Thank God. For once Florida has gotten some sense. This was the law that required women who were giving babies up for adoption had to publish their sexual history in a local newspaper in case the father wants to protest the adoption. Again I say what made them think this was a good idea? Luckily logic prevailed and now adoptions can go on without humiliation.
You gotta love Japan. The Great Sasuke won a seat in the Iwate Prefectural Assembly. I’m not sure how that equates in American terms whether or not that’s the equivalent of Congress or just a state senate. Anyway, I think this is so cool. Not only is Sasuke in incredible wrestler but he ran for office with his mask still on….and won. And he still says that he’s not going to take his mask off even when the assembly is in session. How cool is that? Sometimes I wish life was more like professional wrestling. Mad at your boss? Hit him with a folding chair. Anyway, Sasuke is not the first pro wrestler to be in Japanese politics. If memory serves me correctly former Japanese legend Antonio Inoki was elected to a major office in Japan. I hope this starts a trend in America. Just think of it. Rey Mysterio and the Hurricane in ’04. I’d vote for them.
Still??? You have got to be kidding me. The people of Iraq are rejoicing in the streets over the Coalition liberation and we still have protesters. Since it’s a Yahoo News link that will probably disappear in 2 weeks I’ll give you the best quotes…
“This is not about liberation, it’s about the occupation of Iraq and the plundering of its natural resources,” said Dustin Langley, a volunteer with the protest’s sponsor, Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, or ANSWER.”
And as we all know ANSWER is sponsored by Marxists supporting North Korea’s dictatorship.
“We’re calling to stop this series of endless wars, to stop this occupation of Iraq and the Middle East,” he said, adding that the “axis of evil” fingered by US President George W. Bush more than a year ago was no more than a “list of targets.”
Now, why would he say something like that? Could it be because North Korea was fingered as one of the Axis of Evil? The same country that’s funding ANSWER.
“It is clear the war is not over,” said Andrew Murray, chairman of Britain’s Stop the War Coalition: “There are still people being killed and we will also emphasize our opposition to occupation.”
Occupation is the new buzzword apparently. There is no occupation. I think the word you’re looking for is liberation. See I haven’t heard President Bush or Prime Minister Blair say “Oh, by the way, we’re taking over and there?s nothing you can do about it.” All I keep hearing is that they will help install a democratic government. But I guess communists are opposed to that kind of practice.
“The war is over in its most obvious form as a classic means of destruction,” said Fausto Bertinotti, Secretary-General of Italy’s Refounded Communist Party (PRC):
“But it continues as low intensity conflict and a strategic hypothesis of world domination by means of preventive war as conceived by (US President George W.) Bush.”
Guess what the key word in that quote is? Communism seems to be a recurring theme here, doesn’t it?
In Paris, banners read: “Stop the occupation of Iraq” and “Yes to a democratic and independent Iraq.” Protesters chanted “US go home!”
Before I die I hope France gets involved in another war so they can come crying to the U.S. for help and we can say “Um..remember that business back in Iraq and how you didn’t help us? Well, payback’s a bitch.” And you know if France didn’t OCCUPY Vietnam we probably wouldn’t have had the Vietnam War.
British film director Ken Loach said: “We have to stop the occupation. This is illegal. This is against international law.”
The British Michael Moore. So I guess the torture and rape of Iraqi women by the Iraqi government was within international law?
The lack of logic behind these protests just amazes me. It’s clear that these protests have nothing to do with the war. These protests are nothing more than Bush bashing or America bashing. These people could not give a rat’s ass about the Iraqi people.
There was one quote from the article which made the rest pale in comparison…
The scene was different in Kuwait City — invaded by Saddam Hussein’s troops in 1990 — where demonstrators expressed gratitude for the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s regime.
You don’t hear them accusing us of occupation.
Cute play on words CNN has going on there. Anyway, 35 South Carolina high school students were suspended for wearing a t-shirt that shows chickens hatching from eggs decorated with the Confederate flag and says”Southern chicks, better than the rest”. The student interviewed by the AP said…
“I had no idea in the world anyone would be offended by this,”
Oh, I don’t know. How about Blacks, Hispanics, Jews, Catholics, and anyone else the Klan finds questionable? That’s who would be offended by it.
Talk all you want about Southern Pride. When you say that and display a Confederate Flag along with it it’s like saying “White Power”. If you want to be proud of your Southern heritage that’s fine, but that flag has stood for slavery since its inception and has been adopted by racist and white supremacist hate groups.
In the eyes of the rest of the country, you’re just enforcing an old stereotype that people from the south are racist rednecks. Be proud that you’re from the south but be ashamed of its past transgressions.
In case you don’t know who Nicholas De Genova is I’ll refresh your memory. He’s the professor at Columbia University who said…
“The only true heroes are those who find ways that help defeat the U.S. military,”
Well, it turns out he and his wife have gone into hiding after receiving some 1,000 threatening phone and e-mail messages. Didn’t see that one coming didja? Wisely Columbia has distanced himself from DeGenova. Just because there is free speech doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences.