Bathroom on the Right
Thursday, June 10, 2004
From the Freedom-Loving French
I wonder if Michael Moore's rants weren't so politically correct, would he be as loved by the French as Miss Bardot?
“There are many new languages in the new Europe. Mediocrity is taking over from beauty and splendor. There are many people who are filthy, badly dressed and badly shaven.”
Mind you, if she had been talking about Americans or, better yet, an American President, she would have won a literary award.
Wednesday, June 09, 2004
My Views on Abortion
Unlike many in the anti-abortion crowd, my objection to abortion is not based on religious grounds, rather, it is based on the idea of human rights. Throughout human history any time that we have treated any class of human beings as non-human or a lesser human we have dearly regretted it and later paid an enormous price in order to reverse these grave errors.
We live in a time when various contraceptives are 100% effective if used properly. Additionally, there are tens of thousands of loving homes that will give your child a home if you would let them. Abortion is a selfish apathetic choice that degrades the humanity of any culture that allows it. We sacrifice the innocent unborns on the altar of convenience and self-love.
This is also why I disagree with the idea of using stem cells from fetal tissue as the new panacea for all that ails us. This too degrades our humanity by killing others to make our lives marginally better.
Tuesday, June 08, 2004
Having a Great Day!
I found out yesterday that I got my first publication in a "peer-reveiwed" journal. To the unwashed this means that other academics have read something that I worked on and deemed that it represents new knowledge and it was good enough to be published. Also, I've been on a diet and workout plan since the beginning of the year and just passed the 50 lb. weight loss mark today.
A wise man even in death.
CLINTON DISAPPOINTMENT: LEFT OFF FUNERAL SPEAKERS LIST
Former President Bill Clinton has privately expressed anger he has apparently been left off the speakers list of Friday's Reagan State Funeral, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
"President Clinton really held out all hope the funeral would be a nonpartisan event, like Nixon's was," a top Clinton source said on Tuesday morning. "He's angry and disappointed neither he nor President Carter have been asked to speak, as of yet."
The top source says Clinton has been critical that both Bush presidents will address the crowd gathered at National Cathedral.
Nixon's vice president Gerald Ford did not speak at Nixon's funeral.
Clinton's inner circle is convinced Nancy Reagan has personally shut out Clinton from any high-profile participation.
"It is a state funeral, using tax dollars," the top Clinton insider explained.
Former President George H.W. Bush, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney will join President Bush in eulogizing Ronald Reagan, Reagan's office announced. Presiding over the service will be former Sen. John Danforth of Missouri, who is an ordained Episcopal priest. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the Rabbi Harold Kusher will give readings, while Irish tenor Ronan Tynan will sing.
What an egomaniac! President Reagan and his family obviously decided that Clinton was not going to speak at the funeral. Clinton has spent his entire life fighting against the very beliefs that made Ronald Reagan a great man. While Clinton had no qualms about dropping his pants in the Oval Office, Ronald Reagan refused to take his jacket off in the office out of respect of the office and the idea of the Presidency. Reagan knew that the idea of the Presidency was something greater than he was, while Clinton believed that he was greater than the office and above the law. Clinton is not President and should not even expect that he would get to eulogize a man that he is not worthy to shine the shoes of.
Saturday, June 05, 2004
Friday, June 04, 2004
Bigger than his hat
I'm currently watching the Pope deliver his address with the president. I spend a lot of time around people that speak english as a second language and have no problem understanding them. That being said, the Pope is almost completely incoherent. While his mental capacities may be questionable, his physical capacity isn't...it's non-existent. Numerous people have questioned when the Pope will step down and he has responded that he will leave when God calls him away -- as in when he assumes room temperature. To me this is pure ego. The Pope puts himself before his office and his congregation. Speaking as a non-Catholic, I believe that this Pope's actions have irrepairably harmed the church and it is time for him to step aside.
Thursday, June 03, 2004
W's wrong on this one.
I usually support the actions of the president, but he's dead wrong on this one.
ROME (Reuters) - President Bush will award Pope John Paul the Presidential Medal of Freedom Friday, the highest U.S. civilian award, a U.S. official said Thursday.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the pontiff was being honored for "years of fighting for freedom and for his important moral voice."
What, he's not going to be honored for protecting and enabling child-molestors?
The Dems will translate this as yet another action by the VRWC to encourage the pontiff to call for no communion for the pro-abortion crowd.
Monday, May 31, 2004
These people would like to run your country.
History of Air America:
We have have tons of money and we're going to buy stations to broadcast from.
Okay, we don't have tons of money, so we'll buy time on other stations.
Our programming is better than anything else out there and we'll handily destroy our competition.
Okay, some of our broadcasting is pretty good, so we'll only ask that stations carry that broadcasting.
We still have plenty of money and lost two of our main stations because of the nefarious dealings of the station owners.
Okay, so we're broke.
From the New York Times:
Even by the chaotic standards of a new media company, Air America Radio's first two months of broadcasting have been convulsive.
The fledgling talk-radio network has replaced five top executives, been taken off the air in two of its top three markets and lost several crucial producers. By late April, current and former executives said last week, the company was perilously close to running out of money. It has since received an infusion of cash, though it has not disclosed how much or from whom. . .
In a sign that the privately held company's financial woes have not fully abated, Al Franken, the network's best-known star, said in an interview last week that he had agreed not to draw a salary, however temporarily, making him "an involuntary investor.''
Read the rest of this article here.
Remember, these people are out there to present the liberal point of view and I think that they've done a good job of it. Not so much by the ramblings that they put on the air, but by how they've run their business into the ground in less than six months.
P.S. I love the "fair and balanced" reporting of the NY Times. In this article they suggest that Rush had it easy because he had no competition when he was starting out. Hmmm.....maybe because he created a whole new genre?