Sunlit Water

November 28, 2006

With A Golden Track

Filed under: Politics — by teofilo @ 12:57 am

And you thought Florida had problems with election results:

The tension preceding the court’s ruling was palpable, particularly after supporters of losing candidate Jean-Pierre Bemba set fire to the courthouse, but the ruling itself was anticlimactic.

I don’t have anything to add except that you should really be reading Jonathan Edelstein if you want to keep track of what’s happening in the parts of the world that the American media doesn’t generally cover.

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5 Comments »

  1. There’s also the matter of the arms sales and tear gas. Last week, picketers surrounded the American Institute in Taiwan to protest a controversial bill that would authorize billions of dollars for the purchase of American arms. Since Washington’s relationship with China prohibits formal recognition of Taiwan, the headquarters of the AIT—a private organization with State Department ties—serves as a de facto embassy. In parliament, Lee Ao, an eccentric shades-wearing legislator, crashed the committee deciding the bill’s fate, donned a gas mask—and a V for Vendetta mask atop that—and tear-gassed the committee members. As members coughed their way out of the chamber, Lee pledged to maintain his opposition to the costly bill.

    Comment by eb — November 28, 2006 @ 2:17 am |Reply

  2. That comment is a blockquote, in case it isn’t clear (I thought it would show up more clearly than that). I am not a plagiarist.

    Comment by eb — November 28, 2006 @ 2:18 am |Reply

  3. That’s some severely retrograde poetry you’re reading there, teo.

    Comment by LizardBreath — November 28, 2006 @ 9:54 am |Reply

  4. Y’mean this?

    Comment by The Modesto Kid — November 28, 2006 @ 10:13 am |Reply

  5. I was wondering if anyone would get the reference. Obviously I don’t endorse anything in that poem, but I couldn’t resist.

    Comment by teofilo — November 28, 2006 @ 6:27 pm |Reply


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