Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Why 'ASK'?

Bob Barr demonstrates how the ASK program is nothing more than another gimmick of the anti-gun lemming lobby.

Friday, June 24, 2005

The Role Of Supreme Court Judges

"...to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions, a very dangerous doctrine indeed and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy . . . The constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that, to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party its members would become despots."


President Jefferson, who knew something about the Constitution, tried to warn us about the danger we seem to find ourselves in at the hands of modern-day judges, who apparently know or care little about the Constitution.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Amendment V Out The Window

It was bad enough when the 1st Amendment got hamstrung by the inane McCain/Feingold Act, but now the Supreme Court has decided to chuck the 5th Amendment too. Where the heck are judicial impeachment processes when you need 'em?

PETA Unplugged

Fewer things give me more amusement than seeing PETA exposed for what they really are. Still, the rank-and-file PETAnista will insist all this is propaganda concocted by the Bush administration at the urging of the pro-animal testing lobby as they fly around in their black helicopters...

~Update~

Town Hall's Debra Saunders provides excellent commentary.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Koran Burning = Hate Crime?

Somebody left a bag of burnt Korans on the front doorstep of the Islamic Center of Blacksburg, Va and the local police are trying to figure out if it qualifies as a hate crime. Commenting about the burnt books, a member of the center said "It is a shame that people are so ignorant." Interesting... I find myself saying the same thing every time I see an American flag get torched.

~Update~

The WaPo coverage is interesting. "It's hard to see a scenario where it would not be bias-related," said CAIR's Ibrahim Hooper regarding the book burning. So, if Koran burning is bias-related, then so is this, right Ibrahim? WaPo closes with:
...in response to the Blacksburg incident, the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a statement calling on Americans of all faiths to obtain and read the Koran.

Yeah, right. I'll consider it when CAIR issues a statement calling on all Muslims to respect the Stars & Stripes.

Friday, June 17, 2005

A Silver Star Is Born

While Congress bloviates on the issue of women in combat, along comes this story and suddenly the wind is gone from the sails of the naysayers. And since the MSM seems to be more interested in the aftermath of the Michael Jackson trial, here is more detail on the action Sgt. Hester and her unit was involved in. Congrats to Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester and the rest of her similarly decorated comrades in the 617th.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Bear Necessities

You would expect a state like Colorado to have it's share of bear problems, but who would have thought we would have similar discussions in suburban New Jersey? The dynamic is simple. Bears are territorial. The big bears force younger bears out in ever widening circles to find their own digs. This works great in British Columbia, but not in Jersey. The problem is created by the animal rights activists who are in control of NJ wildlife management. By disallowing a bear hunt, the ever-increasing bear population will continue to follow their normal patterns of behavior, thus placing them in close proximity to us and our kids. To say local authorities are unprepared for the inevitable bear encounters is an understatement. Unfortunately, it will take a tragedy to snap wildlife management out of their PETA-induced stupors. Of course by then, it'll be too late.

~Update~

With residential bear 'encounters' on the rise, it seems the DEP is re-thinking it's position on the annual bear hunt. Lets hope the hunt goes back on the calendar before somebody gets mauled in their own back yard.

~Update~

Well, it looks like we're going bear hunting next season. At least for now. Hats off to Bradley Campbell for having the fortitude to admit he was wrong - but under the circumstances, he didn't have any choice. Sure wish the rest of bureaucratic New Jersey was this easily influenced by facts.

~Update~

By the way, just in case you think black bears are cuddly little honey munching fuzz-balls, this might cause you to reconsider.

Mexodus

Peter Brimelow's Mexican Wave article is a must read. Yet, despite all the facts and overwhelming weight of national will, the administration continues it's dimwitted insistence on amnesties for illegals and incentives for south-of-the-border nations to dump their refuse here. And for what? Brimelow's piece blows the Bush economic argument (the linchpin of the 'guest worker' scheme) out of the water. If there is no economic benefit, what's left? Let me know if you can think of something.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Left Wing Nut-Jobs Strike Again

Well, I just finished reading the 'Downing Street Memo' (yawn). This is the document viewed by Congressman John Conyers (and 88 other frothing Socialistas) as compelling evidence that 'Bush lied'. Excuse me, but I don't think Congressman Conyers would know compelling evidence if it bit him on the behind. This memo consists of nothing more than third-party iterations (hearsay and totally inadmissible in any court outside of Beijing), and one or two subjects of conjecture like 'it seemed clear...'. At my place of employment, I can concoct a memo that states a coworker claimed to see the CEO arrive for work wearing a chicken suit while dancing a scene from 'Swan Lake'. Amusing, but not worth the paper it's written on. Just like the 'Downing Street Memo'.

Friday, June 03, 2005

A Little Fair Warning...

Resa LaRu Kirkland just detailed a very sobering letter she received from a Muslim reader. Must Read!