Archive for: February 19, 2006

February 19, 2006

Presidents Day – Let’s Not Forget to Honor the Big Three

Filed under: American Society & Heritage - 19 Feb 2006

There is little doubt that people now remember Presidents day as a day to find a good deal on a car. How did things get like this?

Commerce was never meant to be at odds with congress or even juxtaposed with it. But Presidents Day, it seems, like other special holidays has gone the way of all flesh. Even as a boy I remember questioning how the Birth of a Savior could be overtaken by the notion of a fat little benevolent man who comes bearing gifts. How did the celebration of a risen Savior get replaced with a candy egg bearing bunny? How are the hopes of a new year brought in by ending the old one in a drunken stupor? These
questions don’t need to be answered as much as pondered. The answers are largely understood, knowing how to back out of our clearly cuckoo behavior is not.

Making Islam Illegal – Is It The West’s Only Choice?

When President Bush gave his “axis of evil” speech he went out of his way to make the world understand that it isn’t a war with Islam itself that we were joining — and I say joining because the war had been started by the Jihadists decades before. And, in observance to our Western principles, that must be the correct way to view our conflagration with radical Islam.

Let’s face facts, it certainly is uncomfortable to a Westerner who has been brought up on tolerance, freedom of religion, and liberty to contemplate a war against an entire religion. But are we approaching a time when Western nations won’t have a choice but to target Islam itself in certain ways to keep their own people safe. The best course of action is to make public displays of Islam and certain of its practices illegal in Western nations.

Is Cheney Still In The Hunt?

Filed under: Academia, Media & Hollywood - 19 Feb 2006

The mainstream media, which is anything but mainstream, has again shown its propensity to make a mountain out of an ant hill. Over the past week, media pundits have done everything in their collective power to wring yet another Bush Administration scandal, from out of the periphery of the fantastic. This time the catalyst is Vice-President Dick Cheney’s accidental shooting of a hunting companion while Quail hunting in Texas.