Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Busy all over the place

Gordon Brown has been snubbed repeatedly by Barack Obama during his trip to the United States, as the fall-out from the release of the Lockerbie bomber appeared to have left "the special relationship" at its lowest ebb for nearly 20 years.
First thought: since Obama has seemed to make a special effort to crap on Britain, I'd guess that right now he's mad that the release of the terrorist got A: so much publicity, B: that Libya gave him such a noisy celebration and C: since he can't crap on his little pal in Libya he'll crap on Brown.

There's good reason so many people look with disdain upon those in the entertainment world.

So since when is German a race? Aside from in the minds of the PC At Any Cost idiots like this clown?

Now THIS is planning ahead:
Regulations are forcing a Welsh steam train to use coal shipped 3,000 miles from Siberia rather than from a mine three miles away.

Planning conditions on the Ffos-y-Fran mine in South Wales mean that coal has to be transported by rail rather than via local roads.

However there is no rail link between the mine and the Brecon Mountain Railway, so the local coal cannot be used

Oh, great, Obama's FCC chairman wants to control the internet. What could go wrong...
Genachowski talks a good game on Internet freedom and innovation, but then positions the FCC as a sort of Internet enforcer. "In the words of Tim Berners-Lee," he said, "the Internet is a 'blank canvas'—allowing anyone to contribute and to innovate without permission." That's how it should be. But the crucial question is permission from whom? Genachowski seems oblivious to the fact that that the regulatory regime he is promoting would implicitly require innovators to get permission for their innovations from his agency. In his words, "the FCC must be a smart cop on the beat preserving a free and open Internet."

I'm not a fool - I know full well that not a single member of Congress read every word of, say, the 1,427-page Waxman-Markley energy bill. But I think we give up something valuable if we accept that as acceptable behavior. I guess it didn't occur to the editorialists at the Post that if members of Congress actually tried to live up to this most basic obligation, that 1,427-page long bills would no longer be introduced, which would surely, all other things being equal, be a good thing for the Republic.
Damn right it would.

ACORN files suit
; O'Keefe & Giles & Breitbart's lawyers are sharpening knives.

As the guy says, I did not see any indication that the Mossad has been asked for comment.
Dubbed "Simorgh" (a flying creature of Iranian fable which performs wonders in mid-flight), the AWACS' appearance, escorted by fighter jets, was to have been the climax for the Iranian Air force's fly-past over the parade. Instead, it collided with one of escorting planes, a US-made F-5E, and both crashed to the ground in flames. All seven crewmen were killed.

Eye witnesses reported that the flaming planes landed on the mausoleum burial site of the Islamic revolution's founder Ruhollah Khomeini, a national shrine. According to Western observers, no distress signals came from either cockpit indicating that the collision and explosions were sudden and fast.

DEBKAfile's military sources say the disaster was a serious blow to the Iranian Air Force not long after its first and only AWACS went into service in April 2008. It was a renovated version of the Russian Ilyushin 76, part of Saddam Hussein's air force before it was transferred to Iran in 1991 during the first Gulf War

Let's not forget that Obama also majorly crapped all over Israel today. To great applause from the UN, no surprise.

In other news, I need to get some hexagonal brass rod for punches. And some music wire or something else suitable for steel punches. And it's time for bed; getting old sucks.


Keith said...

Forward planning,

Oh yes, a couple of mining engineer friends have just returned from a vist to a coal mine in the German Ruhr.

Apparently the green influenced Govt is closing down the viable coal mines...

German citizens might be the least nazi like in Europe, but I don't know how long they'll stay peace loving and hard working when the power grid goes down in a cold winter...

Windy Wilson said...

In the AP article on Acorn suing the pair who made the sting, it said, "The two employees seen in the video were fired after it was posted online. The lawsuit says the employees, Tonja Thompson and Shera Williams, suffered 'extreme emotional distress.'"
I can't imagine how Acorn can collect for this distress, after all, O'Keefe and co did not fire them, and whatever damages Acorn suffered as a result, it was up to Acorn to mitigate by not firing the two.
This should be an interesting case.