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November 08, 2006

It's not time to cut and run...

...but it's probably time to re-examine our involvement in the sobering light of post-election morn.

Why are we still there?
· Every morning there are newspaper reports of increasing numbers of deaths; every evening there is film footage of death and destruction.

Why are we still there?
· We occupied this land by force and it has caused us nothing but trouble.

Why are we still there?
· Many of our finest young people go there and never come back.

Why are we still there?
· The government is unstable and the leadership vacillating.

Why are we still there?
· Many of the people are, from any rational perspective, uncivilized.

Why are we still there?
· The place is infested with mutually-hostile religious sects whose actions defy understanding.

Why are we still there?
· The inhabitants' folkways, foods and fads are unfathomable to ordinary Americans.

Why are we still there?
· We can't even secure the borders.

Why are we still there?
· The place is billions of dollars in debt and it will cost billions more to rebuild it, which we can't afford.

Why are we still there?
· It is becoming abundantly clear -- we must let California find it's *own* destiny…


Heh. Tip o' the tam to Obie.

Comments on It's not time to cut and run...
ry briefed on November 8, 2006 04:33 AM

Since I escapedfrom California does that mean I can write books about the gulags and re-education camps that exist there for Reader's Digest now, Unca Bill?

seawitch briefed on November 8, 2006 05:35 AM

LOL.

cw4(ret)billt briefed on November 8, 2006 07:18 AM

ry - Don't forget to add your participation in the WMD program, researching that deadly poison, dihydrogen monoxide.

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate!

Cricket briefed on November 8, 2006 07:55 AM

Ahhhhhhhnuld is baaaaack. Jingling all the way...

Cricket briefed on November 8, 2006 07:58 AM

And what part of the Golden State did you escape from? I fled the Central Coast...but not without some reluctance. I like 75 degree weather in the summer and barely 50s in the winter. I loved Carmel and Pacific Grove. And politically, the moonbats weren't as rampant in spite of Leon Panetta.

Barb briefed on November 8, 2006 05:18 PM

Ah, yes - escaping from California. Did that in '97 - go visit little Sis now and again to remember what REALLY bad traffic is like (not the fake traffic they have here in Seattle), and to get my Disneyland fix. If I could only find a place the moonbats of Seattle would like to move to, I'd buy them all tickets, cause I love the scenery here.
Then again, it does rain a bit sometimes. As you can see in this pic Notice the road surface diving under the water, which is a flooded valley floor. Also notice the top of the bridge over the actual river in the distance ;-)

cw4(ret)billt briefed on November 8, 2006 06:11 PM

Hi, Brab -- that pic looked like the Delaware as viewed from my 'hood this past spring, except there aren't enough trees or bobbing rooftops in your photo.

Admit it -- you miss Hurricane Season...

Cricket briefed on November 8, 2006 07:20 PM

Brab, we were stationed at Fort Lewis about ten years ago. I remember driving south to CA one season...for six hundred miles from Tacoma to northern CA it was raining. I was never so glad to see Santa Cruz and the sunny blue skies over Monterey Bay.

I do miss the weather on the Left Coast. Too bad the moonbats have ruined it for us normals.

Barb briefed on November 8, 2006 10:55 PM

I don't actually miss the weather in SoCal - Washington suits me fine. I don't mind drizzles, and I love the evergreens and the mountains, rivers and lakes. So I just smile when it rains, and call it Liquid Sunshine ;-)

cw4(ret)billt briefed on November 9, 2006 07:12 AM

So I just smile when it rains, and call it Liquid Sunshine

So, that's not a tan you're sporting -- it's rust...

Barb briefed on November 9, 2006 10:59 PM

Rusty? I guess that means I need to be oiled. Hmmm - that sounds like fun!

Daniel briefed on November 10, 2006 10:34 PM

I can't wait to leave Monterey and go back to San Diego.

james smith briefed on November 12, 2006 02:41 AM

They simply do their duty - killing people so they can pay their college. Spreading democracy and wiping out the terrorism and the anarchy.

Barb briefed on November 12, 2006 04:15 PM

How nice to see the brain-dead leaving comments without reading the posts. *sheesh* Get a clue Mr. Smith, or whatever your name is.