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Monday, May 26, 2003

BBC:Hard, hard left
What is with the British Broadcasting Company? Once one of the premier news organizations on the planet, now simply another hard left mouthpiece. Sad, very sad.

Friday, May 23, 2003

The Episcopal Church: Hard Left.
Couldn't say it better than this:

As Bishop Moore's theology professor pointed out long ago, the Episcopal Church has always been a big tent that shelters free thinkers. This is what makes it attractive to people like me. But it's one thing to tolerate dissent, and something else again to have a leadership incapable of using "evil" in a sentence without also including the word "simplistic." Episcopalians seem to do a good job of reaching out to the American Muslim community. Perhaps the denomination should consider creating an outreach program for conservatives. If nothing else, the effort would sensitize church leaders against using certain buzz words that conservatives find offensive. ("Texan" employed as a term of insult should head the list.)

In the meantime, it is easy to see why the predicted resurgence of church membership in the wake of 9/11 may not materialize — and that, even if it does, mainline Protestant denominations will be the last to realize any lasting gains. We can best honor Bishop Moore by recognizing his passing as the end of an era. The gospel of Social Action had its exhilarating moments — especially during the heyday of the civil-rights movement — but it soon degenerated into a mélange of warmed-over Marxism and Euro-complacency. We Christians who drifted away from the church in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s certainly don't want to be told that we must repudiate our strengths and learn to identify ourselves as victims. Been there, done that.

Thursday, May 22, 2003

This Isn't the 60's Anymore
Rockford College, Rockford Illinois had quite a commencement Saturday. Here's the transcript of Christopher Hedges' speech, with boos inserted. You can also hear the whole spiel, if you want. He was booed off the stage, rightfully so.
If you choose to listen, listen to the end. The garbled comments at the end are worth hearing.
The Chosun Journal
The next time someone around you sneers at calling North Korea part of the Axis of Evil, send them to this site. Hitler could have taken lessons from this bunch.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

I would seriously draw your attention to today's InstaPundit, by Glen Reynolds.
Every link is worth a look.

Sunday, May 18, 2003

Cuba Facts .com
Great site on what's really going on in Cuba, with a complete list of political prisoners.
Any question what Elian's mother would have wanted?

Saturday, May 17, 2003

Operation Enduring Response
After wading through Michael Moore stuff in the last post, I'm compelled to present something a little more uplifting. This site is a letter writing campaign for our troops. Worth a look.
Bowling For Michael Moore's Sanity
This review of the "mockumentary" Bowling for Columbine is worth reading. Far more worthwhile than anything I've heard Michael Moore say....ever.
But don't take my word for it. Read for yourself here.
Will Someone Please Tell These People To Shut Up?

The Clintons are back.

Sidney Blumenthal -- much-hated former Clinton aide, ethically challenged former journalist -- $850,000 advance in hand, has a new book out on May 20, attacking everyone who ever attacked him or the Clintons, rehearsing once again the old right-wing conspiracy, every attack on them, answered. The right wing conspiracy revived, answered, again.

Hillary's book is next.

Could someone please tell these people to shut up?

Who said this?
Rush Limbaugh? Nope
Newt Gingrich? Nope.
None other than Susan Estrich, who ran Michael Dukakis' campaign.
Great article.

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Total Lunar Eclipse
Doesn't happen often, should be very cool.
A Big Win For the 2nd Amendment
I wonder, had this ruling gone the other way, would you have heard about it? My bet is that the decision would be the lead story on all 3 major network news shows, Larry King would have covered it tonight, etc.
Not the media is biased or anything.....

Friday, May 09, 2003

A Column From Michael Kelly's mother

I have not been able to bring myself to remove Michael Kelly's name from the permalinks on the right. This may keep it there permanently.
The Democrat Filibuster

I recognize this senate testimony by Professor Tom Eastman is tough reading. Well worth it though.

Here is his conclusion:
In sum, there is good reason that the filibuster has only rarely been used in the context of judicial confirmations, and never before against a circuit court judge. The use of the filibuster thwarts the will of the majority, and is therefore not only undemocratic but very likely unconstitutional. Moreover, should the Senate decide on its own initiative to repeal the offending use of the filibuster rule, any attempt to use the filibuster to entrench the filibuster would itself be unconstitutional, and would provide grounds for court intervention either by nominees, by individual Senators, or perhaps by the President himself, to insure that the constitutional norm of majority rule is given effect.
Suicidal Democrats
Of Course! John Podheretz has figured out the answer! Here's a quote:

May 9, 2003 -- FOR all you conspiracy theorists out there, I've got a hot new one for you: Based on the available evidence offered over the past few days, it appears key Democrats on Capitol Hill are secretly in the employ of the president and his political adviser, Karl Rove.
What's more, these double agents are using some useful idiots in the media to advance their nefarious effort to discredit the Democratic Party and hand the 2004 election over to George W. Bush without a fight.

