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Saturday, April 30, 2011

We Lose Our Best & Brightest

And Obama couldn't even tell us why:
VMI grad among 9 dead in Afghan attack
Roanoke Times

A Virginia Military Institute graduate died Wednesday while on duty in Afghanistan, the school announced Friday.

Air Force Capt. Charles Ransom, 31, was a trainer assisting the Afghan National Security Forces, according to a VMI news release. He was one of eight American service members who died when a veteran Afghan air force pilot opened fire in a military compound near Kabul's airport. An American civilian contractor was also killed. The Pentagon said the incident remains under investigation.

Funeral arrangements for Ransom, of Midlothian in Chesterfield County, were pending. [link]
Such a waste.

As The People Of Glade Spring Bury Their Dead ...

... a leftist publication tells them that their loved ones deserved to die:
Think Progress: Those dead GOP hicks had it coming

That’s my translation of this Think Progress piece.

"The congressional delegations of these states — Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia, and Kentucky — overwhelmingly voted to reject the science that polluting the climate is dangerous. They are deliberately ignoring the warnings from scientists."

I guess Think Progress and those who commented on that story think Mother Nature made sure those GOP voters got what they deserved.

Meanwhile if you are a person who lives in reality and would rather actually help instead of trying to make an obscene political point, you can donate to the American Red Cross here. [link]
Someone needs to explain to me why Terry Jones burning a Q'uran is beyond reprehensible but climate worshippers reveling over the mangled bodies of innocent Virginians is not.

Jesus would have us turn the other cheek.  Jesus would have us turn the other cheek ...

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See also "Hippies heart disaster."

Liberals Know No Bounds

The Constitution, to them, is only useful when a defense of the heinous abortion industry in this country is required.* Other than that ... nada.

The latest delusion - The Constitution doesn't protect political protesters:
First Amendment Headed for the Breyer Patch?
By Terry Heinrichs, American Thinker

A week after [Reverend Terry] Jones threatened to burn the Quran last September SCOTUS Justice Steven Breyer commented that "he's not prepared to conclude that -- in the internet age -- the First Amendment condones Koran burning." Alluding to Holmes's famous "fire" metaphor he added: "You can't shout fire in a crowded theater. Holmes said [the First Amendment] doesn't mean you can shout ‘fire' in a crowded theater."

Breyer's concern was really not with Holmes's metaphor as much as it was with the harm it portrays. In this, Breyer was as worldly as he was au courant. Just as in many countries truth is no defense to libel, so in many jurisdictions free expression "guarantees" are no protection against speech deemed offensive.

[T]here is plenty of support in the so-called "international community" for sacrificing individual free speech rights on the altar of communal harmony. Breyer and some others on the Court have indicated they are open to legal arguments and results common in other parts of the world. If this openness begins to make itself felt in free speech litigation -- and it will if the internationalists and the "politically correct" among us have their way -- First Amendment exceptionalism might very well give way to an exception for the protection of Islam. In the event, what we can say and do will be determined not by current First Amendment doctrine but by what the offended among us will permit. [link]
Breyer, a run-of-the-mill liberal, is offended that Terry Jones offended Muslims.  He therefore would consider stifling Jones's 1st Amendment rights. His bottom line? Protecting radical Islam is more important than protecting an American citizen's most precious right.

It don't get scarier than that.

* Revealingly, there is no actual defense of abortion to be found in the Constitution.  Nor is the usual explanation - the right to privacy - to be discovered there, despite it being the major defense adopted by America's liberals.  Instead they fell upon the Due Process Clause in the 14th Amendment to justify the right to privacy to justify the right to an abortion - "...nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law ..."  

A real howler if you read the words carefully.

Headline of the Day

Oh, my:

Does this mean that Obama wasn't telling us the truth when he said he opposed such groups?

I'm absolutely shocked.