Thursday, February 28, 2008

From Meddling to Preaching

Good stuff as usual from Touchstone

You go from preaching to meddling when, for example, you assert that the Natural Family has a “quiverful” of children; that it requires a permanent, unbreakable bond between the husband and wife; or that it is marked by what are called “sex roles.” This is too much nature, it is nature untempered by technology and culture, as if you were asking people to go naked in the winter or hunt and kill their own food and eat it raw. full article here

Bugging our Enemies

Clifford D. May at the National Review says American spies need to be free to eavesdrop on foreign terrorists. I agree

Six years after the terrorist atrocities of 9/11, 15 years after the first attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, 25 years after the bombing of the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut, and nearly 30 years after the Iranian Revolution — “Death to America!” was its rallying cry — we still can’t agree on what to call those waging war against us. Are they militant Islamists, Islamic fascists, terrorists, extremists, or something else entirely?

full article here

Iranian Shoppers Riot Against Modesty Police

It happens every day on the streets of Tehran: a police squad grabbed a young woman for dressing immodestly. But this time, the young woman fought back, and a crowd defended her and attacked the police. Thanks to cell phone video, the internet, and brave Iranian citizen reporters, Ardeshir Arian is able to tell the story. the story here

Liberal Fascism

Excellent review over at FrontPage.
Liberal Fascism:The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning
By Jonah GoldbergDoubleday, $27.95, 487 pp.Review by David Forsmark

That "thwack" you hear from coast to coast is conservative book-writing pundits smacking themselves on the forehead and exclaiming, "Why didn't I think of that?"
The reason is National Review editor Jonah Goldberg's new book, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning, as it racks up huge sales and dominates best-seller lists.

Jonah Golberg is the Editor over at National Review founded by the late William F. Buckley

Solar Activity Diminishes; Researchers Predict Another Ice Age

Dr. Kenneth Tapping is worried about the sun. Solar activity comes in regular cycles, but the latest one is refusing to start. Sunspots have all but vanished, and activity is suspiciously quiet. The last time this happened was 400 years ago -- and it signaled a solar event known as a "Maunder Minimum," along with the start of what we now call the "Little Ice Age."
full story here

I'm not gonna get any more upset about this on than I did global warming, we'll have to adapt one way or the other and we will. Still, this may be based on better data anyway...
But wait, maybe we can just pump more carbon into the air and warm things up... if that worked...:-)

Global Warming- I Told You So

Clarice Feldman at the American Thinker: I don't know how much life is left in the global warming/aka climate change hoax, but this should -- if widely known -- help nail the first part of the coffin lid down on it: ...All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously....

full link

The key phrase there is if widely known. How long before the press lets it out?

Planned Parenthood: Wanting fewer blacks 'understandable'

The founder of PP has a long history of this type of thing so this is not surprising...just disgusting.

"A student-run magazine at UCLA has revealed an undercover investigation in which representatives of Planned Parenthood, the nation's abortion industry leader, admitted willingness to accepting a financial donation targeting the destruction of an unborn black baby. "

full article here

Monday, February 25, 2008

Russia threatens to use force over Kosovo

UNITED NATIONS -- The international split over Kosovo grew more ominous Friday as Russia raised the spectre of using force to back its Serb ally's bid to retain the territory.
Russia's envoy to NATO warned both the Western military alliance, which has a 16,000-strong peacekeeping force in Kosovo, and the European Union against formally backing the ethnic-Albanian leadership's declaration of independence from Serbia.

article here

Forget global warming: Welcome to the new Ice Age

As a weather forecaster I always get a chuckle with articles like these. We can't forecast beyond five days and yet we are POSITIVE we are in a warming trend and even more positive we are responsible. It occurs to me there is a certain amount of hubris to go with our false faith in computer models.
From the National Post:
"Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.
The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January "was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average."
full article here

The Obama Enigma

Where would he lead America? I have my thoughts on that and it includes a hand-basket, but here are some others from the Washinton Post..

