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Life and Family Not Worth Fighting For, But Socialism Is

In the Sunday Fish Wrapper, Tom Krattenmaker writes what is a typical opinion column for the Fish Wrapper - a lot of liberalism and bashing the Christian right wherever possible.  The thrust of his column is that  Christians should be more concerned about the liberals favorite public policy issues, and move more towards the political center, away from the values of the Christian right.

He starts out with the focus of the piece, a conference on Scripture and public policy.

Teaser: 

In the Sunday Fish Wrapper, Tom Krattenmaker writes what is a typical opinion column for the Fish Wrapper - a lot of liberalism and bashing the Christian right wherever possible.  The thrust of his column is that  Christians should be more concerned about the liberals favorite public policy issues, and move more towards the political center, away from the values of the Christian right.

He starts out with the focus of the piece, a conference on Scripture and public policy.

Babbling Piece On China Blatantly Ignores Harsh Reality

I thought I had seen some bad babbling pieces in the Daily Dead Fish Wrapper, but the one I read today takes the cake. Frank Fromhertz writes about how we can supposedly learn from China and how we should hold a "universal view".

Like a big but distant river, China had enchanted my
imagination for decades. Finally, at age 50, I was heading
there. But what would I learn?

Teaser: 

I thought I had seen some bad babbling pieces in the Daily Dead Fish Wrapper, but the one I read today takes the cake. Frank Fromhertz writes about how we can supposedly learn from China and how we should hold a "universal view".

Like a big but distant river, China had enchanted my
imagination for decades. Finally, at age 50, I was heading
there. But what would I learn?

Cocco Forgets How Dems Always Scream About Voter Fraud When They Lose

Marie Cocco is one of those writers who is so filled with hatred for Bush - and Republicans in general - that she is unable to write any column that isn't filled with some sort of invective. This also blinds her to the facts most times, and her recent column (published with pleasure in the Fish Wrapper) on voter fraud is a prime example.

Here is an example from the column that illustrates my point.

The operative phrase is ``election fraud,'' though in Republican parlance it is usually called ``voter fraud.'' Republicans claim, loudly and regularly, that an army of ineligible voters -- illegal immigrants, convicted felons, dead people -- has been invading American polling places, diminishing the value of honest voters' sacred ballots. They make the charge in states where the administration of elections is highly competent, and in states where it is grossly incompetent. It is, of course, leveled solely against Democrats and their supporters.

The charges are almost invariably debunked -- by courts, by prosecutors, by state elections officials and by local newspapers that probe beyond partisan screeching and get down to the facts.

Teaser: 

Marie Cocco is one of those writers who is so filled with hatred for Bush - and Republicans in general - that she is unable to write any column that isn't filled with some sort of invective. This also blinds her to the facts most times, and her recent column (published with pleasure in the Fish Wrapper) on voter fraud is a prime example.

Here is an example from the column that illustrates my point.

The operative phrase is ``election fraud,'' though in Republican parlance it is usually called ``voter fraud.'' Republicans claim, loudly and regularly, that an army of ineligible voters -- illegal immigrants, convicted felons, dead people -- has been invading American polling places, diminishing the value of honest voters' sacred ballots. They make the charge in states where the administration of elections is highly competent, and in states where it is grossly incompetent. It is, of course, leveled solely against Democrats and their supporters.

The charges are almost invariably debunked -- by courts, by prosecutors, by state elections officials and by local newspapers that probe beyond partisan screeching and get down to the facts.

Krugman and Fish Wrapper Ignore Realities Of Global Warming Debate

Paul Krugman of the New York Times is usually so far off the deep end that it's not worth wasting breath on him. However, his column (originally published as a pay-per-view column on the Times site on 2/23) on global warming and California gives a good example of a method liberals use to attempt to stifle any attempt to disagree with them.

The article is about California, and how several policies that it has in place has caused a decrease in per capita energy consumption. Knowing Krugman and how he tends to twist facts to suit his point of view, I'm sure there are a number of factual errors in the piece, but I haven't had time to research them yet.

Teaser: 

Paul Krugman of the New York Times is usually so far off the deep end that it's not worth wasting breath on him. However, his column (originally published as a pay-per-view column on the Times site on 2/23) on global warming and California gives a good example of a method liberals use to attempt to stifle any attempt to disagree with them.

The article is about California, and how several policies that it has in place has caused a decrease in per capita energy consumption. Knowing Krugman and how he tends to twist facts to suit his point of view, I'm sure there are a number of factual errors in the piece, but I haven't had time to research them yet.

The Global Warming Hype Continues, And This Time It Will Destroy The West

As much as the Fish Wrapper editors try to deny it, their liberal bias - especially towards the topic of global warming - is evident every day in the columns they choose to run. Today's exhibit is an opinion piece by Anatol Lieven of the New America Foundation.

The basis for the article is the report issued by Sir Nicholas Stern, Head of the British Government Economics Service on the economics of climate change. According to this report, climate change "is the greatest and widest-ranging market failure ever seen." I won't waste time debunking it, since that has aleady been done superbly by Christopher Monckton of the British paper the Telegraph here and here. I would instead just like to point out the typical liberal faulty beliefs that permeate the article.

Teaser: 

As much as the Fish Wrapper editors try to deny it, their liberal bias - especially towards the topic of global warming - is evident every day in the columns they choose to run. Today's exhibit is an opinion piece by Anatol Lieven of the New America Foundation.

The basis for the article is the report issued by Sir Nicholas Stern, Head of the British Government Economics Service on the economics of climate change. According to this report, climate change "is the greatest and widest-ranging market failure ever seen." I won't waste time debunking it, since that has aleady been done superbly by Christopher Monckton of the British paper the Telegraph here and here. I would instead just like to point out the typical liberal faulty beliefs that permeate the article.

