Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cruising the Web

Daniel Henninger revisits the role of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II in the end of the Cold War. He posits that the Cold War gets short shrift in history textbooks today. I can testify to that in my A.P. European history book. It gets about a page and a half for the first stage after WWII and then another page to cover the 1970s and 1980s and then it's over. It goes by about as quickly as the Thirty Years War in the same book. And that is about as relevant as it seems to today's students.

Kirsten Powers is exactly right. Why, outside conservative writers, haven't the horrors revealed in the trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell gotten the sort of attention usually reserved for stories like Casey Anthony? The man was murdering babies and the details are horrific. She contrasts the media hysteria when Rush Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke to the media blackout over the story of a man responsible for beheading infants and snipping the spinal cords of babies born alive after he tried to abort them. Remember the stop-the-presses action for the entire trial of Casey Anthony? That was the tragedy of one dead child. But when an abortionist is being tried for the death of one pregnant woman and seven babies - crickets. And the MSM continues to pretend that they have no bias in their story choices.

Yuval Levin explains how the President's budget is even worse than the one from the Senate Democrats.

Paul Mirengoff and Ed Whelan debunk the New York Times' complaints that the Senate Republicans going beyond the norm in blocking Obama's judicial nominations.

Are we in bizarro world when New York City has to pay Occupy Wall Street for destroying their so-called People's Library?

The Washington Times reports on supposed small businesses that were set up to game the system to benefit from the District of Columbia's set-aside programs to give grants to minority-owned businesses in the District.

Isn't it sort of news that someone apparently bugged Mitch McConnell's campaign headquarters?

26 comments:

equitus said...

I'm stunned that our resident dissenter and scold hasn't yet denounced Gosnel's abattoir in Philly, or the media's ignoring the story. His tacit approval of such practices is nothing short of shocking.

;)

equitus said...

I'm sure some of you will recognize this as an exercise of Alinsky Rule Number 4.

Still hard to do it and keep a straight face.

mark said...

Yes, of course, equitus. The last time you were outraged was when I didn't join you in condemning Martinez as a pedophile and a rapist. Never let the fact that you disgraced yourself stop you.


Last, First, MI said...
Mark,
Identities? Identify ANY Democrat that has demanded that Bob Menendez, child prostitute customer and Democratic Party Senator from New Jersey, step aside and cooperate fully with the current FBI investigation.10:37 AM

equitus said...

My question, again: Identify ANY Democrat that has demanded that Bob Menendez, child prostitute customer and Democratic Party Senator from New Jersey, step aside and cooperate fully with the current FBI investigation.
1:31 AM
equitus said...
mark, it's only in your head that I've created a new identity.

equitus said...

Still? This is getting pretty funny.

No comment on Gosnel. Duly noted.

Last, First, MI said...

Mark,

Who is Martinez? Get YOUR names and facts straight. Also, check the Daily Caller and read why they stand by their claim.

One other thing: Why are people like you supportive of Sanger's solution to the "eugenics" problem?

mark said...

equitus,
You embarrassed yourself, you failed as lfm, and I predict you're going to strike out channeling Saul Alinksky. But good luck. It's all amusing.

equitus said...

You still haven't yet picked up on my Dr. Weevil impression yet. You're slipping....

mark said...

equitus,
Why are you always trying to be someone else? lfm/alinsky/weevil? Dissatisfied with your life?

David Foster said...

"the Cold War gets short shrift in history textbooks today"

I'm currently working on a post about SAGE, the mammoth computer-based AIr Defense system that was implemented between 1953 and 1958. Most recent articles about this system can't resist making comments about **the system being motivated by Red-Scare hysteria** or **the SAGE operators just itching to launch a nuclear-tipped anti-aircraft missile," to mention just two examples.

Last, First, MI said...

Watch out David Foster! Mark is going to claim that you are me! He is motivated by "Red-State-Scare Hysteria, a sad condition that manifests itself in those suffering the tragic, crippling effects of BDS.

