Before I begin, a Video from this morning on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” this is part one of an interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The Iranian President is something of a charlatan. More than ”something” of a charlatan. The man’s arrogance is beyond belief. Example: at just before the 2 minute mark he says America ” Unilaterally cut relations with Iran” Like that was on us, something we did, completely without any outside influence. He forgets to mention that it was his people who took 44 Americans hostage and held them for over a year, who overthrew the Iranian Government, chased out the Shah, and brought Radical Islamic Fascism to the world stage with the Ayatollah. And we don’t forget that HE was one of those students.
He also says a few other things here that really were completely off base. The whole “Obama should have come” to the conference on racism things, when the man himself went up on the stage and spouted Holocaust denier bullshit. How a man can talk about being anti-racist and with the same breath use the words “Against Zionism”, a deeply hateful term to my mind is beyond me
But then again, no one should really be surprised by that, this is the same guy who says he wants to wipe Israel off of the face of the earth. Mind you I am somewhat heartened to hear that the man would back a two state solution if Palestinians agree to it.
That’s that for The Iranian president. I want to say more but… I prefer not to at this point. There will be more when the time is right.
In Other News, The United States has declared a public health emergency in response to the Swine Flu Outbreak, which has been diagnosed in 20 people here In the States, and has claimed over 80 lives and made over 1000 ill in Mexico. The U.S. is releasing ¼ of their anti-viral stockpile in response to the outbreak.
The eight New York kids from queens did in fact test positive for the Swine Flu after going to Mexico on spring break, though it hasn’t been “officially determined” that the swine flu in fact came from there (where else could it have come from, Weehawken N.J.?). But they are all, thankfully, fine, but the Washington post story I read on this did say that some members of the eight students families were also coming down with flu-like symptoms. One wonders how many people those eight kids came in contact with between their arrival back in the states from spring break and when they found out it was in fact swine flu.
That’s it for the Swine Flu from me. A last viddy, a few quotes and I am done.
Shifting gears quite a bit here. Sen. Chris Dodd on the Ed Show, talking about freezing credit card interest rates.
That’s it from me. Later!
Today’s Nuggets, By Thomas Jefferson, via Wikiquote: All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
I shall often go wrong through defect of judgment. When right, I shall often be thought wrong by those whose positions will not command a view of the whole ground. I ask your indulgence for my own errors, which will never be intentional, and your support against the errors of others, who may condemn what they would not if seen in all its parts.
Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add “within the limits of the law” because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.