Saturday, September 30, 2006

Bruggie Tales

re: an Australian homeschooling family's blog...

TheDenverChannel.com - Irresistible Headlines - Toddler's Survival Alone In Woods Called Miracle

re: "ALVARADO, Texas -- For three days, 2½-year-old Kevin Brown's chubby bare feet took him through acres of rugged pastures of grass taller than his head and around ponds where bobcats and coyotes roam..."...

The Common Room : Children and Shakespeare

re: taking children to see Shakespeare (and a three-year-old's triumph)...

The Daily Star - Opinion Articles - Saying goodbye to your grandfather's Arab world

re: a different, and more upbeat, look at changing views in the Middle East, especially among the rising generation, from an English-language paper based there...

hat tip: Real Clear Politics

RealClearPolitics - Articles - The Dark View of Islam and the American Street

re: Thomas Lifson, with a theater-based illustration of the global fight...

RealClearPolitics - Articles - What We Are Up Against

re: Ed Koch on Islamists, and Chavez, and the UN, and more...

VDH's Private Papers::Islamic Fascism 101

re: Victor Davis Hanson on why there should be no apologies for the use of “Islamic fascism”...

FIRST THINGS: On the Square

re: Richard John Neuhaus corrects an article's claim of what he said about radical Muslims, and goes on to discuss the jihadists and the threat they pose. References Mary Habeck’s Knowing the Enemy (Yale) and Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower (Knopf)....

FIRST THINGS: On the Square

re: Ryan T. Anderson writes on embryonic stem cell research, and gives us The Parable of the Good Soccer Mom to illustrate a few points...

Karen Edmisten: The abortion milieu

re: those who are pro-choice because they can't face the idea they or a friend or family member is capable of killing, therefore it wasn't killing...

Stones Cry Out: A Story of Forgiveness from Africa

re: healing in the aftermath of war and slavery...

Stones Cry Out: Sanitizing the Veggies

re: Veggie Tales on television isn't going to be the same product as on the videos...

Stones Cry Out: The Calm Before the (Next) Storm

re: UN peacekeepers in Lebanon are only allowed to do what they are asked to do by the Lebanese Army, which apparently isn't authorizing them to do much (if anything)...

TheDenverChannel.com - News - Community Says Goodbye To Emily Keyes

re: update on Bailey, Colorado...

Bakercityherald.com: The mountains get him first, but hunter finally gets his goat

re: Jayson Jacoby recounts the saga of Gary Martin's goat hunt - an ordeal that included collapsing from altitude sickness up in the Elkhorns and his truck breaking down in John Day, and other problems...

Heather Mac Donald’s Conservative Crack-Up by Joseph M. Knippenberg

re: from August 2006, a skeptic tries to appeal for a big tent in conservatism, but does so without seeming to understand the religious people she wants to sit next to, or natural law, or ...

Betsy's Page: Charter schools are part of the American tradition

re: Betsy pulls excerpts from "How Much is Tuition?": Charter Schools Defined by Terrence Moore (Ashbrook Center editorial, September 2006)...

Friday, September 29, 2006

Global South Anglican

re: "This website is both a news site and a theological forum for issues of concern to Global South Provinces. Apart from official releases, the views of contributors here do not necessary represent that of the GSA Steering Committee..."...

Archbishop John Chew: Some Points of Clarification on the Kigali Meeting and Communique

re: "Clarifications from the Hon. Secretary of the Global South in light of the Sept. 24 Statement by Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane (Cape Town) regarding the Kigali Communique..."...

AAC Commends Bold Kigali Communiqué Issued by Global South Primates

re: "Global South Primates pledged bold intervention to address the crisis within the Anglican Communion at their meeting Sept. 19-22, 2006 in Kigali, Rwanda..."...

La Shawn Barber’s Corner » Black Homeschooling on the Rise

re: it's not a matter of 'the rich' but of intact families (and there's a difference between married people with children and unmarried people with children)...

