Monday, July 31, 2006

Pictures Which Condemn Hezbollah

They dress in civilian clothes.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Still Alive Folks!

Well, things are going over very well at Goy for Jesus.

What's a better blogging topic than the Messiah?

Anyway, the nexus between Iran, Hezbullah, and Syria is troubling. Have you noticed that Arab countries aren't raising a fuss? I have.

Take care. God bless.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

How is This Arab-Israeli War Different From Every Other Arab-Israeli-War?
WHY IS THIS ARAB-ISRAELI WAR different from all other Arab-Israeli wars? Because it's not an Arab-Israeli war. Most of Israel's traditional Arab enemies have checked out of the current conflict. The governments of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia are, to say the least, indifferent to the fate of Hamas and Hezbollah. The Palestine Liberation Organization (Fatah) isn't a player. The prime mover behind the terrorist groups who have started this war is a non-Arab state, Iran, which wasn't involved in any of Israel's previous wars.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Newspapers and Fact-Checking

I noticed that the Philadelphia Inquirer, in defending the New York Times, ignored rudimentary fact-checking:
Concerning the New York Times disclosure of the SWIFT program you parroted Bill Keller's justification when you wrote:

"Here's another key point: Despite the screeching in the partisan blogosphere, these stories endangered no lives. They did not tell al-Qaeda anyting it didn't already now."

In the original article in question the New York Times wrote:

"Among the successes was the capture of a Qaeda operative, Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, believed to be the mastermind of the 2002 bombing of a Bali resort, several officials said. The Swift data identified a previously unknown figure in Southeast Asia who had financial dealings with a person suspected of being a member of Al Qaeda; that link helped locate Hambali in Thailand in 2003, they said."

Apparently, Mr. Hambali didn't know.

Newspapers which can't give a consistent story nor those papers which don't do some basic fact checking of other newspapers do not have the credibility nor the responsibilty to determine what can and cannot be leaked to the public. That is the responsibility of Congress and the White House.

Then, I noticed a Reuters article which said Bush pulled out of the Koyoto accords. If memory serves, it was voted down during the Clinton administration, 97-0.

And then, Captain's Quarters caught the New York Times in a glaring omission.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Light Blogging for a While

I'll be blogging off and on, albeit lightly.

Work is busy and I'm blogging for Jews for Jesus here.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

National Review Article: New York Times Looking Worse

Publishing directions to Rumsfeld's house wasn't the best thing to publish.

Monday, July 03, 2006

More Evidence of Superman as Jesus-Figure

From a recent issue of Wired magazine:
Everyone knows the Superman story: rocketed to Earth from the distant planet Krypton just before it explodes, raised by a loving Kansas couple, possessing powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, defends the city of Metropolis – and the world – from evil. His real-world origin is more humble: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two Jewish kids from Cleveland, created him as a character in a newspaper comic strip. But the strip didn’t sell, so they reformatted it and flipped it to a publisher hungry to buy content for one of the first comic books. When the story appeared in the premiere issue of the anthology Action Comics, kids went crazy for it, as if there had always been a Superman-shaped hole in the world and it now was filled.

Now read Blaise Pascal's famous quote:
What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself.

From that quote, Christians frequently talk about a God-shaped hole.

Pascal was correct. We long for what used to be and try to fill it. Some try to fill it with drugs. That longing sometimes manifests itself as comic book stories.

But ultimately, only God through Jesus can fill that void.

Happy 4th of July from the New York Times

From PowerLine.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Welcome to the Blog Roll

I've added Reel Fanatic to the blog roll. Well-done movie reviews are something that will make a good addition to this blog.

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