Saturday, April 30, 2005

Why Worry About A Little Corruption?

Thank goodness the West defeated communism back in the 80's. Had we not, Europe might never have been released from the hideous grip of government corruption.

I am especially fond of this passage:
From the fixing of parking tickets to pillaging big public-housing contracts, it's hard to escape the ultimate conclusion: that graft and political corruption are as close to the heart of Europe's vision of itself as its rosy dreams for the future-the euro, an ever-larger Union, a superpower's role in the world. Certainly, that will be the case in the absence of any public outcry. "As long as the state can deliver," says economist Patrick McCarthy, "a fairly sophisticated electorate takes corruption for granted, assuming that when politicians can steal they will steal." And like the communist bureaucrats who once painted glowing pictures of the Leuna refinery, they will let the poison seep deeply, destructively into their lives.
A "fairly sophisticated electorate"? Complacent, yes, sophisticated - uh, no.

Stuffed and Mounted

CDC has recently issued new information on health and obesity. Ladies, here is one more reason to send him out to Krispy Kreme to pick up another dozen.

A Fitting Tribute to the Canadian Prime Minister

As a tribute to our courageous Prime Minister Paul Martin, please join me below in mounting an online campaign to permanently rename Sussex Drive in Ottawa to Samesex Drive. The Liberal Party of Canada, and Paul Martin in particular have shown great leadership on the issue of equal marriage rights. What could be better than to proudly demonstrate to all the other world leaders Canada's progressive attitude and bold championing of human rights than to make this change.

Bravo Mr. Martin!