After Vince gets picked up by a pretty girl…
Turtle: “Man, I’d give my nuts to be that guy for a day”
Drama:: “What would be the use if you didn’t have any nuts? Would you then be hoping you had vince’s nuts?”
I don’t understand all these armchair generals calling for some kind of US intervention in Libya. First of all, one could argue that it is exactly this sort of mentality that gets us so much hate around the world (especially the arab world). Second of all, given our economic situation, it is nowhere near sensible to spend millions of dollars interfering in the internal affairs of an african country with 5 million people.
Now, if there really are concrete gains (diplomatically), I have nothing against soft measures such as economic sanctions and the like. But direct military intervention including the supply of arms to the opposition, establishing no-fly zones or just straight up war is just not warranted in this case.
What is really funny, and the reason we know this is nothing more than political posturing by conservatives in the US, is that those who are calling for intervention are the same sort of people who consider the idea of internationalism anathema to US interests. These are the same folks who are cutting foreign aid funds from the US budget. Its unreasonable and selfish to only be interested in intervening when it comes to war and not peace.
A French parliamentary hearing called to discuss the worsening nuclear crisis in Japan has been suspended in uproar - in a spat over a parked car.
As ministers outlined France’s response to the explosions, part-meltdowns and radiation leaks at Fukushima nuclear plant, independent member of parliament Maxime Gremetz stormed into the committee room to complain his car was blocked.
“That’s enough! This is unworthy!” science committee chairman Claude Birraux protested, amid shouts from MPs, enraged by the timing of the interruption.
After disrupting the hearing - screened on live television - for a second time, Gremetz was ordered to get the car registration number. Committee chairman Birraux told him:
With Japanese people risking their lives today, don’t come here and be a pain in the neck with your story about badly parked cars.
Energy minister Eric Besson said he was sure the offending vehicle did not belong either to him, or Environment Minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, telling the committee:
If it was either of our cars, I am sure the chauffeurs would be sitting in the front.” —A comical, almost farcical, exchange in a french parliament hearing called to discuss the nuclear meltdown in Japan. France, of course, gets 90% of its total energy from nuclear power.