|moon over swamis|
We are heading into a really nasty political season. A pox on all of them, they all stink, all the politicians, all the parties.
I could go down the list and eviscerate the whole bunch but I just don't got the time. Kasich, what a beauty, yesterday he said his bold new idea was to get rid of teacher's lounges since this is obviously where all the bitching starts that is tearing our country apart.
"I’ll tell you what the unions do, unfortunately too much of the time. There’s a constant negative comment, ‘They’re going to take your benefits, they’re going to take your pay,'" Kasich said. "So if I were, not president, but if I were king in America, I would abolish all teachers' lounges, where they sit together and worry about, 'Woe is us.'"
Walker takes the cake on his hatred for the working man but Rand is nipping at his heels when he suggested the other day that income inequality is simply a case of some people working harder than other people.
Teachers, union members and working stiffs, these are the people tearing our once great country down.
Rand, I'm sure that you are dead right that there might be a few structural irregularities that could quite possibly give a little advantage somewhere. Carly Fiorina is the provisional standard bearer for female executives that have ruined their companies.
The new Republican platform is that life is now going to be protected even before conception. It now officially starts the moment you even think about having sex. So be careful. Jindal is doing an abortion porn viewing on his front lawn tonight, you might want to stop by.
A lifelong democrat, they now nauseate me too, if Hillary or Joe or whoever gets the nod decides to go the path of their predecessor, god help us all. We can talk about it some other time. Going to sit this one out pretty much. If politics is your bag, you might want to find a new channel.
It appears that not only are the Iranians going to get fancy new s-300 missiles from the Russians but some pretty nice airplanes from the chinese too. Very interesting link. And just a week ago, Kerry was telling us that there would be no weapons transfers for the first five years. Oops. Who would think to distrust the Russians?
...But that is not the whole story. The fact remains that China is also waiting in the wings. A commentary in the government-owned China Daily on Monday was the latest report speculating on a deal in the pipeline for the supply by China of the J-10 multi-role fighter jet to Iran. The report suggested that not only is the J-10 a “good option for Iran … capable of performing air-to-surface strikes and anti-ship strikes” but “China is also very flexible in payment issues” and “it is highly possible that Chinese aviation industry will transfer technology used on the J-10 to buyers.”*
Other reports had mentioned that China and Iran are discussing a deal for the supply of 150 of the J-10 fighter jets. Curiously, an earlier report featured by People’s Daily last week mentioned that China and Russia would pursue a coordinated strategy “to give Iran’s armed forces a boost” by way of hitting back at the US for its containment strategies against them. To be sure, the big question today is whether the delivery of the S-300 system by end-September is tantamount to an opening Sino-Russian salvo of its kind being fired from Moscow aimed at Washington, with Beijing preparing to follow up soon.
I have been pretty firmly against the Iran rapprochement. I could be terribly wrong, it may be the greatest thing since the parting of the Red Sea. If it is I will own my skepticism and acknowledge Obama's brilliance.
If I happen to be right, I hope that you will take ownership of your position and the repercussions of that position as well.
When Jimmy Carter goes to meet his maker and crosses that final divide, it would be a real hoot if the guys on the other side were wearing yarmulkes, the guy would plotz, have a heart attack and die again.