March 2005
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“It is with great sadness that it’s been reported to us that Terri Schiavo has passed away.”

–Paul O’Donnell, spokesman for the Schindlers

Useless Idiots

Val Prieto points us to this eating establishment:

Cuban Revolution is much more than a place to find great food at a great price with great atmosphere. We honor the revolutionary spirit of individuals who struggle against tyranny and oppression, fight big government and corporate greed, while giving their lives in the fight against injustice [...]

Living in a Persistent Vegetative State: Does Terri Schiavo Feel Pain?

CNN has a link to an article about whether people in persistent vegetative states feel pain:

“Patients in a persistent vegetative state like Terri Schiavo are a subgroup who suffer severe anoxic brain injury and progress to a state of wakefulness without awareness…Patients in a persistent vegetative state do not feel pain, nor do they [...]

Photo of the Week

Questions raised by a probe of the U.N. oil-for-food program for Iraq may have given critics more ammunition against the world body, even though Secretary-General Kofi Annan was cleared of corrupt practices.

A report Tuesday from an inquiry conducted by Paul Volcker, a former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman, found no evidence that Annan [...]

Liberal Groupthink in Academia at Epidemic Proportions

From Ace, we learn that a new study finds that the left-liberal stranglehold on academia is far stronger than originally thought:

By their own description, 72 percent of those teaching at American universities and colleges are liberal and 15 percent are conservative, says the study being published this week. The imbalance is almost as striking [...]

Academic Freedom, Part X

I subscribe to many academic list-servs, and this is one article from it. It’s about an anthropology professor who is accused of making derogatory statements in class:

CSU professor’s ouster urged Tenured instructor accused of making offensive remarks

By Joe Garner, Rocky Mountain News March 11, 2005

Some faculty and students at Colorado State University-Pueblo [...]

Johnnie Cochran Dead at 67

I didn’t realize he was that old or that sick, but the famed lawyer Johnnie Cochran is dead at age 67:

“Cochran died of a brain disorder in Los Angeles, said law partner Randy McMurray. “Certainly, Johnnie’s career will be noted as one marked by celebrity cases and clientele,” his family said in a statement. [...]

The Big Lie

On March 29, 2002, a Palestinian homicide bomber murdered 29 Israeli civilians as they sat celebrating Passover. Dozens were horribly injured.

The next day, Israel responded by sending teams of IDF soldiers into the terrorist-held city of Jenin to clear out the terrorist infrastructure. It could have been done with air strikes and fuel-air bombs. [...]

A Bad Political Issue

Power Line’s John Hinderaker summarizes the issues behind the “GOP Talking Points Memo” that has been circulated in the mainstream media and blogosphere:

The full text of the memo was finally reported on March 21, when ABC News posted online “an exact, full copy of the document.” ABC headlined the story, “GOP Talking Points on [...]

Not Quite

Dean Esmay talks about how Jews see Christians in this post. He encapsulates it fairly accurately, but the part I have a problem with is here:

On Shabbat after 9/11 (the evening of Friday, September 14th 2001, and the morning of Saturday September 15 2001), in synagogues all across America–Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox–while there was [...]

Turkish Anti-Semitism Watch

Guess what the best-selling book is in Turkey now?

It’s “Mein Kampf.”

The popularity of Adolf Hitler’s book, filled with anti-Jewish diatribes and dreams of world domination, is puzzling some Turks. Does it reflect rising anti-Semitic or anti-Western sentiment in Muslim Turkey? Or anger over Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians and the war in [...]


“People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun’s out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within.”

–Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Greatest Hits

This month marks the second year of blogging for me; first, I started the blog “Gun-Toting, Carnivorous Jew,” which then evolved into the group blog you’re reading now. To celebrate this anniversary, I’m listing The Waterglass’s Greatest Hits: posts that have been noteworthy because of lively discussion, humor value, or general importance to culture and/or [...]

Photo of the Week

Been traveling and meeting family, of late. Photos of Joshua’s nuptials may be forthcoming if I can A) get some, and B) get permission from those in them to post them on-line. So instead, we’ll do something more topical:

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. – After losing two consecutive appeals in federal court, Terri Schiavo’s parents [...]

Limited Posting

Posts from the more prolific Waterglass Bloggers will be limited for the next few days, while they do things like meet up and attend Joshua’s wedding. Regular posting should resume Wednesday.

Oh, and a big shout out to Jill.

David Waterglass Admin