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A Liberal "Right" Move [May. 3rd, 2007|12:11 pm]
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sandy2011

I really enjoyed reading this article in the Washington Post this morning, mostly because it’s the first time I’ve ever agreed with Barack Obama on anything.


I’m not a personal fan of being politically correct, especially when that means sugar-coating reality to appease some groups. When Bill Cosby spoke up against what he perceived as a prevalent and self-defeating victimologist mindset in the black community (in tones reminiscent of John McWhorter’s “Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America”),  it struck me that he had just joined a very elite (and by that I mean miniature) group of high-profile African-Americans daring to be critical of their own culture because, frankly, that criticism is widely deserved. Cosby was the first black iconic figure (in my memory) that dared to “tell it like it is,” knowing he’d be opening himself up to cries of being a “sell-out.” I was not at all surprised at how many members in the black community took offense to his words… the truth can be a terrible thing.


Despite his misinformed liberal views and lack of any real experience that would qualify him to be leader of the greatest nation in the world, I consider Barack Obama to be an iconic figure in the black community, or at least an iconic figure in the making. He’s well-educated, well-spoken, and such a refreshing change from the kinds of “role models” for young black children to emulate that we see in the hip hop community at large, with its racist, violent, and sexist undertones, or controversial personalities like Al Sharpton, though as a native Chelsea girl, I can personally vouch that most New Yorkers have come to regard Sharpton with a fair amount of fondness, much like a village adopts the "local idiot ."  


And this week, Obama joined Bill Cosby in offering a sobering critique of black America –  a truly daring move, given that he is trying to court black voters at the same time that he is being critical of their mainstream culture. So despite my opposition to his politics, I have to acknowledge a new found respect for the junior senator from Illinois.

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Carbon Credit Scam [Apr. 26th, 2007|06:57 pm]
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yarinaosu
Industry caught in carbon ‘smokescreen’

By Fiona Harvey and Stephen Fidler in London

Published: April 25 2007 22:07 | Last updated: April 25 2007 22:07

Companies and individuals rushing to go green have been spending millions on “carbon credit” projects that yield few if any environmental benefits.

A Financial Times investigation has uncovered widespread failings in the new markets for greenhouse gases, suggesting some organisations are paying for emissions reductions that do not take place.

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Federalist #71 [Apr. 26th, 2007|12:28 pm]
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yarinaosu
The following is why Bush is doing the right thing. The following shows that Bush should have control over his branch of government. The following shows that popular opinion does not rule and that the mob is evil. The following shows that Congress is trying to harm the country:

http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa71.htm

"There are some who would be inclined to regard the servile pliancy of the Executive to a prevailing current, either in the community or in the legislature, as its best recommendation. But such men entertain very crude notions, as well of the purposes for which government was instituted, as of the true means by which the public happiness may be promoted. The republican principle demands that the deliberate sense of the community should govern the conduct of those to whom they intrust the management of their affairs; but it does not require an unqualified complaisance to every sudden breeze of passion, or to every transient impulse which the people may receive from the arts of men, who flatter their prejudices to betray their interests. It is a just observation, that the people commonly intend the PUBLIC GOOD. This often applies to their very errors. But their good sense would despise the adulator who should pretend that they always reason right about the means of promoting it. They know from experience that they sometimes err; and the wonder is that they so seldom err as they do, beset, as they continually are, by the wiles of parasites and sycophants, by the snares of the ambitious, the avaricious, the desperate, by the artifices of men who possess their confidence more than they deserve it, and of those who seek to possess rather than to deserve it. When occasions present themselves, in which the interests of the people are at variance with their inclinations, it is the duty of the persons whom they have appointed to be the guardians of those interests, to withstand the temporary delusion, in order to give them time and opportunity for more cool and sedate reflection. Instances might be cited in which a conduct of this kind has saved the people from very fatal consequences of their own mistakes, and has procured lasting monuments of their gratitude to the men who had courage and magnanimity enough to serve them at the peril of their displeasure.

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More on the Duke Case [Apr. 13th, 2007|03:06 pm]
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yarinaosu
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZTEzMGY2YmVkNzJkOWE4OGExNWUxMzgxZmRiMjIyMjk=

Terry Moran of ABC News has written a blog item entitled "Don't Feel Too Sorry for the Dukies." As a compendium of fashionable attitudes toward the Duke case, it is incomparable. It's instructive to go through it to examine those attitudes and why they are so noxious.