OpinionJournal - Outside the Box: What Do You Know?

re: Pete du Pont looks at a recent survey, which finds college students sadly uneducated in American history and constitutional understanding...

TheDenverChannel.com - News - Plane Carrying 140 People Missing After Collision

re: airliner disappeared over Amazon jungle, after colliding with an executive jet (which landed safely). The airliner took off from Manaus, a jungle city about 1,800 miles northwest of Rio de Janeiro....

Jonah Goldberg on Iraq on National Review Online

re: if it weren't for Iraq, terrorists would find another excuse of the day. "...If you live your life calculating that it’s a mistake to do anything that might prompt murderers and savages to act like murderers and savages, you’ve basically decided to live under their thumb and surrender your civilization in the process..."...

TheDenverChannel.com - News - School Gunman Leaves Rambling Suicide Note

re: updates on the Bailey school hostage investigation (various links)...

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Mexican drug gangs take root in S. Oregon

re: organized crime increasing in Oregon, much of it with foreign ties...

Danielle Bean: Humiliation: Now Available in a Convenient 6-Pack

re: on being carded when you're obviously over 21 (and the clerk blowing a chance to be charming)...

Here in the Bonny Glen: Unearthed: The Notebooks

re: Melissa was at the hospital with her cancer-stricken daughter, when the book deal came through...

Brandywine Books: German Opera Cancelled Due to Outrage Forecast

re: Phil Wade has a different take on the cancellation of a German opera because of fears it might offend Muslims...

The Anchoress » Our instincts serve us well…

re: on the benefits of only having one television in the house, and not watching it very much. Also, "...In our house supper was (and remains) the one time of the day when brakes were applied to everyone’s own busy concerns, and we checked in with each other..."...

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

FIRST THINGS: On the Square

re: Jordan Hylden reports on various bits of good news for Anglican conservatives...

FIRST THINGS: On the Square

re: Robert T. Miller patiently explains the Catholic moral doctrine on abortion, as well as "a confusion regarding two different kinds of moral norms recognized in Catholic moral theology"...

Writing and Living: You Don't Know the Half of It

re: nice story about a bad day...

BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Clinton gives glimpse of the future

re: 'analysis' of Tony Blair's possible future, but with the focus on Bill Clinton (what's that saying about the Clintons being able to suck all the air out of a room?)...

ESPN.com - GOLF - Rosaforte: Nelson was more than a good golfer

re: a nice tribute to Byron Nelson from Tim Rosaforte of GolfDigest.com...

Mozart sacrificed to Muslims | The World | The Australian

re: "...For fear of Muslim anger, the bosses of the world-renowned Deutsche Oper in Berlin have cancelled performances of Mozart's Idomeneo..."...

TheDenverChannel.com - Entertainment - Mama Lisa? Mona Lisa May Have Been Pregnant

re: researchers have been doing detailed scans of the painting, and, among other things,
"Thanks to laser scanning, we were able to uncover the very fine gauze veil Mona Lisa was wearing on her dress. This was something typical for either soon-to-be or new mothers at the time," Michel Menu, research director of the French Museums' Center for Research and Restoration, said Wednesday on LCI television....

TheDenverChannel.com - News - Thousands Pay Tribute Slain Officer

re: Mike Thomas, apparently killed at random, will be missed...

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

OpinionJournal - Federation: Regime Change

re: a stinging, disapproving review of Bruce Ackerman's book The Failure of the Founding Fathers, plus a discussion of why the Electoral College has merit...

Dallas Morning News | Golf legend Nelson dies

re: Byron Nelson has died at age 94...

hat tip: Brothers Judd

RealClearPolitics - Articles - What Did the NIE Really Say?

re: some points to consider about the partisan leak and the New York Time's handling of it...

In From the Cold: When an Expert's Not an Expert

re: Dr. William Gray is the go-to guy on hurricane season prediction, but his views on global warming are shunned by the media...

The Pioneer > The Pope is not alone

re: the Pope's recent observations about Muslims and violence are similar to what Mahatma Gandhi said in 1926, and what other religious leaders of today are saying...

hat tip: The Alliance Alert (September 26, 2006)

Soccer Dad: Blogging notes

re: links, and a discussion on 'what sort of blogger are you?'...

