Saturday, February 21, 2009

Great rant from Victor Davis Hanson

VDH has a great rant from a battered american, much more eloquent than I
could ever be:

“I’m sorry Mr. President, but we are just not dictatorial in the Middle East. You said the Saudis, not America, showed courage over there. But, Mr. President, the Saudis, they live under Sharia law! And my God!—they once engineered crippling oil boycotts against our nation. And wasn’t it they who produced 15 of the 19 killers on 9/11? So no, Mr. President, those Saudis—they simply are not courageous. Now Mr. Biden, there is no reason to set the reset button on foreign policy, as you promised all those Europeans. None at all. Tell that resetting stuff instead to Ahmadinejad, Chavez, that Korean nut, Putin, and all the other thugs who kill and cause misery, but not to our America that saves and feeds and helps. Mrs. Clinton, it’s now your turn. We are not impulsive as you told the world. So you can stop apologizing for America’s recent behavior—unless you think the world would be a better place with the Taliban, and Saddam and his two boys in power. Or maybe Europe should have Schroeder and Chirac back, or Libya with nuclear weapons, or Khalid Sheik Mohammed freed from Guantanamo. Or maybe America shouldn’t have given that $15 billion for AIDs relief in Africa, or helped with earthquakes in Pakistan and tsunamis in Indonesia. Now all that was sorta impulsive.”

And he continues on to domestic affairs. I agree completely with what he says and I've
even popped off several times over here when I can't take the abuse silently anymore.
American hating euros have no sense of history and no sense decency or honor. All
the things that the usa did for europe in the 20th century was money and time wasted.

I get even angrier thinking about mortgages being bailed out for idiots that bought too
much house. We've always bought smaller houses then we could afford, bought camrys
instead of lexus' to try and save money for the future. Now Obama is rescuing the idiots
and inflating the economy to destroy anyone that saved any money. the better use for
money was going to casinos and gambling, same risk as the market, but at least I got
free drinks.

Friday, February 20, 2009

stuck at the airport

I'm in bucharest airport and my lufthansa flight is delayed 2 hours, which of course
means that I'll miss my connection in munich and I'll arrive at home at midnight instead
of 5 pm. The snotty girl at the counter wouldn't help, it wasn't as if there was a line anymore,
I saw the line form and walked immediately down to the windjet counter, the little discount
airline that boards using knotted ropes from downstairs. They couldn't help, their flight
to forli was about to board and there was no way to go back through immigration and then
back out to the gate in time, but they were polite about it.

Lufthansa wasn't, so instead of just sitting and steaming about it I bought wireless access
and sent a feedback email to them. Ha! truth to power! I've already gotten an automated
response, but I'm mildly worried that some LFT bigwig will call down and rain crap on the snotty
girl while I'm still here. I like high tech, feeding back instantly and blogging about it in real-time,
but crap, I should have waited to get to the other side of the tin curtain.

Oh well, if I get selected for extra 'security screening' I'll show them my lft feedback email.

This wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have a fierce hangover. I went to dinner with coworkers
to 'la isoletta', a really good italian restaurant. then to mix with the wine I had about 6 beers
at the hotel bar, chatting with eurotrash. (am I still white trash, or does white trash become eurotrash in europe?) red wine and ursus beer don't mix too well, and now my eyes look like two pissholes in the snow and I'd pay $20 for aspirin if they sold it in this godforsaken airport.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Song dedication while I'm traveling

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away

The other nite, dear,
As I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms.
When I awoke, dear,
I was mistaken
And I hung my head and cried.

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skys are grey.
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away.
Please don't take my sunshine away.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Unsinkable ship rolls over and sinks

When Katrina hit I was working in Barbados and I watched from afar
as the city I grew up and loved seemed to vanish below the water. I have
a similar feeling now that Obama has passed his stimulus and I'm just watching
from over here. I didn't think it would be so bad, I thought a few hundred billion
would get wasted and we'd move on to the next battle. Instead there is all kinds
of crap that just overtopped and broke through the levee and will slowly flood
the country, filling the bowl with hopelessness and pork. I don't see how any
program that obama starts will ever be stopped if they couldn't stop or even
slow down a bill that no one has read. We'll just have stormwave after stormwave
of crap with no fema or coastguard to come and rescue us. If I was there
in the usa there'd be nothing I could do either, so I'll just use my last resort: