Archive for: November 2006

November 30, 2006

Boston Globe Laments JFK Not on Historian’s Most Influential List

Filed under: Academia, Media & Hollywood - 30 Nov 2006

Has it at long last begun to occur that John F. Kennedy is fading from the perennial lists of historian’s picks of the “top most influential” historical Americans? If this latest survey of Historians is any indication, it just may …

The Silence of the Wedding Bells

Am I the only one who is worried about the collapse of the traditional American family right before our very eyes? Census Bureau bureaucrats are not in the habit of making apocalyptic pronouncements, but last year Mark Mather reported that …

Waking Up “Black America” – Whatever That is…

Like many black conservatives, I eschew use of the term “African-American” for a few different reasons:It subliminally engenders division, something I believe we need to gravitate away from rather than closer toward, The phrase was coined by liberal elites in …

Will Israel Attack Iran?

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,War On Terror - 30 Nov 2006

As Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert prepared to leave the Middle East for a meeting with President George W. Bush in Washington, he warned that Israel had “various” options for dealing with Iran, options that he was not prepared to …

November 29, 2006

Have an Amster-dam Good Time!

Filed under: Politics In General - 29 Nov 2006

It’s a no-brainer that the Republican leadership in this country blew it big time, and though President Bush was certainly not wholly responsible, the buck as they say, always stops there. If Bill Clinton could take credit for an economic …

US Military Reviewing WMD Attack Survivability

Filed under: American National Security,War On Terror - 29 Nov 2006

In the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006, Congress mandated that the Department of Defense submit a plan to address weapon system chemical and biological survivability. This plan was to include developing a centralized database with information about …

Utilitarianism-The New Evil

Filed under: Science & Technology - 29 Nov 2006

“If you can breed cattle for milk yield, horses for running speed, and dogs for herding skill, why on Earth should it be impossible to breed humans for mathematical, musical or athletic ability?” Quite a quote isn’t it? Pretty …

Atheism and Unalienable Rights

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…” We are familiar with this …

November 28, 2006

He Whose Name We Dare Not Speak: Taking Christ out of Christmas

Filed under: American Society & Heritage - 28 Nov 2006

Growing up in America during the 1950s, I usually began to notice the first inklings of the “Christmas Spirit” creeping into my consciousness around Thanksgiving. Having the “Spirit” meant that one was emotionally ready to celebrate the birth of …

3rd String but Still on the Team

Coaches must produce winning teams or they will be terminated. Managers must make their quotas or they will not be retained. Teachers must ensure that students…oh, wait a minute. Tenured teachers will receive an increase in salary …

Incursions at US-Mexico Border Create Tension

Filed under: American National Security,Immigration,Our Laws - 28 Nov 2006

Customs and Border Protection Bureau officials conceded that Border Patrol agents crossed into Mexico while pursuing drug smugglers, but they also said the incursion was only about 27 feet and the agents acted while in hot pursuit of armed drug …

Win Michael Richards’ Money

I just read this Associated Press story on the Michael Richards fiasco. This thing is getting better by the minute. Let me comment on this story as written…. The title is “Men Seek Apology From Ex-’Seinfeld’ Star.” This …

November 27, 2006

Bronx Judge Pens Children’s Book About Immigration and Patriotism

Filed under: Immigration,Uncategorized - 27 Nov 2006

Bronx, NY — Judge John H. Wilson has stepped out of his judicial robes to write a children’s book. Hot House Flowers is aimed at entertaining and educating children, but adults will find the story an informative and useful object …

Why Religious Convictions Must Inform Public Policy

During the run-up to the recent November elections various arguments were made, pro and con, on a gamut of issues. On topics such as same-sex marriage or the stem-cell controversy, I found no exhortations more egregious, then those insisting that …

Truth vs Moral Relativism

The liberal media denounce Pope Benedict’s adherence to Biblical and historical truth as rigidity. They want pragmatism and flexibility, which amounts to moral relativism. Pope Benedict and Christianity stand accused of “divisiveness.” Liberals, along with Muslims, denounced the …

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