Saturday, February 24, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
First we'll start with the webpages of the candidates. We've already covered what people believe to be the Top 4, now meet the newest member.
Meet Mitt Romney. What are the chances of a Mormon being elected?
Labels: Election 2008
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Al-Qaeda Urges Attacks
Monday, February 12, 2007
Hillary, the would be first woman president? Or Obama, the would be first Black president?
Giuliani, "America's Mayor"? Or McCain, "The POW"?
On the Democrat side, I think Hillary might be in for a rude awakening as America yearns for a new, fresh, uncorrupted, untainted face - which is Obama's strongest offering. Hillary has to overcome being a Clinton, and the vote for the war.
The Republican is harder to call - Rudy has a lot of goodwill among the people, but might be a bit liberal for the Republican base. However, I don't see that base going for John McCain either.
How do you see it and why?
Labels: Election 2008
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
In a recent pamphlet about the internal troubles of Iran, its author asks:
“Why, they ask, is the American Left so indifferent to the struggle taking place in Iran? Why can’t the Iranian movement get the attention of so-called progressives and solidarity activists here? Why is it mainly neoconservatives who express interest in the Iranian struggle?”We can substitute Iran with North Korea, Vietnam and of course Cuba, and it would still remain a valid question. Why is the American left so indefferent?
Thank God Vietnam dissidents are not indifferent; in fact they just won an award. Nor are the Cubans dissidents who get MSM recognnition this week, indifferent. Yes it's published by WaPo, but it's a Reuters story. Two more were released from jail this week; that still leaves 280 jailed.
Yet it seems that when the totalitarian government is a right wing dictatorship (Pinochet, la Junta Argentina) then the American Left seems not to be so indifferent.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Cuban Government wants to dictate what Miamians see
The reason? Why, that the local TV station can be picked up in Cuba, no less, and only by those with satellite dishes, which by the way are illegal in Cuba.
The way I see it that's Cuba's problem, not ours, and they have no right to even attempt to dictate what people in Miami can or cannot see on their local Miami TV channel.
Monday, February 05, 2007
A Saudi Arabian judge sentenced 20 foreigners to receive lashes and spend several months in prison after convicting them of attending a party where alcohol was served and men and women dancedExcuse me? But they are foreigners! The news doesn't say if they were Muslim foreigners, which would then of course invalidate this post (if you are a Muslim, in a Muslim country, breaking Muslim rules then you are just plain stupid).
However, you'd think foreigners would enjoy certain rights. Apparently not.
The religious police, a force resented by many Saudis for interfering in personal lives, enjoys wide powers. Its officers roam malls, markets, universities and other public places looking for such infractions as unrelated men and women mingling, men skipping Islam's five daily prayers and women with strands of hair showing from under their veil.I'll keep that tidbit handy the next time someone dares put the US, civil rights violations, and separation of church and state in the same sentence in a negative way.
I'll say what I've always said. Americans have NO CLUE as to HOW GOOD we have it here. Sure we are not perfect, but we are not that bad either.