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The Sun Rises In The East, Again

So, while Waiting for Victory is in its DC tryouts, the real world continues on its rather predictable way.

Dr. Cole delivers a smack down to an ignorant twit [my view] as well as his daily round-up of death, destruction, and reality in the “Cradle of Civilization”.

In a move that surprises no one who actually reads about Iraq on a semi-regular basis, CNN reports that Religious leaders tell al-Sadr to keep militia intact, which isn’t strictly true. What the old guys in Najaf said was they didn’t get to be old guys by involving themselves in Shi’ia internal conflicts, and they had no intention of being caught between al Malaki and al Sadr, which is precisely why al Sadr left the decision up to them: he knew they would refuse to decide, and he could seize the religious high ground.

Apparently during a break in classes Moqtada said a few other things that CNN picked up on: Shiite cleric threatens to end militia’s cease-fire, cancels protest

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April 8, 2008   Comments Off on The Sun Rises In The East, Again

Just Like Old Times

This goes on all the time, but no one bothers to report it in the mainstream press.

There was a fire in a Baptist church and the Democratic Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, decided to give the church taxpayers’ money to rebuild. Since he couldn’t do that directly, he found a way to do it through a grant to a school that rents space in the church. The legislature was unhappy: Illinois House panel criticizes deputy governor in hearing on $1 million grant to school.

A local activist atheist, Rob Sherman, was also unhappy and went before a legislative meeting to complain about the subterfuge, where one legislator objected to his presence and told him to leave, as chronicled by Chicago Tribune metro columnist Eric Zorn: Rep. Monique Davis to atheist Rob Sherman: `It’s dangerous for our children to even know that your philosophy exists!’

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April 8, 2008   9 Comments