For Israelis and Arabs, perpetual war

About a year or two ago, I realized that I had lost all hope for a peace settlement in the Middle East. Both sides are too far gone; the radicals and extremists have become the mainstream, and they are all more comfortable being at perpetual war with each other than they would be in peace. This is what they have come to know.

Stories like this confirm that conclusion.

The worst part is, I think that dooms Israel in the long run. A nation of six or seven million on a relatively tiny spit of open land cannot survive forever surrounded by hundreds of millions of hostile enemies. Today it has the power, but things change over time. Power ebbs and flows. Empires come and go.

Israel can last another 20 years, another 50 years, maybe another 70 years surrounded by people who hate it. But 100 years? 200 years?

131 comments Add your comment

Joe Matarotz

March 25th, 2009
6:00 pm

Jay, as usual, does this story have a POINT? Is there an ANSWER? You used to write thoughtful columns, even if I rarely agreed with you. Is this a sign that you have given up the ship?

ByteMe

March 25th, 2009
6:11 pm

To have peace, both sides need to actually want peace. Right now, the extremists rule. Same as in 2002 here. Eventually people weary of a perpetual low-level state of war and look for other answers. That time will come. I think peace with Syria will suck the air out of the situation, so that might be a goal with some value.

DB, Gwinnettian

March 25th, 2009
6:30 pm

Yes, Clueless Joe. the point is, Jay thinks stuff like ” a secret deal with Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman for highly contentious construction on West Bank” bodes poorly for peace.

You want to discuss, discuss. You don’t want to, do us all a favor and leave.

Mrs. Godzilla

March 25th, 2009
6:35 pm

It breaks my heart. ByteMe is right, they have to want peace and not enough of them do.

Taxpayer

March 25th, 2009
6:46 pm

Jay,

There will be no peace. The best course of action is to just leave all parties in the region to do as they will. They are all prisoners in a self-imposed epic battle to their end time and we are not about to change that. Besides, they all appear to be happy, in their own perverted way, with living in a hell on earth, so let them. Our goal should be to try and keep any of them from taking out the rest of the planet in their quests for eternal glory.

DB, Gwinnettian

March 25th, 2009
6:49 pm

From the kind of stuff I’ve heard about this Avigdor Lieberman character, I can’t say this news about the secret deal comes as any great surprise.

DB, Gwinnettian

March 25th, 2009
6:55 pm

Downstairs, Jay writes:

OK, Commie, Chad and Trash are now banned.

Fine by me. Anyone have a problem with this?

Taxpayer

March 25th, 2009
7:15 pm

Amid a downturn in real-estate prices, some wealthy Chinese are signing up for home-buying tours to the U.S., and Chinese media tout the trend as another sign of the strength of what’s now the world’s third-largest economy behind the U.S. and Japan.

“The real estate prices in America have gone down drastically,” said Yin Guohua, a partner in a law firm who recently returned from an 11-day U.S. tour with a group of Chinese elite. “It’s a good option for Chinese people who want to buy for investment.”

Well, it is getting a little crowded in China. Perhaps, the Israelis should consider the same approach while US homes are so cheap. They can take over a whole state, such as Florida, without firing a shot.

The Corporal

March 25th, 2009
7:16 pm

Jay:

Perpetual war? Nope – only until Messiah returns …………

RW-(the original)

March 25th, 2009
7:18 pm

DB @ 6:55,

I left my thoughts on that downstairs since that’s where the comment was made.

In the old luckovich blog days it was very much a free for all, but almost everybody left whatever trash had accumulated back on the thread where it was generated. It was actually pretty cool when a nasty disagreement was taking place we were able to contain it, for the most part, where it started. A new one would soon break out on the new thread, but at least it was new.

Kamchak

March 25th, 2009
7:19 pm

The only problem I have with banning people is that it enables their victimhood. The mindset “OH MY GOD I cannot BELIEVE what THEY are doing to US” has now been exemplified.

I Report/ You Whine

March 25th, 2009
7:21 pm

They’ve already lasted thousands of years, including being banished to the desert for a time by the Main Man.

Your crocodile tears are not necessary.

Taxpayer

March 25th, 2009
7:22 pm

only until Messiah returns

And, when is that, Corporal.

I Report/ You Whine

March 25th, 2009
7:25 pm

Fine by me. Anyone have a problem with this?

What’s up with the marauding from the self proclaimed watch puppies on this blog?

It’s nothing BUT personal attacks.

