From the daily archives: Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Amazingly enough, something George W. Bush did has brought the ADL and CAIR to the same side of an issue: Dennis Prager’s recent statements about Keith Ellison’s desire to take an oath of office on the Quran are inappropriate for a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, a Presidential appointment.

Yeah – a member of the US Holocaust Memorial has said it’s anti-American for a Muslim member of Congress to take an oath on anything but the Christian bible, and if someone is unwilling to take said oath on said bible, they should not […]

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Despite recent reasons to be optimistic, there are still plenty of things that should cause alarm.

When radio host Jerry Klein suggested that all Muslims in the United States should be identified with a crescent-shape tattoo or a distinctive arm band, the phone lines jammed instantly.

The first caller to the station in Washington said that Klein must be “off his rocker.” The second congratulated him and added: “Not only do you tattoo them in the middle of their forehead but you ship them out of this country … […]

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Researching my last post, I stumbled across this tidbit, that shocked even me: 66% of Americans feel that no country – including the United States – should be allowed to possess nuclear weapons. Holy guacamole! Other interesting stats on security/defense:

87% of Americans support US participation in a nuclear test ban treaty 83% the same for a treaty banning land mines. 91% banning chemical weapons 91% banning biological weapons

I’m not surprised that these items have support, but the margin of support is a little surprising.

Also refreshing: 83% of Americans feel that our foreign policy should coordinate with […]

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VikingSpirit finally grasps why Ken Blackwell went down in flames.

One of the major reasons I think we lost on national, state, and local levels is because of our party and many of our candidates embracing the religious right and extreme views on social issues. Some great exampes are Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania, Jim Talent in Missouri, and Ken Blackwell here in our home state of Ohio.

He goes on to explain a few positions (stem cell research and gay rights, specifically), and the close ties to the Religious Right, that has cost the party moderate voters. And he’s […]

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