Monday, September 25, 2006

The Idaho Statesman - Harris Ranch resident wins fight over political signs

re: fighting for the right to have a political sign in your own front yard...

Bakercityherald.com: Unlearn what you think you know about the Plains Indians

re: "Michael Bad Hand Terry wants people to unlearn much of what they know about American Plains Indians..."...

Cafe Hayek: Bastiat vs. Krugman

re: what reformers do when they begin to destroy the individual...

Corpus Christi, TX - KRISTV.COM - U.S. happily untouched by hurricanes so far, but season not over

re: surprisingly mild hurricane season so far is from a combination of several factors, including a shift eastward of the "Bermuda High" that's steering hurricanes away from American shores, El Nino winds that tear storms apart, and cooler ocean temps...

OpinionJournal - The Chosen People on the Sceptered Isle

re: Naomi Schaeffer Riley writes about the history of Jews in England, the 350th anniversary of the resettlement of Jews in England, and converses with John Gross, a former editor of the Times Literary Supplement and author of the memoir Double Thread (2002)...

Radical conversion

re: the Orange County Register is running a three-part feature on a family that has gone in three generations from a Jewish man known for his humanitarianism to a grandson aligned with al-Qaida...

hat tip: Cheat-Seeking Missiles (content warning: website not always family-friendly)

Friday, September 22, 2006

How Joseph Ratzinger sees Islam

re: "Pope Benedict's record shows that he wants dialogue with the Islamic world - not about theology but about basic human values and freedoms..."... (Via Robert.)

Expat Yank: Compared to what it was before

re: comparing Iraq today to Europe following WWII or the security situation in South Africa, which has had longer to establish democracy...

Captain's Quarters: Edsall's Retirement

re: "Hugh Hewitt has a fascinating interview posted with Thomas Edsall, who recently retired from the Washington Post and most recently held the position of senior political writer. Edsall has a new book in the stores, Building Red America, as well as new gigs at the Columbia School of Journalism and the center-left The New Republic. Edsall discusses politics and the media in a surprisingly forthright way, at one point asserting that Hugh underestimates the ratio of Democrats to Republicans in newsroom across America..."...

Captain's Quarters: Let's Give It A Rest

re: another call to put the pre-9/11 past behind us, and let it slip into history while we concentrate on what we do from here...

One Hand Clapping » Linkagery

re: various links, many with Iraq or Afghan connections...

OpinionJournal - Wonder Land: Can We Talk?

re: "Who says the world lacks leaders? After again expressing his "respect" for Islam, Pope Benedict XVI at his weekly Vatican audience two days ago moved one of his knights forward on the global chessboard of Islamic politics..."...

Exultate Justi: Of short-term memories, and shorter attention spans

re: another 9/11 anniversary post worth archiving...

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Joust The Facts: Eligible Receivers

re: another 'I just want to be treated like an illegal alien' post...

Expat Yank: The UN and a film will do it?

re: today is supposedly "Peace Day"...

Jen Robinson's Book Page: Literacy Day: September 18th

re: includes, among other things, the news that "...Central Florida's One Book One Community literacy campaign has selected the book Mr. Popper's Penguins for the 2007 community reading program..."...

How to treat our current crop of enemies « Bookworm Room

re: why the Gandhi mode of non-violent resistance only works if you're up against something like the England of Gandhi's day...

Plighting Their Troth—or Whatever - Prison Fellowship

re: modern secular weddings that are "style over substance." Includes references to the books To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife by Caitlin Flanagan (Little, Brown, and Company, 2006), and Marriage Savers (Word Publishing, 1995) by Michael McManus...

Amtrak - Hot Deals

re: weekly deals, online booking only; plus advertised specials (for instance, kids ride free on the Auto Train, deal expires Sept. 30; or, travel in groups of three to six and get discounts in the Northeast if purchased by Dec. 11)...

