Time is short these days; we’re working on a huge web project for MNF-I. I’ll continue blogging as time permits. If I’ve ignored a comment or e-mail it’s not because I didn’t want to answer, I simply haven’t had time to get to every last thing sitting in my in-box. Please forgive me.
Hamas To Target Schools, Hospitals
From Captain’s Quarters, we learn that Hamas is threatening to attack more civilian targets. This is not a departure from the modus operandi of Hamas, merely a threat to escalate.
Hamas has threatened to retaliate for Israel’s response to ongoing Palestinian provocations by committing war crimes. The spokesman for the putative political party’s terrorist wing stated that Hamas will attack schools and hospitals unless Israel unconditionally removes itself from Gaza.
Kidnappings are not self-defensive acts. Hostage takings are not self-defensive acts. Targeting civilians intentionally can in no way be construed as a defensive act.
Mexico Just Says No to Funky Baby Names
My displeasure with the foolishness of government is never ending.
It seems the state was displeased with a rash of tots running around with odd, creative and foreign names, so it decided to issue a reminder of whatâ€™s considered appropriate and what isnâ€™t.
I guess now that the Mexican government has solved serious problems like crime, poverty and pollution it is focused on minor problems like what baby names are appropriate.
Pork, pork and more pork
Glenn Reynolds reports on the State of Pork. It’s alive and well.
Even though Donald R. Matthews put his sprawling new residence in the heart of rice country, he is no farmer. He is a 67-year-old asphalt contractor who wanted to build a dream house for his wife of 40 years.
Yet under a federal agriculture program approved by Congress, his 18-acre suburban lot receives about $1,300 in annual “direct payments,” because years ago the land was used to grow rice.
Matthews is not alone. Nationwide, the federal government has paid at least $1.3 billion in subsidies for rice and other crops since 2000 to individuals who do no farming at all, according to an analysis of government records by The Washington Post.
Is that marijauna you’re smoking? Oh never mind, that’s just hypocrisy I smell
Hammer of Truth is talking about a new radio ad asking Americans why our political leaders get away with marijauna use while average Americans go to jail for the same thing.
WASHINGTON D.C. â€” A potentially controversial new ad campaign from the Marijuana Policy Project names prominent public officials, including President George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Vice President Al Gore, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as having admitted to using marijuana. The ad then asks, â€œIs it fair to arrest three quarters of a million people a year for doing what presidents and a Supreme Court justice have done?â€
Anyone who has visited this blog more than once knows I think the Drug War is a travesty of justice and spittle in the eye of freedom. Adults own their own bodies, or they should in a free country. It’s time to focus on anti-drug education. Ruining addicts’ lives by turning them into violent animals in jail isn’t helping America in any way shape or form.
Rich people get more sleep; have more stress
Boortz references a study that says rich people get more sleep. The study also revealed that while the rich sleep more, poor people spend more of their time engaged in passive leisure activities. Maybe we need a government program to ensure that this mess gets balanced out.
We’ll need a catchy alphabet soup acronym for the new department. Some of my suggestions include:
- DTM – Department of Time Management
- TMA – Time Management Agency
- OLT – Office of Leisure Time
It’s quite obvious that we need balance between the rich and the poor in how people spend their free time.