Sandy Berger Pleads Guilty

Filed in Politics

Are those classified documents in your pants or are you just happy to see me?:

Remember the story of Sandy Bergler and the missing classified documents? Well, he finally plead guilty to stealing the classified documents. But he and his fans can't seem to comprehend why we have laws in this country. When the news broke, Bill Clinton, the man who hired this guy to be National Security Advisor laughed. Now wonder the Democrats can't win an election... they view national security as a joke.

(Hat tip: GOP Bloggers)

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Terri Passes

Filed in Science, Social IssuesTags: Sanctity of Life

From Gateway Pundit: Terry Schiavo has passed on:

I am the bread of life, all who come to me shall not hunger
All who believe in me shall not thirst
No one can come to me, unless the Father beakon

And I will raise you up, and I will raise, you up, and I will raise you up, on the last day!
Unless you eat of the flesh of the son of man
And drink of His blood, and drink of His blood, you cannot have life within you

Terri Shiavo passes today.
God Rest Her Soul...

Amen

Blogger Blogging Befuddled By Bugs

Filed in Web DevelopmentTags: Blogger, Web Site

It's not my fault, really... Blogger's been having server issues affecting posting and BlogThis.

Things seem to be working again as of this morning...

Koran Scholar: US Will Cease to Exist in 2007

Filed in Religion

This Jerusalem Post article reports on the Koran's purported prediction of the Great Satan's impending doom:

A thorough analysis of the Koran reveals that the US will cease to exist in the year 2007, according to research published by Palestinian scholar Ziad Silwadi.

The study, which has caught the attention of millions of Muslims worldwide, is based on in-depth interpretations of various verses in the Koran. It predicts that the US will be hit by a tsunami larger than that which recently struck southeast Asia.

Basically, a crackpot Koran "scholar" uses some especially laughable numerology (remember Bill Gates is Satan?) to come to the conclusion that the US is term-limited to 231 years. Oh, yes, and the US is a parallel of Pharaoh:

Drawing parallels between Pharaoh and the US, who share the same "sin" of arrogance and excessive pride, Silwadi noted that the Koran mentions at least 12 times the fact that Pharaoh was punished by drowning for his evil deeds.

So, naturally, we all have a bi-coastal tsunami to look forward in 2 short years.

Of course, if the Koran hadn't been written from the hallucenogenic rantings of a murderous, raving lunatic, I might be worried. (Hat Tip: Horsefeathers)

Paul Krugman, Times Columnist, Declared Insane

Filed in PoliticsTags: Media Bias

RightWing Nut House reports something we already knew to be true:

Famed New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, shouting "I'm just as sane as any other liberal," was dragged off to Bellevue Mental Hospital this morning after it became clear he had gone stark, raving mad.

Be sure your coffee cup is safely away from your mouth, especially when you get to the part referencing MoDo... (Hat Tip: Hugh Hewitt)

Conservatism, Rule of Law, and Life

Filed in Politics, Science, Social IssuesTags: Judiciary, Sanctity of Life

Instapundit argues the point that Conservatism holds the process and rule of law above all else:

But I do think that process, and the Constitution, matter. Trampling the Constitution in an earnest desire to do good in high-profile cases has been a hallmark of a certain sort of liberalism, and it's the sort of thing that I thought conservatives eschewed. If I were in charge of making the decision, I might well put the tube back and turn Terri Schiavo over to her family. But I'm not, and the Florida courts are, and they seem to have done a conscientious job. Maybe they came to the right decision, and maybe they didn't. But respecting their role in the system, and not rushing to overturn all the rules because we don't like the outcome, seems to me to be part of being a member of civilized society rather than a mob. As I say, I thought conservatives knew this.

But I respectfully disagree. Equally important to Conservatism - especially the Christian Conservatism I espouse - is the sanctity of life. The Right To Life is among the God-endowed rights given to all men, and was considered so important by our Founding Fathers as to be enumerated in the Declaration of Independence (which was, coincidentally, a formal declaration to overthrow the rule of law that had become tyrranical and one that denied those certain, inalienable rights). Even murderers convicted and sentenced to die get decades of appeals before their death is carried out. Terry Schiavo - an innocent woman guilty only of lacking the ability to speak for and defend herself - gets only as long as it takes her to starve (a cruel and unusual punishment by any standards) before her de facto death sentence is carried out.

