"Girls, when I was growing up, my parents used to say to me, 'Tom, finish your dinner--people in China and India are starving.' My advice to you is: Girls, finish your homework--people in China and India are starving for your jobs."In line with this quote, he also spoke of the education gap that is occurring between America and new emerging economies like India and China. The only thing I could think of is the fact that Americans can’t even choose where their children go to school.
The antireligion wars started by Daniel Dennett and Sam Harris will heat up even more with this salvo from celebrated Oxford biologist Dawkins. For a scientist who criticizes religion for its intolerance, Dawkins has written a surprisingly intolerant book, full of scorn for religion and those who believe. But Dawkins, who gave us the selfish gene, anticipates this criticism. He says it's the scientist and humanist in him that makes him hostile to religions—fundamentalist Christianity and Islam come in for the most opprobrium—that close people's minds to scientific truth, oppress women and abuse children psychologically with the notion of eternal damnation.Dawkins is right when he says that religion is responsible for much of the persecution the world has seen. However, there are other culprits: greed, malice, and most every non-religious or religious ideology conceived by man.
U.S. Hispanic groups and activists on Thursday called for a moratorium on workplace raids to round up illegal immigrants, saying they were reminiscent of Nazi crackdowns on Jews in the 1930s.
They accused the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement of "racial profiling," or selective enforcement against Hispanics, for arresting 1,300 workers on immigration violations in December 12 raids at meatpacking plants in six states.Articles like this make me want to curse. However, since this is the Conservative Bastion, I do my best to steer away from language that would alienate my readership. Lets take this one point at a time.
U.S. Hispanic groups and activists on Thursday called for a moratorium on workplace raids to round up illegal immigrants…First of all, they are illegals, meaning they don’t belong here. This implies that if the government did anything but round them up, it would be neglecting its duty.
…saying they were reminiscent of Nazi crackdowns on Jews in the 1930s.You are correct my historical ignoramus. It was just like the Nazi crackdowns of Jews…minus the part where they throw millions into concentration camps, steal their property and possessions, and then kill 6 million of them. Besides those minute details, it’s exactly the same.
They accused the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement of "racial profiling," or selective enforcement against Hispanics…I wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that 99% of illegals are Hispanic? For those of you who read my past blogs that argued against racial profiling for terrorism, I hope you are smart enough to discern the difference here. Terrorists are fighting a war against the US and will adapt to our profiling by recruiting new terrorists that don’t fit the stereotypical profile.
…for arresting 1,300 workers on immigration violations in December 12 raids at meatpacking plants in six states.Yea big crackdown. Morons. There are 12 million illegals in this country…1,300 isn’t even a dent in that number.
The American secret service was bugging Princess Diana's telephone conversations without the approval of the British security services on the night she died, according to the most comprehensive report on her death, to be published this week.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the death of Princess Diana, let me shift your position on the Bell Curve to the right.
Princess Diana died in a car accident in 1997. The president of the
According to Justice Department officials, it is unlikely that the U.S. Attorney's office in Washington will press forward on a prosecution in the Foley case.Call it immoral...call it dumb...call it whatever you like, but it appears that Mark Foley will not be charged because he did not break the law (or at least the prosecution doesn't think they would be able to prove it). In other words, the attacks on Foley were politically motivated...what a surprise. Stumble It!
According to several sources, prosecutors have had difficulty establishing probable cause of a crime. The barrier in getting past the probable cause threshold was the statute on transmitting obscene materials to minors. Under federal law, the age of minors receiving obscene materials is 16.
Al Gore just proved he is the dumbest man to win the popular vote in a presidential election in American history.
Calling the Iraq war "the worst strategic mistake in the entire history of the United States" and "worse than a civil war," former Vice President Gore urged President Bush to find a way to get U.S. troops out of Iraq "as quickly as possible without making the situation worse" while appearing this morning on NBC’s "Today."
Here is a list of decisions in American history that I believe are worse than the decision to invade Iraq:
2. Japanese interment camps
3. The 16th amendment
4. The Vietnam War
5. The Waco Massacre
7. The Trail of Tears
8. Dred Scott
9. Roe V. Wade
These are just decisions that we can all agree on. There are dozens of other bad decisions that could be debated as to whether or not they were worse than the decision to invade
I couldn’t possibly understand where Gore is coming from on this one.Stumble It!