Thursday, May 15, 2008

Girl carrying explosives blown up in Baghdad 'suicide attack' | World news | guardian.co.uk

The brave lads of the insurgency are now using eight year old little girls as remote control "suicide" bombers.

A young girl carrying explosives that killed her, an Iraqi captain and injured four soldiers was blown up by remote control, officials said today.

The incident happened as she approached an Iraqi command post in Youssifiyah, south Baghdad, earlier this morning.

Iraqi army Lieutenant Ahmed Ali confirmed that the girl, who had hidden explosives strapped to her, was the cause of the blast.

Local authorities immediately imposed a curfew in the area while US troops began searching for those responsible, he said.

"The bomber was detonated by remote control, killing Captain Wassem al-Maamouri and injuring four soldiers," Ali added.


Nothing to see here. Move along. But what about Abu Ghraib?

Friday, May 09, 2008

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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Christianity without Christ

The liberal church is really beyond parody. Here's Canadian minister who doesn't believe in God apparently.

Ms. Vosper believes most liberal ministers do not really believe in orthodoxy and see things like the Resurrection or the miracles as metaphors, not real events. She is also chair of a group called the Canadian Centre For Progressive Christianity, which also espouses a vague form of religious belief, in which they offer a challenge to the church to do a "complete overhaul of the beliefs it has been carrying about for the last several hundred years.

"It's not that we're trying to do something new. It's that we're trying to catch up on a thousand years of backlogged progress files that have yet to be inputted into the 21st century."


Boy, there's some real poetry. That will fill the pews.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Jonah Goldberg on Tuskegee on National Review Online

The other problem here is that nobody knows anything about history anymore, and consequently think they know what happened years ago. The Tuskeegee Institute study was certainly wrong but it wasn't what it's been turned into.

Wright says the U.S. government “purposely infected African-American men with syphilis.” This is a lie, and no knowledgeable historian says otherwise. And yet, this untruth pops up routinely. In March, CNN commentator Roland Martin defended Wright, saying, “That actually did, indeed, happen.” On Fox News, the allegation has gone unchallenged on Hannity & Colmes and The O’Reilly Factor. Obery Hendricks, a prominent author and visiting scholar at Princeton University, told O’Reilly “I do know that the government injected syphilis into black men at the Tuskegee Institute. Now we know that the government is capable of doing those things.”

To which O’Reilly responded: “All right. All governments have done bad things in every country.”


The other problem is that O'Reilly is an idiot who also thinks the 82nd Airborne committed the Malmedy Massacre.