Thursday, November 16, 2006

ROSCOE'S Mid-Weak Review

Yeah, we’ve been negligent. Post-election depression. Recuperation from brain-reduction surgery. Technical problems posting with Blogger Beta. And now an upper-respiratory thing that’s sapping the little that’s left. . .

But now the news, briefly:

You’ve heard, no doubt, about the 360-degree smoking ban in Belmont, Calif., in San Mateo County. That’s anywhere—in your car, in your home—doesn’t matter. That ought to rile just about everybody—left, right, smoker, non-smoker. And from what we hear, that’s just what’s happening. Our view is this deserves the nomination for 2006 Poster Child for Excessive Government. If the Belmont City Council has that much luxury for micromanagement of people’s lives, we wonder if they’ve applied the same scrutiny to other life issues. Like say, abortion. We hear that’s hazardous to human life, too.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer lady. So, new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi loses her first major battle: Steny Hoyer beats her candidate, John “White Flag” Murtha, for House Majority Leader. During the dull days of Republican majorities, we kind of forgot just how entertaining the Dhimmicrats could be. We just heard that Murtha had some significant baggage that the mainstream mediocrats weren’t telling us about, as an unindicted co-conspirator from the old Abscam scandal. For that matter, Pelosi—darling of the Labor Left—is the subject of a section in Peter Schweizer’s classic book about liberal hypocrisy, Do As I Say (Not As I Do). Seems her vineyard and other restaurant and hotel interests—yep, non-union.

Name me one mainstream mediocracy outlet that’s covering this: Overseas and alternative media sources are reporting that Iran’s leader, Mahmoud “Mojo” Ahmadinejad, is claiming that the recent hostilities with Hezbollah destroyed half of Israel. (Wonder how everybody missed that little item.) So, hey, might as well just finish the job, right? Here’s one report:

One day after Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu warned that the Iranian threat facing Israel was similar to the 1938 looming Nazi danger to European Jewry, the Israeli media reported that an Iranian newspaper had called on Muslims around the world to get ready: A "great war" to destroy the State of Israel was on the way, an October 29 editorial in Kehyan had exulted. Translated by MEMRI, the paper said half of Israel had been taken care of by the Lebanese Hizb'allah last July. "Now only half the path to [Israel's] destruction remains." The war would be waged by "millions" of Jihadists along Israel's extended border with Jordan, along Israel's southern border with Egypt, and on the Golan Heights, where Israel and Syria meet. "That day is not far off." [Jerusalem Newswire & Ynetnews]


Blogger Stacy L. Harp said...

Dang...half of Israel is destroyed. I wonder if my trip there in May will be to the part that is left? :)


And I hope you keep feeling better ya old geezer :)

This month has taken the cake for me too, but in a different way. My grandma died last week and my mom's birthday is today and she's been dead for 4 years and the anniversary of that was the 4th. Death surroundeth me...better watch out :)!

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