Friday, July 08, 2005


The London outrage: This is of course the sort of multiple attack that Bin Laden specializes in so there is no doubt of its origin. Hostility to the West is so widespread among Muslims in Britain, however, that catching the culprits and preventing recurrences seems unlikely to be achievable by normal police methods. London already had extensive security measures in place which appear to have achieved nothing. It seems to me that Britain could only make itself safe from more of this sort of thing by exporting all its Muslims to their ancestral homelands. Given the enormous British tradition of restraint and moderation, that won't happen this time but a drastic response such as that will surely happen if such attacks continue.

Another crooked poll. Look at the source: "A vast majority of Americans disagree with President George W. Bush's stance on global warming, a new poll said Tuesday amid reports of a widening rift over climate change between the United States and its partners in the Group of Eight (G8) dominant countries. ''Going into the G8 Summit, nearly all Americans feel that the U.S. should not be a laggard, but should be ready to do as much as most other developed countries to reduce emissions that cause climate change,'' said Steven Kull, director of the University of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA), which surveyed 812 people late last month." The Locker Room has some germane comments too.

Good comment from The Locker Room: "As they say on when a particularly offensive lefty-bias story is posted, "Barf alert!" This latest one is from The Guardian and it reports on a UN "human development report" that finds that rich countries spend 25 times more on their defense budgets than they give away to benighted socialist hell holes in the Third World (that's my characterization, not The Guardian's). First reaction: This is news? You might as well write a story saying that American middle-class families spend 10,000 times more on their kids' educations than they give to burnt-out winos begging at freeway ramps. That "study" would be just as relevant to anything in the real world".

There is a good brief summary here of the issues surrounding the next Supreme Court appointment. It notes that even a thoroughly conservative appointment would not mean a reliable conservative majority.

There has long been a view that the American Indians were unlikely to have been the first human occupants of the Americas. It looks like we now have proof of that. So the American Indians were "invaders" too. I guess that that should upset the simplistic moralizing of the Left a bit.

Bureaucrats determined to get Scrushy: "The Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing to press its civil fraud case against HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy despite his acquittal on criminal charges of orchestrating a $2.7 billion accounting fraud. The SEC's case, seeking nearly $800 million from Scrushy, has been on hold for two years because it was deemed to be in conflict with the Justice Department's criminal prosecution of HealthSouth, the medical rehabilitation services chain he once led."

I have just had posted on Conservative Philosopher a brief article about the meaning (or lack of it) of the word "liberal". I would be interested in any comments on it. Note that you have to register first to use the comment boxes on that site. Emailing me might be easier for those who do not regularly visit that site.

For more postings, see EDUCATION WATCH, GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH, GUN WATCH, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE and LEFTISTS AS ELITISTS. Mirror sites here, here, here, here and here. And on Social Security see Dick McDonald


That power only, not principles, is what matters to Leftist movers and shakers is perfectly shown by the 2004 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.

Leftist ideologues 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 and can con "the masses" into giving them power.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist"

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