Saturday, November 27, 2004

Columnists, Corruption, and AMEX

Thomas Sowell is one of the best columnists writing today, but he doesn't get a lot of attention in the mainstream press because he's generally conservative. He gets the quote of the day:

During the recent election campaign, it has been a liberal mantra they "support the troops" while opposing the war in Iraq. Just what does supporting the troops mean — other than a throwaway line to escape the political consequences of a long history of being antimilitary? It certainly does not mean making the least effort to understand the pressures and dangers of combat, so as to avoid the obscenity of sitting in peace and comfort while leisurely second-guessing life-and-death decisions that had to be made in a split second by men 10,000 miles away.

Colbert I. King is another great columnist who often writes movingly about life in Washington, D.C. and sometimes about his own family's experiences. Today's column about his family's history in war is a must-read.

Greg Pierce writes in the Washington Times today, "Every candidate that Clinton endorsed, raised money for, or conducted a campaign appearance on behalf of, lost." No joke. And now some Democrats, having just lost one election, are working hard to lose the next one by nominating Bill's other half.

Here's an article from the New York Sun that details more corruption at the UN, this time regarding payoffs to Secretary General Kofi Annan's son. Remember, this is the organization dominated by third-world leeches and despots that must approve U.S. foreign policy in order for it to be legitimate.

This article from the Washington Times discusses the slow loss of membership in the American Episcopal church resulting from their decision to ordain a bishop who is a homosexual man divorced from his wife and "living in sin" with another man. In the words of that great American philosopher, Gomer Pyle, "Surprise, surprise!"

And finally, this. A New York woman who falsely claimed to be a Saudi princess ran up a bill of about a million dollars on her American Express card. Now she's suing American Express for two million, claiming "she was mentally incompetent when she opened her account and the company should have known it." Damn! Why didn't I ever think of that?


Blogger mike said...

The fact that every candidate Clinton openly supported lost is anecdotally chucklable, however, one needs to ask if those candidates were losers to start with. It would be much more interesting if they lost because Clinton supported them.


3:45 PM, November 27, 2004  
Blogger Kevin said...

Thomas Sowell reading of the Geneva Convention is right on target. I'm always a little leary when the media wraps themselves around the Geneva Convention as if they had ever read it.

I have always found that the ROE is much more stringent than the Geneva Convention.

Thanks for linking, I love your site.


11:14 PM, November 27, 2004  

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