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Sunday, March 27, 2005

Sign Your Children Up - Uncle Sam Needs Them Now!

For Army Recruiters, a Hard Toll From a Hard Sell
By DAMIEN CAVE Published: March 27, 2005

The Army's recruiters are being challenged with one of the hardest selling jobs the military has asked of them in American history, and many say the demands are taking a toll.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Lets Just Arm The Entire World! - Rick

US offers N-tech, missile system

US offers N-tech, missile system Dismissing India’s concerns over the supply of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, US said the efforts to usher in democracy in Pakistan and defence ties are two different issues.

The Very Confusing U.S. Policy -Rick

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - The United States has unveiled plans to help India become a "major world power in the 21st century" even as it announced moves to beef up the military of New Delhi's nuclear rival, Pakistan.

We Choose Our Friends So Well! - Rick

From the BBC: Religious extremism in Pakistan 'growing'

'Cold-blooded murder'
The report says the government has in fact been implicitly backing radical Islamists by not taking action.
It has accused clerics of propagating vicious hatred which it says has often resulted in harassment and cold-blooded murder.
According to the report, members of an offshoot Islamic sect, the Ahmadis, who have been declared as non-Muslim by the authorities, are often targeted by radical Muslim leaders.

An independent human rights group in Pakistan has accused the government of being a "silent spectator" to the rise in religious extremism.
In its annual report, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan blamed Islamic extremists for an upsurge in violence against religious minorities and women.
The reports says women in rural Pakistan are often killed by relatives for tarnishing the family name.

Sleeping with the Enemy

U.S. Moves to Sell F-16's to Pakistan Over Indian Objections
Published: March 25, 2005

The Bush administration agreed today to sell Pakistan F-16 fighter planes in a major policy shift that was meant to reward Pakistan for its help in combating terrorism but was also certain to deeply antagonize Pakistan's longtime adversary India.
President Bush telephoned Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh from his ranch in Crawford, Tex., and "explained his decision to move forward" on the sale, a White House spokeswoman, Dana Perino, told reporters in Texas. Mr. Singh expressed "great disappointment," a spokesman in New Delhi told Reuters.

Christians besieged in Pakistan

The photos from Pakistan were anything but travel brochure material. One showed a 9-year-old girl with dark eyes, large black burns on her legs and a heavily bandaged right arm. Another showed a 14-year-old girl with a face partly melted away like candle wax. The right side was a mass of charred skin after an assailant threw acid into her eyes. Their attackers said the girls' injuries are payback for the American invasion of Iraq. Americans may not have seen much retaliation on their own soil because, several human rights groups say, Christians in Pakistan are taking the brunt of it.

by: Julia Duin

Good Friday

Good Friday
Originally uploaded by Rick Gibbs.


Terri Schiavo, the State, and the Culture of Death by William L. Anderson

I write this piece on Good Friday, one of the most important days of the Christian Calendar. Within a few days from now, Terri Schiavo will be dead because the courts have ordered that she be starved to death. Anyone who tries to intervene by giving her even a sip of water is arrested and led off in handcuffs. In the United States, starving a dog to death would result in arrest and imprisonment; starving a human being to death is state policy. (Yes, I know she is brain damaged, but she is not – as ABC News falsely reported in what can only be called a "push poll" – on life support.)

Friday, March 25, 2005

U.S. to sell F-16 jets to Pakistan

George Bush Arms the Terrorist; Terrorist - noun: a person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims.
For all of you Rambo fans, and those too young to know who the U.S. supported in the 70's and 80's. The circle continues! We armed them in the 80's and we are arming them in the New Century!
This is one of the many Islamic countries that has trained many terrorist through the years. Blow Back anyone!

