Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Joseph Biden speaks and tells it like it is

Going along with my last post I founfd a nice little quote from Joe Biden speaking at the confirmaton hearings of Condileeza Rice.

I spent a little time in Europe recently, and I have one simple message: Get over it. Get over it. President Bush is our president for the next four years, so get over it and start to act in your interest, Europe.

I have no commentary to add to this, it speaks for itself.

What the world thinks

PARIS (Reuters) - The rest of the world will be watching with anxiety when President Bush is inaugurated Thursday for a second time, fearing the most powerful man on the planet may do more harm than good.

Don't you just feel so bad for the rest of the world? I want to ask a serious question here. Why in hell should I care what the rest of the world thinks? George Bush is not their President so, they can shut up.

I'm not in a good mood today
Many world leaders, alienated by Bush's go-it-alone foreign policy and the U.S.-led war in Iraq, would have preferred him to lose the U.S. election last November. Since his victory, they have been urging him to listen and consult more.

Listen and consult? You mean like we did for 12 years with Iraq? You mean just talking without actually DOING something. God, what jokes these people are.

Oh, and this "go-it-alone" line of crap is getting rather boring. Let's look at just how "alone" we have been in Iraq.

United States, Great Britain, Italy, Poland,
Ukraine, Netherlands,
Australia, Romania, South Korea, Japan, Denmark,
Bulgaria, Thailand El
Salvadore, Hungary, Singapore, Norway, Azerbaijan,
Georgia, Mongolia,
Latvia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Lithuania,
Slovokia, Albania, New
Zealand, Tonga, Estonia, Kazakstan, Macedonia, and
Moldovia.

This is the list of countries that are members of the coalition in Iraq. Now, please explain to me just how we are "alone".

You can read the rest of the story here.

Not something you read everyday

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Two women, including a Smith College student, pleaded innocent to charges they raped and handcuffed another female student and slashed her with knives.

Rachel Ann Klobertanz, 22, and Augusta Claire Kendall, 22, were ordered held on $25,000 bail at their arraignment Tuesday in Northampton District Court. Both were charged with two counts of aggravated rape, three counts of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault and battery.

Prosecutor Susan Loehn said the three women first met at a downtown Northampton bar. They then went back to Klobertanz and Kendall's apartment, where they drank several bottles of champagne and engaged in sex that began as consensual but ended as rape, Loehn said.

"There are some significant issues with respect to consent," said David Roundtree, who represents Kendall. He described Kendall as having a 3.0 grade-point average at Smith.

Thomas Estes, who represents Klobertanz, said both the women maintain the sex with the 20-year-old woman was consensual.

Loehn said it was not the first time women have been charged with rape in Northampton, but the case was unusual because of the level of violence involved.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Happy New Year

Yes, I know I'm a day late but, I was busy yesterday, taking a nap. May all your hopes and dreams come true in this new year.

I would share with you my resolutions but, I don't make them. What is the sense in making a promise, a resolution is a promise, unless you're the U.N., that you have no intention on keeping past Junuary 4? I will say this though. I will TRY to be a better person, try to be more understanding of those around me. I will try and not be as sarcastic as I want to be, this will be really hard. I will try and be a better son, friend, lover and father. And, I will try and post more to my blog.

God bless you all and, again, Happy New Year.

Jamie