July 27, 2008 — Assigned Reading

The Case of Expelled Embed
(FROM: American Thinker) I am not a fan of the embedded journalist, not so much because I believe that journalists shouldn’t be with our fighting men and women in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond, but rather because I do not believe any longer in actual journalists. The reporter in question, Josiah Miller, seems to have some obsession with the bloody consequences of war, and was tossed from the theater for posting grisly images of dead Marines on his Web blog. Of course, images of blood and gore cannot be ignored–as it is war, after all–but (1) from a cursory look at his work, he looked dementedly obsessed, and (2) under no circumstances should he be publicizing photographs of dead United States Marines. “Treason” is defined in part as “aiding and/or providing comfort to the enemy,” and the deplorable act of publishing such photographs is not only tasteless, but treasonous as well.

Top Ten Things that Creep Me Out about Obama
(FROM: Rightwing Nuthouse) With a name like “Rightwing Nuthouse,” the source of this story needs to be vetted a bit before it becomes a reliable, everyday source for Assigned Reading at America’s Right. Still, when it comes to this particular piece, I love it. I don’t quite know if he “creeps me out,” such as I get creeped out by tofurkey or that pederass that falsely admitted to loving and murdering JonBenet Ramsey, but as a living, breathing, working American, he absolutely scares the bejeezus out of me. I am not one to say that life, as we know it, will cease upon Obama’s election–I think there’s a good chance it could be 1992 all over again, and if the GOP finds a candidate in 2012 stronger than Bob Dole was in 1996, we could have Congress and the White House after four long years–but I will admit that the closest I’d like him to get to the Oval Office is a flat tire next to the Pennsylvania Avenue exit on I-95.

Foreclosures More Than Double in Second Quarter

(FROM: CNS News) Perhaps, if the government would get out of the way and let the consequences for speculation and bad loans happen, this housing and credit crisis could run its course sooner rather than later. We’ve got to realize that things are cyclical, and the cyclical nature of the economy needs breathing room.

Rebel With a Cause: Bobby Jindal’s Spiritual Journey
(FROM: The Wall Street Journal) Meet the man who, in my opinion, may hold the key to the prosperity and perpetuity of the conservative movement in America. Bobby Jindal. Every time I hear him speak, I find myself applauding (sometimes out loud!). I always want to hear more from him, and I find it refreshing that such a young man is so enthusiastic about this nation. While this piece is solely regarding his religious transformation, I encourage each and every one of you to watch the following video about Jindal, the Second Amendment, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and afterward seek out every interview with him that you can. The man is amazing and, while I will be happy if he is not on a ticket with John McCain, I sincerely hope that he will be on one in 2012, should McCain fail this November.

Bush Should Strip Sanctuary Cities of Federal Funds
(FROM: Human Events) Michael Reagan is right. Normally, I’m a staunch federalist, against any sort of federal involvement in state issues. Here, however, this is an issue of city-sanctioned lawlessness, the municipality-induced overt disregard of federal law. There must be consequences for it, and if the federal government was willing to withhold highway funds from any state that refused to deem 21 as the age of majority, it should be able to withhold funds from cities which spit in the face of United States immigration law.



  1. Joe Jeronimo says:

    Wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year !

  2. Hi, I have been lurking on your blog for a few weeks. I like this article and your whole website! Keep writing!

  3. You made a good point, but have you really thought about how it’d affect other people? I’m not saying you are wrong, I just want to identify that there is more than 1 side to this story.

  4. Jack Jeter says:

    Came clueless, left worried. Thanks for the post.

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