Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Proverbial Snippets

These are some nuggets from the recent news that I've been saving up for just such a beautiful morning.

Like is attracted to like, they say. It must be, because the latest to enter the embargo fray is Serbia with its own stellar record of observing human rights. The resolution calling for an end to the embargo was carried by the party that ruled Serbia with Milosevic. Need I say more? Well, I will. Apparently they're peeved we're supporting Kosovo's bid for independence. Read it here.

A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse probably covers the comments of U.N. Special Rapporteur Jean Ziegler, who claims "communist-run Cuba had the best record among developing countries in ensuring no one went hungry." Of course, that's probably because Cuba is the only one of these countries working backward in time. Things have got to be pretty bad when even this apologist for the cause sees the need for reform. Oh, that puts him right in line with Raul's line. Gee.

When you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. Heard this morning that Yahoo Ceo Yang is going to be grilled by Congress. Yahoo turned over customer files to the Chinese government, landing a dissident in jail for ten years. Apparently, it has hurt Yang personally, not as much as it has hurt the dissident, I'd venture. Lawsuit pending. An article for some background here.

The truth is stranger than fiction. You're driving down the road when all of a sudden, BAM! What is it? No, it's not a chunk of concrete thrown from an overpass by teenage hooligans. It's.... a cow? That's exactly what happened to Charles and Linda Everson. Having experienced a similar incident with an 8 ounce Cuban (I'm not lying) tree frog leaping onto my windshield in the dark, I can empathize with Mr. Everson, whose response to the encounter with the 600lb cow was reported to be "I don't believe this." Get the details here.

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