Monday, December 19, 2005

3 4 New Bloggers


Best Of Homespun Bloggers December 18th, 2005

Uncle Tonoose

NLT's 'It's A Wonderful Life'

Local theatre performs 1940s radio version of Christmas classic about George Bailey and Bedford Falls, N.Y.

Conservative Cat

Confused Americans for Truth - Rioting is Not the Solution to Lawlessness

Racial violence in Sydney, Australia is going into its third day, as police implement security measures to calm things down.

A BBC report lays the blame for the riots on long-term racial tensions between whites and Lebanese immigrants. Those tensions, however, are not racial in origin, but criminal. The rioters feel that Lebanese youth gangs are allowed to harass and assault beachgoers without fear of the police.


Anything to get Christ out of Christmas

The ´war against Christmas¡ rages on. A Wisconsin elementary school has changed the song ´Silent Night¡ to ´Cold in the Night,¡ and secularized the lyrics.
It is odd enough that school administrators were so uncomfortable with contentious and inflamatory lyrics like ´all is calm¡ and ´holy infant, so tender and mild". It is even more odd that while the subject of 'Christ¡ was considered taboo, other themes that were clearly religious or focused on non-Christian traditions were openly welcomed in the school.

The Liberal Wrong Wing

ACLU Skips a Second Amendment

Why is it that the American Civil Liberties Union, a group dedicated to protecting Constitutional rights, rarely commits to the protection of the rights guaranteed in the second amendment of the Constitution? The second amendment, the right to bear arms, is of course amongst the most important clauses in the United States Constitution. It is this Amendment that instills a true power to the people. Without it, our nation could easily descend into a nation in which the government does not acknowledge the genuine will of the people. The right to bear arms is a substantial right which finds itself at the forefront of the ideology of American democracy.

The Redhunter

History Lesson

The Washington Times has a "History Lessons" section on their
editorial page that has become a must-read. From today's edition:

From "Why the U.S. bombed," The Washington Times, Oct.
16, 1998, by National Security Adviser Samuel R. Berger:

"Following the Aug. 7 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and
Tanzania, the United States launched a missile strike against a factory in
Khartoum, Sudan, as well as against terrorist camps in Afghanistan.
Since then, some critics have suggested that we acted precipitously when we
struck the Sudanese Al Shifa plant. But, given what we knew, to not
have acted against that facility would have been the height of

A pet peeve (nonclemature)

10/24/2001 8:26:48 AM This is Amerika. What do you expect other than mass
marketing? Personally, I don't really care, for I see these books as nothing
more than Christian propoganda, anyway. They portray Christianity (the sons and
daughters of Eve) as the "good" and Witchcraft (the sons and daughters of

Monday, December 12, 2005

2 3 4 5 New Bloggers


Best Of Homspun Bloggers December 11th, 2005


Too Funny (War On Christmas)

This is odd. Now, I've been running away or laughing at tales of Christmas Wars this year, because I think the whole thing is silly.

But then, I see this (emphasis added)...

Grizzly Mama

It's official. The studies have now been studied.

Socialization of homeschoolers is no longer an issue.

"Susan McDowell, author of "But What About Socialization? Answering the Perpetual Home Schooling Question: A Review of the Literature,” has researched 24 studies on the socialization of homeschoolers, according to Bristol Herald Courier. "It’s a non-issue today," said McDowell, who earned Ph.D. in educational leadership from Vanderbilt University. "All the research shows children are doing well.""

The Redhunter

Getting Chilly Outside of Walter Reed

Last Friday, Dec 2, was the first really cold night in front of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC.

But although temperatures were low and the wind blowing, spirits were high among the Freepers who showed up to counter the Pinkos.

Every Friday night the radical leftists group Code Pink show up at Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital to hold a war protest. And everytime a crowd of patriots show up to counter them.


Misdirection On Tax Cuts

This happens literally every time I see an article on tax cuts. Here's how the Washington Post puts it:

Mover Mike

Why I Said Murtha Is Right appears we went in half-assed, and then when things turned against us, we want to cut and run. Our credibility is shot. No one, outside the US, believes the US can win a war, especially China and the Asian countries. They believe we bleed, we leave.

Collecting My Thoughts

Unintended Consequences

I ’ve been thinking a lot about unintended consequences after reading about polio epidemics following on the heels of the improved sanitation provided by flush toilets and toilet paper. Most recently, we’ve seen some unintended consequences in connection with Hurricane Katrina from personal and government generosity.

Monday, December 05, 2005

2 3 4 New Bloggers


Best Of Homespun Bloggers December 4th, 2005

Collecting My Thoughts

Wash before and after eating

Wash before and after eating fruits and vegetables. Have you ever tried to prepare a salad following the new guidelines for contaminated food? It appears that fecal matter is traveling with them to the stores, restaurants, and our kitchens. I just washed some mixed salad greens. First I washed my hands for 20 seconds; then I dumped the greens in some sudsy water, rinsed, and put them in a drainer, and ran water over them. By this time, I'd contaminated everything in sight, so I washed my hands again, and wiped down the sink and counter top. Then I laid out some paper towels and dried off the greens, which by this time were looking a bit poorly. Then when I tossed out the paper towels and the plastic bag they came in, I decided I was probably contaminated again, so I washed my hands again. I repacked the greens in 2 bags, and wiped down the counter tops and sink again. No, I don't have OC disorder, but if you don't follow some complicated sanitation guidelines, your first unwashed salad could be your last, or at least send you to the hospital with bad diarrhea.

Righting America >>>

Joe Lieberman says "Our Troops Must Stay!

There are politicians who place their (relatively) insignificant careers above their national calling, and then there is Joe Lieberman - who spoke his conscience (at grave political risk) through the Wall Street Journal after having just returned from his fourth trip to Iraq

Hubs and Spokes

The Heart of the Matter

Prior to Roe v. Wade, questions over the legal and moral
status of abortion were settled in an appropriate manner: through the
political process in the respective legislatures of the 50 states. The
debate was informed by the moral judgment of the citizenry and elected
representatives responded to the desires of their constituents. Roe changed
all that. Suddenly, a medical procedure of (at best) questionable
morality had become a Constitutional right, and the laws of the various
states were invalidated in a most anti-democratic manner. The result was
the end of any reasonable debate over abortion and the start of seemingly
endless social conflict between the pro-life and pro-abortion camps.


Reproductive Choice: The Big Lie

In my daily meanderings across the World Wide Web, I came
across a newspaper article regarding a poll that indicated that increasing
numbers of young women feel that unrestricted abortion should not be
available. That was refreshing, and I am glad to see it, but I took
special notice of a response to that article from a gentleman who is clearly
pro abortion.

Grizzly Mama

High School Diplomas and Homeschoolers in PA.

Although PA is a state with high regulation in regard to homeschoolers - we are lucky in that we have the PHAA - Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accredidation Agency. PHAA's high school diploma is recognized by the PA Department of Education.

Unlike the GED - which many homeschoolers are forced to get in order to attend college or join the military - there is no stigma associated with PHAA's diploma.