Saturday, April 18, 2009

Susan Boyle - Britains Got Talent 2009 Episode 1 - Saturday 11th April

Just in case you missed it, this is a wonderful video.

Leftists Don't Believe in Free Speech

You know what?

This shouldn't come as any shocker, but yet it is Conservatives who are always portrayed as the enemies of basic freedoms.

I arrived in Austin, Texas, one evening recently to give a speech about academic freedom at the university there. Entering the hall where I was to give my speech, I was greeted -- if that's the word -- by a raucous protest organized by a professor and self-styled Bolshevik, Dana Cloud. Forty protesters hoisted placards high in the air and robotically chanted "Down With Horowitz," "Racist Go Home," and "No More Witch-hunts."

What good are universities if they allow such nonsense?

I don't know of a single leftist speaker among the thousands who visit campuses every term who has been obstructed or attacked by conservative students, who are too decent and too tolerant to do that. The entire evening in Texas reminded me of the late Orianna Fallaci's observation that what we are facing in the post-9/11 world is not a "clash of civilizations," but a clash of civilization versus barbarism.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

U.S. Ship Captain Rescued From Pirates by Navy Seals

Seems lately we have had some true heros to admire, Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, airline pilote whos sucessfully landed an airliner in the Hudson River.

Now we have Captain Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama who offered himself as a hostage to save his crew.

Let us not forget the Navy SEALS who freed Capt Phillips.

It is people like this who give me hope in a troubled world.

Mombasa, Kenya, April 12 -- An American captain being held by Somali pirates was freed unharmed Sunday in an operation carried out by U.S. Navy Seals, U.S. military officials said. Three of the pirates were killed and the fourth was captured.

The captain, Richard Phillips, who had been held in a lifeboat adrift in the Indian Ocean since Wednesday, was initially taken aboard the Norfolk, Va.-based guided missile destroyer USS Bainbridge. He was later flown to the USS Boxer, where he received medical attention and phoned his family. The operation took place at 7:19 p.m. local time, the Navy said.