Friday, November 04, 2005
Paris Burning. It's not over yet
A very good article by Robert Spencer in FrontPage
That decision is a small example of what the Paris riots demonstrate on a large scale: the abject failure of the multiculturalist philosophy that disparate groups can coexist within a nation without any idea that they must share at least some basic values.
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 10:09 PM Permalink
What do they want?
I know there's no dialog started with the rioters, although I'm not sure it's correct to call them that because there's visible signs of planning and coordination in the attacks that your typical riot lacks.
But what do the rioters want?
French out of France? (or at least Paris)
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 9:50 PM Permalink
Parental Advisory on this one -- for foul language
I'll let you know when I have a contribution.
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 8:42 PM Permalink
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Katelyn Sills was expelled for whistleblowing : Lifesite
A teacher, Marie Bain, at Loretto (Catholic) High School in Sacramento was seen by Katelyn at an abortion clinic. Katelyn in a vigil and Marie was an escort.
Katelyn brought this to the attention of the school and didn't have a problem with this disclosure and then she went to the bishop who directed that the school fire the teacher.
In retaliation, the school expelled Katelyn.
Blogger credit: Domenico Bettinelli
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 10:27 PM Permalink
Time for a Constitutional Amendment and other stuff
"no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their children." : Ninth Circuit Lifesite
This is why we need to keep electing Republicans and keep the pressure on them once in office to appoint originalists.
In the meantime, pass a constitional amendment supporting the rights of parents to make educational choices and support vouchers for K-12 education. End the public school monopoly.
Bust up the Ninth Circuit. Put one Circuit in Los Angeles and another in Seattle.
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 9:27 PM Permalink
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Is Paris Burning? Six nights of riots in Paris ghetto split Chirac cabinet : U.K. Telegraph
The French government was reeling yesterday after six nights of rioting which have exposed a split in the cabinet over how to deal with poverty and immigration in the dilapidated Paris suburbs.
A very busy news week in the United States has pushed this story which would otherwise merit a headline here.
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 10:36 PM Permalink
Look who's coming to my neighboorhood
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall headed straight to Ground Zero in Manhattan after they stepped onto US soil on their first foreign visit together.
I walk the long path from Broadway to the Hudson River each day at north end of the site of the World Trade Center and we encounter tourists all the time. Today the tourists were not only in my building but walking through my floor which is very unusual because we deal with data subject to SEC privacy rules.
I suspect they were part of the entourage.
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 12:32 AM Permalink
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
I don't know Judge Samuel Alito
...but everyone whose judgment I respect on Supreme Courts picks likes him.
The left hates him. This just could be the Armageddon battle of the left.
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 12:43 AM Permalink