Monday, December 19, 2005

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