When the legal process returns such a blatantly incorrect result - especially in matters of life and death - it is fully consistent with Conservatism to work to overturn that result.

After Action Report – Raven 42 Ambushed!

Filed in MiscellaneousTags: Military, War on Terror

9 MPs and a Medic rescue a convoy ambushed by 40-50 terrorists... MPs/Medics:1 - AIF: 0:

About this time, three armored Hummers that formed the MP Squad under call sign Raven 42, 617th MP Co, Kentucky National Guard, assigned to the 503rd MP Bn (Fort Bragg), 18th MP Bde, arrived on the scene like the cavalry. The squad had been shadowing the convoy from a distance behind the last vehicle, and when the convoy trucks stopped and became backed up from the initial attack, the squad sped up, paralleled the convoy up the shoulder of the road, and moved to the sound of gunfire.

Great read...

Blog.chipbennizzle Official memba of tha pajamahizzle

Filed in MiscellaneousTags: Humor/Satire, Internet

Too Pimpin' fo' wizzords, fo' sho', Gizoogle be transliatin' this hizzay blog.

Web Site New Forum To Discuss Rose President

Filed in PersonalTags: College, RHIT

Apparently Dr. Midgley is "controversial" enough to warrant a website dedicated to discussing him:

A Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student has developed a Web site that provides a forum for discussion about the college's controversial new president, Jack Midgley.

www.AboutMidgley.com is not part of the college's Web site.

Personally, I'm sick of it already. All the rumor-mongering and chcken littles acting like Midgley is the end of Rose-Hulman. To be fair, anybody would be the end of Rose-Hulman as we knew it under Sammy. As with any outstanding administrator, no replacement could hope to replicate him - then again, nor should any replacement want to, or even want to try. The Midgley administration needs to be the Midgley administration, not the Hulbert administration redux.

Here's my first post on the forum:

From my experiences with Dr. Midgley, I think he is a great addition to Rose-Hulman. Dr. Midgley is not Sam Hulbert; he never will be - nor will anyone else. Thus, his style of administration will not be the same as Hulbert's.

Being on the outside, having graduated five years ago, and therefore not having quite the same emotional attachment as current students and faculty, I can say from my perspective that Dr. Midgley will be positive.

His business acumen and vision for the Institute are much-needed in a world in which the nature of post-secondary education will be facing drastic change in the near future.

Personally, I applaud his action to remove the "We're #1" banners; I never liked them - they seemed to me to be too much like boasting. I much prefer the focus to be on where we are going, not where we are, or where we have been. Would we rather revel in our past accomplishments as #1, proclaiming that status proudly to the world, or work diligently to continue to set the standard for undergraduate engineering education, confident in knowing we are Number 1, whether or not we plaster it across campus?

Change is inevitable in the real world. In every instance of change, there are some who will embrace it from the onset, some who will hesitate, some who will come along after some time and convincing, and some who will resist change at all costs. Rose-Hulman is right now going through this process. Those who will always resist any change are right now making the most noise.

Call me one of the early-adopters. Whether with Dr. Midgley or his successor, change will happen. Personally, I think the change Dr. Midgley brings is good for Rose-Hulman.

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From Jesus to Christ

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Media Bias

Newsweek's Religion Editor Jon Meacham spews more liberal heresy questioning Jesus as the Christ:

How did a Jewish prophet come to be seen as the Christian savior? The epic story of the empty tomb, the early battles and the making of a great faith.

Coincidentally, Jesus of Nazareth never claimed to be a prophet. He claimed to be the Son of God - the Messiah sent to redeem mankind from the curse of death due to sin. He was, knew He was, acted as, and claimed to be God in human flesh. Of course, then there's that whole issue of his death and resurrection. The empty tomb is still a stumbling block today to heretics like Jon Meacham as it was to first century Jews. The resurrection sets Christianity apart from every other world religion. The resurrection confirmed that Jesus is indeed the Christ, and completed God's plan to rescue humanity from sin and bring us back into a full and right relationship with Him - something the Twelve Apostles all believed, and that the authors of the Gospels and the rest of the New Testament wrote about. In fact, something they all believed so deeply and passionately that they gave their lives defending that belief. Somehow I don't think Peter would have allowed himself to be crucified upside down because of his profession of his belief in Jesus as the Christ, if he did not in fact believe with every part of his being that Jesus is the Christ - ditto the rest of the Apostles martyred for their beliefs.

American Thinker does a fantastic job dissecting this garbage.