16 June 2007

Civil Rights Alert

While the moonbat left may sit around complaining wildly about the supposed civil rights abuses of the Bush Administration, let us remember a very real civil rights abuse in the news today.

And let us also remember that Mike Nifong, the former District Attorney of Durham, NC, is a Democrat.

11 June 2007

I'd rather be Luther, but this result isn't bad ....

There is an interesting little quiz that I was challenged to take: here are my results. What are yours?

You scored as Karl Barth, The daddy of 20th Century theology. You perceive liberal theology to be a disaster and so you insist that the revelation of Christ, not human experience, should be the starting point for all theology.

Karl Barth


93%

Martin Luther


87%

Augustine


60%

John Calvin


60%

Friedrich Schleiermacher


53%

Anselm


53%

Jonathan Edwards


47%

Paul Tillich


40%

J├╝rgen Moltmann


20%

Charles Finney


13%

Which theologian are you?
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02 June 2007

A few days late

So Cindy Sheehan is going home. Well, she is leaving the public eye. I do not think she has a home to go to.

Sadly.

She now understands that she was used by partisan political forces. She writes:
The first conclusion is that I was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to George Bush and the Republican Party. ... However, when I started to hold the Democratic Party to the same standards that I held the Republican Party, support for my cause started to erode and the "left" started labeling me with the same slurs that the right used. I guess no one paid attention to me when I said that the issue of peace and people dying for no reason is not a matter of "right or left", but "right and wrong."
Now it will come as no surprise to the one or two readers of this blog that I have little sympathy for Sheehan's cause. I do, however, admire her political ethics. It is about stopping the war for her, not about any political side. (That is the one of the few things I find admirable about my badly misguided Senator, Mr Fiengold.)

What is badly mistaken by Ms Sheehan, however, is this conclusion:

The most devastating conclusion that I reached this morning, however, was that Casey did indeed die for nothing.

My dear lady, no.

While making a point about the MSM, Chris Muir also tells us a small portion of what your dear Casey, may he rest in peace with all the honor he deserves, did die for.I realize that you do not do so, Ms Sheehan, but I honor your son's sacrifice. However badly handled some aspects of this war have been, it was an honorable venture, and still a necessary victory for the United States.

01 June 2007

Poor Mrs Speaker

I do feel bad for Mrs Andrew Speaker. She is all upset over the fact that her new husband is sick. And all these people are saying nasty things about him for selfishly putting dozens of people at risk for a potentially fatal infections disease.

Ok, maybe I don't feel sorry for her about that.

But what I really do feel sorry for her because she is now married to an arrogant, self centered jerk, who is willing to lie and put others at risk in order to get the best for himself.

Saith attorney / tuberculosis patient Andrew Speaker:

"I never would have put my family at risk, and my daughter at risk. I repeatedly asked my doctors, 'Is my family at risk? Is anybody at risk of this?"' Speaker said. "They told me I wasn't contagious and I wasn't dangerous."Speaker said he and his wife were "scared out of our minds" at the prospect of being indefinitely placed in an Italian hospital and dying there."I know people will judge it, it's natural human instinct to judge what other people do," Speaker said. "Truly, in our minds, we were told we were not a threat to the people around us and we wanted to get home."

So he would never put anybody at risk. And he was told he wasn't contagious, so he flew. Well, that might hold up except that:

Speaker, his new wife and her 8-year-old daughter were already in Europe when the CDC contacted him and told him to turn himself in immediately at a clinic there and not take another commercial flight. Speaker said he felt as if the CDC had suddenly "abandoned him." He said he believed if he didn't get to the specialized clinic in Denver, he would die.

So he did know he was dangerous, and was barred from flying from, and decided to drive to Prague, fly to Montreal (putting more people at risk knowingly) and sneak back to Denver. Except that he didn't. He went home to Atlanta. He just wanted to get home.

What a jerk.

While it is certainly true that the United States has some of the best health care in the world, he was in Italy, which is not too shabby as I understand these things. it is not like he was in Zimbabwe!

And finally, I wonder how many of his litigious clients this trial lawyer has counseled to forgive those who they want to sue instead...

The problem with Unions

I believe that the labor union movement has helped give us the better society that we live in today. However, I also believe that unions, as a concept, may have outlived their usefulness. The reason is that, in the interest standing by their man, they will ignore the greater good and say some incredibly dumb thing.


Consider the case of the border agent at Champlain, New York. He let Andrew Speaker into the country, even though Speaker was known to have a case to extremely drug resistant tuberculosis. The unnamed border agent has been taken off duty, but his or her union leader spoke on his or her behalf:

Colleen Kelley, president of the union that represents customs and border agents, declined to comment on the specifics of the case, but said "public health issues were not receiving adequate attention and training" within the agency.

But here is the description of what happened at the checkpoint:

The inspector ran Speaker's passport through a computer, and a warning — including instructions to hold the traveler, don a protective mask in dealing with him, and telephone health authorities — popped up, officials said. About a minute later, Speaker was instead cleared to continue on his journey, according to officials familiar with the records.

How much clearer could it have been made to this agent?


This is a case of a union protecting a moron. And if they are going to do that, they have outlived their usefulness.