MrSpkr's random thoughts . . .
Monday, May 28, 2007
Anti-antiwar protestors at West Point . . .
Good stuff. Show up to anti-war protests, and mock the participants. I love it!
The money line:
Woods, a retired Army Special Forces soldier, was one of about three dozen protesters gathered on the main strip here yesterday, flags in hand.Woods proves prescient.
. . .
"Daddy," his daughter asked as the crowd of banner-holding anti-war demonstraters drew closer, "what are they going to do?"
"Make asses out of themselves," Woods answered.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Global Warming alerts . . .
for the Memorial Day weekend. Snow advisories in Colorado (expecting up to eight inches of snow).
In South Africa, a number of record low temperatures (and records for low "maximum "temperatures) have been broken in the past few days.
Just thought you would like to know.
Labels: Global Warming
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The Immigration Abomination
N.Z. Bear has posted a copy of the Immigration Reform Bill that is currently before Congress. Furthermore, he has posted it in a format that allows bloggers access to an effective index and allows bloggers to post comments to each section. Read the bill, analyze it, and make your comments.
Than, call your Senator or Congresscritter. We must stop this bill.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Of all the liberal reactions to Falwell's death . . .
I find it ironic that Larry Flynt's is classiest:
The Reverend Jerry Falwell and I were arch enemies for fifteen years. We became involved in a lawsuit concerning First Amendment rights and Hustler magazine. Without question, this was my most important battle – the l988 Hustler Magazine, Inc., v. Jerry Falwell case, where after millions of dollars and much deliberation, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in my favor.True enough.
My mother always told me that no matter how much you dislike a person, when you meet them face to face you will find characteristics about them that you like. Jerry Falwell was a perfect example of that. I hated everything he stood for, but after meeting him in person, years after the trial, Jerry Falwell and I became good friends. He would visit me in
California and we would debate together on college campuses. I always appreciated his sincerity even though I knew what he was selling and he knew what I was selling.
The most important result of our relationship was the landmark decision from the Supreme Court that made parody protected speech, and the fact that much of what we see on television and hear on the radio today is a direct result of my having won that now famous case which Falwell played such an important role in.
Rest in peace, Reverend Falwell; rest in peace.
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Prayer request . . .
No new links here. Just wanted to let everyone know I am between jobs right now (it's overall a good thing, but still a stressful decision). Pray for me and my family, please.
More to come later.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
In other news, temperatures in Hell falling rapidly, and a flock of pigs takes flight over the Mississippi . . .
A recent BBC story actually celebrates America's existence . . . and reports that a motion before the Oxford Union stating "this House regrets the Founding of America" was overwhelmingly rejected.
The Oxford Union traditionally has hosted debates on the more important issues of our time, and has attracted speakers such as Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, the Dalai Lama, and Mother Theresa.
The defenders of the proposition were to be two Islamist radicals and a communist. Unfortunately, the Communist backed out, stating that he had no desire to be seen in support of a losing proposition.
One of the Islamists, Jamal Harwood, is a member of a group whose avowed goal is the overthrow of the United States government and the replacement of all Western governments with a Shariah regime. The other Islamist, David Pidcock, is the leader of the Islamic Party of Britain. This group's policy manifesto can be found here (warning: .pdf file). Essentially, they appear to be a run of the mill Marxist organization that has adopted Islam in an effort to stand out from other Marxist organizations.
Those against the motion include National Review's Jonah Goldberg, who put things in context when he said that the Motion "sounded like a bad joke."
Go read the whole thing; then read Jonah's article about his experience.