Monday open thread

Posted by: ST on January 22, 2007 at 3:22 pm

Here ya go.

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  1. Marshall Art says:

    *Ahem*

    Da Bearss Da Bearss Da Bearss Da Bearss Da Bearss

  2. PCD says:

    ST, how about an update on the Duke Lacrosse story? O’Reilly is stiring up the cowardly faculty, and ABOUT TIME SOMEBODY DID SO!

    If anyone wonders what is wrong with the Left, research the conduct of the 88 Duke professors. When they could bully people with their letters and flunking students in retaliation for all their, the professors’, prejudices, they did, but now when it is time to be held accountable for their mistakes and improper actions, the Duke 88 are running from the public.

  3. Great White Rat says:

    Arrived last night in the SF Bay area to spend the next two weeks. Now I have to get up at 5am to listen to the KSFO morning show. ::grumble::

  4. sanity says:

    No open thread today, yet, so I will place these interesting things here……

    On Climate / Global Warming:
    ‘Scientist’ Group’s Funding Comes with Liberal ‘Strings Attached'”

    On Racial Bigotry:
    Black Caucus: Whites Not Allowed.

    Freshman Rep. Stephen I. Cohen, D-Tenn., is not joining the Congressional Black Caucus after several current and former members made it clear that a white lawmaker was not welcome.

    On Jimmy Carter:
    The Question of Carter’s Cash: In which our reporter follows the money

    Did Jimmy Carter do it for the money? That’s the question making the rounds about Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, an anti-Israeli screed recently written by the ex-president whose Carter Center has accepted millions in Arab funding.

    Even in Carter’s long history of post-presidential grandstanding, this book sets fresh standards of irresponsibility. Purporting to give a balanced view of the Palestinian–Israeli conflict, Carter effectively shrugs off such highly germane matters as Palestinian terrorism. The hypocrisies are boundless, and include adoring praise of the deeply oppressive, religiously intolerant Saudi regime side by side with condemnations of democratic Israel. In one section, typical of the book’s entire approach, Carter includes a “Historical Chronology” from Biblical times to 2006, in which he dwells on events surrounding his 1978 Camp David Accords but omits the Holocaust. Kenneth W. Stein, the founder of the Carter Center’s Middle East program, resigned last month to protest the book, describing it in a letter to Fox News as “replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments.” As this article goes to press, more protest resignations, this time from the Carter Center’s board of councilors, appear to be in the works.

    Read the rest at the above link….

    So much to talk about……

  5. Great White Rat says:

    In keeping with sanity’s Jimmy Carter topic, one of the heroes of Carter, Cindy Sheehan, and the rest of the American left is moving even further to quash freedom:

    Chavez enforces ‘revolution’ in arts

    This will come as no surprise to anyone except our gullible left wing:

    Mercedes Elena Gonzalez, a painter, says Chavez has no business using art as a tool of his revolution.

    “Art does not have to be elite, but the way he sees it is (as) revolutionary art. It is like what was done in Russia during the revolution,” she says.

    These days, Gonzalez says, most artists looking to show their works in Venezuela’s museums need to have demonstrated that they are sympathetic with the government.

    At some museums, local artists’ works hang next to masterworks. “We used to be the envy of Latin America in terms of the quality of our museums,” says Miguel Miguel, an art curator. “Today, it’s grand populism, a grand confusion and mediocrity.”

    Chavez has ordered Radio Caracas Television, the country’s oldest TV station, off the air once its license expires in May. The station has a weekly show that lampoons politicians — including Chavez.

    He says turning RCT’s frequency over to a “community” station will help democratize the airwaves.