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Tribes: Absolute, Unequivocal, Required Reading

Posted by Mark on September 8, 2005

Are you pink, or grey. Are you a sheep, or a sheepdog. This is required reading for understanding anything and everything I’ve ever posted on Liberty Just in Case.

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Peggy Noonan: We Can All Relate

Posted by Mark on September 8, 2005

There’s a reason this blog began years ago with Peggy Noonan. Her latest column is an example.

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ABC NEWS REPORT: THIS JUST IN!

Posted by Mark on September 8, 2005

From the ABCNews website:

In New Orleans, those in peril and those in power have pointed the finger squarely at the federal government for the delayed relief effort. But experts say when natural disasters strike, it is the primary responsibility of state and local governments — not the federal government — to respond.

No! How can this be? Don’t they know it’s Bushitler’s fault, all his fault?!?!? Who approved this story? Does Hillary know this story is out there?

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Iraqi POW Speicher May Be Alive?

Posted by Mark on September 8, 2005


This is deeply disturbing:

A Navy pilot shot down over Iraq in January 1991 may have been captured by Iraqi forces, and members of the former Iraqi government “know the whereabouts” of the officer, the Navy has concluded.

A Navy board of inquiry concluded that there is no credible evidence that Capt. Michael “Scott” Speicher is dead, and it reaffirmed his official status as “missing/captured,” according to the board’s final report.

The board also recommended that the Pentagon work with the State Department, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the Iraqi government to “increase the level of attention and effort inside Iraq” to resolve the question of Speicher’s fate.

This needs to get alot of coverage, across the blogosphere. If there’s a chance this airman is still alive, and has been held by Saddam and company for all these years…

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Prophecies

Posted by Mark on September 8, 2005

A great description of Katrina and it’s aftermath:

It was a broiling August afternoon in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Big Easy, the City That Care Forgot. Those who ventured outside moved as if they were swimming in tupelo honey. Those inside paid silent homage to the man who invented air-conditioning as they watched TV “storm teams” warn of a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. Nothing surprising there: Hurricanes in August are as much a part of life in this town as hangovers on Ash Wednesday.

But the next day the storm gathered steam and drew a bead on the city. As the whirling maelstrom approached the coast, more than a million people evacuated to higher ground. Some 200,000 remained, however—the car-less, the homeless, the aged and infirm, and those die-hard New Orleanians who look for any excuse to throw a party.

The storm hit Breton Sound with the fury of a nuclear warhead, pushing a deadly storm surge into Lake Pontchartrain. The water crept to the top of the massive berm that holds back the lake and then spilled over. Nearly 80 percent of New Orleans lies below sea level—more than eight feet below in places—so the water poured in. A liquid brown wall washed over the brick ranch homes of Gentilly, over the clapboard houses of the Ninth Ward, over the white-columned porches of the Garden District, until it raced through the bars and strip joints on Bourbon Street like the pale rider of the Apocalypse. As it reached 25 feet (eight meters) over parts of the city, people climbed onto roofs to escape it.

Thousands drowned in the murky brew that was soon contaminated by sewage and industrial waste. Thousands more who survived the flood later perished from dehydration and disease as they waited to be rescued. It took two months to pump the city dry, and by then the Big Easy was buried under a blanket of putrid sediment, a million people were homeless, and 50,000 were dead. It was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States.

It was written in October, 2004. We all knew what was coming. We all knew.

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Scientists on Katrina: Just the Facts

Posted by Mark on September 8, 2005

The first to try to make political hay from Katrina were the Green hotheads:

“The hurricane that struck Louisiana yesterday was nicknamed Katrina by the National Weather Service. Its real name was global warming.” So wrote environmental activist Ross Gelbspan in a Boston Globe op-ed that one commentator aptly described as “almost giddy.” The green group Friends of the Earth linked Katrina to global warming, as did Germany’s Green Party Environment Minister.

Bobby Kennedy Jr. blamed Katrina on Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour for “derailing the Kyoto Protocol [on global warming] and kiboshing President Bush’s iron-clad promise to regulate carbon dioxide.”

But wait:

Time for an ice-water bath, hotheads. If you’d bothered to consult the scientists (remember them?) you’d find they’ve extensively studied the issue and found no evidence that global warming – assuming it’s actually occurring – is causing either an increase in frequency or intensity of hurricanes.

Read the whole thing.

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Tribes: Absolute, Unequivocal, Required Reading

Posted by Mark on September 8, 2005

Are you pink, or grey. Are you a sheep, or a sheepdog. This is required reading for understanding anything and everything I’ve ever posted on Liberty Just in Case.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Peggy Noonan: We Can All Relate

Posted by Mark on September 8, 2005

There’s a reason this blog began years ago with Peggy Noonan. Her latest column is an example.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

ABC NEWS REPORT: THIS JUST IN!

Posted by Mark on September 8, 2005

From the ABCNews website:

In New Orleans, those in peril and those in power have pointed the finger squarely at the federal government for the delayed relief effort. But experts say when natural disasters strike, it is the primary responsibility of state and local governments � not the federal government � to respond.

No! How can this be? Don’t they know it’s Bushitler’s fault, all his fault?!?!? Who approved this story? Does Hillary know this story is out there?

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Iraqi POW Speicher May Be Alive?

Posted by Mark on September 8, 2005


This is deeply disturbing:

A Navy pilot shot down over Iraq in January 1991 may have been captured by Iraqi forces, and members of the former Iraqi government “know the whereabouts” of the officer, the Navy has concluded.

A Navy board of inquiry concluded that there is no credible evidence that Capt. Michael “Scott” Speicher is dead, and it reaffirmed his official status as “missing/captured,” according to the board’s final report.

The board also recommended that the Pentagon work with the State Department, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the Iraqi government to “increase the level of attention and effort inside Iraq” to resolve the question of Speicher’s fate.

This needs to get alot of coverage, across the blogosphere. If there’s a chance this airman is still alive, and has been held by Saddam and company for all these years…

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