Misc Commentary For August 13th, 2003

— So Arnold is going to have Democrat Warren Buffet as his campaign manager? Could Schwarzenegger be anymore of a RINO? It’s like having a musclebound Jim Jeffers running for governor of California and yet so many Republicans are getting excited about Arnold’s candidacy. Since the choice is between a real Democrat (Davis) & a Democrat running as a Republican (Schwarzenegger), I can’t say that I really care much one way or the other if Arnold gets elected or not. Of course, anybody, Terry Tate, Gary Coleman, porn star Mary Carey, heck, even Father Guido Sarducci, would do a better job than Davis. So as long as he gets recalled, California can’t help but be better off.

— Speaking of California, I don’t think we can emphasize enough what a lousy job the Democrats who control the state from top to bottom have done. You have to go back DC under Marion Barry’s or even the Carter administration to find politicians as incompetent as Gray Davis and company. Ann Coulter chimes in on the subject in her latest editorial

“This is what happens when you let Democrats govern: You get a state – or as it’s now known, a “job-free zone” – with a $38 billion deficit, which is larger than the budgets of 48 states. There are reports that Argentina and the Congo are sending their fiscal policy experts to Sacramento to help stabilize the situation. California’s credit rating has been slashed to junk-bond status, and citizens are advised to stock up for the not-too-far-off day when cigarettes and Botox become the hard currency of choice. At this stage, we couldn’t give California back to Mexico.”

— You know how you often hear lefties saying, “If we only took a small fraction of the money we spent on (defense, the war on drugs, whatever) and spent it on helping the Third World, we could make a huge difference in these countries.” Of course, that ignores all the money that we’ve already poured into the Third World with only minimal results. Furthermore, if you believe the West can simply “give” the Third World enough money to pull them out of poverty, just look at these numbers and I think it’ll change your mind…

“Kenya is a water-scarce country, but I believe that with efficient management of our water resources we can use the available water resources for the benefit of everybody and to cover all our needs,” Karua said in an interview.

She said rebuilding Nairobi’s crumbling water infrastructure with leaking pipes would cost over $80 billion, but much also needed to be done to eradicate corruption and misuse.

“In Nairobi around 40 percent of the water is unaccounted for,” Karua said.”

That’s one problem in one country folks. Remember that and understand that these backwards countries are going to have to learn to help themselves if they’re ever going to be more than perpetual basket cases.

— I’m pleased to see that some of useful idiots who went to Iraq to help Saddam are having to pay a price for it back in the states…

“When Ryan Clancy went to Iraq to protest the war, he knew he was breaking the law. He thought the penalty was a $500 fine, a price he was willing to pay for the cause of peace.

But when Clancy recently got a call from federal officials, he learned the stakes are much higher. Authorities have fined Clancy $10,000, and if he doesn’t pay, he could spend up to 12 years in prison.

Clancy, 26, of Milwaukee, is charged with violating sanctions the U.S. and other countries passed in the early 1990s prohibiting travel to and trade with Iraq…..”

If you break the law in order to render aid & comfort to a foreign country we’re about to go to war with, then you’re getting off light if you only have to pay a $10,000 fine as far as I’m concerned.

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