Monday, June 13, 2005

Steyn on Europe as an indulgence

He does have a way with words.
Confronted by the voice of the people, "President" Juncker covers his ears and says: "Nya, nya, nya, can't hear you!" There are several lessons worth learning from the French vote. The first is that the Junckers are a big part of the problem.

Only in totalitarian dictatorships does the ballot come with a pre-ordained correct answer. Yet President Juncker distilled the great flaw at the heart of the EU constitution into one straightforward sentence that cut through all the thickets of Giscard's unreadable verbiage. The American constitution begins with the words "We the people". The starting point for the EU constitution is: "We know better than the people."

Thanks, Mom

What a world we live in when children tell their mothers thanks for not killing me. Still, how wonderful that Nick Cannon is alive to tell his mother. I've never been moved by a hip-hop video before. You might be. You can watch it right on his web site. K-lo posted part of the lyric:
that's a life inside you, look at your tummy/what is becoming Ma, I am Oprah bound/ you can tell he's a star from the Ultrasound.

Chrenkoff bonus

He notes that because of the change in publishing schedule brought about by last week's Memorial Day weekend, this issue containsa roundup of the past three weeks' good news from Iraq rather than the usual two.
"You can't fix in six months what it took 35 years to destroy." These words, spoken by Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraq's first democratically elected Prime Minister in half a century, should be inscribed in three-foot tall characters as a preface to all the reporting from Iraq. Sadly, the underlying reality all too often seems to escape many reporters caught in the excitement of "now".