Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hassounna and Saad Meet for dinner

Here we are then, pictures of a smiling Hassouna and a grinning Saad all over the news.

We're supposed to be happy about this. Everything is going to be all right now.

I just can't get myself to be so enthusiastic. Are we supposed to forget that Nasrallah ordered an attack on his country's capital a few months back using the alleged weapons of resistance to kill Lebanese men, women and children. Are we supposed to ignore the fact that he can do it again whenever he wants because he has the weapons to force any decision he likes on us when we disagree with him?

Or should we just be happy because if they're smiling it means they're not close to another civil war?

Those who are gone are gone
Those who are dead are dead
Everybody Smile for the Cameras.

P.S. : Someone close to Hassouna needs to tell him to lay off the Makhlouta, methinks we are reaching bear-like proportions here.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Americans Attack on Syrian Soil

So the Americans decided to expand their operations from Iraq into Syria, which begs the question WTF? But instead of trying to figure the Americans out, lets try and guess what the Syrian response to the attack is going to be.

Now usually the Syrians just make a big hoopla and protest loudly, promise retaliation to anyone who will listen, until the story becomes old and people forget it even happened (just look at the bombing of the nuclear installation fiasco, the buzzing the presidential palace fiasco and, oh yeah, the whole Golan heights are taken but they're not doing anything about it fiasco).

Anyways, I write because the Syrians can't really retaliate directly against the Americans (or the Israelis), so that leaves just one place they can vent their frustrations: Lebanon.

Lucky us.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Obama, McCain & Bradley

And now I'm reading everywhere about the "Bradley Effect" which apparently describes closet racists who are too afraid to come out and admit their true nature in public.
The "Bradley Effect" would push the polls in the opposite direction of what I will now call "The Lebanessa Effect" as described in the post below.
So it's BE vs LE.
May the best Effect win.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Obama, McCain and the "Undecided Voters"

Well the US elections are up soon, and though the rest of us aren't American we are all very interested in who the next Pres. is going to be, mainly because Americans interfere so much in everybody else's business.

Anyway, this isn't about the actual candidates, but about those who(m?) the press call the "Undecided Voters". Before I go on, I must warn you dear reader, that this is a completely unscientific discourse based solely on what I think.

Now if I was the Republicans, I'd be more worried about these "Undecided Voters" than usual. Why? Because Obama is black.

To be an "Undecided Voter" usually means:
-you are not voting along party lines and you will actually decide based on each candidate's merits...
-you don't care one way or the other, you didn't even know that there was an election going on this year....

This would mean that usually, there is a 50:50 chance that the voters can go one way or the other.

This time though, things are different: the undecided voter has another characteristic
....deciding based on ideas
....didn't know there was an election on this year
....not racist.

Why? Because the racist voter ( and unfortunately in America, there are many) must by virtue of their racism already have sided with McCain . This I must stress is no reflection on McCain and his ideas on the matter, the poor guy is probably very un-racist himself.

Hence the conclusion we reach is that undecided voters in this election are already skewed towards the democrats (or Obama to be more precise), because the undecided pool this year does not include any racist bastards.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Ali Baba is off to Persia

According to Nahar, Aoun is apparently off to Iran to meet el-presidente. All he needs now is a beard and a lisp and he'll be fully incorporated into the Hizb.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Syrians are getting ready for something

So the Syrians are deploying all over the place, I wonder what for? They're telling us it's only to stop terrorists and smugglers sneaking over the border on their donkeys and such.
But don't worry, the Americans said they'll help us, just like they did in South Ossetia .....

Thursday, October 02, 2008

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From a BBC article on why Andorrans have the longest lifespan of any people on earth:

"Minister and government spokesman, Juli Minoves, is quietly proud of his compatriots' longevity but not particularly surprised by it.
He thinks attitude is just as important as altitude here.
He points out the almost non-existent crime levels in Andorra, that there is a single prison with about 50 inmates.
And he puts a general feeling of well-being and security partly down to seven centuries of war-free history."