Thursday, January 26, 2006

A Fork In The Road

The Palestinian people appear to have elected HAMAS as the new governing party in their fledging statehood. To say this is a disturbing development is an understatement. The road map to peace in the region is now seriously in doubt. The U.S. doesn't recognize HAMAS and doesn't negotiate with them as long as they do not renounce terrorism and as long as they keep the elimination of Israel in their charter. So far HAMAS has done neither. Interesting times ahead.

The President had a press conference in the White House briefing room and Helen Thomas, despite a front row seat, was not called on by the President. I don't think she should even have a front row seat. Enough is enough.

My new PDA comes complete with Bluetooth technology. My son was surprised that I even knew the terminology. I was rather insulted by that attitude.

Last night on one of the talking heads television programs, a former second in command of Saddam's army was interviewed. He is in this country now and has a recently released book published about the facts on the ground prior to the war. He said he witnessed the moving of chemical weapons - weapons of mass destruction - by air and by land, to Syria with full cooperation in Demascus, when Saddam realized that "America was coming". I won't be surprised if this book isn't given the fawning reviews of the traditional media that the books critical of the administration and the war are given. Gee, that would mean the moonbats would have to come up with a new slogan, other than "Bush lied". As clever as that is...

I think it was the previous President who was known for deficits of truth. I guess character does matter, after all, not solely the number of the Dow Jones Average at the end of the day when it comes to protecting the country. Remember when shallow American voters would justify voting for Clinton's second term by saying while they really didn't care for him, gosh, the stock market was doing so darn good. I don't remember anyone questioning the policy of rendition under the previous administration. They were the ones who put countries like Egypt into the mix of that exercise.

Even Oprah is discovering a little honesty - she now regrets supporting the bogus James Frey memoir she previously pimped for her book club. All those nodding sheep in her daily audience I'm sure will continue to follow the Queen of daytime anyway. No one pats herself on the back better than Oprah.

"People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you'll know exactly what to do". - Michelle Ventor

1 comment:

srp said...

I heard that Oprah had issued a press statement but didn't really hear what it was about "this time".