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Monday Mumblings

Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 3:56 AM

Despite being well behind Arizona Senator John McCain in the delegate race, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is questioning the outcome of this weekend's Washington state primary, which gave the win to McCain.

On the Democratic side, Senator Barack Obama won all of the weekend's contests, while Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton fired her campaign manager and appointed a new one - her former chief of staff when she was First Lady.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is proposing that troop drawdowns in Iraq be put on hold until an assessment can be made as to how those reductions in troop strength will impact the situation.

In other words, when politicians blather about the great strides and successes in Iraq, they're really shovelling shit by the bushel. And in the meantime, they keep telling us six more months will make the difference.

MSNBC has fired reporter David Shuster for his inappropriate comment about Chelsea Clinton.

So, why, exactly, if Shuster's comment was so horrible, are the usual suspects of conservative bile still given a platform for spewing their nonsense? Are media executives afraid they'd actually have to gather and report news?

Why, exactly, the Archbishop of Canterbury seems to think we should be carving out exceptions for Muslims living in the United Kingdom is beyond me.

Dr. Williams says Muslims should not have to choose between 'the stark alternatives of cultural loyalty or state loyalty.'

This is in response to Muslims asking for the option to have issues like divorce proceedings addressed under Shari'a Law - which seems a fair enough request on its surface, but I'm more concerned about the impact on the whole of British Common Law, and I think Bishop Williams' stance is far too conciliatory.

If you choose to reside within a country, you must accept that country's laws - simple enough. That's not the same as imposing loyalty to the state as an entity.

And I'd certainly like to know exactly who is asking for these privileges - the average citizen, or fundamentalist clerics.

The Ministry has received 1 comment(s) on this topic.

Brin - 2008-02-11 14:33:48
It's a bad day when reporters get fired for telling the truth.