Monday, June 30, 2008

O Canada

Iraq needs expertise from without to exploit oil reserves

African-Americans protest against Planned Parenthood—and no cameras showed up

Bolton on the North Korea deal

Radicals for Obama

A discussion of Lousiana’s law on criticizing Darwinism

Finances for young people

Scientists conduct an experiment, in which E coli becomes able to access citrate

If 25% of teenagers have an STD, then why is it news that 10% of the students at this high school have an STD?

Canadian health care not so great and more on this here and from the NY Times

Politics of Destruction

Why is there a wage gap between men and women?

Obama wants government to close the gap

Terrorist threat grows in UK

Does Planned Patrenthood target African-Americans? What is the “Negro Project” of 1939?

Sunday, June 29, 2008

We are Devo

Article on global warming from 1948

Why does the NY Times insist on publishing classified information?

Girls get married at 9 years old in Yemen

More on Ventastega: “Ventastega is the most primitive of these transition animals, but there are older ones that are oddly more advanced, said Neil Shubin, professor of biology and anatomy at the University of Chicago, who was not part of the discovery team but helped find Tiktaalik, the fish that was one step earlier in evolution.”

If the descendants are less advanced than the ancestors, can you call it evolution?


A couple of terrorist front groups

Iranian working in US smuggles nuclear secrets to Iran and more on this here

NY Times tests the Mark Steyn hypothesis

Thoughts on grocery shopping

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Nature's Way

DMN: Living frugally and another piece on this here

Driving to Destin

Sowell on how to understand economic statistics

Honor killing in Canada

In Sweden: government tells children whom they have to invite to their birthday parties

Top 100 movies

Lots of cars

Sirhan Sirhan was a Palestinian terrorist

Executions Taliban-style

Lots of STDs in DVSD

It’s nature’s way of telling you something’s wrong

The US Supreme Court and diversity in higher education

Friday, June 27, 2008

Last Dance

US forces kill al-Qaeda leader in Mosul

Venezuala’s role in the drug trade

Save the last dance for me video

Michael Totten: an independent Kosovo not a threat

Obama's Father's Day speech

Sexual Morality, Black Male Abandonment, and Stable Households


The al Dura video was a fake

A look into the European Parliament

Global warming prediction gets a headline: what about when it doesn’t come true?

Saudi-sponsored school in VA: more lies

A discussion of the consequences of Heller

More rockets from Gaza

Will it make the headlines when the crime rate in DC goes down?

Sharp increase in HIV among young homosexual black men

Potting soil on Mars: just add air and water

Confusion about the meaning of the word “independence”

Is this what we want for the US? “The NHS has always rationed care but, in an era of medical paternalism and no internet, patients were ignorant of what they were missing.”

Gallup poll on creation v. evolution

Poking fun at Obama on Comedy Central

Teachers and principals who cheat on tests

Day laborer convicted of murder

See comments on this for discussion of illegal immigrants

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Importance of Studying History

A Supreme Court majority rules that the 2nd amendment guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms

Should someone who rapes someone under 13 be castrated?

ABC reports link between Saddan and bin Laden on January 14, 1999

See also here

Joscelyn on the 4 day war: Saddam reached out to bin Laden after Operation Desert Fox (in early 1999)

A discussion of Sparta

The Riddle of the Venestega

Scientists reveal that Ventastega is a missing link between Tiktaalik and tetrapods such as Acanthostega, even though “Ventastega lived approximately during the same era as Acanthostega” and “the earliest tetrapods probably evolved between 5 million and 7 million years before Tiktaalik

So Ventastega is his own father’s grandfather as well as the father of his own brother. Someone call Oedipus, because this one is better than the riddle of the Sphyx.

Thanks to Charles Johnson for bringing this to our attention, but I wish that he had excerpted the end of the article as well.

Death by Supreme Court Decisions

Anti-death penalty AP reporter implies that child rapist may be innocent

Some details on the violence of this crime

McCarthy: revised FISA will pass in Senate, but President will not be able to carry out warrantless surveillance in the future

Released from Gitmo and back to work in Iraq

History of SC’s understanding of the 2nd Amendment

Despotism of an oligarchy: anti-death penalty judge finds a way to vacate every death penalty case that has come before him.

