Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Ever wonder what the _expression "stuck on stupid" meant? Well here is an example: The grinning idiot clinging to Je$$e Jack$on is Cindy Sheehan... the sob sister protesting the war at Bush's ranch, who lost her son in the war, the same son she gave up in her divorce when he was 7 years old. And by the way if you wonder why she has so much free time ... she is going through another divorce right now and guess what? She is giving up custody of another son. As Forest Gump once wisely proclaimed, "Stupid is as stupid does."

Supreme Court rules against abortion clinics
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court dealt a setback Tuesday to abortion clinics in a two-decade-old legal fight over abortion protests, ruling that federal extortion and racketeering laws cannot be used to ban demonstrations.

Patriot Act Renewal Clears Final Hurdle

Coast Guard Denies Port Security Fears

Nurse raped for refusing to perform abortions
'The family came and harassed me but I never imagined they would do this'

In the irony page: Anti-War protesters plan War on Whitehouse

Thursday, February 23, 2006

I'm conservative...and happy

WASHINGTON -- To bemused conservatives, it looks like yet another example of analytic overkill by the intelligentsia -- a jobs program for the (mostly liberal) academic boys (and girls) in the social sciences, whose quantitative tools have been brought to bear to prove the obvious.
A survey by the Pew Research Center shows that conservatives are happier than liberals -- in all income groups. While 34 percent of all Americans call themselves "very happy,'' only 28 percent of liberal Democrats (and 31 percent of moderate or conservative Democrats) do, compared to 47 percent of conservative Republicans. This finding is niftily self-reinforcing: It depresses liberals.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Mystery blob eating downtown L.A.
"The street looked like it was about to pop. Everybody sort of stepped back and said, 'Whoa!' " said fire Capt. Al Gonzales. "Then we put two and two together."Authorities remembered that there's a petroleum drilling site two blocks from the apartment building. When they checked there, they discovered that workers were injecting high-pressure hot water into old wells to extract leftover crude oil.When the St. James Oil Co. halted the hot water pumping, the bulge in the street began to subside and the flow of oily liquid quickly slowed.

Court Allows Church's Hallucinogenic Tea

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Dems: We Don’t Have an Iraq Plan, But That’s OK

McCarthyism – No Longer a Dirty Word

Intellectual Takeout- a REALLY good website.

David's Friend Goliath Michael Mandelbaum, Foreign Policy (January 2006)If America is an imperialist force recklessly destabilizing global order as so many world leaders claim, why has no one come forward to do something about it? Michael Mandelbaum, professor of American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins University, argues that there is a gap between what the world says about American power and what it truly believes. Though they have powerful reasons not to admit it, world leaders understand most charges against the U.S. are false and that the U.S. is a positive force in world affairs. Understanding this, the Davids of the world have little reason to challenge Goliath. (read more)

Interpreter of 'Saddam Tapes' Suggests ABC Got It Wrong - On Wednesday night, ABC News played excerpts of tape recordings from the mid-1990s in which Saddam Hussein predicts a future WMD attack on the United States. But former U.N. weapons inspector Bill Tierney, the man who interpreted those tapes, says ABC News misinterpreted what Saddam was saying in those tapes. Full Story

A Hunter’s Take on Cheney’s Mistake

Like there's a good way to announce that the vice president shot someone by mistake. There's this cheesy way that pundits troll for an angle -- they try to frame a story on something ennobling, so it won't look like they're taking potshots (pun intended) at the veep while he's down. It's lowbrow fascination masquerading as high-minded principle, equivalent to news stations running an item about Pamela Anderson's boycott of the Kentucky Derby because of her animal-rights activism, when the real goal is to show B-roll of Anderson half-naked and undulating.

Cheney is reviled because he doesn't kiss the feet of the narcissistic media scavengers who believe the First Amendment establishes them as royalty who must be catered to, fawned over and accorded immunity for their own abominable behavior.

Rasmussen asked whether the accident "raises serious questions about his ability to serve as Vice President," or was "just one of those very embarrassing things that happens to all of us."
The result: 27% say it "raises serious questions," while more than twice as many, 57%, say it was "just one of those things." The press corps whiffs again.

Wouldn't it be great if Pres. Bush, knowing that Cheney isn't going to run for President, has Cheney resign over the matter at hand, then replaces the VP with his own annointed pick as successor to his presidency. That would be SO ironic for the liberal media. Gawd!!! I'd love to see that!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Friday, February 10, 2006

'Throttling' Angers Netflix Renters
Crooks! I knew they were doing this.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Balloonist And The Fisherman
A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me,can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."
The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.
She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."
"I am,"replied the man. "How did you know?"
"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."
The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Democrat."
"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"
"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but, somehow, now it's my fault."

Pres. Bush causes fewer cancer deaths. A negative cancer rate seen as intolerant by the left.

