Good morning and welcome to the August 21st edition of the RINO Sightings Carnival. We’ve got a great collection of posts this week, so let’s get right to it.
First off, Pigilito takes on the unenviable task of coming to the defense of Tour de France winner Floyd Landis, who is currently caught up in a doping scandal.
Next, Stephen Littau presents the second in a series of posts about the issue of military-style police raids and the innocent victims who have been caught up in them:
Collateral damage becomes an unattractive but acceptable euphemism whenever we are involved in a war in which we cannot avoid, such as the war on Islamofascism. The so-called war on drugs is a war which can and should be avoided. First of all, the war is not against drugs but against citizens who decide for themselves to use or sell drugs. Selling or using drugs in or of itself is not a violent act which requires violent force. Violent force should only be used when one citizen is endangering the life, liberty, or property of a non-consenting other citizen. Even when force is required it should only be proportional to the threat against a non-consenting other citizen?s life, liberty, or property.
Next, Jack Yoest writes about Andrew von Eschenbach, a self-proclaimed conservative who also gives money to people like Shelia Jackson Lee. Very interesting.
Don Surber offers up the amusing story of the portrait of Jesus that was hanging in a West Virginia high school and the controversy that seems to follow it everywhere.
Next up, two posts from Larry Bernard. The first makes the observation that people out there are just crazy. Then Larry offers a post called Liberate Athens where he makes this excellent point about America’s stake in what goes on in the rest of the world:
The Freedom of Other nations today is in our intrest in most of the world, but has the spite our political community generated blinded us and rendered us deaf to the cry
Next, JimK at Right Thoughts takes President Bush to task for using his authority to intervene in a local dispute over a cross in San Diego:
My problem is that he used his pen to solve a problem.? He circumvented the state court, which I don?t actually have a problem with either since I think all war memorials should be under the rubric of the DoD.? My point is, he simply signed the problem away.
And, as Jim points out, he did so to pander to the far-right elements of his base.
Finally Dennis at Classical Values looks at some recent comments made by a politician named Tramm Hudson and wonders what the controversy is all about.
And that’s all we’ve got for this week’s carnival. Thanks to everyone who submitted, and everyone who stopped by the check it out. Next week’s carnival will be hosted by Don Surber.