Mike

March 25th, 2009
7:25 pm

“Downstairs, Jay writes:

OK, Commie, Chad and Trash are now banned.”

This is a step in the right direction. Make it permanent.

G

March 25th, 2009
7:27 pm

Off topic

Communist is banned – d@mn, well, just d@mn.

I had so much good stuff for tonight.

G

March 25th, 2009
7:27 pm

Until Israel truly recognizes the pre-1967 borders, no equitable solution will happen.

Our failure to pressure Israel on this matter has prevented forward movement and caused the situation to worsen.

The Corporal

March 25th, 2009
7:31 pm

Taxpayer:

Only “He” knows ………

Taxpayer

March 25th, 2009
7:36 pm

Well,

Corporal. That sort of leaves the door open on that ‘perpetual’ thought, now don’t it.

G

March 25th, 2009
7:37 pm

Off topic

House Minority WHIP Eric Cantor, Rushpublicant-Virginia, attended the Britney Spears concert last night, where Britney appeared on stage brandishing a LEATHER LASH.

You can’t make this stuff up.

Eric/Britney 2012

Mrs. Godzilla

March 25th, 2009
7:38 pm

Forever? No Commie, Trash and Chad? Can we talk about it in April?

How about giving them a spring break?

G

March 25th, 2009
7:43 pm

You think Communist might be reading this tonight?

Mrs. Godzilla

March 25th, 2009
7:47 pm

G

This will not do my karma any good but….yep.

I wonder. I’ve been “removed” but never banned. Does he try and sign on and his lap top melts? Does he get a little message that says you’re banned?

Andy, you been banned, what’s it like on the dark side?

Taxpayer

March 25th, 2009
7:51 pm

The dark side of the blog. I wonder if Pink Floyd would consider one last tour. It could even be a virtual tour.

DB, Gwinnettian

March 25th, 2009
7:55 pm

RW, I’ll go downstairs and have a look.

The Luckovich comments thread were pretty much before my time.

RW-(the original)

March 25th, 2009
7:56 pm

Doesn’t common decency say you shouldn’t take shots at people when they can’t respond?

Taxpayer

March 25th, 2009
7:57 pm

Eric Cantor and leather. ew. Make that, EW! Besides, Britney is what, old enough to be his mama.

G

March 25th, 2009
7:59 pm

Taxpayer @ 7:57,

Yeah, she is. And they’re both batsheet crazy.

Taxpayer

March 25th, 2009
8:00 pm

Doesn’t common decency say you shouldn’t take shots at people when they can’t respond?

I am not going to stop taking shots at conservatives (Republicans) — common decency or not.

RW-(the original)

March 25th, 2009
8:01 pm

DB,

I didn’t write anything worth heading down there for, but there’s always the exercise value if you take the stairs.

G

March 25th, 2009
8:02 pm

I had heard talk of Eric being a “rising” star in the Rushpublicant party.

ConservativeAnchor

March 25th, 2009
8:03 pm

It doesn’t help when the Obozo administration gives Hamas $900M in which they will buy more weapons.

Bosch

March 25th, 2009
8:04 pm

Jay is correct, the extremists are in charge now in Israel, and this doesn’t look good. The people have elected these extremists, so a majority must feel strongly enough that this is the road they chose. I just hope they can live (literally) with these choices. As DB mentioned, what I’ve read about this Lieberman guy, he’s ready to fight.

Commie, GHT, and Chad banned? Well, I have to rule in on Chad – he is very harsh, but can back up his argument with some pretty good documentation and is usually met with much harsher posters who never address his argument, but rebut with only insults. Alot of what Chad posts is over my head, or something I’ve never heard of, but I usually take posters at their word. RW and Corporal, I checked in late Saturday night and read your exchanges with Chad, and while Chad was very harsh, he can back up what he says, you two just brushed him off as a habitual drug user or crazy. You never attempted to address what he had posted. Not to start an argument or trying to defend his harshness, but when Chad first started posting he wasn’t like that – I’ve never seen anyone try to discount his actual argument.

Off topic and for the ladies (and who knows some men): Would you stick your feet in a tank full of flesh eating fish – to get the dead skin off? I know this may be TMI, but if I did that, I could feed those fish for months – they’d think they had struck the mother load.

RW-(the original)

March 25th, 2009
8:04 pm

Taxpayer,

I know full well that you wouldn’t know common decency if it was biting your butt and suffering lockjaw, but to be specific, common decency should dictate that when Commie, Chad, and trash can’t respond we shouldn’t take shots at them.

