Wouldn’t it be nice if Jack, Martin, Bobby, Cesar and Patsy could have been around to see it?
Archives for November 2008
Mark MacKinnon writes that everybody in the Middle East is with Obama: ‘There’s yearning across the Middle East – at least outside of Israel and Iraqi Kurdistan – for a new face in the White House, and John McCain doesn’t fit the bill. He’s seen both by the governments of this region, as well as […]
Alaska: The only one of the 50 states where secessionists are considered American patriots rather than traitors. Catholic working class: Synonym for “feminist.” Communist: 1. A believer in a graduated income tax (“Communists” include Adam Smith and 81% of professional American economists). 2. When modified by ‘Chinese‘ : A supplier of retail goods to Walmart. […]
A series of bombings in Baghdad and Baquba on Monday killed 10 persons and wounded over 30, including 10 policemen. The powerful blast in Baquba destroyed 22 automobiles. The NYT spoke of the attacks as a wave of violence These bombings, which continue to occur regularly in Iraq, announced that the Sunni Arab guerrillas still […]
Condolences to Senator Barack Obama on the passing of his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, who was in so many ways a mother to him, as well.
I do courtesy links time to time for members of the liberal blogads network, and today’s recommendation is CultureKitchen for their posting on the Minnesota senatorial contest between Al Franken and Norm Coleman (as a Midwesterner this is one I’ve been following closely, and was in Minnesota recently to see the sleazy negative ads Coleman […]
There has been almost no discussion in the press about the broader implications of John McCain’s military policies. McCain wants to keep a large military contingent in Iraq for some years to come. He agrees that more US troops should be sent to Afghanistan. (Obama wants more troops for Afghanistan but will draw down the […]
Guerrillas deployed a bomb to wound Iraq’s deputy oil minister on Monday morning. Steven R. Hurst at AP correctly argues that if there is no Status of Forces Agreement between Iraq and the US by January 1, the resulting military and diplomatic mess could end up consuming the new president. For US troops to operate […]
Pakistanis are closely following the US presidentail elections, according to Aljzeera English. Centcom commander Gen. David Petraeus is visiting Pakistan to discuss the security situation. Pakistan with pressure the next US president to halt the missile strikes recently deployed by the US military against targets inside the sovereign state of Pakistan.