Miscellaneous thoughts and ramblings
Friday, September 05, 2008
Pacifists can't stop war
The link read, "Radio Host says pacifists couldn't stop Auschwitz." I knew it had to be Dennis Prager. At a gathering for Jewish Republicans at the convention, he spoke about what seems to me to be utterly uncontroversial: if the pacifists urging the US to stay our of WWII had been heeded, Auschwitz would not have been liberated. How is this a provactive statement?
Here's what one unnamed critic, quoted in the article, had to say:
“The Holocaust is a unique episode in world history and is an issue that should not be used for contrast and comparison with other political or nonpolitical events,” he said. “I think it lessens the memory of those who were murdered in the Holocaust.”
If that's true, then we'd better stop invoking the Holocaust when advocating for end to genocide in, say, Darfur.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
"As I've said on numerous occasions"
Whenever Obama begins a sentence with "as I've said on numerous occasions" or something similar, prepare to hear something he's never said before that thoroughly contradicts the things he has said before.
Palin needed to hit it big last night, and she delivered. Her speech started slowly, and built up steam. By the end, I was simply wowed. Her ability to communicate reminded me of Ronald Reagan's. Great pick.
Now, getting back to the subliminal aspects of these speeches, was that Old Faithful erupting on the big screen behind her at right about the climax of her speech?
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Honestly, I don't print a lot of email. No need too, of course. Maybe a travel itinerary so I can take it along.
But I think I'm going to start printing every message I receive that includes a boilerplate note telling me to consider my "environmental responsibility before printing this message."
Monday, September 01, 2008