Thursday, April 17, 2008


The first one is funny, sort of--in the same way that Franken himself is not very funny:

Democratic Senate candidate Al Franken’s personal corporation didn’t file corporate income tax returns in California from 2003 to 2007. He now owes more than $4,000 in back taxes, penalties and fees. Franken campaign spokeswoman Jess McIntosh said if Franken’s business owes the money it will pay up, which is nice, given that it is illegal to not file or pay corporate taxes.

Ah yes. Another candidate for change--YOU pay taxes and HE will enthusiastically collect them! YOU do as he says, not as HE does. Franken has made a career out of mocking others. He reminds me of Nelson in The Simpson's, who goes around saying, "HA, HA" at everything and everyone else's expense; but doesn't particularly like it and becomes bullyish when the tables are turned. HA, HA, Al.

The second one is even more predictable:

During an interview on WABC radio Sunday, top Hamas political adviser Ahmed Yousef said the terrorist group supports Obama’s foreign policy vision.
“We don’t mind–actually we like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election and I do believe he is like John Kennedy, great man with great principle, and he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community but not with domination and arrogance,” Yousef said in response to a question about the group’s willingness to meet with either of the Democratic presidential candidates.

For the record, the Hamas foreign policy vision, includes the following highlights qupted directly from their Charter:

  • Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."

  • "The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. "

  • "There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors."

  • "After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying."

  • Perhaps Senator Obama would care to address these items, particularly #3 --before he makes a plan to engage in any 'vain endeavors'--like diplomacy-- with the group, like fellow Democrat and ex-President Carter?

    Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

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