Partisan hiring in the Justice Department

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Required Reading for Senator Obama

"It ought finally to occur to a people deliberating on a Govt. for themselves, that as different interests necessarily result from the liberty meant to be secured, the major interest might under sudden impulses be tempted to commit injustice on the minority. In all civilized Countries the people fall into different classes havg a real or supposed difference of interests. There will be creditors & debtors, farmers, merchts. & manufacturers. There will be particularly the distinction of rich & poor. It was true as had been observd. [by Mr. Pinkney] we had not among us those hereditary distinctions, of rank which were a great source of the contests in the ancient Govts. as well as the modern States of Europe, nor those extremes of wealth or poverty which characterize the latter. We cannot however be regarded even at this time, as one homogeneous mass, in which every thing that affects a part will affect in the same manner the whole. In framing a system which we wish to last for ages, we shd. not lose sight of the changes which ages will produce. An increase of population will of necessity increase the proportion of those who will labour under all the hardships of life, & secretly sigh for a more equal distribution of its blessings. These may in time outnumber those who are placed above the feelings of indigence. According to the equal laws of suffrage, the power will slide into the hands of the former. No agrarian attempts have yet been made in in this Country, but symtoms, of a leveling spirit, as we have understood, have sufficiently appeared in a certain quarters to give notice of the future danger. How is this danger to be guarded agst. on republican principles? How is the danger in all cases of interested coalitions to oppress the minority to be guarded agst.? Among other means by the establishment of a body in the Govt. sufficiently respectable for its wisdom & virtue, to aid on such emergences, the preponderance of justice by throwing its weight into that scale. Such being the objects of the second branch in the proposed Govt. he thought a considerable duration ought to be given to it."

James Madison, Constitutional Convention, Madison's Notes, June 26, 1787

Yes, we can. But is it right?

Breaking News from 1787

Despotism of an oligarchy: Supreme Court decrees States cannot have the death penalty for raping children

Mortgage Bill: Best Congress money can buy?

Terrorist plots in Saudi Arabia

Obama claims to have passed a law that he didn’t even vote for

With socialized medicine, the waiting list is so long that you need to pull your own teeth

A disquisition on BBQ

In Lexington, NC and Goldsboro, NC, Memphis, Kansas City

Memphis Style Ribs at home

Texas Chili recipes

(Hat tip: Peterman’s Eye)

Madison’s Notes of the Constitutional Convention

Yates’s Notes of the Constitutional Convention, but note questions about their accuracy

Which is the better mother?

Best way to destroy Dallas? Let the courts decide the system of representation

Dubai is glad we are not drilling for more oil

Terrorist plots in the US? Yup

Anyone remember a plot to blow up UN and Lincoln and Holland tunnels?

Civilization Can Recede

NYC now that Giuliani is gone

A couple of examples here and here

The Muslim Brotherhood in Scotland?

Female circumcision in Sudan

What is ACORN?

Conservative bloggers in Austin

Ronald Reagan: If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.

Videos of this speech

Al-Qaeda still at work in Mosul

Communists for Obama

Myths of domestic violence

Sowell: Should the US copy the welfare policies of Europe?

$2 Billion in aid to Pakistan?

Chinese dishes lost in translation

Doctors make dementia worse by prescribing too many drugs

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

An Answer to Prayer

Palestinian Arabs break cease fire

Polygamy in Canada

Death by famine in the USSR

A project to establish a single Islamic government over the entire world

Biological weapons found in northern pre-invasion Iraq?

Even the NY Times admits the surge in Iraq is working

A discussion of body language

US forces kill al-Qaeda leader in Iraq

Center for late-term abortions in Dallas to close

The real Cuba

Are there terrorists in the US who want to blow us up? There are in California

McCarthy on the Appeals Court’s ruling on Uighurs at Gitmo

Harvard and the Nazis

The twilight zone of illegal immigrants

Does the US Supreme Court provide a way for the enemies of the United States to destroy it?

Tales of Froissart

Fordham’s Medieval Sourcebook

A discussion of Ebelskivers


Are terrorists trying to blow us up? In Canada, there are.

From FDR to Obama

Should Canada’s law restricting freedom of speech be repealed?

Bennett: concerns about Obama

The impact of the Iraq war on the ability of al-Qaeda to recruit

What is a dollar?

African refugees in Dallas

Sometimes Guanatnamo is a way to protect a detainee’s life

Are so many women depressed because they have rejected femininity

US transfers control of Anbar to Iraq

Monday, June 23, 2008


The prophet Isaiah and the task of promoting of liberty

Lots of acid rain during the first 500 million years of the earth?

Getting rid of Saddam: the only moral choice?

Henry Baldwin, A General View of the Origin and Nature of the Constitution, etc.

