Life as I know it… plus commentary


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There’s a movie that came out waaaaay back in 1959 called The Mouse That Roared.  It was one of those movies you’d see playing on Saturday afternoon on TV on channel 9 when you were a kid.  The plot is basically this… The Duchy of Grand Fenwick decides that the only way to get out of their economic woes is to declare war on the United States, lose and accept foreign aid. They send an invasion force to New York (armed with longbows) which arrives during a nuclear drill that has cleared the streets.   In the ensuing mixup, the little country accidentally wins their war against the US.

I can’t help but think of the parallels between that movie and the situation now wth North Korea.  Essentially they made a big noise about having nuclear weapons, held their breath and stomped their feet, and now are getting a $300 million financial aid package.  This drives me crazy that the US continues to pay this kind of money out while people at home starve, go homeless, can’t find work, can’t afford decent medical care or even forced to use dial up.


Written by arnold

February 13, 2007 at 10:02 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. That doll is hilarious!!!!! OMG!!!!


    February 13, 2007 at 10:44 am

  2. Yeah. I was laughing when i saw that on the net. I think it’s from the South Park guys’ movie.


    February 13, 2007 at 12:39 pm

  3. I’m ronery.

    (OK, that makes no sense if you haven’t seen the movie.)

    NOT DIAL UP! OMG, will the inhumanity never cease????

    Peggy C

    February 14, 2007 at 9:10 am

  4. See. Peggy knows what I’m saying. Dial up = Torture.


    February 14, 2007 at 6:18 pm

  5. It strikes me that if you have nuclear weapons and no food your priorities are a bit out of whack. I agree with you, why can’t we feed the hungry who don’t have nuclear weapons before we start throwing aid to those who do.


    February 14, 2007 at 9:25 pm

  6. I agree that spending money HERE is a far better idea. However, let’s not forget that we HAVE a great deal of wonderful programs to combat poverty.

    And dial up DOES = torture!!!!


    February 15, 2007 at 9:25 am

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