup can rank with any of the world’s best sugary wines.

Château Blue, too, has won many prizes; not least for its taste, and its lingering afterburn.

t bottles of this and you’re really finished. At the opening of the Sydney Bridge Club, they were fishing them out of the main sewers every half an hour.

Of the sparkling wines, the most famous is Perth Pink. This is a bottle with a message in, and the message is ‘beware’. This is not a wine for drinking, this is a wine for laying down and avoiding.

Another good fighting wine is Melbourne Old-and-Yellow, which is particularly heavy and should be used only for hand-to-hand combat.

Quite the reverse is true of Château Chunder, which is an appellation contrôlée, specially grown for those keen on regurgitation; a fine wine which really opens up the sluices at both ends.

Real emetic fans will also go for a Hobart Muddy, and a prize winning Cuivre Reserve Château Bottled Nuit San Wogga Wogga, which has a bouquet like an aborigine’s armpit.”

Posted by Bruce to Syrian Perspective at November 19, 2012 6:09 PM

Dear Bruce, nobody in America pooh-poohs Australian wines.  One year ago, I received a gift from Mike “Savannah” who returned from Australia after visiting his sister.  He brought me back a pint bottle of one of the best dessert wines I have ever tasted.  It reminded me alot of some of the best Barsacs of France – a complex, sweet Sauternes, with layers of delicate flavors that eventually dissolve into a sweet but slightly pungent plum finish. It was unbelievable!  I spent some time trying to find the wine here in Michigan which is like trying to dig up Italian truffles in Tasmania.  I have the bottle in my dacha Up North where I intend to continue pursuing my own chimera this weekend.  I will make sure to write down the name of the chateau which produced it.  It is plainly heavenly.

Otherwise, Bruce, for your information, Michiganders love your Shiraz wines and serve them constantly with steak and the like.  The prices on Australian wines are extremely competitive, sometimes outstripping anything from France or Italy – nations drunk on a withering, evaporating glory.  The most common brand consumed here is the one with the Roo on the lable.  I forgot the name for the moment (Langford, or something).  Must be that lousy Vouvray I drank last night.

I’ll be in contact, Bruce, with more detail about Aussie wines in Michigan.  Your friend, Ziad.


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The South African Goats do Roam Wine Company, owned by Charles Back, produces labels with names such as Goats do Roam, Bored Doe and Goat-Roti.

New Zealand producer Cooper’s Creek produces a Sauvignon Blanc called Cat’s Pee on a Gooseberry Bush which has sold well throughout the world

Wolf Blass created a sparkling Australian red wine called René Pogel. When people inquired who this person was, Blass advised them to read the name backwards.

Ziad famously created a Syrian wine, which he sent to a lab for analysis. The report which was returned warned that “Your horse has diabetes!

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