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Sunday, June 29, 2003

Reflections Upon Constitutional Revision

Peter Wood looks at the "Affirmative Action" ruling last week, and its' ramifications.

Saturday, June 28, 2003

William Buckley takes a great look at the inner workings of the Supreme Court's decision striking down Sodomy laws.
I don't disagree with the decision, believe it or not.
I do strongly disagree with its reliance on that good ole "prenumbra of privacy" clause, first visited upon us by Roe v Wade.

Monday, June 23, 2003

PollingReport.com is now on the right hand side of the page.
Great Site.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Roe v Wade To Be Reversed?
A novel approach, to say the least.
Norma McCorvey, the Roe of Roe v Wade. In Case you don't know who she is, here is her website.
And here's the story, from ABC.

Saturday, June 14, 2003

Have You Forgotten? Most Americans Haven'tJed Babbin on War & Security on National Review Online

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

More on General Schoomaker
From MSNBC, lunch with Tommy Franks:
He has long been good friends with Gen. Tommy Franks, the Rumsfeld favorite who, as head of U.S. Central Command, led the battle for Afghanistan and Gulf War II. According to a Chicago Tribune story last March, Franks was having trouble coming up with a good war plan for Afghanistan — Rumsfeld thought his initial ideas were too bulky and time-consuming— until he had a crucial lunch in Tampa, Fla., with Schoomaker.

And here is a fascinating paper written by General Schoomaker.

And one more, a brief biography of General Schoomaker
Peter Schoomaker May Head Army
A Huge Story for a whole bunch of reasons. George Washington is not such bad company to be in.

Thursday, June 05, 2003

The French Maintain Their Image

What's the old saying from high school?
and Socially Unacceptable.
What a wonderful description of the French these days.

It is springtime in Paris for Justine Henin-Hardenne after her nerve ultimately held in an epic French Open semi-final that ended with Serena Williams losing her Grand Slam domination and also being loudly booed off court by an outrageously partisan French crowd
The Resignation of Howell Raines
Most folks probably don't know Howell Raines. But he led The New York Times through 9/11/01 magnificently.
Then, he led the paper right off a cliff.
So, exit Mr Raines, stage left.

Tuesday, June 03, 2003

A Story From Rick Santorum
Senator Rick Santorum’s Commencement Speech at St. Joseph’s University, May 28, 2003.
Thanks to Katherine Jean Lopez of National Review for directing me to this profound story.

In your rebellion against culture, God does not call on you to be successful. He calls on you to be faithful. In 1998, I was on the floor of the United States Senate debating the override of the president’s veto of the partial birth abortion bill. The next morning was to be the vote. We did not have the votes to override the president’s veto. The debate had ended that night, it was eight o’clock. The senate was wrapping up, but there was something inside me that felt that I had to say more, even though there was no one left in the chamber besides the presiding officers. I went back in the cloakroom and called my wife. She picked up the phone and we have six little children and they are all seemingly at once crying in the background, and I said, “Karen, the vote’s tomorrow. We are not going to win and everybody’s gone. But something tells me I need to say more.” And through the din of the children crying, she said, “well, of course, it that’s what you need to do, do it.”

So I went to the presiding officer and said, “I’ll only be a few minutes, I don’t want to keep you late.” Over an hour and a half later, I finished my talk.

So when I say a brief story, you know what I mean. And we finished up the senate and closed it down, and the next day the vote came, not one vote changed. But five days later, I got an e-mail from a young man at Michigan State University. And this is what the e-mail said: “Senator, on Thursday night I was watching television with my girlfriend. We were flipping through the channels and we saw you standing there on the floor of the United States Senate with a picture of a baby next to you. And so we listened for a while and the more we listened the more we got interested in what you were saying. After a while I looked down at my girlfriend, and she had tears running down her face. And I asked her what was wrong, and she looked up at me and said, ‘I’m pregnant, and tomorrow I was going to have an abortion, and I wasn’t going to tell you, but I’m not going to have an abortion now.’”

In April of that year, a little girl was born and given up for adoption. She is four years old today. Now according to the world, when I spoke on the floor of the senate that night, I had failed. I did not succeed. But God gave me a gift that many of you as you stand and fight the causes that you believe in may never get, he gave me the gift of knowing that faithfulness to what you believe in can lead to wonderful acts and wonderful miracles. Be faithful, God will reward you, he will be faithful to you.

The Bible as Technicality,
and worse, an excuse to let a murderer escape the death penalty.
Lucky Duckies and Class Warfare
Nice look at what the tax cut already means for those poor, misbegotten souls who aren't getting the Child Tax Credit refund.
Hint: In order to have a REfund, you have to have paid in to the FUND.

Sunday, June 01, 2003

Mel Gibson's New Movie: This Isn't Road Warrior IV
The nerve of this man. Imagine making a movie about the Crucifixion of Jesus, based on a literal reading of the four Gospels!
Here's a description and quote from one the movies critics:

The ad hoc scholar's group that produced the report was assembled by Eugene Fisher of the bishops' conference and Rabbi Eugene Korn of the Anti-Defamation League, and comprised a mix of nine Jewish and Christian academics. One of the signers, Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University, describes herself as "a Yankee Jewish feminist ... with a commitment to exposing and expunging anti-Jewish, sexist and heterosexist theologies."

That's a relief. For minute there I thought this "scholar's group" was interested in the truth.
Movie comes out in eight months, just in time for Lent.....Can't wait to here Ms. Levine's review after she has actually seen the darn thing.

Rights for the Unborn
This cover story from newsweek is a biggie. If you want the facts, read this. Pretty good for Newsweek, pretty bad for abortionists.