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Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Ron Paul made a speech recently to the U.S. House of Representatives.

I think it was a very good speech.

Here's the text:

Before the U.S. House of Representatives February 6, 2007

It's a bad idea.

There's no need for it.

There's great danger in doing it.

America is against it, and Congress should be.

The United Nations is against it.

The Russians, the Chinese, the Indians, and the Pakistanis are against it.

The whole world is against it.

Our allies are against it.

Our enemies are against it.

The Arabs are against it.

The Europeans are against it.

The Muslims are against it.

We don't need to do this.

The threat is overblown.

The plan is an hysterical reaction to a problem that does not yet exist.

Hysteria is never a good basis for foreign policy.

Don't we ever learn?

Have we already forgotten Iraq?

The plan defies common sense.

If it's carried out, the Middle East, and possibly the world, will explode.

Oil will soar to over $100 a barrel, and gasoline will be over $5 a gallon.

Despite what some think, it won't serve the interests of Israel.

Besides – it's illegal.

It's unconstitutional.

And you have no moral authority to do it.

We don't need it.

We don't want it.

So, Mr. President, don't do it.

Don't bomb Iran!

The moral of the story, Mr. Speaker, is this: if you don't have a nuke, we'll threaten to attack you. If you do
have a nuke, we'll leave you alone. In fact, we'll probably subsidize you. What makes us think Iran does not understand this?

February 14, 2007

Dr. Ron Paul is a Republican member of Congress from Texas.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

On the Garments from Yesterdays - Part 1

For those of you who were amused by the pink pants I wore fishing when I was 8 or 9, I'm pleased to be able to present to you this picture featuring a ten-year old me as ...

... the Rainbow Warrior.

Yes, your eyes do not deceive you. That is me - top right - wearing a rainbow shirt that my mother made for me. From a pattern for a girl's shirt. This is a girl's shirt. It has a flattering boatneck neckline that nicely emphasized my bronzed collarbone.

My mother was big on us having matching outfits that stood out. I am guessing part of the motivation was these zany clothes made us easier to find in a crowd, I guess. We had one other one set of outfits that was all checkered red tablecloth looking garments. It included both shirts and headbands.

One of my favorite things about this, thinking back, is that I actually really liked my rainbow shirt. I remember wanting to wear it often. But eventually I couldn't bring myself to wear it any more.

It was a girl's shirt.