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By / September 28, 2006

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Save Darfur: Missed the big Save Darfur Rally on September 17? Help us keep the pressure on the UN by joining us on September 30 at the Ansonia Boardwalk in Ansonia, Connecticut for a follow-up demo. Check here for event details and contacts. [Events]

The “inconvenience” of genocide:. Is it time to give war a chance? Blogging about Peter Beinart’s call for military intervention in Darfur, Joey replies to Izzy’s comment: “And for a genocide that took place at a vastly more inopportune moment, try the Holocaust. Allied countries were losing lives all over Europe, it would have been a hugely politically precarious move to announce that more were going to die for a humanitarian side-campaign. If a Darfur intervention is politically infeasible, then a Holocaust-intervention was laughably beyond the pale. Genocide won't always call at ideal moments.” [The Daily Shvitz]

Mortal and Pessl: Is the bright young thing behind Special Topics in Calamity Physics a member of the tribe? If not, can we conscript her? (This is like “Hot or Not” to make your parents proud.) [Jewcy List]

The World

Please stand by: Don’t worry if you’ve got oil investments tied up in Kazakhstan. There won’t be a “color revolution” there for at least half a decade. And President Nazarbayev doesn’t need no stinking opposition leaders: One, Zamanbek N. Nurkadilov, was found shot three times, once in the head, last November. His death was subsequently declared a suicide. The other, Altynbek Sarsenbaiuly, was killed in February along with two bodyguards on a road outside Almaty, the country’s biggest city.” Got that? Three times and it’s still listed as suicide. [NYT]

I know now why you cry: Arnold learns patience, reinvents himself, saves California and quite possibly the world. “Schwarzenegger is providing his party — and the country — with an object lesson in how to survive and thrive in that kind of independent political environment. Others will have to learn.” [WaPo]

Olmert’s next move: He’s planning a summit with Hamas’ leadership in the coming days: “Mr Olmert has ruled out goodwill measures such as releasing Palestinian detainees until the soldier held in Gaza, Gilad Shalit, is released. However, Palestinian officials say Mr Abbas is not interested in holding a summit unless he has assurances it would deal with more than the fate of Cpl Shalit.” [BBC]

The other midterm elections: Al Qaeda and Hezbollah political ads. Is Al Qaeda soft on Jews? Nah, it’s called gumption. [Radar, HT: Jewschool]

Desperate Housewives in Israel? Check out this pic. Though there’s every likelihood that they’re just filming a hostage-situation episode, and Hebrew text adds to the camp suburban verisimilitude. [Desperate Blog]

White Russians: The last tsar’s mother is reburied, with much fanfare, in St. Petersburg. What will be the tipping point of tyrannical monarch nostalgia, do you think? Marie Antoinette winning the Oscar for Best Anachronism? [BBC]

A screaming came across the hedges: Here’s a sentence that would ordinarily grab your attention, anyway: “Village Voice sex columnist Tristan Taormino, who had a privileged upbringing on Long Island and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University, went on to star in "The Ultimate Guide to Anal" Vols. 1 and 2, and then directed "House of A – - ." This week, the dark-haired beauty is set to release her first Vivid Video effort, "Chemistry," in which seven porn stars are "left to their own devices for two days and told nothing is off limits" and use "perv cams" to film each other performing sex acts.” But Tristan? She’s Thomas Pynchon’s niece. [Page Six]

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