Friday, October 20, 2006

North Korea, Sorry?

I don’t know about this one. It seems kind of sketchy to me. Apparently Kim Jong-Il "expressed regret" about the nuclear test on October 9th; does that mean he’s sorry that it didn’t work? He also added that North Korea has no intention of attempting a second test.

“Meanwhile, tens of thousands of citizens and soldiers rallied Friday in the North Korean capital to cheer the nuclear test - the first known celebration directly tied to the explosion, according to North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency.”

That sounds just a bit contradictory; and that was on the same day Kim made his comments. I don’t really know what to make of this, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Bad News

Not only is the news that North Korea is planning on attempting a second Nuclear test unsettling, but it is also bad news. Bad news for the world and North Korea. They have no allies and even China is getting upset at little "high-heels" Kim Jong Il.

"The activity, started a number of days ago, included ground preparation at one site and construction of some buildings and other structures,"

This is the activity, coupled with insider information, officials translate to the conclusion that a second test may occur in the not-to-distant future.

High-Heels also claimed that the U.N. sanctions meant that they were declaring war on North Korea (Yeah right! When does the U.N. declare war on anyone?).

"The resolution cannot be construed otherwise than a declaration of a war,"

North Korea thinks that nuclear weapons would gain them respect, but the reality is that it lost them respect. Also, the childish statements they've made (like above), direct even more disdain toward the country. They are just digging a deeper hole for themselves.

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Crazy Radical Lawyer

The story of Lynne Stewart is disgusting. She was a lawyer who was passing messages from her terrorist client to his "violent followers." Why? Why would someone do that? Who knows, she could have been the catalyst for the killings of innocent people. She has been convicted, but she has been granted the opportunity of staying free on bail until her appeal has been heard by higher courts.

I do think she should be punished, not because I think she will do it again, but out of principle. She committed a serious crime, and she has to face the repercussions. The defense presented her "recent bout with cancer" as reason not to punish her, but terrorism is a serious issue, and she should have thought about the consequences before she consciously aided the terrorist.

“This is a great victory against an overreaching government,” Ms. Stewart said, returning to her familiar feisty rhetoric, as she was embraced by her husband, Ralph Poynter, and her three grandchildren. “I hope the government realizes their error, because I am back out,” she said. “And I am staying out until after an appeal that I hope will vindicate me, that I hope will make me back into the lawyer that I was.”

I'm sorry, but I fail to see the victory and the only error is being to soft on her. She should not be allowed to practice law and she should face the consequences.

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Monday, October 16, 2006

What We Should Be Hearing

Why doesn't the media cover stories like this, instead of portraying Iraq as not making any progress toward being self-sufficient. Iraqi soldiers are graduating boot camp at a steady rate; a new group starts their cycle of training every six weeks, and they are graduating by the hundreds (the goal is to graduate 1,850 Iraqis per class).

“The sooner the new Iraqi Army comes on board, the sooner our mission will be complete,” said Primm, 35, from Mobile, Ala. “That’ll pay dividends across the board, both for the U.S. and the Iraqi population."

This is the real way to get out of Iraq. Yes, sometimes it does seem painful and unnecessary, but in the end it is worth it; we cannot successfully force our way out, we leave when it is time to leave.

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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Must Read

This story is definatly worth a read. I touches upon many points about the War in Iraq in a relatively short, powerful entry at Iraq the Model.

[hat tip: Media Lies]

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PC Watch

Here's another example of the extreme Political Correctness that plagues the world. I'm very anti-PC so when I saw the following story, I couldn't believe my eyes; in parts of Wales now, police dogs are being muzzled to stop them from biting criminals.

"it is another example of political correctness gone mad - putting the rights and safety of criminals before cutting crime and protecting the public."

The official reason the police department cites is to protect the the P.D. from lawsuits of the criminals who were injured as a result of a dog attack. But I think a more reasonable response is to take a look at the lawsuits, if the criminals are victorious, rather than the department itself.

I guess for me, the only comforting thought is that at least this isn't happening in the U.S. Every time I see one of the PC absurdities, I cringe. I can only hope that the people condoning political correctness start to catch a glimpse of how ridiculous and bogus it is becoming.

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Just a Matter of Time

This isn't a surprise to me. Air America is having some financial problems:

"Air America Radio, a liberal talk and news radio network that features the comedian Al Franken, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a network official told The AP."

It was never, and will never be as popular or successful as conservative talk radio: it was only a matter of time.

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Good Thing...

Good thing this guy was caught. Dhiren Barot was planning quite an attack. He just pleaded guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on World Bank and International Monetary Fund based in Washington, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Citigroup and Prudential buildings. He planned to "to kill 'as many innocent people as possible' by blowing up some of the world's largest financial institutions."

He also described a parallel scheme that was to be carried out as well.

"The radiation dirty bomb project was not intended to kill but rather to carry out the objectives I referred to:, injury, fear, terror and chaos."

"The radiation project was designed among other things to affect some 500 people."

I cannot imagine the justification this line thinking would need. I'm just glad that justice is being served, and that Scotland Yard picked up this psycho before his conspiracy could be carried out. At least someone is watching America's back.

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It's Been a Long Time

It's been a long time! Almost a year and a half, wow. Anyway, I'm back, but that doesn't mean that I will be updating everyday; I'm now a senior in high school, and that means a lot of work for applying to colleges.

A few days ago, I stumbled upon my blog, and since then I have been reading my posts nonstop. It reminded me of how much I actually enjoyed blogging. This is my first returning post.

About the same time I discovered my page, my father e-mailed me an intriguing poem (many of you may have received it too). If any of you remember Judge Roy Moore, the one who was removed from his bench for displaying the Ten Commandments in his court room. Along with working to gain back the right of publicly acknowledging God, Judge Moore wrote this poem:

America the Beautiful,
or so you used to be.
Land of the Pilgrims' pride;
I'm glad they'll never see.

Babies piled in dumpsters,
Abortion on demand,
Oh, sweet land of liberty;
your house is on the sand.

Our children wander aimlessly
poisoned by cocaine,
choosing to indulge their lusts,
when God has said abstain.

From sea to shining sea,
our Nation turns away
From the teaching of God's love
and a need to always pray.

We've kept God in our temples,
how callous we have grown.
When earth is but His footstool,
and Heaven is His throne.

We've voted in a government
that's rotting at the core,
Appointing Godless Judges;
who throw reason out the door.

Too soft to place a killer
in a well deserved tomb,
But brave enough to kill a baby
before he leaves the womb.

You think that God's not angry,
that our land's a moral slum?
How much longer will He wait
before His judgment comes?

How are we to face our God,
from Whom we cannot hide?
What then is left for us to do,
but stem this evil tide?

If we who are His children,
will humbly turn and pray;
Seek His holy face
and mend our evil way:

Then God will hear from Heaven;
and forgive us of our sins,
He'll heal our sickly land
and those who live within.

But, America the Beautiful,
if you don't - then you will see,
A sad but Holy God
withdraw His hand from Thee.
-Judge Roy Moore

I thought that America the Beautiful just about summed it up.
It's good to be back.

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