Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Scooting along and other things

I suppose I should say something about the little ads that have appeared on your blog.

They are an feeble attempt to pay some bills. I have no control over which ads appear on my blog except to say they follow the context of the blog. If I were blogging about pet care, they would be about pets.

There is no connection between any political ads and the political bend of this blog or its author. In other words, if there is a McCain ad, it doesn't mean I am endorsing McCain (heaven forbid) any more than a newspaper that runs a political ad necessarily endorses that candidate.

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Whatever happened to I Lewis (Scooter) Libby. Libby, as I'm sure you remember, was the powerful former chief of staff for Vice President Dick Chaney who was convicted of lying to all and sundry and sentenced to 30 months in jail.

He's scheduled to report next month, so if President Bush were to pardon him completely, he'd better hurry up. As I've said before,
I don't think Bush is going to pardon Libby now, but wait until the next presidential election is over and then, using the post-election hoopla as a screen, sneak Scooter out of jail.
Time will tell.

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Speaking of Bush: His folks have to begin attending rehearsals. Bush has been telling all and sundry that Palestinian president Abbas, known to friends and neighbors as Abu Mazen, was the only true leader of the Palestinians, not the Hamas, which took over Gaza by force and who are nothing but a bunch of thugs (all true). He said now that Hamas is out of the way, money can really begin to flow to the Fatah-led government.

At the same time, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been saying we're not going to abandon the folks stuck in Gaza, which is being ruled by Hamas. So we have Bush saying to hell with Hamas and Rice saying we're going to deal with Hamas.

You guys need to get your stories straight. Or maybe we need diplomats who are not as monosylabic as their names.

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Closer to home, for a while, the Freedom Schooner Amistad, which was built in Mystic and calls New Haven her home port.

This ship and a brave crew are about to cast off for a journey to England and Africa that will take them into next year. The idea is to mark the 200th anniversary of the end of slavery in England.

To the crew: Fair winds and a following sea. May the stars guide you to a friendly port and may you return save to your loved ones.

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