Jim Werbaneth's Blog – February 2010 Archive (7)

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Italian TV Chef Suspended for Love of Cats

Added by Jim Werbaneth on February 25, 2010 at 10:54pm — 1 Comment

Some More Good News From the Islamic World

As usual, Fareed Zakaria is a voice of sense and insight. In his latest column for Newsweek, he writes of the war against terror, as waged from within by Islam itself. In an underreported phenomenon, radicals are losing the war for the hearts and minds of the faith to moderate elements, he writes. This does not indicate an outbreak of Western liberalism or… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on February 15, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

A Political Post About Scoundrels

In The Federalist Number 51, James Madison wrote:

But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you…

Added by Jim Werbaneth on February 15, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Support the Band: Heavy Metal in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia produces more than oil and Wahhabism. Much to the terror of its rulers, it produces rock and roll. The Magic Kingdom is certainly a hostile environment, especially as it is plagued by the Islamic religious police, the feared and repressive Mutaween. However, despite the opposition of these thugs without an excuse to live, Saudi rock bands do exist, and the music scene is expanding, reports Fox News.… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on February 13, 2010 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Charlie Wilson RIP

A great American died today. Representative Charlie Wilson (D-TX) was one of the chief architects of the American support of the Mujahadeen resistance in Afghanistan, during the Soviet Union's war there.

A Cold War Democrat, Wilson was a committed liberal on social issues, and a hawk on defense. He was 1956 graduate of the United States… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on February 10, 2010 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

The Most Unlikely Predator?

Think of someone likely to be accused as a sexual predator and killer. Chances are that image bears no relation to Colonel Russel Williams. The commander of Canadian Forces Base Trenton and 8 Wing, the veteran Canadian air force officer has been charged in the sexually-based murders of two women, one Canadian air force… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on February 10, 2010 at 12:00am — 15 Comments

Fort Pitt Museum to Reopen in April

I'll avoid talk of the sordid state-level political dealings and bullying that wrecked the Pennsylvania state budget last year. However, one of the casualties was the Pennsylvania History and Landmarks Commission, which was gutted, crippling its ability to maintain historical attractions.

One of my favorite attractions was the victim of long-term closure. The… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on February 1, 2010 at 11:03pm — 4 Comments

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