Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Upside down

Via Powerline blog:

"We thought we'd never see the day when the President of France shows more resolve than America's Commander in Chief for confronting one of the gravest challenges to global security. But here we are."

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Canada toys with deserter protections

This is always an interesting topic — the Canadian sentiment toward American deserters. It's near and dear to me, since I have a cousin who left the U.S. to avoid Vietnam service. He's done pretty well for himself in B.C. Every time I hear someone mention the town in which he settled, I ask if they know so-and-so. You'd be surprised how many answer yes.

So Canadians are still in this same mood of providing sanctuary to those who desert...
The bill, introduced by the Liberal Party's Gerard Kennedy, would allow other countries' military deserters to stay in Canada if their refusal to serve is based on sincere moral, political or religious objections.

Parliament has already voted twice to support war resisters, but those were non-binding motions.

Most war resisters in Canada are U.S. military personnel who have refused to participate in the Iraq War on the grounds that it's illegal and immoral.

There are thought to be about 200 American military deserters who have come to Canada to avoid service in Iraq.
Except it's more. After all, military service is now voluntary. Why would you want to give someone a chance to escape what they truly committed themselves to doing? It's pathetic.

Draft-dodgers? Not anymore. Just cowards.

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Glenn Beck's roots

It's an interesting fact that many locals have long known, but cared little about. Apparently the mayor of Mount Vernon cares, though, and is giving the political commentator the key to the city because he's a local who made it big. I remember when The Cascade Radio Group was promoting the new lineup on KGMI, they mentioned the fact that Beck was a local... I believe he actually graduated from high school in Bellingham as well. But don't expect Dan Pike to be handing out keys any time soon!
The mayor of Mount Vernon has made it official. Mayor Bud Norris says he will give the key to his city to conservative talk show host Glenn Beck on September 26.

Norris says Beck will deliver a short talk that night and become the first person to receive a key to the city in the six years Norris has been mayor.

Protesters from the Skagit County Young Democrats walked outside city hall Tuesday with protest signs, one reading "Change the locks!"

What did Jesus say? A prophet is not without honor except among his own? I guess we we'll see. Whether you agree with him or not, Beck does have talent.

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