Skip to comments.Ross Mackenzie: Random Walk – Sex, Politics, Religion, Terrorism, & No Apologies
Posted on 02/23/2005 7:41:11 PM PST by quidnunc
A random walk among issues currently in the news .
Let's hear it for the UN. The place is rife with scandal involving not only SecGen Kofi Annan's son Kojo, but possibly Kofi himself. Plus these: (1) allegations of sexual harassment leading to the resignation of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees; (2) corruption in the UN-overseen oil-for-food program that evidently allowed Saddam Hussein to circumvent sanctions against Iraqi oil and enabled Saddam to siphon perhaps $12 billion for himself; and (3) charges of prostitution, pedophilia, and rape on the part of UN "peacekeeping" troops in Congo. No wonder the U.S., the UN's principal financial backer, exhibits a growing reluctance to keep shelling out.
So Prince Charles is going to wed his mistress, Camilla Parker Bowles things between the two of them apparently having hotted up shortly after they met at a polo match about 30 years ago when she said: "My great-grandmother was your great-great-grandfather's mistress, so how about it?" Question: Which marriage is the more bizarre the latest in Britain's marvelously dysfunctional royalty, or the impending wedding of Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau? The two met in Seattle in 1996 she a 34-year-old teacher and mother of four, he her 12-year-old student. Since then, she has served two terms for sex with him, and they have produced two children. With Mary Kay now 43 and Vili having reached the age of full majority at last, the two will wed about a week after the ceremony uniting the two British lovers he 56, she 57.
How on earth can there be any argument against House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner's bill to crack down on the ability of illegal aliens to obtain and use driver's licenses?
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