Saturday, January 07, 2006
Speaking of gun control (segueing here to another subject), check out Freedom Folks who have a great post on Illegal Immigrants (tsk, tsk, that's supposed to be 'Undocumented' isn't it? The Progressives say so - get with the politically correct program here!). Freedom Folks has several posts on this subject and some good stats. Of particular interest to me:
A calculation is being made in Washington that a certain number of gang rapes and murders are acceptable so long as the dollars flow and trade crosses the border.
Sounds familiar. I've heard a very similar argument as to why we should not be fighting our enemies - a calculation of how many deaths to terrorism is acceptable versus the cost of actually defending ourselves. hmmmm ..... Doing my self-appointed duty to keep you informed of whatever I find interesting in the blogsphere.
The complaint has caused doctors in the west country practice to spend hours in meetings and writing replies to the local primary care trust over the complaint which began two years ago.
The refusal of one of the doctors to put Mr X on the recall list for cervical sceening has resulted in a complaint and, as a result the doctor, practice manager and other practitioners have spent many hours, at the expense of the care of other patients, answering written inquiries.
Friday, January 06, 2006
Hat tip to My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
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And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, And in short, I was afraid.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
"I was standing over a toilet," he recalled, "with a bunch of Chinese policemen standing around me shredding my notebook, page by page, and flushing it down a toilet."He lists some of his reasons for joining the Marines, including the beheading of his colleague Daniel Pearl, the complacency of the American public and watching a video of the beheading of another American in Iraq. He says:
"I watched it, and it was so obscene and so deeply disturbing to me that I felt a bit of the terror."and when he covered the tsunami in Asia:
"Watching U.S. Marines and other military personnel on the ground helping people there amid that devastation … it's really indescribable ..."After Pottinger was sworn in as an officer in the United States Marine Corp, he commented about the changes he is facing in his life during the next year. He went on to comment on the changes our country is facing.
Get off our sofas and get involved," he said. "Start improving ourselves. We're competing now. … We can't take our eye off the ball. This is going to be a big 10 years. A lot's going to change in the world over the next 10 years. And we've got to be on our toes."Semper Fi. Hat tip to The Median Sib for pointing out this story! What a great story and a great American!
Monday, January 02, 2006
Sunday, January 01, 2006
I can think of nothing that angers me more than using the bodies of dead American soldiers to further political agendas. Good for Danielle Ansley for her persceptive and dedicated response to Luckovich. It's a little like David and Goliath, don't cha think!?! Thanks to Michelle Malkin for getting this story out. Speaking of kids ..... What about the Florida 16 year old, Farris Hassan, that flew to Iraq for a journalism assignment. Now, I would probably have a hissy-fit and lock my son up if he pulled a stunt like that. But that's not the point right now. The point is .... he wrote in his essay:
“There is a struggle in Iraq between good and evil, between those striving for freedom and liberty and those striving for death and destruction,” “Those terrorists are not human but pure evil. For their goals to be thwarted, decent individuals must answer justice’s call for help. Unfortunately, altruism is always in short supply. Not enough are willing to set aside the material ambitions of this transient world, put morality first, and risk their lives for the cause of humanity. So I will.” “I want to experience during my Christmas the same hardships ordinary Iraqis experience everyday, so that I may better empathize with their distress,”
(Wow, smart kid! Seriously! Aside, of course, from the fact he took off by himself into a freakin' war zone!) And how did the media tell the story? The media responds with something like 'He's a member of the Republican Party Club at school.' As though that would explain bizarre point of view on the issues of war and Iraqi freedom. Twisting and turning, the MSM will find a way to paint both of these kids as ignorant, just too young to understand, misguided, etc. Thanks to Macsmind for shining a light on the media bias in the story of Hassan.
In the year 2006 I resolve to: Spend time with a leprechaun.