"I dream ...of a world where we can commit our social resources to the development of human life and not to its destruction," she told the United Nations panel at the time. Bhutto was one of only two women to address the conference. Bhutto warned conference participants that "this conference must not be viewed by the teeming masses of the world as a universal social charter seeking to impose adultery, abortion...and other such matters on individuals, societies and religions which have their own social ethos."From Lifenews.com
Friday, December 28
By Lucas at 9:57 AM
Thursday, December 27
Last Video of Bhutto:
Ht: Michelle Malkin
By Lucas at 10:42 AM
A spokesperson for the al-Qaeda terrorist network has claimed
responsibility for the death on Thursday of former Pakistani prime
minister Benazir Bhutto.
“We terminated the most precious American asset which vowed to
defeat [the] mujahadeen,” Al-Qaeda’s commander and main spokesperson
Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid told Adnkronos International (AKI) in a phone call
from an unknown location, speaking in faltering English. Al-Yazid is
the main al-Qaeda commander in Afghanistan.
It is believed that the decision to kill Bhutto, who is the leader
of the opposition Pakistan People's Party (PPP), was made by al-Qaeda
No. 2, the Egyptian doctor, Ayman al-Zawahiri in October.
Death squads were allegedly constituted for the mission and
ultimately one cell comprising a defunct Lashkar-i-Jhangvi’s Punjabi
volunteer succeeded in killing Bhutto.
Bhutto had just addressed a pre-election rally on Thursday in the garrison town of Rawalpindi when the bomb went off.
Ht: Jihad Watch
Go to counterterrorismblog for further updates.
By Lucas at 10:11 AM
Monday, December 24
1950s, the CIA installed the Shah in Iran. It was not until the hostage
crisis of the late 1970s that the unintended consequences of this
became apparent. This generated Iranian hatred of America and led
to the takeover by the reactionary Khoumini and the Islamic fundamentalists.
It caused greater regional instability than we anticipated. Our meddling
in the internal affairs of Iran was of no benefit to us and set the
stage for our failed policy in dealing with Iraq.....Although
our puppet dictatorship in Saudi Arabia has lasted for many decades,
it's becoming shakier every day. The Saudi people are not exactly
friendly toward us, and our military presence on their holy soil is
greatly resented. This contributes to the radical fundamentalist hatred
directed toward us.
Radical Muslims will hate us if we are there or not. Period.
By Lucas at 11:40 AM
Friday, December 21
Then, after chow, we went to the combat course. It was a course in which a team of 4 ran through with a rifle and flack jacket and helmet. Then you had to crawl under barb wire and use your bayonet. It was a lot of fun. Then, we competed in the thunder dome and did pugle sticks. I won all three matches and our plt. got first in it also. Anyway that was my day.
By Lucas at 10:00 PM
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It isWilliam Pitt Speech to
the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
By Lucas at 9:52 PM
See what John Edwards says:
"I support public funding of abortion services for low-income women. While in the Senate, I voted against restrictions on funding for abortions for federal employees and District of Columbia residents."
"I oppose any effort to restrict abortion as an option for women who depend on the government for their health care needs."
"I also oppose the Child Custody Protection Act and other measures that unduly burden a young woman's right to choose..."
(The Child Custody Protection Act kept young children from being taken over state lines to avoid parental consent. E.g. the widely publicized 1995 case in which a 12-year-old Pennsylvania girl became pregnant after sexual involvement with an 18-year-old man and the man's mother took the girl for an abortion in New York.)
Crisis Pregnancy Centers: "No, federal tax dollars should not endorse or support programs that
knowingly include medically or scientifically inaccurate information
and that mislead and intimidate women."
Q:Does Sen. Obama support adolescents' access to... reproductive health services, without having to seek permission from their parents?
A: "Yes. As the father of two daughters, Senator Obama understands that parents do not want to imagine their teenage child might need to seek counsel on reproductive health."
"Senator Obama believes that reproductive health care is basic health care. His health care plan will create a new public plan, which will provide coverage of all essential medical services. Reproductive health care is an essential service...."
