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Friday, November 04, 2005
 
Paris Burning. It's not over yet

A very good article by Robert Spencer in FrontPage

That decision is a small example of what the Paris riots demonstrate on a large scale: the abject failure of the multiculturalist philosophy that disparate groups can coexist within a nation without any idea that they must share at least some basic values.

The French are paying the price today for blithely assuming that France could absorb a population holding values vastly different from that of the host population without negative consequences for either.


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What do they want?

I know there's no dialog started with the rioters, although I'm not sure it's correct to call them that because there's visible signs of planning and coordination in the attacks that your typical riot lacks.

But what do the rioters want?

French out of France? (or at least Paris)


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Parental Advisory on this one -- for foul language

Overheard in New York

I'll let you know when I have a contribution.


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Thursday, November 03, 2005
 
Katelyn Sills was expelled for whistleblowing : Lifesite

A teacher, Marie Bain, at Loretto (Catholic) High School in Sacramento was seen by Katelyn at an abortion clinic. Katelyn in a vigil and Marie was an escort.

Katelyn brought this to the attention of the school and didn't have a problem with this disclosure and then she went to the bishop who directed that the school fire the teacher.

In retaliation, the school expelled Katelyn.

Blogger credit: Domenico Bettinelli


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Time for a Constitutional Amendment and other stuff

"no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their children." : Ninth Circuit Lifesite

This is why we need to keep electing Republicans and keep the pressure on them once in office to appoint originalists.

In the meantime, pass a constitional amendment supporting the rights of parents to make educational choices and support vouchers for K-12 education. End the public school monopoly.

Bust up the Ninth Circuit. Put one Circuit in Los Angeles and another in Seattle.


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Wednesday, November 02, 2005
 
Is Paris Burning? Six nights of riots in Paris ghetto split Chirac cabinet : U.K. Telegraph
The French government was reeling yesterday after six nights of rioting which have exposed a split in the cabinet over how to deal with poverty and immigration in the dilapidated Paris suburbs.

As authorities cleaned up the debris of another bout of violence, including the wrecks of 250 cars burned out on Tuesday night, both the prime minister, Dominique de Villepin, and the interior minister, Nicolas Sarkozy, put off foreign trips to deal with the rioting.

A very busy news week in the United States has pushed this story which would otherwise merit a headline here.


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Look who's coming to my neighboorhood

Charles and Camilla to go straight to Ground Zero: Times of London

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall headed straight to Ground Zero in Manhattan after they stepped onto US soil on their first foreign visit together.

The chartered plane carrying Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, and their 16-strong entourage, touched down in fine weather at New York's JFK airport, after leaving RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire at 9am.

Camilla, who has been trying to project a more glamorous image, was wearing a red Italian wool crepe jacket and dress, with velvet chiffon trim by designer Roy Allen.

At Ground Zero, their first ever official duty on foreign soil, they were met by New York Governor George Pataki, British Consul General Sir Phillip Thomas and Kenneth Ringler, Executive Director of the Port Authority which owns the World Trade Centre site.

They paid an emotional visit to the Family Room, a small room set aside for the relatives of those killed and open to them 12 hours a day, seven days a week. The walls are plastered in personal mementos, photographs, birthday cards and tributes from military services around the world. A model of the twin towers is enshrined under a white arch topped with a dove. There are seats inside for the bereaved to sit and grieve and several windows overlooking the site.

"For so many this is their graveyard," a Port Authority spokesperson said.

I walk the long path from Broadway to the Hudson River each day at north end of the site of the World Trade Center and we encounter tourists all the time. Today the tourists were not only in my building but walking through my floor which is very unusual because we deal with data subject to SEC privacy rules.

I suspect they were part of the entourage.


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Tuesday, November 01, 2005
 
I don't know Judge Samuel Alito

...but everyone whose judgment I respect on Supreme Courts picks likes him.

The left hates him. This just could be the Armageddon battle of the left.


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