Pasty British expat writer Toby Young has news for you, America: your new president isn't "black," so stop acting all excited. "[Am] I the only person in the world who's noticed that Barak [sic] Obama isn't black?" he wonders. "Slaves were black. Barak [sic] Oboma [sic] isn't descended from slaves. He was born in Hawaii and raised by two white people." Can you school us any more on the intricacies of the blacks, Mr. Nilla?
Thomas v. Page, the libel case brought by the Illinois Supreme Court Justice against a columnist for the Kane County Chronicle, has after four years of wrangling been settled to the tune of $3-million, down from the $7-million award a jury granted the judge. Bill Page, the local columnist who apparently defamed the judge, says "I don't apologize for anything, and I stand by what I wrote." [Kane County Chronicle]