October 2005 Archives

October 30, 2005

The grinch who stole Fitzmas?

Merry Fitzmas? Hardly: maybe that's because there's less and more to the story than the left wants to admit. Depending on whom you ask there were indictments coming down for the entire White House-- for the 'illegal war' in Iraq no less. Both the media and the left refuse to look at the reason why Libby would have been having conversations about Wilson's wife in the first place.

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October 28, 2005

Black Viewpoint Discrimination

For all the harping by the liberal left about racial discrimination, many black opinoin leaders carry out viewpoint discrimination on a daily basis. Many blacks simply cannot accept any black politician or leader having a viewpoint that runs counter to their own. Leaders like Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Maryland Lt. Governor and now Senate candidate Michael Steele can only be viewed as traitors to their race because they are Republican or conservative, much like the Left's derision of Justice Clarence Thomas.

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October 27, 2005

Miers Withdraws

To the relief of many ... Harriet has submitted her withdrawal letter and President Bush has accepted it.

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Posted by Dawn at 9:10 AM

October 25, 2005

Proudly Neocon

Let's exchange some ideas. Wikipedia has a decent definition of neo-conservative , so start with that. Neocons are ones who believe that we can (and should) bring democracy to the Middle East. They are the ones who have confidence that free people, free markets and freedom in general will overcome the obstacles of despotism, excessive government control and poverty. They know the process will be messy, but they also believe it is inexorable. They are optimistic, pushy and often a bit too clever. People like this get into trouble. Read all the clever definitions and you will get my meaning.

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October 24, 2005

Called Code Pink for a reason

Cindy Sheehan, anti-war movement icon, has deep ties to the Code Pink organization. Will she be going on their, "Friendship Delegation" to Cuba in January? Or on their communist pilgrimage to Venezuala to attend the World Social[ist] Forum in February?

Code Pink is yet another anti-war organization, socialist in orientation and leadership, that is dishonest about their goals and aims, tirelessly calling the United States an oppressive terrorist power.

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Posted by Eric Simonson at 12:47 AM

October 21, 2005

The good guys are winning in Iraq

We (the good guys) are winning the war in Iraq and establishing a better system. The terrorists are able to do some very nasty evil things. In their frustration, they are killling more civilians and losing the battle for hearts and minds. Next year at this time it will be very clear that things are going our way. When that happens, the critics will say that they knew it all along. This is what I think and you can quote it next year. Please go ahead and tell me why I am wrong, so that I can quote THAT next year. It is the curse of people that they forget, sometimes willfully.

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Spain and the New World Order

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European courts have increasingly shown no respect for sovereignty . . . » Continue reading "Spain and the New World Order"

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October 20, 2005

Myanmar's campaign finance reform

Agitators said that money has corrupted 'the political process'. Thus our wise incumbents realized that to save democracy they had to place limits on citizens spending money on speech to defeat them. I'm sure that Myanmar agrees with John McCain that it's in the interest of the state to keep political opposition at a minimum.

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October 18, 2005

An Illegal Alien No More

A person is constituted as being an "illegal alien" if they enter this country illegally. However, as things are now, the United States' enforcement on this issue is NEXT TO NONE. How can an illegal alien really be illegal if the only thing constituting them as such is the law and that law is not followed? So an illegal alien is truly, using the choice phrase of PCers, an undocumented citizen.

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October 15, 2005

The Iraqi Vote on the Record

The Iraqi referendum will go well. Turnout will be high among the Sunnis as well the others. The constitution will easily pass and the country will find a workable modus vivendi. Al Qaida will occasionally stage spectacular events, but - like the Marxists twenty years ago - they are a spent force. They just still ain't got the word that they are already sitting on history's trash heap. Save the papers from last week because maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon everyone will say they predicted this successful outcome. And they will say it was inevitable.

