Archive for June, 2005

Lesbian Hillary and Other Political Fables

Lesbian Hillary and Other Political Fables

| June 23, 2005 | 1 Reply

It looks like Tina Brown, known for slinging a spot of gossip herself is not happy at all with the new slime-laden book about Hillary Clinton. Hey, I don’t blame her. I’ve yet to read it and I already think it’s a piece of excrement. The more I hear about it, the more I suspect […]

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Private Property? Not any more.

Private Property? Not any more.

| June 23, 2005 | Reply

It sure looks to me like the Supreme Court has today performed a textbook example of judicial example when they repealed the Fifth Amendment guarantee to private property. A divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that local governments may seize people’s homes and businesses against their will for private development in a decision anxiously awaited in […]

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A New Amendment?

A New Amendment?

| June 22, 2005 | Reply

So the House of Representatives has passed a Flag Burning Amendment that may also pass the Senate. I admit to being conflicted on the issue. On one hand, I get what The Anchoress says about it. I think all this amendment will do is send immature types all over the world (and other, principled folks […]

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Durbin Boo-Hoos, Gets a Hug.

Durbin Boo-Hoos, Gets a Hug.

| June 22, 2005 | Reply

Here is the text of Senator Dick Durbin’s actual, real apology from the floor of the Senate (thanks to Radioblogger. I added paragraph breaks to make it more readable.): Mr. President, more than most people, a Senator lives by his words. Words are the coin of the realm in our profession. Occasionally, words will fail […]

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Poor, Poor Public Broadcasting.

Poor, Poor Public Broadcasting.

| June 22, 2005

Umm….what?? Sixteen Democratic senators called on President Bush to remove Kenneth Y. Tomlinson as head of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting because of their concerns that he is injecting partisan politics into public radio and television. Well, sure. Because, goodness knows, there’s never been a hint of partisan politics in public broadcasting. Anyone seen Bill […]

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The Wheels of Justice

The Wheels of Justice

| June 22, 2005 | Reply

The wheels of justic do grind exceedingly slow at times, but nevertheless, they grind. PHILADELPHIA, Miss., June 21 – In what is likely to be the final chapter in a story that has troubled a generation, a jury pronounced Edgar Ray Killen guilty of manslaughter on Tuesday in the deaths of three young and idealistic […]

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Yep, that Michael Schaivo is All Class

Yep, that Michael Schaivo is All Class

| June 21, 2005 | Reply

I never did take part in the most scurrilous of the accusations against Michael Schaivo and I even understood his desire to begin in full his new life with the woman who was (is?) his fiancee and the children he fathered with her. I didn’t agree that he should have done that and I think […]

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Andrew Over the Edge

Andrew Over the Edge

| June 21, 2005

I post this without comment save that Andrew Sullivan really will say anything to cozy up to his shiny new anti-war friends. I’ve now read and re-read Senator Dick Durbin’s comments on interrogation techniques at Guantanamo Bay. They are completely, perfectly respectable. The rank hysteria being perpetrated by some on the right is what is […]

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Where are Our Young Arabic Students?

Where are Our Young Arabic Students?

| June 20, 2005 | Reply

This story doesn’t really seem like news. WASHINGTON — Despite an expansion of federal efforts to promote learning Arabic and other languages of the Islamic world, there has been no dramatic increase in Americans studying in countries where such languages are spoken, according to the latest statistics on overseas study. That’s the case even though […]

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Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!

| June 19, 2005 | Reply

Happy Father’s Day to all you guys out there who do the hard work of raising good children who will one day (or may already have!) become good human beings and good citizens. Happy Father’s Day to my Dad who is still, and always will be, my hero. I love you, Pop.

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