Archive for January 27th, 2011

Iraq = US Failure

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

A car bomb killed at least 48 people in Iraq yesterday.  You may have missed it because it wasn’t a big story on the news.

The blast and three other bombings were just the latest in a week of attacks that have killed more than 200 Iraqis.  Angry demonstrators pelted US-trained “Security Forces” because they are inept at protecting anyone.  If our American troops really do leave the country by the end of the year (which I doubt),  the fragile coalition government will undoubtedly crumble.

Bush lied and got us into these unwinnable wars – then Obama lied to get elected and escalated them. They both have blood on their hands in your name.

In a 2006 poll, 3 out of every 4 Iraqis wanted an immediate withdrawal of American troops – they believed it would ease sectarian violence.  Can you imagine those numbers 5 years later?  But what the hell do they know?  It’s only their country.

When will America ever learn?

Dream Weaver

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

I love popcorn – it’s my favorite vegetable.  And I was delighted to discover a new brand that’s tastier and less expensive than Orville’s “gourmet” brand.

In 1928, the Reverend Ira “Pop” Weaver and his son Welcome founded the Weaver Popcorn Company in Van Buren, Indiana.  Today it’s one of the world’s largest distributors of all things popcorn. Orville Redenbacker’s company (founded in 1970) lives just up the road.

A recent trip to Walmarts proved the popcorn was about 1/2 (!) the price of the fancier brands and tastes better.