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You may have heard about an incident with Israeli aircraft did something in Syria on September 6th. This article from Counter Currents, Israel’s Air Raid On Syria: Another Threat To Iran, covers much of the reporting and speculation about the attack. [Note: I won’t guarantee that the article is anything more than raw speculation outside of the quotes from news sources.]

Syria has complained, but the Israeli government had maintained a strict “no comment” policy until Joe LIEberman’s party chairman, Bibi [Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the Likud], blabbed about it in a TV interview, apparently to prove he was relevant.

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September 22, 2007   2 Comments

Thoughts On The Jena 6

A quick way of coming up to speed on this case is to read the Wikipedia entry on the Jena 6. It is about a whole series of incidents in the small town of Jena, Louisiana culminating in the charging of six black high school students.

Chris Kromm of Facing South asked Why the ‘progressive’ blogosphere silence about the Jena 6?

I would ask Chris why he thinks that liberal blogtopia consists of a half dozen “A-List” sites that generally discuss politics? I have seen stories about the Jena 6 for a long time at the sites I visit, maybe Chris should stop by over here and start clicking down my blog roll.

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September 22, 2007   4 Comments

Invest 94L

Invest 94L
Position: 18.5 N 86.3 W. [2PM CDT]
Movement: Northwest [325°] near 9 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 25 mph.
Wind Gusts: 35 mph.
Minimum central pressure: 1010 mb.

Currently over the Yucatan Peninsula. May come ashore around the Texas-Louisiana border as a tropical depression or storm on Monday.

September 22, 2007   2 Comments

A Minor Point

Normally I wouldn’t bother with this, but then it occurred to me – these clowns write laws, words have meaning.

I like to spell people’s names correctly. I was taught from an early age to do this, and I get a little annoyed at all of the correspondence I get with my name misspelled, so I looked up House GOP Leader John Boehner. While I was copying down his name from the GOP Leader’s Page I noticed the number one story on the Top News section is: House Dems Condone Slanderous Moveon Ad, Refuse to Consider Resolution Condemning it.

As someone who writes laws, Mr. Boehner should be aware that a printed advertisement cannot, by definition, be slanderous, it might be libelous, but slanderous is out.

For those who don’t know: slander is spoken; libel is written. Not an important distinction for a guy in a bar, but fairly major for people who write the laws.  The best path is to stick with defame; it’s always good.

September 22, 2007   5 Comments