Safe, legal and rare? Not this time. More like tween, no option, universal abortion health care.
By Lucas at 7:46 PM
Thursday, December 20
Unfortunately most of the criticism has come from cherry-picking out of context quotes with little comprehensive analysis. Sure, a governor doesn't have as much experience as a President, but which President is running for election this year? After reading the criticism I went to Huckabee's own words. Yes, he uses illustrations which can be misunderstood but just as likely to be illuminating. (Ever heard of the "Domino theory" or "garden hoses" being used for foreign policy debates?)
Take a look yourself and see if the man does not only understand but is able to communicate (something I will admit our current administration has failed at) the threats to America.
And my favorites:
Unintentionally, some of our closest allies are producing some of our clearest threats. Because of our special relationship with Britain, and all of our similarities with them, most Americans don’t realize that it’s very different to be a Muslim citizen of Britain than a Muslim citizen of the United States. Therefore, we have sometimes real difficulty in accepting that doctors in Britain could be terrorists, and drive car bombs into an airport terminal.....
We can’t export democracy as if it were Coca-Cola or KFC, but we can nurture moderate forces in all over these countries where al Qaeda seeks to replace modern evilwith medieval evil. This moderation may not look like, and it may not function exactly like our system; it may be more like a benevolent oligarchy; it may be more tribal than individualistic. But both for us and the people of those countries, it’ll be far better than the dictatorships than they now have or the theocracy that they would have under the radical Islamists.
By Lucas at 11:43 PM
Wednesday, December 19
By Lucas at 5:17 PM
Ok, so Ron Paul for President supporters have a blimp. Yawn. Next. But wait! It is not the campaign or a 527 or PAC that is supporting this venture. Since it is a private company, there are no limits on the amount that people can give to keep the blimp in the air. If the FEC takes the bait and tries to regulate this sort of campaign contribution things could get interesting in a legal muddle. If they don't take the bait, then we might see a small slice of our political freedom of speech being returned.
By Lucas at 10:57 AM
So here are the raw facts on the invention: One hankie. Onion juice. Tightly sealed bag.
Here is how it works: You have this bag that contains this onion juice soaked hankie. Then comes the funeral or very sad situation that is extremely sad but just can't bring the tears on naturally. Now you have have the solution! Quietly take out your onion hankie and apply to the nose. Enough syn-propanethial-S-oxide normally escapes so that your tears of sympathy will start to show. Your deep concern, no longer is only superficial but expressed with the most genuine (until now) display of actually heart-felt sorrow.
It seems that even the politicians these days might be in need of this new invention.
By Lucas at 10:33 AM
Tuesday, December 11
Noooo. You think they support HIM?
And do you really think I have entertained ANY thoughts about going down to help out in Iowa? *wink*
Oh, yes, and let me know if you want to come too.
Actually, here at PHC there is no unified support for Huckabee. Ron Paul and Fred Thompson also have a vocal if not a large base of support.
By Lucas at 12:09 AM
Monday, December 10
Romney got dumped because he was only a conservative convert. No enthusiasm there. Fred Thompson got a hard look. He took great conservative stands, but failed when it came to the communication front. Enter Huckabee, and the patient voters are liking what they see and for good reason.
By Lucas at 11:56 PM
By Lucas at 10:47 PM
Wednesday, December 5
People drawn to Huckabee may not have in-depth knowledge of
his positions. Huckabee is the top choice of Republicans who say
immigration is their most important issue, yet his positions are
at odds with the opinions expressed by respondents. For instance,
just 8 percent of Republicans say children of illegal immigrants
should be able to qualify for in-state college tuition discounts.
As governor, Huckabee supported allowing those children to apply
for academic scholarships. (emphasis mine)
You think. Not everyone knows everything about any candidate. Do you think that the average voter would have "in-depth knowledge" of Hillary's trade policy? This was an underhanded way of ridiculing the conservatives who support Huckabee.
By Lucas at 8:13 AM