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Friday, July 01, 2005

And They Call This Progress...

Since the O'Connor announcement turned out to be much ado about nothing, I figured I still owed my audience some substance for the day.

Before the big announcement there was a story that caught my eye about the mayor of Baghdad:
"Baghdad's mayor decried the capitol's crumbling infrastructure and its inability to supply enough clean water to residents, threatening Thursday to resign if the government won't provide more money. "
Assuming that his complaints are legitimate and not just a case of politics, I think a certain group of lawmakers should take special note of his plight. In a scenario so ironic it must be true, Baghdad is shutting down because they don't have enough money, while Minnesota is shutting down because they have more money than they know what to do with.

I'm sure the Iraqi people wish they had those kind of problems.

8 Comments:

Blogger Nedhead said...

Dude, politicians are making me sick.

7/01/2005 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger Nedhead said...

Brash, to follow a thread on Moxie. We disagree on whether the soldier is committing a crime that is undermining our country and its leadership. You feel that his actions are criminal, but it is my opinion that they are not. It seems as though he is following orders as directed, but expressing his opinion on his own free time.

My guess, and a wild one at that, is that the soldier will recieve some kind of minor disciplinary action, maybe along the lines of a punitive letter.

Anyway, I was actually looking for evidence that you were off-base with some of your comments, but for the law that supported your arguement. My lead-in on that post was meant to keep your ego in check.

7/01/2005 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger Brash Limburg said...

Well, at any rate thank you for taking the time to research something that I was too worked up to look at.

The thing that gets me is the hypocricy of standing up for this soldier's right to say whatever he wants, but then denying me of my opinion on the grounds that I'm not qualified enough.

Freedom of speech as long as you make the right speech I guess.

7/01/2005 01:08:00 PM  
Blogger Nedhead said...

I hear ya. Can't win for losing. Whatever the heck that means.

Happy 4th, you conservative bastard:)

7/01/2005 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger Kvatch said...

Yeah. But at least in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes and a Few Wierdos," they don't automatically extend their spending authority if the politicians don't get the budget done. In fact if memory serves, Minnesota is one of a very few states that operates this way--don't get the work done, and the voters savage you at the polls.

Practical people these scadahoovians (...and Germans ...and Irish).

7/02/2005 05:50:00 PM  
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