What a ****wit…

Parents of small children.. please, I beg you, turn their eyes away from your screen before reading this post.

From the Toronto Star: Insult-happy Web guns fall quiet

It sounds to me like Antonia Zerbisias is someone who’s never bothered to read a blog. And as a completely unqualified person to speak on the subject, would have looked far more intelligent if she had simply filed this story under “T” for “Trash”.

The tone of this article makes it seem as though she never expected the blogging community to react to it. Well… react it did. Here are links to the blogger’s websites who were all mentioned in her story, who decided that she’s full of it.

Damien Penny: The Supposed Source for her ludicrous rant.
The Relapsed Catholic has a few things to say.
As well as Lobowalk.

What I don’t understand is why supposed “journalists” feel it necessary to take potshots at bloggers like this…

Oh wait… that’s right.… [Read More]

Saudi Funded Schools in Thailand

Interesting piece. This describes the rise of fundamentalist Islam in Thailand, which has never really had a foothold before Islamic schools in the south began receiving funding, in the form of money that flows like water, from Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries.

An interesting question was posed on Instapundit. One which I am loathe to answer. “Saudi Arabia, ultimately, is the real problem. When are we going to do something about them?”

I don’t have an answer to that. I think that he may be right though. Saudi Arabia is a wealthy middle eastern nation. It is, perhaps, one of the role models for Islamic culture. The problem is, the example that is being set. The rights of others are not highly respected in Saudi Arabia. It seems, that if you are a from another country, or a woman in Saudi Arabia, you have no rights.

One of the reasons our nation was founded, was because of this lack of respect for an individual’s rights.… [Read More]

The Animation Craze

Of course… in this article Cartoon Network doesn’t attribute the success of Adult Swim to shows like Big O, Cowboy Bebop, Witch Hunter Robin or Wolf’s Rain. I don’t watch Family Guy, or Futurama. I watch Adult Swim for the anime. Screw the “original” programming. I wanna watch Spike chase down bad guys. I want to watch Robin go on the hunt, I want to see Big O whip out the big guns!… [Read More]

The Bald Eagle Is Saved?

ABCNEWS.com : Bald Eagle Leaving Threatened Species List

Every once in a while, it’s nice to post some good news, especially a story like this. The Bald Eagle is leaving the threatened species list! Yes! We did it! All our hard work to save the national bird has paid off! The eagle has recovered, with nearly 8,000 breeding pairs in the 48 contiguous states! That’s nearly 20 times the number of breeding pairs found when the species was initially placed on the endangered list.

We did it! Time to pat yourselves on the back America. We have saved the Bald Eagle. But… continued protection of this magnificent animal is warranted to ensure that populations will continue to grow at a normal rate. Eventually, it would be nice to see these amazing creatures everywhere, without having to go to the local zoo.… [Read More]