My Thought Last Thursday.

George Bush.

You're a feckless thug. (or possibly, that should be "still a feckless thug")

It doesn't take much courage to insult the Chinese, while standing in Thailand.

"America stands in firm opposition to China's detention of political dissidents and human rights advocates and religious activists"

Your statement brings to mind two things.

Umm, exactly how do you stand in firm opposition? Do you refuse to buy their goods? Umm, no. Do you refuse to sell to them? Uh, well they do have Most Favoured Nation trading status. Do you refuse to travel there (because that's worked so well with Cuba, hasn't it?). Umm, no again. Oh, I know. No rice and ginger beef for you!

And, perhaps more pressingly, the Chinese own $340 billion of your debt. (That's about 20%). I realize you don't like the honourable gentlewoman from New York, but she did have a point. It's not a good idea to piss off your banker.

This group decided to protest at Tim McLean's funeral. They decided to intrude on the private sorrow and grief of a broken family, to make their wing nut point. I have to say, I don't like your religious activists. It might be helpful for you to detain a few of your own, before you criticise China for doing that. It would save wear and tear on our RCMP as we detain them for you. (No problems, your bill is in the mail. After all, the mounties always get their man!)

Just saying.