Things are going down these days:
- How can we define the limits of tolerance? Should we tolerate intolerance? I think about this often when reading issues about Radical Islam and the left. My conclusion is kind of that we should tolerate until there is physical threat of harm or incitation of violence on property or persons. Christianity has rarely in modern times done such things, even though “tolerant” people act like it has sometimes. Examples are everywhere… Speaking of which, THIS is the email that Kenneth Howell was fired for? Shameful.
- Big legal developments in the realm of intellectual property in the past week. Thursday, a federal court ruled that DRM can be broken legally for fair use purposes (It’s about time!).
- John Stossel thinks don’t ask, don’t tell should be ended. And I am torn. On one hand, I thin that he is right – the government has no business regulating what goes on in the bedroom. But on the other, maybe don’t ask, don’t tell should be extended to straights as well. Sexual disclosure has really no purpose in the military, and anyone being sexually promiscuous outside of marriage should be discouraged from being dishonorable by playing the “how many women have you conquered” game.
- Obama thinks state-sanctioned assassination is acceptable. Speaking of honor, that is the worst single foreign policy rule the U.S. has had in YEARS.
- Uncle Tom cannot go uncontested completely on SNV. FAIR says his analysis is not totally complete… Reason is on it too.
- My cousin David sent an interesting article about the health care system, and whether it should be non-profit or for-profit. I don’t know the answer, but I have never thought about it…
- Michael Moore is still an idiot. I just watched Capitalism: A Love Story last week. It was amaaaaazingly simplistic and truly not even that entertaining…
- Neurologically, methadone works. But people determined to cease extending to compassion to those who make choices they disagree with are still trying to end it through government means.
- Unemployment. Bush’s fault, of course. Bush III, I mean…
- Noam Chomsky might not be as bad as people make him out to be. He seems like a lefty intellectual at first glance, but overall has some pretty libertarian views.
- Jesse Jackson wants this country to have a black national anthem. Nothing like dividing us into race to keep us together. Outrageous.
- Organ donation poses some interesting moral and governmental questions. I like this approach.
To me, the whole thing started as a leftist grassroots anti-corporation movement, a movement based not around economics and true justice to the earth, but rallying agsints big companies. Pretty soon, it was framed as “protecting the environment” and the human tendency toward guilt took over. Now, environmentalism is fully embedded in our national psyche, as something totally different from where it started…
I like listening to Ann Coulter, because she is harsh but knows about things she is talking about. Like here, where she shows how biased Rick Sanchez is:
Israel still makes me angry. They don’t have to be so aggressive: