March 2006 Archives

March 31, 2006

March 31 Sources (Mock the Terrorists)

My favorite this time is Ridicule: An instrument in the war on terrorism. The author talks about how we should disrespect people like terrorists. They are dangerous, no doubt, but what kind of pathetic loser blows himself up in the hopes of getting 72 virgins? Mel Brooks made fun of Nazis because they didn't deserve respect. Mocking the SOBs diminished them. Same goes for their modern equivalent. Let's think of some good jokes.

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March 30, 2006

Smart Dems, Stupid Dems

America's openness to foreign investment is great for the American people. Foreign-owned U.S. operations account for 21% of our total exports and in 2004 plowed $45 billion in profits back into the American economy. One of the worst things that could happen to us is to politicize foreign investment decisions, as happened with the recent Dubai Ports deal.

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March 29, 2006

Go Dutch

Our lawmakers simply amaze me.
Who writes their speeches, and where do their ideas of how things should be run come from?

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March 28, 2006

Immigration Contemplation

The correct, lawful solution to this immigration mess is to deport every illegal immigrant. Immigration is a federal issue therefore Congress will ultimately decide its fate. Right now, the House and the Senate have no plans to deport the entire illegal immigrant population. And, even if they did draft up a resolution to do this in a few years or a decade from now, millions of more illegal immigrants will already have poured into the United States. We have to face the fact: illegal immigrants are here to stay.

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March 26, 2006

Iraqi Perspectives. Was Bush Right?

Another report is out for us bloggers to study. The Iraqi Perspective Project is available on the web. The more we learn about Saddam's rule the better.

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March 25, 2006

The Business of America is Business

Business Week recently published its list of the best performing firms. Read it to see how transparent American business can be. You can find out all sorts of things about a publicly traded company with a few clicks of the mouse. The old stereotypes about business are just plain wrong or as old fashioned as those cartoons of the fat cat capitalist with a top hat.

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March 24, 2006

March 24 Sources (not hysterical)

Happy belated Nowruz. Below are interesting articles and opinion polls from last week. I have included Tony Blair's speech. If you read nothing else, read his comments re "This Is Not a Clash of Civilisations; it is a Clash About Civilisation". Another interesting article tells us that oppostion to gay marriage is dropping. I came to this conclusion for good conservative reasons.

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March 23, 2006

Relying on the International Community

The U.S. should work with the international community, so let's give President Bush the telephone number of the international community. Who should he call/meet? What do we expect the international community to do? Who is the international community?

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March 22, 2006

Every Generation Has Its Heroes

This one is no exception.

March 21, 2006

Sharing Saddam's Secrets

Documents captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom are now being released on the web. These are primary sources. When they are all translated and analyzed, we will have a much better (at least more graphic) idea of Saddam's terror. This is an open source investigation, in that bloggers and others will do much of the analysis.

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March 20, 2006

the Long War

Abdul Rahman's trial started Thursday. His crime? Converting from Islam to Christianity. If convicted he will be put to death.

Long after combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq are over we will still be engaged in the Long War against Islamic Extremists. The war on terror is a war against a malignant ideology and it is a war to uphold universal human rights.

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March 19, 2006

The Greater Threat

Global warming is a bigger threat than terrorism? Yes, it is... if you are an 'Environment Minister', then global warming or whatever the latest environmental threat dejure is, will be the greatest threat to civilization since the mongol horde.

Of course, if you were the Minister of Handouts and Welfare payments then poverty would be the greatest threat to mankind. The key here is to understand how bureaucracy works. Your existance must be validated; and validated well!

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March 18, 2006

Impeach Bush Now (Go Dems Go)

Mainstream Democrats are ducking and covering, running away from intrepid heroes like Feingold, Boxer and Conyers. You blog Dems - hold their feet to the fire. Write to them. Call them. Give 'em hell. Shovel piles of money on moveon.org. Show them the money, passion and obsession. Reverse the verdict of 2004.

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March 17, 2006

March 17 Hysterical Sources

Happy St. Patrick's Day. Below are the links I think were interesting this week. You blue boys and girls can see what us right wing, pig dogs read when we are not thrashing you all. You will see that the President will soon be doing better in the polls . . .

