Saturday, December 30, 2006
Here are the facts: Abraham has been DA since 1990, Street has been mayor since 2000. Both are responsible but Abraham waits until after the November election to vent about a fellow Democrat guvmint drone. Both have been sucking at the public teet for more than 30 years and both should be thrown out of office. IMHO. Below is the link to Abraham's complaint on the Philly Inquirer.
And editor's note: This is the 2nd time this year I have come to Street's defense (sorta kinda) in a blog post. Therefore, I think the editor is overdue to smack himself upside his own head.
Friday, December 29, 2006
PNI - 12/29/06 Wrong turn on roads
Tom McCarey of Berwyn
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
“One thing's clear: If we can't enforce security, nothing else matters. So the wisest course of action seems obvious - except to the Washington establishment: Return to a wartime footing. Focus exclusively on security. Concentrate on doing one thing well. Freeze all reconstruction and aid projects. Halt every program and close every office that doesn't contribute directly to pacifying Iraq. Empty the Green Zone. Pack off the contractors. Reduce the military's overhead to those elements essential to support combat operations. Make it clear to "our" Iraqis that it's sink-or-swim time. Remove our advisers from any Iraqi unit that can operate marginally without them (and let the Iraqis do security their way without interference).
Above all, establish unity of command: Stop pretending there's a fully functional government in Baghdad, recall our ambassador until the fighting's over and make this a purely military effort until Iraq has been pacified. “
Hard to argue with this damned smart advice.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Here are the links to the two stories. Today's story on Drudge claims the island was submerged just recently.
This story indcates the island was submerged 22 years ago.
The quote below from the story (link above) indicates this Lochachara island was submerged 22 years ago! “Close to Jana’s hut is another witness to the misery after the rising sea submerged the islands of Lohachara and Bedford 22 years ago. Divakar Bhandari was in his early-30s when the catastrophe occurred.”
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
"Democrats and the Deficit
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: December 22, 2006
The Lede .................Given a choice between cutting the deficit and spending more on good things like health care reform, Democrats in Congress should choose the spending."
Monday, December 18, 2006
"Local officials acknowledge that enforcement of the (immigration) rules is problematic. But a special government census, which collected data recently, is one of several ways officials are trying to get a better handle on growth…..About three months ago, they also began issuing residents mandatory identity cards that feature photos, invisible ultraviolet ink, a computer bar code and a holographic overlay."
I think that is great news!! Perhaps, when they get their ID system perfected, the good old USA can adopt it and use it here in America to help track illegal immigrants and potential terrorists. Afterall, if it's good enough for the turtles on the Galapagos Islands, it should be good enough for Americans. Why don't we all check with our local Congressman and see what he thinks?
Here is the link to the story if you want to read.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
For years, I read almost every comic strip in the daily newspaper. In the last few years, I cut down to a select few. Those are: Doonesbury written by that liberal wheenie with a French name, Dilbert, Hal Foster's Prince Valiant (Sundays only), and The Piranha Club. I may have to read Get Fuzzy the strip that replaced Boondocks. Was not too bad this morning- probably an acquired taste- I will give it a chance.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
The AP writer uses the phrase "colonial-era bridge" as if that is some kind of universal date stamp throughout the world. In America, the phrase could refer to 300-400 years ago. Who the frig knows what it is in India (though later in the story, it says 150 years ago). And I am just saying, you know!