How cool is Scalia, I mean really.
I love Columbus. I loved him in elementary school and I still love him. He was a great explorer, fearless. He got me here (in a very roundabout way) - but even so.
He was a great man, fearless.
Now, lets watch the leftards go nuts (actually that's quite a diss to people genuinely afflicted with retardation).
and speaking of Columbus, an excellent piece bashing Columbus-bashing over at the Atlassphere written by Tibor Machan;
Columbus Day has been — for the last several decades — a time when the Europeans who came to the Americas have been roundly condemned in the spirit of political correctness.
However there is a tendency in our time to focus only on the misdeeds of those who hailed from Europe. This form of what amounts to self-flagellation is, of course, part and parcel of political correctness. Just as environmentalists often denounce human beings and wallow in misanthropic sentiments, so others — some of them multiculturalists who hold to a doctrine of moral equivalence about all cultures except what is usually lumped together as Western — cannot say anything nice about Columbus and his pals.
How sad. History should not fall prey to such distortions simply because some people are eager to paint certain men and women of the past in an unfavorable light. Indeed, doing this betrays a nasty habit of condescension: It treats certain people of the past as not entirely human, unable to do what other humans do routinely — namely, act badly, violently, and brutally toward their fellows.
By acknowledging that all kinds of peoples around the globe and throughout history have been capable of malfeasance, one acknowledges these people’s fundamental humanity. No doubt, at different times and in different places more or less malfeasance has occurred, just as is occurring in our own time. But it is rank racism and ethnic prejudice to make it appear that only Europeans had the inclination and capacity to do bad things to others.
Photo: New York Sun
Meanwhile Cato reports that
;Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, often extolled by conservative Republicans as their ideal model of a judge, said yesterday the confirmation process was too politicized and that he wouldn't want to experience it again," The Associated Press reports. In the forward to the Cato Supreme Court Review,