Saturday, October 16, 2004

UBL is Dead and Both Bush and Kerry Know It

So speculates (fairly persuasively IMO) Matthew Heidt at Froggy Ruminations. I especially like the insights on why Bush won't mention that UBL is pushing up daisies, despite the fact that doing so would easily put him over the top in the race for the presidency, and how Kerry is trying to shamelessly exploit Bush's restraint for his own political advantage. (link via Powerline)
Al Presseera Strikes Again

Despite numerous other news sources reporting that well over 60% of the military and their families have a favorable opinion of President Bush, the AP ignores this fact altogether in a "report" on a poll which finds that 62% of the military think that more troops should have been sent to Iraq. QandO provides more details and commentary.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Let It Never Be Forgotten

That a monster was removed.

A mass grave containing the bodies of children, babies and their mothers has been unearthed in Iraq.

Shocked investigators reported finding "thighbones the size of matchsticks" at what they believe is the site of one of Saddam Hussein's atrocities. Among the findings-were the skeletons of unborn babies and toddlers clutching toys.

A baby had been shot in the back of its head and was found still being clutched by its mother, who had been shot in the face. The discovery was reported as Tony Blair came under mounting pressure to apologise to Parliament for the misleading intelligence claiming Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Job Interview With Gigante Law Firm

I've actually always tried to avoid working for a large firm, and at the time I sent in my resume to the one I'll be interviewing with next week, I had no idea they had well over 100 attorneys and offices in San Fran, L.A., New York and Hong Kong. Yikes! Anyway, since this firm has expressed an interest in talking to me, I figure I may as well see if I can impress them enough to maybe offer me a job.
FCC Commissioner Admits MSM Has Liberal Bias

In his unwarranted criticism of the Sinclair Broadcast Group's decision to air an anti-Kerry program on 60 of its local stations, FCC Commissioner Michael Copps effectively admits that shows like Nightline have a left-wing political bias. I tried doing a Google search to see if Copps ever criticized Nightline, but wasn't able to come up with anything.

Update: Go here for the official Stolen Honor documentary website.
Contraception Brownshirts

Devout Catholic pharmacist refuses to fill a college student's prescription for birth control pills. Militant college student can't wait another day or two to have intercourse, so she calls the police and eventually forces the pharmacist to defend himself in front of a state licensing board.
Lots of Smoke in the City

I noticed it when I walked outside this afternoon, and wondered where it was coming from. Now I know.
John Kerry for Antichrist

The Walking Hairdo makes the case as explained by Mark Shea.
The SCOTUS Will Review Ten Commandments Monument Cases

And in reporting this fact, the Al Presseera (via "reporter" Gina Holland) once again reveals its leftist bias and ignorance.


The Constitution bars any state "establishment" of religion. That means the government cannot promote religion in general, or favor one faith over another.

No, the Constitution expressly prohibits Congress from establishing religion. And I will buy Ms. Holland a dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts if she can point out where the Constitution says the government cannot promote religion or show favoritism toward one faith over another.

The lawyer for the Kentucky counties, Mathew Staver of the conservative law group Liberty Counsel, told justices that lower courts are fractured on the issue. A divided appeals court panel sided with the American Civil Liberties Union in the Kentucky case.

Interesting how the Liberty Counsel is explicitly described by the AP as "conservative" but the ACLU avoids getting tagged with the "liberal" designation.

The Rev. Barry W. Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State said Tuesday that he hopes the court uses the cases to declare government displays of religious documents and symbols unconstitutional.

"It's clear that the Ten Commandments is a religious document. Its display is appropriate in houses of worship but not at the seat of government," Lynn said.

Why is the "Rev." Barry Lynn the only one in the whole "report" who gets directly quoted? And again notice that even though Americans United is a clearly leftist organization, the AP avoids describing it as such.

Monday, October 11, 2004

More Vatican Ignorance

And so in addition to being pretty clueless about American sensibilities and putting undeserved faith in an unaccountable and corrupt organization like the United Nations, the Vatican tries to "bury the hatchet" with Tony Blair and President Bush by analogizing post-war reconstruction efforts in Iraq to an illegitimate child who must be educated and reared.

With all due respect Cardinal Sodano: Shat up!

Update: Great take on Cardinal Sodano's unfortunate choice of words by The Mighty Barrister. Kind of makes you think that perhaps Sodano would have preferred that Saddam had stayed in power.
Morbid Musing

This past weekend, philosopher Jacques Derrida , actor Christopher Reeve, and former Major League Baseball player and MVP Ken Caminiti passed away. Kind of odd how celebrities, or relatively well know people, seem to always die in threes.
Kerry's Consistent Inconsistency

On the issue of requiring parental notification before allowing a minor to obtain an abortion, Kerry during last Friday's debate said he was against it because he didn't want "to require a 16 or 17 year old kid who's been raped by her father and who's pregnant to have to notify her father." The big problem with Kerry's rationale, however, is that he has voted against notification proposals that made an exception for the very type of scenario that he raised.