An amazing attempt to bring back an animal from extinction and reintroduce it into its former habitat.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Appeasement won’t work with these guys.
Garance Franke-Ruta’s blog. Our politics couldn’t be more different, but she’s smart as a whip and easy on the eyes to boot. More importantly, she’s actually in Iowa at the moment and always has interesting things to say about the presidential campaigns.
I’ve begun to think that Obama might be more successful if he pretended to be mute. Everybody liked him until he started talking.
Now he seems to think that NATO forces are deliberately killing civilians. Aside from his statement being a monstrous insult, it has the added problem of being untrue.
The complaint goes on to allege that Vick sold the dogs on eBay and “used the proceeds to purchase missiles from the Iran government.”
The complaint also alleges that Vick would need those missiles because he pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda in February of this year.
“Michael Vick has to stop physically hurting my feelings and dashing my hopes,” Riches writes in the complaint.
Riches wants $63 billion dollars “backed by gold and silver “ delivered to the front gates to the Williamsburg Federal Correctional facility in South Carolina. Riches is an inmate at the facility serving out a wire fraud conviction.
Umm...I wonder if we as a society need to address the issue of prisoner/nuisance lawsuits.
The real Scopes trial
Bryan took on the arduous Scopes case, even though his health was flagging, on the basis of a solid Jeffersonian principle: "To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical" (Virginia Act for Establishing Religious Freedom, 1786). He pointed out three implications that many professors of that time were drawing from Darwin's "natural selection." Among these were not only eugenics, but also the nihilistic morals of Nietzsche (as in Darrow's complaint about the University of Chicago in Leopold-Loeb) and the "moral obligation" of "superior" races such as the Germans in World War I to overpower the weak races (e.g. the Belgians) for the future welfare of the human race.