ENEMIES - Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper

re: excerpts from the book "Enemies: How America's Foes Steal Our Vital Secrets -- And How We Let It Happen" (Crown Forum), by Bill Gertz, defense and national security reporter for The Washington Times...

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A Constrained Vision: Stupid application questions redux

re: Katie provides a good comeback to her university's repeated request for her ethnic origin...

BrothersJudd Blog: NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S PEACEKEEPERS

re: Canadian forces take on, take out, Taliban forces in Afghanistan. Big time....

Joee Blogs - a Catholic Londoner

re: medical student blog, with pictures of recent Muslim demonstrations outside Westminster Cathedral...

hat tip: Expat Yank

The Editors on Federal Election Integrity Act on National Review Online

re: "The next time you buy something at the mall with your credit card, you may well have to show a photo ID first. So why not when you vote? This is the question the House will take up today when it considers HR 4844, the Federal Election Integrity Act. It would introduce two modest and commonsensical regulations. First, that a person provide proof of U.S. citizenship when registering to vote. Second, that a person show some form of photo identification at the ballot box..."...

Kathryn Jean Lopez: Nippin’ Away at Abortion

re: the risque show Nip/Tuck had a character refuse to abort a disabled baby in the season premiere...

Nightly Business Report . THE GREEN OPTION | PBS

re: three-part series on ethanol's potential, pros, cons. Has links to transcripts and videos, plus several external sites...

Phi Beta Cons: Let's Try It Again

re: Mark Bauerlein notes that Princeton is expanding its black studies program bigtime. And calls this addressing the most profound challenge facing America...

ABC News: First Female Space Tourist Arrives at Space Station

re: Anousheh Ansari spent $20 million for her dream trip into space, and seems to be enjoying it...

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Cafe Hayek: Frugal Google

re: the founders of Google are setting up a for-profit philanthropy...

Cafe Hayek: Costly Regulation: The Case of Gasoline

re: a scholarly paper looking at gasoline markets in the United States...

Brandywine Books: Garrison Keillor to Open Bookstore in St. Paul

re: the humorist plans to open a bookstore Nov. 1. (Comments so far worth a giggle.)...

Archbishop Yong Ping Chung of South East Asia Visits Canada

re: Orthodox Anglicans working together...

Diocese of Quincy Special Synod Approves Alternative Primatial Oversight Request

re: another diocese unwilling to accept the current Episcopalian leadership...

David French on Military Service on National Review Online

re: why he left a law career and joined the United States Army Reserve, four and a half years after 9/11...

Monday, September 18, 2006

FIRST THINGS: On the Square

re: Richard John Neuhaus on the book Artificial Happiness: The Dark Side of the New Happy Class, by Ronald Dworkin...

FIRST THINGS: On the Square

re: Richard John Neuhaus on the Pope and Islam, what he said recently (and before that), more. Includes recommendation for Mary Habeck’s book, Knowing the Enemy...

TIME.com: A Mother's Choice -- Sep. 25, 2006 -- Page 1

re: looking at 'safe haven' laws which allow mothers to abandon their newborns at approved locations without penalty. California lawmakers have passed a bill extending the grace period there, and it is on the governor's desk...

hat tip: The Alliance Alert (Sept. 18, 2006)

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Popular Mechanics - Healing Hardwood: Turn Your Wood Floor Into A Showpiece

re: care and refinishing of a hardwood floor (care tips include what not to do or use that might ruin refinishing efforts later)...

The View From The Foothills » Determination Day

re: good point about September 11...

Saturday, September 16, 2006

A Gracious Home » Bits and Pieces - September 15, 2006

re: links on homemaking, simple living, finding the words to worship songs, activities for children...

Friday, September 15, 2006

No Left Turns : Bob Casey on the common good

re: Joseph Knippenberg takes a look at what Bob Casey says about reducing abortions, and notices that, among other things, there's no mention of personal responsibility...

SFO Mom: How Did I Miss This?

re: recommendation of a G.K. Chesterton book on St. Francis of Assisi...

