Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wiki-Waits (AKA The Trouble With Wiki-Leaks)

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that at the current rate of release of the Cable-Gate files, the full release of these cable won't be completed until 2019? I mean, isn't the world supposed to come to an end in 2012? For those on the side of the debate that hail Assange as a genius, you've probably mistaken magician for genius: Someone who entertains you by diverting your attention to focus on what he wants you to see. To those on the side of the debate who hail him as a terrorist: You're very close. He's causing the same effect as the attacks on the Trade Towers on September 11, 2001. He's causing you to focus on yourself, asking the question on everone elses mind: "What about me?" It's been over two weeks now, and what have we learned that we didn't already know? Nothing. The only problematic fact is that these stories are no longer quoting anonymous sources, but real people. Many of those people are left in compromising positions now that will likely lead to death, as in the case of some of the arabic diplomats admitting that Iran is a bigger threat than Israel. Which leads me to believe that the biggest danger with the release of this information is the carrot dangling in front of us. Next we're promised bank leaks. UFO leaks. Lovely. While everyone's focused on Wikileaks, there's probably something ten-times more important that's happening that we're too distracted to notice or care about. If Assange wants to impress me, if he wants to be the brave man that he tries to portray, he'll have to do better. Release all the cables now. As an old farmer was once heard saying: "Shit or get off the pot".

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mad As Hell Tour - Part Two

"The bus carrying Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff broke down just outside the Eastern Ontario town of Hawkesbury Tuesday, just before 6 p.m. The breakdown occurred on the first day of the Liberal Leader's six-week, cross-country excursion to promote Mr. Ignatieff's and his party's fortunes."
Maybe someone could loan Ignatieff some roller blades.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

They Try Every Saturday Night...

...But I just say "no". Man Claims Cow Seduced Him. (Just when you thought we were evolving for the better)

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The Mood In Turkey

Michael Totten has been keeping us up to date with the reaction from the world community to the Israeli raid on the blockade runners. This particular article caught my eye: The Mood in Turkey I've been trying to think of something to say about this, but I've got nothing. With anger and sarcasm, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu lashed out Tuesday at Israel's attack on a Gaza aid flotilla and by extension the Obama administration's reluctance to immediately condemn the assault that left at least nine civilians dead. "Psychologically, this attack is like 9/11 for Turkey," Davutoglu told reporters over breakfast in Washington before going to the State Department to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. [...] "We will not be silent about this," he said. "We expect the United States to show solidarity with us. . . . I am not very happy with the statements from the United States yesterday." Michael, I've thought of it too. There is an important element of this to notice, so that the average person can differentiate between 9/11 and the struggle that ensued aboard the Mavi Marmara. It's not just the 3,000 lives lost versus the 9 lives on the Mavi Marmara. No, the real difference is that on Sept 11 of 2001, the Trade Towers didn't try attacking a foreign enemy, they were instead the unwilling targets. They weren't smuggling weapons through a blockade, thereby attacking an opponent. The innocent civilians had no opportunity to surrender and they certainly weren't offered any assistance from those piloting the airliners filled with innocent people. Comparing these two events is like claiming that the victims of the concentration camps asked for their death sentence. Every year, Jim Diamond (Mega-Genius) publishes his list of "Stupidest Statements Awards". It looks to me like Ahmet Davutoglu has first-place guaranteed for Jan of 2011.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Have a Heart!

I find it hard to believe that Premier Danny Williams' choice to have heart surgery in the United States is still a story. Especially since, if you believe the liberal-lovin' media in Canada, conservatives don't have hearts. It's kind of funny. They were all kissing his underside when he was bashing Stephen Harper. Anyway, despite my dismay at what I consider his self centered attitude, I wish him a speedy recovery.