So today is the 41st anniversary of Prague Spring. Around my house growing up I had heard alot about it in snippets. It became the subject of family gatherings (especially after the adults got into drinking a bit) - to me it is a somewhat distant event that although is a huge part of my family never directly affected me.
So it was interesting that my mother decided to finally write the experience down in first person form. I read it and it made it more real to me and definitely made it make sense to me on a more personal level.
Take a few minutes and have a look at her Prague Spring Memories.
Pretty crazy stuff and pretty turbulent time.Continue reading
Ari Fliescher went at it with Chris Matthews yesterday. I think Chris Matthews is right, 9/11 did happen on George Bush's watch and for Ari to say Matthews should be ashamed to point that out is ridiculous. The fact is the biggest terrorist attack in US history did happen on Bush's watch and there are numerous additional facts showing that the Bush Administration failed horribly in ignoring consistent and persistent warnings about an imminent attack.
The deregulation of Wall Street which admittedly began under Bill Clinton was accelerated by the Bush administration which is one of the major factors in the global economic crisis - which I think is going to be a long and deep recession.
Ari Fliescher does make some good points and some stupid points.
If the US gets attacked on Barack Obama's watch then yeah you would be able and justified to say that! That's an idiotic statement by Ari Fliescher. This is a great back and forth!Continue reading
Check this out. Take a bit of a break and please all of my American friends realize that we all survived through 8 years of the most idiotic president in the history of the United States. As a die hard Canadian and one who is a Conservative Liberal (go figure) it's not a partisan comment. George Bush is simply an idiot no matter if you are Liberal or Conservative. Please watch this and argue otherwise:
God Bless Barack Obama.Continue reading