Saturday, April 21, 2007

Guest Editorial from R.

And check out fellow Blogger, Robert Werner, on his current thoughts on medicine and the media, among other issues.

NEW AXIS, er, AXES, uh, several anyway...

Bitter after being snubbed for membership in the "Axis of Evil",> Libya, China and Syria today announced that they had formed the "Axis> of Just as Evil", which they said would be more evil than that stupid> Iran-Iraq-North Korea Axis that President George Bush warned of in> his State of the Union address.> Axis of Evil members, however, immediately dismissed the new> Axis as having, for starters, a really dumb name. "Right. They are> just as their dreams!" declared North Korean leader Kim> Jong-il. "Everybody knows we're the best evils . . best at being evil> . We're just the best!"> Diplomats from Syria denied they were jealous over being> excluded, although they conceded they did ask if they could join the> Axis of Evil. "They told us it was full," said Syrian President> Bashar al-Assad.> "An Axis can't have more than three countries", explained Iraqi> President Saddam Hussien. "This is not my rule, it's tradition. In> World War II you had Germany, Italy, and Japan in the evil Axis. So,> you can only have three, and a secret hand shake. Ours is wickedly > cool."> International reaction to Bush's Axis of Evil declaration was> swift, as within minutes, France surrendered. Elsewhere,> peer-conscious nations rushed to gain triumvirate status in what has> become a game of geopolitical chairs.> Cuba, Sudan and Serbia announced that they had formed the "Axis> of Somewhat Evil", forcing Somalia to join with Uganda and Myanmar in> the"Axis of Occasionally Evil", while Bulgaria, Indonesia and Russia> established the "Axis of Not So Much Evil Really as Just Generally> Disagreeable".> With the criteria suddenly expanded and all the desirable clubs> filling up, Sierra Leone, El Salvador and Rwanda applied to be called> the "Axis of Countries That Aren't the Worst But Certainly Won't Be> Asked to Host the Olympics". Canada, Mexico and Australia formed the> "Axis of Nations That Are Actually Quite Nice But Secretly Have Some> Nasty Thoughts About America", while Scotland, New Zealand and Spain> established the "Axis of Countries That Want Sheep to Wear Lipstick".> "Yon's no' a threat, really, jist somethin' we'd like tae dae",> said Scottish Executive First Minister Jack McConnell.> While wondering if the other nations of the world weren't> perhaps making fun of him, a cautious Bush granted provisional> approval for most Axes, although he rejected the establishment of the> "Axis of Countries Whose Names End in 'Guay", accusing one of its> members of filing a false application. Officials from Paraguay,> Uruguay, and Chadguay denied the charges.> Israel, meanwhile, insisted it didn't want to join any Axis, but> privately world leaders said that's only because no one asked them.>>>

Who Protesteth Too Much?

The Conservative government is angry at two BC lobby groups for their aggresive tactics.

Cry me a river.

Autism and fishing rights have now been bonded.

What did you expect when you got elected? That everyone would love you to pieces just all the time wearing daffodils in their hair and blowing kisses?

Iraq Explained

It took a bit of work, but the Internet is a wondrous thing.

Here is the entire 8 page article by Peter J. Boyer published in The New Yorker magazine, which I have been reading over breakfast the last few days.

It is quite simply the best and the most detailed reporting a how so many men were so wrong so often in a military campaign that has clearly become a hideous disaster from almost any point of view.

You owe it to yourself to read this piece from beginning to ignominious end.

Dianne Reeves-In Your Eyes-Live at Vienne 1999

I liked her so much yesterday, I thought I'd better have MORE...