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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Al Qaeda's nuclear option�-�Commentary�-�The Washington Times, America's Newspaper: " What interests bin Laden and Zawahri beyond casualty lists is collateral damage to civil liberties, privacy and the world economy. America, as they see it, would be knocked off its pinnacle. This would be the shot heard around the world and hundreds of millions of either frightened or jubilant Muslims would flock to the Muslim world's black Jolly Roger of white skull and crossbones. "
Yes, indeedy. So the solution? America should willingly abandon the pinnacle, elect Muslims to Congress, Zawahiri as President, and then what??? I guess we could then put rugs on our heads and shoot women on the soccer fields. We need more sheiks.

What happened to "give me liberty, or give me death"?

But Bush is really bad, although Albright said this week that there are no bad guys. Then why the campaign against Bush that has been going on for six years?

This is all so, so ..... French??

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - U.S. & World News - Clerics Call for Christian Convert's Death Despite Western Outrage: " Senior Muslim clerics said Thursday that an Afghan man who converted from Islam to Christianity must be executed and if the government caves into Western pressure and frees him they will incite people to 'pull him into pieces.' "
Islam is a peaceloving and gentle religion. Clinton vows to block bill criminalizing illegal immigrants: "'It is certainly not in keeping with my understanding of the Scriptures,' Clinton said, 'because this bill would literally criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably even Jesus himself.' "
Someone needs to tell Hil to avoid referencing the Scriptures like she would the bird flu. Jesus an illegal alien? the Good Samaritan an illegal alien? Seems like you have revealed that you don't know the Scriptures, New Testament Geography, or Who Jesus is.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 / Asia-Pacific / China - China's competitiveness 'on the decline': "The competitiveness of China's manufacturing industries has suffered serious erosion over the past year, according to one of the world's largest trade sourcing companies."

Of course. China will face two choices, either one of which will be good for the West. 1. loosen the strings of the command economy [communism] and accept more capitalism; this will put more intense pressure to expand democracy and move toward peace with the West. 2. tighten the strings of the command economy in a desperate attempt to become or to stay competitive. Result: less competitive, for communism is never competitive. Collapse. - How to spot a baby conservative: "Remember the whiny, insecure kid in nursery school, the one who always thought everyone was out to get him, and was always running to the teacher with complaints? Chances are he grew up to be a conservative.
At least, he did if he was one of 95 kids from the Berkeley area that social scientists have been tracking for the last 20 years. The confident, resilient, self-reliant kids mostly grew up to be liberals."
Yes, probably true. The insecure kid was being pushed around by the self-confident bullies in the class, and developed a distrust for government because the liberal, self-satisfied teacher had been taught by the NEA that rendering justice was evil, so the kid gave up on government and grew up to be a conservative, proud, confident and self-reliant.

On the other hand, the bully became even more bullyish when he found that government would do nothing about his bad behavior and continued to try to push his self-confident, selfish, know-it-all agenda on people, but the conservative kids had grown up and began to push back. The bully then began to whine about conspiracies and right-wing lies and deceit--all behavior that he had learned back in nursery school under the benevolent eye of his liberal, know-it-all teacher who had no standards at all and later seduced a kid in the 7th grade. His/Her [Gender uncertain] confidence was always shattered when she/he was around people who thought that abortion, murder, atheism, sodomy, and confiscatory taxes are evil. That why he/she lives in Berkeley.

He/she also became a whiner about those who believe that it is a waste of tax-payer money to fund such self-serving politically driven studies conducted by pinheads, still trying to justify beating up on the little kid in nursery school.

What else would you expect from Berkeley?

"Block admits in his paper that liberal Berkeley is not representative of the whole country..." Boy, that's an understatement.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The New Yorker: The Talk of the Town: "There is very little doubt that Bush deserves censure, not only for the warrantless wiretapping but also for the many other catastrophes his Administration has generated, including the manipulation of intelligence to justify the Iraq war, the willful failure to heed warnings of what the invasion's aftermath would entail, the sanctioning of torture, and the neglect of �homeland security to say nothing of a set of domestic policies that sacrifice solvency, safety, the environment, and elementary fairness on the altar of enriching the rich in the name of Christian compassion."
This is the liar's technique, especially in politics. Tell it enough times and then you can use it as a base for other arguments. But someone needs to tell Hendrik Hertzberg that just 'cause he says it, doesn't make it so.

This is the way it works. You tell a lie; one of your buddies repeats it; your buddies in the news media picks it up, and by nightfall it has become part of the public myth.

But New Yorkers are not known for deep thinking, just for thinking they think deeply.
Excite News: "But Biden, a potential 2008 presidential candidate, found little grounds for agreement with Bush as he criticized the administration's handling of Iraq and preparedness for a potential terrorism strike. The senator said if he had known how incompetent the administration would have been in running the war, he might not have voted for the resolution authorizing the president to use troops in Iraq."

There is so much wrong with Biden's statement that you don't know where to begin with it. It means that unless you know the future, you can't make decisions; and it also means that whatever decision you make you can excuse yourself because of some unknown event in the future. This is why the doctrine of predestination is absolutely necessary for the freedom of the will. No one can be held responsible for his actions if blind luck controls events. If our future is not in the hands of God and everything under His personal control, then we will always have an excuse for our bad choices. Man is the victim of unforeseen events and the bad actions of others. How can I be responsible when others are such jerks? Whatever happens cannot be my fault. Others have screwed up the works. The world is a stinking place.

But then, manliness is the enemy, isn't it? Weinies can always whine about what they didn't know and excuse themselves, if not by blind bad luck, then by the stupidity of others. Blame, blame, blame. It just ain't my fault.

Success is by luck, not by good choices. Failure is victimhood. Whine, whine, whine. Start the sad music for Sen. Joseph Biden and all the wimp who support him.


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