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Because The Blog from the Core simply can't cover everything.

Noteworthy entries @ little green footballs, Inkwell, Anchor Rising, Power Line (twice), Idle Mendacity, Two Sleepy Mommies, The QandO Blog, ut unum sint, Michelle Malkin, JunkYardBlog, The Anchoress, Summa Mamas, Insight Scoop, Discriminations, Eutychus Fell: Becoming Catholic, Marine Corps Moms, and Canis Iratus.


Ward Churchill Is Not Alone @ little green footballs:

Ladies and lizards (and lizards who are ladies), I’d like to introduce you to associate professor at North Carolina Wesleyan, Jane T. Christensen....
Here is her faculty web page, proudly reeking of antisemitism and conspiracy mania.
Here is the course she’s teaching for the Spring 2005 semester: (POL 495) 911 The Road to Tyranny....


Terri Schiavo and the Feminist Elite @ Inkwell:

As readers of this blog know, the IWF has no official position on the "right to die" a la Terri Schiavo. If someone wants to write a living will indicating a desire to undergo a prolonged and gruesome death by starvation and dehydration for the crime of being mentally disabled although physically healthy, we consider that decision to be outside our purview of women’s issues. (Of course, I can’t help noting that Terri, now [Thu. Mar. 31] in her 14th day without food or water, is putting up one heck of a fight against the Grim Reaper for someone who’s been described by many as having "died 15 years ago.") ....


Limited Government to Protect Equal Rights @ Anchor Rising:

When Mac Owens first signed on as a contributor to Anchor Rising, he sent me a speech that he had given on February 23, 2002, at the North Kingston Town Committee's Annual Lincoln Dinner. The current collection of issues, both nationally and in Rhode Island, makes it particularly appropriate for posting now. (I'm told, by the way, that Lincoln Chafee, in attendance, blushed when Owens suggested that Republicans should aspire to be more than merely pale imitations of the Democrats.) ....


Is the Post Ducking Responsibility? @ Power Line:

We have written extensively about the fake "talking points memo" on the Schaivo case that ABC News and the Washington Post publicized, beginning on March 18. We have pointed out, most comprehensively in the Weekly Standard, that there is no reason whatsoever to believe that the memo originated with the Republicans, and considerable reason to think it may be a Democratic dirty trick. Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post followed up on our critique here; he interviewed Post reporter Mike Allen, among others. Allen, like ABC News, took the position that it was all a misunderstanding: the Post had never meant to suggest that Republicans authored or distributed the memo, but only that some Republicans had received it....


Talking Points Story Goes Up In Smoke @ Power Line:

For more than a week, the mainstream media have been beating up the Republican Party over an alleged "GOP talking points memo" that, they argue, proves the Republicans took up the Terri Schiavo case in hopes of political gain. We, on the other hand, have questioned repeatedly whether the memo was authored by Republicans at all, and have raised the possibility that it is a Democratic dirty trick....


Terri Schiavo, Pope John Paul II and Tod Browning's Freaks @ Idle Mendacity:

When I first started this blog it was as an excuse to write. Even if it was something inconsequential. Then came the court-mandated murder (for I believe it to be such) of Terri Schiavo and any of my own carefree thoughts seem so meaningless in comparison....


No More Apologizing @ Two Sleepy Mommies:

With every major moral dilemma that comes up lately, the media always blasts the "conservative, religious right". Like many of us, I am tired of it. For a very long time, I have felt the need to distance myself from the image of some of the stranger Christian fanatics that I know. Kind of like "Hi, I'm Pansy. Yes, I'm a pro-life Catholic, but I am not weird. Yes I homeschool, but I am not weird. I am open to life and have 5 kids, but I am not weird." I think I felt so strongly because I know some really strange people through either homeschooling groups, the Latin Mass or the Internet who fit the bill of the fanatical, non-charitable, judgemental fundamentalist. I wanted so badly to distance myself from that image because there is such a stigma against being too far right. But you know, I spent much of life around many far left people, and from my experience the far left people I know mostly at some point in time personally contributed to the death of another whereas people I know who are too far right are just kind of anal and annoying....


The Imperial Judiciary @ The QandO Blog:

Bert Brandenburg writes in Slate that there is a movement afoot to limit the power of the Judiciary. But, he says it like it's a bad thing.
He notes that the Schiavo case may be seen as a watershed for the movement to restrain the judiciary....


