Monday, January 30, 2006

More from the lunacy brigade...

Because I can't stop kicking this long dead horse, I bring you, once again, Cindy Sheehan and her World Wide Nutjob Extravaganza!!!


So, apparrently, we're an imperialist empire. Good to know...

And Moon-unit Sheehan is 'strongly considering' running against Diane Feinstein for the UNITED STATES SENATE. There's five words that should strike fear into the hearts and minds of everyone. Cindy Sheehan, United States Senator.

Another gem buried at the bottom of this story, is a blurb about the death of one Filiberto Ojeda Rios. Mr. Rios was apparrently shot and killed during an FBI raid. Apparrently, Mr. Rios had attracted the ire of the Federal Constabulary for perhaps being part of a robbery of a Wells Fargo armored truck to the tune of $7.2 Million. Yeah, I don't know why the feds wanted to see him.

This is important because when speaking on the topic of Mr. Rios, Hugo Chavez, that loveable 'president' of Venezuela, was quoted as saying "Viva Filiberto! Let's follow his example."

Yeah. Nice guy that Hugo Chavez. I wonder what might happen if he did come and pitch a tent in the ditch in Crawford, Texas with Cindy the next time she wants to have a sleepover.

In other news from the realm of the mentally detached, Hamas has decided that Israel needs to change their flag. Yep. Hamas is demanding that Israel change their national flag, because, and I quote,
"Israel must remove the two blue stripes from its national flag. The stripes on the flag are symbols of occupation. They signify Israel's borders stretching from the River Euphrates to the River Nile."

Maybe it's just me, but ifin I were a betting man, I'd be wagering that this little tiff between Israel and Palestine is going to explode here sooner rather than later.


Patrick Armstrong said...

The prospect of Ms Sheehananigans running for Senate is laughable. Maybe if she got whooped in the primary, you'd flog the deceased nag a little less.

Then again, stranger things have happened in worldwide elections, so I can't really rule that out.

I mean, think about it, has there been any uncontested election anywhere in the world since 2000? We're going to look back on this time in history and there are going to be asterisks everywhere.

Bush 2000* (contested by Gore), Washington State 2002* (contested by Republicans), USC 2003* (contested strongly by the fact that LSU has the dang trophy), Venezuela's 'President'* (contested by Republicans & Pat Robertson), Ukraine's Revolution* (contested by Russians), Iraq 3* (contested by secular Shi'a), Lebanon* (contested by Syrians), Egypt* (contested by Egyptians), Iran* (regretted by the Mullahs for lettin' ol' Crazy Head in there), Hamas* (contested by the Western Hemisphere)....

The only election that seemed uncontested at the time is Bolivia's election 'cause how much damage can Bolivia do anyway?

You got to dance with the one that brung ya', and we Americans showed up with Democracy on our arm. I mean, look at our own history to see just how many issues the oldest working Republic can have.

One word: Prohibition.

Patrick Armstrong said...

Oh yeah, and if you really want to hear what most of us on the center-left think about Ms. Sheehan, go and read some from Matt at 2CW. He has some serious insight especially considering that he's registered to vote in California.

Laddi said...

And to add to patrick's list of contested result, Alaska Democratic Party has locked horns with Diebold over the accuracy of the 2004 general election. There is a book and now Web site called Black Box Voting (written by Bev Harris and published in Jan 2004), which is a watchdog of electronic voting and election security. This item may have been covered in previous blogs but is very pertinent to pat's reply.

About Sheehan, ugh. Imagine her getting in the senate and then running as veep under Howard Dean. That would at the very least be entertaining, and at the worst, disastrous.

Dante said...

Why are they even doing electronic voting in Alaska? It'd only take about 30 minutes to count the results by hand there.

And for what it's worth, most of the Republican takeover of Georgia was pretty uncontested. Barnes and Cleeland were pretty thoroughly booted. Maybe that could be related to electronic voting? If I'm not mistaken, it was the first widespread electronic vote in Georgia.

Patrick Armstrong said...

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