"THE NATIONAL Journal magazine recently ranked Barack Obama as the most liberal senator in 2007 -- an assessment that is subject to legitimate quibbling but will no doubt be featured by Republicans if Mr. Obama wins the Democratic nomination for president. Democratic voters in a Pew Research Center poll last month put Mr. Obama to their left ideologically, Hillary Rodham Clinton to their right. Are these analyses accurate? When the Illinois Democrat talks about bringing together red and blue America, does he mean that he will persuade the red (Republican) part to come around to blue (Democratic) policies -- or does he mean that he will forge a new, centrist answer that will bridge the red-blue divide? Is he a liberal at heart who tacks occasionally to the center or more of a centrist capable of suppressing leftist instincts when political circumstances demand?" (entire article here)

Girl's burnt diary reveals Warsaw ghetto horror

By Emma Henry
Last Updated: 2:10pm GMT 25/02/2008
The burnt diary of a Jewish girl who recorded the horrors of a young life spent hiding from the Nazis in Warsaw's ghetto has been restored and put on public view by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum....
(full story here)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

GOP to Conservatives: Drop Dead

I think this is why Huckabee stays in; to give conservatives a voice. McCain is a better Republican than Huckabee, but Huckabee is the true conservative. Without Huck, conservatives have no voice.

From Townhall:
As with small children, many of the entrenched, beholden, or power-hungry hierarchy of the Republican party, simply wish conservatives could be seen, but never heard.
In a very telling headline, The Washington Times recently reported, “McCain Refuses to Pander.” In the first paragraph of the article, the paper said, “John McCain's campaign manager yesterday said the candidate will not pander for conservative support…” Yeah, we know. Message received.
(article here)

Kosovo: Islamism's New Beachhead?

My prediction? There will be no peace in the Balkans with an independent Kosovo. An independent Kosovo will be a springboard to increased Islamist violence throughout the region and beyond. I have never been more sure of something in my life.
From FrontPage Mag
"The current state of affairs is a product of a concerted, single-minded, bipartisan American effort to turn Serbs into an enemy as the U.S. tries to make friends of its enemies in the region, always at Serbian expense. “Will Russia now become the leader of the Europeans who resist the Islamization of their continent?” Thomas Landen asks in the Brussels Journal. He notes that Moscow has called on the UN to annul independence, and a UN vote may be the only thing to save us from a new world war over this Balkan province, ignored by the media and public for eight years as insignificant, despite the Balkans’ history for setting off world wars."
(full article here)

The West’s Fatal Mistake: We Are All Serbs Now

"Surely, Mr Bush knows that al-Qa’eda fighters were involved in driving the Serbs from Kosovo in the late 1990s. The Jerusalem Post reported in 1998 that the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) was “provided with financial and military support from Islamic countries,” and had been “bolstered by hundreds of Iranian fighters or mujahedin [some of whom] were trained in Osama bin Laden’s terrorist camps in Afghanistan. ...

...Yesterday, thousands of ethnic Albanians were celebrating their independence in the Kosovar capital Pristina, shouting “KLA! KLA!” and waving American flags alongside the Albanian and the new Kosovar national flag. Is America now in league with al-Qa’eda and the Albanian mafia? What is the point of fighting Islamism in Iraq while at the same time one creates a free haven for Islamists on the European continent?..." entire story

Blowback from global warming fear-mongers

From AT
One of the serious real problems being created out of worries over the phony problem of supposedly man-made global warming is the rush to replace incandescent light bulbs (the kind Thomas Edison invented) with CFL bulbs, which contain mercury. AT has been warning of this since early April last year. But it now appears that even greenies are catching on that they may have unleashed a Frankenstein's monster with the ban on incandescents that will take effect in 2012.

So we'll be cooler but we'll have a mercury problem. Gee, thanks. (full story here)

Universal Islamic 'Blasphemy' Law ?

The Islamo fascists are winning:
From the American Thinker

Almost two weeks ago, "three men with a Muslim background" were arrested by Danish police on anti-terrorism charges, suspected of having plotted to murder Kurt Westergaard, a cartoonist for Jyllands-Posten....
And within 3 days, by February 15, 2008, confirming the pervasive fear of violent Muslim reprisal that apparently grips Danish society, Westergaard was ejected from his police-protected hotel room having been deemed, "too much of a security risk." Now the 73-year-old cartoonist and his wife are homeless. (full article here)

Iraqis nabbed in Mexico, headed to U.S. with fake IDs

WorldNetDailey reports:

"Two more Iraqis with false Bulgarian passports were detained by Mexican officials in Monterrey – bringing the total to four this month."
full story here