Friday, September 30, 2005

War Protesters . . .

I found this article very interesting. I thought you'd all enjoy it, too.

UPDATE: "Being anti-war does not equate to being anti-American"? I'm not too sure about that . . .

(Credit Jeff)


Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The International Freedom Center - Update

The plans for an IFC have been dropped. Gov. George Pataki said the project had aroused "too much opposition, too much controversy."
This is a great relief for the families of the 9-11 victims. And a very big issue, at least in my opinion. But there still is nothing on the ABC news homepage. Nothing on CBS news homepage. MSNBC has a small link a little down the page.
But "global warming" based on watching whales is OH so important.


Tom DeLay Indicted.

House majority leader Tom DeLay and two political associates have been charged with "conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme." He will temporarily step down from his post, and Dennis Hastert has named Missouri Rep. Roy Blunt to take over most of his leadership duties.
I don't know whether or not he did anything; nobody knows, but that hasn't stopped some from convicting him in words. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said that "the Republicans in Congress are plagued by a culture of corruption." Wow. I suppose Republicans are now "guilty until proven innocent"?
I wonder what Howard Dean is going to say. . . .


Sunday, September 25, 2005

John Roberts . . .

Ann Coulter has a great column about the nomination of John Roberts to the SCOTUS.
It covers hiliariously what some Conservatives have been fearing. I'm wondering, well, if Leahy is voting for him . . .


Thursday, September 22, 2005

Louis Farrakhan - Some Revealing Quotes

I have seen a lot of (very justified) outrage on Conservative websites recently regarding the quote by "activist" Louis Farrakhan about the levees in New Orleans. I was appalled by what he said but instead of saying what others already had, I decided to search for quotes by him. Here is one of the less vicious ones. Also see this, this, and this. Talk about a kook! It would be so funny if he weren't so serious.


Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Some Things To Think About.

I just received this from a relative. I thought y'all would like it (and it makes some good points.)

1. The hurricane only hit black democrats' property.
2. New Orleans was devastated and no other city was affected by the hurricane.
3. Mississippi is reported to have a tree blown down.
4. New Orleans has no whites or republicans.
5. The hurricane blew a limb off a tree in the yard of an Alabama resident.
6. When you are hungry after a hurricane steal a big screen TV.
7. People who don't cry "racism!" make bad stories.
9. Don't give thanks to the thousands that came to help rescue you, instead whine because the government hasn't given you a debit card yet.
10. Oh, and it is all George Bush's fault.


Wednesday, September 14, 2005

He Has To Be Kidding.

I know Howard Dean is rarely sensible, but this interview with FNC's Alan Colmes really caught my attention. Regarding the response to Hurricane Katrina, he first danced around the question as to whether governors have any responisibility, then refered to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as President Bush's "dumping ground" for people who "didn't have anything better to do." Then, completing his politicizing of a tragedy, said; "I mean FEMA used to be incomptetent when George Bush's father was in there. Clinton really cleaned them up . . . and now the president has, you know, messed them up again."

And so the blame game continues. FEMA has problems, of course, and I am sure that part of the blame rests on the President, although certainly not all. But why would the King of Scream let rational thinking get in his way? Nothing Dean says surprises me, but it is disapointing. Using human suffering for political rhetoric is becoming all too common.


You Can Still Help . . .

. . . with recovery efforts for Hurricane Katrina victims. If you want to donate money, some charities you can trust are;

The American Red Cross
ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency)
The Salvation Army
Feed The Children
The USA Freedom Corps
The United Way

If you're interested in opening your home to evacuees;

Hurricane Housing
Open Heart, Open Home

A few things to remeber:

1: Never respond to unsolicited emails asking for money. These ARE scams. Even if it looks authentic, the Red Cross and other charitable organizations never send emails asking for money. If you want to donate, just go to the home page for Red Cross, etc., and go from there.
2: Don't go to public message boards looking to house evacuees. Don't answer an email saying "I'm from the coast, am homeless, could you send your personal info" etc. This is very dangerous.
3: If you're a kid and go with your parents to volunteer at a shelter, stay with them. I am sure that the vast majority of people living in shelters are peaceful, law-abiding citizens, but there is no way to be completely sure, so just be careful.
4: If a shelter in your area is asking for non-monetary donations, make sure you call to ask what is needed before you go. Also, I am pretty sure that most shelters have all the supplies they need.

Here is an extended list of charities and other information about relief.


Thought You Might Be Interested In This . . .

A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional and violates the kids' right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God." Now I believe wholeheartedly in Religious freedom and the seperation of Church and State, but don't you think this is taking it just a bit too far?


Sunday, September 11, 2005

The International Freedom Center

I'm sure by now everyone's heard about the IFC. But, on the 4th anniversary of 9-11, I decided to rehash a bit. The center, adjacent to the 9-11 memorial, will contain not only tributes to those fallen in the twin towers, but also, among others, slavery, the Holocaust, and Native American mistreatment will be commemorated there. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with honoring any or all of those. But not here. The site where so many Americans lost their lives should not be used by the politically correct left. It shouldn't be a political issue; 9-11 was not a political day.

Pearl Harbor does not have a museum honoring victims of the IRA's terror attacks. The battlefield at Gettysburg has no tribute to victims of genocide in Rwanda. And this should be the same. Politics and fear of offending that ominous someone shouldn't change it.

Related: 9-11 families rally against the International Freedom Center

P.S. My sister has a great blog about the proposed Flight 93 Memorial. Check it out!


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