Daily Archives: August 20th, 2006 «

 

France’s version of ‘leadership’

Posted by: ST on August 20, 2006 at 2:41 pm » 9 Comments

Reader LCVRWC has sent me a couple of tips this week on France’s volunteering to step up to the plate and ‘lead’ an international force in Lebanon. They sounded strong at first, but days later, backed off. Jules Crittenden, writing in the Boston Herald today, explains: French is the traditional language of diplomacy. Diplomacy is […]

 

Throwing out the race card on Katrina response – again

Posted by: ST on August 20, 2006 at 11:03 am » 10 Comments

This time from re-elected New Orleans Mayor Ray O. Nagin: INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 19) – New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on Friday blamed racism and government bureaucracy for hamstringing his city’s ability to weather Hurricane Katrina and recover from the disaster that struck the Gulf Coast nearly a year ago. In remarks to the annual meeting […]

 

Democrats: Obey or else!

Posted by: ST on August 20, 2006 at 10:44 am » 2 Comments

Can you imagine if this was something the RNC planned to do? Cries of “Rovianesque” would be sure to follow … Update I: The caption in this picture explains exactly why the Dems are changing course on how they address presidential primaries, which also explains why the ‘penalties’ noted in the NYT piece are so […]

 

Flight 613 Mutiny

Posted by: ST on August 20, 2006 at 8:45 am » 23 Comments

Passengers are conducting their own profiling where their governments won’t: British holidaymakers staged an unprecedented mutiny – refusing to allow their flight to take off until two men they feared were terrorists were forcibly removed. The extraordinary scenes happened after some of the 150 passengers on a Malaga-Manchester flight overheard two men of Asian appearance […]