The Anchoress » Oriana and Rosie - two women of the left

re: essay on Oriana Fallaci, with round-up of other coverage. (Content warning.)...

Discovering the Weight of Glory

re: 1998 book review of The Taste for the Other: The Social and Ethical Thought of C. S. Lewis by Gilbert Meilaender, with a mention of Kathryn Lindskoog’s C. S. Lewis: Mere Christian...

Making the Modern World - Home comforts

re: the changes in the kitchen as it went from food prep center to the heart of the home, from the domain of employees to that of the housewife, from a place to be endured to one to be enjoyed...

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Cafeteria Is Closed: Antiabortion clinics & ultrasound

re: pregnancy clinics setting up near where women are seeking abortions, saving babies with sonograms...

The Cafeteria Is Closed: Thoughts on Pope Benedict

re: not getting what was expected, but something better...

Known Issues for Blogger in Beta

re: blog covering the new version of Blogger, still in Beta...

An Unexpected Visitor: Kimberly Dozier - Couric & Co

re: update on correspondent who was hit by an IED in Iraq last Memorial Day...

Iraq is Al Qaeda’s Vietnam « Bookworm Room

re: Ralph Peters has a different perspective on the Iraq war...

Scientists Remove Hunley's Rear Hatch - Examiner.com

re: "CHARLESTON, S.C. - Scientists on Tuesday removed the rear hatch on the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, although the work won't immediately remove the questions surrounding the sinking of the sub in 1864..."...

La Shawn Barber: Corrupt black leadership and culture of failure impede black progress - Examiner.com

re: review of Juan Williams's book, “Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America — and What We Can Do About It.”...

hat tip: Betsy's Page

OpinionJournal - Featured Article: Solidarity

re: Christopher Hitchens takes a contrarian view of most 9/11 commemorations, but agrees that the foe must be fought...

Monday, September 11, 2006

9/11 - Five Years Later: Murdoc Online

re: astonishing aerial photo of tower collapse, plus link to Wizbang 9/11 round-up...

OpinionJournal - Featured Article: Jack Bauer Insurance

re: "...The Washington Post reported yesterday that more CIA counterterrorism officers are signing up for private insurance that would pay for civil judgments and legal costs if they are sued or charged with a crime..."...

OpinionJournal - Best of the Web Today

re: James Taranto, whose office overlooks Ground Zero, writes about coming to work today...

JOLLYBLOGGER: The Christian Faith in Wartime

re: drawing on C.S. Lewis's "Life has never been normal" essay while writing about 9/11...

LIBERTAS » Crucial Scene in Path to 9/11 Edited/Butchered for Political Content

re: someone who saw the unbowdlerized "The Path to 9/11" takes about some of the changes made...

LIBERTAS » Realism Vs Reality

re: why do modern movies, even ones about 9/11, have trouble portraying heroes?...

hat tip: Lars Walker

TheDenverChannel.com - News - Ghost Town For Sale Near Breckenridge

re: Dry Gulch to go to highest bidder next weekend...

USATODAY.com - Travel slump after 9/11 slowed spread of influenza, study shows

re: after seeing the impact flight restrictions had on the 2001-2002 flu season, some people think it might be justifiable to restrict air travel at the start of a pandemic...

Many people have written about 9/11 today... | Redstate

re: Moe Lane links to a YouTube clip of British guard band playing the Star-Spangled Banner after 9/11...

Seraphic Secret: Not a Tragedy

re: the difference between tragedy and atrocity, with 9/11 as an example...

neo-neocon: Looking at 9/11, half a decade later

re: what feels different, now versus then...

neo-neocon: 9/11: the watershed

re: her reactions to the news (repost)...

Some Have Hats: "Not quite as nice of a day..."

re: a 9/11 then and now essay, well done...

Sunday, September 10, 2006

FIRST THINGS: On the Square

re: Richard John Neuhaus writes a wonderful 'what I did on my summer vacation' post, with observations on Canadian politics thrown in for good measure...

