Friday, October 27, 2006

Camille Paglia

I usualy avoid Salon like I would any bad area :) But I foolishly followed a Drudge link without looking to see where it would go and I arrived there :(

I'm glad I did. Camille seems to be what the Democratic party needs to hear more of. Granted she has her hang-ups like any good lefty does (mainly the war in Iraq and W not be articulate enough), but she says quite afew things that the left really needs to hear to become a great party once again.

Politics in America is always better with two strong parties. Hopefully the right will turn back around to where they were a few years ago, but until the left decides to live in this world instead of complaining about it, there won't be an opposition that will make the right straighten up. It's beyond scary to think of people that would vote for the present-day Democratic agenda just because they are upset with the current Republican leadership. If the horse you have isn't running fast enough, you don't buy a mule to replace it.
What has been your reaction to the huge uproar over Rep. Mark Foley, which was on the front pages of newspapers in Europe as well as the U.S. for two straight weeks?

Foley is obviously a moral degenerate, and the Republican House leadership has come across as pathetically bumbling and ineffectual. But the idea that this is some sort of major scandal in the history of American politics is ludicrous. This was a story that needed to be told for, you know, like two days.

Mark Foley was never on the radar of anyone outside the small circle of news junkies. So his fall and banishment from Washington were nothing but a drip in the torrential flood of current geopolitical problems. The way the Democratic leadership was in clear collusion with the major media to push this story in the month before the midterm election seems to me to have been a big fat gift to Ann Coulter and the other conservative commentators who say the mainstream media are simply the lapdogs of the Democrats. Every time I turned on the news it was "Foley, Foley, Foley!" -- and in suspiciously similar language and repetitive talking points.

Salon interview with Camille Paglia
I would encourage everyone to read the whole thing (scim the lefty parts if you must) and see what trouble we the right could be in if this opinion takes hold. Of course if the left were to become (most of) this woman's vision, the right would either have to strengthen up or become the moonbats of tomorrow.

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Where are the women's right groups?

Sheik Taj Din Al Hilaly, a moslem leader in Australia recently made a speech about women. (h/t LGF)

In this 'shocking' speech, Hilaly states that rape and adultery are basically the fault of Woman.
“When it comes to adultery, it’s 90 percent the woman’s responsibility. Why? Because a woman owns the weapon of seduction. It’s she who takes off her clothes, shortens them, flirts, puts on make-up and powder and takes to the streets, God protect us, dallying. It’s she who shortens, raises and lowers. Then, it’s a look, a smile, a conversation, a greeting, a talk, a date, a meeting, a crime, then Long Bay jail. Then you get a judge, who has no mercy, and he gives you 65 years.”


This speech isn't a 'fringe' speech by a 'radical' muslim, this is what most of the muslims you see and hear on TV believe. In Islam, if a woman claims rape, she must have witnesses to back her up (male of course) or she is guilty. If a man feels he needs to beat his wife, Islam promotes and protects that. Women are treated worse than most slaves were treated in the pre-civil war south and not one women's rights groups (or heck not even many human rights groups) protest Islam that I can find.

If someone in this country speaks sharply to a woman, or touches her in a 'familiar' way, they could and probably will be labeled a sexist and face penalties. Women's rights groups will harp continuously in the US about any wrong done to women (note: I don't believe in abusing anyone and can't stand people that would hit their spouse in the name of love...) yet will be strangely silent when women are treated worse than animals in other countries. "You can't understand their culture." I hear that alot when speaking about conditions for women or 'infedels' in other countries, yet no one explains how understanding their culture would ever make this right.

In New Jersey, the Supreme Court has decided that the will of the people is superceded by the will of the Justices and told the legislature it has 180 days to rewrite the marriage laws to either 1) include a civil union or 2) make marriage legal for gay people. You'll find lots of women's rights groups, gay groups (under various monikers) and others that applaud that decision. Yet not one of these groups will protest the fact that in a Muslim country, not only do gays not get to marry or have civil unions, they are in fact executed for being a homosexual.

There is something severly wrong with this country when most of the complaining, legal work and typical b.s. are about more alleged wrongs in this country than about real wrongs in other countries.

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Paid?

Reading over at Blah Blah Blog and noticed this post.
Are you ever a bit uninspired and can’t always find, or think of cool things to post about? Don’t you appreciate neat things you run across on other people’s blogs you read? Don’t you like hearing about new things from people you read regularly and respect their opinions? I do, and how much fun would it be if you could make a couple of bucks in the process. Well, you can. PayPerPost.com is a cool program, and I have signed up. I hope you do too.
(full link)

So thanks to I'm now in the 'pending' category. Not sure how this will work out, but I'm willing to try it :)

B'day

Happy Birthday today to Matt Drudge (he of Drudge), he is 39 today.

End of the world? What to do? buy condoms (Breitbart).
LGF has the flying pig out for this.
Education at work? (via Instapundit).
Oval office interview with W over at Townhall blogs.
Olberman critique at The American Spectator.
Karl Rove (the genius) and meida bias? (from HotAir).
More ACLU news at StoptheACLU. Jay gives them both barrells (and talks about the school thats fighting back).
Ace thinks Drudge went over to the MSM.
Captain has the SK sanction reaction over at CQ.
Ali Bubba has more fallout from the 'racist' political ad in Tennessee.
Observations has a veritable Potpourri of news.
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