In August 2006 Jesse Jackson went to Lebanon, had meetings with the terrorist group Hizballah, then stopped over in Israel to tell the families of those two IDF soldiers whose mutilated bodies were returned to Israel last week that their loved ones were still alive.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
HOW WELL HAS CHICAGO'S DRACONIAN GUN CONTROL WORKED? This well:
Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday raised the possibility of bringing in state troopers or even the Illinois National Guard to help Chicago combat a recent increase in violent crime -- an offer that Mayor Richard Daley didn't know was coming.
They told me that if George W. Bush were re-elected, we'd see the militarization of law enforcement, and troops called out in the streets as Americans were deprived of basic constitutional liberties. And they were right!
When an eight-year-old Guy Earle was bouncing on his bed, reciting along to Steve Martin albums and dreaming of being a famous stand-up comic, he never imagined how that fame would finally arrive: in the form of a Canadian Human Rights Commission (HRC) complaint, brought by a lesbian heckler, accusing Earle of not being funny.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
"To consider abortion acceptable is to make a philosophical decision about the world without even knowing it."
That there are moral issues and ambiguities is something that too many pro-choice advocates fail to notice. Read the whole post and especially the comments. What becomes all too obvious is the lack of respect for life (referring to a fetus with a beating heart as a "blob" really offends me) from a group of people whom I am willing to bet think that they are all for biodiversity, evolution, and universal health care....
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Now that owning a handgun is a civil right (that's right, ACLU, suck on it), it is becoming obvious that police everywhere are going to do their best to deny you that right. Megan is getting a bit pissed about it.....
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
"JIM GERAGHTY writes: 'I'm sorry, did the New York Times just put on the front page that IRAQ HAD A NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM AND WAS PLOTTING TO BUILD AN ATOMIC BOMB?'"
Kind of undercuts that whole "Bush lied about WMD" thing. Reader Eric Anondson emails: "It surely must have been a Rovian plot to somehow get the Times to admit that Iraq has a nuclear weapons program on the verge of an atomic bomb by as early as 2003... and right before an election where the Iraq War is listed as the top election concern among likely voters." (Actually, it was 1991, I believe, but this does underscore why WMD fears were reasonable, especially as Saddam was trying to restart things).
Monday, July 14, 2008
The Palestinian Authority has asked Israel to hand over the remains of Dalal Mughrabi, the Palestinian woman who led the March 11, 1978 coastal road attack in which 36 people were murdered and 71 wounded.
Israel is planning to deliver Mughrabi's remains, together with those of scores of Palestinians and Lebanese, to Hizbullah in the context of the new prisoner exchange between the two sides.
The PA said in its request that it wanted to "honor" Mughrabi by holding a big funeral for her in Ramallah.
Azzam al-Ahmed, a senior Fatah official closely associated with PA President Mahmoud Abbas, described Mughrabi, whose family originally came from Jaffa, as a "the first Palestinian woman to carry out one of the most courageous operations in Israel." He claimed that in her will, Mughrabi, who belonged to Fatah, had asked her family to see to it that she was buried in "Palestine."
"We want to turn Dalal's funeral into a national wedding, a major celebration," the Fatah official said. "The operation she carried out off the shores of her hometown of Jaffa was heroic and exemplary. She will always be remembered as a symbol for the Palestinian women's struggle."