Stop the glee lib's
AP: Dem Leader Reid Aided Abramoff Clients, Records Show

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Jimmy Carter and Rev. Joseph LoweryShow Shameless Disrespect at Mrs King's Memorial

Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton Blast Bush at King Service

Lying at and politiczing at aMemorial is just about the lowest of lows and shows utter contempt and disrespect for the deceased. Again: to some, the ends justifies the means.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Francis Schaeffer on Education
From a speech given in 1982...
Now, moving from public schools to private schools, what is the priority? Notice I am not saying Christian schools, but all private schools, including Christian schools. If you are really going to do something here, you have to think larger than your own interest. What we must do in the private schools, including the Christian schools, is to stand against those who have done so much to ruin our public schools in not allowing them to get a hold on the private schools, and specifically, the Christian schools, through a control of the curriculum. What we should be doing is struggling to see that the Christian school's curriculum is not controlled by those who have with their world view ruined the public schools.
This does not mean that the state does not have a legitimate interest in the safety of the pupils in such a thing as a firedoor. There are Christian schools that have said the state has no right even to tell them not to have a fire trap. That is not so. The state has a responsibility to say that a group of people meeting in a building like this we are meeting in have exit signs around the room, so that if there is a fire you will not all burn to death, and that is equally so for the kids in school. So the issue is not something like fire doors. The issue is that they must not begin to bring the same destructive teaching into the private schools by the back door of curriculum control that they have brought so dominantly into the public schools. We must not allow them to bring in through the back door a control of the curriculum and especially at the very point where the Bible's content is denied and contaminated. Therefore, the protection of the Christian school curriculum is another one of the priorities, which Christians ought to be consciously and intelligently standing for.
However, let me say another side of this question of the Christian school and our protection of it. While we are saying that the Christian school is not to allow its curriculum to be corrupted, we must also say that the private school, and specifically the Christian school, should give a good education.
We are to say we are going to control the curriculum. We are not going to let the state bring in the materialistic view as the final reality through the back door. But if we are going to say that with any validity the Christian schools must be giving a really good education. It should not just be a matter of not teaching what is wrong in a twisted education that rules out a Creator. Our Christian schools should not primarily be negative oriented. It is to be positive.
It is not just to be negative. It should be a superior education, if you are going to really protect the Christian school. It should certainly teach the students how to read and write and how to do mathematics better than most public schools enjoy today. It should do that but it should also appreciate and teach the full scope of human learning. Christian education is indeed knowing the Bible, of course it is, but Christian education should also deal with all human knowledge. We can think of what I said previously about the humanities. Christian education should deal with all human knowledge - presenting it in a framework of truth, rooted in the Creator's existence, and in his creation. Real Christian education, if we are going to protect our Christian schools, is not just the negative side, it is positive, touching on all human knowledge; and in each case, according to the level of the students, showing how it fits into the total framework of truth, the truth of all reality as rooted in the Creator's existence and in His creation. If the Judeo-Christian position is the truth of all reality, and-it is, then all the disciplines, and very much including a knowledge of, and I would repeat, an appreciation of, the humanities and the arts are a part of Christian education. Some Christians seem absolutely blind at this point.
If Christianity is not just one more religion, one more upper story kind of thing (as I speak of it in Escape From Reason and in my other books) then it has something to say about all the disciplines, and it certainly has something to say about the humanities and the arts and the appreciation of them. And I want to say quite firmly, if your Christian school does not do this, I do not believe it is giving a good education. It is giving a truncated education and it is not honoring to the Lord.
If truth is one, that is if truth has unity, then Christian education means understanding, and being excited by, the associations between the disciplines and showing how these associations are rooted in the Creator's existence. I do not know if you know what you are hearing or not. It is a flaming fire. It is gorgeous if you understand what we have in the teaching and revelation of God. If we are going to have really a Christian education, it means understanding truth is not a series of isolated subjects but there are associations, and the associations are rooted in nothing less than the existence of the Creator Himself.
True Christian education is not a negative thing; it is not a matter of isolating the student from the full scope of knowledge. Isolating the student from large sections of human knowledge is not the basis of a Christian education. Rather it is giving him or her the framework or total truth, rooted in the Creator's existence and in the Bible's teaching, so that in each step of the formal learning process the student will understand what is true and what is false and why it is true or false. It is not isolating students from human knowledge. It is teaching them in a framework of the total Biblical teaching, beginning with the tremendous central thing, that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. It is teaching in this framework, so that on their own level, as they are introduced to all of human knowledge, they are not introduced in the midst of a vacuum, but they are taught each step along the way why what they are hearing is either true or false. That is true education. The student, then, is an educated person. I just say in passing, John Harvard understood that when he founded Harvard University. It was founded with this whole thing in mind. The student, then if he is taught this way, is an educated person, who will have the tools to keep learning and enjoy learning throughout all of life. Is life dull? How can it be dull? No, a true education, a Christian education, is more than the negative, though that is there. It is giving the tools in the opening the doors to all human knowledge, in the Christian framework so they will know what is truth and what is untruth, so they can keep learning as long as they live, and they can enjoy, they can really enjoy, the whole wrestling through field after field of knowledge. That is what an educated person is.
In short, Christian education should produce students more educated in the totality of knowledge, culture and life, than non-Christian education rooted in a false view of truth. The Christian education should end with a better educated boy and girl and man and woman, than the false could ever produce. Protecting the Christian school must carry with it more than the negative; it should produce a superior education in all areas of. knowledge, and notice I am saying all areas of human knowledge.
Permission is granted in advance by the author to anyone who wishes to reproduce this speech in part or in full provided that the following credit is given wherever it appears:
Copyright by Francis A. Schaeffer, 1982, "Priorities 1982". Two speeches given at the L'Abri Mini-Seminars in 1982.
The above permission is granted for non-commercial purposes only.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Money better spent on education.ROFL

