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[Jan04 update below]
At Moishe's Home-Made Kosher Bake Shop, good, they have the fresh sour rye (with kimmel seeds, as I like it), they slice the crusty loaf as I request, and so naturally I drop something special for Hannukah into the tip jar and naturally, while doing it, say "Merry Christmas!"
Gringommentary (gringo at other sites.) Jan 04 WHITE HOUSE RUMBLINGS. John D. Negroponte leaves big cabinet post (DNI, Director, National Intelligence) to become Deputy to SecState Rice. Washington wonders. What is this? Why? How could Negroponte leave top job to become her subordinate? At The Moderate Voice and Captain Ed's, gringoman puts it this way: "Condy Rice is obviously a nice lady, has degrees, chic boots, inspirational background, fine pianist, a Russia Studies academic, a comfort to her President who needs it, a favorite target of liberal racists—-and clearly out of her depth as Secretary of State. She—and the U.S.— need help, if not a replacement. Will seasoned spy guy/diplomat John D. Negroponte deliver? Stay tuned." JAN04. At American Daughter "The Price of Lettuce" incited many reactions and statistical analysis on the "true cost" of illegal immigration and cheap produce. Gringommentary responded with STAT WARS. "Stats, of course, are war by other means. You've seen Stat Wars, right? Pro-illegals will push their stats against anti-illegal stats. Which are the stats the vote-grubbing Dems (while hustling hispanics), AND the grubbing globalista Republicans (who hustle too) , will push? Which stats will they back, finance, counsel, advocate, spin and sentimentalize? Pro-illegal or anti-illegal? Can you guess?"
Jan 02 Update. SHAKESPEARE ON IRAQ.It's back. That Vietnam word: 'Quagmire.' Polls promote it. Media plays it. Folks fear it. The Left loves it. Are Americans truly undergoing quaggification? For an alternative view not found in WSJ, NYT, CNN or Fox, the Gringo Institute contacted Wilhelmina Shakespeare. Genealogists of the terra natal, Warwickshire, England, are still debating the WS claim to being a remote twig on the family tree. At any rate, we were favored with the following iambics addressed to those feeling quagged by Iraq....
The fault, dear Boobus, is not in Iraq,
But in our politically correct selves,
That we are quagmires of false cons
And devious libs, suckled on
The reckless teats of wanton media.
Dec30. TO HANG IN BAGHDAD
Bill O'Reilly (Fox News) is still boycotting Vermont over the Judge Cashman uproar. Mark Hulet, 34, pedophiled a little girl from a poor family continually over four years (a case you probably know of.) Judge Cashman's sentence for Hulet? Sixty days. Well, I went up anyway for leaf-peeping in October, visiting an old proggie friend who thinks that "right-wing" O'Reilly is over-reacting. (The friend is a hard-working bibliophiliac, striving for social justice both occupationally and ideologically, his wife an equally hard-working humanitarian, both professionally and politically. I was reasonably diplomatic and tame, not gauche enough to ask how they would have reacted if it had been one of their young daughters.)
Would the Green Mountain Boys recognize today's Vermont? Would Norman Rockwell flee to New Zealand, or try Borneo? Even if one concedes, with the psychopathologists, that there has always been a Mark Hulet pervert, has there always been a Judge Cashman to slap his wrist? We went out one night in Brattleboro to a debate for U.S. Senate between Brooklyn's very own Bernie Sanders and the Republican (and a third "candidate," an old paunchy sort of Trotskyite, in shirt and no tie, denouncing "the capitalist class" and praising the obese "working class," and at least providing some comic relief, accusing lefty Bernie Sanders of "selling out" to the imperialists and stockholders.) Certainly BS, even if you see him as Bolshy lite, was not plumping for pedophiles, and of course the debate hardly mattered. Brooklyn Bernie's Hollywood money and his skillfull 20 years of smart, popular carpet-bagging (successful as Burlington Mayor and six terms as Vermont's sole and strident Congressman) made the election results a foregone conclusion: The self-made rational millionaire businessman was soundly routed by the self-made socialist millionaire politician. God's help? So many seemed to think that God, if existing, would certainly want Hillarycare, more government, Bush impeached, more government,a higher minimum wage, more government, and more taxes (as victims don't pay taxes), and of course more government. Unspoken: When the Green Mountain State becomes The Green Mountain People's Republic, will there be mandatory sensitivity training for homophobes and pedophobes? Will a "thoughtful" Judge Cashman become the norm, even for woodchucks? Will "People's Rule" deal with the bigots as Barry and Larry marry in Town Hall, if not in the white clapboard church up the road from the new Gay-Lesbian Alliance Workshop? Will lawyers begin a new era, a rennaisance of affirmative action, hate crime legislation, fighting bias and discrimination in every single workplace locally and nationally? Will 'First they came for the Boy Scouts' be designated as 'hate speech' in the nouveau empire of kinder and gentler, as homosexuals and omni-sexuals, finally, can shout out across the socially engineered land, "Free at last! Great Godless, we're free at last!"?
I don't think Mr. Annan should leave at all. But, since diplomatic immunity protects his sorry butt, perhaps some other way of addressing his malfeasance should be undertaken.
gringoman replies: Somebody help. I don't quite get the "diplomatic immunity" ruse. Why did I not hear it when even a head-of-state like Milosevic was put on trial at the Hague?
And Kofi Annan (out-going Secretary-General of the Unctuous Nations)? Why can't this criminal face trial? Would not even the ghosts of Rwanda applaud? If getting the Hague on his case is asking too much, there is still the USA. Why do Americans just sit back and take it like a ninny? What lawyer can't see that American taxpayers have a sound claim on this CFR(Council of Foreign Relations)-blessed hustler? People who are so quick to give up on the possibility of justice won't get any. Do they deserve any?