October 28, 2007

Democrats Plan a Shorter Workweek

Like my neighbors' insane furry little puppy,  the Dems raced into the Congress telling everybody that they are in charge and barking marching orders.  Yapping at this, yapping at that.  And now they've pee'd on the rug.

It seems that working a full five day work week for the congress seems a little too much like...well...working a full five day work week.  Not that anything really gets done.  Can you say..."Appropriation bill" without the Pavlovian response of "tax increase"?

The Texas Senate session is mandated to only 140 days.  That enormous state seems to keep things moving along. 

Personally,  I wouldn't mind if the US Congress went home for the rest of the year.  Would we really notice anything different coming out of Washington?  Oh sure, Charles Schumer would still be on TV three times a week, but at least we wouldn't have to keep looking over our shoulder for the next Senator looking to save (run) our lives.

Halloween is coming up next week.  In that spirit, I think the Congress should be mindful of their limitations and limit their "work week" to BITE SIZE.

 

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October 19, 2007

Diesel Tanker Stolen in Baltimore

So, a diesel tanker gets stolen at gunpoint today in Baltimore.  Witnesses say it headed toward I-95.  Police and anti-terror organizations put out the All-Points Bulletin on the truck, with a complete description of the shiny Red Rig.

This began at five a.m.  The truck was found abandoned around one p.m. on the Southwest side of Washington D.C.

Did somebody pull a gun on the driver simply for a joy-ride in an eighteen wheeler?  Probably not.

If this was a professional crime, there would have been safe haven for this large truck to be drained and completely dismantled within a few hours.

Much like Charles Krauthammer's assessment of Nancy Pelosi, I think this crime was perpetrated by either a COMPLETE IDIOT or more sinister,  a terrorist on a  truck bomb DRY RUN.

If it was the latter, his test seems most propitious.

                                     (hat tip to the Kraut's thesaurus).

 

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October 18, 2007

China gets a Snoot Full

  With the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to the Dalai Lama,  President Bush has successfully stuck it up China's nose.  Which makes quite a sea change considering how they must laugh when it comes to subjects such as the Sudan, North Korea, and Iran's nuclear proliferation.

In Sudan, the Chi-coms buy all the oil they can from Muslim tyrant Omar al Bashir, handing him boat-loads of cash which he then hands back to them in exchange for boat-loads of weapons.  He then takes these weapons and uses them ( in the words of the BBC ) to uphold the Historic Peace agreement signed in January of 2005.  It looks to me that he's just mass murdering a lot of ( non-muslim ) black people and pocketing the change from Beijing.

How many bullets, bombs, and centrifuge parts has China sold to North Korea, Libya, Iran, Saddam's Iraq, Pakistan, umm...who else am I forgetting?

Does anybody remember the forced downing of the US EP-3 Aries II surveillance aircraft?  The detainment of the crew and the technological stripping of the plane?

 They kick us square in the groin, on a monthly basis.  How hard they must laugh when we worry about saying anything that might put their nose slightly out of joint.

So here's to George Bush and the Congress ( for once ) for putting that award right where it belongs. 

 

UPDATE:  China spanks bad little child by taking away it's internet traffic.      WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!

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October 10, 2007

Congress and the Kurds

Let me lay out some facts

*Congress has called for a condemnation of the Massacre of over a million Armenians by Turkey( Ottoman Empire ) around 1920, in recent weeks

*Turkey threatens to invade Northern (Kurdish) Iraq to stop terrorist attacks by the renegade group PPK

 

We all know that the most stable region in Iraq is the Kurdish self goverened region.  We dont need to police them and we dont need to show them a path to prosperity.  They are a mostly self sufficient well organized people.

The US Congress, led by Democratic congressman Adam Schiff (who apparently has a lot of Armenian constituents), seems hell bent on reacting to a situation that occured almost 90 years ago.  The Turks just cutoff all miliatary relations with France for doing just that.

It was a horrendous genecide of 1.5 million people perpetrated by a dying empire before the current state of Turkey was organized in 1922.  The Armenians fought back after the slaughter with "Operation NEMESIS" in which they sent out assasins to kill 200 Turks on the "Black List".  They were quite succesful in their endeavours.  They hunted and killed them all over Europe often only getting a slap on the hand by the local governments. 

Clearly though killing a few perpetrators of the death of 1.5 million People is not a justice satisfied.  However, how will Congress'  official recognition of these events produce any results at this late date?

Is the Congress blowing in the wind of local polls,  not looking at the bigger picture here?   I hope it's only that.  Could it be that they would like to see a destabilization in that region?  Casting another finger that could be pointed at the republican party?   I hope they are just incompetent panderers, but what effort of helping our enemies and backstabbing our allies haven't we seen in the last 3 years?

Turkey's threats of invasion are not generated by minor league terrorist attacks by the  PPK.  They are a direct threat to our stated goals in Iraq in response to the Democratic US Congress for ( as usual ) doing too little too late.

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