“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

11/29 Morning Report

Ever wonder what they teach at some of the nicer colleges? Here is a New York Daily News article to give you some ideas.
(…so much for our universities being bastions of social order…)

On the subject of social order, this post at A Keyboard And A .45 was pretty informative. Follow the links on it. It’s a pretty good picture of the bias in the media and government. Personally, I think the Commissioner absolutely did the right thing. Now, I don’t support everything the pro-gun groups advocate. But, I do support the right to bear arms. And, I think the anti-gun lobby goes way overboard in some areas. JR also gives out this really good breakdown of how the public presentation by the anti-gun lobby does not match their real agenda.
(…sounds like the same guys who are reporting on the Middle East…hhhmmm…)

Doing some random surfing off of various blogs, I found another report on the subject of media nonsense. The Raw Story had a really interesting read. Is it hard to believe that Al-Qaeda-Iraq says they are an active force? Apparently it is for Pelosi. Not to mention the media’s inability to define what really is a civil war.
(…h/t to Ali Bubba…)

Chickenhawk added another breakdown of the AP’s stinger situation. It’s a follow-up to her post yesterday. There are plenty of links to follow out. What I find all too common these days is the media and the Democrats keep making these non-apologies and excuses rather than giving full explanations. I wonder if they take lessons from each other?
(…It probably wouldn’t bother me so much if they didn’t require those full explanations of everyone else…)

Following up on the international trend to use the laws of other countries to hold others accountable (…see notes here and here…)…The Italians are still trying to decide what to do about their intelligence agent shot last year while escorting a freed hostage to the airport. I still haven’t seen anything that says our soldiers did anything wrong. But, with anti-Bush government now in control of Italy…

I have a follow up on another post, this time regarding NATO. This morning, NATO announced they have invited the Balkan Nations to join up. With all the Muslim problems going on already, NATO wants to open the doors for more for Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzogovina? El Capitan’s thoughts are looking scarier and scarier.

And, in a move that was bound to happen sooner or later, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear a case on global warming. Well, more accurately, the case is on the greenhouse gasses. It involves a suit placed by 13 states and several environmental groups against the Environmental Protection Agency. The crux of the argument boils down to:

The plaintiffs argue that the greenhouse gas emissions from cars, trucks and factories should be regulated by the U.S. government.

The EPA, along with 10 states, four motor vehicle trade associations and two coalitions of utility companies and other industries, maintain the agency lacks the authority to limit emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.
Having to have the courts decided who is responsible, and how responsible they are for it, is making legislation—not interpreting it. This is a job for Congress. Why don’t we band together and make our Congressmen do their jobs—so the courts can do what they are supposed to be doing, instead of Congress’s job?
(…oh…but then politicians might have to really do something…wouldn’t that qualify as a miracle…aaahhh!!!...that explains it…separation of church and state…can’t have God work a miracle in the halls of government, now can we…)