Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Up up and away!

I've posted this to remind our oldest to check the fine print on those discount fares.

Sweden chews

If anybody hasn't seen the magnificent Peter Sellars film about the day that the Grand Duchy of Fenwick invaded the US and won, then they should. Alternatively they could also follow the extraordinary goings on on the tiny Ă…land islands.

A fun film, but it can not even get close to the nonsense coming out of the EU.

Brussels is trapped in a "Catch 22" situation of the EU's own making. Snus, a form of chewing tobacco, has been outlawed by EU fiat in every nation except Sweden, which secured a -special opt-out as a condition of its joining the EU, and in every region – except Aland.

The Commission recently took Finland to court to quash Aland's snus law. But Finland has no power to change that law. Finland does not control laws covering health in Aland; Aland does.

Aland is not allowed to defend its law before the justices in Luxembourg because the court recognises only nations. So the court is set to convict and fine Aland, without allowing the island's government to plead its case.

There was a time went wars were fought over such ideals as no representation, but I guess that time is gone.

And while the EU has concerned itself over such weighty issues as chewing tobacco, they now find themselves getting 50% of their natural gas from Russia.

Somehow I don't see them taking Russia to court.

Over anything.


Is Hussein a citizen??

I haven't been keeping up with this but it is starting to remind me of John Kerry's failure to release ALL of his DD214. He never did and true or not the claims dogged him to defeat.

Not that I want to help Hussein, let's face it I wouldn't walk across the street to have coffee with him, but if I was him I'd tell the state of Hawaii to release the original of my birth certificate to a panel of experts from both sides and let'em examine it.

Short of that, people are going to say, "What's he hiding?"

What indeed.

Today' s been a grumpy day

I get like that every now and then.

I got that way today listening to the Left make excuses for Russia, something they have vast amounts of experience doing, but listening to Hussein's so-called expert attack McCain for McCain's accurate description of the Georgia situation just pushed me over the edge.

So here you go, dear chums. Your choice.