Having It Both Ways, Part II

Leaking Senatorial candidate Jack Ryan's sealed divorce records seems to have slipped beneath the radar of the Republican-haters, but publishng John Kerry's divorce records would somehow be starting down some "slippery slope"? What's up with that?

Sorry, folks. You started down that slippery slope as soon as Ryan's privacy was violated. In for a penny, in for a pound. As we said years ago, character only counts if you have it. If Ryan's divorce is somehow indicative of his character, so is Kerry's. If it's OK to delve into the private life of a candidate for Senate, then surely it's admissable to take a look at the private life of a candidate for the highest elective office in the land. Can't have it both ways.

Not that we expect consistency from the Left.

Having It Both Ways, Part I

For some strange reason, it's perfectly OK for those who are consumed by a white-hot hatred of George Bush to post an on-line ad equating him with Adolf Hitler. But somehow, it's not OK for the Republicans to use that same footage to show just how nasty the Left can get with its constant ad hominem attacks.

If the Left had any actual ideas that could be proven to be beneficial to this country, maybe they wouldn't have to resort to hysteria to quite literally scare up votes. One excellent example of this is the so-called "War On Terror", which -- misguide though it might be -- is a far better approach to the matter than the appeasement being promoted by the bed-wetters of the Left Coast. Anyone who ever grew up in a tough neighborhood knows that the way to get rid of a bully is not thru appeasement, but by giving him a bloody nose; with the proviso that if he's willing to behave himself, peaceful co-existence is possible. Unfortunately, the American Left has learned nothing from the bad example of Neville Chamberlain.

Not that the Republicans' hands are completely clean. Taking away the rights and freedom of law-abiding citizens and leaving our borders wide open is hardly the way to discourage those who will kill us for no other reason than who and what we are. It's good to hear a President finally using the "f" word (freedom), but it would be far better if he'd stop paying lip service to it and actually work toward it. Let decent people loose and crime of all types will drop precipitously.

Perhaps a Libertarian President would have enough sense to call upon Congress to do what it should have done all along and issue Letters of Marque and Reprisal. Oh, there's that pesky Constituion thing getting in the way again.


Vox's Rules For Finding A Wife

The esteemed Vox Day passes along his 10 rules for finding the right wife. (Rendered gender-neutral, the same rules would apply to women seeking the right husband.) The entire article is well worth reading.

1. Is she a woman of genuine faith?

2. Does she accept the notion of personal responsibility?

3. Are you comfortable with her?

4. Can she entertain herself?

5. Does she genuinely put the interests of others first?

6. Do your friends and family think she's good for you?

7. Does she attempt to control you?

8. Does she treat you with respect, in public and in private?

9. Are you in agreement on the larger issues?

10. Finally, do you know her? Really, truly know her?

Years ago, we said that it seemed like too many people wanted to get married in the worst way and that's what they seemed to be doing. Being in a hurry is what gets people in trouble. "Marry in haste, repent at leisure."


Who's Going To Be #3?

Former Pres. Reagan's passing has left the world a lesser place. The only positive aspects to his passing are #1: he's in a better place and his earthly troubles are over; and #2: now is a great opportunity for everyone on the loony left to show us all just how hypocritical they can be. People who vilified him mercilessly during his presidency are now singing his (albeit faint) praises.

We spoke some time back with a guy who was at an occasion where Pres. Reagan spoke. As he entered, everyone rose (as befits the entrance of he POTUS). All except one person -- ABC's Sam Donaldson. What a jerk. And here we were treated to SD reporting on the death on ABC. (For only a few moments, of course. We do have our limits.)

And yesterday, The Good Lord saw fit to take Ray Charles from us. Most of the so-calld "black leaders" aren't worthy to shine his shoes. Not only was he an incredibly gifted musician, but a real human being as well. Probably did more to improve race relations in this country than all the black politicians and black preachers put together. Maybe Heaven was just in need of some good music....


On The Road Again....

... just can't wait to get on the road again.

OK, so it's that time of year again. Even with the high cost of gas, your humble master must still hit the road and seek out those who are ready to learn. Not to mention doing the occasional good deed here and there. Ergo, these postings will be (and have been for the last little while) a bit spotty. Not that we're ignoring the spot, but 'Net access is going to be a bit iffy for a while.

Already, we've been thru several states and had some rather interesting conversations. So far, the best stop was at the Libertarian National Convention in Atlanta. As soon as feasable, we'll be posting some l/Libertarian-oriented links to some great Web sites.

As an aside, we found it intriguing how many Libertarians have already read -- or plan to read -- Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged". Surely one of the better and more enjoyable books on our reading list (which might need updating!)

More and more, we come to the conlcusion that the Libertarian candidate (Michael Badnarik) is the one to vote for in November. More on that later.