Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Senate Fails Americans on Gun Bills -

We need to solve this problem one Senate seat at a time.What would it take to convince the voters of North Carolina to elect a Senator prepared to vote for measures such as background checks? Sen HAGAN voted fro it so we know we can elect a good person. Sen BURR did not; how do we either 1) convince him to change his view (a huge, uncertain task), or 2) convince a majority of North Carolinians to elect a replacement? It seems to me it has to be far more sophisticated than simply "dump BURR". It has to be genuine advocacy that leads the people of North Carolina to want a different vote in the Senate. If we can do that, finding just the right person becomes a lot easier. Fail at convincing a majority of people, and no candidate alone is likely to get the job done even if elected. I am sure Sen HAGAN thought long and hard before voting in the best interests of everyone. That costs her support and votes, but we should measure all of this in lives saved.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Albany Teacher Gives Pro-Nazi Writing Assignment -

Here in France it's illegal to question the Holocaust. We do great damage to human thought and reasoning by denying students, especially, the chance to think forbidden thoughts, to express them if they wish to do so, advocate if they choose or are assigned to do so. It is all part of an obnoxious politically correct approach to controversial subjects. For me, it's bravo to the teacher who made the assignment in Albany. I'd be happy if the next assignment were to defend the idea that the Irish are inferior beings and not worthy even of rotten British potatoes. Why is that ok with me, but doing the same for Jews is somehow not? I don't understand. Well, maybe I do.....

Thursday, April 11, 2013

At Cardozo Law School, Outrage Over Choice to Honor President Carter -

Bravo to Cardozo!

Religious Remark Confirmed in Irish Abortion Case -

This is one death too many in Ireland, following on too many already. Stiffen up and do the right thing, Ireland -- quickly, before any more mothers die.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Biden slams GOP over gun filibuster threat - Washington Times

If we can be told to register every motor vehicle we operate, why should we not be obliged to do the same with every firearm? That is no discernible infringement on anyone's right to "bear arms" if their inner macho child tells them they have to have a gun.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

AP Drops Term 'Illegal Immigrant' From Style Guide (UPDATED)

The issue for me is whether the people in question violated a law of the US in coming here. If they allegedly did, then the correct way to handle this is to refer to them in just this way - alleged immigration law violator. What's the difference between that and "alleged securities law violator", for example?