Things to read 11.02.05
La Shawn Barber linked to this article by Derrick Z. Jackson in The Boston Globe. She is also right in expanding on it just a bit that all children would benefit from turning off the TV. In todays global market we all need to be smarter and work harder than ever. La Shawn has other links as well to related stories.
Hugh Hewitt eviscerated Bob Ray Sanders yesterday on the radio. He is a fish wrap columnist for the Fort Worth Star Telegraph I could not believe my ears as he continually asserted that several candidates on President Bush's short list for the SCOTUS would be more comfortable in white robes than black! Hugh tried several times to get the race baiter to name names but he of course refused. Is this guy main stream enough for my fellow libs to be concerned about?
Please please please go to the Mudville gazette right now (GO Air Force Team!) and donate to Project Valour-It which is run by Soldiers Angels. These guys are fantastic. This is your chance to put your money where your mouth is and support our men and women who have paid dear price for our freedoms.
Project Valour-It is dedicated to providing voice-controlled software and laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations at major military medical centers. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone, our wounded heroes are able to send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the 'Net, do on-line banking and communicate with buddies still in the field without having to press a key or move a mouse. This can be instrumental in their recovery and help eliviate frustrations an injured soldier may endure.
Memorandum has a take on todays story in The Washington Times.
Black Democratic leaders in Maryland say that racially tinged attacks against Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele in his bid for the U.S. Senate are fair because he is a conservative Republican. Such attacks against the first black man to win a statewide election in Maryland include pelting him with Oreo cookies during a campaign appearance, calling him an "Uncle Tom" and depicting him as a black-faced minstrel on a liberal Web log.
The blackface photo is on Michelle Malkin's site. left-wing bigot blogger Steve Gilliard originally ran this on his site until conservative bloggers blew the whistle. Michelle has lots of links to other folks commenting on this story and related items. I don't know if Ironic or Hypocritical is the correct word. My blog has been up for about a week and I have already been labled a racist.
Jihad Watch has this on riots ongoing in Paris in their sixth straight night:
Gangs of stone-throwing youths clashed with police and torched 180 cars overnight in several towns north and west of Paris in an escalation of dusk-to-dawn violence that has raged since last Thursday following the death of two teenagers in the northeast suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois. of looting burning cars and buildings rocks thrown through windows.
Who wants to lay odds France becomes the next islamic theocracy long before Iraq?