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Daily musings of a propeller head-homebrewer. It's a dangerous combo....

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Friday, August 29, 2003
 
Goin' Down, Spartans!

Prediction: De La Salle high school in Concord, California - current holder of the high school football record for consecutive wins, will lose a game this season. My gut tells me it will be an East Contra Costa team (Pittsburg was the last team to beat them, but I like the Freedom Falcon's chances this year).

I gotta go.

Tuesday, August 19, 2003
 
And So It Begins....

It was only a matter of time before the lid blew off of this thing. When even a "regular" citizen is able to do a little detective work and come to the conclusion that Saddam was not a threat to the world - despite the aggressive sales job of our president - you had to believe that evidence of a cover-up would have to manifest itself sooner or later.

The first shoe has now dropped.

In an article in the South African, Sunday Times, apparently the British investigation into the death of David Kelly (the supposed source of the BBC's information on Iraq's WMD's) has turned up evidence that the dossier Prime Minister Tony Blair used to sell the war was "sexed up". Shocking revelation.

There will, of course, be vehement denials (they've actually already started), and plenty of finger pointing, but it will eventually all come out in the wash. It will happen here in the States in due course, too.

The thing about this that sickens me, is that the US and UK - arguably the two greatest nations on earth - have so tarnished our international reputation for honesty and integrity, that it will be many years before the world will trust our collective word again.

The arrogant leaders in the Department of Defense really won't care about working with anyone else in the world. It's clear their attitude is, "My way or the highway".

I am a very strong believer in our right - no, our responsibility - to protect our nation and our citizens. This can include pre-emptive strikes against targets believed to be threats to the US. What cannot happen is the full-scale invasion of a sovereign state that had no ability to harm us. Iraq barely posed a threat to their Middle East neighbors - how could they pose a threat to the US?

They didn't pose a threat. And now we've got to clean up the mess we've made. Great plan, Mr. President.

I gotta go.



Monday, August 18, 2003
 
French Fried

Un-frigging-believable.

At least in modern times, the French have pretty much been bitch-slapped whenever someone needed a ninny to pick on. The Germans did it a couple of times, the Brits did it before that. The French have made the act of surrender into an art-form. The last couple of times, we've had to come in and save their asses from becoming the eastern provence of Germany.

Well, it seems that they've been having a bit of a heat wave. Temperatures exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit for a couple of days. Do these idiots drink a cool beer ("Those crude Brits drink beer")? Do they jump in a cool public fountain ("What? Have water touch me more than once a month?")? No. They just sit around, bitch and moan, and DIE. Over 5,000 of these wimps have croaked because it's a little warm!

Then, in the country's long standing tradition, the Director of General Health, resigns. Why? Because of the deaths! Now, unless his job includes handing out fans or pouring glasses of lemonade, why would he feel it was his fault his fellow countrymen croaked? If the stupid pukes weren't smart enough to cool themselves off.... well, let's just say that Darwin comes to mind.

No, he quit because it's what the French do. I guess we all need to be good at something.....

I gotta go.