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Harbingers

Forerunners of things to come...

Moral cowardice and face-saving capitulations

Full disclosure: according to the standard news media narrative, I'm what you call a right-wing extremist. Not only do I believe in downsizing government. Not only do I believe government has no business funding abortion (Planned non-Parenthood) or left-wing propaganda (the CPB) or government dominated health-care (the PPACA, popularly — or, depending on your perspective, notoriously — known as Obamacare). I actually believe our country is in danger of losing its soul over these and similar issues. So, naturally, I'm not in favor of "compromise" over these issues that are, as far as the Democrats are concerned, essential to preserve in the budget. The question is, do the Republicans have the moral clarity to insist on the so-called budget riders being a part of any continuing resolution or FY 2011 budget resolution?

The Pitiful Patter of PETA

The GLBTQI (note the extra letter, recently added — see LGBTQI) folks have their own GLBTQI-friendly translation of the bible. (See, for example, Good News for Modern Gays, by Sylvia Pennington.) Now PETA wants to get into the act and inform translation committees that they should remove the species-ist references in the bible.

The Progressive's Dream

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins…

[From Rudyard Kipling's 1919 poem "The Gods of the Copybook Headings"]

[With apologies to William Shakespeare:]

The ACLU's eugenic origins?

Sheila Liaugminas, at MercatorNet, questions the "ACLU’s communist connection?" Thanks to the work of Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of history at the spunky Grove City College, several documents from the 1920s have uncovered the ACLU founders' fascination with the Soviet Union, with a focus on that empire's unexpected success with advancing the practice of abortion.

America's Debt Dilemma

I've posted several times on the topic of our growing national debt and accelerating deficits. I've taken note of the fact that the Social Security Trust Fund is empty, apart from the government equivalent of IOUs. I've pointed to the U.S. Debt Clock, which identifies an incredible unfulfillable debt obligation that arises from members of the Baby Boom Generation entering retirement and our declining population of productively employed citizens. Still, it seems, our voting population remains in deep denial about the impossibility of fulfilling our promises to the soon-to-be-retired. See, for example, "Deficit Denial, American-Style."

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