G

March 25th, 2009
8:04 pm

I’ll take shots at whomever I want, whenever I want.

G

March 25th, 2009
8:06 pm

Bosch, I have that problem too. But I’m using a pumice stone.

DB, Gwinnettian

March 25th, 2009
8:07 pm

(huff, puff) Ok, I’m back from the jog down and back.

RW, who was the post @ 7.56 aimed at? (I didn’t think it was me because I didn’t really take any “shots” per se at the banned people, I just said I was fine with having them banned.)

Anyway, these are hardly “people” in the sense that you’re talking about human beings, but rather over-the-top screen personae playing at being tough guys on the internet. I’ll admit to finding occasional merit in a Chad post, but he was mostly about slamming everyone who’d fight with him. GHT of course peddled stereotypes about Southerners without the wit and on-topic insight of a Redneck Convert.

And Commie’s just a friggin’ mess; he has more issues than a newstand.

Later, all.

G

March 25th, 2009
8:09 pm

More free publicity for Britney Spears at the mercy of the GOP.

Kamchak

March 25th, 2009
8:10 pm

“Doesn’t common decency say you shouldn’t take shots at people when they can’t respond?”

This is what commercial talk-radio has been doing for thirty five years. An entire generation has been programmed with a binary modality. Monkey see, monkey do.

G

March 25th, 2009
8:10 pm

I’ll bet Eric worked on the Rushpublicant budget plan at Britney’s show last night.

Mrs. Godzilla

March 25th, 2009
8:11 pm

RW

Common decency is for common folk. Chad, Commie and Trash are pretty uncommon. Me too, I suppose.

I really want to know.

JAY….PARDON ME, JAY…..

What happens when you’re banned? I’m not planning anything mind you, just curious.

G

March 25th, 2009
8:13 pm

Yeah, Jay, what happens? Enquiring minds want to know.

RW-(the original)

March 25th, 2009
8:13 pm

DB,

I thought the 7:56 was openly addressed to anyone that wanted to take shots at Chad, Commie, and Trash while they were blocked, but from the various responses it must not read the way it looks in my head.

DB, Gwinnettian

March 25th, 2009
8:15 pm

Meant to add (and then, really, I’m outa here) in principle RW’s right. When people aren’t around to defend themselves, it’s… well, indecent isn’t the right term, it’s more like poor sportsmanship.

Put it this way–Thom Hartmann often debates conservatives on his show. His standing rule is that callers he’ll take later on are not allowed to take shots at his guests after they’ve left. Figure that’s a pretty good rule.

But, well, these are online trolls we’re talking about here. I think they’d be horribly disappointed if we weren’t talking about them, actually. So maybe that’s reason enough to… not knock them.

It’s been a long day. I’m making even less sense then usual. Later, all.

Bosch

March 25th, 2009
8:18 pm

RW,

I kind of like that Jay takes the time to ban those who can’t hold their fingers (I was gonna say tongue, but since we type all this, well you know).

On Luckovich’s blog, I think, don’t know of course, that he just threw it up and never looked at it and it was a free for all, and let’s face it human behavior, when you assume to be anonymous, people were alot more vitrol. I like this better.

It would be nice if people could actually debate, but bwa!!!!!

@@

March 25th, 2009
8:18 pm

I may be wrong, but I think jay’s intention when banning someone is not to have them —–>distract<—– from the topic.

With liberals it appears that absence makes their hearts grow fonder.

I really had no problem with “the two” (GHT & AJCC) but “one” was clearly teetering on the edge of insanity.

G

March 25th, 2009
8:19 pm

The whole Eric/Britney thing is so odd. But no more strange than Steele talking about running for president. Jindal the future of the Rushpublicant party? The GOP has gone bonkers.

RW-(the original)

March 25th, 2009
8:19 pm

Mrs. G,

If you truly want to know Jay doesn’t really even have the capability of blocking anyone, but I imagine when they use their normal setup they get a message saying their message couldn’t be accepted kind of like what used to happen when you tried to post after a thread had been turned off for commenting.

There’s a nasty little piece of code that Jay B could put on here where someone that was blocked could post all day long and they would see the posts appear, but nobody else would see their comments.

@@

March 25th, 2009
8:22 pm

There’s a nasty little piece of code that Jay B could put on here where someone that was blocked could post all day long and they would see the posts appear, but nobody else would see their comments.

Well, that’s spooky. They’re here but they’re not here?

