First, let’s get the silliness of the week out of the way: Last week, America was transfixed on the “issue” of whether or not a community cultural center would be built in a certain neighborhood in NYC; this week, America is transfixed on the notion that a candidate for senator said once on television that she might have cast a circle. I for one am more concerned that any American who was reared and educated in America speaking American English thinks that the phrase is “dabbled into” than I am about this moron’s incorrect portrayal of today’s pagan religions. I still say to anyone who whines about English as a second language that perhaps we should look into teaching it and using it more effectively as a first language, and perhaps we should start with the likes of this moron in Delaware and her sister-in-arms Prudence Palin. English, MF, do you speak it?
Though the candidacy of Christine O’Donnell raises questions beyond that and how the hell this woman thinks a person’s brain fits into the noggin of a mouse. Rabble-rousers Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington are filing complaints with the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Federal Election Commission, claiming that O’Donnell has been fond of living off of campaign money. Listen to CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan call it like she sees it:
“Christine O’Donnell is clearly a criminal, and like any crook she should be prosecuted. Ms. O’Donnell has spent years embezzling money from her campaign to cover her personal expenses. Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on much these days, but both sides should agree on one point: thieves belong in jail, not the United States Senate.”
Well. That’s a statement a bit cloying in its naivete, but okay. Regardless, it is interesting that Republigoats in Delaware saw fit to run a candidate who has allegedly paid rent with campaign contributions. What a schnorrer.
Meanwhile, I’m reading the paper today, and the headlines ain’t good, folks. 2010 is now officially the deadliest year for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and this story contrasts with a heartbreaking story about some unintended consequences of our illegal and immoral incursion in to Iraq, the official bastardization of hundreds of children there.
IN BAQUBAH, IRAQ Zahraa is a rambunctious toddler. She still sucks on a pacifier, and her mother dresses her in pink. But according to the government, she does not exist.
The daughter of an al-Qaeda in Iraq militant who forced her mother into marriage and motherhood, then disappeared, Zahraa is one of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of children whose births amid the anarchy and insurgent violence of Iraq were never legally recorded.
Without the paperwork to prove that she is the child of an Iraqi man and that her parents were joined in a legitimate marriage before her birth, Zahraa and others like her have no rights as Iraqi citizens, legal experts say. They do not have birth certificates, passports or national identification cards and will be unable to go to school or hold a government job.
Sad. Sad, and stupid. Talk about a breeding ground for terrorists. Yep, I think that THAT MORON Gorge W. Busch’s Iraq war will be the gift that keeps on giving. Am hoping that the current preznit isn’t all that serious about this stupid war and is actually angling to GTFO.
That is all.