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March 21, 2005

Lion in Winter

When will winter end? / Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
Image kindly donated by 5500

When will winter end?

It may take me, say, fifty cups of coffee to wake up in the morning, but reading about the Republicans and their newest law applying to one single person gave me enough of a jolt to skip the fiftieth and move straight on into my normal daily routine of awaiting impending doom. Whether or not one agrees with the decision to remove Mrs Schiavo's feeding tube, one must admit that recalling a government and enshrining into law an action that has already had its due process in court and was struck down sets a very dangerous precedent. Tremble in fear, my American cousins ...

Another jolt was provided by an electric little tidbit from the Holy Land.

Separation / Image Hosted by ImageShack.us.
Image kindly donated by Jonathan McIntosh

Why I'm surprised by this I have know idea. Anyone familiar with the peace process on this side of the world knows that "give and take", ie. compromise - and I mean for all sides of the conflict - means "I give a little, and then I take a lot". And Israelis and Palestinians will continue to die over a neighbourhood here, a house there ...