Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Homespun Best Of For August 28th and September 4th

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Make September 11th a “National Day of Service”

Gary Sinise (LT Dan of "Forrest Gump" and star of "CSI: New York") has sent out a call to all Americans to help recognize September 11th in a most human and patriotic way - make 9-11 a National Day of Service.

In case you don't already know it, Mr. Sinise is nothing like his narcissistic Hollywood contemporaries. He, along with Laura Hillenbrand (author of "Sea Biscuit") launched an excellent program in March 2004 called Operation Iraqi Children which is a program that enables Americans to send School Supply Kits to Iraqi children, which is distributed by American Soldiers on the ground in Iraq. (I am proud to say that I contributed an original T-Shirt design for that effort, which Mr. Sinise used, along with funding by my old shipmate and his friend Mike Burress, to gain contributions for OIC).

Now, Gary is at it again. Here is his message:


Like I said

Just like I said in a recent comment here, the Cindy Sheehan brigade is
being headed up by a bunch of burnt out hippies ... Joan Baez people
JOAN bloody BAEZ!!!


Limits To Free Speech And Assembly

I am absolutely disgusted by how amazingly egregiously this crosses the line of Free Speech:

Washington (CNSNews.com) - The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the current home of hundreds of wounded veterans from the war in Iraq, has been the target of weekly anti-war demonstrations since March. The protesters hold signs that read "Maimed for Lies" and "Enlist here and die for Halliburton."
Shame on these bastards and shame on the DC Police Department for issuing them permits to protest.

The Southern Conservative

The SouthCon True Hollywood Story

Canadian Actress Margot Kidder immerged from her neighbor's bushes this week, long enough to become a US citizen. Kidder said that she became a citizen because she was afraid that she'd be deported because she opposes the war in Iraq. Kidder is best known for three days she spent missing in 1996, only to be found hiding in her neighbor's back yard, claiming that the CIA was following her. For it's part, the CIA denied Kidder's claims, stating that they were too busy rounding up and deporting people who opposed US government policies to spend their time stalking
unemployed actresses.

Grizzly Mama

Amanda has a question

I don't know that there is an answer to her question in her entry titled Longing and Denial. It is about people suffering with infertility. Longing for a baby and never having that need fulfilled. The question asks, 'Why won't more young women give their babies away, rather than killing them?' I wonder this same thing. We have suffered through infertility and were blessed with a baby after much anxiety, years of heartbreak, dollars spent, testing endured and anger.


Now it was Reaganÿs fault?

In a June article, Joseph Bast, from the Heartland Institute, predicted that there was going to be a serious upheaval in the political scene in the next decade. In fact, he predicted the election of a Libertarian President by 2016.

The Southern Conservative

Getting Science Off It's Butt

I've believed for some time now that some scientists are in such a rush to harvest embryonic stem cells for research mostly because they like new technology and new potential, not because they really believe the primrose promises they make us. From my point of view, two recent medical advances seem to support my belief.