Sunday, April 03, 2005

Best Of Homespun Bloggers April 3rd, 2005

I Was Thinking

Take heed, a letter to Putin with love.

Mr Vladimir Putin,

Recently you have come under fire for the rollback of freedoms in your proud nation. Your people have a lot to be proud of. Your army is feared the world around. Your men and women are intelligent, they excel at every academic pursuit they tackle. Your winters are the stuff of which nightmares are made. Your people have spent centuries taming one of the worlds most stunning topographies, it may not be done yet, but they will accomplish it. Your people have many strengths, many virtues, as well as the integrity, and guile to be great. In short, when the bear roars, the world gives pause and wonders who has drawn it ire.


The sky is now - most assuredly - falling

I am guessing that the scientists who backed the recently released report that argues "almost two thirds of the natural machinery that supports like on Earth is being degraded" are not familiar with Julian Simonÿs work. Those who might be tempted to fall prey to this latest bit of Malthusian fear mongering would do well to acquaint yourselves with Simon's writing.

Folks, Malthus was wrong. Learn to live with it.

If youÿre unwilling to consider Simonÿs writings, you could try to read the writings of an openly gay, self-admittedly ´Left-wing, worried, former Greenpeace member. If heÿs gay, left-wing and has purchased Greenpeace memberships, he canÿt be wrong now can he?

Pope John Paul II - An Appreciation

He is perhaps the last of the giants of the twentieth century. His was an era of greatness, or at least of men and women who achieved great things. With his passing, which appears imminent, we will have lost someone who helped make the world a better place.



Well, it looks like Sandy Berger did it after all:

[W]ASHINGTON, March 31 - Samuel R. Berger, a national security adviser to President Bill Clinton, has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge and give up his security clearance for three years for removing classified material from a government archive, the Justice Department and associates of Mr. Berger's said Thursday.
Carpe Bonum

Legal changes -- Terri's Law?

Because of the circumstances, Carpe Bonum's coverage of the Terri Schiavo case has been one-sided. But now I thought I'd lay out what I think of the right-to-die question, and what changes I think need to be made to avoid tragedies similar to Terri's in the future.

Weapon of Mass Distraction

Death Penalty Tossed Over Bible Verses

The Colorado Supreme Court threw out the death sentence of a convicted rapist and murderer because some of the jurors consulted the Bible for guidance. Why not? It's not like God had anything to do with our laws against killing each other. And from now on, instead of being sworn in on a Bible, all witnesses in Colorado courts will “pinky-swear” to tell the truth.