Free Speech, Liberals, Eugenics, Move America!

I need a cat. Or maybe another puppy to keep the collie company!Blogging will be light and probably not so political.Although...as long as I'm posting this...Is free speech really such a tough concept? Three pieces yesterday on a Huffpo writer admonishing The Daily Show's Jon Stewart for daring to make jokes about Obama that have any sort of substance to them. Stewart is apparently only to gently mock Obama, and only when doing so also mocks John McCain.There is something ominous … [Read more...]

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Not what Thos. Jefferson had in mind…

A friend of mine read yesterday's piece on freedom of speech, powergrids, etc and after reading about the Pelosi-Claybrook bill, Hillary's remarks and the adventures up in Canada which do not seem so far removed from what we see moving toward the American mainstream, she considered that a government increasingly leaning toward the suppressing free speech and the creation of laws meant to diminish rather than enhance the liberties of it's citizens was perhaps not what Thomas Jefferson had in … [Read more...]

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FreeSpeech, Powergrids, Gays, Anti-Semites, Ideals

Free Speech -"A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it." - G. K. Chesterton, The Everlasting ManSteve Boriss has a thoughtful piece up at Pajamas Media, on how the internet will be at the front of the fight to preserve free speech:In a recent editorial, the NY Times welcomed federal regulation of the Internet under the benign-sounding cause “net neutrality,” warning us that Internet service providers might suppress ideas they do not like. The Times ign … [Read more...]

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WaPo: Bush "substantiated by intelligence" – UPDATED

What a long, strange trip it's been, and here, some years later, we finally get someone in the press to tell it straight: Bush did not lie.There's no question that the administration, and particularly Vice President Cheney, spoke with too much certainty at times and failed to anticipate or prepare the American people for the enormous undertaking in Iraq.But dive into Rockefeller's [Intelligence Committee] report, in search of where exactly President Bush lied about what his intelligence … [Read more...]

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Hillary will suspend, not concede – UPDATED

:::UPDATE I:::Drudge has the siren up that Hillary "will take the veep slot." If this is true I hope McCain is smart enough to choose Sarah Palin for his running mate.:::SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE UPDATE:::Will she or won't she concede tonight - that's the big question burning up the blogs: what will Hillary do in the face of Obama's declaration of victory?Months ago I made a suggestion to the Hillary camp. I'm not so stupid or conceited as to think they are taking my advice, but I and betting … [Read more...]

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Chesterton & Lewis warn against tyranny

G. K. Chesterton's helpful assessment of fundamental liberty. By his measure, our liberty is indeed threatened."The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he may not, he is not a free man any more than a dog." - Broadcast talk 6-11-35Emphasis mine. Jay at STACLU has a great quote on a similar theme:“Of all tyrannies, a t … [Read more...]

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Fun Fact Friday

Ralph Peters spells out some facts:...I happen to agree with Sen. Barack Obama...the terrorists had a tenuous connection with Saddam's regime. But it's 2008, not 2003. And our next president will take office in 2009. It's today's reality that matters.* After our troops reached Baghdad, al Qaeda's leaders made a colossal strategic miscalculation and publicly declared that Iraq was now the central front in their jihad against us. Matter of record, in the enemy's own words. * Some Iraqi Sunni … [Read more...]

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Satire day: What the NY Times meant to say:

On Sunday, May 18, an editorial critical of George W. Bush and his increasingly aggressive negativism was published in the NY Times. What follows is that editorial in its first draft.After nearly 8 years of what we now admit was sometimes over-the-top vilification of the man, we need to take a step back this morning, and declare a truth to the American public and most of the world: George W. Bush is not a bad man.We have rightly decried his policies; every move he has made, from not … [Read more...]

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Weekend of Irony

Tom Harken says, fear the military; McCain is too militaristic; which goes directly against the 2004 narrative wherein John Kerry was to be esteemed for his military service. Apparently, all military service is suspect, but draftees are more honorable than volunteers. Got that? It's going to be a hell of an election.Okay, then, moving on: I've invented a new word: Obnoxism. It describes taking an obnoxious, infantile and ultimately extremely illiberal behavior and then encouraging others … [Read more...]

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I couldn't watch this poisonous hate – UPDATED

I tried, I really tried to watch this over-the-top rant by Keith Olbermann. I couldn't do it. I kept thinking any second a fuse was going to pop out of the crown of his head and begin to sizzle and burn until his head exploded. Kaboom!He opens his mouth and all I can hear is a guy completely owned by hate, and out of control with it.I wonder if the irony is lost on Olbermann that this year he and his media co-horts (like Chris Matthews, David Schuster and others) have had to apologize … [Read more...]

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