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Friday, June 24, 2005

Cato News Release - June 23, 2005: " Unfortunately, today's ruling breaks faith with the Constitution, by holding that local bureaucrats have the power to take your property and give it to someone they hope will generate more revenue for city coffers. That leaves every property owner and small business person with more reason to fear that their homes and businesses will be confiscated for the benefit of someone wealthier or better connected. That's the very opposite of the system of stable private property our Founders meant to secure.'"

This court's ruling is an economic disaster. One of the absolute requirements for a vibrant economy is secure property rights. Churches better see the handwriting on the wall, because they do not generate income for the state. Now the government has a tool to close them down and sell the property to businesses that will generate income.
Commentary - Bush's Calling: "For the most part, though, liberal animus toward Bush's faith comes from the opposite direction. It is his religious sincerity that infuriates and frightens, especially when contrasted with the easy and empty Bible-toting of, say, a Bill Clinton. "
This is a thoughtful and provocative article. It does help explain why both religious liberals and creedal Christians are uncomfortable with George W. Most American Biblebelievers are evangelical, in the sense of revival Christians, ones who have had an experience with Christ but have not organized it creedally.

My front yard Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Sunset in America Posted by Hello

My Way News:

"More recently the city has suffered the kind of economic woes afflicting urban areas across the country, with losses of residents and jobs. Last month, the Pentagon also announced plans to close the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, one of the city's largest employers, which would eliminate thousands of jobs.

The New London neighborhood that will be swept away includes Victorian-era houses and small businesses that in some instances have been owned by several generations of families. Among the New London residents in the case is a couple in their 80s who have lived in the same home for more than 50 years."


This is liberalism in its most naked form. Take the property for the rich and powerful and may the poor go hang. Read the article and see how the justices lined up. Then remember why democrats want to remain in control of the courts. Frist and Bush must change the rules of the Senate in order to get Bush's nominees for the courts. The courts are the great instrument of tyranny in America today.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Who, me? Posted by Hello

Conspiracy Theories - If you liked The Da Vinci Code, you'll love the Downing Street Memo. By Christopher Hitchens: "Conspiracy Theories
If you liked The Da Vinci Code, you'll love the Downing Street Memo.
By Christopher Hitchens
Posted Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at 9:42 AM PT

"A few weeks ago, at an airport in Europe, I saw Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code staring at me across the bookstore bins. I had seen it many times before and averted my gaze, but I was facing a long delay, and I suddenly thought: May as well get it over with.
Well, of course I knew it would be bad. I just didn't know that it would be that bad. Never mind for now the breathless and witless style, or the mashed-paper characters, or the lazy, puerile reliance...." [That gives you flavor].

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


sunset Posted by Hello
This is the picture that should have appeared on my last blog.


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