Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Clinton has it both ways. again.

Fat boy bill.

He just can't shut up. And when he talks it always comes from both sides of his neck. I wish I had the full quote, but he says the Iraq Invasion was a "big mistake" and that, "Saddam is gone. It's a good thing, but I don't agree with what was done, "

So, fatty, why didn't you do something beyond shooting at scuds from 30K feet? He says the planning was wrong, and parts of that we all agree with, but the planning he would have done included regime change. As soon as that 'ol Hussein died.

Double talking phony.

Clinton says Iraq invasion was a big mistake

The United States made a "big mistake" when it invaded Iraq, former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday, citing the lack of planning for what would happen after dictator Saddam Hussein was overthrown.

"Saddam is gone. It's a good thing, but I don't agree with what was done, " Clinton told students at the American University of Dubai.

"It was a big mistake. The American government made several errors ... one of which is how easy it would be to get rid of Saddam and how hard it would be to unite the country."

Clinton did however say that the United States had done some good things in Iraq: the removal of Saddam, the ratification of a new constitution, and the holding of parliamentary elections.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Gay Marriage ammendments work for the right.

Well the question must be decided by someone, and the legislatures are too scared to be accountable. We could just pass a law, but legislatures are afraid of the backlash. They don't really want new definitions of marriage, but they want to be able to say that it is the will of the people.

The fact is that the current definition IS the will of the people.

If it was not true the issue would energize people to go vote for the new definitions. The people don't really want new definitions. While those who suport new definitions are not fired up, those who see a growing trend of redefining 'normal' are fired up. They vote.

Every time it appears on a ballot (outside of San Francisco) it will lose, and the GOP'ers (and anyone else) supporting it will win.

France don't need no Stinkin Patriot Act

Looks like they're getting tough in Gaul.

Bloggers Who Urged Rioters Investigated

Paris prosecutors opened an inquiry Tuesday into two young bloggers who urged French youths to riot and revolt against the police, a judicial official said.

The youths, a 16-year-old French teen and an 18-year-old with Ghanian nationality, were detained Monday in the Paris region, the official said.

They were to be placed under investigation, a step short of formal charges, for inciting harm to people and property over the Internet, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because French law bars the disclosure of information from ongoing investigations. The charge carries a risk of up to five years in prison and a $52,800 fine.

Wish for the best in France

I find it ironic that France now finds itself the target of worldwide media scrutiny for the exact opposite reason the US was under the microscope. We were too bold, they have been to soft.

The Euro-suck ups on the left always want to remind us of how much more advanced Europe is when it comes to race relations. When I was growing up, people would always talk about how progressive France was. They would use the example of Josephine Baker. She moved to France after being too popular too black, and too nude. Well She is probably disapppointed by their inaction today.

From the left I hear that these are just disenfranchised and discriminated youths, and from the right I hear that they are the footsoldiers of the Mujahadeen, ready to overtake all of Europe.

I think the right is right, but there is surely a bit of both. What I don't understand is how it is that it takes 12 days for riots and car-burnings to warrent curfews. I mean, What took ya so long? Here in the states, we value order. We'd have shot those kids after 5 days, and by day 12 we'd be back to fighting over Judge Alito.

Different Strokes for different folks. folks.

Some Tee-Shirts!

I need to get me one of these Tee-Shirts! They're cool.

I went to Bradley University in Peoria, IL, and since I think Bradley may lose the fight to keep the name "braves" I thought I'd bring up the fact that I have always been partial to the name "Fightin' Squirrels." Our squirrels were always so friendly. They were red, and the ones I was used to in Chicago were grey (or is that 'gray'?) I have a shirt now with the Fighting Squirrels Football team's Undefeated Season. Really it is every season since about 1971 when we disbanded our football team. I could get a t-shirt like this: