Archive for April, 2004

Oak Ridge Peaceniks

Friday, April 30th, 2004

The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance is at it again. You may know them as the group that sponsors periodic protests against nuclear weapons in from of Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, and other rabble rousing. Recently, four individuals were arrested at one of their protests, who were doubtlessly engaged in idiotic behavior.

This time the OREPA is visiting the United Nations, trying to get UN weapons inspectors to inspect Y-12. I’m sure they’d like for the team of inspectors to be led by Scott Ritter (or at least Hans Blix). The reason? Because nuclear weapons make us less secure, of course.

They’re right; nuclear weapons in the hands of Kim Jong Il or Saddam Hussein do make us less secure, which is why it is imperative that we prevent rulers such as these from acquiring them. Of course, that isn’t what the OREPA is trying to accomplish. Instead, they don’t want America to have nukes.

Stop and consider what would happen if the U.S. got rid of all our nuclear weapons. In the pink elephant inhabited world of Ralph Hutchison (coordinator of the “peace” alliance), maybe Russia, China, Pakistan, and North Korea would follow suit. But in the real world we would be left with little to deter an attack on our nation far worse than 9/11. The threat of nuclear annihilation keeps our enemies in line. It might not be politically correct, but it is undeniable. If the OREPA would step outside their coffee shops for a while, maybe they could understand this simple fact.

Instead of agitating for worthless UN inspectors in Oak Ridge, we should be working to ensure that no nukes wind up in the hands of North Korea or al Qeada. The OREPA can have their fun. The rest of us should concentrate on more pressing concerns, like protecting civilization.

Moscow Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

Friday, April 30th, 2004

Does this sound familiar? Remember what religion was like under the Party? Looks like we’re slipping back in that direction again…

Some people are just morons. Support the troops, n…

Thursday, April 29th, 2004

Some people are just morons. Support the troops, not the war? Yeah right.

Internet Tax

Wednesday, April 28th, 2004

I like Lamar Alexander, but he disappoints me in his opposition to a ban on internet taxes. Senator Alexander has joined forces with Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) to fight a proposal to ban internet taxes, a position supported by President Bush. Sen. McCain (R-Arizona) has proposed a “compromise bill” that would put a ban into place for four years. Alexander also opposes this (something is very wrong when a Republican criticizes McCain from the left).

The argument is that such a ban infringes on the rights of states to levy taxes. While protecting states’ rights in generally a good thing, protecting their right to suppress freedoms is not. The internet is probably the most free and open market in the world today. Anyone is free to do just about anything on it. People have made careers on the net (see Ann Coulter and Matt Drudge). As Americans, we should seek to keep the ‘net free of regulation, and allow it to remain a free market of products and ideas.

As for states losing money, please. Perhaps if Tennessee got rid of the monstrosity known as TennCare, we wouldn’t be having all the problems we are. Besides, there’s already far too many things the government can tax.

Let’s not add the internet to that list.

Where are the WMDs?

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

Here’s a story that hasn’t been reported very widely…

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that a recent planned chemical attack on Amman, Jordan, was foiled. According to the article, the men entered Jordan from Syria. Syria, it should be noted, is a Baathist state just like Iraq under Saddam Hussein.

Could the chemical bomb have originated in Iraq? If so, are there other WMDs floating around out there?

Tolerant Liberals

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

Sukhmani Singh Khalsa’s last column of the semester deals with the level of respect and tolerance he has received from campus leftists, as well as with the collectivist mindset of the universities. It’s worth a read!

Robert Alt has a great column about Pat Tillman an…

Monday, April 26th, 2004

Robert Alt has a great column about Pat Tillman and his generation of soldiers. Tillman is proof that there are still at least a few heros in sports.

Abortion Marchers in DC

Monday, April 26th, 2004

It’s that time of the year again, when radical feminists, man-hating lesbians, socialists, and other pro-abortion forces storm Washington, DC, in support of abortion. Dubbed “The March for Women’s Lives,” this event attracted demonstrators from over 60 countries, reports the AP.

One marcher gave a statement so full of irony, I just have to comment. Carole Mehlman, a veteran of abortion marches, informs us “I just had to be here to fight for the next generation and the generation after that… We cannot let them take over our bodies, our health care, our lives.” The “next generation, and the generation after that,” huh? I guess supporting their dismemberment somehow qualifies as fighting for them. The part about letting the government control their healthcare also seems disingenuous; after all, these are the same people who agitate for universal healthcare and government funding for abortion. In fact, one of the rationales for this march was that the government isn’t promoting abortion abroad.

Everyone’s favorite junior senator from New York was also present, as were such luminaries as Whoopi Goldberg (maybe she thought it would be good for the ratings of her floundering TV show), Ted Turner, and Linda Carter. The later gives us this wisdom: “It is the ultimate intrusion by government to tell a woman when she can have children, if she has them at all.” Hmmm, opposing abortion prevents women from having children? Interesting logic. I would think the exact opposite would be true. I hear abortions in China do more to prevent women from having children than any pro-lifer could ever do.

Polls show than young people are less likely to support abortion than their parents, which bodes well for the future. NARAL people can deny it all they want, but America is trending pro-life. A recent study by the Center for the Advancement of Women, an abortion rights organization, found 51 percent of the women surveyed supported banning abortion, or limiting it only to cases of rape, incest, and to protect the life of the mother. Another 17 percent wanted stricter restrictions on abortion than now exist, as I cited in a column last year. Hillary and her cronies can’t be happy about this…

Trevor Higgins has an interesting look at some of …

Monday, April 26th, 2004

Trevor Higgins has an interesting look at some of Knoxville’s finer times in today’s Daily Beacon. A very good read. As someone who grew up just 25 miles from K-town, I can certainly relate.

Welcome to my new Blog!

Monday, April 26th, 2004

As you’ve no doubt noticed, I have changed servers. I am now blogging from Blogspot. I decided to move here because it just seemed a bit more effecient thang Blog City, which has a knack for going down quite often. Plus, I can publish on another website using Blogspot as well, which is always nice.

The only real drawback is that none of my readers can post comments on this blog, something Blog City definately had going for it. Still, you can always e-mail me.

I’ve moved my entries for this month here, and the old ones back at Blog City can be accessed under “Archives” on the left toolbar of this blog.

I hope you guys and gals like this!