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2007 October 10 — Why Now?
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Turkish Delight?

As bad as it is when these people move nations out of the “Don’t like the US” into the “Hate the US” column, the real international damage is when they take a close ally, long-time friend, commercial customer and move them directly to the “Hate the US” column.

These people have managed to take the Turks for granted, and expended no effort in understanding the little things that make Turkish politics easy to navigate with a minimum of effort. There are a few “hot buttons” in Turkey and you press them at your own peril, because the reaction will be extremely negative.

Most people forget that until after World War I, the Ottoman Empire was the Middle East. The Turks ruled over everything south of Russia from India to Egypt. Having backed the wrong side in that war, the price was the breaking up of the empire into the countries that are causing all of the problems today.

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October 10, 2007   11 Comments

Economic Reality

Update: Scout at First Draft has a picture of the Frosts on their front stoop. The winger value estimate on the property isn’t even in the realm of possibility.

By now everyone is aware of what Mad Kane refers to as the Shrubbery’s No Child Left Alive plan, and the response by a middle-school kid from Baltimore.

The Blight response should have been predicted, as you have to have your innate human sense of decency removed to exist in their closed world.

They have said nothing about the New York City school board being forced to pay for the private school education of the child of a wealthy businessman, but the fact that a humble carpenter receives subsidized health insurance for his children is unendurable.

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October 10, 2007   13 Comments