A discussion of Obama’s views on Boumediene and more on this here

Major Rotunda on Boumediene

Studying Mozart and more on this here

Iran will be able to produce a nuclear weapon within six months to a year

Recent events in Argentina

Basra now free from Shiite militias

A discussion of Encounter Books (video)

Spengler on the Pope and the President


Human rights only matter when the United States is the accused

Fred Thompson on the consequences of Boumediene

UN defends rights of toddlers to choose their own toys

Brazil and energy independence

A strange allegation against Obama

Is Obama in favor of paying reparations for slavery?

Abstinence: the only thing you must not believe is the truth

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Taking Sides

Arabs could have had their own state in Palestine in 1948, but chose to try to destroy Israel instead

A discussion of who is to blame for the conflict

Palestinian Media Watch

Was the KLA a terrorist group?

25 Christians kidnapped in Pakistan

Christians brutalized in Iraq

El Salvador saved thousands of Jews from concentration camps

Yemen supports al Qaeda and more on this here

Pakistan supports the Taliban and more on this here

An honor killing a week in Istanbul

Sex is an evolutionary housekeeper

Problems with Wikipedia

Problems getting food stamps in Iowa

Saturday, June 21, 2008

In the Beginning

Patristic understanding of creation

Do the people of CA have the power to change their own constitution?

2003 terrorist attack in Casablanca and now a hunger strike

Hidden in plain sight: in 2002, Saddam was a year away from building an atom bomb!

Saddam was also in contact with Al Qaeda before the war

Bob Herbert: A Dubious Milestone

"In 2006, for the first time in U.S. history, a majority of all births to women under 30 — 50.4 percent — were out of wedlock. Nearly 80 percent of births among black women were out of wedlock."

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thanks to James Taranto

Are we safer under President Bush? “[Former CIA intelligence officer Bob] Baer says his Hezbollah contacts told him an attack against the US was unlikely because Iran and Hezbollah did not want to give the Bush administration an excuse to attack.”

When is it a good idea to keep your mouth shut?

Not all good news on FISA revision

The Colossus of Rhodey

MSM willing to publish anything that will promote belief in global warming

A high school that embraces single mothers

Breaking News from 1381

Froissart with audio link begins here

Chronicles of Froissart on eBooks

Tales of Froissart


Censorship in Canada

Will the US be next? (video)

More on this here

Homeschooling is a crime in Germany

The high price of political correctness

Thursday, June 19, 2008

At Last

Finally, the Federal government can now listen to a phone conversation between a terrorist overseas and someone in the US without first having to get a warrant—without anyone claiming that they are doing something illegal.

A critique of Yoo’s discussion of Boumediene


Bush at the Knesset

Sennholz on Carter’s Endangered Values

Death by pit bull

Democracy in Kuwait

Drilling for oil in the US would be good for the environment

Tankers are worsing than drilling

The Senate is considering a bill to bail out a mortgage lender that provided favors to the Senator who sponsored it

This Senator has a lot of chutzpah

More jellyfish and stingrays, thanks to global warming: what next?

Economic impact of illegal immigration

Florida spent $100 million on hospital care for illegal aliens in 2007

What happened when Arizona started to enforce laws against illegal immigration?

Biofuels and the food crisis

Are we running out of oil?

Hail storm in June

Terrorists on welfare in the UK

When homosexuality becomes legal, does Christianity become illegal?

College student from Egypt in US pleads guilty to supporting terrorists

Chinese school teacher arrested for saying that building destroyed in earthquake were not well-constructed

Hezbollah in Canada

Electric cars are not good for your health

New Media Journal

Guns confiscated in UK and gun crimes go up (video)

Leaving Something Out

US troops safer in Iraq

Shia militias are losing in Iraq

Are investors responsible for high oil and food prices?

Can a world court stop an execution in Texas?

ACLU v. the US

Something the ACLU fails to mention

Afghanistan: “Hundreds of militants have been killed and wounded, their dead bodies have been left on the ground, with numbers of light and heavy weapons.”

Some thoughts on Che Guevera

Getting closer

Viva la revolucion

Can all students learn?

Should we pay parents to raise their children?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Staying Alive

Will we finally drill for oil?

Is global warming a hoax?

No freedom of worship in Yemen

Would Obama really get the US out of Iraq?

Would Obama do anything to prevent a terrorist attack?

Will electing Obama result in another 9/11?

Why does Al Gore use so much electricity?

The cost of treating dementia in the UK

Overpopulation is a myth

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


At last: off-shore drilling?

