I removed Michelle Malkin from my blogroll because of concern over the way she overgeneralized in regards to crime and illegal aliens. I often disagree (especially on social and religious issues) with this blog but haven't found grounds for removing it because unlike Ms. Malkin, it doesn't overtly attempt to use simplistic arguments to stir up mass hysteria.
However, I don't think it is necessary to condemn Ms. Malkin yet. The news seemed to move surprisingly slowly and I am willing to give the benefit of the doubt to simply being mistaken (I personally wasn't aware of the identity of this jerk until just now). I'll give her 24 hours.
For the record, it isn't necessary for every blogger on the right to make some comment (although I will to my non-existent audience), but those such as Malkin do have a special responsibility because their material is based on attacking leftist assaults of freedom of speech.Comment Posted By Jim On 14.11.2006 @ 20:04
The reason the Republicans lost is that they had ceased to be Republicans. What happened to small, moderate government and fiscal conservatism?
Instead, the GOP became an unethical bunch of fiscally profligate spenders, pigging out at the government trough and ballooning the deficit. Stay out of peoples lives!Comment Posted By Jim On 10.11.2006 @ 14:41
Who was it who said "I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
Was that Thomas Jefferson? Patrick Henry? Some other founding father?
Commies.Comment Posted By jim On 17.10.2006 @ 13:16
It seems this whole affair is more symptomatic than unusual. Everyone manipulates media to form thier own propaganda. Look at the tv over the weekend,IDF media managers espousing the party line.The political process in america has been this way for the last decade.The DCI group about the Gore movie,swiftboating, regency. It is just a shame (and to the detriment of both ordinary americans and democracy)the only two parties that ever lead? started and keep "catapulting" the messages.Comment Posted By jim On 8.08.2006 @ 08:18
As for Tbogg, i like his blog. well rounded and human, unlike many right leaning bogs.I have noticed many more left leaning blogs offer comments than right, i think it indicates a more open mindedness towards tolerating other peoples opinions and debating them.
Maybe the right leaning blogs are to busy "catapulting" the agenda to allow particpation.
I think you and Lyn are both right.
The American education "system" (ha!) is dysfunctional and students do not learn geography or economics or any real history. Today's media, with incredible technology that would have been pure science fiction sixty years ago, falls far short in comparison with WWII vintage newspapers. Both Congress and the Bush administration have fallen into the LBJ trap of "guns and butter" and, except when debating the war, try to pretend it doesn't exist.
However, I must disagree with you regarding the draft. As a previous commenter noted, the military (for very good reasons) does not want a draft. In addition to those very good and sufficient reasons, just imagine the field day that Michael Moore and the rabid left and the Cowardly News Network could have with that.Comment Posted By Jim On 19.06.2006 @ 16:03
A post above made a very salient point. What good does any conservative, or liberal for that matter, do for their cause if their argument, or the style of their argument, doesn't change the mind of anyone, but rather only plays to those who agree with you anyhow. How has Coulter served the conservative cause by using such vile, disgusting, classless, insulting language? Obviously, the answer is the only thing she has served to increase, and I would argue the only thing she cares about, is increasing the size of her bank account. She does harm to the conservative cause by being so over the top, and is playing those conservative saps who gleefully buy her books like the fools they are.Comment Posted By Jim On 8.06.2006 @ 02:02
Rick, in support of what you say, I would suggest that we look at how Democratic administrations have treated the military. For instance, the Clinton administration had 18 Army divisions when he was first elected and by the time Clinton left office there were only 10. With the GWOT not yet finished, I do not want to watch the Democrats start to shift the budget emphasis from Defense and National Security to social engineering.Comment Posted By Jim On 18.05.2006 @ 08:43
Rick, fast forward in time a bit and you will hear "My ancestors slaved in your guestworkers program with leafblowers and lawnmowers. They worked on construction crews and cleaned houses. All of this at substandard wages and they were not even allowed to vote. We deserve reparations."Comment Posted By Jim On 11.05.2006 @ 07:27
I also disagree with 'picture of zoroastrianism' ( a very interesting name ). I think that refusing to expose crime encourages it, and that prosecution does act as a deterrent. This is taxpayer money that's being stolen while our country is on the line. It's disgusting.Comment Posted By jim On 21.03.2006 @ 09:43
What you're seeing is a lot of frustration on the Left. We have been telling people since before Bush got in, just how bad he would be. And no one believed us. And he has turned out to be far worse than we imagined he could be.
Who would have thought a deficit this size, corporate giveaways to this degree, a Medicare plan that was this irresponsible, a two-front war that now appears to be installing a religous theocracy that could outlaw Christianity in Afghanistan, etc. etc...
We can and do differ on our interpretations of the facts. I just want to say, I feel pretty sure that if you thought Bush was responsible the way that we do, you would probably be just as angry.
Please understand us. We love this country too. And we hate, hate, hate what he has done and continues to do to this country, it's citizens, it's honor, and it's future.Comment Posted By jim On 21.03.2006 @ 09:40