Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Whither France?

From The Last Amazon: Gallic Intifada gives way to Islamic Vichy Government
It should be taken as a given that France has fallen when even Le Pen's National Front has joined the Islamists. Furthemore, we are fooling only ourselves as long as we continue to preceive France as part of the Western Alliance.
She also gives us a "Canary In The Coal Mine" update. Quoting from a linked article:
Anti-Semitic incidents have proliferated in France in recent times, but the news seldom makes it across the Atlantic and when it does, it must still fight to be heard above the constant melodrama of constant trivia. A Jewish sports club in Toulouse attacked with Molotov cocktails; in Bondy, 15 men beat up members of a Jewish soccer team with metal bars and sticks; the bus that takes Jewish children to school in Aubervilliers attacked thrice in the past 14 months, synagogues in Strasbourg and Marseilles and a Jewish school in Creteil firebombed in recent weeks; in Toulouse, a gunman opened fire -- all ignored in the mainstream media in the U.S. The metropolitan Paris police tabulated 10 to 12 anti-Jewish incidents per day in the past 30 days throughout the country.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Future Of The Republican Party, Part 2

From The Minneapolis Star Tribune: Sium: He's for Bush, the war,smaller government
Obi Sium, an enthusiastic Eritrean immigrant,says he is running, in part, as a way of saying thank you to America.
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He became the top paid civil servant in the country.

He left, he said, because of political pressures at home, threats to his life because he refused to take bribes, and his desire to visit the United States.

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Sium had no political affiliation when he became a U.S. citizen. At first he signed on with the DFL, attending party caucuses in 1988 and 1990.

He soon started noticing that many of his views, such as his anti-abortion position, were at odds with fellow Democrats. His votes on candidates and issues, he found, tilted more Republican than Democrat. So he switched parties.

"I found I had a liking or a kinship with the Republican Party even before I joined it," Sium said. "We had the same values, so why shouldn't I join the Republican Party?"
Obi Sium For Congress