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“F” is for Foolish: New Online ‘Zine for Teens

June 16, 2005 | By | One Comment

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F is for Foolish

I’m beginning to think that “F” stands for foolish. Whenever you see someone making a big production out of saying F**k, you know immediately two things are true: A) the person in question thinks saying so makes them sexually “free;” and B) they are over-compensating for being sexually messed up.

Need an illustration? Genevieve over at Feminine-Genius has the skinny on a new ‘zine called “the F Word.”

Sorry, girls, using F**k as a mantra isn’t going to get you the good sex life you’re looking for.

Try “I do.”

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The Anti-Military “Earth Tribe” Should Be Ashamed

June 14, 2005 | By | 3 Comments

Linda Foley, the young coed holding the “F**k the Army” sign and their whole anti-military “earth tribe” should be ashamed (see below). Very ashamed.

While the military’s critics are here at home, comfortable in their air-conditioned safety, our soldiers are hard at work. Remember Captain Thunder? (The story of his knighting here.)

Take some time today to read at 365 and a Wakeup what our military is really doing in Iraq:

Our destination was a nameless postage stamp of a village squatting in a thicket of palm and date trees. . .

We had several boxes of toys, clothes and shoes ready to pass out, but as soon as the CSM finished talking the eager children descended on me like a flock of starving pigeons. These were children who had never even dreamed of owning a stuffed animal, let alone had one dangled in front of them. But even that knowledge didn’t prepare me for the riot of little hands blindly reaching for toys. . . One minute there was a box brimming with toys and in the next there was just a crushed piece of cardboard.

And then I noticed one of the village patriarchs sitting in the dirt. . . The gentleman had no legs. . .Apparently this man had once had a wheelchair, but it had been destroyed by Saddam’s men years before. Now it sat in a rusted pile behind his home. He was too proud to ask us to help him with its repair.

Needless to say that wheelchair is sitting in our FOB right now. With a few parts and some hard work our mechanics just might be able to make that wish come true.

Who are the good guys? Who are the bad guys? Shouldn’t be a hard call.

Senator Pothole

May 27, 2005 | By | No Comments

Senator Al D’Amato (R-NY) had such attention to detail to the everyday needs of his voters that he earned the not unkind moniker: Senator Pothole.

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Senator Al D’Amato

Power, Pasta and Politics

While the Congress has devolved into a low-level constituent service provider, the Courts have evolved into legislative law givers. Our elected officials will fulfill our every request — save make a difficult decision.

They are all Senator Pothole now.

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Fixing Potholes

Need a road repair on your street? Can Do — call your Senator. Vote on abortion? Can’t be done.

Professor of Law, Lino A. Graglia wrote in the Wall Street Journal, on Tuesday that our very system of government has been changed by activist judges. While our legislators are busy with pork-barrel politics, our judges are running the country:

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Lino Graglia

The battles in Congress over the appointment of even lower court federal judges reveal a recognition that federal judges are now…our real law makers. . .

The problem is that the Supreme Court justices have made the due process and equal protection clauses empty vessels into which they can pour any meaning.

This converts the clauses into simple transferences of policymaking power from elected legislators to the justices…

And it’s not clear the legislators want policymaking power back.

Political Scientist, Hadley Arkes suggests in his book, Natural Rights and the Right to Choose, that coddling the voters will ensure re-election. Making hard voting decisions will alienate some and might cost a election. Congress would rather the Courts make controversial decisions and take the heat — judges have tenure, anyway, so who cares? Congress would rather just stay out of the kitchen.

Potholes, yes. Abortion, no.

More good links at The American Mind

See Three Bad Fingers for filibuster/cloture difference

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Gianna Jessen, Abortion Survivor — Country Music Marathon Finisher!

May 23, 2005 | By | 2 Comments

She did it! Gianna did it!

Readers may remember a report a month ago from Carol, who wrote to tell us the inspirational story about a young woman at her gym, Gianna Jessen, who was training for the Country Music Marathon in Nashville.

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But Gianna is not your average runner — she has cerebral palsy from surviving an abortion attempt at her birth. (And here.)

So what’s a girl to do with those kinds of challenges, both physical and spiritual, weighing her down? Run a marathon of course!

And she did.

Here’s the full story of her training and amazing finish. I have run two marathons, and we’re training now for the Marine Corps Marathon in October. So I can tell you: I can’t believe she did it. I really can’t.

A marathon is 26.2 miles of pain. After mile 20, there’s a voice in your head screaming, “stop, stop, stop” with every step. Gianna didn’t stop. Her story is humbling, and she’s an inspiration to us all.

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The Day Newsweek Died

May 23, 2005 | By | 2 Comments

This is the cover of the Japanese edition of Newsweek, on newstands in Tokyo February 2nd. When I first saw this, I was sure it was a hoax, but I found it through Michelle Malkin, so I looked a little longer . . .It comes from a guy named “gaijinbiker,” a New Yorker who lives in Tokyo who writes Riding Sun blog. A good source.

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Riding Sun reports that the large white text reads, “Amerika ga shinda hi”, which translates to “The day America died.” And LGF reader, rickadams adds that the yellow text reads: “The ideal of ‘freedom’ falls to the ground due to Bush continuing in office.”

The cover Newsweek issued that week here in the US was entitled “Oscar Confidential” and featured Hilary Swank, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio.

What possible excuse could Newsweek have for putting our flag in the trash?

A Mom Poll from the Washington Post

May 7, 2005 | By | No Comments

Be sure to see the results from a Washington Post poll of area moms. Love the headline: “Most Area Moms Revel in the Role, Challenges and All.” A little sad that they think that’s news. (Thanks, KLO)

Kind of like the people who, when they see me with the Penta-Posse, say: “I’m glad it’s you and not me.” Yeah, well, I’m glad too.

More on this on Monday — the Post made the crosstabs available and I want to take a look. Appears to be a lot in there.

Mother’s Day posts to put up first. After spending a little time actually being a mom . . .