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  • 70% in Massachusetts Favor Ban on Public Benefits For Illegal Immigrants

    05/12/2010 8:32:12 AM PDT · 27 of 35
    The Iguana to iowamark

    More evidence that Democrats push an aggressive immigration package at their peril.

  • The 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition

    05/12/2009 9:19:19 PM PDT · 12 of 15
    The Iguana to TheDailyChange

    At last - a video version of Iowahawk’s still advert. Fantastic.

  • The 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition

    05/12/2009 9:19:00 PM PDT · 11 of 15
    The Iguana to TheDailyChange

    At last - a video version of Iowahawk’s still advert. Fantastic.

  • Seven Men Named Jesus

    05/08/2009 3:59:46 PM PDT · 12 of 130
    The Iguana to BlueStateBlues
    A recent poll claimed that about half of all professing Christians don’t believe that Jesus is God, or that the Holy Spirit and Satan even exist.

    Apparently Arianism is harder to stamp out than we once thought.

  • News Corp will charge for newspaper websites, says Rupert Murdoch

    05/07/2009 11:31:58 PM PDT · 24 of 25
    The Iguana to KarlInOhio
    That's the key - it has to be 1) unique content, and 2) unique content that people want. The WSJ has both.

    It's possible that other papers could have such content, but they'll have to examine that carefully: What do they provide that no one else does and that readers actually want? For most papers, the answer will be: local news/sports coverage.

    And they'll have to find a way to price it affordably.

  • U.S. Navy Ship Outruns Pursuing Pirates

    05/07/2009 11:19:53 PM PDT · 151 of 163
    The Iguana to river rat
    If it's racist to question Obama's history, truthfulness, intellect, loyalty, anti American friendships, anti American behavior and general deportment as a congenital liar and narcissist...

    I hope not. This site would be out of business.

    But it's certainly possible to do these things without mentioning his race.

    It may not have been your intent, but you have to consider how these words come across.

    I don't think the Navy alters its ROE simply because of the skin color of the president. One can imagine a number of possible black presidents - say, Colin Powell (be he RINO or not), Michael Steele, etc. - which wouldn't seem likely to prompt such questions.

  • The President Who Hates His Country

    05/07/2009 11:10:05 AM PDT · 9 of 40
    The Iguana to patriotgal1787
    If Obama is proven to be the fraud and interloper many suspect, every one of his edicts, bills, laws, dictates, Supreme Court selections, et al, will be overturned...

    If by some tremendous chance he were disqualified - something I can't see happening, more likely the statute would be ruled unconstitutional - Joe Biden would become president, and at worst all of his previous executive orders would be confirmed. I'm not sure that's any improvement.

  • U.S. Navy Ship Outruns Pursuing Pirates

    05/07/2009 11:04:17 AM PDT · 61 of 163
    The Iguana to Lou L
    They no doubt do have arms aboard - but probably have standing orders to evade rather than engage.

    I'm curious why it had no combat escort.

  • U.S. Navy Ship Outruns Pursuing Pirates

    05/07/2009 11:02:04 AM PDT · 54 of 163
    The Iguana to river rat
    Would the Navy behave so cowardly under a WHITE Christian natural born citizen President?

    This is satire of some kind, right?

  • Reportedly Laid-Off Lawyer is an Apparent Suicide at Kilpatrick Stockton

    05/01/2009 11:31:32 AM PDT · 17 of 27
    The Iguana to The KG9 Kid

    Levy also worked for Sam Alito in the Reagan Justice Department - some interesting twists in his legal career, that’s for sure.

  • Reportedly Laid-Off Lawyer is an Apparent Suicide at Kilpatrick Stockton

    05/01/2009 11:29:30 AM PDT · 16 of 27
    The Iguana to The KG9 Kid
    Whatever his position on gun control - the position you argue as a lawyer is not always what you really believe, so it's hard to tell here - what a tragic waste.

    Apparently he was given 48 hours notice of his termination. Makes you wonder if the firm is rethinking how they handled this.

