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:: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 ::
Umm, just go here now. [this is what the newsroom at the New York Times probably looked like as the '04 election returns rolled in.]:: Monday, February 27, 2006 ::
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:: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 ::
Here's a handy little blog you'll want to bookmark: Gethuman. Just go see for yourself [>]:: Monday, February 20, 2006 ::
The Boston Phoenix tells it's readers why it won't publish "the cartoons" [cue the sound of liberal hand-wringing]:"Out of fear of retaliation from the international brotherhood of radical and bloodthirsty Islamists who seek to impose their will on those who do not believe as they do. This is, frankly, our primary reason for not publishing any of the images in question. Simply stated, we are being terrorized, and as deeply as we believe in the principles of free speech and a free press, we could not in good conscience place the men and women who work at the Phoenix and its related companies in physical jeopardy. As we feel forced, literally, to bend to maniacal pressure, this may be the darkest moment in our 40-year publishing history."
Cpl. Brett Lundstrom, 22 earns the Eagle Feather - and an American Flag. This is why we win.:: Friday, February 17, 2006 ::
Er, Thanks!:: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 ::"In view of the traffic milestone on this lowly little amateur blog, I also offer a "thankyou!" to those in mainstream media, who all this week have specifically directed their readers and viewers to "the internet" to view the controversial Mohammed cartoons.
:: Thursday, February 09, 2006 ::
Quote of the Day:: Monday, February 06, 2006 ::"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.
One would think by now, Robert (can I buy a vowel) Fisk would want to consider another line of work. That he continues on this way suggests that he's simply a masochist.
Omar at Iraq the Model has posted an insider's assessment of the ridiculous Cartoon Jihad summarizing with this:"even if the entire EU apologizes it won't change a thing; fanatics in our countries here had always considered the west their infidel arrogant crusader enemy and no apology no matter how big or sincere can change that."
:: Friday, February 03, 2006 ::"The great British philosopher John Stuart Mill wrote in On Liberty, "Strange it is, that men should admit the validity of the arguments for free discussion, but object to their being 'pushed to an extreme'; not seeing that unless the reasons are good for an extreme case, they are not good for any case."