United Nations, Useless In Darfur

Or is it useless nations, united in Darfur?  You can lead a horse to water. . . Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice again chides the United Nations (Useless Nations?) saying that they and their members are ignoring solutions in Darfur.

“I will be very frank. I do not think that the international community has really lived up to its responsibilities here.”

Freedom Of Speech Prevails

The SCOTUS today ruled in favor of freedom of political speech, shooting down the ridiculous provisions of the sinister McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance ‘Reform’ bill.

Speaking of freedom of speech, and what would happen if the Fairness Doctrine would be revived, here is what you would get, all you would get, regarding today’s decision under the Fairness Doctrine. Which would be represented by ABC news radio reporting it like this today. . .

The Supreme Court today put some restrictions to the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform bill.

That was it. And that’s all you need to know (as far as the MSM is concerned). That’s those far-right justices (Kennedy?) on the Supreme Court. To be fair, the sentence didn’t mention the ‘far-right’ part, but I’m sure they would have been able to work it in if they could have lengthened the blurb up to maybe 7 seconds, instead of the 3 seconds they actually gave it. The perception is that that bill, as blatantly unconstitutional as it is, by definition, was a good thing, and the courts were coming down against reform.

You see, without the alternative media, internet, and talk radio, you wouldn’t be told the truth about the ruling. The bill was more than restricted, it was neutered. Right there is the difference from what you can know about what’s going on and what you would know about whats going on if that Stalinist Fairness Doctrine ever sees the light of day again.

Prophet Held To Account

It’s a good thing this hasn’t spread to the global warming crowd. About 16 years ago it was predicted that the earth would be toast by now. Algore gave it 10 years in his book. The Nepalese are an even more curious lot, compared to people in The West. There, Bishweshwor Chaudhari, a self-proclaimed holy-man had predicted that a massive earthquake would kill 300,000 people and it was to have begun last week. When it didn’t occur, people went to his house and beat him up. Talk about tough fans. He may get the last laugh though because the period of activity was to continue until July 10th.

When Friday came and went without the slightest tremor, angry residents of the city rushed to Mr Chaudhari’s house and beat him up, declaring him a charlatan and demanding that he be punished. Police intervened and detained him for disturbing the peace.

And this food-for-thought, quite topical but in a different context, illegal immigration.

The incident illustrates how deeply superstitious much of Nepal remains and how easy it is for the unscrupulous to exploit the millions of Nepalis who have little access to basic education and healthcare.

States Ahead Of Feds On Illegal Immigration

Doing what the Federal Government hasn’t the will to do, States are taking on the illegal immigration problem themselves.   So when the President and Trent Lott say that you don’t understand the immigration problem and are not in tune with mainstream America on this subject, you can be assured that by virtue of the States taking matters into their own hands as they are,  that it is the President and Trent Lott who are not in the mainstream of American thought.