Sources Contend Edwards Fathered ‘Love Child’
(FROM: WorldNetDaily) I have no doubt whatsoever that the child is his. The guy is a scumbag, a liar, a trial attorney who gives trial attorneys a bad name. I also have no doubt that America is seeing this man for what he truly is, going on camera and justifying his affair by saying stuff like, “well, I was fooling around with the other woman while my wife’s cancer was in remission.” Furthermore, I have no doubt that the mainstream media sat on this story back in the fall of 2007 when the National Enquirer first broke it NOT to protect John Edwards, but to protect Barack Obama — Edwards was spoiler for Hillary Clinton, and derailing his campaign might have put Clinton over the top for the Democratic party nomination. Regardless, someone should have told Edwards that pulling out only works in presidential primaries.
Fly, Tigers: A Georgian Opportunity
(FROM: National Review) I had previously heard of Pappy Boyington and his exploits in the early days against Imperial Japan, but hadn’t thought of it with regard to the unfortunate and sticky situation in Georgia. A similar, semi-covert measure is certainly a nice thought, but with the limited resources of the Georgian military and an American free press determined to undermine any and all common sense measures undertaken by the Pentagon in pretty much any theater, I cannot imagine a situation where the same sort of mission would work against Russia today.
Bush and Georgia, from The Wall Street Journal
Leach, Chafee Cross Party Lines, Back Obama
(FROM: Newsmax) Lincoln Chafee? James Leach? Rita Hauser? The democrats can have ‘em. As it is, the GOP needs to return to its conservative roots, and these people–and more like them–are just dead weight.
Democrats ‘Still Don’t Get it’ on Guns
(FROM: CNS News) On a day when the chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas was shot and wounded in his own office, it cannot be more obvious that the American political left do not understand the concept that it takes a person to fire a weapon, that no amount of legislation or regulation will dissuade someone who wants to do harm. Criminals inherently do not abide by the law; whether the gun used in today’s Arkansas shooting was legally obtained is not the issue — the issue is that, gun or not, a person determined to do harm to another will find a way to do it. I keep coming back to Philadelphia, where a young Starbucks manager was beaten to death by three teenagers on a subway platform. Just as no gun ban could have stopped his death, no amount of legislation could likely have prevented the Democratic party chairman in Arkansas from getting shot today. Know what could have? A co-worker with a concealed carry permit and a gun of his own on the hip.
Why Safe Kids are Becoming Fat Kids
(FROM: The Wall Street Journal) My two-year-old daughter was having a blast watching some of the olympic gymnastics over the past few days, in some cases up way past her bedtime. Standing on the sofa and mimicking what she saw on the television from half a world away, she would raise her arms over her head, smile, and leap straight up into the air, landing butt-first back down onto the cushion below. “Taa-daaaaa!” she’d exclaim, throwing her hands up in the air again like a 12-year-old Chinese olympic gymnast. As an overprotective father, I was terrified that she was going to get overexcited and fall from the sofa, face-first, to the hardwood floor below. Being a parent is terrifying stuff. Hearing that shrill cry after a bump or bruise startles your child is never easy. Still, kids need to fall. They need to get sick. They need to see blood, feel the sting–ouch!!–of Bactine on a skinned knee. That’s how they build immunity to little illnesses, how they learn that jumping from a high tree branch into a small, shallow sandbox might not be a smart idea. Just like adults, kids need to fail in order to succeed. It’s hard for parents, I know, but our job is to facilitate the transition from failure into success, not prevent the failure in the first place. Such an attitude, such a propensity to coddle our children will have unfortunate but hardly unseen ramifications for years to come, on an individual and even a worldwide level.
Coddling Ourselves into Oblivion, by me.