    Obviously there was more going on in Levy's life before the layoff. And it's sobering to realize - if a superstar like this guy can get axed, no one is really safe. Or at least not in the legal community.

  • An Interview with Arlen Specter’s Challenger

    04/28/2009 10:54:44 AM PDT · 19 of 22
    The Iguana to InterceptPoint
    But we can kick YouKnowWhat in the 2010 election.

    That won't be easy. The GOP has more seats to defend in the Senate in 2010, and more open seats to defend as well.

    Not until 2012 will Democrats have more turf to defend in the Senate.

  • Rescue Ship For Hubble Shuttle Flight Moves to Launch Pad

    04/18/2009 5:03:12 PM PDT · 8 of 12
    The Iguana to Sequoyah101
    "Can anybody name just three things it has done to make the U.S. a better place to live and work?"

    If that is the standard, a great deal of scientific research would have to go out the window right now.

    It's not just about pictures. Hubble has a considerable array of instruments, and through them we have learned a vast amount about the universe we live in. And who knows? One day this pure scientific knowledge could one day become the basis for more practical advances.

    Hubble has not been cheap. But there are far worse ways to spend government money.

  • Gallup poll: Catholics more unorthodox than Protestants

    04/04/2009 5:40:19 PM PDT · 33 of 264
    The Iguana to Iscool
    Drinking alcohol is encouraged in the Catholic church.

    There is nothing sinful about drinking alcohol. If there were, there would have to be some hard questions about Christ's first miracle.

    Drinking to excess, certainly. But I don't see the Scriptural basis for tee-totaling as intrinsically necessary.

  • Gallup poll: Catholics more unorthodox than Protestants

    04/04/2009 5:36:36 PM PDT · 32 of 264
    The Iguana to fishtank
    The RCC needs to put more emphasis on the primacy of God’s word rather than the primacy of Rome’s word.

    That's a Protestant way of framing the discussion, and one we can't accept as Catholics. It is the Magisterium, the teaching authority of the Church, that permits us to understand what Scripture *means* - Scripture that reached its canonical state in the bosom of the Church herself. Tradition + Scripture - it is not an either/or proposition for us, but both/and. We *should* read Scripture more often - no question. We should also read the Church's doctors and Fathers, so that we read Scripture with them.

    Having said that, I will offer an ecumenical observation: These days, the greatest sectarian quarrels are increasingly not between the denominations, but within them. A Missouri Synod Lutheran likely has much more in common with orthodox Catholics on moral teachings (and probably a good deal else) than he does with, say, a lot of what goes on in the ELCA.

  • 'Great Escape' PoWs remember comrades... and boo 'silly' Steve McQueen

    03/26/2009 7:20:14 AM PDT · 49 of 119
    The Iguana to raptor29
    “Their finest hour” was only made possible by a bunch of American workers putting in thousands of ‘their finest hours’ to manufacture the war machine products that carried Britain’s ass during the years in the war before our troops arrived.

    Lend Lease helped the Brits, no question, but not to win the Battle of Britain - the Hurricanes and Spitfires were entirely British designed, built and manned. Their radar networks were entirely of their own devising (and well ahead of anything America had at the time).

    Britain could not have won the war without America. But they weren't losing when we came in, either. And there's no questioning their dedication or tenacity.

    There's serious anti-Americanism in Britain, but these old vets aren't the ones to go after on that score - they know better than anyone what they owe to America, and unlike most of their younger compatriots, they put it on the line when it counted. I'd chalk it up to old resentments at that the Hollywoodization of their story - something even Americans can sympathize with.

  • 'Great Escape' PoWs remember comrades... and boo 'silly' Steve McQueen

    03/26/2009 7:10:21 AM PDT · 44 of 119
    The Iguana to raptor29
    Baloney. They had Neville Chamberlain in office, and were a bunch of ‘head-in-the-sand’ wusses whose unique advantage against Hitler was being across a body of water. Otherwise, they would have gone down as meekly as France.

    And America had Charles Lindbergh, Joseph Kennedy (a bigger appeaser than Chamberlain ever was) and Joseph Nye, and a unique advantage against Hitler of being across an even bigger body of water.

