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Thursday, December 27, 2007

In Memoriam: Benazir Bhutto

The two-time prime minister of Pakistan, the first and only woman to lead that country, has been killed in a suicide attack in Rawalpindi while leaving a rally.

Elections were scheduled for January 8, and Ms. Bhutto and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif (deposed in 1999 by current President Pervez Musharraf) were the leaders of the most successful opposition coalition in Pakistan.

It is not known if the elections will be held as planned, or delayed (or canceled).

UPDATED: Huck-a-wannabee opens his mouth, and his fans are already making excuses. OMFnG! Just shut up, man. Shut up, shut up, shut up.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This attack merely corroborates my opinion explaining why we have troops in Iran and Afghanistan. Our soldiers are in harm's way over there to keep those crazy bastards from coming over here and putting us in harm's way.

If there is divine justice in this universe, the bomber did not get his seventy-two virgins. Rather, he is in an uncomfortable, unpleasant corner of purgatory to reflect upon the error of his ways. If he did get his virgins, I hope every one has a headache.

When Huckabee chatters, I don't listen. I've no use foe Baptist ministers. You don't have to listen either.
Scott, aka Scotius

December 27, 2007 8:18 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Right you are.

(Read Melanie’s witty comment – a sure cure for the Hucka-heebie-jeebies!)

Yeah, we’ve got more important things to worry about – such as how all this will affect our relations with the Soviet Union!


December 28, 2007 10:57 AM  
Blogger breakerslion said...

Pakistan now has a most praiseworthy martyr. I hate politics, especially the kind of politics that seems to happen every time the US tries to fix its past mistakes in the Middle-East.

December 30, 2007 7:46 PM  
Blogger Rev. Barking Nonsequitur said...

Cant wait til he is pres - then we can call him the "Huckster".

January 02, 2008 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Huckabee??? Perish the thought!!! Baptist ministers would gag a buzzard off a dead horse.

January 02, 2008 8:27 PM  
Blogger Tequila Mockingbird said...


January 04, 2008 2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I may not pay much mind to what Huckabee has to say, but evidently too many people in Iowa did. I hope the folks in NH show better sense.
The good news about Iowa is that Obama whupped up on Hillary. He's the least of several evils in my opinion.

January 04, 2008 11:30 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Yeah, Hilary is not Bhutto, that's for sure. Hilary is a terrible listener! Now she says she "never considered myself a front runner." She's a liar, too.

Pakistani doctors are saying that the government told them to keep quiet about Bhutto's death. Well, what a surprise. I haven't seen the video that purports to contradict the government's (changing) story.

I'm not too optimistic about stability in that area.

But hell, I hope Huckabee gets the Republican nomination! I don't think he has a chance against either Edwards or Obama - but if he got into the White House, maybe Americans would finally get this "nation for Jesus" phase out of their systems.

It seems that GWB is getting an education on global warming/climate change - and Huckabee is backing off of his "I don't believe in evolution" stance. It seems that a theologian is a politician after all.

January 05, 2008 2:14 PM  
Blogger Lui said...

"Our soldiers are in harm's way over there to keep those crazy bastards from coming over here and putting us in harm's way."

Iraq had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks, and the Bush administration knew it.

January 06, 2008 8:03 AM  
Blogger Lui said...

On a completely different note, I finished my first Stephen Jay Gould book today, Kristine! It was "Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin". His elucidation of horse evolution was utterly compelling, as was his defence of the idea that we're still living in the "Age of Bacteria". I don't remember if you ever mentioned it; if you haven't, I highly recommend it. Very beautifully written, though he does go on about baseball a bit too much for my liking.

January 06, 2008 8:16 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

That's great, Lui. I've reread Gould's The Panda's Thumb and Ever Since Darwin, but I never read Full House. I'll have to get to it - but there's so much to read and I'm about to start another semester (although an easier one, all computer geek stuff). Right now I'm reading The Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond.

January 06, 2008 10:36 PM  

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