He says that "as we rightly cover the vindication of these young men and focus on the genuine ordeal they have endured, let us also remember a few other things:

"They were part of a team that collected $800 to purchase the time of two strippers.

"Their team specifically requested at least one white stripper.

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An Ending of Sorts [Apr. 12th, 2007|05:31 pm]
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yarinaosu
www.nypost.com/seven/04122007/news/columnists/let_the_liar_be_named__shamed_columnists_john_podhoretz.htm

April 12, 2007 -- HER name is Crystal Gail Man gum.

She is the woman who falsely accused three Duke University students of rape. Yesterday, the attorney general of North Carolina came forward and flatly declared the three young men "innocent of these charges."

That means their accuser is a liar.

Her name is Crystal Gail Mangum.

It is the policy of the news media not to publish the names of rape accusers on the grounds that they should not have to fear public shame for coming forward with word of a horrifying personal violation.

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(no subject) [Apr. 9th, 2007|08:51 pm]
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ashandasphodel
I know I'm stating the obvious here, but I feel compelled to do it anyway. Why is it ok for some left-wing nutjobs to say that Bush and Cheney are Nazis (and so on) and that they were complicit in 9/11, but call for the head on Don Imus on a platter? True, it was in bad taste. He shouldn't have said it. But how is that worse? Why is it ok to keep Teheran Rosie on her soapbox to get ratings, but he gets suspended? Why is it perfectly acceptable to slander a sitting (Republican) president and try to undermine his foreign policy, but morally reprehensible to make an off-colour remark about some basketball players? Oh, I forgot. Because the First Amendment only applies to saying things against conservatives and white males. Somehow, I don't think that this is what the Framers intended. Pretty sure they'd be against the "penumbra" in the Constitution that "allows" abortion, too . But that's just my humble opinion.
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(no subject) [Apr. 5th, 2007|08:34 pm]
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ashandasphodel
I would like to wish everyone a Blessed Easter. Pax Christi vobiscum.
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(no subject) [Mar. 31st, 2007|02:36 pm]
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ashandasphodel
"Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence." -- Joseph Story

Unless, of course, they're too busy bonging beers and watching (or flashing the camera for) Girls Gone Wild. The American Youths' new reckoning of these blessings:

Life- Abortion On Demand
Enjoyment of Liberty- "Hey, I just met you. Wanna fuck?"
Property- "Dontcha just love this $5,000 Louis Vuitton bag my Daddy bought?"
Religion- "Well, I watched parts of 'The Da Vinci Code'..."
Independence- "Which school has the best rep for being a party school? That's the one I wanna go to for my Liberal Arts degree."

Joseph Story and his contemporaries must be turning in their graves.
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If there were ever a case for excommunication... [Mar. 25th, 2007|01:10 am]
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ashandasphodel
MRC’s Media Reality Check for 3/14/07

Pelosi-an ‘anti-Catholic’ Catholic
for Promoting 'Culture of Death'

Unfortunately you won’t find this kind of reporting in the mainstream media:

On MRC’s daily Cybercast News Service for Monday, a former congressman is quoted as saying Speaker Pelosi promotes "the culture of death."

Madame Speaker is called "maybe the most dangerous leader in the long campaign by anti-Catholics within the Church who mislead Americans.” The story points out that she has advocated “every type of abortion … as a matter of public record” and that she “led the charge for federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research.”

No wonder, then, that a Catholic priest in Pelosi’s home diocese in San Francisco called on her in an open letter to: “… stop calling herself Catholic and receiving the Eucharist because 'you are fooling yourself and many good Catholics.'"
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Congress Becomes Worthless [Mar. 22nd, 2007|04:20 pm]
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yarinaosu
http://www.galluppoll.com/content/default.aspx?ci=26914

Congress's Approval rating is 7 points below Bush. All of this fuss Congress is making about Karl Rove and the Attorney General are making people dissatisfied in the Middle and on the Right. The Left is dissatisfied with the fact that the war is still happening. Looks like Pelosi is about to erode any power she has if she keeps it up.
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