Sunday, March 30, 2008

Interesting Posts From Around The Web - 30 March 2008

Art: The Conversion of Saul, Michaelangelo, 1545

Best line of the day, compliments of Soccer Dad: Asked about the controversy Wright's comments have created, Republican John McCain said while campaigning in Denver: "I can only say that I am sure, knowing Senator Obama, that he must be recovering now from decades of amnesia."

The Iraqi’s Basra offensive has tremendous ramifications not merely for the Iraqi government, but also the American and British.

The importance of winning in Iraq in respect to what it means for the larger defeat of Wahhabi radicalism cannot be overstated. The effect of our efforts in Iraq are clear, though the left refuses to acknowledge them.

Is peak oil a myth? "America is sitting on top of a super massive 200 billion barrel oil field that could potentially make America Energy Independent . . . Thanks to new technology the Bakken Formation in North Dakota could boost America’s Oil reserves by an incredible 10 times . . ." The ramifications of this are huge.

The greatest long term threat to Britain is insanely out-of-control immigration – a topic of discussion and criticism the left in Britain largely made taboo. Perhaps that is changing. It desperately needs to change, and such discussion needs to go beyond merely short term costs and benefits.

When will Hollywood cease with the anti-war bombs and stop the loss?

Censoring the Geert Wilder’s movie Fitna in essence gives radical Islamists veto power over freedom of speech in the West and tells them that if they act sufficiently violent and lawless, the West will cave to their demands. That is not a message we should ever be sending, and if the EU and Ban Ki Moon do not realize that, they are truly fools.

Well, that was quick. It is now established – Ban Ki Moon is a particularly misguided fool.

The opposite of foolishness is wisdom – and in this case, pearls of conservative wisdom.

Fitna may well pall in comparison to the next anti-Islam film, this being produced by Danish ex-Muslim politician Ehsan Jami on the life Mohammed, including the consummation of his marriage to a nine year old.

Meanwhile, in America, our Wahhabi Islamists operate a fifth column with CAIR.

I appreciate the Obama candidacy for breaking the liberal taboo against holding black racists responsible for their actions. It is unfortunate that the attack on this taboo is an unintended consequence of Obama’s candidacy.

The nipple ring controversy heats up. This was a ridiculous act by several TSA employees who, unless they can point to a specific regulation justifying their actions, need to be cashiered. And as the picture indicates, how could such a tasteful piece of decoration possibly present a threat to homeland security? Terrorist tit rings indeed.

Not that our INS personnel are any more competent than their TSA counterparts. This story is particularly troubling.

McCain may not be a self-proclaimed economics guru, but the straight-talk he is delivering on the mortgage crisis seems to be quite on point.


suek said...

Re: Hollywood

Dinah Lord said...

McCain is sounding better and better these days. I not only like his straight talk on the mortgage matter, I also am liking his stance on the creation of a "League of Democracies" - especially given the feckless nature of the UN. (see Ban Ki Moon in post.)

Great roundup, GW.