Wednesday Evening Read

“Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. …Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. …Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” –Frederick Douglass

  • Have Fun Flying A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down a state law requiring airlines to give food, water, clean toilets and fresh air to passengers stuck in delayed planes, saying the measure was well-intentioned but stepped on federal authority. (Via The Pirate’s Cove)
  • Liberal Fun The 8 Stages Of Liberal/Progressive Discussion When They Are Busted. (Via The Pirate’s Cove)
  • Calling all military wives! Minnesota Star Tribune looking for women whose marriage is failing because their husband is in the military. (Via 4 Right Wing Wackos)
  • Even Democrats have tantrums Sizable proportion of Democrats vow to vote McCain if their candidate isn’t the nominee. Didn’t we hear that same vow from the Republicans not too long ago? (Via Lucianne)
  • On Saddam’s Orders The Iraqi tyrant didn’t “just” aid anti-American terrorist groups; he explicitly ordered them to attack. (Via National Review)
  • Hold the Hysteria It’s all media hype and political finger pointing which begs the question “Who’s fear mongering now?” (Via Lucianne)
  • Where’s the apology? Senator McCain wants Hillary to apologize to General Petraeus for ridiculing the surge strategy in Iraq. Look for a snowy forecast in hell if she does apologize. (Via Blogs For McCain)
  • The push for Sahr’ia law in Great Britain And there are those here who STILL want to emulate Europe. (Via Liberty Pundit)
  • I’m not sure how I managed to leave out the following three articles from US News from the past couple of weeks, so today you get a triple play from James Pethokoukis.

  • Deconstructing the 90’s Clinton Boom Call it the “Clinton Defense.” (Via US News)
  • The New Deal 2.0 The Return of Big Government. Funny, I thought it never left? (Via US News)
  • Bail out politics. Count McCain In! Isn’t there supposed to be a difference in the two political partys’ presidential nominee hopefuls? (Via US News)
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