Obama to oil companies: hand over the money

Obama’s foreign policy adviser gets his ideas from Winnie the Pooh

What do they think of Obama in Africa?

Were bribes partly responsible for the collapse of mortgage lenders?

Bin Laden’s right hand man in Europe released on bail

When political correctness prevails, freedom of speech becomes a crime

When political correctness prevails, freedom of religion becomes a crime

When political correctness prevails, money is wasted

Is the world a safer place thanks to President Bush?

Whom does Iraq want to be our next president?

Or make that tomato paste

US v. US Supreme Court

Death by hanging in Japan

Turning point in Iraq?

Did Democrats receive bribes from a mortgage company?

"The State of Oklahoma hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States."

When homosexuality becomes legal, does Christianity become a crime?

“Will the dead be wrapped in a copy of the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling granting foreign detainees, whose mission is to destroy our Constitution, our country and way of life?”

Is that the mission of the detainees? Or of the Supreme Court?

Al Qaeda’s failure in Iraq

Iran wants to physically destroy Israel

Drugs and murder

“If the basic ingredients are zipping around throughout the cosmos, the likelihood of life taking shape wherever the chemistry is right is most certainly increased.”

Is the chemistry right on earth for life taking shape now? If so, why isn’t it happening?

What’s happening in Afghanistan?

Scalia on judicial activism

Ia George Will a conservative?

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Secret of Life

Despotic rule of an oligarchy

Diet and cancer

Another skeleton in Obama’s closet?

You say… “Steve…how can I create life out of the chemical soup?” First, get some DNA

Obama promises not to change US policy in Iraq

A home 9/11 video

Crimes against women in Saddam’s Iraq

Rape as a weapon

Was Al-Libi telling the truth about Iraq?

Would-be terrorists in the UK

Wire Congress! Wire Congress!

Did Khan provide the design for nuclear weapon to Iran?

Afghanistan willing to pursue terrorists in Pakistan

Obama on the importance of fathers

An exclusive club?

Obama wants the Federal government to provide matching funds in IRAs

McCarthy’s proposal on how to move forward after Boumediene

A defense of Judge Kozinski

What about Armenian illegal immigrants?

Higher taxes means less productivity

Did President Bush lie to Congress and the American people about Iraq?

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Quasi-free Americans

Are fossil fuels made of fossils?

When will the US start producing more of its own oil?

Sex outside of marriage is harmful to children

What’s the difference between Cedar Rapids and New Orleans?

A good reason to be self-sufficient

What is Echelon?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Tyranny of the Mind

“Radical extermists in our midst”—in Toledo, OH

China responsible for 2/3 of the growth in global emissions

More on the Supreme Court Gitmo ruling

A history of political correctness

Friday, June 13, 2008

Fixin' to Die

Al Sadr still wants to kill more Americans

Early life must have been really smart: "We believe early life may have adopted nucleobases from meteoritic fragments for use in genetic coding which enabled them to pass on their successful features to subsequent generations."

Jail break in Afghanistan

Raising up the next generation of mujahideen in VA

What’s going on in Iraq?

“I’m not dead yet!”

Taking Us All Down with Them

A constitutional right to kill Americans and more on this here and here

A bunch of articles on this ruling

A discussion of Judge Robert’s dissent

The proper attitude of a scientist is humility

The New York times is for freedom of speech when people are trying to kill us, but not when people are trying to warn us

Washington Post in the 1980s: ANWR "is one of the bleakest, most remote places on this continent, and there is hardly any other where drilling would have less impact on surrounding life. ..."

Obama and other peoples’ money

Raising up the next generation of mujahideen in the UK

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

On Vacation

No AIDs epidemic for heterosexuals

Do Shariah-compliant financial institutions support terrorism?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Left-wing policies of the US over the last 8 years

Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Doctors who receive money from drug companies

Christian pastor in Canada fined and ordered never to say or write anything negative about homosexuals ever again

Catholic adoption agency closes in UK due to anti-discrimination law

Al Qaeda in North Carolina?

They didn’t take Hitler seriously either

Poll in Tehran: we want a stricter dress code

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Make My Day

Generosity of Americans

Another reason not to send your children to public schools

“Christians are doing a poor job of discipling their own children. Eight-five percent of their public schooled children abandon the faith by the time they leave for college , while only 2 percent of their homeschooled students leave.”

Teen pregnancy in North Texas and more on this here

The Ten Commandments on private property

Airport security Israeli style

Banning offensive speech

Dirty Harry” as a response to “Bonnie and Clyde”

Clint Eastwood doesn’t believe in affirmative action

This stem cell cure did not destroy an embryo

Why doesn’t Obama tell the truth about his relationship with Rashid Khalidi?

