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Sunday, July 10, 2005

Biggest Waste of Time This Week

Ummm, what are these people doing???

Luxembourg backs EU constitution
Voters in Luxembourg have approved the European constitution by 56%.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said he welcomed the result with "great satisfaction".

Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, who said he would resign if there was a "No" vote, said it proved the treaty was not dead.

But the BBC's Caroline Wyatt says it is unclear whether Luxembourg's support is enough to save the charter, which for the time being has been put on hold.

It is unlikely this "Yes" vote from Luxembourg will change that, whatever Mr Juncker may hope, she adds.

'Signs of optimism'

In his first public reaction to the result, Mr Juncker said: "It is the expression of the popular will of a small state but a great nation. This vote was every bit as important as those in France and the Netherlands.

Sure, Mr. Juncker - every bit as important as to two major countries cleaning your clock... Note the margin on this vote is similar to the margin of the French 'non' vote. Which number is bigger? 55% of France's population ( 60,656,178)? or 56% of Luxembourg's population (468,571)?

If California and Florida voted against an amendment to the US constitution, but North Dakota voted FOR the amendment, would we be "optimistic" that the amendment would pass?

Can anyone name a city in Luxembourg other than Luxembourg City? Can anyone name a city in France other than Paris?

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler