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2006-07-05 - 11:07 a.m.

Checked out the blog of Gordon Dillow. If you remember, he's a reporter for the OC Register who went back to Iraq to file reports.

Well, it seems the Register's insurance won't allow him to post. Here's the link.

I would have thought that the insurance problems would have been worked out before Dillow went out there. Maybe they are concerned about him giving away information...enemy troop placement and such.

Dillow was in Vietnam, and he's been an embedded reporter in Iraq TWICE. I think he'd know what not to say.

Well, I hope he's okay.


Speaking of the war: The Hollywood weirdos are at it again. They are protesting the war in Iraq...which is fine. That's their right, which a lot of people have fought and died for. They are doing it with a "rolling hunger strike". This means that one person - say, Sean Penn - doesn't eat for 24 hours. Then he hands off the "hunger strike" off to another person. Here's the link to the story.

I always thought a hunger strike protest was meant to be a real sacrifice in the name of a political belief. Aren't they willing to put their lives on the line for a cause? Oh, wait...these are the same folks who said they'd leave the US if George W. Bush got elected. We're still waiting for that. Could it be all about...headlines? Nah.

There's a group of protesters set up outside the White House. They have also announced a fast, with one woman saying she is "putting her life on the line by not eating until the United States withdraws from Iraq". Problem is, the U.S. not expected to fully be gone from Iraq for another couple of years.

I don't think she'll make it...the hunger strike, I mean. She's certainly within her rights to try.

But it seems to me that, whenever liberals announce a hunger strike, it never lasts. There's never any reports of deaths, or forced feeding. They just go back to eating. Or did I miss a report somewhere?


Oh yeah - the Angels won, 14-6. Cabrera got his 61st on-base.

It was a great game.


Well, enough of that. Hope you all made it back intact from your Fourth celebrations.

Be seeing you.


2 comments so far

Brin - 2006-07-05 14:13:25 -
Seems to me I also recall seeing a twist on the classic threat of a hunger strike. Al Sharpton had his knickers in a twist about something a few years back and threatened mankind with something called a 'soup fast'. Yeah, right. Whatever.


Bob - 2006-07-07 04:50:13 -
Hey, maybe the 'we'll leave the country in protest' crowd can do a rolling version, so, like, they fly to France for a weekend, and that counts.


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