, reads the CNN headline.
Prime Minister Paul Martin escalated a war of words with the United States on Wednesday, telling Washington not to dictate to him what topics he can raise in the run-up to Canada’s January 23 election.
This particular tif is over “a bilateral trade dispute over softwood lumber ” — a topic over which I could personally give a spotted owl’s left teat. It would be nice to see this new don’t f* with our sovereignty attitude spill over to more important issues, such asfrom the clutches of the DEA. Time will tell if Martin actually grew large enough cajones to protect the rights of Emery, or is merely posturing for votes.
Rummy is in trouble again, this time over the FEMA travesty in NOLA. The AP reports:
A House committee investigating the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina issued a subpoena Wednesday to force Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to turn over documents but stopped short of sending a similar legal demand to the White House.
The subpoena commands Rumsfeld to produce internal records and communications about the Pentagon’s response to the Aug. 29 storm, including efforts to send supplies to victims, stabilize public safety and mobilize active duty forces along the Gulf Coast. It requires the Pentagon to deliver the documents, spanning from Aug. 23 to Sept. 15, from Rumsfeld and eight other top military officials by Dec. 30.
The latest round in Rs who blame Ds who blame Rs who blame Ds is a classic example of how government does not work. This point will be missed by most as long as they are diverted to the political he said/she said sideshow. This is especially true since neither party has the political clout to create a hurricane, and most of the deaths were a direct result of government trying to outsmart mother nature in the first place.
More on Corey Maye. There seems to be some disagreement about the spelling of Maye’s first name. Wiki currently has it listed as Corey on the title line, but Cory under his picture. Also, a friend of HoT brings this to our attention:
This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia’s…
Here is the stated reason at Wiki:
This is a non-notable person. The article was apparently created and is maintained by several bloggers, and links to no other articles in en.wiki. NoSeptember talk 19:34, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
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