Agreed. Kandyce is correct. But that doesn't also mean that Riverdaughter shouldn't attempt to take some accountability for her actions.
The other big thing in the e-mails is the question of when is Myiqis2x going to let Riverdaughter have it?
I don't think he will. They're on opposite sides of the fence on this and he does toy with her but I don't think he's going to come out an insult her.
I would recommend his "So what are you gonna do about it?" if you haven't read it already.
And check out Bob Somerby's piece today but focus on the section on Eugene Robinson:
When it comes to Sarah Palin, there’s a great deal which can be criticized. That said, we were surprised to see Robinson play the “blood libel” card, because he himself had used the term in a “metaphoric” way on MSNBC, just two years ago (see THE DAILY HOWLER, 1/13/11).
Yesterday afternoon, Robinson had an on-line Q-and-A about this column. We wondered if someone would ask him about this rather puzzling matter. It may well be that someone did—but if so, it wasn’t one of the questions Robinson chose to publish and answer.
No one mentioned Robinson’s use of the term as the pundits battered Palin last night. You see, MSNBC works from antique tribal logic: For thee, but not for me.It's too much for Riverdaughter to grasp. Which is a real shame because Eugene Robinson stretching the truth to slime Palin? He did the same to Hillary Clinton in 2008. It's too much for Riverdaughter, it's all too much for her. I expect to read a note soon "Gone on education sabbatical. Will be back with tutor."
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
While the US continues sending troops to Iraq, Sweden continues forcibly deporting Iraqis. DPA reports, "Swedish police Wednesday briefly detained 25 activists who attempted to block the entrance to an asylum centre to prevent a pending repatriation of some 20 Iraqi refugees. About 50 activists took part in the protest, police said. The Iraqi asylum seekers were taken to Stockholm's Arlanda Airport." Iraq is not safe and the United Nations has repeatedly called out forced deportations. Yesterday in Geneva, UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming stated:
UNHCR is very concerned by reports that Sweden plans to send around 25 Iraqis back to Baghdad tomorrow, Wednesday 19th January. We understand that a number of those scheduled for return belong to religious and ethnic groups targeted by violence in Iraq. They, and others slated for return, appear to have profiles that would warrant protection under the 1951 Refugee Convention or the European Union's Qualification Directive.
We are troubled that our advice, including on the situation of minorities in Iraq, is not sufficiently taken into account by Sweden when reviewing negative decisions that were made in 2008 and 2009. We believe that the recent deterioration in the situation of minorities in Iraq has not been adequately taken into account.
UNHCR has frequently appealed to states to ensure that asylum applicants originating from Iraq's central governorates of Baghdad, Diyala, Ninewa and Salah-al-Din, as well as from Kirkuk province, benefit from international protection in the form of refugee status under the 1951 Convention or another form of protection depending on the circumstances of the case. We understand that many of those being returned on Wednesday come from these areas.
Our position reflects the volatile security situation and the still high level of prevailing violence, security incidents, and human rights violations taking place in these parts of Iraq. UNHCR considers that serious – including indiscriminate – threats to life, physical integrity or freedom resulting from violence or events seriously disturbing public order are valid reasons for international protection.
UNHCR offices in Syria, Jordan and Turkey have recently registered a number of Iraqi refugees who left Iraq after they have been forcibly returned by European countries. One Christian man fled again after he narrowly escaped an attack on a church in Baghdad in October 2010, shortly after being sent back by Sweden. We are pleased that Sweden has now agreed to re-admit him.
Reasons to protest when Tony Blair is recalled to give evidence to the Iraq Inquiry on 21 January:
- What happened last time Tony Blair appeared at the Iraq Inquiry
- My Iraq war crimes - the missing chapter from Tony Blair's book
- Tony Blair - war criminal running scared of protests
- Dear Tony Blair... Former UN assistant secretary Hans von Sponeck writes
- Iraq Inquiry: Normalising an epic crime by John Pilger
- Money, money, money... It just keeps rolling in for Tony Blair
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