Wednesday, June 21, 2006

All the World's A Stage

Almost out of the package of the Southern Texas Pecan brew. It is surprisingly good, I have to admit. We stick with non-flavored coffee around here, just the pure taste, and flavor with creamers. Full flavored and strong, or what is the point? Life is too short to drink bad coffee.

I have just finished watching the press conference from Vienna with the President and the EU president and the Austrian president. Interesting. Everyone making nice. I'm guessing everyone wants to join hands with us now that Iran and N. Korea are threatening with missiles and bombs. Europe is a lot closer to them than we are by geography. Funny how that happens.

You'll be happy to know that Cindy Sheehan safely made her way to Vienna to lead a protest against President Bush. She continues to stomp on the memory of her fallen soldier son. This trip was on the heels of her visit to Canada to support the deserters from the war. Did she forget our military is voluntary? Is this the character of Americans you choose to support?

Angelina Jolie, a celebrity rep for the U.N., says "Just because you're a Republican doesn't mean you don't care about children." Wow, how open-minded of her. You mean Republicans don't want bad air, dirty water and old people eating cat food on the street? Who knew? Thanks, Angelina, for that bit of enlightenment. What would we do without celebrity spokespeople for an obsolete international organization with corruption as standard operating procedure?

Now, go adopt another baby and shut up.

One of the two soldiers tortured, mutilated and killed over the weekend in Iraq is from here. Where are the human rights organizations voicing, screaming, protests of such treatment of our soldiers? Are human rights only for those at Camp Gitmo? What about the ministers/political hacks and Jimmy Carter who paid for the full page ad in overseas newspapers calling for the U.S. to end its policy of torture? Nevermind we have no policy of torture. Now the enemy claims proof of the policy, though non-existant. Coincidence that the soldiers were captured, tortured and killed immediately after this ad was published?

Will the ACLU file a lawsuit claiming the separation of church and state was violated when the ministers published the ad?

The difference is crystal clear. Blame America and cut and run, or stand for something and fight for freedom. Dead people don't need human rights. Let's remember that it is appeasement and burying our heads in the sand that brought the attacks of 9/ll to our shores.

The uncle of one of the two men recently killed, the one not from here said"Make them pay." I don't think he'll be advocating for cut and run. The relatives of the young man here admonished the uncle who went on the Today Show to vent his blame America views and declared on Larry King Show that he doesn't speak for the family. They remain proud and supportive of their fallen family member and the mission. God bless them. It is no mistake their soldier turned out as a strong and patriotic young person. Patriotism does matter. Some principles are worth the fight.

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity and I'm not sure about the former." -Albert Einstein


srp said...

At least I haven't heard much on the mainline TV "opinion" reports on Cindy this time. Perhaps even they are getting tired of her. Or perhaps I just haven't watched CNN, or the big three for some time.

aka_Meritt said...

... you wrote about the whole non-flavored coffee thing verses the southern pecan brew. I'm still dwelling on that even though I read the rest. LOL.

As you know - I'm a non-flavored gal too. I want great regular flavored coffee, and once in a while creamer to flavor (but not often) however like you, I get that urge for flavored once in a blue moon. Ironically that was 'this morning' for me and I'm sipping some of the Pajama Blend from Boca Java that has caramel, kaluah (sp?) and vanilla. Just a hint of Splenda to bring out the flavor.