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Sunday, October 29, 2006

On that 'Inclusivity' Thing

Remember a few weeks ago the Cargill employee who was fired up in Harrisonburg because he had a pro-marriage amendment bumper sticker on his car? If not, bone up here. The reason for his dismissal? He was, and I'm not making this up, intolerant:

"Although he is clearly entitled to believe whatever he wants, he doesn't have a right to act in the manner he did," says Mark Klein, a Cargill spokesperson.
For that, Cargill is to be admired for having given new meaning to the word "tolerance." They've taught their employees a valuable lesson, one that could go well on a bumper sticker: You Want Intolerance?! We'll Show You Intolerance!

Not to be outdone, the College of William and Mary over in Williamsburg has taken "tolerance" to a new level. Officials there have excluded the Christian cross from its campus chapel to allow for more "inclusivity."

W&M removes chapel cross to be inclusive
College officials cite chapel's use for many nonreligious events
Richmond Times-Dispatch Staff and Wire Reports

WILLIAMSBURG -- Officials at the College of William and Mary have removed a 2-foot-high gold cross from a campus chapel they say is increasingly used for nonreligious events.


"In order to make the Wren Chapel less of a faith-specific space, and to make it more welcoming to students, faculty, staff and visitors of all faiths, the cross has been removed from the altar area," read a recent e-mail to Wren Building employees. (link)
How it is that banning the cross breeds "inclusivity" and doesn't smack of exclusivity is beyond me. And, I'm sure, it's beyond those running the College of William and Mary as well. There was a way to foster inclusivity on campus but the Khmer Rouge approach ain't it.

The world's gone mad.

By the way, I don't want to give the geniuses at W&M any ideas but the definition of the word chapel is: A place of worship that has its own altar. How long before this chapel, built in 1699, gets renamed "House of Fools."

The Times Endorses Webb

The Roanoke Times today endorses James Webb for Senate because Webb wants us out of Iraq:
Jim Webb for U.S. Senate
The country needs a change. Send an independent thinker like Webb to Washington, D.C.
Editorial

In Iraq and at home, America is on the wrong course, one mapped by the Bush administration and followed -- in lockstep, eyes forward, no questions asked -- by incumbent Republican Sen. George
Allen.


Voters would be wise to select a better representative.

Democratic challenger Jim Webb is as independent a thinker as Allen is an administration parrot. Plus, Webb is feisty and smart.

Virginia and the nation will be served better by far if the commonwealth's voters elect Webb to the Senate on Nov. 7. (
link)

"Feisty and smart." They just described my bay gelding.

It seems we should be looking for more in a candidate ...

Smoking Claims Another Victim

Red Auerbach: Dead at 89.

Photo courtesy of MSN Encarta

The Paranoia Begins To Set In ... IV

Let's see if I've got this straight.
  1. George Bush is a Republican.
  2. Hugo Chavez is a nut ... who runs Venezuela.
  3. Hugo Chavez hates George Bush.
  4. A Venezuelan company is part-owner of a software company that manufactures many of America's voting machines.
  5. Therefore, there is a real possibility that Hugo Chavez has rigged the coming election so that the Republicans, led by the man he hates most, will ... win.

You can't make this crap up:

U.S. Investigates Voting Machines’ Venezuela Ties
By Tim Golden, The New York Times

The federal government is investigating the takeover last year of a leading American manufacturer of electronic voting systems by a small software company that has been linked to the leftist Venezuelan government of President Hugo Chávez.

The inquiry is focusing on the Venezuelan owners of the software company, the Smartmatic Corporation, and is trying to determine whether the government in Caracas has any control or influence over the firm’s operations, government officials and others familiar with the investigation said.

The inquiry on the eve of the midterm elections is being conducted ... (link)

The election is rigged. You Democrats might as well stay home. All hope is lost.