Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sunday Readings

The Louisiana governor talks about what it means to be conservative, why he became a Catholic and why our immigration policy goes against the American dream.
The news from the north of our home in Tbilisi didn’t strike me as unusual. In the breakaway region of South Ossetia, clashes continued between Georgian- and Ossetian-held villages. Georgians said they had gone in to stop the fighting. The Russians, who back the Ossetians, traded threats with the Georgians. This had been going on for weeks. I gave no more thought to it and went grocery shopping.

Obama tied to lobbyists, but boasts of not taking money
By Ken Dilanian, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Barack Obama often boasts he is "the only candidate who isn't taking a dime from Washington lobbyists," yet his fundraising team includes 38 members of law firms that were paid $138 million last year to lobby the federal government, records show.

All in the Family for Biden and the tort lawyers
ByThomas Lifson, American Thinker
The tort lawyers have a great friend in Joe Biden and his running mate, and there is a smelly "intersection of interests" among them.

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Medieval canals spotted from air

Archaeologists have found what they have described as a "breathtaking engineering project" in Lincolnshire.  Almost 60 miles of medieval canals, possibly built by monks to ferry stone, have been identified in the Fens.

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Roald Dahl’s wartime sex raids

Children's author seduced for Britain in undercover mission. He is known to the world as the author of bestselling children’s books such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. Yet before he became a successful writer, Roald Dahl had a very different reputation – as the sexiest British spy in America. (He did it for God, Queen, and Country!)

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The Wave shows how to turn children into Nazis

A hit German film that shows how to turn children into Nazis. And it's based on a real-life Californian experiment that got scarily out of hand.

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Happy 63rd birthday to Van Morrison. "Baby Please Don't Go" by Them, 1965

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Sarah Palin on Sports:


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