Monday, October 02, 2006

Hey, Let's Blast Another Country!

Former US officials urge military action against Sudan over Darfur

What's making me MAD today: In the news we've got Anthony Lake, who served as president Bill Clinton's National Security Advisor, former Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Susan Rice and current Democratic representative from New Jersey Donald Payne saying the US should take the initiative and go blast Sudan because they refuse to allow UN peacekeepers into the country and are probably going to launch another "ethnic cleansing" operation.

Can someone PLEASE explain to Lake and Rice and Payne that this is the United STATES, not the United NATIONS? Do they have a really serious spelling deficiency or are they just morons? Do they believe the US is responsible for the world? OK, so the UN is slow at getting around to doing anything more than blowing hot air in most situations, but what makes that the US' fault? What makes it our responsibilty to take over where the UN fails to act as quickly as some would like or does something we don't agree with? The answer: IT'S NOT OUR JOB!

So, the UN's lacking -- work within the UN to improve it.

In the meantime, I recommend that the US send a Primary Attack Force of newly commissioned infantrymen: Lake and Rice and Payne. The rest of the troops are right behind you, guys -- WAY behind you. Good luck.


At 8:16 PM, Blogger Debby M. said...

Mad SoapBoxer,
How are you? Not easy to post on your blog. They asked for my blood type! Can you believe that? I tried to read your blogs but I'm not good at Greek. You obviously know alot about politics. My Dad is a politicing kind of guy. He was a precinct judge for 25 or 30 years and is forever writing politicians about something. Any way, I have a blog on yahoo 360. Here's the url, At least I think that's how it works.?.?.? Talk to you later. Debby Marin

At 4:09 PM, Blogger Mad SoapBoxer said...

Debby, I want to be sure I have good sources if I ever need blood!

Glad to see you here! I don't know much about politics, but what little I know I have an opinion on. But, you don't have to know anything at all about politics to get frosted at the things the scum-bag politicians DO to us common folk. I'll hold my comments about judges -- for now anyway... heh heh.

At 5:00 PM, Blogger Debby M. said...

I'm not having very good luck over here on Google Blogger! I've been trying to check back on your blog ever since I posted that comment and it juct comes up solid dark blue. I thought maybe you blocked me out or something! I had to sign up for my own blog in order to post a comment on yours and now I can't find the darn thing! They can't find me! Well I'm right here! You should check out yahoo 360. You'd like it over there and I know we would love having you. I have a "360 friend" that says Google's Blogger is soooo quiet, it's symbol should be a "tombstone."

About politics and politicians....I'll have to write about that later. Time to cook dinner. The best to you, Debby

At 9:37 PM, Blogger Mad SoapBoxer said...

Well, between Leon's blog, my email and other stuff I have going on, I'm hard pressed to roam very far afield, but I will take a gander and put my 2 cent's worth in when I can (you may keep the change).

Those problems you are seeing might just be a slow virus scanning operation if you have that on, or a slow connection that means some sites come up too slowly. Do you have DSL or cable Internet? I have similar problems at my office, I think due to heavy traffic and their super-protective security and virus checking. In fact, it would not allow me to get to your site, said it was "restricted"... sheeeeee....

At 8:03 AM, Blogger Debby M. said...

Hi there,

Hope your high and dry... Not that kind of high! We live at the top of a hill, so all of our water flows down to the lake where there's a spillway into a creek. Sure hope nothing ever blocks the creek!

I have DSL. The rinky-dink cable company for our area doesn't offer internet service. Things just get screwy some times and there's probably fifty different reasons for it. In my case, many of those problems probably come from the person sitting in front of the computer screen! If I had any talent operating a computer, chances are I'd be dangerous!

Politics? I used to be a faithful voter, but then I got tired of being responsible for the ignorant things politicians I voted for did after they got in office! I think a political office is merely an avenue for individuals to serve their own needs and desires. Ah, the delicious taste of power and control! My husband and I used to serve on our civic club board which is small time politics, but it works the same. We both dropped out because it was impossible to serve the people with all the other board members serving their own interest.

Gotta go now! Chat with ya later.

At 9:28 AM, Blogger Mad SoapBoxer said...

I stayed home Monday in all of that rain mess, worked from the house about half a day and wasted the other half. We didn’t have any problems in the immediate ‘hood, but I would have spent several hours on the road going to and from the office, since I work close to downtown Houston. Then, due to a flooded feeder road and inexplicable accidents on the road Tuesday morning, I had a 50% increase in my usual 40-45-50-minute travel time, ended up way late… grrrrrrr…… anyway, I guess it’s all part of the territory. No matter where you live, there are SOME kind of hassles – snow, earthquakes, wildfires, mudslides, whatever.

I agree, a large part of politics, whether it be in homeowners associations, civic clubs, Congress or the UN, is the power and “glory” thing… As for the self-serving side of it, my sister is a condo assoc. president and it’s driving her nuts(-er). She got into it for the same reason she can’t get out of it -- no one else wants the job except people she doesn’t consider fit for it.


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