As usual Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (and Tom Delay's best buddy) has his politics and religion wrong. link
Pat Buchanan on the self destruction of the conservative movement that is beginning. Link
A Baptist Primer from Tampa's alternative newspaper. Link
From the same paper, a crash course in the filibuster. Link
Tired of Waiting on the Rapture
From my local paper, in St. Pete, a local pastor is tired of waiting for God to bring about the end times. So, his church is raising money to send Jews to Israel, in hopes of forcing God's slow hand.
Among the saddest things about the Newsweek fiasco include a bone given to the anti-mainstream media rightwing propaganda hate machine.
I checked out the the usual suspects (Hewitt, Drudge, Hannity, etc.) and they are using this for their usual agenda. The worst thing about the incredible hypocrisy from the propagandists and bloggers is that there is no one to hold their ("our"- I guess since I too am a blogger) hands to the fire when they get facts wrong.
Newsweek and CBS have to admit when they are wrong. WorldNetDaily, Hugh Hewitt and Matt Drudge print innuendo, gossip and lies, yet no one can touch them. Rush, Hannity and O'Reilly speak the same talking points. Yet, no one holds them responsible for the lies they tell regarding the memo in Mel Martinez's pocket, John Kerry's war record or treatment of POWS (I feel the same about the left-wing pundits, but they hold little power or sway).
Personally I think there is much to the story unreported (and I think it has to do with someone telling the truth, seeing the consequences and backing off the truth to tell the propaganda the military wants). We have already seen enough from Gitmo and other abuses of prisoners to give this story credence. So, instead of brave journalists fighting for truth in the face of power, they back off after seeing what happened to Rather and CBS. It is a sad day for freedom of the press.
On a lighter note, thanks to Ryan Sharp for the heads up. Like him, tears came to my eyes upon watching the trailer for The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. I must admit that my excitement for December 9 is bigger than it was to the LOR saga.