Showing posts from July 31, 2005
IRAQ THE MODEL explodes yet another leftie myth. It simply isn't true. Saddam was going into Kuwait whether we say yes or no. He thought we'd be weak and feckless. He was wrong.
Katherine Kersten: The Bomb saved innumerable lives




I used to be very squeamish about the bombing of Japan to end the war. I've since read a great deal more and firmly believe the only way to end the war was to break the Japanese completely. Their will was very strong and only complete and total devestation would convince them to give up arms. It took not just one but TWO atomic bombs to get them to surrender.

War is a scourge but sometimes it is necessary. Dropping atomic bombs is horrific but it was the only way to win the war.

UPDATE: 8/9/2005

Over the weekend I received an anonymous email from a reader who decried my support of the bombing. I don't have the full text of the email here as I cannot access my personal email account right now. While I disagree with the emailer, I'm glad you're here. In the future, please post in the comments. That's what they're there for.

For those of you keeping count: I have now had a whopping two (2) …
This must be what they mean by "ending the politics of personal destruction"

Since Drudge often changes the "flash" page, I've grabbed the text and posted it below:



The NEW YORK TIMES is looking into the adoption records of the children of Supreme Court Nominee John G. Roberts, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

The TIMES has investigative reporter Glen Justice hot on the case to investigate the status of adoption records of Judge Roberts’ two young children, Josie age 5 and Jack age 4, a top source reveals.

Judge Roberts and his wife Jane adopted the children when they each were infants.

Both children were adopted from Latin America.

A TIMES insider claims the look into the adoption papers are part of the paper's "standard background check."

Roberts’ young son Jack delighted millions of Americans during his father’s Supreme Court nomination announcement …
This is the most amazing optical effect in the world. No seriously, go look @ #3. It's striking.
You're a Republican???

Bullseye! Read the whole thing. (or as Glen would say; "Heh. Indeed.")
This is just hilarious. It will, however, peg the geek meter.
Passengers, crew survive fiery crash in Toronto

Simply miraculous. I don't use that word lightly. Think of the odds of every single person aboard surviving a crash. I am awestruck.

"Sure, but the plane was landing so there was less fuel. Hence no explosion. And it landed and skidded off the runway, so it's not like it crashed on impact."

Granted. However, those planes are very big and moving very fast when they land. Any kind of crash can't be good. P = MV and this thing has tremendous amount of mass.

Autism down: Some credit mercury removal. Now that is interesting! I'm a dad with an autistic child who has cast a skeptical eye at the Thimerisol-causes-autism crowd since I started reading about it. I think Mr. Kirby overstates the correlation between the two but the fact that the number of cases dropped is, indeed interesting. It is highly possible that other factors are leading to the reduction in new cases but ultimately, we don't know. I think the problem is rooted in fear. The drug companies spend zillions to develop drugs (and vaccines) and any link to thimerisol would be financially ruinous for them. The class actions suit that would follow would literally sink them. Perhaps a limited liability waiver would be in order. If only, to know the truth about what their own research showed (if anything).

It's a quagmire! We should get out now and figure out why they hate us so much. Oh, the humanity. [/sarcasm]
I am:Robert A. HeinleinBeginning with technological action stories and progressing to epics with religious overtones, this take-no-prisoners writer racked up some huge sales numbers.

Which science fiction writer are you?

This surprised me as I've only read one of his books, Job: A Comedy of Justice. Which I rather liked. I don't really know why I don't read more of his stuff. I'll put him on the To Do list.