Some honesty on Islam

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It just comes from an unexpeced source. A man convicted of sexually assaulting an Indonesian housekeeper and keeping her virtually as a slave was sentenced Thursday to 27 years to life in prison. Homaidan Al-Turki, 37, denied the charges and blamed anti-Muslim prejudice for the case against him. He said prosecutors persuaded the housekeeper to […]

Viewpoint discrimination

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The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that Zachery Guiles can wear a T-shirt to school that labels President Bush the “Chicken-Hawk-In-Chief” and accuses him of being a cocaine addict and drunkard. In other news, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — the one with all the liberal, free speech absolutists — still thinks […]

Godwin's law

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You may not have heard it called that, but you’ve heard about it. Godwin’s law basically states that as any Internet discussion progresses, the probability of someone invoking the Nazis approaches a certainty. Unfortunately this problem has reached the airwaves. First you had MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann giving a Nazi salute (while holding up a Bill […]

Nadagate

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Christopher Hitchens has a great article in Slate on the fallout from the Valerie Plame leak investigation. As most of us have long suspected, the man who told Novak about Valerie Plame was Richard Armitage, Colin Powell’s deputy at the State Department and, with his boss, an assiduous underminer of the president’s war policy. (His […]

Elect me! I'll ignore problems

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The Senate race in Pennsylvania may be the first indication that a change is in store for American politics. Bob Casey Jr., the state’s treasurer and son of one of the few prominent pro-life Democrats in recent decades, is running against conservative GOP firebrand Rick Santorum. When the race started, Casey held a comfortable lead […]

I can't be bothered with pesky facts

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I periodically check out some of the video game blogs. Why? Because I play video games. I don’t blog a lot about video games, because I don’t play video games that much. Anyway, Kotaku featured [beware of vulgarities] an interesting story on a World of Warcraft message board by a guy who was responsible for […]

Colorado giving out free plane trips

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It was obvious before they ever flew the guy out of Bangkok on the taxpayer’s dime that John Mark Karr had nothing to do with the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. Karr had claimed that he drugged the girl, yet no drugs were found in her system. Karr’s relatives said that he was more than a […]

60 Minutes on Ray Nagin

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I carry no brief for New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. I think he is like far too many politicians (the majority of the San Diego City Council in recent years included) who just go-along to get along and don’t take their responsibilities seriously. Having said that, last night’s “60 Minutes” broadcast included a bit that […]

Still not serious

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As every election nears, pollsters often ask what are the most pressing issues facing the nation. The list usually contains five or six issues that get a substantial response. This year I’m sure the list will include: Iraq, terrorism, the economy, immigration, medical costs, Social Security, energy (oil) prices. You can probably come up with […]

There is no coercion in religion

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Hopefully, by the time you got up this Sunday morning, Fox News reporter Steve Centanni and cameraman Olaf Wiig will be free. In the meantime, they’ve converted to Islam. Earlier in the day a video was released by the kidnappers showing the two prisoners in good health. During the recording, the journalists claim that they […]