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March 16, 2006

Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Now

The problem of climate change can be solved only through the development and/or better application of technology. In the long term, we can look to alternative technologies. In near future we will rely on nuclear power - the cleanest form of big energy generation - or increasingly fill the skies with dust, smoke, shoot & CO2.

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March 14, 2006

Immigration Reform: Demographics the Decider

Immigration reform in Congress must come now. Rapidly changing demographics in the United States will soon make future proposals that are anything short of national suicide impossible.

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March 13, 2006

Universities on the Road to Irrelevance

Of the top 20 universities in the world, 17 are American, according to "The Economist", and U.S. universities employ 70% of the world's Nobel Prize winners. But no competitive advantage lasts forever. As American universities become politicized with non-rigorous entitlement majors, PC speech codes and professors interested more in ideology than truth, our proud universities may go the way of our other invincible industries like cars, airplanes and consumer electronics.

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March 11, 2006

When God is a Monster

"Only the Muslims defend their beliefs by burning down churches, killing people and destroying embassies. This path will not yield any results. The Muslims must ask themselves what they can do for humankind, before they demand that humankind respect them."

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March 10, 2006

Pessimists Vindicated: Unemployment soars 0.1%

Hiring was up in February as employers added 243,000 jobs to nonfarm payrolls, according to the latest BLS survey. Average hourly earnings rose five cents to $16.47. Wages are up 3.5% (annualized), the biggest gain in nearly five years. Many economists project first quarter GDP growth well above 4%.

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March 9, 2006

Hysterical Sources March 9

All the sources are interesting, but if I had to read one and ignore the rest it would be Comments and Observations on Energy Independence, a non-partisan and objective look at our energy future. Old guys will be interested in Eying Boomer Bonanza, States Woo Retirees. Anybody live in Oxford, Mississippi? Sounds nice.

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March 8, 2006

South Dakota - Gone too far?

According to the polls... The majority of Americans are against the new laws against abortion, in South Dakota, in their own state.

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Going Negative

Partisan politics is a zero sum game. That is why we should work to prevent politics from leaking into other parts of our economy and our lives. Some of what we talk about on Watchblog is not partisan politics. That is why we can sometimes agree on policies that would benefit our country and our world. But sometimes we go negative.

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March 7, 2006

Democratic Strategy of Outrage

Some of our blue colleagues imply that the Dems have ideas, but such is their confidence that they plan hide them until just before the election, or maybe just after. I think that Dems maybe have hid their ideas so well that even they can't find them, but assume they have ideas. They won't share with us but we can infer them from Dem actions. Based on what they do, it we can infer that the key Dem strategy is to p*ss people off.

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March 6, 2006

Stupid Protestors

Here's a stupid media story. Since it has to do with Clinton and not Bush, I think both sides can relate. Bill Clinton gave a speech. Two students made rude comments. The headline talks about the hecklers. Why do we give so much play to such . . . people. Protesting is good only to the extent that the protestors are right. Most of the time they are just making noise.

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March 5, 2006

Sticking it to the Man or Ourselves?

I have been a plaintiff in at least three class actions suits. I didn't join the class. I never figured out how the defendants hurt me and never got a penny for my ostensible injuries. So it worked out perfectly for the lawyers. They won. They colllected their fees. They saw their chance and they took it, and ripped us all off.

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March 4, 2006

East vs. West Part II

So many experts. So many opinions.
With everything that is SO different between the Islamic World and the Western World... How can we possibly find a way to live in peace??

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March 3, 2006

Generous Rich Americans

We Americans give away1.85% of our GNP. This is the highest percentage in the world and we have the world's biggest GNP. Bill Gates alone has given away $31 billion (and he is not done yet), but in the yearly total he was overtaken last year as top annual giver by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore. The business of giving is changing and growing.

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March 2, 2006

Hysterical Sources March 2

This is my weekly contribution re things we have talked about lately. I recommend the Pew Research on attitudes toward the environment among Democrats and Republicans. The article on the UN's Guantanamo folly gives us a deeper understanding of what most of us know already and everyone will be interested in the Hilary versus Condi opinion piece. Finally, check out why men rule at the bottom of the page.

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