Reassessing Apocalyptic @ ut unum sint:

As many of you know, I was raised Seventh-day Adventist, rejecting the teachings of that denomination when I was in college. I was headed toward Catholicism, but that was a radical leap; I took a smaller step, became a Lutheran, and then a Lutheran pastor, and then became a Catholic a dozen years ago....


Child Porn And P2P: A Reality Check @ Michelle Malkin:

The Supreme Court weighed in today on the pros and cons of file-sharing.... Record companies and movie studios have sued to shut down peer-to-peer software makers such as Grokster and Morpheus, arguing that the millions of songs and movies copied each day over these networks have cut into sales....


MEMO @ JunkYardBlog:

To: The Schindler Family, assorted supporters and hangers-on
Re: Michael Schiavo's less than human wife....


Paul Krugman takes a gift and runs with it @ The Anchoress (ellipsis in original):

So, here we are... this strange story takes yet another turn. Terri Schiavo has now officially lived long enough without her feeding tube for some of her supporters — the more emotional ones — to give the press and the left a gift. And I am afraid it's going to be one of those gifts that keeps on giving....


How Death Became Life @ Summa Mamas:

Death was born on a flaming day. At least that is how she remembered it. She came alive on a day lit up by a blazing fire, a fire that came from an immense sword held by an angel. The angel was guarding the door to a place she, Death, never saw. At first, Death felt like a stranger, roaming around, feeling lost. Then she saw a beautiful white bird. She stroked the feathers on the bird's back But as soon as she touched the bird, it fell at her feet, cold and still. That's when Death discovered her terrible power....


Maureen Dowd: Dan Brown is Vatican's ally @ Insight Scoop:

One danger of thinking you are clever is that you might not be. Maureen Dowd excells in misjudging her catty, caustic cleverness, although it's apparently the lone talent her career rests upon. Take, for example, her most recent column, "The Vatican Code," which is filled with all sorts of clever nastiness directed at Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and his criticisms of The Da Vinci Code....


Conservatives, Liberals, Inconsistency, And Judicial Supremacy @ Discriminations:

A good friend recently wrote:
You must be enjoying the Schiavo festivities. Those true principled states rights advocates must be spinning in their graves. The President flies back to DC so he can ceremonially take an issue out of the hands of the state courts and give it to the feds.
I think this is a fair point, probably a 5 or 6 on the "Gotcha!" scale. Conservatives, principled and otherwise, generally do favor states rights, and many of them did seem to place a higher priority on attempting to save Terry Schiavo than honoring federalism.
Fair, but limited....


Easter Vigil 2005 @ Eutychus Fell: Becoming Catholic:

Our Easter Vigil began by a bonfire, outside. The weather was cool and cloudy, but not too cold, and the fire chased away the cool. The upbaptized Elect were in brown robes with old clothes or sweats underneath. We Candidates (already baptized) wore our normal Sunday best. We were all in the front row of the fire-watchers and the rest of the congregation huddled further out where the shadows danced around the darkness. We all caught the eyes of loved ones out in the crowd and watched embers rise from the burning logs to float on air above our heads. Father blessed the fire, said prayers over a four-foot tall Easter candle and cut figures into the wax: the Cross, Alpha and Omega, the year of the Lord 2005....


Update on Salem-Keizer School District @ Marine Corps Moms:

Two weeks ago, Shea Riecke took a picture of her active duty USMC brother, Cpl Bill Riecke who graduated from McKay high school, to her high school social studies classroom to share with other students.
In order to display it, the school district told her that it would have to be altered to remove the gun....


The Angel of Death, and What Junior Told Him @ Canis Iratus:

When Junior was a young man, he fell in love. And she loved him, and together they made plans to marry, raise a large family, and prosper to the end of their days.
But events intervened, and plans were changed beyond recognition, and time took the color out of their dreams. In the end Junior married another, and tolerated fifteen years of unhappy coexistence and financial misery. When this union went asunder, Junior thought he would get a second chance at everything he had hoped for.
But he never got everything he hoped for. He got as much as he could get, but he never recaptured the happiness and ambition of his younger days, and he never reunited with the woman he loved. Yet, he never gave up thinking that he might. But time marched relentlessly on, and life dwindled, and one day the Angel of Death came to get William “Junior” Kay....


Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Sat. 04/02/05 07:42:45 AM
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