Monday, March 3, 2008

Not to get too happy about it,

since it comes months late, but the MSM apparently has decided to start paying a wee bit of attention to Hussein Obama. For example, we all know that the Canadians claimed that a Hussein staff person had a meeting in which the staff person said they shouldn’t pay attention to Hussein’s claims that he would redo NAFTA… that was all just politics to win elections.

First Obama said the meeting didn’t happen. Now we know that it did happen, and even who attended. Of course what the Canadians thought he said wasn’t what he meant to say.

The memo is the first documentation to emerge publicly out of the meeting between the adviser, Austan Goolsbee, and officials with the Canadian consulate in Chicago, but Goolsbee said it misinterprets what he told them. The memo was written by Joseph DeMora, who works for the consulate and attended the meeting.
Goolsbee disputed a section that read: "Noting anxiety among many U.S. domestic audiences about the U.S. economic outlook, Goolsbee candidly acknowledged the protectionist sentiment that has emerged, particularly in the Midwest, during the primary campaign. He cautioned that this messaging should not be taken out of context and should be viewed as more about political positioning than a clear articulation of policy plans."

I wonder if Mr. Goolsebee has any bridges in Brooklyn he would like to sell. And perhaps Hussein should remind his staff that attempting to engage foreign governments over foreign policy by them is a clear violation of the Logan Act.

That, btw, is a Federal Crime.


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If I ever again try to connect through

Chicago's ORD airport will someone please, please, please whisper in my ear, "March 2,008." There. I would tell you more but bad travel stories are like bad beat poker stories. Best forgotten as rapidly as possible or you will never play pocket Kings again.

And while it is not possible to drive from LAX to my home in 15 hours, it is also true that my Buick won't do 600 mph. I am sure that if it could, I could.

Oh well, enough whining.

And speaking of whining, Burt Prelutsky has given us the lawyer that represents the folks who are still whining over Katrina.

It seems that of the 489,000 claims that have been filed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he is responsible for 60,000 of them! Asked about measuring Katrina’s devastation in terms of dollars and cents, Mr. Becnel replied, “There’s no way on earth you can figure it out. The trauma these people have undergone is unlike anything that has occurred in the history of our country.”

Given that people were willingly living in New Orleans, and given that most have rushed back to The Big Easy, it boggles the mind to think they should complain.

Hey folks! If you live in a place that is below sea level and is known to be in the path of hurricanes, don't be surprised if you get flooded, blown away, drowned or otherwise discomforted. Comes with the territory boys and girl. Now. Quit partying all the time and do some critical thinking.

And while we are at it, can anyone tell me why we gave the victims of the 9/11 attacks millions and millions? Look. Why didn't we just tell the various ME countries to send us a few billion dollars and then split the money up between the victims? That would have put gravy on my potato.

But enough. The coffee has cleared my vision and I go to test The Friendly Road to the home field.

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