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

DiLorenzo Is Right About Lincoln by Walter E. Williams

In 1831, long before the War between the States, South Carolina Senator John C. Calhoun said, "Stripped of all its covering, the naked question is, whether ours is a federal or consolidated government; a constitutional or absolute one; a government resting solidly on the basis of the sovereignty of the States, or on the unrestrained will of a majority; a form of government, as in all other unlimited ones, in which injustice, violence, and force must ultimately prevail." The War between the States answered that question and produced the foundation for the kind of government we have today: consolidated and absolute, based on the unrestrained will of the majority, with force, threats, and intimidation being the order of the day.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Luther on law and grace

David Yeago offers a stimulating discussion of Luther’s views on gospel and law in a 1998 article in The Thomist. Yeago challenges modern Luther interpreters who suggest that Luther, in antinomian fashion, separated grace from moral order, arguing instead that Luther completely integrates the two: “The morality that grace terminates, the law that the gospel overcomes, is precisely and specifically a moral order alienated from grace, a morality which is therefore alienated from the true end of human existence and can only issue in the twin evils of presumption and despair. Far from being indifferent to good and evil, order and disorder, the bestowal of God’s grace through the gospel is for Luther the only true formation of the human heart, that which alone sets the heart truly in order.”

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Bushmaster Varmint Seeker .223

Bushmaster Varmint Seeker .223
Originally uploaded by Rick Gibbs.

For those is deal in Bullshit and other assorted forms of gossip.


I caught a few minutes of an interview with Harry Frankfurt on some late night TV show recently. In a venue dominated by stars, the appearance of an Ivy League philosopher was, shall we say, surprising. Less surprising, though, when it became clear that he was speaking on the topic of his recent essay-book, On Bullshit. Jonathan Lear has a fascinating review of the book in the March 21 issue of TNR.

posted by Peter J. Leithart on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 08:25 AM

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Leave my friend Mark Horne alone!

"It seems like everybody is talking about Mark, but no one takes the time to talk to him. You know, he's not an alien carcass on some examination table; he's a fellow PCA minister. Everybody has an opinion about what he believes, but very few people seem to take the time to discover what he has actually written. Consequently the gossip spreads and it seems like the rhetoric gets ratcheted up a few notches every week. And as each week passes it gets more and more difficult to expect a sober judgment on these matters. Once issues like this get political, then it becomes very difficult indeed for all parties to maintain objectivity and humility before one another........"

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Radical Son

Radical Son

Bush may not have read Dostoyevsky—but his speechwriters have.

by Justin Raimondo

In a world aflame with war and terrorism, George W. Bush’s second inaugural address was a match flung onto an oil slick. By the time his 17-minute peroration reached midpoint, it was clear that was his intention:

Because we have acted in the great liberating tradition of this nation, tens of millions have achieved their freedom. And as hope kindles hope, millions more will find it. By our efforts we have lit a fire as well, a fire in the minds of men. It warms those who feel its power; it burns those who fight its progress. And one day this untamed fire of freedom will reach the darkest corners of our world.

“A fire in the mind”—such a felicitous phrase. It aptly and succinctly describes the feverish mental state of our neoconservative policymakers, who set out to build an empire in the Middle East and now, with this speech, clearly envision much more. It also describes the mental state of some of the characters in Dostoyevsky’s The Possessed (or The Devils), from which the fiery metaphor is taken. Michael Barone pointed out the allusion in his U.S. News column, wherein he described Dostoyevsky’s work as “a novel about a provincial town inspired by new revolutionary ideas. After a turbulent literary evening, a fire breaks out, and one townsman says, ‘The fire is in the minds of men, not in the roofs of buildings.’”

Sean Hannity Is a Great American by Paul Servodio

"Sean Hannity is a great American!" proclaims a deep-voiced, male voice-over on 640 AM WHLO for Sean Hannity’s daily radio program. Actually, the man doing the voice-over shouldn’t announce it with so much gusto. Instead he should speak the sentence in the form of a question: "Sean Hannity is a great American?" Unfortunately, that will never happen, at least not on WHLO, where almost the entire program schedule is completely comprised of staunch George "Stalin" Bush supporters. In fact, WHLO should change their call letters to WGOP.

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