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October 13, 2005

Goals in Plain Sight

Revolutionary leaders are often very clear in their intentions. Some (Hitler) write long boring books outlining their goals. Others (Lenin) work toward widely known theories. Few have been reticent in explaining what they plan to do and often exactly how they plan to do it. Their faith that the honest world just will not believe them, or that they will find defenders among those they hope to destroy is rarely misplaced. Ayman al Zawahiri al Qaeda's No. 2 guy laid out his thoughts in a letter Abu Musab al Zarqawi in Iraq.

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October 12, 2005

A Fundamentalist Jurisprudence?

Miers is a fundamentalist, evangelical Christian. I mean this literally and not as a term of opprobrium. I have great respect for the faith, passion, and sincerity of Protestant Christians, even though I believe their understanding of the faith is incomplete and in some cases incorrect. This movement emphasizes many things, but most prominently it emphasizes the primacy of the Biblical text, which, we are told, individuals can read in good faith to understand the complete truth.

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Aiding al Qa'ida

If it wasn't obvious before, it most certainly is now. The leaders of al Qa'ida are counting on the Anti-War Movement in the U.S. to win out politically and for our government to pull our troops from Iraq BEFORE the country is stabilized politically.

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October 11, 2005

Strangling the Internet in its crib

Move over corruption reform, we've got a new priority at the UN! For the good of the world the UN must be in control of the Internet! Why, you ask? Well, for one, it's too important to be left in the hands of non-beauracrats, and two, it's presently being run by a non-profit (drop into loud Homer Simpson whisper-shout) 'American corporation'.

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Posted by Eric Simonson at 5:39 PM

October 10, 2005

Is Being an Originalist Supreme Court Justice a Simple Affair?

My heaviest casebook in law school was for Constitutional Law. It is a subject with a lot of different elements, including long lines of case law fleshing out the relatively imprecise words of the Constitution. Constitutional law particularly has depth and detail in areas like executive power, criminal procedure, administrative law, protections under the rubric of "privacy" and "substantive due process," free speech, establishment clause jurisprudence, and the recent line of cases reevaluating states' rights under the Tenth and Eleventh Amendments.

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October 6, 2005

The MBA President Depletes His Capital

Bush has screwed up every area that compelled me to vote for him: national security, fiscal discipline, judicial appointments, reduced regulation, and governmental competence. His one minor achievement has been not to degrade the Oval Office by cavorting with interns. But he has done something that is more corrupting to the office and the political culture: repeatedly hiring unqualified people that any objective person can see are mere cronies. At least Clinton didn't reward Monica Lewinsky with a high government office. Bush is disturbingly willing to reward those who suck up to him with important government jobs, and it is a small consolation that they don't literally s**k him off.

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the meaning of jihad

Sunday Oct. 2, 2005, Norman Oklahoma. A man, believed to be Joel Hinrichs, blew himself up in an apparent suicide outside a football stadium filled with approx. 80,000 people. That's the official story so far, but as details emerge it begins to look more like and act of jihad.

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October 3, 2005

Bush lied - NOT

A recent study at Factcheck.org explains better than I could about what the President (and almost everyone else) thought about Iraq. About the Bush lied ads you probably have seen (and seen paraphrased all over the place), factcheck.org says, " . . . it is now clear that much of what is quoted in this ad was, even in context, false or misleading." Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.

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Posted by Jack at 4:49 PM

October 2, 2005

It is all your own fault

At least you are the one most interested and able to solve your problems. Remember when John Kennedy told us to ask not what our country can do for us and ask what we could do for our country. This philosophy seems quaint in the face of our entitlement culture. People are always looking for ways blame someone else.

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Posted by Jack at 11:16 PM

US Citizenship: Becoming Worthless

I feel as if there are more benefits to being an illegal alien than a legal citizen of the United States, at least right now I do. As a prospective college student, if I were to renounce my U.S. citizenship I would be entitled to cheaper tuition at the California university system, and even be safe from a possible military draft.

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Posted by Mike Tate at 3:19 PM