RW-(the original)

March 25th, 2009
8:24 pm

Bosch,

The early days at luchovich’s blog had some fire, but also some good discussion. In those days it posted in real time with no refresh glitches or anything so it was easier to have a debate. I think once they started putting in all the “fixes” people just threw their hands up and just attacked each other because they made it impossible to have a discussion.

I thought we might have gotten back to those days with the move to Wordpress, but this crazy refresh problem is more maddening than the delay.

@@

March 25th, 2009
8:25 pm

O.K., so if the “one” is here, I just want you to know that my concern for your mental well-being is sincere.

just in case you’re here, but not really…

here.

Enough about the departed or not so…

RW-(the original)

March 25th, 2009
8:25 pm

@@,

That’s about right. They would only appear to themselves.

Bosch

March 25th, 2009
8:26 pm

RW,

Oh that would be cool, it’s like when you talk to yourself (don’t ask how I know that).

G

March 25th, 2009
8:26 pm

Question: What do you call an online troll?

Answer: A piece of sheet.

Tank

March 25th, 2009
8:27 pm

- Feds able to take over failing banks.
- Feds able to take over failing companies.
- Feds able to take bonuses paid to citizens under a private contract.
- Attorney General stating that murders and turmoil south of the border is a product of US firearm availability and using that as a springboard for discussing banning private ownership of private firearms.
- Movement from market driven medicine towards socialized medical care.
- Fed saying it is okay with a move away from the dollar and towards a new international monetary standard.
- Discussion of the Fed dictating radio programming, as opposed to market driven programming.
- Congress considering a bill mandating open balloting for unionization voting.

This isn’t right-wing “nutter-butter”, the sky-is-falling rhetoric; this actually happening in the United States of America. And the sad thing is, America bought into it hook, line and sinker.

Socialism, fascism, communism; call it what you will. It is CHANGE you can believe in and I never thought I would see it happen here. Cuba and Venezuela maybe, but not in America.

@@

March 25th, 2009
8:28 pm

Thank goodness! RW can see me.

I’m here….pinch me.

Taxpayer

March 25th, 2009
8:28 pm

Thank you, RW.

G

March 25th, 2009
8:29 pm

Communist,

It’s okay you went to Duke.

Really, really, it is.

Bosch

March 25th, 2009
8:29 pm

RW,

I agree the “refresh with some posts missing” is annoying, but nothing is perfect.

RW-(the original)

March 25th, 2009
8:31 pm

Bosch,

It’s kind of a giveaway after one realizes nobody responds to any of their posts, but we’ve had more than a few at the AJC that might never notice.

G

March 25th, 2009
8:32 pm

Tank,

Pick one, just one. GAH!

Bosch

March 25th, 2009
8:34 pm

RW @ 8:31,

Yeah, I agree. Maybe those are the folks we see walking down the street talking to themselves!

I’ve got a large bottle of Scotch to drink! I’ll check back later – ha ha- or maybe I should rethink that – what’s that saying about blogging/emailing while drunk?

@@

March 25th, 2009
8:35 pm

I saw where Holder blamed the violence in Mexico on arms flowing in from the U.S. I had the very same thought — banning private ownership of guns. They really are sneaky in how they go about it.

Why would the government want its citizens to be unarmed?

I was over at a site earlier this afternoon. Breaking it down, they were.

I cast my vote for purple bandanas to be worn in the revolution. Red & Blue makes purple.

Pink would be nice. I look good in pink.

G

March 25th, 2009
8:38 pm

Communist,

It’s okay for you to admit you terminate gestations.

There now. Everything will be alright.

Taxpayer

March 25th, 2009
8:38 pm

I thought @@ was over at Wooten’s blog. Oh yes, she was. Was Wooten with you on the purple bandanas.

ByteMe

March 25th, 2009
8:38 pm

RW: Pretty sure the “ban” is an IP-based ban. Doesn’t seem like a necessary step to make the comments “appear but not appear”, especially when Jay announces the ban publicly.

Mrs. Godzilla

March 25th, 2009
8:38 pm

@@

March 25th, 2009
8:39 pm

G:

Who are you talking/typing to?

@@

March 25th, 2009
8:43 pm

Taxpayer:

Wooten doesn’t come in to bother his posters. I saw Hillbilly Deluxe’s suggestion downstairs about jay and Jim posting simultaneously on the same topic. What would be really interesting is if they would both drop in and out on each other’s respective blogs to engage — maybe even cross paths engaging in a discussion between columnists online.

