Just watched President Bush’s State of the Union speech. I thought it was a good speech. One amusing moment is when he said something about Congress acting on his previous proposed Social Security reforms - and the Democrats all stood up and cheered. It was a cheer of defiance. Their point was that they acted [...]
Archive for January, 2006
Is this site for real or this is a spoof? Hard to say. There really are people that think Cindy Sheehan has important things to say.
What fun that will be to watch if she runs against Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
Jon Henke at the QandO blog:
It’s easy to say people ought to boo, hiss, boycott Google for becoming quasi-apparatchiks of the Chinese government, but I think that ignores a fundamental economic question: if the goal is to help improve the lives of the Chinese people — i.e., prosperity, information, democracy — what is the optimal [...]
The right-to-carry, and less restrictive gun laws in general, have been spreading in the US in recent years. All of the predictions of increased violence have not come true. In fact, crime has been dropping.
Could this trend spread to other countries as people begin wondering why they should have to cave in to criminals? [...]
Glenn Reynolds has not discussed the illegal immigration issue much on his Instapundit blog. However, for the first time that I have noticed, he took a stand today:
I favor making legal immigration easier — essentially under the guidelines above — but I also favor much stricter enforcement against illegal immigration. Which, I think, puts me [...]
Fundamentalist Islam is evolving, sorta:
A curious religious debate is raging in Egypt. The question is: should you keep your clothes on when having sex?
It began when Dr Rashad Khalil, an expert on Islamic law from al-Azhar university in Cairo warned that being completely naked during intercourse invalidates a marriage. His ruling was promptly dismissed by [...]
Why is FOX clobbering CNN? For one thing, CNN employs people like Lou Dobbs.
Lou Dobbs is consistently superficial and irrational on his pet policy issues. Who wants to hear the superficial mini-rants of Lou Dobbs? It won’t take long for most viewers to change the channel to FOX, indeed, for more “Fair and Balanced” treatment [...]
Why Reagan still inspires us (from Reagan’s First Inaugural Address via Willisms):
We are a nation that has a government–not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth. Our government has no power except that granted it by the people. It is time to check and reverse the growth [...]
Something to keep an eye on (via Marginal Revolution):
Morocco’s 42-year-old King Mohammed VI has discovered religion as a means of modernizing his society — and progress through piety seems to be the order of the day. By granting new rights to women and strengthening civil liberties, the ruler of this country of 30 million on [...]
Pity Connecticut. Public sector unions there have been allowed to monopolize the labor force via government state policies. 80% of public sector workers are now unionized. And why not? If government is going to say to you, “Hey, we allow you to form a labor cartel and demand whatever you want” - well, most people [...]
Regarding Canada’s recent election, Steve Sailer quotes an email from one of his readers:
Not one single riding/district in Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal went to the Conservative party. Each of these cities has a high immigrant proportion. They all voted for the corrupt party and the socialist party.
If immigrants destabilize a political system by disproportionately voting [...]