RNC takes a stand

From the Washington Times… Republicans criticize bailout-mania…

“We can’t be a party of small government, free markets and low taxes while supporting bailouts and nationalizing industries, which lead to big government, socialism and high taxes at the expense of individual liberty and freedoms,” said Solomon Yue, a cosponsor of a resolution that would put the RNC — the party’s national governing body — on the record as opposing the U.S. government bailouts of the financial and auto industries.

Growing some backbone at the RNC? Stay tuned.

The Best Blog Post of 2008

Hands down. The best of 2008 is Jon Swift’s outstanding compilation of the best blog posts of 2008, chosen by the bloggers themselves.

I plan to take some time this week and read every one of them. I invite you to do the same.

Saturday night boogie cat

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War in Gaza

Israel has had enough.

The IDF has attacked Hamas installations in Gaza in a well-executed series of air strikes. Over 200 deaths are reported. Carl in Jerusalem has more:

The IDF began its long-awaited attack on Hamas-controlled Gaza at 11:30 AM Saturday, and according to initial reports managed to catch Hamas off-guard, after deliberately sending soldiers home on furloughs Thursday to create the impression that a military strike was not imminent.

The operation is codenamed “Cast Lead” – a phrase taken from a well known Chanukah song which refers to “cast-lead draydels.”

At least 80 IAF aircraft, including both jets and helicopters, struck pre-selected targets in Gaza, reportedly dropping at least 100 tons of ordinance. According to Arab sources in Gaza, the death toll there is 200. By 7:00 PM, one report said it had reached 205.

As Carl notes, one sure sign of Israeli success is the call from the EU for “restraint.” French President Sarkozy dusts off the old saw of “disproportionate use of force,” but I doubt that even the French would stand by and allow their towns to be targeted by years of rocket and mortar fire under the guise of a truce.

Friday Linkfest

In the town of Nazareth, muslims have erected a banner at the entrance of the plaza in front of the Basilica of the Annunciation. The banner declares that allah had no son. “He begetteth not nor was he begotten.” link

I couldn’t agree more. There is absolutely nothing about islam that is comparable to Jesus Christ. Anyone who claims allah and God are different names for the same One True God have been deceived. The Lord said, “By their fruits you shall know them.”.

Here is a quick stroll through today’s headlines. Decide for yourself.

The Taliban have blown up more than 100 girls’ schools in Swat in the past 14 months. The destruction of schools and recent threats to teachers and students have forced over 50,000 girls out of schools. Link

Photographs Released By The Mumbai Police Reveals Shocking Truths of the recent Mumbai Terrorist Attacks :: Sexual humiliation of Guest, Esp. Foreigners, before killing them...Link

Officials in The Netherlands have admitted that their biggest mistake was being politically correct when it comes to Islam. They have gone as far as saying “to become Dutch, you must in principle give up your old nationality.” Read more

Both Iran and its Hamas proxy in Gaza have been busy this Christmas week showing Christendom just what they think of it. But no one seems to have noticed.

On Tuesday, Hamas legislators marked the Christmas season by passing a Shari’a criminal code for the Palestinian Authority. Among other things, it legalizes crucifixion. Link

Channel 4 was rebuked by the Government yesterday for its decision to broadcast an address by the President of Iran as the channel’s alternative Christmas message.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said that providing a platform for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has called the Holocaust “a myth”, would cause widespread offence, despite the conciliatory tone of his speech. Read more

Imagine the UN appointing David Duke to report on how Blacks are victimizing whites, or Hugo Chavez to report on American foreign policy, or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to investigate whether the Holocaust occurred….

Well the UN has done something comparable by appointing Richard Falk as its supposedly impartial “rapporteur” on Israeli actions in the Palestinian territories. Link

This is the World Famous Friday Open Thread. A free speech zone. Track-backs welcome.

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Linkfest Haven, the Blogger's OasisTrackposted to Is It Just Me?, Blog @ MoreWhat.com, Rosemary’s Thoughts, Allie is Wired, Woman Honor Thyself, The World According to Carl, DragonLady’s World, The Pink Flamingo, The Amboy Times, Democrat=Socialist, Right Voices, and Gone Hollywood, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

Silent Night – Andy Williams

My Dad loved to listen to Andy Williams.  His variety show was a weekly staple in our home.

I miss you, Pops.

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Merry Christmas y’all.

Tuesday Open Thread

From Craig Silverman’s “Regret the Error”

Because of an editor’s error, a photograph of Neil Diamond was incorrectly used in a review of Neil Young at the DCU Center in Worcester in Monday’s Telegram & Gazette. Link


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