Pelosi owes Murtha for the boost to family fortunes: Captain Ed explains.
If you must have a smoke after all that synchronicity,
EU Referendum has a related post on the smokes.
Villepin wants to tax China and India
Every time the French have a brainstorm, taxes go up: French PM calls for European carbon levy
Countries that refuse to join international efforts to cut greenhouse emissions – such as the US and China – should face a European carbon tax on their imports, Dominique de Villepin, the French prime minister, proposed on Monday.
The controversial proposal is likely to heighten suspicions that Europeans are using environmental arguments to justify protectionist restrictions on trade. It would require full European Union support to become reality.
Maybe Dom will bring in the dancing and singing eunuchs as tax collectors.
In the news, and at the blogs:
Proverbs16:33 says, “We may throw the dice, but the LORD determines how they fall.”
The only problem for those such as Mr. Carroll is that we have not yet lost. It is difficult not to conclude that there is a class of well-intentioned individuals in the United States like him who don’t merely feel as they do upon witnessing a defeat, but instead think this way all the time. Like it or not, this mentality of permanent defeat plays a large part in the Democratic Party. It is now up to President Bush and the new Democratic congressional leadership to see that it does not become dominant.
How to do so? A charm offensive is not quite what is necessary. Instead, perhaps a combination of sobering events that will impress upon Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid the gravity of our current situation would do the trick. Why not invite both Pelosi and Reid to the White House every morning until the new Congress is sworn in – and ask them to listen with the President to his Presidential Daily Brief, describing what Al Qaeda has cooked up of late?
I fully expect that Nancy and Harry would leak every word they hear, but the article continues
Or, why not invite them along with the President to one of his private sessions with the families of those who have paid the ultimate price overseas? Speaking of those overseas whose lives hang upon American policy, Pelosi and Reid could be participants in the next conference call that Bush has with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki.
The point of all of this would be to create a true bipartisan consensus on Iraq that does not leave the Iraqis and US credibility to disaster. The Iraqi blogger “Sooni,” who describes himself as a “free man” living in Baghdad, recently was asked what would happen if the US partitioned Iraq. “Just imagine it this way [sic] partitioning Iraq will create a small Iran in the south of Iraq and a small Afghanistan in the middle of it!”
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