Two articles, one by Allison Kaplan Sommer and Lisa Goldman at Pajamas Media and the other by Caroline Glick at the Jerusalem Post, underscore the exorbitant price that Olmert is now willing to pay for a handful of international legitimacy. It's a telling reminder of just how well the campaign to marginalize what a French ambassador called a "shitty little country" has fared. To gain but a little diplomatic leverage Israel must now mortgage its future.
Friday, June 20, 2008
So the BS begins piling up and up....
All of this negativity towards drilling anywhere and everywhere is driving me crazy. Any additional supplies of oil and gas cannot be a bad thing - PERIOD. Especially if that oil and gas is ours, and reduces our dependency on Arabs and others who would do us harm. Just because Bush and Co. are in favor of it does not necessarily make it a bad thing (this is classic Bush derangement syndrome).
It's not just the price, Stupid (although anything that helps reduce the short term price cannot be bad, either; but, remember, the liberals really don't give a rat's ass about ordinary working stiffs, they've got a much bigger plan that they are working on...)
"This guy is the whole Chicago package: an idealistic, lakefront liberal fronting a sharp-elbowed machine operator. He’s the only politician of our lifetime who is underestimated because he’s too intelligent. He speaks so calmly and polysyllabically that people fail to appreciate the Machiavellian ambition inside.
But he’s been giving us an education, for anybody who cares to pay attention. Just try to imagine Mister Rogers playing the agent Ari in “Entourage” and it all falls into place."
He Wouldn't Hurt a Fly14
Henry Boateng is an inmate in a Massachusetts State prison. He went to court arguing that his rights were being violated. Yesterday, a federal judge agreed:
Boateng, who has changed his name to Daniel Yeboah-Sefah and identifies himself as a Buddhist, has won a significant legal victory: A federal judge found that the state prison system violated his civil rights by denying him a vegan diet.
US Chief District Judge Mark L. Wolf concluded that the system violated a 2000 federal statute that protects religious freedom in prison. In a judgment entered Tuesday, Wolf ordered the head of the system, beginning Friday, to provide the inmate at the Old Colony Correctional Center at Bridgewater with a vegan diet that hews to his religious beliefs.
Although the prison system had offered Yeboah-Sefah a standard vegetarian diet, he has spent nearly a decade unsuccessfully seeking a vegan diet that excludes all animal products, including eggs and milk products.
In 1992, Boateng fathered a son, Jameel Moore. Like his dad, Jameel does not eat animal products. That's because Boateng beat him to death when he was five weeks old.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
"The shifts in Barack Obama’s policy toward Iraq show a remarkable correlation with the rise and fall of Tony Rezko’s business prospects in the Chamchamal Power Plant. As the story of the Rezko syndicate is exposed in his Chicago trial, the subject of its Iraqi commercial interests will come under a brighter light. Barack Obama has already said of his convicted ex-fundraiser, “this is not the Tony Rezko I used to know.”"
"What's amazing is not so much that Congress won't allow us to pump oil, which we badly need to do. They won't even allow us to look for it, especially if it's in a 'pristine' (aka barren coastal plain, frozen in the winter and a mosquito-infested bog in the summer) region, at least according to Senator McCain.
What are they afraid we might find?"
"It didn't occur to Sen. Chris Dodd that VIP status at Countrywide mortgage for the Chairman of Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs might be preferential treatment..."Follow up: NRO has some great points to make regarding the upcoming Countrywide bailout. Pay attention!!!!
Monday, June 16, 2008
If Israel shaped its policies on how much the country is liked by others in the world, Israel would cease to exist. That’s a hard fact.
Most of us were taught way back in grammar school that doing the right thing is not always the popular thing. Hence, the 44-page report issued this week by for the House’s Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs seems like an utter waste of tree pulp.
"As I said on the Hewitt show tonight, I feel as if Bizarro World is slowly leaking into ours, and one day we will see Superman and note he has that ugly grey faceted skin, and wonder when that happened. Well, we just didn’t pay attention to the signs. In Bizarro World, illegal foreign combatants are granted constitutional rights; in Bizarro World, people react to high gas prices and energy shortfalls by refusing to boost domestic capacity. You have John McCain nixing ANWAR drilling and lending his sonorous monotone to cap-and-trade; you have Obama noting that gas prices rose too quickly, which presumably means he would have favored a gradual rise to ninety-buck-a-tank fill-ups"
But, of course, you do. Thats because we have completely separated the cause-and-effect of almost everything we supposed care about in this election. "Vote for Change" and you will most certainly get more of the same...