Archive for: December 2006

December 31, 2006

A Perfect Example of Global Warming Hysteria

Chicken Little yelled, “Help! Help! The sky is falling!” Our frightened Chicken could well be a “journalist” writing about Global warming, or a former Vice-President that can’t find anything else to do with his time. The hysteria that …

Somalia and the War on Terrorism

Filed under: War On Terror - 31 Dec 2006

When an Islamic militia first established a foothold in Somalia by capturing the capital of Mogadishu in June 2006, the United States initially withheld judgment until the intentions of the group could be determined with some certainty. While the militia …

Political Correctness Gone Mad: New Muslim Sensitivity Training Program

Chalk up another victory for the terrorists’ Fifth Column — the Council on American-Islamic Relations. After much prodding and capitalizing on phony incidents of racial profiling, CAIR has achieved something few Americans have achieved — they got airport security officials …

December 30, 2006

Christmas and the Religious Neutrality Syndrome

On December 23rd, my local paper featured an article entitled “Displays at the State Capitol Promote Democracy.” The story was about the various religious displays on the State’s “holiday tree,” (located in Madison, Wisconsin) including the large plaque from the …

Michigan’s Hezbollah Connection

Filed under: War On Terror - 30 Dec 2006

Rep. John Dingell, a Michigan Democrat, proclaimed himself neutral — “I don’t take sides for or against Hezbollah; I don’t take sides for or against Israel,” he said — there appears to be problems of Hezbollah activities within his and …

Iraq Policy and Public Opinion

The underlying assumption is that public opinion, expressed in elections or opinion polls, in all cases represents truth and wisdom. As I wrote in The Limitations of Public Opinion, such is seldom the case when complex policy matters are the …

December 29, 2006

New Years’ Resolutions

Filed under: Potpourri - 29 Dec 2006

Another Christmas has come and gone and now the New Year is upon us. So it’s time to make our resolutions for the New Year that we will attempt to abide by. What are mine? Well, I’m …

McCain Joins Kennedy to Push New Fast-Track Amnesty Bill

Filed under: Immigration - 29 Dec 2006

The latest scuttlebutt on Capitol Hill is that Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his friend Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) are planning to introduce a new immigration bill that is even more liberal than their past “amnesty” bill. They’re calling it …

Advent Fourth Sunday

Filed under: Religion & Faith - 29 Dec 2006

Mary and Joseph were confronted by the Immaculate Conception, Mary’s impregnation before the marriage ceremony, with what would have appeared to the outside world as a serious breach of Judaic righteousness that potentially could have ostracized them from their community. …

Presidential Mercy Needed for Patriotic Border Patrol Agents

Filed under: Immigration - 29 Dec 2006

Last week, President Bush commuted the prison sentence of Phillip Emmert, who was convicted on methamphetamine charges and sentenced to 22 years. However, before he puts his “compassionate conservative” pen into mothballs for 2006, the president needs to consider …

Winner of the Coveted 2006 Award for Political Incorrectness

Alas, masculinity has come under siege. All manner of unpleasant things that happen to women are blamed on those linear-thinking, knuckle-dragging males. Even young lads are viewed with suspicion – earlier this month a 4-year-old boy in Waco, Texas was …

December 28, 2006

Do we Love the Famous… or the Infamous?

Filed under: Religion & Faith - 28 Dec 2006

Recently, a poll of school children in England sparked a question over role models and what children there think should be the most desirable goals in life to strive for. In the poll, children under 10 viewed being a celebrity …

Why I Can’t Be An Atheist Part 4: Some Philosophical Considerations

Filed under: Religion & Faith - 28 Dec 2006

Many of the critiques I have received so far, have focused on debunking analogies I have used, more so than refuting specific points against atheism. If you are an accomplishing logician, you can probably find logical fallacies in virtually any …

A Reply to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Question, “What Would Jesus Do?”

Filed under: War On Terror - 28 Dec 2006

Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written again. This time, the Iranian president wants to know what Jesus would do were He present in the world today.

Putin’s Russian Bear Flexing Its Muscles

During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union embarked on the most massive military buildups in history. Part of President Reagan’s strategy for winning was to entice the Soviets into a competition it could never even hope …

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