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March 22, 2006, 5:55 pm Andrew Sullivan posts on a disturbing poll indicating that U.S. Christians generally favor torturing suspected terrorists. Catholics, it turns out, are most hospitible to the idea:
December 7, 2005 By Fran Quigley Make a Difference Your support helps the ACLU defend religious freedom and a broad range of civil liberties. Give Now />When the angry phone calls and emails started arriving at the office, I knew the holiday season was upon us.
Right Wing Myths Exposed: The Red-Blue Myth, The Liberal Media Myth, the Myth of the Homosexual Lifesyle (a work in progress)Right-Wing Myths Exposed (a work in progress) In a now-infamous opinion piece titled "America at War", Andrew Sullivan wrote on 09/16/01: The terrorists have done the rest. The middle part of the country - the great red zone that voted for Bush - is clearly ready for war. The decadent left in its enclaves on the coasts is not dead - and may well mount a fifth column.
A source of mild entertainment amid the financial carnage has been watching libertarians scurry to explain how the financial crisis is the result of too much government intervention, not too little. One line of argument casts as villain the Community Reinvestment Act, which prevents banks from "redlining" minority neighborhoods as not creditworthy. Another theory blames Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for subsidizing and securitizing mortgages with an implicit government guarantee.
Saturday, December 9, 2006 When radio host Jerry Klein suggested that all Muslims in the United States should be identified with a crescent-shape tattoo,"the switchboard went from empty to totally jammed within minutes." Some callers agreed with Klein, one saying that, "Not only do you tattoo them in the middle of their forehead but you ship them out of this country ... they are here to kill us." Another caller added that America should, "set up encampments like during World War Two with the Japanese and Germans" At the end of the show Klein revealed that that it had been staged as a hoax. "I can't believe any of you are sick enough to have agreed for one second with anything I said," he told his AM 630 WMAL audience which covers Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland
Where there's water, life is possible. True, it may be very difficult and very hard to live, depending, but anyone who's driven, hiked, or camped in the American South West will have noticed that cities and ranches crop up where there's surface water or where there's been a well dug. Within the state of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado, there are deserts, mesas, mountains, and forests where normally people never or rarely visit; not-so-secret places where there's water, access to a road within a day's hike, and where a fairly rugged individual may hide while remaining basically healthy, marginally well fed, and reasonably sane. In this section I'll look at two such environments, neither of which I would recommend, but one of which I'd suggest is a reasonable way to live in basic health while either on the run, hiding out from the law, old girl friends, the draft for an illegal war , putative wives and such.
AP/Matt Rourke The last image found in Matt Rourke’s camera before he was hauled off. ( Click here for larger photo .) Matt Rourke isn't a lefty media star like Democracy Now's Amy Goodman. The AP photographer's Monday arrest didn't provoke paroxysms of online outrage; there was no sympathy-generating video as in Goodman's case. Unmobbed by interview requests, Rourke quietly returned to work Tuesday after being let out of jail at 2:30 that morning. But Rourke's story is in some ways more outrageous and more amazing than Goodman's seizure.
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