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Prince Strangelove: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Islam

Thank God we’ve got England’s Prince Charles to set us bigoted Americans straight:

Prince Charles will try to convince President Bush of the merits of Islam this week because he thinks the United States has been too intolerant of the religion since September 11, 2001.

The prince, who leaves tomorrow for an eight-day tour [...]

Intelligent Design Vs. Evolution – Round 2

On Thursday in the Harrisburg Federal Court, one of the school board members who had taken the stand in the Dover School District trial on intelligent design admitted to advocating creationism as a counterbalance to teaching evolution. In this article by MSNBC, it explains how the acknowledgement came about in testimony.

A former school board [...]

Sulu Outs Self

Anyone who listened to the Howard Stern show knew this already:

“George Takei, who as helmsman Sulu steered the Starship Enterprise through three television seasons and six movies, has come out as a homosexual in the current issue of Frontiers, a biweekly Los Angeles magazine covering the gay and lesbian community…

“The world has changed [...]

Miers Out, Libby to be Indicted: Just Another Week in American Politics

Before the Congress could withdraw from Harriet Miers, Harriet Miers withdraws from the Supreme Court nomination. I don’t think most of America really cared, gauging from the polls:

According to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll conducted after the White House announced Miers’ withdrawal: – 42 percent of respondents said they were “pleased” with her decision – [...]

Life Sucks, Buy a Helmet

Peggy Noonan writes:

I think there is an unspoken subtext in our national political culture right now. In fact I think it’s a subtext to our society. I think that a lot of people are carrying around in their heads, unarticulated and even in some cases unnoticed, a sense that the wheels are coming off [...]

Iran’s President: “God willing…we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism”

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, in a speech to thousands of students in Tehran, said, “And God willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism…” Quoting “Ayatollah Khomeini, founder of Iran’s Islamic revolution,” Iran’s president added “that Israel “must be wiped out [...]

Nobody Cares About the Death of Personal Responsibility

The latest Drudge headline reads: FOUR MILLION WITHOUT POWER: DOES ANYBODY CARE? It includes a photo of a heavyset woman with a baby, sitting in a truck cab lit only by an emergency lantern. The article it points to states:

Gov. Jeb Bush took the blame Wednesday for frustrating delays at centers distributing supplies to [...]

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.” — Robert Wilensky

Political Cartoon of the Week

Here is today’s political cartoon of the week:

–By noted political cartoonist I.P. “Ip” Freely.

“The Perfect Cannot Be the Enemy of the Good”: Terminator Endorses Buckeye Redistricting Ballot Measure

Democrats in California oppose a redistricting plan called proposition 77, to be voted on in November, that takes the formation process of political districts from the hands of the legislators to a somewhat independent panel of retired judges. Why care? Because politics at the local level shapes politics at the national level. Republicans in California [...]

Photo of the Week

In this photo, Vice-President Cheney looks quite a bit like Burgess Meredith portraying The Penguin in the 1960′s Batman television show.

Despite that, I hope that between the media furor and partisan bickering, we can actually find out who did what to whom. Or something. At least then we can get on to the [...]

New James Bond Movie: The Man with Sand in His Pussy

Daniel Craig, the newest actor to portray James Bond, may not be able to pull off the role with ease:

Daniel Craig will have a problem playing the new James Bond – because he hates guns.

The actor will wield 007′s famous Walther PPK in the movie Casino Royale.

But he revealed in OK! [...]

RIP, Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks dead at 92.

Mrs. Parks, an active member of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was riding on a city bus Dec. 1, 1955, when a white man demanded her seat.

She refused, despite rules requiring blacks to yield their seats to whites. Two black [...]

What’s With the New York Daily News, Lately?

“He must know that the way he did that, relying on his own judgment and instinct, was not good,” another key adviser said.”

– Regarding Harriet Miers’ nomination, in THOMAS M. DeFRANK, DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF’s article “Bushies feeling the boss’ wrath… Prez’s anger growing in hard times – pals”

Some indicate that the [...]

Queen of the Occult Finds God

I was taken aback when I saw this article in Newsweek. Anne Rice, famed fiction writer and goth trend-maker has apparently found religion.

They’ve (Her family) been worried about her. After 25 novels in 25 years, Rice, 64, hasn’t published a book since 2003′s “Blood Chronicle,” the tenth volume of her best-selling vampire series. They [...]