Friday, May 30, 2008

Cluster Bombs and other topics

111 nations agree to ban 'cluster bombs' - the US is not one of those nations. GOOD.

from MSNBC

Twelve days of negotiations ended after diplomats from scores of nations delivered speeches embracing the accord. It requires signatories not to use cluster bombs, to destroy existing stockpiles within eight years, and to fund programs that clear old battlefields of dud bombs.

Key states didn't join talks
However, the talks did not involve the biggest makers and users of cluster bombs: the United States, Russia, China, Israel, India and Pakistan. And the pact leaves the door open for new types that could pick targets more precisely and contain self-destruct technology.

Let's see the treaty requires the nations which signed it -
to stop using cluster bombs - sorry, they are an effective weapon and the US might built better cluster bombs in the future.
to fund programs that clear old ya'll wanted the US to pay to clean up.

Even money sez - Obama will speak in support of joining this treaty. Obama will desire to weaken and handcuff our military.


Hillary Clinton will demand the DNC rules be scrapped - because she wants to benefit from breaking the rules to gave an advantage (Remember - Hillary was the ONLY candidate who FORGOT to withdraw from the Michigan Primary. And Hillary's ad was run in Florida by CNN, despite Hillary's pledge not to campaign in Florida)

Rules do not apply to the Clintons. Rules only exist to hamper those who oppose the Clintons.

Sorry, but, the fat lady in the pantsuit needs to accept her defeat and start singing the blues.



I will vote for John McCain.

I do not completely agree with him.
but I will vote for him.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day:

Two links that really sum up Memorial Day.

Scott Ott:

We Left Our Youth at the Beach
A World War II veteran, closer now to 90 years than 80, told me he once had a dream that he died and was reunited with his fellow soldiers who had perished between Normandy and the Ardennes.

They were all as he remembered them, young men. He, however, in the dream appeared as he does today -- well advanced in years. They didn't know him at first, he being now decades their senior. It disturbed him to see himself that way, and to be seen by them an old man.
A Choir of Virginia School Kids.

Battle Hymn of the Republic
Yes, the children of Dixie singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic.