Tuesday, February 17, 2004

The Sun with a little more on the Kerry "affair" with more quote from the father that doesn't mix with the stepford wives like statement earlier this week. Haiti is on the verge of a coup, so says Aristide. France is thinking of sending peacekeeper troops to Haiti which America is not gung-ho about. This would be France trying to extend its foreign power reach it thinks it still has. Somehow, I don't think the haitians would like for France to come back. EU is going to 25 members on May 1st, and this report is saying the transition is going to be tough, especially on the immigration reforms going on in the bigger EU countries basically cutting off workers movement across the continent. Russia facing threats of sanctions by the EU, of course EU is scared of actually putting sanctions on but the threat is there. Canada Scandal is heating up, Liberal MP John Bryden quit the party saying he has lost confidence in the party and prime minister Paul Martin. Iraqpress claims that the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization overchanged the country such as paying $245 for a ton of manure, where now they paid less than half, used tractors passed off as new. The UN says it will investigate, The BBC reputation of being bias or just really sloppy keeps on going on.. from the Kerry/Intern story that was published yesterday. "The Washington Post London correspondent Glenn Frankel, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former editor of the Post's Sunday magazine, defended his newspaper's editorial judgment. "We've been down this road many, many times before. We are extremely reluctant to follow this kind of thing up unless there is a really, really compelling public interest. We don't feel there is any reason to until it reaches a threshold. "All we have at the moment is that the woman's parents, who are republicans, don't like Senator Kerry. "In any case, nobody would be too shocked if Kerry lied about an affair. Even if someone came to us with photographs we still wouldn't run it. Lying to Don Imus [the radio host to whom Kerry gave his initial denial] is not a federal offence." The same story, same timestamp today. Mainstream media defence The Washington Post London correspondent Glenn Frankel, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former editor of the Post's Sunday magazine, defended his newspaper's editorial judgment, which has proved correct. "We've been down this road many, many times before. We are extremely reluctant to follow this kind of thing up unless there is a really, really compelling public interest. We don't feel there is any reason to until it reaches a threshold," he said. " I don't see anything wrong... do you?

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Monday, February 16, 2004

The Haitian rebellion is spreading, somehow I doubt the "rebels" are any better than the elected offcials. This John Kerry did he or did he not have some sort of whatever going on with this AP reporter has gotten all sorts of stupid. First, you have The Sun when the story broke quoting the father that John Kerry is a sleazeball, today, the woman in question and her parents put out statements saying its all a lie. The parents saying they will now vote for John Kerry as president. The American media wouldn't cover the initial charge, but you can't turn around today without seeing the statements, but even if there was evidence of an affair, A Washington Post Reporter says they wouldn't run it in the paper. Meanwhile the EastStandard in Kenya has reporters standing on cars and following the story. One aspect of the story in the article about her fiancee working on a documentary seems to be untrue, as the managing director says he never met the guy, and the timing of her goign to Kenya is right at the time, she supposedly fled the country. Got it? Protests over the impeding ban on headscarves in France doesn't seem to be working as 70% of the public is in favor of it to preserve "French secularism." I just got a feeling when the ban is in place, it will make the situation worse. Iraq Oil money funding MPs campaigns and getting favors in United Kingdom here and here Quebec Politics are not corrupt, stop laughing.

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Sunday, February 08, 2004

Haiti is pretty much on the way to civil war. Someone send Jimmy Carter to settle all this. John Kerry did a 3 state sweep winning in Michigan, Washington, and Maine. Howard Dean, who may have had the biggest political implosion in modern American Politics that didn't involve a woman, now has questions being asked where did the money go. The answer to that seems to be Joe Trippi who paid trippi's media firm $7.2 million. This weekend the AFSCME union pulled its endorsement. Howard Dean is toast. But, he did give us the scream. America and Australia put together a free trade agreement, Australia has been a great friend America and seems to realize the War on Terror is not some "police action" Speaking of friends, Germany's chancellor Gerhard Schroder quit as the head of the Social Democratic Party, combined with his low(in the 20's) popularity rating, he is pretty much done as chancellor. I will give him this much, he realized that drastic reforms to the economy and health care system for Germany is needed. Germans don't want that since socialism brings people down to the level of a needy 5 year whining for everything to be given to them. So Schroder is going to take the hit for the reforms big time. He also got his position running on a Anti_American theme, so bye bye. Another friend of America, Jacques Chirac is in deep on 2 issues. The headscarves issue is coming to a vote and it could go from just schoolchildren to other areas of French life

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