Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Truth about the Iraq Invasion

Clarke told General Colin Powell: “Having been attacked by al Qaeda, for us now to go bombing Iraq in response would be like our invading Mexico after the Japanese attacked us at Pearl Harbor.”

Richard Clarke, quoted in the Pennsylvania Gazette

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Congress of The People - COPE Official Website

For those wanting to contact COPE, find contacts for local reps, or donate to the cause, I believe that this is the official website:


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Stop being so Presidential!

THE ANC has allegedly ordered the SABC to reduce its coverage of President Kgalema Motlanthe and to stop projecting him as being so presidential, to the disadvantage of the party’s president, Jacob Zuma.

City Press.

Meanwhile the ANC continues its ongoing revolutionary struggle to ensure democracy and justice for all South Africans. By bussing its supporters to COPE meetings so that they can throw chairs at them.

Everything the ANC DOES lately, rather than says, suggests one thing: the rule of the mob. It’s the Malema vision: Onwards to the Zimbabwefaction of our beloved South Africa. Viva, Comrade Malema, Viva.

It’s time to vote them out of power

And we can.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Vladimir Putin and Mr Saakashvili's Balls

Nicolas Sarkozy saved the President of Georgia from being hanged “by the balls” — a threat made last summer by Vladimir Putin, according to an account that emerged yesterday from the Élysée Palace. . . .

The Russian seemed unconcerned by international reaction. “I am going to hang Saakashvili by the balls,” Mr Putin declared.

Mr Sarkozy thought he had misheard. “Hang him?” — he asked.

“Why not?” Mr Putin replied. “The Americans hanged Saddam Hussein.”

Mr Sarkozy, using the familiar tu, tried to reason with him: “Yes but do you want to end up like [President] Bush?”

Mr Putin was briefly lost for words, then said: “Ah -- you have scored a point there.”

The Times Online

Moral: even the Bush presidency has had positive outcomes.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Palin, Pigs and Paglia

Here are two views on Sarah Palin. One, from George Saunders writing in the New Yorker, is laugh out loud funny.

The other, from Camille Paglia writing at Salon.com, is measured, mature, educated and on Palin’s side. What a great writer Ms Paglia is.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Yes We Can

We can have a country where all citizens ARE equal before the law.

We can have a country that respects its constitution.

We can obey the law and charge and try those who don’t.

We can have a country which says no to a fascism which threatens to kill those that disagree with it, wants to send youth to re-education camps and boasts that it will rule till Jesus returns.

We can pump money and work and care into infrastructure and education instead of arms deals.

We can create jobs, and citizens educated and equipped and keen to do them.

We can have direct representation so that if something goes wrong in your area you can go to YOUR member of parliament to sort it out.

We can vote the ANC out of power and The Congress of the People in.