Thursday, May 01, 2008

Beyond "Pro-Choice".

Nat Hentoff, no Bible thumping theocrat, reviews Obama's record on abortion and renders the following observation:

...on abortion, Obama is an extremist. He has opposed the Supreme Court decision that finally upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act against that form of infanticide. Most startlingly, for a professed humanist, Obama — in the Illinois Senate — also voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. I have reported on several of those cases when, before the abortion was completed, an alive infant was suddenly in the room. It was disposed of as a horrified nurse who was not necessarily pro-life followed the doctors' orders to put the baby in a pail or otherwise get rid of the child.

How The Same These Unique Times Are.

...we have sunken so low where we will actually believe a nightclub comic is telling more truth about any given world situation then, say, the State Department attache'. Fascinating! - Jean Shepherd, 1963.
Dystopia Day.

Yes, it's May Day, the International Day of Socialism, where we remember Man's desires to create Heaven on Earth - with the killing, torturing, imprisoning, and impoverishing hundreds of millions. Yes We Can!
A Sound Call for Change at Exxon-Mobil.

The Rockefeller family has called for increased development of "alternative fuels" at Exxon-Mobil, citing the risk of declining profits in the future. We applaud not only this position, but also the manner of it and motive for it: speaking as shareholders, the owners-in-part of the corporation, and looking for the long-term financial reward of the shareholders, rather than some vague bloviation about excessive profits and class warfare schtick of the Left. All we are saying is - give capitalism a chance.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Brutal Opener.

Perhaps the forest fire that swept south of Grayling on Thursday was an omen; certainly the howling storm that followed on Friday night, "Opener Eve", was a precursor of what proved to be a tough and brutal Opening Day of trout fishing. The night's rain, coupled with a 25-degree drop in temperature and howling winds made The Last Saturday in April a very slow day on the Manistee. One nice fish did repeatedly rise and slash at a #8 Light Spruce, providing the only excitement for the day. The next day on the North Branch of the AuSable provided some relief, with a small ensemble of brookies and browns willing to play along.

The comraderie provided by fellow fishermen, however, was superb.