I'd like to say hello to Clint and David, (Hi guys!) and I look forward to contributing with you.
Well, it's another day, so let's see what outrage we can dig up this time, shall we?
First off, we have the "Windshield Death" trial going on in Texas. For those who have been paying attention elsewhere, this is a woman who was on not one, not two, but THREE different intoxicants, driving home from a party, when she hit a homeless man with her car. Now, any normal person would stop, if for no other reason than to pull the man out of their windshield where he had been lodged, but apparently Ms. Mallard felt the need for speed. So she drives home, parks the car in her garage, and then apologises to the man while he's bleeding to death. I really don't have much to say, because the sickening feeling I have in my gut after reading this just takes any and all words away.
Can you imagine yourself in that man's position? Bleeding, sticking out of shattered glass, begging for help, while some stoned bint sits there and says "Oh, I'm so sorry!"? The pain he must have gone through boggles the mind. Personally, I think she needs to get life in prison. That's just my opinion.
More news. Israel is rounding up Palestinians who have connections to Hamas. This is sure to have the normal suspects howling about how Israel is wrecking the "Roadmap to Peace". (a.k.a. the Road to Hell) However, several things have made me believe that the only way Israel can survive is by doing what they are doing.
First of all, there's the whole question of whether or not Arafat can even control Hamas. According to the BBC, Arafat doesn't even control the militants directly under his command. Of course, there are some people who believe that Arafat doesn't WANT to control the terrorist factions, and there are some facts to back that viewpoint up. And in 2001, Iran was so confident of the Gaza Strip falling under Hamas control that the mullahs were actively funding that group.
So which is it? Does Arafat control Hamas? If so, he's done absolutely nothing to stop the terror bombings which occur. And if Arafat cannot control the terrorist groups within the PLO, then at best he's incompetant, and at worst aiding and abetting murder. What choice does that leave Israel?
You're seeing it. And wonder of wonders, how many busses have been blowing up lately? It's kind of hard to plan out a terror attack when your head honchos have been turned into a fine red mist, or captured and taken away.
I'll have my opinion on the Affermative Action ruling later. Tim, my response to the Locke post is in that post's comments.