I would like to address an issue that has been vexing the dexteroblogosphere for some time now: voting in the 2006 elections.
I am not going to be all idealistic and say that as citizens, it is our duty to vote. (It may be, but reality trumps ideals this year.) The argument can be made that not voting is a good sign: it means the people think things are going well, that the boat need not be rocked. Contented people, on the whole, do not vote. One needs to be motivated to vote, or be forced to vote (as in Australia).
But things are not all right. America turned out in record numbers to vote in 2004. What makes this of interest for this year is that record numbers of conservatives and leftists turned out to vote. The leftists are still as seething and motivated. Being in power, we may not be as motivated, which is what The Left is precisely betting on. This time, we cannot sit out of complacency or spite. Read the rest of this entry »
A recent incident demonstrates why the mainstream media, or the legacy media as some call such entities, cannot be entirely trusted. Rather than reporting the news, some feel the need to make the news. This is unacceptable.
A Reuters cameraman, Imad Muhammad Intisar Boghnat, was arrested for inciting Arab children to throw rocks at Israeli vehicles. It is alleged that he participated in throwing rocks as well.
For more information, see:
“The Multi-Talented Cameramen of Reuters’ Middle East Bureau” by Patrick of Clarity & Resolve.
“Israel arrests Reuters cameraman for encouraging rock-throwers” by AllahPundit of Hot Air.
“Reuters Cameraman Caught Staging Photos of Rock Throwers” by Charles Johnson of LGF.
“Reuters Cameraman Remanded for Inciting Rock Attacks” by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz of Israel National News.
A time to celebrate America, I think, rather than wring our hands in despair.