G

March 25th, 2009
8:43 pm

@@,

Are you relevant? At all?

RW-(the original)

March 25th, 2009
8:44 pm

Thank you ByteMe.

@@

March 25th, 2009
8:48 pm

G:

Let me guess….I need some sort of credentials to be relevant? An “O” pass perhaps?

Oooohmmmmm, he is the greatest.

Oooohmmmmm, he is the magnificent.

Oooohmmmmm, he is not to be believed.

Oooohmmmmm…..(fill in the blank here, G-spot)

G

March 25th, 2009
8:53 pm

@@,

You’ll never be relevant.

Taxpayer

March 25th, 2009
8:53 pm

@@,

Are you sure that they don’t pop in and out from time to time. I think that Dusty is Wooten. :lol:

G

March 25th, 2009
8:54 pm

ByteMe is extremely knowledgable.

G

March 25th, 2009
8:56 pm

@@,

You’ll never, be, at all.

ConservativeAnchor

March 25th, 2009
8:57 pm

Jay I disagree with one basic point of your write up here. Isreal will survive in the near term and 200 years from now be intact.

Why?

Political Islam will fail. Political Islam is a tyranny matched only Hitler. Freedom and democracy are marching forth across this globe.

Are there fights? Yes. In the last eight years 50M people have been released from this tyranny in Afghanistan and Iraq. Iran, the cesspool head of political Islam tyranny is surrounded.

Iran in its current form of Political Islam is destined to fail. There will be blood spilled, but none-the-less it will fail.

The future looks bright.

Kamchak

March 25th, 2009
8:59 pm

Wwwwwwwwww, he is the greatest.
Wwwwwwwwww, he is the magnificent.
Wwwwwwwwww, he is not to be believed.
Wwwwwwwwww,….(fill in the blank here,@@)

G

March 25th, 2009
9:03 pm

Eric supports strong United States-Israel relations.

He cosponsored legislation to cut off all U.S. taxpayer aid to the Palestinian Authority and another bill calling for an end to taxpayer aid to the Palestinians until they stop unauthorized excavations on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

In May 2008, Eric said that the relationship America has with Israel is “a constant reminder of the greatness of America”.

Now this was all pre-Britney, mind you.

Bud Wiser

March 25th, 2009
9:08 pm

Arabs and Jews have been fighting over the same piec of land since mankind figured out how to actually write, then record events = history.

Jimmy Carter didn’t bring peace to the Middle East (PTTME), neither did Reagan, the Bushes, Clinton, nor will Obama. Jesus Christ didn’t bring PTTME, so it’s pretty much beyond the capability of man to handle it.

That being said, the power shifts and checks and balances will probably pretty much stay indefinitely as they are now, until some brainiac decides to make the land glow in the dark….if you catch my meaning.

Our only sense of purpose there should be to try to make each side see the meaninglessness of the ‘ultimate weapon’ being used, although my own prediction is that we shall see biological or chemical attacks on a wide scale before the nukes are lit.

On a side note, I noticed that there was a group ban today of Commie, Trash, and Chad. Trash should be permanent, as he is the most vulgar and crude poster to ever appear here. Commie just lets loose occasionally, a bit vituperously (is that a word??), but sometimes is actually accurate. Chad…well, just say that other than the fact that he has a real personality disorder, it has always seemed as if gasoline runs through his veins, and although I always thought I was his personal ignition source, it appears that everyone has matches in their pockets to him. Good riddance.

@@

March 25th, 2009
9:08 pm

G:

Then don’t respond to me.

Kamchak:

Wwwwwwww,….(is gone.)

Sawyer’s on. Don’t wanna miss those dimples.

Taxpayer:

Dusty is herself. I like that in a person!

G

March 25th, 2009
9:11 pm

Hey guys, the Rushpublicants have learned a new word, check it out, they are all using it. Rushpublicants have learned the word “teleprompter,” bless their poor ignorant hearts!

Kamchak

March 25th, 2009
9:11 pm

@@
My point: What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Rock, meet glass house

ByteMe

March 25th, 2009
9:13 pm

Is Britney relevant, G? Hasn’t seemed like it lately, but maybe Eric will have a different view on this… if he were relevant.

Meanwhile…

I’m rethinking what I wrote about Israel. I think it’s going to continue until the world stops enabling it. And by “the world” I mean:

Russia enabling the Iranians and other parties to make trouble to keep the US busy defending Israel.

US enabling Israel’s continued expansion into the West Bank in moves that are guaranteed to piss Arabs off.

