it is amazing the Anti-Saloon League was so successful in becoming a leading prohibitionist organization.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Japanese actress gets trespassing conviction overturned after she proved her breasts were too big to have fit through the window she is alleged to have crawled through. Insert your own "hard look at the evidence" joke here.
You hear it everywhere: Tuesday is Hillary Clinton's last stand. If she can't win Ohio and Texas, she's history.
True, mostly. But it's not the whole story. The rest goes like this: This is Barack Obama's third chance to knock her out. If he can't close the deal this time, maybe he can't close the deal, period.
ALAN DERSHOWITZ takes note of a disturbing trend.
Zahra Maladan is an educated woman who edits a women's magazine in Lebanon. She is also a mother, who undoubtedly loves her son. She has ambitions for him, but they are different from those of most mothers in the West. She wants her son to become a suicide bomber.
BBC: Hamas Terror-Rockets A "Response" and "Deterrence" To Prod Israel Into "Restrain[ing]" Its Own Forces
In related news, Lee Harvey Oswald's bullet was a "response" to John F. Kennedy's "provocative" and "threatening" brainwave activity.
I think that explains it rather well.
The great ideas of the West—rationalism, self-criticism, the disinterested search for truth, the separation of church and state, the rule of law and equality under the law, freedom of thought and expression, human rights, and liberal democracy—are superior to any others devised by humankind. It was the West that took steps to abolish slavery; the calls for abolition did not resonate even in Africa, where rival tribes sold black prisoners into slavery. The West has secured freedoms for women and racial and other minorities to an extent unimaginable 60 years ago. The West recognizes and defends the rights of the individual: we are free to think what we want, to read what we want, to practice our religion, to live lives of our choosing.
“[I] have a feeling this is the opening,” Coleman said. “If the lawyers will take the case – sue the people who sell carbon credits. That includes Al Gore. That lawsuit would get so much publicity, so much media attention. And as the experts went to the media stand to testify, I feel like that could become the vehicle to finally put some light on the fraud of global warming.”