Friday, October 12, 2007

Turkey Shoot

The House Foreign Affairs Committee by a vote of 27-21 has condemned the Ottoman Turks for the killing of 1.5 million Armenians around World War 1 and rightfully called it a genocide.

Turkey's politicians are furious...they've always denied the charge of intentional genocide and blame the slaughter on a Civil War. The timing of something good, couldn't be worse; the WH, the Pentagon, Military leaders..all want the resolution squashed before it heads to the full House for a very public vote...but Democrats, led by Brad Sherman of CA, so far refuse to back down.

Turkey's Prime Minister has threatened to end the American military's use of roadways from his country into Iraq; more than 1/3rd of the fuel for the troops in Iraq is delivered through this key supply route. Turkey's government withdrew it's Ambassador to DC..a sign of how serious our Islamic NATO ally is about covering up this atrocity.

Lately Islamic traditionalists have been causing trouble for the folks who've embraced western style modernity and want to be part of the EU. There's been demonstrations over the Danish Cartoons and the Pope's call for moderation, ironically resulting in riots. Turkey's military is agressively guarding the border between Turkey and Iraq from the Kurds...another nationality that Turkey would like to see erased.

Turkey has never supported the US in any Wars in Europe...they're at best a troubled democracy that could very easily side with the Middle East in hopes of reviving the greatness of days gone by...Oh well, as far as the vote on Armenian genocide...maybe it'll be enough that our Congress called the savage murders of so many what it is...a genocide; but, for now, quiet the controversy while the US Military is fighting in Iraq?

(More Turkey?)
Can it be that Democrats, after failing time and time again to force CIC Bush to end this war, are using this "turkey" to retard the progress our troops have been making since the Surge began? Is it possible that the Democrats in Congress hate our President more than they recognize their responsibility to support our Military when at War and their lives are at stake? Sadly, if they'd call Gen.Petraeus a traitor and a liar, sacrificing US soldiers and the Kurds to Turkey is not beneath them...but right up their alley.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

American Standard Toiletries

(Bowled Over)
Just when you hope you've heard the last of OJ Simpson, he steals the headlines and provides us with reems of toilet paper and 24 hour boobtube coverage for the "great unwashed." The bathroom tome consists of daily stories about an armed robbery by a sinister posse led by the slasher himself. The Juice calls the raid a "swat sting" to liberate his sports memorabilia. Las Vegas prosecutors hit OJ and his three pals with 10 felony counts for the hotel stickup, including assault and kidnapping. He sat in jail for 3 days and today made a deal and large. Home to Florida.

Pop tart Britney Spears has been ordered to undergo random drug and booze testing twice a week. Although the judge declined to modify the custodial time share between BS and JT..the panty challenged warbler, Spears, and the wannabee rapper Kevin Federline are sentenced to see a parenting coach atleast eight hours each week...together.

(On a roll)
Louisiana, The Jena Six...Al Sharpton has organized a bus tour and demonstration of (around) 50,000 to protest the treatment of 6 black football players who beat up a white student, Justin Barker, who was punched, kicked and hospitalized; apparently because of nooses hung in a tree.

On Friday, Mychal Bell 16, charged with attempted murder, unable to pay $90,000 bail, jailed since January...lucked out when the spineless state Appeals Court threw out his conviction of aggravated battery because he was tried as an adult. The promised arrival of thousands of demonstrators to this rural town is unnerving locals who fear the protest will spark chaos and the destruction of property; not to mention the march of thousands of outsiders outrageously honoring the 6 violent, lawbreaking thugs might encourage random beatings of other white residents of Jena.

(Head of the class)
University of Florida student, Andrew Meyer, was arrested and tasered by police when he interrupted a speaking engagement by Sen.John Kerry at a campus forum. The bizarre incident, I'm sure, woke the crowd dazed into a fishy eyed spell by Kerry's monotone oratory (Kerry, cluelessly just kept talking and talking through it all); however, Meyer represents the pseudo-journalist/bloggers who use techno-gadgets to "make the news" instead of reporting it.

He charged to the head of the line of questioners, grabbed the microphone and confronted Kerry about his weak campaign style in '04. The police ordered the jerk, Meyers, to stop...his turn was over. A scuffle ensued, Meyer was tased and removed. Later it was discovered that Meyers had manipulated the whole thing. He had handed his video-phone to another student and instructed her to film what was about to happen for his blog, UTube and the mindless Media, who surely would welcome this dodo as relief from the serious, complicated, real news topics like, the Presidential Primary or the War in Iraq.

But I digress..Alas, too many news fabricators like Meyers are in the pipeline...Is this what we have to look forward to...lame brain reporters who make up the news because reality is too hard? Are we approaching the end of the line for informed, honest journalists that do the research and present each and every facet of the story in historical context so we know the truth and get the complete picture?

Sheeeesh...Daily News is in the