Thursday, October 28, 2004

Kudos to the BoSox...


know that there were a lot of skeptical people, but after they beat the Yankers four in a row, I knew they were going to win the world series. I mean, we're talking about a feat that has NEVER been done in baseball history. So when the Red Sox did it, you know they had something special. So congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, baseball World Champions.

In other developments...

Flu Cruise...


lu season will soon be on us. I think it is imperative to get a flu shot. I hate getting the flu. Then I heard on TV last night that in Seattle, someone is running a "flu cruise". For $105, you can get on a ferry to Victoria Island or Vancouver, cross national boundaries at sea, and receive Canadian flu shots. This is outrageous. Don't these people know how dangerous Canadian pharmeceutical products can be?!?

In the second debate, Bush questioned Canadian drugs.

QUESTIONER: Mr. President, why did you block the reimportation of safer and inexpensive drugs from Canada which would have cut 40 to 60 percent off of the cost?

BUSH: I haven't yet. Just want to make sure they're safe. When a drug comes in from Canada, I want to make sure it cures you and doesn't kill you.

Bush said we need to check the pharmaceuticals being imported to the US to protect the people. This suggests that there is a high degree of possibility of contamination. I guess Bush really is concerned about protecting the nation. You know, there are all kinds of terrorists working in Canadian pharmaceutical companies. Of course, if that isn't what he's talking about, then isn't he kinda insulting our neighbors to the north by suggesting that their drugs need to be tested by us? That we don't trust them? to the point where we cannot import them? Or is it just a ruse to protect the pharmeceutical companies?

In the debate, Bush and Cheney gave Kerry and Edwards a lot of grief about them not respecting the Iraqis because of their statements of US involvement/casualties in Iraq which did not include Iraqi soldiers. While Kerry and Edwards were referring to the multinational group of soldiers sans Iraqis, Bush-Cheney misrepresented them by insisting they disregarded the sacrifices of the Iraqis.

But forget about misrepresentation. What about the 50 Iraqi soldier trainees who died over the weekend. These are soldiers under US training. Why were they not adequately protected? Is it not the responsibility of the US military to protect them in a dangerous area while they are still in training? Is this not an insult to the Iraqi? An insult that far exceeds anything Kerry might have said?

I must admit that I don't consider Kerry the best of options, but I'm willing to give him a chance. 20 years in the Senate must count for something. I already know what Bush can do, I don't need to be convinced any further...

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