    The Brits unfortunately did have Chamberlain and their share of pacifists. But they also had Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden.

    They hid inside while Germans bombed the hell out of their cities from the air, only taking time for an occasional glance over their shoulders to the west to see if those ships from America were anywhere close to the horizon yet. Gimme a break.

    You have heard of the Battle of Britain?

    Whatever they're like now (or those not in Afghanistan or Iraq), it's hard to argue that 1939-1945 wasn't "their finest hour."

  • Pope Removes Ban on British Holocaust Denier Bishop

    01/26/2009 2:28:05 AM PST · 18 of 29
    The Iguana to SJackson
    No, it simply didn't happen, maybe 300,000 Jews died. At best.

    You're saying the Holocaust did not happen?

  • Pope Removes Ban on British Holocaust Denier Bishop

    01/26/2009 2:27:09 AM PST · 17 of 29
    The Iguana to GovernmentShrinker
    Will he be recognized as a bishop, or even a priest, in the Roman Catholic Church? Or is he just getting his membership back? It’s also not clear how he got to be a bishop in the first place, if the man who was Pope at the time actively disagreed with the plan for him to become a bishop.

    All that has been done is to lift his excommunication, effective this week. He remains suspended a divinis. which means he cannot confer any of the sacraments, establish new parishes, or employ any of the other powers of bishops. That remains true of all other SSPX bishops and priests - further talks are needed to fully regularize their position with the Church.

    Williamson (and the other SSPX bishops) were excommunicated in the first place precisely for being ordained. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre consecrated these four bishops in June 1988 without any authorization by the Pope, and in so doing all involved automatically incurred late sententiae excommunication.

    Because Lefebvre had the power to consecrate new bishops, Williams (alas) is technically a valid bishop, but he is not a licit one, because he was not authorized to become one by Rome.

    As for his ideas on the Holocaust, they are ludicrous but not technically heresy and therefore don't affect his excommunication. But I dare say he will have to recant before he is regularized as part of any deal with the SSPX, assuming he is regularized at all.

  • Pope notes progress in Lutheran-Catholic dialogue over justification

    01/19/2009 9:39:48 AM PST · 11 of 35
    The Iguana to April Lexington

    With due respect, the Catholic and Orthodox Churches beg to differ.

  • Wanted! Your Views On America's Space Program Goals

    01/13/2009 10:57:53 AM PST · 31 of 35
    The Iguana to AFreeBird
    "I like the idea of using existing components in a new configuration to "git'r done", and not leave us out of the game for so long."

    The DIRECT guys claim they can get us back into (manned) space by 2013 with the Jupiter 120 launcher, as opposed to 2015 for Ares I (which may be sliding now to 2016 due to various difficulties) - assuming the word "go" is given in April after a 60 day review. On the moon by 2017 instead of 2020.

    It seems unconscionable to wait six years without a manned capability. Of course with luck SpaceX will be available with their Dragon capsule by 2011-2012 (I hope that happens either way, so that NASA can get out of the Low Earth Orbit game and leave that to private contractors and private enterprise), but there's no guarantee. This still leaves a three year gap, but that's more manageable, and easier to fill with SpaceX or, with considerably higher risk, extending the shuttles with a few more missions if Congress is really willing to cough up the extra cash they're talking about.

    So I do hope Obama's people really listened to the DIRECT presentation seriously, and have it independently assessed. It's not too late to ditch Ares and go DIRECT.

  • Wanted! Your Views On America's Space Program Goals

    01/13/2009 10:49:03 AM PST · 30 of 35
    The Iguana to Freeport
    DIRECT 2.0 does seem to be the best option on hand to achieve what Congress asked for. And what they asked for was a Shuttle Derived Launch System (SDLV) making maximum use of existing hardware to affordably and quickly attain the goals of the Vision for Space Exploration (manned exploration of the moon, Mars, NEO's, and if necessary crewing of the ISS). Congress didn't want any major hits to the existing NASA work force.

