Friday, September 21, 2007

Some things I think I think

I am amazed that the government is bailing out those that took advantage of low interest adjustable rate mortgages years ago when more prudent folks chose fixed mortgages at comparatively higher mortgage rates. This is known as ‘having your cake and eating it too’. It just goes to show you that if you make a dumb choice for immediate gratification someone will come along later and use the money of prudent people to rescue you from yourself.

Rhetorical questions on my mind are: Why does the world put up with Muslim threats to kill cartoonists that draw a Mohammad-like character in an unflattering condition? Isn’t a threat of violence illegal? Will we now go through life fearful of Muslims if we happen to do something these barbarians think is insulting? Why is it acceptable to profane or ridicule other religions but not Islam? Is it because those practicing other religions are civilized and Muslims are not?

There is an advantage to living life in a tundra; nearly all Alaskans will get $1,654 each from the state for being lucky enough to sit on a pool of oil.

We read all sorts of strange things but few stranger than a recent remark about the 9/11 murder of innocent Americans by nineteen Muslims. For example: who do you suppose said “The Arabs who were involved in 9/11 cooperated with the Zionists, actually … They gave them the perfect excuse to denounce all Arabs”? The last person I would have thought of saying such a thing would have been a U.S. Senator; but it was former Democrat U.S. Senator James Abourezk of South Dakota. For good measure the Senator denounced Israel on a Hezbollah-owned station and said “I marveled at Hezbollah resistance to Israel … It was a marvel of organization, of courage and bravery”.

Stupidity is not confined to Senators. Retired Army General John Abizaid said “there are ways” the world could live with a nuclear Iran … Iran is not a suicide nation”. I wonder what the effect of the musings of this high ranking Clinton-appointee has on the Iranian nut cases. Abizaid was the head of Central Command for four years; good thing Iran didn’t have nukes then.

I recently read a headline that as a typhoon approached the China mainland, 1.8 million people were evacuated. Can you imagine almost 2 million evacuated; and New Orleans couldn’t move few thousand people out of harms way? Maybe Chinese school buses were not ignored but were actually used for evacuation, unlike those in New Orleans.

Islamic murderers generally wear ski masks or the like when they do there dirty deeds. The only logical explanation is they do not want to be identified because they are ashamed of what they do; on the other hand, these cretins don’t have any morals so why would they be ashamed? In a province in Afghanistan recently Taliban fighters with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades used children as human shields; naturally American soldiers held their fire. Who says cowardice doesn’t pay?

For a long time I have thought the French were more than a bit strange, so it came as not much a shock when I learned what the late French President Mitterrand ate at his ‘last supper’ on New Years’ Eve eight days before he died. It seems there is very small bird, bite-sized you might say, called ‘ortolan’. Mitterrand downed two-ounce roasted ortolans, bones and all, at his 'last supper' according to Esquire magazine. By tradition, the French cover their head with a napkin to eat ortolan, (I wonder why). By the way, the teeny weeny bird is killed by drowning in Armagnac, then plucked and roasted with its yellow skin and skeleton intact – aren’t you glad you read this blog?

Lastly, under the heading ‘will wonders never cease’, a federal judge in San Francisco (yes, San Francisco), dismissed a law suit against six automakers initiated by former AG Bill Lockyer and continued by former governor moonbeam, (and now California’s Attorney General Jerry Brown), for contributing to ‘global warming’. Can you imagine, this judge said "this is not a matter for judges to deal with"?

My head is tired from all that thinking; come back Monday and I will have a regular story for you.

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