Saudi's Manufacturing Outrage
Now here’s a fascinating story from the blog
European Tribune on the recent Muslim riots over the Muhammad cartoons. This scenario sounds entirely plausible to me. One salient fact they point out, which I do not recall being reported anywhere in our media, is that these cartoons were published on September 30, 2005. That’s right, over four months ago. Why is the outrage only now brewing?

My take on FISA and consitutionality stated better than I could put it:

Saturday, February 04, 2006

When Is Opposition Treason?
When you knowingly lie to turn people against their
own government you are committing treason
William R. Collier Jr.

Treason is the act of knowingly helping the enemies of
your country or betraying the trust of your country in
a manner that demonstrably weakens your nation
vis-à-vis its enemies.

The Democrats, or most of them, have been deliberately
lying about the president and this has indeed hurt the
US at home and abroad.

One lie is that Bush deliberately misled America about
Iraq, which has undermined the credibility of our
intelligence agencies and our government and has made
dealing with the situation in Iran more difficult. The
fact is that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction
and they disappeared (we have not located them). The
mere fact that WMD’s which can kill millions and yet
fit snugly in a few trucks have not been located is by
no means clear and conclusive evidence that they o not
exist. All the “evidence” that seems to support the
theory that the WMD’s never existed is taken seriously
while any evidence that indicates they were secreted
away is totally ignored.

This lie has been said so often that even those who do
not believe the lie are more cynical about their
president than they need be. So profuse has been the
lying by the Democrats that hardly anyone still even
talks about the WMD evidence that supports the initial
findings by the world’s intelligence agencies that
says Iraq had the WMD’s and that they were small
enough in size that they could easily have been hidden
or removed. We even have a former Iraqi Air Force
General who claims he was told by Iraqi pilots that
Saddam shipped out the WMD’s before we invaded. Iraq
also sent its air force into Iran during the first
gulf war, so the idea that Saddam would send the WMD’s
out as a last and final parting shot is credible.

I am not saying Iraq definitely had WMD’s, but the
idea that he never had them and still was willing to
see the US invade his country rather than give the UN
the access it needed to prove he never had them is
totally ridiculous.

Some have posited the theory that Saddam believed he
had the WMD’s but that he was being lied to by the
scientists. This is possible, but not probable in a
society that had layers upon layers of security
services, each spying on each other, and each desiring
to win Saddam’s approval by proving that the others
are less reliable. The idea that any group of people,
crossing many competing agencies, could come together
and conspire to keep the fact that they really didn’t
have the WMD’s that Saddam was told h had is simply
not credible but because this theory tends to make
Bush look bad it is taken very seriously and anything
that contradicts it is ignored.

This is not the only lie, there are many and each day
it seems that the Democrats lurch father and farther
away from reality and towards reason by deliberately,
and knowingly, seeking the harm of their own nation
because whatever hurts America hurts Bush and they are
quite willing to wade through piles and piles of
bloody American corpses to take Bush down.

Sadly for America this fifth column that favors Bin
Laden and Hugo Chaves over Bush and America gets away
with their treason because most Americans cannot
believe an elected leader, let alone an entire party
organization, would knowingly do and say things that
get Americans killed just because they hate the
President. Even more alarming, thanks to the complicit
traitors in the media, the American people may even be
so turned off to Bush and Republicans by these
ceaseless outright lies that they actually let the
traitorous Democrats regain the majority in Congress
or retake the White house.

Nothing is more corrupt than selling the lives of
Americans for political gain and convincing people of
outright lies about your opponents, even as you censor
the truth through your media and colleges, all for
your own hidden secular and socialist agenda that, if
implemented, would lead to millions of dead and
starving people.

If the Democrats should win through their treason and
fraud our only reaction can be to dissolve the union
immediately and restart the union amongst those states
that are not controlled by America’s enemies, the
Democrats. Today’ Democrats are not merely misguided
liberals, they are treasonous murderers and would be
socialist dictators who should be resisted by force
whenever they try to impose their pro-al quada and
pro-communist agenda on us.

Being a Democrat is synonymous with treason in my
book, whether you are a conservative, moderate, or
liberal, because that party is the party of America’s

-Bill Collier,

Friday, February 03, 2006