Daily Archives: June 11th, 2007 «

 

Advice on the transition from boyhood to manhood

Posted by: ST on June 11, 2007 at 11:12 pm » 2 Comments

Make sure to read W. Thomas Smith, Jr.’s advice column for his nephew Michael, who just graduated from high school and will be beginning college and Naval ROTC soon. Timeless, priceless words – words that every young man should hear, read, and heed as he takes his first steps towards adulthood and responsibility. Heck – […]

 

“Tear down this wall” almost didn’t make it into famous Reagan speech

Posted by: ST on June 11, 2007 at 10:02 pm » 10 Comments

Today is the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Gipper’s famous “tear down this wall!” speech. The Washington Times reports that line almost didn’t make it into the speech: SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Top administration officials said the speech was all wrong. Too provocative, said the National Security Council. Too tough, said the State […]

 

Workplace intolerance

Posted by: ST on June 11, 2007 at 8:05 pm » 3 Comments

Considering the title of this post, you might be thinking that the what is about to be discussed is some type of intolerance in the work place to gays or black people. Not so: The words “natural family,” “marriage” and “union of a man and a woman” can be punished as “hate speech” in government […]

 

Fourth Circuit rules against Bush admin in enemy combatant case

Posted by: ST on June 11, 2007 at 6:42 pm » 3 Comments

The NYT gleefully reports that the Fourth Circuit has decided against the Bush administration in a case about a Qatar man accused of being a sleeper agent for Al Qaeda, who was declared an enemy combatant here in the US: In a stinging rejection of one of the Bush administration’s central assertions about the scope […]

 

Monday open thread

Posted by: ST on June 11, 2007 at 4:27 pm » 5 Comments

… be back later tonight.

 

Those Bush tax cuts sure killed the economy, didn’t they?

Posted by: ST on June 11, 2007 at 10:32 am » 3 Comments

Headline from the NYT: States Finding Fiscal Surprise: A Cash Surplus. It’s Bush’s fault!