Accuracy in Media have released their list of the top 20 under-reported stories of 2004. For instance: How liberals tried to use federal agencies to delay or censor Sinclair Broadcasting's airing of Stolen Honor, showing how John Kerry's anti-war testimony led to the torture of our Vietnam POWs.; How the Senate Intelligence Committee report and the Lord Butler Report in England discredited Joe Wilson's charges against the Bush administration regarding Iraq seeking uranium from Africa; How and why MIT's Dr. Richard Lindzen, perhaps the country's leading climatologist, doesn't accept the man-made global warming theory; How Senator John Edwards used "junk science" in some of the cerebral palsy lawsuits that made him rich; John Kerry's failure to release all of his military and medical records.
Most Britons fear walking alone in the dark near home: "Two thirds of people in England and Wales feel unsafe walking alone in their neighbourhood at night, according to a Home Office study published yesterday. Less than one third of people felt very safe when out alone after dark on the streets around their homes. Over the past two years, growing numbers of householders no longer feel safe when out after dark and fewer people say that they definitely enjoy living in their neighbourhood." [I wonder why? Could it be that Britain now has lots of the same sort of people who cause stratospherically high crime-rates in places like Detroit and Johannesburg?]
Persecution of Christians is OK: "The cradle of Christianity is the Middle East, but in recent times Christians have been departing in record numbers from the Arab-Muslim world to escape organized bigotry and violence of Muslim fanatics and terrorists. The August bombings of four churches and a monastery in Iraq barely lifted the veil on the subject -- the precarious situation of Christians and other minorities in Muslim-majority countries. Iraq has been home to one of the oldest Christian communities in the region, the Assyrians, who still speak a form of Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke. The Christians in Iraq, belonging to various denominations, were estimated to be around 800,000 or 3% of the population. But this population is dwindling as Christians flee in increasing numbers.... The situation of Christians elsewhere in the region -- Pakistan, Palestine, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt -- is about the same as discrimination increases and periodic violence encourages them to depart. Earlier this month, an outrage in Egypt gripped its Coptic Christian community in fear and anger, but it barely got reported in the mainstream North American media".
Battle over recess appointments: "In the looming battle over President Bush's judicial nominations, much has been said about using the so-called nuclear option to by-pass Democratic filibusters. But the president has an alternative weapon, one that empowers him to place conservative nominees on the bench immediately, regardless of efforts by Senate opponents. Mr. Bush could simply use his authority to make recess appointments to fill judicial vacancies -- including, if necessary, at the US Supreme Court. It's a tactic that some legal analysts say is appropriate when a minority of senators attempts to use a filibuster to block an up or down Senate vote on a nominee. Others say the move amounts to an unconstitutional power grab by the White House by circumventing the Senate's 'advice and consent' role in judicial nominations."
Tom Heard lists what is necessary to defeat the Islamic terrorists.
Northwestern Winds has a go at fisking the Daily Kos recipe for Democrat success in 2008 that I had a laugh about two days ago (on 30th). He too quickly grinds to a halt after finding the load of nonsense in it too much to bother with.
PID has a good review of Keith Windschuttle's book on the "White Australia Policy" -- the Leftist policy that is now used to abuse conservatives -- even though it was a conservative government (under Harold Holt) that abolished it.
For more postings, see EDUCATION WATCH, GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH, GUN WATCH and SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. Mirror sites here, here, here, here and here
That power only, not principles, is what matters to Leftists is perfectly shown by the Kerry campaign. They put up a man whose policies seemed to be 99% the same as George Bush's even though the Left have previously disagreed violently with those policies. "Whatever it takes" is their rule.
Leftists are phonies. For most of them all that they want is to sound good. They don't care about doing good. That's why they do so much harm. They don't really care what the results of their policies are as long as they are seen as having good intentions.
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