    Given those objectives, DIRECT on its face does seem to be the far better option - it can do what Ares claims it can do 2-3 years sooner, and for close to half the cost, and more safely. Apparently even NASA's own internal review suggested as much. Unfortunately, while Griffin was right to want to terminate the Shuttle, he seems too wedded to Ares. And Ares has reached the point where it uses virtually no Shuttle systems any longer - which means more cost, longer testing, more uncertainty, and higher risk of cancellation (especially of the big Ares V booster).

    Could you design a better system "clean sheet?" Sure. But we have to work within what Congress wants and will go for.

    And having said that, ideally Direct would be focused on beyond LEO exploration, while LEO becomes the preserve of commercial space enterprises as soon as possible through award contracts, deregulation, and tax breaks.

  • Buzz builds around Pawlenty's house

    08/28/2008 5:19:38 PM PDT · 41 of 111
    The Iguana to library user
    I'm not a Pawlenty fan (just to get that out of the way) - but I just don't understand the enthusiasm for Romney hereabouts. Seriously.

    I understood when he became the only Stop-McCain candidate left standing. But beyond that?

  • Ya can't make it up (Obama in turban and Michelle w/ Afro toting AK-47 on The New Yorker cover)

    07/14/2008 1:06:19 AM PDT · 70 of 87
    The Iguana to flyfree
    He's not the Antichrist. He's a naive, Chicago politician pandering to everyone he meets.

    Just as we should be aware - I mean, come on - that Obama's religion isn't Islam.

    It's Big Government.

  • What old-guard feminists get wrong about Catholics

    04/28/2008 9:22:21 AM PDT · 64 of 219
    The Iguana to TraditionalistMommy
    1) It seems that you are advancing two arguments for women's ordination: a theological one and a practical one.

    The theological support for the exclusively male presbyterate, however, is rooted in the continuous, unbroken tradition of the Church, east and west, which in turn is founded on the example of Christ in establishing the apostolic priesthood. Christ, who was so radical in breaking traditional Jewish customs, especially where women were concerned, yet chose only men for his apostles. Andit was not as if priestesses were unknown in the Roman World. Can we really say that he would stop short here and be bound by cultural conventions if he really thought that the dignity of women was implicated?

    As John Paul II put it in Mulieris Dignitatem, "In calling only men as his Apostles, Christ acted in a completely free and sovereign manner. In doing so, he exercised the same freedom with which, in all his behavior, he emphasized the dignity and the vocation of women, without conforming to the prevailing customs and to the traditions sanctioned by the legislation of the time." This point was reaffirmed in Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, which treated the question as settled and part of the deposit of the faith.

    The mistake, I think is in understanding the Church in purely material terms: and in material institutions, we are accustomed to the complete equality of men and women now. It must be said, in fairness, that many priests and bishops may be to blame to some extent by behaving in ways that make the priesthood look like a power institution rather than one of service - and ontological re-ordering.

    2) Then there is the practical argument you seem to be making: We are short of priests. The Church is dying.

    In this regard, however, I would affirm the point made by others: traditional, orthodox orders and dioceses which hold firm to doctrine and traditional charisms and practices are not having problems attracting vocations (male or female). The traditionalist orders FSSP and ICKSP literally have waiting lists because their seminaries are filled to capacity. In St. Louis, Kenrick Glennon seminary has doubled its seminarians (to well over 100) since Archbishop Burke was installed in 2005.

    And it must be observed as well that mainline Protestant Churches (Episcopalians, Presbyterians, some Lutherans, some Methodists, etc.) which have ordained women are all losing membership, and often have vocational shortages. Clearly having ordained women has not solved their problems.

    But I do agree that a significant number of American Catholics are open to women's ordination. If so, however, I would suggest that this is a measure of the degree to which they think as Americans, rather than as Catholics.

    To paraphrase C.S. Lewis from above, what is striking about U.S. Catholic parishes today is that - priest notwithstanding - they are dominated by women. Too few men are involved. To make the Church even more feminine seems an unlikely way to bring them back in.

