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Archive for June 14th, 2005

Glad To See Conditions Have Improved Since Roe v Wade

Posted by Mark on June 14, 2005

This isn’t exactly what I had in mind when writing my abortion post over at Balance of Power. But when the pro-abortion crowd starts talking about the sanitary conditions in abortion clinics, I’m thinking this is not what they are referring to.

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The Oil for Food Scandal: Uh-Oh

Posted by Mark on June 14, 2005

This can’t be good.

Investigators of the U.N. oil-for-food program said Tuesday they are “urgently reviewing” new information that suggests U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan may have known more than he revealed about a contract that was awarded to the company that employed his son.

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The Senate Apology: A First Step Down a Slippery Slope

Posted by Mark on June 14, 2005

In the midst of the Michael Jackson Circus, it was easy to miss Senate Resolution 39. The US Senate issued an apology for the lynchings of earlier decades. It’s key sponsors were Senators Allen (R-VA) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA). Not a bad thing, in and of itself. The House passed a number of resolutions condemning lynchings at the time, while the Senate of that time passed none.

Here’s the problem. For the slave reparations sharks, the apology was just blood in the water. Don’t believe me? Check out the links in the Google News Search.

Here’s a typical reaction:

We have much to regret in our history, and slavery and the treatment of blacks is at the top of the list. But cheap apologies only dilute authentic shame and genuine remorse. What makes these particular apologies cheap is that none of the apologizers really suggests doing anything more than trying to rewrite history and bask in applause.

Wachovia offers no reparations, at least not yet, nor interest-free loans, free checking or even an old toaster to the descendants of slaves. Neither Mzz Landrieu nor Mr. Allen has offered to give up their seats in shame for having served in what must have been an infamous, insensitive and derelict United States Senate. Neither senator, so far, has introduced a bill to compensate descendants of the lynched. Mzz Landrieu, in fact, has never even apologized for arriving at the Senate via a tainted election. We can be sure the Senate apology will be prominently featured in Mr. Allen’s campaign literature when, as expected, he runs for president three years hence.

The people they apologize to are used as cardboard extras and Styrofoam stand-ins in a morality play. That’s a shame, too.

Like ambulance chasers, the reparation sharks will only except cold hard cash for the sin of slavery. The thousands of dead of the Civil War won’t pay for the new Jaguar, after all. And an apology from a Senate light years removed from those dark days won’t by buy the estate on the West Coast either.

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The Gulag: An Historical Perspective

Posted by Mark on June 14, 2005

Great look at what the Soviet Gulag was really like. More water for the Left’s fiery hystrionics.

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The Good News on College Campuses

Posted by Mark on June 14, 2005

From the New York Times, yet. Great story on the rise of conservatism on college campuses across the country, and the Heritage Foundation internship program helping to foster it.

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The Good News From Iraq: Hutwa Bi Hutwa

Posted by Mark on June 14, 2005

Step by step. That’s how Iraqis are rebuilding their country, despite an influx of foreign terrorists posing as “insurgents.”

My favorite is the section on the Economy.

Here’s the question: How many of these stories have you heard before? I’ll be interested in reading the comments.

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The Oil for Food Scandal: Uh-Oh

Posted by Mark on June 14, 2005

This can’t be good.

Investigators of the U.N. oil-for-food program said Tuesday they are “urgently reviewing” new information that suggests U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan may have known more than he revealed about a contract that was awarded to the company that employed his son.

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The Senate Apology: A First Step Down a Slippery Slope

Posted by Mark on June 14, 2005

In the midst of the Michael Jackson Circus, it was easy to miss Senate Resolution 39. The US Senate issued an apology for the lynchings of earlier decades. It’s key sponsors were Senators Allen (R-VA) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA). Not a bad thing, in and of itself. The House passed a number of resolutions condemning lynchings at the time, while the Senate of that time passed none.

Here’s the problem. For the slave reparations sharks, the apology was just blood in the water. Don’t believe me? Check out the links in the Google News Search.

Here’s a typical reaction:

We have much to regret in our history, and slavery and the treatment of blacks is at the top of the list. But cheap apologies only dilute authentic shame and genuine remorse. What makes these particular apologies cheap is that none of the apologizers really suggests doing anything more than trying to rewrite history and bask in applause.

Wachovia offers no reparations, at least not yet, nor interest-free loans, free checking or even an old toaster to the descendants of slaves. Neither Mzz Landrieu nor Mr. Allen has offered to give up their seats in shame for having served in what must have been an infamous, insensitive and derelict United States Senate. Neither senator, so far, has introduced a bill to compensate descendants of the lynched. Mzz Landrieu, in fact, has never even apologized for arriving at the Senate via a tainted election. We can be sure the Senate apology will be prominently featured in Mr. Allen’s campaign literature when, as expected, he runs for president three years hence.

The people they apologize to are used as cardboard extras and Styrofoam stand-ins in a morality play. That’s a shame, too.

Like ambulance chasers, the reparation sharks will only except cold hard cash for the sin of slavery. The thousands of dead of the Civil War won’t pay for the new Jaguar, after all. And an apology from a Senate light years removed from those dark days won’t by buy the estate on the West Coast either.

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The Gulag: An Historical Perspective

Posted by Mark on June 14, 2005

Great look at what the Soviet Gulag was really like. More water for the Left’s fiery hystrionics.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

The Good News on College Campuses

Posted by Mark on June 14, 2005

From the New York Times, yet. Great story on the rise of conservatism on college campuses across the country, and the Heritage Foundation internship program helping to foster it.

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