Friday, July 02, 2004

Oh August Body, Defend Amerika’s Freedom

“Recalling the long, drawn out process in the southern state, nine lawmakers, including four blacks and one Hispanic, sent a letter Thursday to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan asking that the international body “ensure free and fair elections in America,” according to a statement issued by Florida representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, who spearheaded the effort.”


“US lawmakers request UN observers for November 2 presidential election.”

Via Drudge.

Posted by John Venlet on 07/02 at 02:44 PM
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Village Idiots

The “common good,” the “global village,” socialistic premises embraced by a very large of percentage of politicians, and the sheeple baaing at their gates, deserve to be overrun. 

David Masten, in a post at Catallarchy, points out a glaring embracement of these concepts, at the expense of the individual, in the book The Cluetrain Manifesto, and shares a personal reflection on why the individual is the key.

“I was not raised by some amorphous village. Really. I was brought into this world by two individuals. No two other individuals could ever replace them. There is no other woman like my mom, and no other man like my father. Other individuals influenced my life, Miss Muster who carefully cultivated my interested in science and science fiction, Mrs. Kosinsky who showed me the censored letters from her husband in communist Poland, Mr Stetler whose “science club” was really only about the practical application of ballistics, my track and cross-country coach Aunt Beth, though she was not the “official” coach, or any of the other individuals who shaped my life. All are individuals, the replacement of any of them with someone else would have made for an entirely different me. I was not raised by some group of faceless villagers.”

David’s post is titled “A Clue-by-Four for The Cluetrain Manifesto.”

Posted by John Venlet on 07/02 at 07:01 AM
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On Evolutionary Findings

The study of evolution consumes many individuals’ time and thoughts.  The evidence in support of Darwin’s theory, depending upon whom you speak with, is either rock solid, or rudimentary at best.  I don’t think the supporting evidence discovered, so far, has definitively provided the answer to the theory’s validity.  I agree with the following statement, uttered by one Fred Spoor, regarding a recently discovered fossil skull, and its place in the evolutionary debate.

“Spoor notes that the paucity of the fossil record means that many conjectures about Homo erectus remain unproven.”

“Petite skull reopens human ancestry debate.”

Also via Drudge.

Posted by John Venlet on 07/02 at 05:27 AM
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So, Will They Call Bill Cosby Uncle Tom?

Bill Cosby was just recently in the news for calling the black community to task, and today, I see he’s made the news again, for the same reason.

“You’ve got to stop beating up your women because you can’t find a job, because you didn’t want to get an education and now you’re (earning) minimum wage,” Cosby said. “You should have thought more of yourself when you were in high school, when you had an opportunity.”

Cosby Has Harsh Words for the Black Community

Is the truth really “harsh,” or just difficult to swallow?

Via Drudge.

UPDATE (07.27.2012): Repaired link to Cosby article which is archived at Free Republic.

Posted by John Venlet on 07/02 at 05:17 AM
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