  • US Catholic Church seeks to find root of priest sex abuse

    11/17/2006 6:34:58 AM PST · 338 of 369
    The Iguana to DungeonMaster
    Yes it's being completely controlled in Rome and all the rules and definitions are made there.

    Rome has steppd in only because of the American episcopacy's failure to address the problem. Even so most of these problems have been dealt with at the diocesan level. Appeal is made to Rome per canon law when victims (or the accused) feel that the diocese has dropped the ball.

    But as for priests, those are in fact trained and accepted at the diocesan level. Even bishops are largely selected by cioceses in the region, with the Pope only formally approving their choices in most cases. With some 4,000+ Catholic dioceses worldwide, it is impossible to do it otherwise.

    The bible calls for Elders to lead churches but Rome makes up a brand new thing, a Christian Priest, completely foreign to the bible.

    What word are you translating as "elder?" Episcopos?

    Everything from that wrong definition is going to be wrong so there is no wonder that they go astray.

    The idea of a sacramental priesthood is in evidence almost immediately in the early Church (Apostolic, post-apostolic patristic) writings - if they got it wrong, pretty much every early Christian community did, east and west.

  • J.D> Hayworth's(2006 immigration hardliner) election results from 2000-2006

    11/15/2006 11:40:09 AM PST · 49 of 133
    The Iguana to Dane
    I have two words for you:

    Jack Abramoff.

    Exit surveys and polls during the race suggest this was the #1 issue that did in Hayworth. He was one of the most closely tied to Abramoff.

    Jon Kyl, who was also hardline on immigration, sailed to victory in Arizona. He had no Abramoff/scandal issues.

    I'm not saying Hayworth didn't lose any votes over his immigration stance. But it doesn't seem to have been the main reason he lost.

  • President Eisenhower Letter-Honor Robert E. Lee

    10/18/2006 8:26:30 PM PDT · 110 of 216
    The Iguana to Non-Sequitur
    As for Lee, he lost pretty convincingly up at Gettysburg, to an army of roughly equal size, and to a general that few would consider his equal. In fact, Lee lost to inferior generals to end both his campaigns in the North.

    Lee had a bad week. No question about it.

    But he had lots of help. Virtually all of his chief subordinates let him down: Stuart, Hill, Heth, Ewell...and (albeit not to the extent Early argued) Longstreet.

    And being on the defensive, Meade had very little to do. It was left to subordinate commanders to simply stand firm at critical moments. Most of the credit, such as it is, goes to Buford, Reynolds, Hancock, Hunt, Custer, and Chamberlain.

  • Pope: "Remarks not my views"

    09/17/2006 6:24:05 PM PDT · 43 of 119
    The Iguana to SnarlinCubBear

    Read the address, and you'll understand why, I think.

  • Pope to debate evolution with former students

    08/30/2006 5:01:44 PM PDT · 37 of 50
    The Iguana to nmh
    It's not my fault that Catholicism does NOT believe in God creating all we see and don't see.

    Actually, the Nicene Creed is pretty clear on that: "I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible."

    That's the creed that is said (or is supposed to be said) in every Catholic mass.

  • Pope to debate evolution with former students

    08/30/2006 4:52:20 PM PDT · 36 of 50
    The Iguana to thomaswest
    Martin Luther went on to be the first man to print the Bible in the German language.

    Actually, the first printed German bible came out in 1466 - the Mentel Bible, which went through 18 editions until Luther's superseded it in 1522.

    Dozens more versions appeared in the decades after.

    Luther's claim to fame was that his captured the hearts of so many of his countrymen, becoming interwoven into the language itself and its idioms.

  • A Call to the Faithful: The Didache and Human Life

    06/17/2006 4:04:42 PM PDT · 47 of 61
    The Iguana to Pete from Shawnee Mission
    I can think of 2 other early Church documents that specifically state that abortion is wrong; "The apology of Anathagoras" and "The Shepard of Hermeas".

    Actually, Athenagoras' "Plea for the Christians," apparently addressed to the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, is usually dated in the 170's, probably 177 A.D.

