New Journalism Order

Emotional Rather blasts 'new journalism order'
Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather said Monday that there is a climate of fear running through newsrooms stronger than he has ever seen in his more than four-decade career.

Might it be well-deserved?
"They were willing to speak truth to power," Rather said

...while choking back tears. But "speaking truth" until recently went only in one direction: from former hippies to The Establishment. But Dan Rather cries when people confront him with the truth about his untruthful and biased "news" "reporting".

We've made another first down, folks. We're moving the chains.


A Bushian Laboratory

A Bushian Laboratory - New York Times "Bush proposed an Urban Homestead Act, which will draw enterprising people to the area, giving them an opportunity to own property so long as they're willing to work with private agencies to put up their own homes. He proposed individual job training accounts, so much of the rebuilding work can be done by former residents. Children who have left flooded areas will find themselves in a proto-school-choice program, with education dollars strapped to each individual child."


First Down for the Majority

Senate Kills Bid for Katrina Commission
"Reid has instead vowed that any bid by Republican leaders to establish a special bipartisan committee involving lawmakers from both House and Senate will go forward only if Democrats have equal represention."

This is good news:
- the democrats are realizing they're the minority,
- they have to whine about representation means the Republicans are being effective,
- and the democrats blatant power wrangling is bare for all to see. And we'll taunt them with it later, betcha by golly.


Hurricane exposes issues of class, race. And the faith of journalists.

USATODAY.com - Hurricane exposes issues of class, race: "But lawlessness is the inevitable companion of mass poverty, and a threat to civil order should have been anticipated."

Wrong. A guy called Blackeagle got it right: "Mass poverty is the inevitable consequence of lawlessness."

In a much broader context than just the hurricane: It's atheistic communists who faithfully believe that unbalanced economics is bad, and "equal" income distribution is good.
But Judism and Christianity state that immorality is bad and righteousness is good.
So who ya' gonna believe -- Marx or the Creator of the Universe?

Environmentalism as a Religion -- About Bush!

Jonah Goldberg: Voodoo meteorology
: "Environmentalists, it seems, need their own Book of Job. Because, as it stands right now, Mother Nature's ways are not mysterious, but entirely contingent on the output of fossil fuels. And, ironically enough, all of their hopes lie in George W. Bush. Which sounds just a bit like their version of Satan worship."

Hmmm... Jonah's idea has red meat on those bones.
President Bush's opponents counter-intuitively _worship_ him. How?
- They expect Him to know everything
- They expect Him to do everything perfectly
- They organize their life around their feelings for Him
- They plead with Him to listen to their wishes, but
- They get diswraught when He doesn't