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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Counterattack on Environmental Paganism

Read Environmentalists Pick Up Where Communists Left Off by Charles Krauthammer and Climate concern ripped as ‘religion’ by David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES, ?Friday, May 30, 2008.

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How the World’s Most Prominent Atheist Saw the Light of God

Read Where The Evidence Leads, by Logan Paul Gage, a review of Antony Flew’s latest book, on the Discovery Institute website.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Senator Obama is an Adept Evader

Read the record here.

Bad Advice from Graduation Speakers

The two worst admonitions commencement speakers can give to graduating students are “Go out and change the world,” and “Go into public service.”

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Publishing Conspiracy

ScrappleFace explains Scott McClellan.

See also Jennifer Rubin’s summation on the Commentary Magazine website.


Let’s Be Fair To Senator Obama

It’s unreasonable to expect him to understand economics and foreign policy. 

His experience is limited, first, to working with left-wing community agitator Saul Alinsky organizing welfare dependents to demand more government handouts, then, to working as a ward-heeler in the corruption of Chicago politics to become a state senator.


Senator Obama’s Delusions of Grandeur

Read The Problem With Talking to Iran by Amir Taheri.

For additional background, see Negotiating For What? and War No More.

Columnist Cal Thomas presents the unvarnished reality:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is the polar opposite of John F. Kennedy.

Judging from recent comments, Obama apparently would pay no price, bear no burden, forsake any hardship, support any foe and oppose any friend that wished to pursue liberty. Kennedy understood that evil exists in the world. He saw it in World War II as his generation defeated the evil that gripped Europe and Japan. And he witnessed it as president when Nikita Khrushchev approved the building of the Berlin Wall and the installation of Soviet missiles in Cuba, acts that flowed from Khrushchev’s perception that the young president was weak and inexperienced.

Obama thinks he can negotiate with evil and transform evil into something else…

Obama’s “strategy” for dealing with evil is the progeny of a secular age that sees everything bad as curable through counseling, good intentions masquerading as wishful thinking and/or pharmaceutical intervention. Prosperity and a sense of entitlement have dulled our senses to what evil looks like.


Wright is Wrong; Haggee is Not

Liberal-progressives white-wash Senator Obama’s hate-filled pastor, then slander one of Israel’s most consistent supporters.

Read God, the Holocaust and a Pastor by Dennis Prager.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Democrat/Socialist Party

It has long been plain to anyone prepared to look at the facts: the Democratic Party, since 1932, has been heart-and-soul devoted to bringing about the mythical socialist millennium of man-made earthly perfection.

Unwritten Constitution Under Assault

In the United States and Great Britain, immigration abetted by multiculturalism is corrupting society’s unwritten constitution, which is the positive embodiment of the spirit that animates a society and gives it a driving force of unity in belief and national aims.