Thursday, June 30, 2005

Recent Riverbend

The Green Zone is a source of consternation and aggravation for the typical Iraqi. It makes us anxious because it symbolises the heart of the occupation and if fortifications and barricades are any indicator- the occupation is going to be here for a long time. It is a provocation because no matter how anyone tries to explain or justify it, it is like a slap in the face. It tells us that while we are citizens in our own country, our comings and goings are restricted because portions of the country no longer belong to its people. They belong to the people living in the Green Republic.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

I suppose its close.

You scored as Classical Liberal. You are a classical liberal. You are sceptical about much of the historicity of the Bible, and the most important thing Jesus has done is to set us a good moral example that we are to follow. Doctrines like the trinity and the incarnation are speculative and not really important, and in the face of science and philosophy the surest way we can be certain about God is by our inner awareness of him. Discipleship is expressed by good moral behaviour, but inward religious feeling is most important.

Classical Liberal




Modern Liberal


Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan


Neo orthodox




Roman Catholic


Reformed Evangelical




What's your theological worldview?
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Monday, June 27, 2005

From Berkowitz (Couldn't resist)

Elsewhere, after White House adviser Karl Rove created a furor with his remarks about liberals and 9/11 last week, the White House demoted Mr. Rove from Bush’s Brain to Bush’s Ass.


Thursday, June 23, 2005

I've been thinking about history lately.

If the history of the 20th century teaches us anything, it's that these extreme cases are relevant. They do happen. And they not only can be part of a rational conversation about political principles, I would argue that they should be.

quote pulled from

In Defense of Referencing Hitler
by B.K. Marcus


Don't laugh, they'll be coming for you next!

Supreme Court Rules Cities May Seize Homes


This from the "Freedom Fries" guy.

I can always tell you that my daddy, who served for 26 years in the United States House of Representatives, always told me to vote my conscience first, my constituency second, and my party third."

Quoted by Justin Raimondo

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

This just in......

In an effort to prevent the desecration of the US flag, Congress today voted to desecrate the Constitution.

Ernest Partridge of The Crisis Papers via DU

It is most unlikely that Dana Milbank will every recover the reputation that he relinquished with this attack on John Conyer's hearing. I can testify that I will never again take seriously anything he writes.


Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Butler Shaffer from Lew Rockwell

Our lives are haunted by "dark side" influences within our collective unconscious that cause us more anguish than do "terrorists" from the external world. Such inner "shadow" forces represent all the shortcomings, doubts, fears, temptations, anger, and other discomforting qualities we have about ourselves; but about which we may be induced to part by projecting such traits onto others. Political systems thrive on the unresolved conflicts we have within ourselves, by convincing us that our inner turmoil is really the fault of others; others who need to be punished and/or controlled in order to make our lives more orderly. Those selected as recipients of our projections (i.e., the "scapegoats") can be comprised of any number of interchangeable persons or groups. Depending upon circumstances, the "scapegoat" can be either "Jewish" or "Palestinian," "secularist" or "evangelical," "manufacturer" or "consumer," or any seemingly endless mix useful for the moment

Monday, June 20, 2005

The Plaid Adder on Fred Phelps

Consciously or not, he identified the one form of bigotry that is still socially acceptable (not the only one that still exists, but the only one that a politician can still profess openly and lustily without fear of electoral consequences)

Read the Whole Thing
She's always insightful.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Karen Kwiatkowski even spunkier than usual

I haven’t thought about her in years. Michael Rubin and Anthony Gancarski, and others of their ilk, remind me of my friend all those years ago.

Now, I’m not calling them whores of the anti-freedom, pro-fascist, lying neoconservative hijacking team, or sluts of the far right wing. I’m not calling them apologists for falsely advertised preemptive war and facilitators for the obstruction of the Constitution. I’m not calling them chickenhawks who would sooner run from a military uniform that don one. I’m not even calling them lying sacks of crap.

OK, I can’t lie, and never could. I am calling them that. Oh and I almost forgot! They also like to beat up girls.


Thursday, June 16, 2005

I actually write something.

My comment to a Green Knight post re: the cluelessness of the MSM.

Link to original post.

It is totally market driven. There's only so much bad news people will digest before their attention shuts down. Especially if the bad news is "by the way, the Americans are the bad guys in this movie".

The real tragedy is the self-fufilling nature of it. With the media only telling people what they want to hear, there's no room to actually LEARN anything.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Justin Raimondo is particularly sensible today.

The reason is simple: the means contradict the ends. It is like holding a gun to someone's head and saying: Be free, dammit – or I'll blow your head off! That's some "freedom"!