“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”

Friday, December 22, 2006

Afternoon Rantings Ramblings

Want to know what gives Liberals fuel for their agenda? Conservatives who don’t follow the rules. I’ll give the benefit of the doubt to this writer. He documents all of this very well. I also know there are many instances of leftists doing exactly the same thing. So, I’m asking readers here at MWT to post their comments of specific instances! If the Left wants to hold the Right to that standard, they won’t mind if we do the same.

Here is one, though it isn’t directed at politicians, Orson Scott Card wrote an awesome editorial on honor and respect…and free speech.

Just remember that the essence of civil disobedience is that you accept the lawful punishment for your crime. Egg the hearse, if you must -- but then do your time in jail. Whatever you might think of the choices of the dead soldier, he accepted the consequences of his choices, and so must his family; have the spine to do the same with your choices.
Sounds like the America I knew before Political Correctness was demanded of citizens.

I have to admit, this post on a possible Shia insurgency gave me a large moment of pause. The writer makes several good points about dangers. Yet, the point of our remaining in Iraq is not the removal of al-Sadr. The point is preparing the Iraqis to do it themselves if need be. Our goal now is to help the Iraqis establish order and help provide security along the way. And, that goal is proceeding. On Wednesday, Najaf became the third province in Iraq given over to Iraqis to secure.

On the subject of Shia initiated violence, let’s turn our attention to Iran. Roxie wrote an amazing recent history of Iran and President Ahmadinejad . Democrats saturated the airwaves with ads saying Republicans were using “the politics of fear” during the last election. Really? In her opening paragraph, Roxie boldly says:
Democrats have used the term “Politics of Fear” as a campaign sword while clinging to false beliefs about the origins of terrorism, the spread of terrorism and the actual threats which terrorist organizations and terrorist governments pose to this nation. America’s actions are in no way responsible for world-wide terrorism and such a belief buys into terrorist propaganda. America is NOT in the Sudan yet terrorism exists in Sudan. American is not in many of the places where terrorism exists in the world.
The Left wants the US to treat with Iran. Given the Iranian agenda and history, why should we?
(…it’s the beginning of a series…stop by and keep up with it…)

Meanwhile, the CIA reported there were lines out the door to get the jobs of ILLEGAL immigrants working at Swift & Co., after the federal raids.
Not “guest workers”. Not “migrant workers”. Not “undocumented workers” as the story in its oh-so-politically-correct manner calls them. ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ALIENS invading criminals that were holding down jobs that AMERICANS are now standing in line to get.
Isn’t that interesting? Check out the whole story in The Rocky Mountain News.

And, lastly, to break up the seriousness of this post, I’m sharing this amusing snowglobe. It came to our email box from a friend. Make sure you have your sound on! It’s a hoot!
(…h/t to Jerri…)