Archive for March, 2005

Ann Coulter. Damn

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

I haven’t blogged on the Terri Schiavo case yet; although, I do have plenty of opinions (imagine that!) Still, Ann Coulter’s latest column weighs in on the topic and is worth a read just because it is, well, Ann Coulter in classic form!

More APE

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

(APE — Activist Pharmacist Extended — is an ongoing series celebrating the “right” of employees to impose their morals on unwitting customers. We hope you enjoy this latest example of liberty in action): Mrs. Jewkoski, this is a carton of milk. Whole milk at that. Hmmph! Don’t you know that milk is a racist beverage? […]

APE of the day

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Here’s today’s APE (Activist Pharmacists Extended. A new column dedicated to all those moral pharmacists whose moral courage inspires employees everywhere to discriminate and still feel professional about it!): No sir, I cannot sell you those size 14 Air Felons. Are you not aware that Air Felons are endorsed by Mukeem Asla Slamma who is […]

Message to “Activist Pharmacists”: Quit and go to hell

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

The last few months have witnessed an increase in stories about Pharmacists who refuse to fill certain prescriptions because the medications violate their personal or religious beliefs. Yesterday’s, Washington Post carried this story, Pharmacists’ Rights at Front Of New Debate which included the following passage: The trend has opened a new front in the nation’s […]

Emma Goldman, anarchist

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

Last night on PBS I caught a special on the renowned American anarchist, Emma Goldman. It was an interesting, and sad, profile of a tragic life. I admire her courage and firm stance on free speech at a time when censorship by the government (actually, that’s redundant — ONLY the government can censor) was a […]

Albania stands strong with US

Sunday, March 27th, 2005

Today’s Washington Times has this letter from Fatos Tarifa — the Albanian ambassador to the United States. He announces additional troops to the fight in Iraq; however, the real story is that fighters for freedom can count on those who have been oppressed and remember that freedom is earned with blood. From a country with […]

American Woman

Saturday, March 26th, 2005

Whoa. I’d bet there are a few male, Islamic terrorists who had no idea that it was a female American soldier who opened a big-time can of WHOOP-ASS on their sorry butts. Good riddance. This squad should broadcast “American Woman” (by the “Guess Who”) from their humvees as they tour the lovely, Iraqi countryside. The […]

Sticks and stones may break my bones

Saturday, March 19th, 2005

Victor Davis Hanson’s latest essay in National Review Online, “Little Eichmanns” and “Digital Brownshirts” analyzes the oft-repeated comparison of Bush to Hitler. On its face, the comparison is absurd: At first glance, all this wild rhetoric is preposterous. Hitler hijacked an elected government and turned it into a fascist tyranny. He destroyed European democracy. His […]


Friday, March 18th, 2005

A week ago, I stated on this blog that, “President Bush demanded in speech and gambled in action that the people of the Middle East desire Freedom. And those people have spoken. No matter how this ends, this fact cannot be disputed or ignored.” I felt it was vital to acknowledge that the central premise […]

Iranians to Bush: Help Us as You Promised

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

Now that events are getting interesting in Iran, the Bush administration had better keep its word: to those who stand for their own freedom, the United States will stand with you. Mr. Bush, it’s time to stand. Michael Ledeen has the details in today’s National Review Online in The Fire in Iran.

Hanson Grand Slam

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

Victor Davis Hanson, military historian extraordinaire, has consistently been ahead of the intellectual curve on Iraq and President Bush’s policies in the Middle East. But in this essay, Democracy Is Now the Realistic Policy in The American Enterprise, he hits a Grand Slam. He starts with the controversial quote from Bush’s second Inaugural about how […]

Socialism secured

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

A couple of good articles on the president’s fight to make Social Security meaningful to workers under 60 years of age. In A Requiem for Reform, David Brooks writes in today’s New York Times of the Republican blunders in convincing terrified old folks and naive younger workers to give up the tattered and rotting blanket […]

Summary of the Good News

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

In the last week there’s been a stream of good news from the Middle East. The pessimists theme is, “there’s still a long ways to go…nothing’s certain…these dictators could make a mess of things any day now…”. The skeptic in me agrees completely with these sentiments and worries deeply about them; the optimist longs to […]

Baked and Smoked Pork Loin

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

Whole, boneless pork loin is a succulent, and expensive, piece of meat. Fortunately, I caught the whole 4-5 pound loins on sale recently and have a baked and smoked recipe to share. Baked pork loin Take a 1.5-2 pound chunk of pork loin and place in a small casserole or bread pan. Liberally cover the […]

Making It Up As We Go Along

Sunday, March 6th, 2005

I am opposed to the death penalty, and as such, I support laws barring the executions of minors. BUT, I am much more opposed to judges deciding important policy (i.e. legislative) questions of the day and couching their decisions on constitutional law. I expect this of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, but now the US Supreme […]

Drivin’ A Car With Your Feet

Sunday, March 6th, 2005

I have followed the case of Jose Padilla from a distance but with interest. Padilla is an American of hispanic origin who is reported to be a member of al Quaeda. Padilla was arrested in Chicago on May 8, 2002. The government designated Padilla an “enemy combatant”, and he has been in detention since his […]

Back To Me

Friday, March 4th, 2005

On Tuesday night, I did something that I have wanted to do for some time, and the experience was so much fun, it seems an appropriate topic for my first post on southchild. But let me back up. About a year and a half ago, a friend bought and gave me “Failer”, the debut album […]

Spread the Good News

Friday, March 4th, 2005

Today brings more stirring commentary on the remarkable events in the Middle East. Charles Krauthammer ‘s piece, The march of freedom considers the question asked by all non-Israeli, non-Iraqi people in the region, “Why Iraqis and not us?” Another good summary of the Middle East miracles is Oliver North’s Freedom’s march down the ‘Arab street’. […]

Remember al-Qaqaa?

Friday, March 4th, 2005

“Remember al-Qaqaa?” Neither do I. That is the opening question Jonah Goldberg poses into today’s article on, What ever happened to The Most Important Story on Earth? al-Qaqaa, to refresh your memory, is the “scandal” that emerged a week before the November elections regarding the alleged failure to secure a large weapons cache. Goldberg […]

The Middle East Infection

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005

An infection — the possibility of freedom and self-government — is sweeping through the oppressed countries of the Middle East, and the MSM has caught it. Everyone is talking about this story, most especially the doubters and cynics who now speak in glowing terms tottering between astonishment and confounded disbelief. Bill Kristol documents three such […]