27 April 2006

More Iran Junk

The Crack-head in charge over there went on a rant about the right to develop nuclear "energy" in an oil rich nation.

"If you think by frowning at us, by issuing resolutions ... you can impose anything on the Iranian nation or force it to abandon its obvious right, you still don't know its power," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a rally in northwest Iran.

This guy has the UN pegged, because frowning at Iran is about as much as we can expect from the professional talkers in that ugly-ass building on Manhattan's East Side.

Todd Beamer's Dad Says It's "Too Soon..

for us to become complacent."

This great piece about the movie United 93 from today's WSJ may be the most eloquent thing anyone has written since that day.

More great lines:

This film further reminds us of the nature of the enemy we face. An enemy who will stop at nothing to achieve world domination and force a life devoid of freedom upon all. Their methods are inhumane and their targets are the innocent and unsuspecting. We call this conflict the "War on Terror." This film is a wake-up call. And although we abhor terrorism as a tactic, we are at war with a real enemy and it is personal.

There are those who would hope to escape the pain of war. Can't we just live and let live and pretend every thing is OK? Let's discuss, negotiate, reason together. The film accurately shows an enemy who will stop at nothing in a quest for control. This enemy does not seek our resources, our land or our materials, but rather to alter our very way of life.

I'll be there this weekend and I'm encouraging everyone I know to do the same.

We Must Never Forget.

24 April 2006

Book Review: The Party Of Death

First off let me echo my heros over at NRO. Ramesh for SCOTUS.

Ramesh Ponnuru has written what will go down as the definitive overview of the abortion debate and its aftermath, with the publication of The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life .
He clearly and distinctly presents the effects of Roe v. Wade, and Doe v. Bolton, in the context of what they wrought. Not just the Media myth of only first trimester abortions being legal, but the whole Pandora's box of results.
Results like: partial-birth abortions, the idea that parents should be selective when it comes to the birth of "disabled" children, and even the disturbing ideas of Professor Peter Singer of Princeton and his theories of Infanitcide.
The idea that Roe protects only first-trimeater abortions is shown to be a myth driven by the media and self-titled intenigencia. This great qoute comes from the last chapter of the book.

Many people seemed to think that these nominees might overturn Roe by themselves. In fact, even if they wanted to overturn Roe, they would not have the votes unless a third new anti-Roe justice joined them. In addition the mythology of Roe was alive and well. Reporters and pollsters continued to suggest that Roe protected only first-trimester abortions, and that overturning it would prohibit them. Republicans cowed by the popularity of the mythical Roe, failed to challenge these notions...The end of Roe would not hand pro-lifers victory in all the political debates over abortion policy. It would give them the right to have those debates in the first place. (pages 240-244)

This is a book that needs to be read by both sides, to give strength to the pro-life side and to show the pro-choice side where their ideas are leading both their party and the country.

I would like to thank the people at Regnery Publishing for the advanced copy that I received. And I would also like to thank Mr. Ponnuru for writing such a fine and enlightening read.