Friday, April 27, 2007

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Worst Is Yet To Come

Eventually we will be out of Iraq, as will be 2 million, or perhaps by then 5 or 10 million Iraqis. The world will watch to see what happens to the refugees created by our invasion.

And when the US fails to admit Iraqi refugees as immigrants, our "friends" around the world will not fail to note. They will be less inclined to support America in conversations or official acts. They will become positively truculent about supporting invasions or civil disorder desired by the US.

Which is probably all for the best. But with a couple of gibbering baboons in our own cockpit, there is no soft landing on our horizon.

Friday, April 20, 2007

That Gonzales, he's quite a lawyer.....

....when his opponent is a guy who didn't finish high school, locked up on death row.

When he has to face U.S. Senators, not so much.

Is McCain Insane?

The thing I notice about McCain's little song is that he had made one up. When was the last time you set your own words to a popular tune? What were the circumstances?

For most of us, any honest answer to that question has to raise the gravest concerns about the mental competence of John McCain.

Tobias Toebiter Recumbent

Monday, April 16, 2007

What's Wrong With This Picture?

In some parts of the day, this bus will run almost empty. In rush hours you will need to add more buses, i.e., more drivers. With no fixed guideway or MU capability, a bus remains a bus.

To Expand On That Last........

Between May 1917 and November 1918, 1.5 million American soldiers were transported to France. What if we had made a similar effort in Iraq?

Instead of having 150,000 soldiers in a sea of 70 million Muslims, we would then have a million soldiers in a sea of 700 million Muslims.

It's pretty much that simple. The problem is self-sustaining, and we are the problem. Making the numbers bigger just makes the problem bigger.

In Over Our Heads?

If you jumped in a pool of water and found out it was really deep, the chances are pretty good that you could rise to the surface and swim back to the shore.

When we jumped in Iraq, we found out it was not only really deep, but it isn't even water. We're not rising and swimming doesn't seem to be working.

This is the kind of thing that happens to drunken college-age boys, and who could better exemplify the drunken college boy than George Bush, our Pretzlewit, the Decider. Fools rush in, etc etc......

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Checking out the quibbles...


It's increasingly evident that Republicans intended to erect a sort of dictatorship, built on their control of government offices and funds. In their view, stuffing every agency with political hacks, adding new laws to increase their power to spy on us and harass us, awarding themselves generous servings of the taxpayers money- all of this would create a juggernaut that could safely ignore the will of the electorate.

That's right, these fiercely anti-government iconoclasts intended to rule us, not by the force of ideas, the popularity of their programs, or the accomplishments of their efforts, but simply by the power of government. That's right, the same government they are so busy wrecking.

Irony is lost on them.

Here is where we are

So, not for the first time, I bid a fond farewell to sweet Waki-Waki, in this case, my first blog, which Blogger has made it impossible for me to post to or to upgrade. With a yo-ho-ho and a neatly done, I remember this is a part of what we call computing, and, always mindful of the flashing message below that even this posting effort may be lost to posterity, can only hope for the best.