Friday, August 08, 2008

Short Takes, Late Edition: Worth Noting, 08/08/08

Short takes is my semi-daily way of cramming a lot into a small space for you..kind of like the young gentleman above is doing! Here's a brief late edition rundown of some of today's items of interest this PM for Joshua's Army:

*The Edwards Scandal and the Agony of the MSM - Byron York, at the National Review reflects on the John Edwards brew-ha-ha and the disparity between the way the dinosaur media covered a sex scandal involving a Democrat and the way they've covered similar tasty little items on Republicans...remember Larry Craig? And what about John McCain's supposed affair with a lobbyist that the NYT put on the front page in screaming headlines and later had to retract?

*Democrats Should Respect Secret Union Ballots - Ex-Senator and presidential wanna-be George McGovern never got much right as a politician, but he's on the money today in the Wall Street Journal. At issue is a proposal by Democrats mis-named the Employee Free Choice Act, which would change the way workers at a given workplace now choose whether or not to unionize or affiliate with other unions. Instead of a private election with a secret ballot overseen by an impartial federal board, union organizers would simply need to gather signatures from more than 50% of the employees in a workplace or bargaining unit by whatever means, an din public. This means that workers who failed to go along to get along could be pressured and harassed openly to sign on to a union..and of course, that mandatory payment of union dues.

McGovern goes against the flow of his party and opposes the measure, saying that the Democrats cannot be the party that strips working men and women of their freedom and dignity. Predictably, Barack Hussein Obama supports the bill.

*Things Have Changed Over the Past 4 Weeks - Peggy Noonan, has written some very odd columns in the past few weeks, but as she comments on the groundswell in the country that seems to be going McCain's way, I think she's on to something.

*In view of the current war with Russia, Georgia has announced that it will recall its troops from Iraq. There are 2,000 Georgian troops currently supporting our efforts in Iraq. . Georgian President Saakashvili says the recall will begin tomorrow. We'll see what develops.

*Free Speech Jilted by Muhammad Romance Novel 'Warpath' - Diana West has a notable column on the Random House dhimmi capitulation I wrote about yesterday, cancelling a historical novel they contracted with author Sherry Jones for concerning the 55 year-old Mohammed and his 9-year -old bride Aisha. Truly disturbing.

*'We'll neutralize S-300 if sold to Iran' - That's what the Israelis had to say about the SOTA missile defense system the Russians plan to sell to the Mullahs. As the Israelis point out, they will use an electronic warfare system to deal with the S-3oo and that could leave Russia vulnerable to attack as well and be a major breach in their security, since Russia uses exactly the same system. The IDF seems to know what it's talking about on this one.


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