Sunday, July 23, 2006
help me to understand.

Ok, so I pretty much never talk politics on here. My friends know I’m super liberal, I still think that woman, that miss lewinsky was being patriotic with my beloved bill – and if I was called to serve my country with him, I’d happily do it ( but I’d know not to tell people about it, stupid twat)


I have a little potentially political bender to go on.


(I’m not talking about soldiers. Our country is at war, they’re doing their jobs, and no matter what I think of why we’re there, or who their commander in chief is, I thank them for what they’re doing, and hope they get home safely and soon.)

I’m talking about the ‘civilians’, who are, you know "just visiting". Looking for an authentic hummus recipe mayhaps?

Seriously, what the fuck.

No, seriously, tell me. ‘cause I don’t fucking get it.

posted by Allie @ 7/23/2006 05:19:00 PM


At 12:40 PM, Blogger Lola said...

i enjoyed learning that Macauly Culkin and his girlfriend, That 70's Show star, Mila Kunis were in Lebanon during the bombing on a "relaxing vacation". after the bombing Mac was ready to call it a day and get their asses homeward bound but Mila called him a Drama Queen and stayed put. no little warzone theatrics are gonna drive Mila from her pina colada in the holy land.

i got nothin'.

At 2:34 PM, Blogger christ*el #3tx said...

i hear they have sand

At 2:36 PM, Blogger Allie#3ga said...

lola, i love that we both get our "news" from E! News Daily.

At 5:43 PM, Blogger Lola said...

you say that as if there is another, more reputable, news outlet.

i could do with some sand.

At 8:26 PM, Blogger M'Ary* said...

We get ours from the Daily Show. We like how John manages to work the shot of Vladamir Putin giving that kid a raspberry on his stomach EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Seriously...I'd love to visit the Holy Land, but I'm not ready to meet Jesus in person.

At 8:40 PM, Blogger Dave said...

There is a more reputable news outlet--The Daily Show.

Seriously, though, there are several reasons Americans are still in the Middle East.

1. There's money to be made there.
2. It is a very cheap vacation spot.
3. Many of the vacationers are American citizens of Lebonese descent. They were refugees from one of the previous crappy things going on over there and they are spending their vacation time visiting family who either weren't able to move or refused to. Here is a story about some actual West-By-God-Virginians who were in that boat just a few days ago:
4. And most important of the bunch -- Mila Kunis is dating Macauly Culkin?!?! She's waaaayyyy too hot for him.

Now, since you opened the topic...
The current administration has no desire for a cease-fire. Peace in the middle east does not help the pocketbooks of the military-industrial-political complex. This is a surrogate war in our (the official US) eyes. hezbollah is funded by Iran primarily. We fund the Israelis. It's the equivalent to sending the kid brothers out to fight to help build testosterone.

I feel sorry for Lebanon. They've worked for years to throw off the yoke of Israeli occupation and were finally getting rid of Syria as a major influence in their political dealings. They recently had some of the most free and fair elections on the planet (we could learn some things from them). They have asked for help in dealing with Hezbollah in the past. They knew someting exactly like this would happen. Most Arab countries won't help for fear of pissing off Iran and Syria. The US won't help because aid to Lebanon would piss off Israel. And no one else will help because it would piss off the US. If I were the Lebanese Prime Minister, I'd be screaming at everybody and going postal on Condi.

And don't let anyone claim we are neutral in this. The Israelis have a contract for bombs with us. They just asked us to speed up delivery, which we did. These new missile/bombs are satellite-guided "smart bombs." Israel has no capacity for guiding missiles by satellite. Who do YOU think is driving those bad boys?

At 9:42 PM, Blogger Allie#3ga said...

why are all the cute red headed liberal boys so frekin gay?


At 10:26 PM, Blogger Dave said...

I'm sorry that was so long. I just had to rant. On July 13, our (insert epithet here)-in-Chief said, "There are terrorists who will blow up innocent people to achieve their tactical objectives." Before reading the next sentence, please call 911 to help you with your heart attack. I agree with him. The difference is that W is talking only about Hezbollah and Hamas. I include Israel. Neither side is behaving appropriately. It's a high-tech Hatfields and McCoys.

My momma always told me never to hit anyone because it gave them the right to hit you back. No one can even remember who hit first here.

My longstanding plan has been to build a giant nuclear bomb shelter over the whole area. Help as many people get out who want out. Let the rest fight it out in the giant dome. Last man standing wins. If they want to play tough, let's let them.

At 3:47 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

You know those good deals you get at the travel agent........4 days and nights, all inclusive, yeah, it's for the Beirut Hilton.

At 4:04 PM, Blogger Tasty said...

I always said that when I was elected president my Middle East Plan would be to not participate in it anymore. Like this conflict is new or something.


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