Saturday, December 18, 2004

Why Is Castro Given A Pass ?

In the words of VDH:

So it is also time to take a hard look at the heroes and villains of Hollywood, liberal Democrats, and the Euro elites. Many are as obsessed with damning the senile dictator of Chile as they are with excusing the unelected President for Life Fidel Castro. But let us be frank. A murderous Pinochet probably killed fewer of his own than did a mass-murdering Castro, and left Chile in better shape than contemporary Cuba is in. And the former is long gone, while the latter is still long in power.

Belgium Pays Homage to Americans - Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

It's stories like these that make a knowledge of history so vital. Think of the sacrifices this country gave in Europe to beat back the dark forces of their creation! Radical Islam is our next target. Get ready, I have a feeling we're just at the start of this thing. If television and the media were not in their nascent stages back in the 1940's do you think the citizens of this country would have had the guts to stick it out? After reading this, I kinda doubt it.

Lasting six weeks, the battle drew in more than a million troops — 600,000 Germans, 500,000 Americans and 55,000 Britons — who fought in bitter cold from Dec. 16, 1944, to Jan. 25, 1945.
There were some 81,000 American casualties — including 19,000 killed — in the fighting. Some 100,000 Germans were killed or seriously wounded.

There was so much destruction that it was impossible to know exactly how many were killed in action, how many went missing and how many were wounded.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Woman Charged with Killing Mom; Taking Unborn Baby

I just don't know what to say about this.
I'm depressed.

According to a criminal complaint, Lisa M. Montgomery admitted she strangled Bobbie Jo Stinnett and took her baby. The complaint also said Montgomery lied to her husband about giving birth, although U.S. Attorney Todd Graves declined to give a motive for the crime.

Stinnett's mother found the 23-year-old nearly dead Thursday in her home in the northwest Missouri town of Skidmore. Paramedics tried to revive her, but she was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The baby was found Friday in an eastern Kansas home; a red Honda hatchback matching a description offered earlier by police was in the driveway.

Although DNA tests were pending to confirm the baby's identity, authorities called off the Amber Alert issued for the child.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Democracy = Dignity = Remedy

In the WSJ today Claudia Rosset posits that the only way for a nation to establish a sense of distinction is to build a democracy from the rubble piles of corruption and tyranny. The Ukraine is going through a remarkable revolution right now. And that "speaks to the best part of the human spirit" This could be a propitious indicater of what is to come in other more backwards lands. Entire article here:

Ukraine is telegraphing around the globe a reminder that freedom brings with it the great gift of dignity. That is precisely why it is so stirring to watch such revolutions. They speak to the best part of the human spirit, because we are witnessing people, often against big odds and at great risk, recovering their self-respect.

And right there is the basic remedy for the miseries of the Middle East. There has been plenty of debate about the humiliations of the Muslim world, and how to redress or contain the rage and hate this breeds. There have been endless disquisitions on the complicated politics, the complex cultural and religious divides, and the--how did Mr. Rybachuk put it?--the idiocy, romanticism and naiveté of the idea, put forward as policy by President Bush, that living under the rule of some of the world's most corrupt thugs are vast silent majorities who given any room to maneuver would prefer to create free societies.

The bottom line is simple, and universal. Freedom brings with it a degree of dignity that repression can never confer. No amount of handouts from the likes of the Saudi royals, or Libya's terrorist tycoon, Moammar Gadhafi, or United Nations-sanctioned rations under a Saddam Hussein, can make up for the self-respect that comes with the self-determination of free people.

He's Back !

Mark Steyn has returned....

Maybe if the Antarctic food chain is incapable of evolving to cope with a two-degree increase in temperature across many decades, it isn't meant to survive. Science tells us that extinction is a fact of life, and that nature is never still: long before the Industrial Revolution, long before the first lardbuttus Americanus got into his primitive four-miles-per-gallon SUV to head to the mall for the world's first cheeseburger, there were dramatic fluctuations in climate wiping out a ton of stuff.

Get the whole story here. You'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Courage of Her Convictions

Seventies diva Diana Ross threw a fit before the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday night because she didn't want to use a trailer as a dressing room.

"All the A-list stars from A to Z were given trailers as dressing rooms in the lot behind the MGM Grand," said one attendee.

When Diana saw hers, she started screaming "Ms. Ross will not be in a trailer!"
"It was hilarious," the source said. "She kept referring to herself in the third person." Finally, the staff created a dressing room inside for her.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Are You French? You may qualify for damages!

Unbelieveable story today. Ready? The French-American community feels that they are being "bashed" as the result of a TV commercial! That's right and they are now organizing a class action lawsuit in order to rectify their hurt feelings. Blame Carl's Jr. Forget about free speech in this country, obviously that should be trumped damages must be paid because a hamburger chain is unfairly depticting people of French origin "in a truly unsavor manner"!
The "malicious" and "injurious" action? The voiceover during the commercial:

* At the Waterloo, the French surrendered.
* In the Franco-Prussian War, the French surrendered.
* In World War 2, well, the French surrendered.
* Don’t be a big chicken. Eat one.

You know, i'm pretty sure if something is proven by the historical record, it's not exactly grounds for libel.
But then again, i'm no lawyer.

What do you think?
there is a link to this story HERE.

By the way....
The french just created their own version of our color coded terror alert system but it is slighly different:


Sunday, December 12, 2004

Do You Want Fries With That?