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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ordered Liberty: A call for a return to classical education

Ordered Liberty: A call for a return to classical education
If you have a kid, and you want him to have a really valuable tool for the liberal arts, do them a favor and make sure they learn Greek and/or Latin. So much of what the public schools do with our elementary students is an utter waste of time that prepares them for nothing but trade school.

Adrienne's Corner: I Hold Little Hope The Republicans Will Block Elena Kagan...

Adrienne's Corner: I Hold Little Hope The Republicans Will Block Elena Kagan...
For the Republican Senators to vote for Kagan makes as much sense as bringing a Flaubert novel to a Gwar concert. This woman is so obviously like Ginsburg that she squeaks.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


"Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; because he hath visited and wrought the redemption of his people: And hath raised up an horn of salvation to us, in the house of David his servant: As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, who are from the beginning: Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us: To perform mercy to our fathers, and to remember his holy testament, the oath which he sore to Abraham our father, that he would grant to us, that being delivered from the hand of our enemies, we may serve him without fear, in holiness and justice before him all our days. And thou, child shalt be calledc the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways: to give knowledge of salvation to his people, unto the remission of their sins."
Luke 1:68-77
Douay-Rhiems Version

Apologies to Digital Underground

Stop what you're doing cause I'm about to ruin
The democratic style that you're used to
My name is Hamid, rhymes with Mohammed
To prop me up, lots of GIs will be dead
I look funny, but yo, I got drug money
All you gotta do is give Hamid a chance, and now I'm gonna do my dance
The Karzai dance, here's your chance
To lose a war

Film Noir Photos: Happy Birthday Peter Lorre (1904-1964)

Film Noir Photos: Happy Birthday Peter Lorre (1904-1964)
"You stupid fathead! You bloated idiot!" One of the best quotes from one of the best actors in classic film.

The Fifth Column: McChrystal Clear

The Fifth Column: McChrystal Clear
Steve is right on the money. McChrystal is an odd subject of pity for conservatives, just as Petraeus was an odd subject of contempt for liberals.

Monday, June 21, 2010

St. Blogustine: VP Joe Biden Relishes Role As Disobedient Catholic On Abortion

St. Blogustine: VP Joe Biden Relishes Role As Disobedient Catholic On Abortion
Just as holy as he is intelligent, Joe Biden. Dick Durbin goes high on that list, too.

Elena Kagan: Bork Hearings Were
‘Best Thing That Ever Happened’

Elena Kagan: Bork Hearings Were<br /> &#8216;Best Thing That Ever Happened&#8217;
What an atrocious thing to say! The only thing they didn't do to Judge Bork was physically murder him! The Bork debacle was the worst thing Ted Kennedy ever did, and that includes Chappaquidick. They distorted Judge Bork's record, accused him of racism, and treated him as though he were some neo-nazi thug. This outrageous statement alone should keep Elena Kagan off the U.S. Supreme Court. Unbelieveable!

Avery Sewell and Coercion

The Other McCain is suggesting a new hero-- the unlikely one of Montgomery Ward's CEO who was forcibly taken out of his officers by men with rifles for the unforgivable sin of defying the all mighty and all knowing FDR. In ordinary times, this would seem absurd. But when "sharpening your elbows" is a key Obama strategy, resistance to coercion does take on a heroism it would ordinarily lack. Incidentally Barry, the Tea Party movement shows that when pushed, Americans will push back.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Road To Nowhere?

The Barack Obama Parkway in Orlando Florida! Paid for with stimulus dollars. From Riehl World View. As Ozzy said "The road to nowhere leads to me." Or, in this case, the road to nowhere leads to Mickey.

Jodie Evans: What if the Army Did Abortions?

I've just read about a pacifist named Jodie Evans who also was an official with NARAL. Does Jodie have a problem with killing terrorists before they are born?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Steven Givler Online: Why the 17th Amendment was a bad idea

Steven Givler Online: Why the 17th Amendment was a bad idea
See also the election of Al Franken as Senator from Loonasota. Is there really much difference between Alvin Greene and Al Franken? Other than the fact that Greene at least served his country in our military.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

John Locke and "Deserving" Human Rights

John Locke thought that not everything born of woman was truly human--that those with sub-normal intelligence were unworthy of life. It should come as no surprise that "Lockean America" is comfortable with abortion.

I just read a ridiculous quote where someone said the "problem" with Benedict XVI is that he is a faithful Christian first and an intellectual second. Well, you know what? Most religious leaders aren't even an intellectual second. Nor would you describe most "journalists" (and I use that term advisedly, given what Time and Newsweek have degraded into)as intellectuals. No one has a problem with the fact that our president, who we are all told is an intellectual, has botched the response to the Gulf oil disaster. And Oh Blah Blah isn't a Catholic priest, so what is his excuse for incompetance, oh liberal media pundits?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Connected Beneath the Surface

Why is it that when one leftist cause is threatened, all rush out to act? Why is it that the gay rights people come out to defend abortion? Why does ACLU care about immigration. I've never heard the NRA say anything about tax policy. I've never heard the Chamber of Commerce discuss religion in public life. Conservative groups do not seem to be connected the way liberal groups are.