The UN enabling the Palestinians to keep lobbing missles into Israel, but dropping a load in its pants every time Israel fights back.

The world enabling Arab fiefdoms to export Islamist nuttiness by continuing to rely on Arab oil fields for their energy supplies.

As long as the dynamics don’t change, the players and the outcome don’t have to change.

G

March 25th, 2009
9:13 pm

@@,

Uh, no way would I respond to you. Ewwww!

jon

March 25th, 2009
9:15 pm

Scientific enlightenment is the only hope for peace.

As long as different groups of people believe in different supreme beings, there will always be war.

Only when most people on earth become scientifically minded enough to leave their superstitions and realize: “This is it baby, may has well make the best of it.” will there be peace on earth.

Unfortunately none of us will live long enough to see it.

Dusty

March 25th, 2009
9:17 pm

Yes, RW

I had a good time with the Luckovich blog. It was a lot of fun. I enjoyed most folks (and met the Viking Kitties among other pleasures). Getalife was sparky, Buy Danish was sharp and it was interesting with you and @@ and a few more.(Remember your trips to the beach?)Politics became more interesting. But it was invaded by bitter politicos determined to trash all Republicans. And the blog sank lower than mud. Even Luckovich must have realized the pure bitterness and he or somebody shut it down. I miss the congeniality we had for awhile. I hardly try for it anymore.

But I will say, Bookman is giving his blog a chance at surviving. It is worth a try I suppose.

RW-(the original)

March 25th, 2009
9:18 pm

It occurs to me that if the “rule” cited downstairs was actually a rule there would a fourth poster-in-exile right about now.

G’night y’all.

G

March 25th, 2009
9:19 pm

ByteMe,

I’d like to roll Eric/Britney into a little bundle, ship them to the Wailing Wall and have them inserted in one of the holes.

rcs

March 25th, 2009
9:19 pm

RW, I was thinking the same thing.

ByteMe

March 25th, 2009
9:21 pm

MMmmmm…. Michael Steele now claims that his Rush attack was really a strategic move on his part. Really.

See the video: http://tpmtv.talkingpointsmemo.com/?id=2273823

G

March 25th, 2009
9:22 pm

RW @ 9:18,

You haven’t been all that naughty tonight. Go easy on yourself.

ByteMe

March 25th, 2009
9:23 pm

G: Reminds me of the Beatles lyric: “how many ho’s does it take to fill the wailing wall…”

RW-(the original)

March 25th, 2009
9:25 pm

G

March 25th, 2009
9:26 pm

ByteMe,

That’s one of my all time favorites.

Corporal

March 25th, 2009
9:26 pm

Taxpayer:

1) It’s very simple. When He returns the “perpetual” is over …..

“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse.”

2) From our dialogue on the previous thread:

“Whatever you say ……… but in the future try to read the “handle” correctly and at least direct your “spelling” remarks to the right person.”

ByteMe

March 25th, 2009
9:30 pm

Ok, this is too funny.

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/pragues_franz_kafka_international?utm_source=a-section

Franz Kafka International voted “most alienating” airport….

Corporal

March 25th, 2009
9:31 pm

Bosch:

I don’t know how “Chad” used to be but he insists now on involving himself in personal attacks on anyone who offers a differing opinion.

As a result of that behavior he (along with one other) are on my permanent “do not dialogue with” list. I’m sure he is crushed in not being able to debate with me but I feel better. If you don’t want to engage in reasoned debate then ignore my posts. If you think I don’t debate then ignore me. It’s just that simple.

RB from Gwinnett

March 25th, 2009
9:34 pm

Bosch, are you serious? “the extremists are in charge now in Israel”? And that’s why there can’t be peace between them? What in the world do you consider a Hamas led Palestine?

Question for you… If Canada elected a government hell bent on destroying our nation and was firing rockets across the border daily, would you be more inclined to elect a pacifist or someone who would protect your nation?

I Report/ You Whine

March 25th, 2009
9:37 pm

Supposedly the result of the sun shooting “plasma balls” at us, according to NASA, the National Assinine and Stupidity Association-

First to go – immediately for some people – is drinkable water. Anyone living in a high-rise apartment, where water has to be pumped to reach them, would be cut off straight away. For the rest, drinking water will still come through the taps for maybe half a day. With no electricity to pump water from reservoirs, there is no more after that.

Blah, blah, blah, ever heard of back up generators, bozos?

geez, what a bunch of dorks.