A short recon of what’s out there that might draw your attention.
Politics of a Patriot has a simple post up called No Words Necessary. Stop in and take a look around, Politics of a Patriot is one of my newest stops and will be added to my blogroll shortly.
William Teach at Pirate's Cove has Hey, Look, Treason “Looks like the moonbats have finally realized that their ideas are so out of touch that they will continue to lose elections that they might as well go whole hog and try insurrection and treason. Because, you know, they are the party of tolerance:”
Jay Tea at Wizbang has The Fading Ember of Hope “As Hamas grows closer and closer to becoming the legitimate government of Palestine, they are coming under increasing scrutiny. Meanwhile, their apologists are grasping at any straws to show that they are ready to make peace with Israel. The Arab News, the mouthpiece of the Saudi government, is leading the charge.”
Kobayashi Maru has The Poor - Always With Us? “Reading this extraordinary memoir by Nicholas Sparks (picked up in an airport yesterday), and catching up on a few favorite blogs got us thinking about poverty. In particular, SC&A references this fact-filled article ('Understanding Poverty in America') drawn directly from U.S. Census data and "other government reports". For a quick summary, see this chart. Highlights:”
Crazy Politico at Crazy Politico’s Rantings has More On The Docks “...Which brings us back to the whole hulabaloo over this deal. The professionals who run the ports haven't been expressing issues with it, the politically insulated folks in DC who run CFIUS don't have a problem with it, but the folks who are running for reelection do. So is this really a national security issue, or just a political football painted up as one?”
Some Soldier’s Mom has The Olympics and National Pride “So the XX Olympiad closed this evening. I have to admit, I'm a bit of an Olympic junkie. Every time the Olympics are on (winter or summer games) I swear that I'm not going to watch them this time, but I am always compelled to watch at least the Opening Ceremonies and then I'm hooked. Dear Husband and I actually sought out and watched Curling this year for heaven's sake!”
Captain Z at From My Position…On The Way! writes SITREP “I picked up the new High Mobility Kid-Friendly All Terrain Truck today. Given the Penchant for acronyms, that comes out to the HiMoK(ay): FAT (Pronounced: "I'm Okay: Fat.") Believe it or not, I just thought that up on the fly. Must be time to take the pills again.”
Uncle Jimbo writing at Blackfive posts Please don't hurt me Mr. Buckley “I hesitated and actually quivered a bit as I contemplated writing this, but honesty means taking on your icons too. William F. Buckley Jr. is one of the most brilliant and entertaining thinkers in American history. When he recently wrote a column saying we need to admit defeat in Iraq, I was disheartened.”
Captain Ed of Captain’s Quarters writes Beware The Ides Of Marching “Freedom of speech and assembly are the closest we come to unfettered rights in the United States; we do not tolerate limits on either unless necessary for keeping the peace. However, one of the limitations accepted by almost everyone is a ban on overthrowing the elected government through force, both in action and in rhetoric. The rally being organized by the group United For Peace And Justice appears to approach that limitation, if it doesn't actually cross it entirely:”
Andi of Andi’s World writes Honoring the Victims of the 1983 Beirut Terrorist Attack
“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.- President Ronald Reagan, 1985”
John Noonan at The Officer’s Club writes The Essence of being Pro-Victory I was sitting in my backyard this weekend -enjoying a six pack and unwinding- and I started thinking about blogging and how it has shaken my old ideologies to the core. I once self-identified as a conservative, in the Reagan-esque definition of the word "conservative." No big government, few taxes, guide the nation according to the concrete Constitution (as opposed to those silly "living Constitutionalists," and a strong national defense.
Charlie Munn at The Officer’s Club writes Anti-War, Anti-Americans versus Everyone Else “The most recent Cindy Sheehan meltdown John noted below illustrates how the anti-war left in this country has gotten so far to the left they are now off the map in the “here be dragons” area. I believe that most of the hard-core, anti-war left is genuinely not “anti-war”, just “anti US-victory” or sometimes, even “pro- US defeat.”
Michelle Malkin writes A CHALLENGE TO PEACE STUDIES “Ex-Washington Post columnist Colman McCarthy, "veteran peace activist, animal advocate and educator who founded and directs the Center for Teaching Peace in Washington," teaches a "Peace Studies class" in the Montgomery County, Md., public school system. It has been unchallenged for two decades. But now, two outspoken students are raising questions about McCarthy's unabashed propaganda. Via yesterday's Washington Post:”