FIRST THINGS: On the Square

re: Joseph Bottum writes a lengthy post on James Farl Powers, aka J.F. Powers, acclaimed as a great Catholic author in his day, but largely faded from sight now...

FIRST THINGS: On the Square

re: Richard John Neuhaus writes about various books, religion, reason, philosophy, word games, Karl Barth's argument that Christianity isn't a religion, more...

Here in the Bonny Glen: Poetry Friday: Anne Bradstreet

re: "The Author to Her Book" - an oldie but goodie about author's remorse...

No Left Turns : Leonard Levy, RIP

re: a tribute to a historian and teacher, dead at the age of 83...

No Left Turns Archive: Democrats and religion yet again again again

re: a new website for Christian Democrats (United States version)...

neo-neocon: The Dread Pirate Bin Laden

re: a history of piracy and the laws against it...

OpinionJournal - Federation: The Long Twilight Struggle

re: Patrick J. Garrity takes a look at the books and views of "John Lewis Gaddis, widely regarded as the dean of American Cold War historians"...

Brandywine Books: Asking the Devil for the Lowdown

re: Phil Wade shares lessons from Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Young Goodman Brown" (with an assist from C.S. Lewis). Has a link to online text of story...

Showing Favor to Ungodliness - Prison Fellowship

re: T.M. Moore commentary, "...the Church’s indifference toward, even scorn for, the Law of God is the primary source of America’s continuing moral slippage..."...

Captain's Quarters: MEMRI Shows Muslim Coverage of 9/11 And Its Aftermath

re: 43-minute documentary by the Middle East Media Research Institute, hosted by Ron Silver, on coverage and analysis of 9/11 in the Muslim world. Also, a link to a CBS site with unedited clips of 9/11 coverage...

Can't Stop Reading

re: book review of Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow, by Faiza Guene, YA fiction about Arabs living in the projects in the suburbs of Paris... (via Saturday Review of Books)

Joust The Facts: From The Medical Mailbag - 9/8/06 ...

re: Giacomo is experimenting with running the occasional medical, medical economics, or medical legislative post...

Faith Lifts

re: new blog (via Created for HIS Glory)

Florida county plans futuristic incinerator - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper

re: St. Lucie County thinks it's found a win-win way to get rid of trash...

New college program brings Saudis to U.S. - The Washington Times

re: Garance Burke of the Associated Press reports "Thousands of students from Saudi Arabia are enrolling on college campuses across the United States this semester under a new educational exchange program brokered by President Bush and Saudi King Abdullah..."

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Melanie Phillips’s Diary » The Labour party goes mad

re: from Sept. 5, a look at fevered attempts to boot Tony Blair, etc.,...

Weekly Standard: "Winning Right"

re: Matthew Continetti says Ed Gillespie's book, Winning Right: Campaign Politics and Conservative Policies, is a must-read for political junkies. He also provides some nice stories from it...

Carrie Lukas on Motherhood on National Review Online

re: taking on a critic who misses the boat on her own book and that of another author (Caitlin Flanagan’s To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife, and Lukas' The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism)...

Photios: Kiev Schools to Teach Christianity

re: a Christian ethics course is being introduced in some public schools in Ukraine...

Wittingshire: Guest Blog: In Memory of Steve Irwin

re: remembering trips to the Australian zoo, etc...

hat tip: The Paragraph Farmer

Book Moot: Snip Snap! What's That?

re: a recommended read-aloud book, good for groups of kids...

Snapshot: No Second Chance

re: book review of No Second Chance, plus a request to leave a comment on "What genre or author do you read for pure, mindless, entertainment?"...

Hobbits8 » Blog Archive » The Importance of Interest in Learning

re: worthwhile quote from Study is Hard Work by William H. Armstrong...

hat tip: Semicolon

Mental multivitamin: On the nightstand

re: quick looks at a number of books, many of them unknown to me. I especially want to look up Learning to Bow by Bruce Feiler...

hat tip: Semicolon

Five Years On: How Sept. 11 Changed the World | NEWS | Deutsche Welle | 04.09.2006

re: Deutsche Welle, the European news agency, has a special 9/11 anniversary section...

