Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Time to break out "the Brothers Grimm"

(via Michelle Malkin)

"Parents could be forced to go to special classes to learn to sing their children nursery rhymes, a minister said.

"Those who fail to read stories or sing to their youngsters threaten their children's future AND THE STATE MUST PUT THEM RIGHT (emphasis mine), Children's Minister Beverley Hughes said."

Another quote from the original article...

"Tony Blair has backed the idea of 'fasbos' - efforts to identify and correct the lives of children who are likely to fail even before they are born - and new laws to compel parents to attend parenting classes are on the way."

The last of the Jane Tennison mysteries Prime Suspect 7 just aired here in the US on PBS. (WARNING, spoiler) In the show, one of the main suspects in the murder of a schoolgirl was a young black man from the wrong side of town. The true murderer was the white daughter of the white Headmaster of the school. Under the thinking behind this law, the first would be permanently marked as a problem from before birth, and the latter would never have been on the radar. Of course, this type of reasoning is not new at all, and is even a central part of the plot of the show. However, carving it in stone and carrying it down from on high does not strike me as progress in Civil-Rights. This is class warfare by the (now true in name and function) Nanny-state.

Anyone still questioning the idea of 'slippery slope?'

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Good news from Pakistan!

As I have mentioned before, and others have argued, the reformation of Islam and the promotion of peace and democracy there may very well revolve around women's rights. Once their culture is no longer dominated by misogynists there will be a much stronger incentive to be part of the twenty-first century, instead of remaining in the eighth century.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Alright, the game has new players.

For Mister Patrick, the questions are what to do about tax rates, the property taxes that drive people out of Metro-Boston, and the tax rates that drive businesses to other states.

I can live happily with a lot of political things I don't agree with...

...if I can afford to live.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

If you can read this, you should be out voting!


Sunday, November 05, 2006

You may have heard by now, but Saddam has been sentenced to death by hanging.

Ramsey Clark was ejected by the judge for calling the trial a mockery of justice.

Let me know when the rope goes taut.

I would say 'let God have mercy on his soul,' and of course, I am not the Judge of the living and the dead. However it strikes me that Saddam long ago chose a path devoid of mercy.

Romans 9:17-19 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: "I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth." Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.

New International Version (NIV)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society

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Friday, November 03, 2006

I've been mulling a post on John Kerry's appalling statement but I find that there is something much better than what I could have written by Kobayahi Maru.

For anyone reading this who is outside New England, KM gives an excellent view into the Majority Massachusetts Mindset.

The title puts it bluntly, "The Mind of John Kerry -- Second-Rate Clinton Clone."

If you liked Bill, you like John. If you think there is more to the truth than spin and triangulation, then you're not much for either.

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