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Saturday, December 07, 2002
Iraq has lied about it's weapons program. They realize we found chemical weapons there last week, right?
Friday, December 06, 2002
FREE SPEECH WATCH
The Mayor-elect of Berkeley is (quite literally) trashing the Daily Cal.
THE TIMES BACKS DOWN
Raines has backed down and the NY Times will run the censored pro-Augusta National columns.
The Ninth Circuit claims that there is no right for citizens to bear arms given in the 2nd amendment. I'm not anything close to a lawyer so I don't feel like wading through it too much to pick out particular instances of insanity because if I did I'm sure my head would explode. Let's just say that they believe that the only people allowed to have guns are members of a state armed force, that they consider the second amendment as a "relatively obscure constitutional provision."
This of course is all such poppycock. Our founders won our freedom from Britain by way of the arms of individual citizens. The second amendment wasn't meant simply to allow 18th century hunters to feed their families, it was meant to protect the individual citizens from imposition of a tyrannical government. This is all common sense. The Constitution is not a list of the powers of the federal government, it is a restraint on those powers. To read the second amendment as the Ninth Circuit does you would need to believe that the founders actually intended that it be interpreted as allowing only the state to control arms. This would be absurd. The founders depended on the arms of the everyday citizen to overthrow the British government, and they wouldn't have denied the same ability to their descendents.
And aside from the MSNBC stuff, it's interesting to note that the highest rated CNN show (Larry King) had 30% lower ratings than the lowest rated FOX News show (Greta).
Thursday, December 05, 2002
Jonah Goldberg has a good column calling for the mainstream Muslims to step up and prove they're peace-loving.
Last time I checked the Klan weren't exactly fans of the Jews either, not that that would stop a group of black anti-semites from protesting.
YOU WANT MUSTARD ON THAT?
They've found mustard gas in Iraq.
Isn't it a little redundant to announce a national branch of an already international terrorist organization?
Is it wrong to not have much sympathy for somebody not bright enough to not confess to a crime they didn't commit? Watching a story on CNN about some guys convicted of a rape that they didn't commit, but confessed to and I'm having trouble working up much sympathy.
Wednesday, December 04, 2002
MORE WEIRD NEWS
Man steals computer to pay for theft rehab.
MONKEYS ARE FUNNY
What kind of world are we living in when monkey-skull ashtrays have lost their shock value?
The NY Times is apparently stifling dissent within it's columnists. Nothing says journalistic integrity like not letting your columnists disagree with you.
Thomas Friedman points out that what is going on in Iran today "is a combination of Martin Luther and Tiananmen Square"
He then goes on to talk about the main symbol of this movement, Hashem Aghajari, who was sentenced to death for questioning the supremacy of the clerics.
Could Aghajari be the next Martin Luther?
Tuesday, December 03, 2002
Hmmm, $6,500 a month car payment...
Too rich for my blood.
GRRRR, STUPID BENGALS
Dick LeBeau might not be gone next year. A quick list of things the Bengals need to do to win.
1. Get rid of Mike Brown.
2. Get a GM.
3. Get a real quarterback.
4. Get rid of Mike Brown.
5. Get an entirely new coaching staff.
6. Get rid of Mike Brown.
7. Get rid of Bud Selig.
Well, maybe that last one wouldn't help them, but it needs doing anyway.
FROM THE IRONY DEPARTMENT
Man shot dead at anti-gun march. Then of course they go on to use it as an urgent reason for the British to get tough on guns, never mind that they already have horribly draconian gun laws.
YEP, HE'S A GREAT GUY
News today on Saddam's torture tactics, which include rape, torture, and killings.
SUPREME COURT NEWS
The supreme court looks to take on the issue of affirmative action and racial preferences.
AND NOW ON TO ISLAM
Cal Thomas has a piece on how moderate Muslim leaders need to stip up and police their own ranks.
A LITTLE MORE RICH VS. POOR
J.T. Young has a good piece over at the Washington Times about class warfare, the progressive income tax, and how the tax cut isn't to blame for the decrease in revenues.
BOORTZ ON THE RICH AND POOR
Neal Boortz has some good comments about typical leftist anti-rich rhetoric.
FROM THE "WELL, DUH" FILE...
Iraq thinks Bush is a "bad man". No duh.
Monday, December 02, 2002
GUTS... STUPIDITY... GUTS... STUPIDITY... WHICH IS IT?
As wrong as he might be, I have to give the author of “9-11, The Big Lie" credit for either guts, or stupidity. It takes one or the other to start the US press tour for your "the US military planned 9/11" book in New York.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN OLD BOMB SHELTER?
If you're china you make them into hotels, nightclubs, markets, shopping malls and restaurants.
Neal Boortz has a good explanation of the new Bush EPA regulations.
Good to know.
LEAVE IT TO THE NY TIMES...
... to make responsible spending sound like petty inter-party bickering.