FOXNews.com - Amazon Launches Its Own Movie, TV Download Service

re: various new ways of getting movies and television shows...

Writing, Clear and Simple - Notebook

re: blog to check out (for possible addition to links list)...

hat tip: PalmTree Pundit

Michael Medved: Dem's Disgrace on 9/11 Miniseries

re: Medved's actually screened the embattled mini-series, and weighs in. He also notes that the producers have suffered personal attacks, including death threats and publication of their home addresses...

GOOD NEWS - Hope for the Family

re: the Catholic Family Expo, 16 years strong in the US, and likely to spread to Europe in coming years...

Captain's Quarters: Blogger In Fight For His Life

re: Canada threatening to deport ex-Muslim to Pakistan...

Captain's Quarters: Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory

re: from a couple of days ago, some commentary on the Path to 9/11 ABC versus Democrats mess...

Friday, September 08, 2006

Teenagers and Cars -- A View Into the World of Youth

re: the book Fast Cars, Cool Rides: The Accelerating World of Youth and Their Cars by Amy L. Best of George Mason University, published by New York University Press...

The Alternatives -- God or Nothing

re: extended David Bentley Hart quote, which includes "...modern culture is nothing but the wasteland from which the gods have departed..."...

Albert Mohler

re: some Albert Mohler posts I want to check out when I've got more time...

The Criminalizing of Christianity in Great Britain
The Collapse of Religious Liberty in Great Britain?
When Tolerance Doesn't Mean Toleration
Hey -- When Did Pinocchio Become a Muslim?

MercatorNet: Child-free and losing it

re: trends associated with low birthrates (both cause and effect)...

No Gay “Marriage” or Adoption says French Presidential Hopeful Sarközy

re: "...He has also called for a revisiting of the 1905 law mandating absolute separation of Church and state saying that French youth have no values..."...

Magic Statistics » Children should be taught “benefits of abortion”

re: UK policy wonks want to teach the pro-abortion view to pre-teens...

Pro-Abortion Advocates Vandalize Catholic Church Pro-Life Display :: Abortion :: ProLifeBlogs

re: anti-war grafitti applied to church wall plus a female symbol over an anti-abortion sign in one swoop of vandalism in South Dakota...

BrothersJudd Blog: RAISING THE QUESTION, BUT NOT THE STANDARD (via mc):

re: Orrin Judd notes the doctors who are distressed about how the finding of mental awareness in a so-called 'vegetative' state seem to be arguing that to take this into consideration will only make decisions harder. As he says, this sounds like arguing to err on the side of murder...

Cafe Hayek: More On the Full, Reality-Based Science of Global-Warming Regulation

re: Reason has just launched a new online feature called Reason Roundtable. The inaugural issue features essays on global warming...

Cafe Hayek: A Primer on Standard of Living and Cost of Living

re: some of what we're up against when we try to compare then versus now...

open book: Wheelie Catholic

re: Amy points out a blog by a disabled Catholic...

LILEKS (James) :: the Bleat

re: wide range of topics - good service, pessimists in newscasting, the idea of the eternal adolescent strain in American culture, resetting the clock, more. (Some borderline language, as usual with Lileks.) I especially like his idea of resetting the clock...

hat tip: Dean Barnett at the Townhall Blog

Townhall.com::Jumping the gun on stem cells in Missouri::By Jonathan Garthwaite

re: does a proposes constitutional amendment in Missouri limit embryonic stem cell research, or encourage it? The fine print is disturbing, Jonathan Garthwaite says...

Comment is free: How should we treat PVS patients?

re: The Guardian Unlimited has thrown the matter open for discussion...

Woman In Vegetative State Communicated Through Her Thoughts

re: another article on the 'vegetative' woman whose brain responded normally to suggestions, also with a reluctance to believe it necessarily means anything. Has link to abstract.

