On Honduras

UPDATED:

Senator Kerry gives government a bad name as he (who should have visited Honduras long ago) disallows a trip by Senator DeMint until/unless DeMint agrees to ok a couple of posts for Obama.
The article doesn’t say what DeMint’s problem is with these 2 people, but this is is straight out quid pro quo. (not playing nice)

Good news from the US Government:

OAS consensus on how to handle the Honduran crisis fell apart this week when the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Bahamas and Peru proposed dropping Zelaya’s return to power as a precondition for legitimate elections.

And finally, LaGringa notes that while removing Zelaya from the country might not have been legal, the courts IN Honduras are determining this AND based on what has happened since then, it probably was the only decent thing that could be done to save lives.
She also notes:

Please also remember that Hugo Chávez threatened invasion of Honduras even before June 28. This was reported in local news as well. While it is easy to dismiss Chávez as a blustering buffoon in the US or Europe, it isn’t so easy when you are his target and you a small country with a huge unprotected border, relatively weak defenses, and apparently not another friend in the world. Neither the UN or the OAS chastised Chávez for his threats against Honduras.

Read that again. I know you skimmed it.

Please also remember that Hugo Chávez threatened invasion of Honduras even before June 28. This was reported in local news as well. While it is easy to dismiss Chávez as a blustering buffoon in the US or Europe, it isn’t so easy when you are his target and you a small country with a huge unprotected border, relatively weak defenses, and apparently not another friend in the world. Neither the UN or the OAS chastised Chávez for his threats against Honduras.

Update: DeMint made it to Honduras with a little help from Mitch McConnell and the Defense Dept.

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) denounced Kerry’s move on the Senate floor and sought the intervention of the minority leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). The Republican leader appealed to the Defense Department to provide an aircraft for DeMint’s trip and the Pentagon agreed to do so, according to the South Carolina senator’s office.

Excellent. Of course…..

There had to be denouncers..

Six US House democratic leaders sent a letter to the president of the Honduran Congress today warning that the Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) delegation to Honduras did not represent the views of the White House or Congress.

Swine Flu

My heart went out to this fellow and his family this morning.

23 year old man in the service. Gets sick one day and 10 days later he’s dead. (funny how the example the NYTimes uses in a story titled “Swine Flu Spreading Widely; Worry over Pregnant Women” uses a young and not pregnant man.)

Scientists at the disease centers also looked at lung samples from 77 fatal swine flu cases and found that in about a third of the cases, the patient had died not from flu alone, but from bacteria that infiltrate when flu inflames the lungs.

How can it be that we can’t nurse someone through the flu? What is killing them?

Turns out in many cases it’s bacteria in the lungs. Perhaps because we keep creating superbacteria by killing all the good ones? (Streptococcus pneumoniae is common, is found in HIN1 victims and is becoming resistant) Me – down on antibacterial anything.

What’s wrong with Government

It’s job is to create laws.

If a law is created and it’s not being followed and no one believes it ever will be, what is the answer?

Create another law.

In LA there is a bill up to protect consumers against mortgage counselors.
So you go to a mortgage counselor. He/she promises to re-negotiate your mortgage to something affordable if only you’ll pay him/her X. You do. Three months later you find your house has been sold.
That’s just plain fraud

But since some mortgage counselors continue on this road, the CA govt wants to create a new law to outlaw it.