The Kensington Review

9 May 2007

Latest Commentary: Volume VI, Number 56
Six Fools Held in Fort Dix Plot -- Six not-terribly clever men have been detained by the US authorities on suspicion that they were going to attack the US military base at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Their aim was allegedly to “kill as many soldiers as possible.” According to Tony Snow, the White House spokesman, “They are not charged with being members of an international terrorism organization. At least at this point, there is no evidence that they received direction from international terror organizations.” No, these are merely Al-Qaeda wannabes. The US remains free of the real thing.

Stormont Assembly Takes Over (Again) in Northern Ireland -- The Reverend Ian Paisley took the oath of office yesterday as First Minister of Northern Ireland and Martin McGuinness made a similar oath as his Deputy First Minister. Reverend Paisley, of course, is the octogenarian hard-core Protestant leader who has been a huge obstacle to anything resembling peace in the province for longer than most Ulstermen have been alive. Mr. McGuinness is the ex-chief-of-staff of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, and consequently, a terrorist and murderer. Yet somehow, these two men are the heralds of a new future for Northern Ireland. A quick check of the thermometer won’t prove that Hell has frozen over, but rumor has it that Lucifer has begun bidding up natural gas prices and installed central heat.

Senate Preserves Oligopoly for Drug Companies -- American business loves to talk about competition in the free market. However, when it comes to having to compete, a great many companies run to Congress for protection from the marketplace. Thus, the drug companies had their gang in the US Senate shoot down a legal provision that would allow US citizens to buy prescription drugs outside the US and import them. This is socialism for the rich, and it’s plain un-American.

Litigants, not US Legal System, are the Problem -- The trouble with any system that involves human beings is, well, human beings. They aren’t perfect, they aren’t terribly rational, and in a great many cases, they’re plain stupid. When someone manages to idiot-proof something, along come tougher idiots. As proof, this journal offers a few current legal cases.

© Copyright 2007 by The Kensington Review, Jeff Myhre, PhD, Editor. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written consent. Produced using Fedora Linux.


Comprehensive Media Web Directory

WWW Kensington Review



Contact us

Back Issues