Tipping Points

April 9, 2006

The Big Day

Filed under: Middle East,Politics,Uncategorized — thricearmed @ 4:02 pm

Today, April 9th, is Iraqi Liberation Day. Sic Semper Tyrannis.

April 3, 2006

Unlimited, Indeed

Filed under: Uncategorized — thricearmed @ 4:23 pm

The British newspaper Guardian's online version, Guardian Unlimited, ran a story today titled "A Dangerous Lust for Power." In it, they bring up the concern that Britain's constitution is unwritten. They, of course, simply use it to attack Tony Blair, but it struck me as an interesting reflection on the truth of Montesquieu's assertion that:

[the love of equality and one's country] is the spring which sets the republican government in motion, as honor is the spring which gives motion to monarchy.

Back in the old days, they didn't need a written constitution, because honor was still one of the main springs in the societal clock. Now, as they shed the last vestiges of monarchy and move towards socialism (societally), they also shed honor as a primary motivator. There will probably never again be in England a "charge of the light brigade." Everyone is just too sensible.

But there is a worrisome part to Montesquieu's assertion, and that is that love of equality and of one's country, what he calls political virtue, is dangerously lacking in American society. Whether the lack of political virtue is a symptom or a cause of change towards a lower form of government, I do not know. However, it would seem that within the next hundred years or so we are heading towards a great shift in political thought. I pray that it will be an upwards one.

April 2, 2006

In Other News…

Filed under: Democrats,Politics,Uncategorized — thricearmed @ 9:04 am

Napoleon is still dead and Dem leaders still start with "st" and rhyme with cupid.

Yes, that's right, Democrat is a misspelling, it should be spelled like mormon without the second "m." 

Look at all of the awards. It makes me sick to the stomach that anyone of the same species as Reagan, Churchill, Washington, and Lincoln could be so idiotic.

March 30, 2006

Don’t Forget North Korea

Filed under: North Korea,War — thricearmed @ 5:05 pm

In all the excitement of the possibility of being blown up by Iranians, Americans seem to have forgotten about the possibility of being blown up by North Koreans. Just something to think about.

Jill Carroll has been FREED!

Filed under: Middle East,Terrorism — thricearmed @ 4:59 pm

Jill Carroll, an American journalist working in the Middle East, was kidnapped and held by a terrorist organization that threatened to kill her. However, for some reason, they have released her, and she is more or less undamaged.

(Hat tip: Michelle Malkin)

March 16, 2006

An Army of Polyglot Davids is Requested

Filed under: Uncategorized — thricearmed @ 8:38 pm

We underlings of the blogosphere have recieved a request from Queen Michelle Malkin. It is for people to translate the thousands of pages of documents siezed from the Taliban and from Saddam Hussein, now open to the public thanks to Congressmen Santorum and Hoekstra. Those who can read Arabic are well-suited to the task, of course, but non-Arabic speakers can use Almisbar, as long as they know the alefbet. Forward all translations to Malkin, with the subject line containing the word “translation.”

March 7, 2006

So There, EU!

Filed under: Uncategorized — thricearmed @ 8:24 am

Gitmo prisoners don’t want to leave! Oh, the looks on the faces of those UN and EU members who wanted us to shut it down because it was a “torture” camp!

February 28, 2006

Manifsto Against Islamism!

Filed under: Islam — thricearmed @ 9:28 pm

Michelle Malkin is on it. You can add my name any time you want, guys.

Even a Stopped Clock is Right Twice a Day

Filed under: Democrats,Middle East — thricearmed @ 9:13 pm

The UAE port deal is one of the few issues that I happen to agree on with the Liberals. You’ll notice that I say “happen to,” not simply “agree with.” The reason I say that is that the Dems are merely against it because Bush proposed it and also because they are anti-everything. Eventually, if you disagree with everything a politician does, you’ll be right about something. So it’s important to not use the old ad hominem fallacy of assuming “The Democrats are crazy. The Democrats are against X policy. Therefore, we should be for C policy.”

Having said that, we must also be careful not to necessarily take what any politician, Republican or Democrat, says at face value. Almost all politicians, even the most honest, have some enemies whom they would happily destroy politically. You don’t get to thetop anymore by being super-honest, sorry to say.

 

Sorry if my posting schedule is a little erratic. It will be until school lets out, and will probably come in spurts on the weekends even then.

It’s Cox and Forkum Day!

Filed under: Cartoons,Democrats,Middle East,Politics,Terrorism — thricearmed @ 9:08 pm

On the spur of the moment, I have decided to put up a few C&F cartoons from their archives. Enjoy!

 

P.S. Look at the date on each cartoon. I think C&F must be clairvoyant or something.

 July, 2004

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 June, 2004

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 December, 2003

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November, 2003 

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