In another victory for the little guy, the Supreme Court today effectively validated Faith-Based and Community Initiative programs. It’s good to see some sanity here in the Court, putting people needing help ahead of the faith of the ones doing the helping.
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.
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.
Doing what the Federal Government hasn’t the will to do, States are taking on the illegal immigration problem themselves.Â Â 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,Â that it is the President and Trent Lott who are not in the mainstream of American thought.
Politics and political thought today is so much a product of what is shaped by the mainstream media, the class warfare pimps, and the victim-class pimps, that there really is two Americas when it comes to politics. Not like what John Edwards was talking about, but in terms of what is happening, and what you are being told is happening. Those two. Of all major civil rights legislation enacted since the beginning, there is only one political party advancing the cause for equal rights. If the MSM would do a little research on the subject, they would find that it is the Republican party.
Recommended viewing for liberals. The videos in this post illustrate how liberals think and why they operate the way they do. And the National Black Republican Association’s piece that shows the difference between Democrats and Republicans and what drives them. The videos illuminate the divide that exists between what the MSM tells us about the Democrat and Republican parties on racial issues, and the truth.
And from the National Black Republican Association, “Republicans Promote Prosperity – Democrats Promote Dependency” are interviews with Herman Cain and Wayne Perryman.
Want a sign the “surge” is working? How about former Sunni “insurgents” joining with Iraq and US military to fight Al Qaeda? This is the sort of thing the war planners were hoping would happen. That the people would isolate Al Qaeda and turn informant for the military. Somebody tell Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) that his ‘loss’ is losing.
“We do not kill police or army members, or call for their killing,” he said. “Al Qaeda threatened us for taking this stance. … They began to kidnap and kill our fighters, so … we began to fight back.”
The commander said his group had turned down a previous request from U.S. officials to join the fight against Al Qaeda.
“But after recent killings among our Iraqi people in the province, we decided to fight alongside Iraqi and American troops,” he said.
So after a short bloody war in Gaza that included public executions, lets reflect back a couple weeks. It was June 3rd that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the countdown has begun to bring about the demise of Israel. Did you think he was crazy? Maybe he is mad, but not crazy. Fact is Hamas (Ahmadinejad’s soldiers) is on that mission. Here’s what he said then. . .
“The countdown to this regime’s destruction started through the hands of Hezbollah’s children”
“We will witness the destruction of this regime in the near future thanks to the endeavours of all Palestinian and Lebanese fighters”
Meanwhile, about all we hear from the United Nations (the wacko left’s capitol) was their expression of ‘dismay.’ It has been that way since Yasser Arafat’s days. The militancy going on in Gaza today is the product of that Nobel Peace Prize winner Arafat, and Iran. This should be a lesson for the left of just how effective expressing “dismay” is when it comes to stopping terrorists.
It’s amazing that of all the news about Hamas killing Palistinians, as opposed to killing Jews, I haven’t heard “Iran” mentioned in any of the stories. Not one. You should know that Hamas is the terrorist wing of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran’s military. Hamas is funded, supplied and trained by and in Iran. There’s a reason the MSM would rather not tell you about the Hamas chain of command and exactly who they are. Let’s not keep that fact secret as we move forward.
Hamas has played its hand now by taking control of Gaza by the gun and with public executions of the police. In front of their families I might add. However, the solution is the same as the one for Iraq.
In Iraq, they used democratic principles to elect their leaders and their government. Nobody said that having a democratic election will yield a peace loving country, especially if it is held in Gaza. So have a new election in Gaza, let them choose their leaders and their form of government. If the new government turns out to be a terrorist state, then fine. At least now the enemy and the target is identified. They are no longer in the shadows among civilians. They are a state in every sense of the word, and when they start attacking Israel, Israel can respond with a full war response. Dittos for Israel’s allies. It would be over within 30 days, maybe 30 minutes, if fought like a war. No reason for that tit-for-tat military response any more. They’ll have to be pounded into submission and cut off from Iran. And if Iran wants to provoke further military action in Gaza or Lebanon, then it’s on with them too. It’s pretty much their choice. Saddam had a choice. He didn’t make the right one.
The time for negotiations has expired with the takeover in Gaza. When Hamas only wants to kill Israelies and wipe Israel off the map, where is there room for compromise? Will some liberal please explain what a compromise might look like?
Maybe like you, I was set aback when I heard that nine Charleston S.C. firefighters lost their lives in a furniture warehouse when the roof collapsed on them. You say a prayer for the families they left behind. Then you ask why?
“Nine brave, heroic, courageous firefighters of the city of Charleston have perished fighting fire in a most courageous and fearless manner, carrying out their duties,” Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley said at a morning news conference. “To all of their loved ones, our heart goes out to them.”
Then I’m thinking, a furniture warehouse with no sprinkler system. The place is a matchbox. They saved the lives of the people who were there, then gave their lives trying to save furniture. It’s tough enough to lose one firefighter let alone nine at once. My prayers to the mothers and fathers and wives, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews they left behind.
I’ll take a pile of ashes of a furniture warehouse any day of the week, rather then losing nine men and affecting nine families.
related link: The State.com