Is the Democratic Party becoming more left-wing?

Friday, June 6, 2008

The Times Are Not a-Changin'

Bob Dylan, brilliant songwriter, not so great political analyst

On second thought, maybe not so brilliant:

“Come mothers and fathers throughout the land, and don't criticise what you can't understand. Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command.”

Three years after Katrina and still not willing to work


Is Obama really pro-Israel?

It depends on what day it is

More on this here

Obama truthfile

Is Iran training terrorists to cause trouble in Iraq?

Israel will attack Iran if it continues to pursue nuclear weapons

How is socialized dental care working out in the UK?

Vaclav Havel and the recovery of freedom

Is it possible to establish a one-world government without violence?

Has the US achieved victory in Iraq?

What does the Milky Way look like?

D-Day then and now

How a free market works

Is Obama as radical as he seems?

Baby blanket with a dog on it

Steyn on trial

Reagan tribute

Increase in unemployment figure

Are we in a recession?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Avoiding Reality

Google site for US government

Why did we go off the gold standard?

Getting other people to pay for our stuff

God forbid that children should learn that the theory of evolution has any weaknesses

More on this here

Cool weather in May

How to destroy Africa? Send aid

Iran’s influence in Iraq

Do committee reports like this have any other purpose than to serve as a political attack?

How do EU economies compare to US?


When does earning more actually mean earning less?

Actually that’s the Federal Reserve’s goal

Actually the US and UK were not the villains of WWII

Actually a nuclear bomb in the hands of a government dedicated to supporting terrorism is a threat to the US

Producing more oil in the US would actually be a good idea

Actually there is freedom of speech in Canada

Or is there?

What really happened to the library in Alexandria?

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


A father and his disabled son

Is the federal reserve a scam to cheat the middle class?

Scholarly discussions

Should we take money from high wage-earners and give it to ourselves?

Why so much knife violence in the UK?

Children of political refugees in public schools

Christian influences on the Clintons

Can Obama save us?


A deadly media hoax and more on this here

Should students be allowed to wear anti-abortion t-shirts in public schools?

Should the US government fund Planned Parenthood?

Another mean kindergarten teacher

Al Qaeda in Ohio

What happens when hospitals are forced to provide treatment for illegal aliens?

Atheistic governments that murder their own citizens

Reasons for the war in Iraq

How things turned around in Iraq

Obama in brief?

The value of negotiation

Should Israel build settlements?

Does drilling for oil hurt the envronment?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


What happens in Iran if a person converts to Christianity?

Winston Churchill in June of 1941 said to the House of Commons, "I have but one purpose, the destruction of Hitler, and my life is much simplified thereby."

What is moral hazard?

Galles on writing letters to the LA Times

Why are oil prices so high?

Who is Frank Marshall Davis?

What is the New Party?

Is abortion in the US a form of genocide?

How do you end an insurgency? By beating it

Global warming and energy rationing

Michael Totten in Serbia

Trying to preach the gospel in England

An updated version of Animal Farm

Is there division within Al Qaeda?

Give me tomato powder

Suicide bombing at Danish Embassy in Pakistan and more on this here


The problem with having an older father

Are 90% of criminal defendants guilty?

Should states be able to execute people who rape children?

Are American oil companies to blame for the price of oil?

Is McClellan telling the truth?

Is McClellan’s book based on his own experience or what he learned from reading other books?

Does Saudi Arabia support Al Qaeda?

Segregation in Seattle schools

Are terrorist organizations weaker now than before the Iraq war?

Books on illegal immigration

Lesson from Basra: people don’t like overly strict limits on their behavior

Trying to preach the gospel in England

"If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy." --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, 1802

Opposing Tyranny

Getting fined for not buying health insurance

Raising taxes to pay for a war

Getting rid of rent control

Life in Basra restored

Sowell on Obama’s past associations

What is the Climate Security Act?

When it comes to the economy, there’s reality and then there’s what the media reports

Why are people who want to increase the power of government so ready to believe in human-caused global warming?

The Tiananmen Square protesters are still in prison

Sunday, June 1, 2008

You Say You Want a Revolution

Posters for John here and here

Trouble in English prisons

Did Bhutto share nuclear secrets with North Korea?

Is McClellan the new McClelland?

Are the 1960s finally coming to an end?

Who is Mary Whitehouse?

Who is Bishop Nazir-Ali? And why do some people want to kill him?