It's Our Party, You Can Cry If You Want To

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    Bonnie Senior Member

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    By Ann Coulter

    In what the New York Times called Angola's "worst crisis" in "nearly 30 years" in December 1992, the country erupted into civil war. By January 1993, the streets were piled with thousands of dead bodies. In the prior year, hundreds of thousands had died of stravation in Somalia. Millions more were at risk.

    Also in 1993, January floods left dozens of dead and thousands homeless in Tijuana, Mexico. Russia was, according to a New York Times editorial, on the brink of disaster, facing economic circumstances like those "that helped bring forth Hitler." "Nine people were killed in a volcano in Columbia in mid-January, including American scientists. In Bosnia, according to the Times, hundreds had died of starvation and exposure in a matter of days.

    "It has all been so much fun," Frank Rich and Maureen Dowd gushed in the New York Times in January 1993. It was Bill Clinton's one-week inaugural celebration. " Is it too much to ask that it go on forever?" (For those who loved America, the next eight years would only seem to go on forever.)

    Rich and Dowd quoted Hollywood agent Karen Russell, saying: "I'm in this place called Clinton-land" - which, if it were a theme park, could bill itslef as the sleaziest place on earth!" Russell, they said "spoke for everyone."

    While dead bodies rotted int he streets of Angola and Somalia, the only "dead soldiers" in evidence in Clinton-land were the empty Cristol bottles lining the parade route. The most massive relief efforts that week took place at the rows of portable toilets circling each site of drunken Clintonista revelry.

    Instead of having the usual Inauguration Day in 1993, Clinton had an "Inauguration Week," with high-tech pageantry, large screen TVs on the mall, Hollywood direction and , indeed, half of Hollywood. The amount of money that would have been saved just by holding the inauguration in Brentwood could have averted the Rwanda tragedy Clinton ignored just a few years later.

    The spokesman for Clinton's 1993 Inaugural Committee said the inaugural events would cost about $25 million-largesse exceeded only by the $50 million Ken Star was froced to spend when "Clintonland" turned out to be populated with felons. Think of all the starving children in Angola, Somalia, Bosnia and elsewhere that $25 million could have fed. And don't even get me started on Michael Moore's "on location" food budget!

    I wouldn't mention it except fot the Times' recent editorial snippily remarking that the amount of foreign aid to tsunami victims offered by the United States within the first few days of the disaster was "less than half what the REpublicans plan to spend on the Bush inaugural festivities." By that logic, why hold the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards, or spend money on restaurants and theatre productions parised in the New York Times? That money could go to tsunami victims!!

    Hollywood liberals could not reached for comment ont he cost of the inauguration because they were being fitted for gowns and jewelry worth million of dollars in anticipation of Oscar night.

    Speaking of which, I just remembered: Geprge Soros is worth $7 billion! Couldn't he get by on say $ 1 billion and donate the rest to tsunami victims? Last year Soros announced that the central focus of his life would be removing Bush from office. Would that Soros refocus that energy on alleviating the suffering of tsunami Victims??

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