It's the only possible explanation. How else can you decipher the suicidal decision of several important Democrats to make a stink about Bush's speech on board USS Abraham Lincoln last week?

Fighting the Good Fight
The American Center for Law and Justice is a great site to check the latest in the ongoing battle to preserve religious liberty in this country. Check out the teacher's aide fired in Pennsylvania for wearing a cross to an elementary school.
Here's the story from The Washington Times.

Thursday, May 08, 2003

Wednesday, May 07, 2003

A Bill Passes That May Greatly Impact The Future:
And I'll bet you've not heard a word about it.

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

The Soft Nation and The Hard Nation
A great article by Michael Barone on the two Americas.
This Is A Public School Classroom?
Rush Limbaugh introduced this story in his first hour this morning. I was amazed. Not surprised, just amazed. And the school board defended this teacher for this?

Among the student projects that Mott said he photographed were a poster of the President Bush with duct tape over his mouth and a large papier-mâché combat boot with the American flag stuffed inside stepping on a doll. He said there also were pictures of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and his former chief lieutenant, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, posted on the walls.

Saturday, May 03, 2003

There's a Reason They Call It The Left Coast
A Democrat Governor, a Democrat run statehouse.
A state with roots to Ronald Reagan heading far left.
No, its not Illinois.
At least, not yet.
Hollywood Defends Another Dictator: Good Ole Fidel
Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover etc.
I wonder if the Dixie Chicks will do a gig in Havana?
A Typical Media Hatchet Job From UPI
This is a great example of presenting an allegation from "Another source with close knowledge of the matter."
Anytime I see that phrase, I insert, "bitter people with axes to grind."

Friday, May 02, 2003

The President's Speech
It was easy to forget what the President said in the visual imagery of where he said it.
That would be a mistake. Last night marked another vivid policy announcement, a reaffirmation, and a new name to call the past month, The Battle of Iraq. One battle, in a longer War.

This is one of my favorite quotes from The Lincoln Speech.

Today, we have the greater power to free a nation by breaking a dangerous and aggressive regime. With new tactics and precision weapons, we can achieve military objectives without directing violence against civilians. No device of man can remove the tragedy from war; yet it is a great moral advance when the guilty have far more to fear from war than the innocent.

Take a minute to read the text. World War IV began 9/11/01, and continues to unfold.
Another quote:

The battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror that began on September the 11, 2001 — and still goes on. That terrible morning, 19 evil men — the shock troops of a hateful ideology — gave America and the civilized world a glimpse of their ambitions. They imagined, in the words of one terrorist, that September the 11th would be the "beginning of the end of America." By seeking to turn our cities into killing fields, terrorists and their allies believed that they could destroy this nation's resolve, and force our retreat from the world. They have failed.

And here, he gives a taste of where World War IV may lead.

In these 19 months that changed the world, our actions have been focused and deliberate and proportionate to the offense. We have not forgotten the victims of September the 11th — the last phone calls, the cold murder of children, the searches in the rubble. With those attacks, the terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States. And war is what they got.

Our war against terror is proceeding according to principles that I have made clear to all: Any person involved in committing or planning terrorist attacks against the American people becomes an enemy of this country, and a target of American justice.

Any person, organization, or government that supports, protects, or harbors terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent, and equally guilty of terrorist crimes.

Any outlaw regime that has ties to terrorist groups and seeks or possesses weapons of mass destruction is a grave danger to the civilized world — and will be confronted.
And anyone in the world, including the Arab world, who works and sacrifices for freedom has a loyal friend in the United States of America.

And here at the end, the defining principles:

Those we lost were last seen on duty. Their final act on this Earth was to fight a great evil and bring liberty to others. All of you — all in this generation of our military — have taken up the highest calling of history. You're defending your country, and protecting the innocent from harm. And wherever you go, you carry a message of hope — a message that is ancient and ever new. In the words of the prophet Isaiah, "To the captives, 'come out,' — and to those in darkness, 'be free.'"

No higher calling for a military, or a nation.

Peter Jennings and ABC News Biased?
'Nuff said
Most of the Campaign Finance Law Ruled Unconstitutional
Now, are you really surprised? I suspect John McCain isn't.
This story on Bill Bennett and gambling millions of dollars in Vegas is disturbing on many levels.
Take this quote for example:
“I play fairly high stakes. I adhere to the law. I don’t play the ‘milk money.’ I don’t put my family at risk, and I don’t owe anyone anything,” Bennett says. The documents do not contradict those points.

Well, yeah, but.....