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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sunday Round-Up

It's official: The war in Iraq has now lasted longer than the U.S. involvement in World War II. As of Sunday, the conflict in Iraq has raged for three years and just over eight months. Only the Vietnam War (eight years, five months), the Revolutionary War (six years, nine months), and the Civil War (four years), have engaged America longer.

Full-scale conservative Sam Brownback said today that he's poured thought and prayer into a forthcoming decision whether to seek the presidency in 2008. "We're very close with announcements".

A possible landmark court verdict could be coming this week: The Bush Administration may be forced to change course on climate change. . .

Jordan's King Abdullah: "The difficulty that we're tackling with here is, we're juggling with the strong potential of three civil wars in the region, whether it's the Palestinians, that of Lebanon or of Iraq...and we could possibly imagine going into 2007 and having three civil wars on our hands. And therefore, it is time that we really take a strong step forward as part of the international community and make sure we avert the Middle East from a tremendous crisis that I fear, and I see could possibly happen in 2007".

Michael Richards appeared today on Jesse Jackson's nationally syndicated radio program, "Keep Hope Alive," as a part of a series of apologies for the incident. He said he knew his comments had hurt the black community, and hoped to meet with the two men he'd directed them at. Richards reiterated that he did not consider himself a racist, and that he was "shattered" by the comments he'd made to the young black men during a tirade at a Los Angeles comedy club.

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Blogger Jeff Pruitt said...

Sam Brownback as President would probably be more dangerous than our current president. Having lived in Kansas for many years I'm well-versed in his ideology. If/when he announces, I might dedicate a full post just to inform everyone how scary the thought of him becoming president is...

title="comment permalink">November 26, 2006 6:56 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

That's pretty much the impression I got just from what I read in the article. I was curious to see what you and Pam had to say about him. . .

title="comment permalink">November 26, 2006 6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brownback is a total Whack-Job Wing-nut!! I think he would be worse b/c his wars would be against American citizens, you know, gays, abortionists, heathens, pagans, agnostists or other non-christians, you name it. He believes he talks to God and that everyone should believe *exactly* as he does.

There's an old Rolling Stone article about him called "God's Senator" that is quite telling.

Jeff - are you still in Kansas? Where did/do you live?

title="comment permalink">November 26, 2006 10:08 PM  
Blogger Jeff Pruitt said...

Pam hit the nail on the head - he's about as socially conservative as you can get. I would put him to the right of Rick Santorum. Thankfully, I don't see any way he could win the nomination.

Pam - I lived in Wichita until 2000 when I moved to Indiana

title="comment permalink">November 26, 2006 11:24 PM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

Isn't it somewhat scarey that King Abdullah sounds just like GWB without the texas accent? Long on verbage, short on content?

I honestly don't care WHO runs for president in 2008 - if there are elections - I'll still vote Democrat. The Republicans have proven to me that they have no clue what a President needs to be. It will be a LONG time before they can get me to believe they aren't intent on turning the country into a religious theocratic dictatorship.

title="comment permalink">November 27, 2006 7:44 AM  
Blogger John Good said...

Pam and Jeff - Thanks for the info! I thought he smelled like trouble. And, Jeff, awfully glad to have you here. It's truly Kansas's loss.

Sew - To coin the phrase from the '30's (I think), I'd vote for a yellow dog if the Democrats ran him this year!

title="comment permalink">November 27, 2006 8:25 PM  

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