Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Funny, in a Sad Way...

I was reading this article on the nomination of White House economist Ben Bernanke (a former chairman of the Princeton University economics departmen) to replace Alan Greenspan as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, and I found this particular line very funny:

Many of his Princeton colleagues did not even know Bernanke was a registered Republican until he joined the Fed.

Are campuses so indoctrinated into liberal philosophy that even members of the economics department (a more conservative discipline by nature) would naturally assume that their colleagues could only be a member of one political party?

And this is a so-called "Ivy-League" school...Sacre Bleu!

Speaking of the French...how do they react when the Syrians are caught with their hands dripping with blood? As usual, they cower, whimper, and appease:

The United States has also demanded action, but France, which has a veto on the council, said it would not consider sanctions until the end of the probe.
"We have here an opportunity to do justice with an independent inquiry. Let's go to the end ... if we need to make it longer, let's do it, and afterwards lets see what the consequences should be, including on the question... of sanctions," Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said.
France was the former colonial power in Lebanon and Syria.

So the French practically guarantee the Syrians years of fudging, negotiations, and all-around smoke-blowing until "consequences" are arrived at. With pals like these on the Security Council, why the hell should Syria stop its policies of murder and interference in Lebanon? Doesn't the French position here actually work against the democratic movement in Lebanon?


Yahoo! News link here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051024/bs_nm/bush_fed_dc and here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051024/wl_nm/hariri_syria_protest_dc

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