Posts Tagged ‘North Korea’

Gem of the Week: Brussels Biden

May 29, 2010

Or Belgian Joe, if you prefer. That’s right. Looks like the VP is a really big fan of the capital of Belgium.  (That’s Brussels for any of you who aren’t in the know.)  Earlier this month, the inimitable Vice President gave a speech before the European Union, which is based in Brussels, and said the following:

“As you probably know, some American politicians and American journalists refer to Washington, D.C. as the ‘capital of the free world,’ but it seems to me that in this great city, which boasts 1,000 years of history and which serves as the capital of Belgium, the home of the European Union, and the headquarters for NATO, this city has its own legitimate claim to that title.” 

So yes, ladies and gentlemen, we present to you that great beacon of liberty, that last bastion of freedom: Brussels!  Home of the original Waffle House.  Now, I like my waffles (and sprouts) just as much as the next fellow, but Brussels? The capital of the free world?  I’ve mentioned Biden’s nuttiness before, but now I’m beginning to think he’s been smoking some of the President’s stash.

Anyway, next month Biden plans to celebrate that great capital of world culture: Pyongyang, North Korea.

Another round of Flemish Red please!

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For a related post on this topic, link to:

https://culturecrusader.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/this-universal-healthcare-thing-is-a-big-fing-deal/

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U.N. Says Arizona Immigration Law Violates International “Standards”

May 12, 2010

Hahahahahaha!!!  Aah – Hahahahaha!!!  Aah – Hahahaha!  Aah – Hahahaha!  Ah – Haha–… uh, excuse me.  Just give me one minute.  Let me catch my breath.  Ok, I’m good. 

Six human rights “experts” over at the United Nations said Tuesday that Arizona’s new law on illegal immigration could violate what they say are international “standards” on issues such as discrimination and the terms under which a person can be detained: “A disturbing pattern of legislative activity hostile to ethnic minorities and immigrants has been established with the adoption of an immigration law that may allow for police action targeting individuals on the basis of their perceived ethnic origin,” the experts said, with a straight face. 1

Well, never mind that racial and ethnic profiling are specifically prohibited in the Arizona law.  Let’s just examine some of these international standards when it comes to illegal immigration, shall we?  Here’s a sampling: 

  • If you cross the border illegally in England, you are either immediately deported or jailed.
  • If you cross the border illegally in Germany, you are fined and required to work it off or pay it off.
  • If you cross the border illegally in China, you are deemed a spy and imprisoned indefinitely.
  • If you cross the border illegally in Cuba, you are thrown in jail as a political enemy of the state.
  • If you cross the border illegally in Venezuela, you are deemed a spy and imprisoned indefinitely.
  • If you cross the border illegally in North Korea, you are deemed a spy, imprisoned and sentenced to hard labor.
  • If you cross the border illegally in Saudi Arabia, you are jailed.
  • If you cross the border illegally in Iran, you are detained indefinitely and probably never heard from again.
  • If you cross the border illegally in Afghanistan, you are shot.
  • And if you cross the border illegally in Mexico, you have committed the equivalent of a felony punishable by two years’ imprisonment, or up to ten years’ imprisonment if you are re-entering the country illegally.  Furthermore, Mexico’s National Population Registry tracks and verifies the identity of everyone in Mexico, who must at all times either carry a citizens’ identity card, proper verification of visitor status, or be subject to arrest as an illegal alien. 2  

However, if you cross the border illegally in the United States, you get: a driver’s license, a social security card, a job or welfare or both, food stamps, subsidized rent or housing, free healthcare, free tuition, all government documents translated into your language, and you also get to proudly wave your country’s flag in protest of the very country that has given you all of the above for not giving you even more.

I must say those guys over at the U.N. sure have a great sense of humor!  But now that I think about it, maybe the U.N. is right.  Maybe Arizona and the rest of the United States should make every effort to adopt illegal immigration laws that are more in conformity with international standards.

The border between North and South Korea

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Footnotes:

Fn. 1:  For full article, click here:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/05/11/human-rights-experts-say-arizona-immigration-law-violate-international/

Fn. 2: Mexico, along with two delegates from the United States, one from Pakistan, one from Kenya, and one from Costa Rica, sits on the six-member panel of United Nations “experts” that opined on the Arizona immigration law.

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For more great stuff on the United Nations, click here:

https://culturecrusader.wordpress.com/2010/05/02/gem-of-the-week-u-n-elects-iran-to-commission-on-women%e2%80%99s-rights-seriously/

Gem of the Week: U.N. Elects Iran to Commission on Women’s Rights (Seriously!)

May 2, 2010

The United Nations, that august body of the world’s great statesmen, has decided in its infinite wisdom to elect Iran, yes, Iran, to its Commission on the Status of Women, a committee charged with the mission of worldwide “gender equality and advancement of women.”

Snapping into action, Iran immediately announced it would be leading the charge on various cutting edge women’s rights issues around the world.  Top of the agenda: henceforth, all public stonings and lashings of immodest women will only be permitted on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with severe beatings to take place on Fridays. 

Next up for the United Nations: North Korea to head the new U.N. Task Force on Human Rights in Emerging Democracies.  Keep up the good work, U.N.!