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Monthly Archives: January 2009
There’s hope for me after all….
One thing I do miss about the East Coast is pizza. In the Northwest, pizza is a five-letter word. Minimal sauce. Minimal cheese. Cardboard crusts. Lots of weird toppings like pineapple to cover up the embarassing lack of sauce, cheese … Continue reading
The Purple Heart is our nation’s way of saying “thank you” to those who were wounded defending it. Small recompense, perhaps, but at least it says that their sacrifice did not go unoticed. The Purple Heart is for injuries of … Continue reading
Obama thinks he will be a domestic policy president. Americans think he will be a domestic policy president. Eight years of Iraq and Afghanistan have soured eveyone’s taste for overseas adventure. But don’t be surprised if that doesn’t last long. … Continue reading
Israel has announced a unilateral cease-fire in Gaza (Hamas reciprocated soon after) and then a unilateral withdrawal just in time to spare Obama from a Middle East crisis on Inauguration Day. Now comes the bickering and negotiating and accusations over … Continue reading
Israel is under fire for allegedy using white phosphorus shells in Gaza 9http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article5519433.ece). WP (known to Vietnam GIs as Willy Pete) is normally used to create billowing white smokescreens 9http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Phosphorous). But it’s also a hideously effective anti-personnel weapon. If it … Continue reading