Meanwhile, Mark sputters and pops, spittle leaking down his chin as he ramps up for another tantrum. Or he could address my challenge regarding his political ilk's fondness for killing babies in the womb and out of the womb, first as an advancement for the sickening racist practice of eugenics, then as an expression of "women's rights", while never addressing the rights of females destroyed with saline, forceps or this latest ghoulish murderer, Gosnel, and his handy dandy scissors. I remember the leftist weenies and their pseudoseizures when they thought Romney had cut some kid's hair in school. Oh, the outrage! But cut some little black girl up with some shears and that's not a haircut, it's a woman's "right"!

More like a rite of sacrifice for the morally corrupt left, It's also a pretty lucrative business, if you enjoy that kind of bloodsport. Right, Mark?

mark said...

equitus,
David Foster seems intelligent. No worries about confusing him with you.

Last, First, MI said...

Last, First, MI - "Why does the left embrace the racist, genocidal policies of Margaret Sanger?"

Mark - "I don't know who David Foster is but I'd have his baby.'

Last, First, MI - "?!"

Mark - "Really? Do you actually expect me to explain why I have no morals when I'd rather give David Foster a tongue bath than make an inept attempt to explain why I am nothing more than a left wing bootlick?"

Last, First,"Well, yes, Mark. I would think that if you feel so strongly about something, you would not hesitate to stand up for your beliefs. You might even want to explain why it is that you think the quaint idea of a nuclear family is outmoded in the face of a state supported single parent model, or even better, a government funded abortion mill alternative."

Mark - "Republicans have launched a war on women!"

Last, First, MI - "Calm down, Mark. Take a breath and tell us why you think the left has ignored the national tragedy of abortion mills and the likes of Kermit Gosnel."

Mark - (Swooning) "David Foster is dreamy."

mark said...

equitus,
I'm not playing your silly games. But please continue with your lies and rants. You're representing conservatives so aptly.

Last, First, MI said...

Mark,

If only abortion was a "silly game", Mark.

Millions of human beings have been killed in this illiberal rite. Your inability to hold your side up in a debate is no surprise but your refusal to even make the effort shows shows that your viewpoint is indefensible. It shows that even you, a socialist bootlick, knows that when a man like Barack Obama steadfastly advocates "partial birth" abortions, it cheapens the value of life for us all because if we cannot speak for the most vulnerable of our society, if we are not willing to defend them or even provide medical attention should they survive a failed attempt to kill them, then the left's claim for being the advocate of the "little guy" is nothing more than a cruel, sick fraud.

mark said...

equitus,

While I'm against partial birth abortion, I am for a women's right to choose. It's not an easy issue at all, and one I've given a lot of thought to.
Judging by your superficial comments and fake outrage on a host of issues, I doubt you really care about the issue beyond it's political use.

Last, First, MI said...

Mark,

Why are you against partial birth abortion?

mark said...

equitus,
Re-read your absurd posts on this thread, and then ask yourself if you deserve a thoughtful answer.

Last, First, MI said...

Mark,

Well let's see if your even capable of one ["a thoughtful answer"]or if you would rather oontinue with your characteristically feeble attempts to elude a debate.

Why are you against partial birth abortion?

mark said...

equitus,
There is no feeble attempt to elude a debate. I'm telling you point blank that you are not worthy of a serious reply. You've gone from accusing me of enjoying abortion as a "bloodsport" to asking a supposedly serious question about a very difficult subject. Are you kidding me?
You've thrown around words like "fascist", "rapist" and "pedophile", and made a mockery of the Constitution with your Menendez meltdown. Re-read you pathetic little response to me regarding David Foster. No shame?
I did make one mistake: I said you were embarrassing your fellow republicans. But they've had ample opportunity to distance themselves from you. For whatever reason, they've chosen not to.

Last, First, MI said...

Mark,

For someone that comes here to seek attention rather than debate, how is it that in your life, you've found that delivering insults is the only way to get others to pay attention to you?

