All the news I wish to print

There are all kinds of stories out there. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry. Some will make you shrug, some will make you scream. Read any daily paper or listen to any newscast and your emotions can go from happy to sad to disbelief to fear to incredulity to horror to anger in very short order.
As we go along, there will be stories, as Paul Harvey used to say, to "wash your ears out with." There will be others that will make you feel like you need to be deloused simply by virtue of have in heard or read them. Some posts will be religious, some secular and for some I expect will defy easy classification in either category. I hope you will join me in this journey and pleas feel free to comment along the way.
For my part I pledge not to remove any posts unless they are vulgar, libelous, threatening or otherwise in violation of the standards of civil discussion. I will not remove any post simply because I disagree with it but I will reserve the right to respond to any challenges that come my way.
God bless you and welome to my blog.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Internet Addicts Guilty Of Starving Baby To Death While Tending To Virtual Child

Sometimes screaming at the radio is the only way to maintain your sanity, such as when you read a story like this.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Rep. Kennedy Says Mexican President 'Right On' in Criticizing Arizona Immigration Law

One thing we can be grateful is that the Kennedy's are a dying political breed. among one the truly nonsensical criticisms of Arizona's shocking determination to protect its citizens is this claptrap from Rep. Kennedy.

Mexico City, Washington Gang up on Phoenix

The spectacle of our own lawmakers applauding a foreign head of state with the temerity to criticize a law passed in our country, occasioned by the exodus from his country that continues unabated, was really quite nauseating. Especially considering how restrictive and exclusionary his own country's immigration laws are. But then that's not really a problem since, after all, who would want to go there?

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63% Favor Repeal of National Health Care Plan

Nancy Pelosi insisted that we pass this law "so we can see whats in it." If there is one redeeming feature about this Health Care Law perhas it is the lesson that we should insist that our legislators at least read these 2000 page monstrosities before shoving them down our throats. And if they whine about how difficult that task is then we should give them a far simpler task. Clean out your desk and go home.

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41% Say Random Selection From Phone Book Would Do A Better Job Than Current Congress

Pro is the opposite of con; that's why it's called Congress!

41% Say Random Selection From Phone Book Would Do A Better Job Than Current Congress

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Students Caught in Immigration Crossfire

Students Caught in Immigration Crossfire as condemnation is rained on Arizona by people incapable of reading 10 pages. Of course actually reading something might challenge preconceived notions and expose the criticism for the mindless, knee-jerk overreaction that is quickly becoming the hallmark of this administration and its allies.

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - Holder Admits to Not Reading Arizona's Immigration Law Despite Criticizing It - Holder Admits to Not Reading Arizona's Immigration Law Despite Criticizing It

"'I have not had a chance to -- I've glanced at it,' Holder said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing when asked had he read the state law cracking down on illegal immigrants."

However I do understand that it is on his "to do" list. You know, along with the Constitution.

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Libya Wins Seat on UN Human Rights Council

Libya winning a seat on the UN Human Rights Council is kind of like, oh I don't know, electing Iran to a UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Really, how much of a joke does the UN have to become before we withdraw our membership and our cash, kick them out of their East Side digs, and turn the buildings over to Mayor Bloomberg's developer buddies to turn them into condos. Let them move to the Hague where we can ignore them along with the World Court.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pay As They Go… With Your Money

Remember PAYGO? Congress promised not to add to the deficit with any new spending. This article gives us an idea of just what politicians promises are worth.

Posted using ShareThis - Illinois School Nixes Basketball Team's Trip to Arizona Over Immigration Law

What is truly hysterical is that the school claims that the decision is not a political statement but rather a question of safety. How many people actually believe that? Um, that would be ZERO. The truth is that some educational bureaucrat had a political ax to grind and if he had to grind it on the dreams and aspirations of students he feigns such concern for, no matter how hard they worked to achieve them, so be it. - Illinois School Nixes Basketball Team's Trip to Arizona Over Immigration Law

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Detention for Candy

The story below makes me think of what would have happened in my house when I was growing up if a similar situation were to arise. I too would have come home afraid to tell my mom that I was getting a weeks detention for breaking a rule except in my case, and in many of my contemporaries, I suspect, it wouldn't have mattered what the rule was, breaking it was grounds for a concurrent sentence at home. If she felt that the punishment was a little harsh or did not fit the crime, she would not tell me. She would take it up, if at all neccesary, with the teacher privately. However the incident described in this story was no where near the point that would raise my mothers ire at the teacher or the school but even if it was I would never have known it, not even today. Parents and teachers are too often adversaries rather than teamates these days, often in a competition to see who can be more popular with the kids, who can be the better buddy. Was one week detention too harsh? I don't think so, assuming the rule and the consequences for breaking it were known by the students. Consequences mean nothing if not applied and they only become unfair when not applied eqauly to all. - Student Gets Detention for Possessing Piece of Candy - Student Gets Detention for Possessing Piece of Candy

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Congress shall make no law...

It seems that in one particular senior center in Georgia, senior citizens are being told that because a large portion of the cost of their meals is being covered by federal money they are no longer allowed to pray out loud before their meal. Now this did not come about as the result of a complaint by any of the senior citizens that use the center, nor by any of the employees or volunteers that work there but by an executive of the food vendor that supplies the food, one Mr. Tim Rutherford. He claims that he his only obeying federal guidelines that he must observe as a federal contractor. The only problem is that the US Constitution expressly forbids such regulations in the clearest possible language. The founders considered it such an important principle to establish at a time when state sponsored religious persecution was quite common that it gave these words pride of place as the very first words of the Bill of Rights, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." There are no exceptions to this law. None. But then, perhaps its the unambiguous clarity of this legal document that so confounds lawyers and befuddles jurists. For more on this story please click here.