There was a book a few years ago, How the Irish Saved Civilization. Pretty good book. The Irish just voted the EU treaty the death penalty(though the bureaucrats and socialists keep saying "It's not dead yet!"), giving civilization another chance. Despite a lot of good people and good countries, things are so screwed up over there that the only country that actually voted on this(as in 'the people' voting) was Ireland. And there, even the people supporting it hadn't actually read the damn thing(Even Taoiseich (Prime Minister) Brian Cowen admitted that he had not read the Treaty, which is over 400 pages long and deliberately written to be obscure.) Word of warning: when someone deliberately writes something to hide what's in it, you don't want it(Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing explained: "Public opinion will be led to adopt, without knowing it, the proposals that we dare not present to them directly... All the earlier [EU Constitution] proposals will be in the new text [Lisbon Treaty], but will be hidden and disguised in some way.")
Sen. Dodd has always been a sanctimonious jackass, and here's further proof of what kind of slimy politician he really is:
What you will not find are any statements from Dodd disclosing those special loan deals he received on his Washington townhouse and Connecticut residence from Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo, which Conde Nast’s Portfolio exposed yesterday.
Also at Michelle Malkin, a note on how for a lot of people, it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Barack Worship Me Obama's skin color: it's what he is.
And I get the message, Tim Russert died. Can the media stop slobbering and moaning about it now, or are we going to be hearing about his sainthood for the next week?
Kevin notes that Tucson is seeing some pushback against the race warlord poverty pimp takeover of a school. About damn time.
Kevin also notes the head of the Brady Ban All the Guns Group spreading bullcrap(no surprise), and an interesting note on media reaction to something:
In current news, Utah's Hill Air Force Base has apparently misplaced a crate of M-16 select-fire rifles (read: "machine guns"). Apparently since these are official government firearms, the Salt Lake Tribune notes that they are "small caliber rifles," though they are "worth up to $5,000 each on the street."
You know damn well that if some firearms store had had a case of AR15 rifles stolen, let alone 'misplaced', they'd have been screaming about the 'high-capacity assault weapons' getting out.
Rachel notes a judge with some interesting beliefs. Covered nicely by the pictures on the wall. He thinks the death penalty is mean, but has a picture of a torturer and murderer behind his desk: wonderful.
As an aside, yesterday saw something interesting: red sports car with, on one side of the trunk lid, a picture of Che' Dumbass, and on the other? A Sig sticker. These three just don't seem to go together...
And in (fG)Britain, you're not supposed to wear your hat in the pub: it makes you harder to spy on.
Yuck. I'm off to take care of some stuff.