Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Cirque du Soleil
Here's my brief review of the show:
Go see it.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Sick And Weird
Polygamy, Incest, and Bestality
Friday, May 19, 2006
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Reason #456 Why Not To Live In Baltimore
Just Another Jewish Conspiracy...
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Hamas man killed, another wounded in shooting attacks
One Hamas member was killed and another was wounded in two separate shooting attacks Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, emergency workers said.
The motives for the shootings was unknown, and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Gunmen from Hamas and Fatah have clashed in recent weeks in a power struggle for control of the Palestinian government following Hamas' victory in January parliamentary elections.
In Gaza City, Mohammed Tatar, 25, was walking down the street when he was shot twice in the head by unknown assailants. He was evacuated to the hospital where he died of his wounds, hospital officials said.
If the U.S. wanted to, it could plant land mines all along the border, or dig huge canal and fill it with sharks, piranhas, and electric eels. Mexico has no say in the matter.
Lag B'Omer Mini Meme
"Bar Yochai" By Avraham Roseblum & The Diasopra Yeshiva Band
(It's my minhag to blast this song very loudly every LB'O while shaving)
Then I listened to the entire Abbey Road album.
I tag Romach, Nephtuli, and Ezzie.
Monday, May 15, 2006
The President's Immigration Speech
Bush is trying to hold the middle ground here, and I commend him for it. It was smart for him to start off with presenting border security as a basic right of a sovereign nation. It's not about keeping Mexicans out, it's about knowing who is coming in. I think that if we do a better shot of securing the border and grant incentives for coming here legally, then more people would be open to an amnesty program (yes it's an amnesty program, no matter how you spin it). If people truly, honestly believe that this is the last time the U.S. is going to legalize millions of illegals, then they will go along with it. But if it's just going to happen again in 20 years because we failed to secure the border, well, I for one am not going to like it.
I can continue, but I've got a final in 36 hours...
I guesss the NY Times watched a different speech than I did. But latlely, most of their editorials have sounded like the DailyKos, so it's possible that they are just nuts.
A Domestic Spy Agency?
Friday, May 12, 2006
Someone Agrees With Me
Now, this week Charles Krauthammer agrees with me.
The government tried to argue that if he hadn't lied to the FBI, the Sept. 11 plot would have been discovered and lives would have been saved. But if you're going to execute someone, you ought to prove commission, rather than omission. Albert Speer knew a lot more about a lot more killing, yet the Nuremberg court spared him execution. It's hard to argue that Moussaoui was a greater monster than Speer.
Krauthammer goes on to say that while the verdict was correct, the jury reached it for all the wrong reasons; it shouldn't matter that you came from a screwed up family.
And then he concludes:
The Moussaoui verdict came out right, but the process was atrocious. The jury's list of mitigating factors was risible. And the entire process was farcical, a 4 1/2 -year charade manipulated by a self-declared terrorist gratuitously given a world platform by those he was working to destroy. We need no more lessons in the obvious: Civilian court -- with civilian procedures, civilian juries and civilian sensibilities -- is not the place for those who make war upon us.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Helping The Poor?
Representative Alcee L. Hastings, Democrat of Florida, spoke bitterly in opposition to the bill. "Now millionaires have the right to have all the money they can," Mr. Hastings said, his voice shaking. "But if you ask them, I believe that they want to share with the poor. I don't think that they want to see people pushed out into the streets."
Now that is what's wrong with Democrats and liberals. Oh no! Millionars have the right to earn money! Lots of money! Heaven forbid!
If millionares want to help the poor, don't you think they'd rather give to the charity of their choice instead of paying more in taxes?
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
1 Down, 3 To Go
Example: The hypo says that "The State has instituted prosecution against....[the] commune for polyamory, violating the anti-abortion laws, and practicing medicine without a license...All those being prosecuted are raising constitutional defenses".
The problem is, the exam doesn't say what the anti-abortion laws are. So how do I discuss the constitutional issues of a law that I don't know anything about?
My 200th Post
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Universal Health Care?
But if you need further proof that having in the government involved in health care is a bad idea, just look across the pond.
I don't think Americans want to end up looking like this guy.
Friday, May 05, 2006
The Yarmulka Dilemma....Over For Now
Now, the only question remains- do I continue with the suede yarmulka that I wore to the interview, or do I switch back to my regular velvet one. And if I switch, will anyone at work notice?
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Sick, Sick, Sick, Sick......
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Illegals And The Civil Rights Movement
Blacks had every right to demand justice, to demand respect, and to demand their rights under the law. Their ancestors were kidnapped, taken to a foreign land, and enslaved. Americans had a moral duty to make things right, to given them rights that any other citizen has.
But illegals have no right to demand anything. They broke through our border and broke the law. They came here under their own free will. They can not demand citizenship with all its rights when every second they are here they are in violation of the law.
I'm not arguing in favor of mass deportations. It's not going to happen. There is going have to be some sort of compromise that will end up granting amnesty to many of them. But I would like if the illegals would show a little humility on their part. Ask for rights, don't demand it. Ask for citizenship, don't demand it. Reach out to the kindness of Americans- because we don't owe you anything.