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Friday, January 21, 2005

Jay Nordlinger's Impromptus on National Review Online
He's good today.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Boston.com / News / Local / Mass. / FBI searches for six suspected of possible terrorist threat to Boston
The six are suspected of having come into the United States from Mexico...
When will the Bush administration start cracking down on this sort of stuff? You can't defend the nation against while leaving open borders to the north and south.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

"The Declaration of Independence proclaimed that all Americans are endowed by the Creator with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. [This week] we celebrate the sacred gift of life. We have a responsibility in America to defend the life of the innocent and the powerless. Our Nation has made significant progress in recent years toward building a culture of life. My Administration remains committed to the steadfast belief in the dignity of every human being and the promise of every life. Across our country, we must continue to encourage our citizens to make ours a more just and welcoming society in which every child is born into a loving family and protected by law. We will work with decency and respect to change hearts and minds, one person at a time. In doing so, we will build a lasting culture of life and a more compassionate society." --President George W. Bush in his 2005 Proclamation of the Sanctity of Human Life

Robert E. Lee:
"Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less."

"With all my devotion to the union and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children and my home. I have, therefore, resigned my commission in the army, and save in defense of my native state...I hope I may never be called on to draw my sword."

"It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it."

"[T]he safety of your homes and the lives of all you hold dear depend upon your courage and exertions. Let each man resolve to be victorious, and that the right of self-government, liberty, and peace shall find him a defender."

"What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of his beautiful world."

"I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and have never seen the day when I did not pray for them."

"We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing."
"'Disenfranchisement' actually means being denied the vote, but Democrats of late have started using it as a dysphemism for 'losing'." --James Taranto

David Letterman....
Top Questions George W. Bush Asked His Homeland Security Nominee
Do you have previous experience securing homelands?
How will you make the terror alert system more cumbersome and ineffective?
Do you generally get along well with people named Condoleezza?
Be honest -- would you really spend any time keeping Delaware safe? [BOOOOOO!!!!]
You're not a member of al-Qa'ida, are you?
May I refer to you as my 'Secretary Homey'?
Are you comfortable coordinating information among the CIA, the FBI, and KFC?

Jay Leno.... As you know, big shakeup at CBS News over that story about President Bush and the falsified National Guard records. CBS has issued a report saying that "60 Minutes" was misled by an unreliable source. Yeah, I think his name was Dan Rather. .... When the report on Dan Rather's forged documents story came out, Dan Rather wasn't in the CBS News anchor spot. He was "on assignment." Shut up! "On assignment"? He was hiding in the basement. .... President Bush will be sworn in once again as president of the United States [January 20th]. And interestingly, this will mark only the second time in four years his hand has touched a book. .... Ted Kennedy said today the Democrat Party is still the majority party. So you know what that means: Ted's been drinking again. ....

Stratford Hall Plantation, birthplace of Robert E. Lee
By the way, it is Robert E. Lee's birthday today.

Interesting (brief) comparison of W and Woodrow Wilson-how Bush has avoided many of Wilson's mistakes and excesses.

If liberals hate W, they'd have really hated Wilson.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Panix.com domain hijacked - Computerworld
Panix.com, the main domain name of New York Internet provider Public Access Networks Corp., was apparently hijacked over the weekend, leaving customers of the company without e-mail and Web access for a day and a half.
"None of the systems exploited to perform this hijacking were under Panix's control," the company said on its Web site. "It's not supposed to be possible to transfer a domain name from one registrar to another without notifying both the current registrar and the current domain owner, and yet it happened anyway."
They're right; it's not supposed to be able to happen. Hopefully the method they used will be figured out soon, because this could get dangerous if people are able hijack sites and steal our email.

Matt Towery: Jeb!
Why Jeb should be our next President.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Tax Those Who Tax the System
This is an interesting idea. Since the power to tax is the power to destroy (was that McCullough vs. Maryland?), why not use it to destroy divorce?

New Plenary Indulgence to Mark Year of the Eucharist
According to a decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary, during the Year of the Eucharist a plenary indulgence may be gained by participating in acts of worship and veneration of the Most Holy Sacrament, as well as by praying vespers and compline of the Divine Office before the tabernacle.

My Current Reading

I'd swear I'd read this book a while back, but I don't remember anything about. So I decided to give it (another?) try.

Coolidge is an underrated president. The more I read about him, the more I like him. We could someone of his judgement and character today.

CNN.com - Journalist: U.S. planning for possible´┐Żattack on Iran - Jan 17, 2005
At first, I assumed this was talking about an invasion. Once I read the article and realized it was a series of surgical strikes to destroy Iran's WMD facilities, I had different feelings. I would hope we're planning military strikes of this sort. We can't allow Iran to gain these technologies.

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Vampire takes a bite out of Brum
Obviously, someone needs to call in Buffy.

Link via Drudge.

Yahoo! News - Elvis tops British singles charts for second week running
The King Lives!

Link via Drudge.

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