incinerating dozens of people near Waco, TX was a tough act to
follow. Yet, Janet Reno et al. never seem to disappoint.
a tradition that pre-dates the Declaration of Independence, a
tradition whereby America stands as the city on the hill, a beacon
and sanctuary from tyranny, DOJ is hell-bent on sending a young
refugee back to a Stalinist dictatorship. Lady Liberty has just
sunk in New York Harbor.
Comrades Reno and Clinton and their fellow travelers feel very
strongly that Elian Gonzalez will fare much better in a land where
milk is rationed, doctors earn about $20 per month, and what few
resources are available are diverted to the tourist industry.
An old joke in Miami says that Fidel Castro has solved all the
problems in Cuba except three: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Wall Street Journal has pointed out that Elian's father's first
reaction, when he found out that his son was safe in Miami, was
to be thankful that he made it to freedom. Then, Fidel got involved,
and everything changed--thanks in large part to an administration
and media that seem to love Communist regimes about as much as
the late, unlamented NY Times columnist Walter Duranty did in
you ask, can they top this?
about punishing one of the most successful companies of all time?
have written about the absurdity of antitrust
is nothing more than a tool of enforcement, or better stated,
a federal power grab.
who has been hurt by Microsoft? Lotus, it's true, lost the spreadsheet
wars to Microsoft's Excel, and was bought out by IBM. Netscape
lost the browser wars to Internet Explorer, and was bought out
by AOL. Word Perfect was a relatively late adapter to Windows,
and paid the price, although the product is still alive and well
and part of Corel. Novell lost the network wars, so then it bribed
Orrin Hatch to feed the flames of this antitrust action.
fact is, you don't hear too many consumers complaining, and funny
thing, you NEVER hear consumers complaining about the defendant
during an antitrust action. No doubt, you hear, as you could have
heard in John D. Rockefeller's day, those who are happy to see
the wealthy entrepreneur "cut down to size."
is unclear how hurting Bill Gates will help these malcontents,
but then, there are many people walking around with hate in their
hearts, who can simply take pleasure in the misfortunes of others.
Indeed, there are too many who can blind themselves to a brutal,
poverty stricken dictatorship 90 miles from our shores, and there
are many who hate all religion, figuring good riddance to the
Branch Davidians and even their innocent children.
there are those who would exploit all this hatred, while embarking
on the most destructive agenda ever to have been launched by the
once principled Department of Justice.
can only look with trepidation toward what further outrages will
be thrust on this nation in the eight months still remaining to
the current administration.