Category: Wierdness Du Jour

Media News related randomness.

O’Connor’s Retirement

This was a bit unexpected.

I’d read reports that Rehnquist was going to retire, I’d never heard anything about Sandra O’Connor retiring, though I suppose it must be time. I remember how amazing it was that we had a woman sitting on the supreme court. The first woman, wow. It’s kinda cool don’t you think? I mean, here the rest of us women are, just looking around for someone to look up to that doesn’t have their T&A hanging out on a television screen, and along comes Sandra O’Connor, then Ruth Bader Ginsberg came later. Wow… what role models. These women are intelligent, they are confident, they represent everything that the cult of domesticity says women should not be.

Now, Condi Rice. What an amazing woman to have as an example for my daughter to look up to. Not only does she dress well, but she’s intelligent, she’s well-spoken and she’s the National Security Advisor to the President of the United States.… [Read More]

Spain Legalizes Gay Marriage

Isn’t it grande?

I disagree with my husband on the subject of gay marriage. It’s not that he doesn’t support gay marriage, it’s that he doesn’t think it should be called marriage because marriage is a religious union, not necessarily a legally recognized one.

I think that marriage has become less about faith, and more about the couples involved. Many of the gay couples I have known and know in my life are committed to each other and are far more attentive to their partner’s needs than most of the heterosexual couples I know. I don’t necessarily believe that there is a reason for this, and I doubt you could find a statistic to back it up, but this is my experience with it.

I am having a hard time, finding the words to describe what I feel in terms of gay relationships. I didn’t choose a gay relationship for myself or my kids (in my case, I feel that it’s a choice because it doesn’t matter to me whether someone I love is a man or a woman), but I did choose a loving relationship.… [Read More]

Reactions to Bush’s Speech

This is a delayed response, but I think it’s necessary. Due to this story, via Powerline.

I didn’t get the chance to watch Bush’s speech, but I did read the transcript. Given his reports and this good news coming out of Iraq, I think what Bush had to say is bang on. (Link via Instapundit) My thoughts on this are furthered by this survey in which only one in eight Americans apparently favor an immediate pullout of our troops in Iraq.

What this tells me, is that the news media has lost interest in printing the facts and ensuring that those facts are at the fingertips of the public. The people support our men and women who are fighting in Iraq. The people believe that what we are going about our business in Iraq in the correct way. The media doesn’t care. This information can only be found via the blogosphere, or buried twelve layers deep in the pages of a newspaper.… [Read More]



Another one from

I do have to wonder why the majority of the material I’ve read about UNScam has been thanks to links on Instapundit and other blogs across the web, and very little have I seen on actual news outlets, such as CNN or FoxNews. Though, I wouldn’t put it past FoxNews to run the story. They’ve been surprising in their coverage of late.

Read it for yourself and see what you think, but it certainly does look like the United Nations itself may have been a source of funding for September 11th.

Just… answer this question when you’re done reading. Do you still think we should have waited for UN approval? If this is true, then it’s a safe bet that approval for waging war on Hussein’s regime would never have materialized.… [Read More]

Bush Didn’t Lie.

Still don’t realize that Bush didn’t lie? Well… here’s a few links for you:

David Kay is the proof. Intelligence gathering failed in terms of Iraq before Hussein’s fall. This absolutely does NOT mean that Bush lied. Bush didn’t lie. He was just given bad information, and so was former Pres. Clinton.

Still more on this from the Washington Post.

    “Kay told The Post he had found evidence that Hussein had quietly destroyed some biological and chemical weapons in the mid-1990s — but never reported it to the United Nations. Which was why President Bill Clinton in 1998 declared with great alarm and great confidence that Hussein had huge stockpiles of biological and chemical arms — “and some day, some way, I guarantee you he’ll use the arsenal.”

    The intelligence failure is quite spectacular, but its history is quite prosaic. When the U.N. inspectors left in 1998, they assumed that the huge stockpiles of unaccounted-for weapons still existed.

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