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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

A few observations...

Abu Hamza al-Masri was sentenced to 7 years in prison today. Who is he? The radical cleric in London who is affiliated with Zacarias Moussaoui. When his time has been served, he is also facing charges here in America. Let's hope they don't let him go to Lebanon like the German's did.

"The Rev. Joseph Lowery, who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Martin Luther King Jr., drew a roaring standing ovation when he said: "For war, billions more, but no more for the poor" _ a takeoff on a line from a Stevie Wonder song. The comment drew head shakes from Bush and his father as they sat behind the pulpit."

Jimmy Carter, also in the Lowery article, needs to shut-up and go away.
Carter brought up the government response to Katrina, saying, "We only have to recall the color of the faces of those in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi" to know that inequality exists. He also noted that the Kings once were "victims of secret government wiretapping" _ echoing Bush's domestic spying program.
Funerals and Churches are not the place to try to fight your political enemies, especially when we have real enemies who would prefer chopping off your head!

It appears they have learned nothing, not one thing, from the Weldon situation. How sad.

Residents of the Cite-Soleil slum line up to cast their vote in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006. Haitians jammed polling stations as U.N. peacekeepers fanned out to guard the country's first presidential election in nearly six years. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

If there is an opportunity for the UN to make a mess out of things, they never miss it. People spent hours waiting for polls to open, some were turned away, etc. Will anyone ever learn how to run an election? Good grief.