Thursday, March 31, 2005

New NYC Stadium

proposed NYC Stadium

It looks like they are changing the design for the Proposed NYC Stadium . I can't find any links to the details, but I hope they left in the wind generators seen above. Any new large development should include some power generation abilities. The old design was wonderful for utilizing the winds coming off the Hudson river, but many stadiums have large roofs that would be ideal for power generation. If we are going to continue paying tax-payer dollars for these stadiums, then there should be more public return.

Sad Day for the Nation

Terri's Death Called 'Sad Day' for the Nation

WMD Report

I won't have time to read this for a while, so I won't spout off like I know what I'm talking about, but just skimming it, you notice that it touches on many of the question that were still out there. WMD Report

Conservative pundit vs liberal students

This is exactly why we need to foster a dialogue in colleges, not the indoctrination they now get from their liberal college professors. Conservative pundit gets pie in the face

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

College teachers Are Liberal?

You won't find this many places, but here is more of what we have all come to know. College Faculties A Most Liberal Lot

"By their own description, 72 percent of those teaching at American universities and colleges are liberal and 15 percent are conservative, says the study being published this week. The imbalance is almost as striking in partisan terms, with 50 percent of the faculty members surveyed identifying themselves as Democrats and 11 percent as Republicans."

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Obama on Schiavo

"There's nothing unconstitutional about having a little more due process than was due" - Obama

This speaks volumes, when will the democrats stop playing games.
Obama speaks on the Schiavo case:

Unlike most members of Congress, however, Obama is uniquely well suited to weigh in on the Schiavo case, given his background in teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago. More to the point, Obama has displayed detailed knowledge about the role of the courts in these so-called right-to-die cases during his teaching career.
But on an issue that has consumed the nation's conscience--the sad Florida case of Terri Schiavo--the freshman Democratic senator offered no statements, no media appearances on why he supported federal intervention to grant the brain-damaged woman's parents the right of federal court review to try to re-insert her feeding tube.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

The end of the Terri Schiavo Case?

This has been a crazy couple years of following the Schiavo case. I have had many oppinions over the years about it. Now with the Supreme Court Rejecting the Terri Schiavo Case there may be some closure ahead for Terri, but as Americans we need to decide where to go from here.

My biggest concern this past week has been all the misinformation on all sides. It can best be seen in this horrably done ABC poll. As we look all the angles in theis case its important to see how we got here. The best sorce for raw information on the history of the Schiavo case, is Abstract Appeal. They have been following this case for a long time.

G-d speed Terri

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Brarack's first votes

Time to check up with our new Senator, (Warning, puff piece ahead.)Sen. Obama What else would you expect from the front page of the Tribune.

Any way here are his votes, you decide.

Key Obama votes

In his first three months on Capitol Hill, Sen. Barack Obama has voted with the majority twice on five significant issues.

Issue: Confirmation of Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state
Jan. 26 (Senate approved, 85-13)

Vote: Yes

Issue: Confirmation of Alberto Gonzales as attorney general
Feb. 3 (Senate approved, 60-36)

Vote: No

Issue: Lawsuit reform

Feb. 10 (Senate passed, 72-26)
Measure reducing big-dollar court judgments by changing the rules for class-action suits

Vote: Yes

Issue: Bankruptcy reform

March 10 (Senate passed, 74-25)
Legislation making it more difficult for consumers to avoid repaying debts

Vote: No

Issue: Oil drilling

March 16 (Senate passed, 51-49)
Proposal to allow oil drilling in an Alaskan wildlife refuge

Vote: No

I wouldn't put to much stock in Obamo in '08. The DNC doesen't even have him listed as our senator yet,DNC - Illinois
But if you want to keep closer tabs here is his official page.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

A look back

Lets never forget ...Bush vs Kerry

Thanks Respublica, especially because you look like my only daily reader. Wish I had more to say and more time to say it lately.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

This Was Not Looting

Slate!!!! Should I really have to rely on Slate to bring my unbiased news? .This Was Not Looting - By Christopher�Hitchens


Leave it to the people at the NYTs to do a WMD story with out talking about the WMDs. It seams that not only was there justification for our WMD fears but that they had some nuclear arms capabilities. Were are they now? They were "Looted" according to the NYT, more like systimanticly dismantled by professionals, is how the story realy reads.
looters systematically dismantled and removed tons of machinery from Saddam Hussein's most important weapons installations, including some with high-precision equipment capable of making parts for nuclear arms,

"They came in with the cranes and the lorries, and they depleted the whole sites," Dr. Araji said. "They knew what they were doing; they knew what they want. This was sophisticated looting."

The threat posed by these types of facilities was cited by the Bush administration as a reason for invading Iraq,

For nearly a year, the two agencies have sent regular reports to the United Nations Security Council detailing evidence of the dismantlement of Iraqi military installations and, in a few cases, the movement of Iraqi gear to other countries.

This story keeps going like this, I can't beleive I'm not seeing it alover the Networks, oh ya ... Bush would be proven right!!!

Thursday, March 03, 2005

A Blue supreme Court

Leave it to OpinionJournal to get this right.

"No doubt most Americans will concede that the death penalty for 16- and 17-year-olds is a difficult moral question. That is why different U.S. states have different laws on the matter, and we'd probably oppose such executions if we sat in a legislature. But rather than defer to the will of voters as expressed through state legislatures and at least two ballot initiatives (in Arizona and Florida), Roper imposes the view of five justices that the execution of 16- and 17-year-olds is both wrong and unconstitutional. As Justice Antonin Scalia writes in a dissent that is even more pungent than his usual offerings, 'The court thus proclaims itself sole arbiter of our nation's moral standards.' " - Wall Street Journal

Put me on a jury and it would have to be special circumstances for me to execute a 17 year old. Make me a legislator and I'd vote to ban such pratices, but don't take the option off the table for every single case in the whole United States do to some arbitrary "standards of decency," that mostly stem from international bodies.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Free and Equal "Illinois" Elections

When I first heard of House Bill 0758 (HB0758) , I thought it was a good idea that would never go far. But thanks to Blogs like Red Chicago: Install Democracy to Illinois - not Iraq(Just Kidding) but especially Random Act Of Kindness , and many, many others. There is a good chance that thing might pass.

We here in Illinois have stood by to long as incumbents rule the day. It is even worse here where I'm sitting, Chicago!!!!. This town has been ruled by the same machine for too long. This bill is a good step towards making elections in this town mean something. The next step is equally important, getting qualified people to run!!! In the last mayoral election, Daley did have two opponents, but no mater how bad Daley turns out, you didn't want him to loose. That is what has to change, and if it takes a green, progressive, independent or libertarian to change things around here. Lets do it!!!

But first Visit Random Act Of Kindness, they have much more information and some good links/ commentary, plus they have the all-important ways to contact your representatives.