    Other "Apostolic Fathers" worth checking out (from the first centruy after Christ's death and Resurrection) are Clement, Ignatius, Polycarp, the anonymous letter to Diognetus, Barnabas, and the fragments of Papias.

    The Didache is especially worthy of note given that the early dating ranges for it would actually put its composition before much of the New Testament canon. Hard to get back much further than that. Someone should send a copy to Dan Brown.

  • This Day In History | World War II - 1942 The Battle of Midway begins

    06/04/2006 6:39:25 AM PDT · 9 of 25
    The Iguana to wita
    Actually, only half of the Japenese carriers in the Midway op were actually sunk.

    The two light carriers in the Northern (Aleutians) operation of course were undamaged - they were raced south after the first attack sinking the Akagi, the Kaga, and the Soryu. But they failed to arrive in time.

    There were also, I believe, two light carriers protecting the Japanese Main Body. Not part of Nagumo's striking force.

    But the four fleet carriers the Japanese lost were the ones that mattered. They were four of Japan's six biggest carriers, with her best pilots and crews. And she never recovered from that loss.

  • This Day In History | World War II - 1942 The Battle of Midway begins

    06/04/2006 6:35:04 AM PDT · 7 of 25
    The Iguana to mainepatsfan
    As historian Gordon Prange noted, Nimitz called Midway "a miracle." And after finishing his study of the battle, he tended to think Nimitz understated matters.

    Cracking the Japanese code and Nimitz daring to act on it was a providential turn even greater than the discovery of Lee's Special Orders 191. The stakes were greater and the number of things that had to go right were greater as well.

    Hats off to the brave men who gave their all 64 years ago.

  • What Happens When There Is No Plan B? (or Conservatives made me have an abortion)

    06/04/2006 6:20:00 AM PDT · 44 of 225
    The Iguana to Fzob
    One wonders if the untold legions of unexpectedly impregnated women unfortunate enough to live before the advent of Plan B were the victims of politicized religion - and George W. Bush - as well.

    This one just takes your breath away.

  • Principled Immigration

    05/31/2006 6:07:01 AM PDT · 4 of 34
    The Iguana to smokeyb
    Yes, but she's that rarest of Harvard Law professors - a conservative one.

    She's also very Catholic, so that tempers her position on immigration.

  • How ancient whales lost their legs, got sleek and conquered the oceans

    05/23/2006 9:32:53 AM PDT · 50 of 365
    The Iguana to All
    Evolution at sea bump:

  • 'Da Vinci Code' opens with estimated $29 million

    05/21/2006 8:32:29 AM PDT · 72 of 355
    The Iguana to mtbopfuyn
    Depressing? What, you can't get over the fact it's FICTION? We're heading out to see the movie today.

    Many people aren't taking it that way - no doubt in part because Brown insists that all his research for the novel is "absolutely true."

    ---------------

    'Da Vinci’ undermines faith, survey claims
    Controversy over film reaches fever pitch a day before its world debut

    Alastair Grant / AP

    Updated: 4:11 p.m. ET May 16, 2006
    “The Da Vinci Code” has undermined faith in the Roman Catholic Church and badly damaged its credibility, a survey of British readers revealed Tuesday as tensions over — and hype for — the forthcoming film reached a fever pitch.

    As its stars off headed to walk the red carpet at Cannes, where the film was set to debut Wednesday before a worldwide release Friday, at least two countries limited the film's release.

    The British survey, released by a group of prominent Catholics, revealed that readers of Dan Brown's blockbuster novel are twice as likely to believe Jesus Christ fathered children and four times as likely to think the conservative Catholic group Opus Dei is a murderous sect.

    ...

  • Hunter Suggests NATO Take Over JFK Flattop

    05/16/2006 4:11:26 PM PDT · 122 of 254
    The Iguana to LSUfan
    My question is: What kind of shape is the ship in?

    Is it in as bad a shape as the Constellation was?

  • President gets tepid welcome on GOP turf -- Immigration policies vigorously opposed

    04/26/2006 5:19:44 PM PDT · 102 of 110
    The Iguana to Wolfstar
    Once again, the fact that the founder of the KKK is a hero of yours is something you choose to advertise about yourself.