I came upon a preposterous blog by people seeking amnesty for illegals from Ireland. It was called "The Thirty-Third County." Well, I have news for Paddy. America is NOT an extension of Ireland, any more than it is an extension of any other country. If you do not respect America's immigration laws, stay in Ireland. Or go live in France, which is the kind of quasi-socialist paradise most Irish seek. If you do not believe me on that, listen to RTE radio, the Irish version of BBC. I've never heard so much leftist nonsense as I heard on Irish radio. It makes NPR sound pretty moderate, actually.

Citizen Pamphleteer: It Looks Like The Ass Has Been Kicking You

Citizen Pamphleteer: It Looks Like The Ass Has Been Kicking You
Getting ridiculed by Jon Stewart is the first time that Obama has had anything in common with George W. Bush. This reminds me of Citizen Kane by Orson Welles, where influencing politics isn't enough for the newspaper titan. So what's next? Jon Stewart running for president?

Why Playboy Shouldn't Give You An Erection

Everybody always knew Playboy was left-wing. From pot legalization to homosexuality to abortion, everyone has always known to expect idiocy from Hugh Hefner. Recent attempts to mainstream the Playboy image, including cable TV, fail to conceal the countercultural atmosphere of this porno magazine. Well now Playboy has sunk to a new low, as one of their scumball writers has written a piece entitled (and I wish I was making this up) "Ten Republican Women I'd Like to Rape." Besides sounding kind of like a Nine Inch Nails song, this is based on perhaps the sickest thing I've ever heard any man admit to--the idea that he would like to rape any woman. This is not funny, not even in a porno magazine is it acceptable to joke about rape. What I want to know is when the radical left will condemn Playboy for this outrage.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The Good Side of 1908

"Dr. Henry Wade Rogers, dean of the Yale Law School, delivered an address in Lexington Kentucky Tuesday evening before the Kentucky University on "The Constitution and the New Federalism." Many of the members of the bar and judges of the Kentucky court of appeals listened to the address. He said in part:
'A tendency has developed within a few years to increase the power of the federal government at the expense of the state government, and in the federal government to enhance the power of the executive department at the expense of both the judicial and legislative departments. A disposition has also manifested itself to ignore the canons of constitutional construction which heretofore have guided the courts of the country and to establish a new theory which shall give to the constitution that quality of elasticity which is the characteristic of the common law. There also appears an increasing antagonism to the courts and an attempt to create a feeling that they are anti-democratic and should be shorn of the power to nullify unconstitutional legislation. An antipathy is expressed to the limitations of power which the constitution has imposed and which the fathers reverenced and deemed necessary. These tendencies are found to some extent in both the great parties and in all sections of the country. We are threatened with a revival of federalism and with a federalism that is more extreme and radical that the leaders of the old federal party ever sanctioned. The argument proceeds on the assumption that the states have failed to perform their duty properly so that great evils have grown up which the states cannot or will not properly remedy and from which we should have been free if only the federal government had exercised the authority and not the states. That the states have not done their full duty is conceded. But that the federal government would have done better is a mere assumption and one I am not willing to accept."

Uncle Joe in Virginia

A town in Virginia actually has a bust of Stalin as part of a WW II memorial. The greatest generation is being put in the same category as one of history's most evil tyrants, a man who killed forty million people. What do you expect when a Christmas ornament on last year's White House tree had Mao Zedong on it? Note to Oh Blah Blah: Maybe the head of an athiest state is not appropriate for celebrating a religious holiday?

Monday, June 07, 2010

In Case You Missed It

To see American Life League's video about CHD, go to . It is an eye-opener.

Gaza Free Ireland

Apparently, my cousins over on the ould sod are all worked up about how oppressed the people of Gaza are. Some of them have even gone to fight jihad against Israel. Well, my Irish friends, you have nothing in common with Islamic weirdos who would have your colleens wearing burkas, and would force you to pay dhimmitude because you are not of the right faith. Incidentally, isn't religious freedom one thing the Irish always wanted from England? Hmmm....

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

American Power: NBC12 in Phoenix Broadcasts Anti-SB 1070 Attacks on Republicans as Nazis

American Power: NBC12 in Phoenix Broadcasts Anti-SB 1070 Attacks on Republicans as Nazis
Now this is just as hypocritical as it gets. The same people who say that Tea Party people are insane because they compare Obama to Mussolini are now describing Republicans to Nazis, and what is more, NBC is tacitly endorsing this point of view. See also Chris Matthew's new attempt to conflate right wing militias with Tea Parties.