ABC News: Woman in Vegetative State Shows Ability to Imagine

re: woman deemed 'vegetative' shows similar brain function as volunteers asked to imagine doing something. The article mischaracterizes Terri Schiavo's condition, and isn't otherwise pro-life, but takes the slant that

...the promise of this research is that it provides a new way to "test" which patients are in a vegetative state and which patients may actually be conscious and aware of the world around them.

"This paper says that in certain cases, we are going to miss things, and here's a tool that may make the picture clearer," said Dr. Nicholas Schiff, a neurology professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York."

OpinionJournal - Peggy Noonan: "I Just Called to Say I Love You"

re: the sounds of 9/11...

hat tip: Bookworm Room

Brandywine Books: Legal, moral and low-fat

re: Lars Walker on "Joylessness is an easy sin to ignore..." and more...

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Ray Berwick

re: imdb filmography for animal trainer Ray Berwick...

TV ACRES: Birds - Cockatoos - Fred (Baretta)

re: another animal star trained by Ray Berwick...

Newsmaker of the Week: Tippi Hedren

re: March 2005 interview on wildlife preserves, etc., with mention of her time in movies and comments about animal trainer Ray Berwick...

OpinionJournal - Best of the Web Today

re: due process at Gitmo, use of tough interrogation (not torture), Nancy Pelosi's odd (and historically iffy) comparison of World War II versus the present war, more...

RIP, Pied Piper of Saipan « Bookworm Room

re: tribute to Guy Gabaldon, who single-handedly talked about 800 Japanese into surrendering...

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Moms for Modesty band together

re: mothers petition retailers not to sexualize their daughters...

hat tip: Shannon

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Seasonal Soundings: On our screen this summer

re: DVDs they've enjoyed...

Townhall.com::Blog:The Obligatory Katie Post: A Milestone For Women's Rights?

re: Mary Katharine Ham takes on those who think that women need to watch Katie Couric's debut on CBS as anchor just because she's a woman. (I'm with Ham on this one.)...

Townhall.com::Not a Live and Let Live Movement Any More::By Jennifer Roback Morse

re: using government to bash religious schools and others...

Ramesh Ponnuru on Jonathan Rauch & Party of Death on National Review Online

re: a recent New York Times review "...faulted my book for allegedly not having addressed topics that it did, in fact, address..."...

ADF Center for Academic Freedom: Georgetown University: What's NOT at Stake

re: the banning of certain student groups isn't Catholic versus Protestant, it's an attempt to ban those who take the Bible seriously...

Monday, September 04, 2006

Historical perspective [This Dynamic Earth, USGS]

re: plate tectonics and continental drift, etc...

Welcome to the PLANTS Database | USDA PLANTS

re: "...standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories..."...

Writer Beware Blog (A.C. Crispin and Victoria Strauss)

re: watching for scams in the publishing industry...

hat tip: Faith in Fiction blog

Saturday, September 02, 2006

MotherReader: Transformed

re: book review of Transformed: How Everyday Things Are Made, by Bill Slavin...

Cheat Seeking Missiles: Europe Raising Security Levels

re: satirical look at Europe's response (or lack thereof) to the jihad against them... (via Bookworm.)

Friday, September 01, 2006

HolyCoast.com: This Illegal Immigrant Protest Brought To You by Miller Beer

re: Miller Brewing Company is helping promote a march in favor of illegal immigrants???...

End of an Affair

re: Washington Post editorial noting that the person most responsible for Valerie Plame's troubles (such as they are) is her husband, Joe Wilson, with his false charges...

Semicolon: Book-Spotting #18

re: links to book-related posts...

OpinionJournal - "A Chance of Faith"

re: David Aikman starts with the forced 'conversions' of Fox News correspondent Steve Centanni and cameraman Olaf Wiig, and goes from there into a discussion of how unusual religious conversions are in most of the world (America being a notable exception)...

OpinionJournal - Leisure & Arts: 'It's News to Me'

re: Peter Kann book review of Edward Kosner's journalistic memoir, with side notes on the decline of journalism during Kosner's career...