I have to ask that question because it would seem that you are unable to admit that you cannot square your support for abortion.

Oh, by the way, I'm not a Republican or Equitus. Continuing to address me as such is a little strange and somewhat presumptive.

mark said...

equitus,
I'll simply let people judge who/what you are by quoting your response to me for writing that D.F seemed intelligent:

Last, First, MI - "Why does the left embrace the racist, genocidal policies of Margaret Sanger?"

Mark - "I don't know who David Foster is but I'd have his baby.'

Last, First, MI - "?!"

Mark - "Really? Do you actually expect me to explain why I have no morals when I'd rather give David Foster a tongue bath than make an inept attempt to explain why I am nothing more than a left wing bootlick?"

Last, First,"Well, yes, Mark. I would think that if you feel so strongly about something, you would not hesitate to stand up for your beliefs. You might even want to explain why it is that you think the quaint idea of a nuclear family is outmoded in the face of a state supported single parent model, or even better, a government funded abortion mill alternative."

Mark - "Republicans have launched a war on women!"

Last, First, MI - "Calm down, Mark. Take a breath and tell us why you think the left has ignored the national tragedy of abortion mills and the likes of Kermit Gosnel."

Mark - (Swooning) "David Foster is dreamy."

Last, First, MI said...

Mark,

While quoting me is admirable and a huge upgrade for you, even my own words cannot cover for the fact that you have none of your own to offer when it comes to defending the sacred cow of the modern American spin on liberalism: "choice". Yes, "choice", that glorious euphemism for infanticide on the fly. Certainly there's nothing quite so magnanimous than exercising "choice" in the face (and in utero) of the helpless that have no say for their own lives, let alone their futures.

Mark, you should bring the facts to the table and tell us all, in your enlightenment, why you support "choice", but draw the line at partial birth abortion. Why shouldn't you?

And once again, I'm not your fantasy boogie man, Equitus, I'm Last, First, MI.

Last, First, MI said...

Mark,

Still nothing from you about your support for abortion up to the point of a partial birth homicide....

mark said...

Last, First, MI said...
Mark,
Identities? Identify ANY Democrat that has demanded that Bob Menendez, child prostitute customer and Democratic Party Senator from New Jersey, step aside and cooperate fully with the current FBI investigation.10:37 AM

equitus said...

My question, again: Identify ANY Democrat that has demanded that Bob Menendez, child prostitute customer and Democratic Party Senator from New Jersey, step aside and cooperate fully with the current FBI investigation.
1:31 AM
equitus said...
mark, it's only in your head that I've created a new identity.

mark said...

equitus,
I suspect from your bizarre, nonsensical posts (Menendez, abortion as bloodsport, "tongue-baths", etc.) and your 3:00/4:00 a.m. posts, that you may be mentally unbalanced. No, I'm not saying that insomnia is a mental-health disorder, but you have a bit of mania to your posts.

I think the re-post above does prove you and lfm are the same. You've never explained how, if you merely plagiarized lfm's post, the words "My question, again" got there. You clearly claimed the "question" as your own.

equitus said...

I will tell you again. I thought LFM's question was apt, and I did the cut/paste "again" thing to mess with your mind a bit. Little did I know your mind was such a fragile thing. The one upside of my ill-conceived stunt was to expose in the starkest way your feeble conception of "proof" and "evidence" - which goes a long way to explain why you hold the political beliefs that you do.

If by now you haven't been able to discern huge differences between LFM's comments and mine - in style, length, timing, and even spelling - then you clearly have little capacity for critical thinking. But I'll give you a tad more credit than that, mark. I think there's a good chance you know already, but that you're using this as an excuse to avoid engaging in any discussion of issues. (Not to mention a chance to insult and denigrate, your most favorite forms of discourse.)

In short, everyone who reads these comments including our host Betsy, but excluding you, knows the truth. Take a moment now to reflect just how your misguided obsession comes across to a newcomer. Are you capable of self-awareness?

And then, maybe after all, you find within you the ability to engage meaningfully again.