Religious Police Stop Fire Rescue

15 school girls were killed when Saudi police refused to let them evacuate a blazing building, because they were not dressed according to religious standards.

This is… a horrible atrocity. These girls lives could easily have been saved, if not for the zealousness of the policemen who beat them back into the building.

At some point, lives must take precedence over faith, even if it’s only for a brief moment in time. You can’t just throw their lives away because it justifies your faith. You could have come up with another way to save them. Someone could have brought the appropriate garments, or blankets to cover them so that their state of dress would not be seen. But for the love of all that is sane and right in this world, why force them to die?

As Karl said, things like this make Americans realize just how good they have it.… [Read More]

An Open Letter…

… to people who are finding blogs in search of the Nick Berg video.

seldom sober: open letter

Scary stuff. Even scarier are the comments on this page, where people open up and begin taking cracks at the author of the article. Come on, wake up here people.

The blogosphere is slowly becoming an important part of the way we get our news. Much like the internet changed how we received it. Now, many are dissatisfied with the major media outlets because we have discovered just how little of the truth is being reported, and how much spin is being placed on the news we read, see and hear.

Just like there are checks and balances in our government, there should be checks and balances on the way we get our information about our government and its activities.

I’m thankful for the blogosphere, you should be too.

Update: Shamelessly jacked this link from InstaPundit.… [Read More]

Nicholas Berg

I haven’t blogged on this topic. I won’t be linking to any articles here, in fact, I have specifically avoided linking to articles, and I admit that what I have learned about this sad, horrible story, has been entirely from comments posted on Instapundit. I haven’t wanted to see the video or horrible photos, so I haven’t clicked through on any of the links on the news sites. I think, I know enough without needing the visual imagery.

Here’s what I have to say:

I am… deeply saddened by what happened to Nick Berg. I am also horrified that news agencies all over the globe have actually aired the footage of his death. Isn’t it enough to know that he was tortured and decapitated on video tape? Isn’t it enough to understand that he is gone, and that what happened to him goes so far beyond the realm of morality and reason that no human being should ever be able to adequately define it?… [Read More]

Gemini News: Decision Made!

I like the new weirdness template with circuitry and crop circles, and a shot of a statue in Central Park. Neat stuffs… so I’m leaving it.

One problem for the fans though. Comments for the articles are now posted above the article in question, not below. I’m going to work on putting it back, but I’m going to need assistance from my puter guru husband first, so until then… any comments need to be posted in the comments link above the article. I’ll let you know once I get this fixed.… [Read More]