Thursday, February 19, 2009

Good Reading and Bad

Two good columns, both on NRO - Thomas Sowell's decrying (again) the waste and ineffectiveness of the 'stimulus' package. He points out how the 1000+ page thing was rushed through Congress in two days and then sat on Obama's desk for three days awaiting his signature.
And - Mona Charen on the NY Times reporting of the trial of the Khmer Rouge terrorist Kaing Guek Eav, noting that the paper didn't mention even once the Communist nature of that lovely regime. She contrasts this with how the Times' never fails to mention the right wing characteristics of say the Pinochet regime.

I saw again the other day the bumper sticker reading "Against Abortion? - Then Don't Have One"
I'm always tempted to write a response over those inane comments, like "Against Slavery? - Then Don't Keep Them" or "Against Murder? - Then Don't Commit One".
I live in a very liberal area, so I'm continually assaulted by these things. They shouldn't bother me, but they do. They're simplistic at best, vulgar and stupid at worst. ("Buck Fush"). Even the seemingly non-controversial, banalities like "Give Peace A Chance" and "Coexist" (in letters made up of religious symbols) are irritating. The implication is that it is us who need to be taught tolerance. Tell it to our enemies, guys!

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