All that is essential for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing
What can I say? Only those that frequent my salon know what I wish for all of us. I started blogging in February '05 and nothing has been the same. What a fight! A battle of words, of war, of right and wrong, good and evil.
And it's only the beginning.
Enjoy your life and fight the Great fight.
Happy New Year
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. -- John Adams in letter to Abigail Adams, May 12, 1780
Go into the new year armed with this;
Gallup's Dec. 19-22 poll asked Americans to name, without prompting, the man and woman, living anywhere in the world, whom they admire most. Nineteen percent of Americans named Bush as the most admired man.
“I leave shreds of my soul on every experience.” - Fallaci
The Top 10 Stories (and Non-Stories) of 2005 Ben Johnson
Every day, news organizations choose which stories to highlight in their news coverage and which to omit. In their coverage of hard news, the media inevitably trumpets meaningless, skewed, or false stories, while overlooking news items of vital importance – and this year was no exception.
10. The Passion of Mary Mapes
9. Tom DeLay's Indictment
8. Jimmy Carter’s Opinion (On Anything)
7. John Roberts’ Federalist Society Membership
6. Jane Fonda’s “Apology”
5. Koran Desecration and “Torture”
4. Wiretapping Terrorists
3. Two Words: Cindy Sheehan
2. Bush’s “Negligence” during Hurricane Katrina
1. The Libby Indictment
THE TOP TEN UNDERREPORTED STORIES
10. The Economy
9. Bush Gets it on the Border (Sort Of)
8. Academic Freedom on the March
7. Hurricanes Don’t Discriminate by Race
” 6. Prominent Leftists’ Utter Hypocrisy
5. Able Danger
4. Muslim Rape Spree
3. The Left Throws in the Towel in Iraq
2. The CIA’s War on Bush
1. Shhh…We’re Winning in Iraq
Despite the media’s attempt to portray Iraq as an interminable struggle devoid of progress, facts on the ground prove two things:
American soldiers not only can win the war in Iraq; they are; and Sunni “insurgents” are now more committed to American victory in Iraq than the American Left.
Despite the Left’s claim that the war is “unwinnable,” Americans are winning the war militarily, politically, and economically. Militarily, U.S. GIs rounded up or killed hundreds of terrorist leaders over the past year, including significant leaders in al-Qaeda.
The Left greeted the news with its characteristic dismissal. Sen. John Kerry told Meet the Press the January election had “a kind of legitimacy – I mean, it's hard to say that something is legitimate when a whole portion of the country can’t vote and doesn’t vote.” He added, “No one in the United States should try to overhype this election.”
Iraq has progressed on the military front, as well. President Bush has consistently said, “As Iraqis stand up, we will stand down” – and the day Americans may stand down may be on its way. As James Phillips of the Heritage Foundation recently pointed out:
The Iraqi Army and security forces grew from just 1 operational battalion in July 2004 to more than 120 today. Over 200,000 trained and equipped Iraqis are now playing an increasingly active role in rooting out insurgents.
Real GDP is expected to grow 3.7 percent in 2005 and 16 percent in 2006. Iraqi per-capita income has doubled since 2003, according to the World Bank.
Schools are being built; tens of thousands of Iraqi teachers are being trained.
Oh, and the children they teach no longer have to worry they will spend their recess watching their mother being gang raped before being fed into a plastic shredder.
This, too, could bear repeating on occasion.
Go to frontpagemag for the whole story it is as juicy as it gets