Kudos to Fish Wrapper For Publishing Rebuttal to Op-Ed Piece

Today I have to give kudos to the Fish Wrapper and commentary editor Galen Barnett for publishing an "In My Opinion" article that I wrote. It was written in response to the op-ed piece written by Laurie David regarding Al Gore's attempt to donate 50,000 copies of "An Inconvenient Truth" to the National Science Teachers Association (documented here). My piece can be seen here.

In the course of our e-mail exchange regarding the column, Mr Barnett made an interesting comment. He said that if he had known the other side of the story as I described in my piece, he would not have published the original piece by Ms. David in the first place. I appreciate his honesty and willingness to show both sides of the story.

Teaser: 

Today I have to give kudos to the Fish Wrapper and commentary editor Galen Barnett for publishing an "In My Opinion" article that I wrote. It was written in response to the op-ed piece written by Laurie David regarding Al Gore's attempt to donate 50,000 copies of "An Inconvenient Truth" to the National Science Teachers Association (documented here). My piece can be seen here.

In the course of our e-mail exchange regarding the column, Mr Barnett made an interesting comment. He said that if he had known the other side of the story as I described in my piece, he would not have published the original piece by Ms. David in the first place. I appreciate his honesty and willingness to show both sides of the story.

Fighting The Culture Of Death Is a Bad Thing

It never ceases to amaze and disgust me when liberals continue to make it clear that their Gods are privacy and the right to do whatever they want, with no regard for the sanctity of human life. Today's illustration of this phenomena is David Sarasohn's column about the GOP's effort to save Terri Schiavo.

The point of the column is that the GOP's efforts - in his opinion - was the start of the GOP's - and George Bush's - slide in the polls. And what were these efforts that were so horrible and cost them so much? The effort to keep a selfish husband from ending the life of his wife because she inconvenienced him. Let's review the facts.

Teaser: 

It never ceases to amaze and disgust me when liberals continue to make it clear that their Gods are privacy and the right to do whatever they want, with no regard for the sanctity of human life. Today's illustration of this phenomena is David Sarasohn's column about the GOP's effort to save Terri Schiavo.

The point of the column is that the GOP's efforts - in his opinion - was the start of the GOP's - and George Bush's - slide in the polls. And what were these efforts that were so horrible and cost them so much? The effort to keep a selfish husband from ending the life of his wife because she inconvenienced him. Let's review the facts.

It's Time For Liberals To Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is

Have you ever noticed that liberal will always jump up and down and sing "Hallelujah!" when a conservative "comes around" the their point of view, but scream and holler when a liberal dares to agree with a conservative point of view?

Today's exhibit of the first part of that dichotomy is the column by E.J. Dionne, Jr. of the Washington Post about Sen. Barrack Obama's visit to Saddleback Valley Community Church.

Teaser: 

Have you ever noticed that liberal will always jump up and down and sing "Hallelujah!" when a conservative "comes around" the their point of view, but scream and holler when a liberal dares to agree with a conservative point of view?

Today's exhibit of the first part of that dichotomy is the column by E.J. Dionne, Jr. of the Washington Post about Sen. Barrack Obama's visit to Saddleback Valley Community Church.

Dead Fish Wrapper Publishes Column With Known Lies and Misstatements

Today, the Dead Fish Wrapper proves once again that it doesn't like to let the facts get in the way of an inflammatory columns with lies and misstatements if it promotes a liberal agenda. Today's example is a column from the Washington Post written by Laurie David (wife of comedian Larry David) entitled Science a la Joe Camel (to which the Fish Wrapper ads its own subtitle of "Deep-pocketed corporate interests are targeting the kids in our classrooms with junk science").

Teaser: 

Today, the Dead Fish Wrapper proves once again that it doesn't like to let the facts get in the way of an inflammatory columns with lies and misstatements if it promotes a liberal agenda. Today's example is a column from the Washington Post written by Laurie David (wife of comedian Larry David) entitled Science a la Joe Camel (to which the Fish Wrapper ads its own subtitle of "Deep-pocketed corporate interests are targeting the kids in our classrooms with junk science").

MSM Continues Negative War Propaganda

In it's continuing quest to publish as much liberal drivel as possible, the Fish Wrapper continues to publish as many liberal Bush haters as possible. Today's liberal blather is provided by Marie Cocco. In her column entitled Taking Stock of Lessons Learned (renamed to "Lessons to be learned from our blunder in Iraq" by the DFW), Ms. Cocco trots out all of the typical liberal talking points about the war.

The Iraq invasion was a political choice, not a necessity of national security. If we were befuddled, or scared out of our wits by the Bush administration's rhetoric about weapons of mass destruction and its false linkage of Iraq with the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our suspicions should have been aroused by White House hucksterism: ``From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August,'' White House chief of staff Andrew Card said in explaining why the president waited until the fall of 2002 -- on the eve of the midterm congressional elections -- to begin selling us the faulty Iraq product.

Teaser: 

In it's continuing quest to publish as much liberal drivel as possible, the Fish Wrapper continues to publish as many liberal Bush haters as possible. Today's liberal blather is provided by Marie Cocco. In her column entitled Taking Stock of Lessons Learned (renamed to "Lessons to be learned from our blunder in Iraq" by the DFW), Ms. Cocco trots out all of the typical liberal talking points about the war.

The Iraq invasion was a political choice, not a necessity of national security. If we were befuddled, or scared out of our wits by the Bush administration's rhetoric about weapons of mass destruction and its false linkage of Iraq with the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our suspicions should have been aroused by White House hucksterism: ``From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August,'' White House chief of staff Andrew Card said in explaining why the president waited until the fall of 2002 -- on the eve of the midterm congressional elections -- to begin selling us the faulty Iraq product.

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