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Indonesia to host Miss World final despite protests by Islamic groups

The Miss World final takes place on the Indonesian island of Bali Saturday with Muslim hardliners threatening to stage fresh protests and even break through heavy security to rally at the venue. After weeks of radical demonstrations and warnings from embassies that extremists might attack the pageant, 129 beauty queens…

Australian man reportedly contracts HIV from tattoo in Bali

Indonesia is investigating the case of an Australian who is believed to have been infected with HIV while getting a tattoo on the resort island of Bali, an official said Monday. “We received a report about this case from the health ministryyesterday and officials will be visiting tattoo parlours today to verify this claim,” Bali…

Bali: It has nicer weather than your ugly town

DJW’s round-up of National Review’s Campaign Spot blog is pretty hysterical. The right wing noise machine is a fascinating thing to watch, because as hostile as some wingnuts are to the theory of evolution, they’re sure fond of natural selection when it comes to honing their campaign smears. By which…

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