    In fairness, I think you might do well to do some more research into Nathan Bedford Forrest's postwar history.

    You might be surprised.

  • LDS Church signs letter on traditional marriage: U.S. religious leaders aim to sway Senate vote

    04/25/2006 11:51:45 AM PDT · 16 of 54
    The Iguana to Utah Girl
    "I feel badly that the (LDS) church has to again re-emphasize its belief that marriage is between a man and a woman," Millie Watts said. "It hurts. It may unite other families, but it hurts my family."

    Your hurt feelings are outweighed by the higher good of the common good, Ms. Watts.

    Sorry. Feelings don't trump everything else.

  • I Hate Email [Iowahawk Guest Commentary by Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi; Senior VP, Al-Qaeda In Iraq]

    04/23/2006 12:56:18 PM PDT · 8 of 15
    The Iguana to 68skylark
    Vintage Iowahawk.

    One of his best yet, and that's saying something. I'm still bursting inside over his War On Lutefisk satire.

  • Immigration and the GOP Is it still the party of Reagan, or of Tom Tancredo?

    03/31/2006 5:06:10 AM PST · 60 of 262
    The Iguana to wrathof59
    WSJ just wants cheap labor for the companies, these are the Rockefeller wing of the party.

    Hard to argue with that proposition.

    The Journal is nothing if not consistent.

  • "Confederate States of America: The Movie"

    02/27/2006 4:11:46 AM PST · 70 of 102
    The Iguana to Luke21
    Lee refused to march on Washington after Bull Run. It was open and undefended. That decision ended southern prospects. You cannot fight a gentleman's war.

    First Bull Run (or First Manassas, take your pick) was in July 1861.

    Lee did not take charge of the Confederate field army in Virginia (not named the Army of Northern Virginia until later in 1862) until the end of May, 1862, when Joe Johnston was wounded at Fair Oaks/Seven Pines.

    Ultimately, it was Jeff Davis's decision to not push on into Washington.

  • "Confederate States of America: The Movie"

    02/27/2006 4:05:43 AM PST · 68 of 102
    The Iguana to pabianice
    Couldn't they have at least had a *plausible* cause for the alteration in history, like Lee's Lost order never having been lost?

    Hell would have frozen over before the British or French would send troops to Virginia in 1863.

  • Should SD governor sign bill to outlaw abortions? Freep this poll!

    02/25/2006 11:14:39 PM PST · 4 of 24
    The Iguana to gsrinok

    Freeped.

  • Top 10 List of Habitable Stars to Guide Search

    02/21/2006 8:42:27 PM PST · 16 of 25
    The Iguana to KevinDavis
    "Heck most planets can be like Western Canada like we see in SG1 and Atlantis..."

    LOL

  • Muslims Assault U.S. Embassy in Indonesia

    02/19/2006 8:32:27 AM PST · 30 of 268
    The Iguana to janetjanet998
    A Danish newspaper runs an anti-Islamic cartoon. Indonesian protestors naturally storm the United States embassy.

    Their geography could use a little work.

  • The world may celebrate the end of the Western civilization

    02/14/2006 10:37:18 PM PST · 66 of 130
    The Iguana to presidio9
    Having children has become something like atavism in the West which causes too much discomfort and trouble to people's professional careers and personal development.

    Russia ain't exactly overrun with new children either, Sergei.

    Unlike the “highly developed Western civilization,” Asia , Africa and Latin America suffer from the overpopulation crisis.

    And yet their TFR's are largely collapsing as well.

  • Students Reject Honor to 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' Hero (Col. Greg "Pappy" Boyington)

    02/14/2006 10:46:29 AM PST · 55 of 106
    The Iguana to Littlejon
    Student senator Jill Edwards, according to minutes of the student government's meeting last week, said she "didn't believe a member of the Marine Corps was an example of the sort of person UW wanted to produce."

    In which case, I'm not sure I believe that Student senator Jill Edwards is an example of the sort of person UW should produce.