Sarkozy defends French Afghan role

President Nicolas Sarkozy addressed French troops mourning the death of 10 comrades in Kabul on Wednesday and told them that France’s continued involvement in Afghanistan was “essential to the freedom of the world”.

He flew into the Afghan capital with his foreign and defence ministers the day after France suffered its biggest loss of soldiers for 25 years.

Ten were killed and 21 wounded when a patrol was ambushed on Monday by 100 Taliban fighters.

Financial Times

Rest in peace, soldiers. Sarkozy, just may turn France in the proper direction. That’s the hope at any rate.

Urban Dictionary…..”bullshit bingo”

A game that can be played in large meetings. The players write down management-nonsense word like “Out-of-the-box-thinking”, “Synergy”, “Content streamlining” etc. in a 5 by 5 square bingo card.
If a word or phrase is used during the meeting you check the box. When you get a five box line (horizontally, vertically or diagonally ) you shout “BULLSHIT!” and win.

Company bigshot fancypants: “And that is why this merger is going to benefit shareholder value by creating value driven content.”


Company bigshot fancypants: “You’re fired!”

Urban Dictionary

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Listening to the radio, this A.M. heard Blowhard Limbaugh WARN McCain….

……about choosing Tom Ridge OR Joe Lieberman, as his running mate.

I don’t like Rush Limbaugh, just who in the hell does he think he is? Limbaugh should marry the shrew from hell, Ann Coulter and get on with their lives of stupidity from the right.

Apologize in advance Limbaugh’ites, but tough darts. Limbaugh with a cigar in his mouth, reminds me of an old movie star. Yep, Lassie taking a shit.

Russia Says Response to U.S. Missile Shield Deal With Poland Will Go Beyond Diplomacy


MOSCOW —  Russia’s Foreign Ministry says its response to U.S. missile shield development will go beyond diplomacy, adding that the U.S. plan is part of an “extremely dangerous bundle” of military projects.

Earlier Wednesday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Polish counterpart signed a deal to build a U.S. missile defense base in Poland, an agreement that prompted an infuriated Russia to warn of a possible attack against the former Soviet satellite.

Rice dismissed the blustery comments from Russian leaders who say Warsaw’s hosting of 10 U.S. interceptor missiles just 115 miles from Russia’s westernmost frontier opens the country up to attack.

Such comments “border on the bizarre frankly,” Rice said, speaking to reporters traveling with her in Warsaw.

“When you threaten Poland, you perhaps forget that it is not 1988,” Rice said. “It’s 2008 and the United States has a … firm treaty guarantee to defend Poland’s territory as if it was the territory of the United States. So it’s probably not wise to throw these threats around.”

The deal, which Washington sought as a way of defending the U.S. and Europe from a hypothetical threat of long-distance missiles from Iran, has strained relations between Moscow and the West. Those ties were already troubled by Russia’s invasion of its former Soviet neighbor, U.S. ally Georgia, earlier this month.


Speaking to reporters traveling with her, Rice said, “the Russians are losing their credibility.”

Rice and Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski signed the deal Wednesday morning.

“It is an agreement which will help us to respond to the threats of the 21st century,” she said afterward.

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said the agreement came after tough but friendly negotiations.

“We have achieved our main goals, which means that our country and the United States will be more secure,” he said.

After Warsaw and Washington announced the agreement on the deal last week, top Russian Gen. Anatoly Nogovitsyn warned that Poland is risking attack, and possibly a nuclear one, by deploying the American missile defense system, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported.

Poles have been shaken by the threats, but NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop dismissed them Tuesday as “pathetic rhetoric.”

“It is unhelpful and it leads nowhere,” he told reporters at a NATO meeting in Brussels, Belgium.

On Wednesday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying the U.S. missile shield plans are clearly aimed at weakening Russia and that Moscow’s response to their further development will go beyond diplomacy.

Many Poles consider the agreement a form of protection at a time when Russia’s invasion of Georgia has generated alarm throughout Eastern Europe. Poland is a member of the European Union and NATO, and the deal is expected to deepen its military partnership with Washington.

Polish President Lech Kaczynski also expressed “great satisfaction” at the outcome of the long months of negotiations.

Poland and the United States spent a year and a half negotiating, and talks recently had snagged on Poland’s demands that the U.S. bolster Polish security with Patriot missiles in exchange for hosting the missile defense base.

Washington agreed to do so last week, as Poland invoked the Georgia conflict to strengthen its case.

The Patriots are meant to protect Poland from short-range missiles from neighbors — such as Russia.

The U.S. already has reached an agreement with the government in Prague to place the second component of the missile defense shield — a radar tracking system — in the Czech Republic, Poland’s southwestern neighbor and another formerly communist country.

Fox News

Bring it, Ruskies…WE should have destroyed Mother________(fill in the blank) long ago. Bring it Vladimir. Show your new wife you are a REAL man 🙂

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Why would a so-called patriot do this?

Entrepreneur Dick Smith provided $50,000 to assist David Hicks’ family and help fund the legal battle to bring the terrorism supporter home.

Dick Smith is a man who supposedly supports Australia.

So why, albeit indirectly, support a man, namely David Hicks, who supported terrorism against the West, of which Australia is a part of?


What a little showoff!

Duck Showing Off

Duck Showing Off

I will say, that is one of the coolest photos I’ve ever had the privilege of taking. That duck was incredibly happy to pose for me. Walked right up, no doubt expecting food, and it came right up for photos.



Kae Made Me Do It

In this post, Kae got me thinking about what would be the perfect Insiders panel.

So now that I get the chance to create my own fantasy land Insiders, let me first say that magnificent journalist Matt Price would be alive and would be putting in an appearance. Second on my panel would be Andrew Bolt, and third would be Tim Blair. Adjudicating would be Janet Albrechtsen. Now, before I get accused of going for only conservatives, I will point out that that’s not what my panel would be like. All four of my selections are unique individuals with some common ground, but whom all reach their opinions through independent thought and analysis.

Now, moving on to another ABC TV brainchild, the somewhat woeful Q&A, oh, what fun I could have reformatting this trainwreck. To point out what I mean, it’s catchcry on it’s website is “Democracy in Action”. Q&A is anything but.

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