Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Land of Smiles Update

Things are pretty much business as usual here in Thailand.  The red shirt's allies in parliament, the Peau Thai party, have declared their intention to impeach the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister over alleged security law violations. 

They will have almost as much success as if the Republicans decided to attempt to impeach President Obama next week.  Actually that's not entirely accurate.  Impeaching the President which would require his own party to turn on him, while impeaching the PM may only require his coalition partners to turn on him.  While the later has a greater chance of happening, almost certainly neither will.  And for the record, I am not calling for the impeachment of the President (or the Thai PM for that matter), nor am I claiming that he has done something to merit impeachment.  It was simply an example.  I know the people who typically read my blog (all three of you) understand this, but in case "impeach" and "Obama" bring in some foaming at the mouth type (from either the right or left), I just want to make it clear. 

And let me clear something else up.  While I generally vote Republican, and am certainly not a big fan of the President's policies, the birthers are an embarrassment; largely to themselves.  I'm not going to go into the fact that his birth certificate had been released, and that it is beyond belief that his mother would have had the foresight to place a false birth announcement in a Hawaii newspaper shortly after his birth in order to preserve his chances to become the president of the U.S.  (okay, if it was John Kerry, I might have believed it was contrived ;0).  My argument is simply two words: Hillary Clinton.  The rumors of this came out before the Democratic nomination was decided.  Love them or hate them, the Clintons are adept political players, and are certainly willing to play hardball to win.  If there was any truth to this whole birther crap, Hillary Clinton would have made sure it came out, and she would be the President today. 

Okay, back to Thailand.  The emergency decree was lifted in Chiang Mai and a few provinces in the north.  It is still in effect in a number of areas, including Bangkok and Nonthaburi.  It doesn't really have much of an affect on every day life; in fact, if I didn't read that it was still in effect, I wouldn't know.

Five of the red shirt leaders facing terrorism charges are attempting to get released on 2 million baht bail each.  They are appealing the criminal court's rejection of their bail request. 

1 comment:

Preston said...

Poor little Birthers (still in denial about their losses), but our Judges will continue to smack down the crazies .

To all the birthers in La, La Land, it is on you to prove to all of us that your assertion is true (TOUGH WHEN YOU KEEP LOSING CASES), if there are people who were there and support your position then show us the video (everyone has a price), either put up or frankly shut-up. I heard Orly Taitz, is selling a tape (I think it’s called “Money, Lies and Video tape”). She is from Orange County, CA, now I know what the mean when they say “behind the Orange Curtain”, when they talk about Orange County, the captial of Conspiracy Theories.

You know Obama has a passport, he travel abroad before he was a Senator, but I guess they were in on it.
In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme of clans; the Baggers, Birthers and Blowhards (people who love to push their beliefs on others while trying to take away the rights of those they just hate) and that’s who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win in November. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”.

I wonder if Orly Taitz, is a mail order bride, just like her law degree? She is perfect reporter material for “Fake News”, where unfounded rumors and innuendo reign supreme, unlike a our US courts of law. The way our courts work is that you get a competent lawyer, verifiable facts and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked lies, then, and only then, you proceed to trial. The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so called facts that they present. Let’s face it no one will go along with you until you guys win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. A lawyer, dentist, realtor and black belt, WOW I must say a JACK of all trades master of none.

I heard that Orly Taitz, now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC), she wants to re-establish a family values party, good luck with that.

We won the election and now these sore losers will continue to spew their hate with lies.