Thursday, June 23, 2005

I Feel The Need...For Salvation!

Well, it was a red-letter day for the USA yesterday, I must say.

Lawmakers, armed with what John McCain called "industry-financed reports," decided that global warming still isn't a problem, not as long as our air conditioners are still working, as the Senate voted against an amendment that would have placed mandatory caps on greenhouse gas emissions.

Need more Profiles In Courage?

The Air Force probed itself and decided that accusations of religious bullying and institutionalized evangelical proselytizing at the Air Force Academy were greatly exaggerated. Can you say "a few bad apples"? The phrase "natural overexuberance of youth," which came in so handy at Abu Ghraib, pitched in to help out the well-meaning cadets who didn't mean anything when they called someone a "******* Jew" that "killed Christ."

Not to be outdone, a spokesman for Dr. James Dobson's "Focus On The Family," the religious organization that's, like the Academy, based in Colorado Springs, claimed that evangelical Christians were the targets of a "witch hunt."

That isn't enough Heroism for you?

With a Sousa march playing in their hearts, no doubt, the House passed the Flag-Burning Amendment we brought up on 6/15. Chances are it won't have the votes it needs in the Senate, but it's just a "voting op" anyway.

Once again, Andrew Sullivan pulled the best quote for his blog. The following comes from Rep. Randy (Duke) Cunningham, R-California:

"Ask the men and women who stood on top of the (World) Trade Center. Ask them and they will tell you: pass this amendment."

That's right, ladies and gentlemen. As our fellow Americans were under attack from madmen who wanted to destroy our country and the freedom and pluralism it stands for, this was the thought that was going through their minds:

Don't let my sacrifice be in vain!

Legislate patriotism!


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