Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
I noticed this a little while ago, just hadn't gotten around to posting it.
The supreme court is nuts! Nowhere in the constitution does it provide for the taking of property for the use of another private citizen. We are now one step closer facism.
Sandra Day O'Conor wrote an excellent dissent, one that should be taught in schools for years to come.
The Head west, Turn Right blog has an excellent post on this subject, found here.
On another note, the court also ruled that the 10 comandments should not be inside courtrooms, but are legal on government property. I think they found it legal in some instances becasuse they are posting on the Supream Court grounds.
Monday, June 27, 2005
The top 5 contenders were Ben Franklin, George Washington, Martin Luther King Jr., Abe Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan.
The in second place was Lincoln, putting two republican presidents at the top. Just thought I'd like to point that out...
Thursday, June 23, 2005
I really don't know what to think of this. At first glance it's a great idea, but it is also restricting free speech rights. The constitution and the bill of rights are in place to protect our rights, not restrict them. However, the flag is more the a symbol of our nation, it represents the Military abroad and the Liberty they are fighting for.
This would still have to pass the states, and if it came to party lines then the Red states would clobber the blue states, and the ammendment would pass.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
"A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 20% of Americans believe prisoners at Guantanomo Bay have been treated unfairly. Seven-out-of-ten adults believe the prisoners are being treated "better than they deserve" (36%) or "about right" (34%).
The survey also found that just 14% agree with people who say that prisoner treatment at Guantanomo Bay is similar to Nazi tactics. Sixty-nine percent disagree with that comparison. This helps explain why Illinois Senator Dick Durbin apologized for making such a comparison."
Couldn't have said it better myself...
28% of the democrats thought the prisoners are treated better then they deserve, and these apparently are the old school democrats not afraid to defend the nation. Bravo.
14% of those polled need to visit a museum of the holocaust, and see what the nazis did to the innocent, and then look at how the United States is treating unarmed combatants who hid behind civilians.
"WASHINGTON - Under fire from Republicans and some fellow Democrats, Sen. Dick Durbin apologized Tuesday for comparing American interrogators at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp to Nazis and other historically infamous figures.
"Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line," the Illinois Democrat said. "To them I extend my heartfelt apologies.""
Yes, sounds like a sincere apologie to me... What matters here is the future, and weather he will continue to launch baseless and false accusations against our military from the floor of the senate.
Thursday, June 16, 2005
"The European Union forces Microsoft to make a version of Windows that doesn't include Windows Media Player. So, Microsoft makes Windows XP N. But then Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, and Fujitsu Siemens all say they're not going to use XP N, because customers want a media player included in their operating system."
Durbin Supports the Troops
Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, took the Senate floor yesterday and likened American servicemen to Nazis:
When you read some of the graphic descriptions of what has occurred here [at Guantanamo Bay]--I almost hesitate to put them in the [Congressional] Record, and yet they have to be added to this debate. Let me read to you what one FBI agent saw. And I quote from his report:
On a couple of occasions, I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food or water. Most times they urinated or defecated on themselves, and had been left there for 18-24 hours or more. On one occasion, the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold in the room, that the barefooted detainee was shaking with cold. . . . On another occasion, the [air conditioner] had been turned off, making the temperature in the unventilated room well over 100 degrees. The detainee was almost unconscious on the floor, with a pile of hair next to him. He had apparently been literally pulling his hair out throughout the night. On another occasion, not only was the temperature unbearably hot, but extremely loud rap music was being played in the room, and had been since the day before, with the detainee chained hand and foot in the fetal position on the tile floor.
If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime--Pol Pot or others--that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners."
Several points Durbin forgot to mention:
This was an ununiformed enemy combatant, fighting a war while hiding behind civies.
These are the same group of people that flew our plans into our buildings, killing 3000 US Citizens.
These are the terrorists, in league with the same people that capture and slowly beheaded Nick Byrd; and other US contractors in Iraq. Being chained to a floor with the air conditioner on doesn't sound like torture.
The Treatment of the prisoners:
"“We treat these people very well,” Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., said on “Fox News Sunday.” “We supply every one of them with the Koran. We supply them with oil. We supply them with prayer beads. Five times a day on the prison system, we do the call to prayer with arrows pointing in the direction of Mecca and assist them in their prayer ritual.”" (Reference)
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Monday, June 13, 2005
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Interesting idea. Toyota belives that if GM or Ford crash into bankruptcy, then it will be blamed on the forign automakers.
I don't think it will impact sales much, people are attracted by lower cost and better quality, and not as much as where the car came from.
"The source says North Korea still feels under threat from the United States and he said the first step toward talking again is for U.S. officials to change their public characterization of North Korea."
They should feel a threat by the US. The worlds Superpower, and the largest free nation in the world. North Korea: A small despotism with millions of starving citizens. Unless you join Kim Jong's Army, that is.
Monday, June 06, 2005
The article starts about Blair, but spreads to other arenas.
There is something seriously wrong with the European Union. This infighting didn't just popup over night, it most definatly has been simmering under the surface, sweept under the rug. Now, you have Britan being able to laugh at all the EU countries becasue they didn't join with the Euro. France, Germany and Italy both are considering withdrawling, claiming it would be better for their economy to do so.
""But either it is reformed, and the central European Bank kick-starts growth by lowering interest rates and pursuing a more American-style monetary policy, or the euro will explode in mid-air.""
Hehehe.. After all these years of snubing the US, look at what they look to to save them. The American way of economic development.
Saturday, June 04, 2005
Intersting article, it gives you a window into the minds of the middle east, and how far off from our view of women and Liberty they are. And the Saudis are considered to be on the mild side of discrimination, image what happens in the other countrys, esspessaily Iran.
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Delay and some others are promising increased funding for trips to Mars and the Moon.
"You will find that NASA received as much in the last 16 years of its existence as in the first 16," he said. "In my judgment, we can go to the moon. We can go to Mars. We can't do them quite as quickly as we did during Apollo, but we can do it."
Why could we go to the moon on a regular basis in the 60's, and on the same funding, 40 years later we haven't visited space in over a year?