What’s Swedish for “Arrrrrr?”

Swedish Pirate Party Wins a Seat in the European Union

Yes, yes, not that kind of pirate; besides, they’d call themselves the Swedish Viking Party if they were. That just means that I can safely make “Bork bork bork” jokes* without being worrying about being cleaved by a axe-wielding parliamentarian.

Moe Lane

*I can’t make Bjork jokes: she’s apparently Icelandic. Who knew?

Crossposted to RedState.

Pirate located in Eyl, Somalia threatens America.

How do you say “punitive expedition” in Somali?

Eyl’s location: 7° 58′ 0″ N, 49° 49′ 0″ E.  Not that either the United States Navy or the Air Force particularly needs my help in pointing out the coordinates, but it will hopefully clarify matters. Anyway, here’s the comment:

Jamac Habeb, a 30-year-old self-proclaimed pirate, told The Associated Press that the three pirates’ deaths were “a painful experience.” Speaking from the pirate hub, Eyl, he added: “this will be a good lesson for us.”

“From now on, if we capture foreign ships and their respective countries try to attack us, we will kill them,” Habeb said. “Now they became our number one enemy,” he said of U.S. forces.

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