At Least He Knows His Left From His Right

Over at the Locker Room, in a post about (you guessed it) how the libruhls hate the constitution, Jon Ham describes the Klan as "wackos on the right."

Now, being a lefty myself, I wouldn't have called the Klan a right wing group. I might have thought it, but I wouldn't consider it fair to describe racism and xenophobia as conservative values. Just because it has been the left in this country who has been responsible for fracturing and marginalizing this particular hate group doesn't make the group itself part of the "right" (any more than a plumber who happens to be a Democrat converts a grease clog in to a Republican).

Anyway, thanks Jon for clearing that up for me. And as to the constitutional question, the First Amendment doesn't preclude a community from considering potential legal means for enforcing community standards; it just provides a stopping point when it comes to speech. It seems that in this case, the stopping point once reached was respected. So Jon, you can probably lay off the hand-wringing.

Apple Chill Goes Sour

Chapel Hill's spring street fair took a sad turn for the worse yesterday, with a handful of people shot in the closing hours of the annual orgy. Orange Politics has the best links, as well as a good discussion thread. Ironically, a number of downtown merchants had been asking the town to rethink the festival, arguing (rightly, in my opinion) that the event had strayed from its original intent of providing good, clean family fun with local arts and crafts. The News and Observer has the story, too.

Pope schooling

It's bad enough that Art "The Puppetmaster" Pope wants to control the Republican Party and state government - he also wants to control the University of North Carolina. Recent stories about his attempts to illegally peddle influence in local elections reminded me of this story which ran in the Independent this past January.

Latest From Osama Not Been Forgotten!

They used to hav a joke going around that went,"Osama Been Forgotten" . It dosent look that Way. I just found this at;

Makes a pretty interesting read and also appeared at Fox News.

Osama bin Laden issued ominous new threats in an audiotape broadcast Sunday, saying the West was at war with Islam and calling on his followers to go to Sudan to fight a proposed U.N. force. In his first new message in three months, bin Laden said the West's decision to cut off funds to the Palestinians because their Hamas leaders refuse to recognize Israel proved that the United States and Europe were conducting "a Zionist crusader war on Islam...The blockade which the West is imposing on the government of Hamas proves that there is a Zionist crusader war on Islam," said the speaker on the tape broadcast by the Al-Jazeera network.

Vote Robin Hudson. Here's why:

[Lance: I front-paged this because it raises questions that need answering—is Gore advertising deceptively? Or what? Max, can you chime in here?]

I just got this e-mail from an entity called "Rachel for Supreme Court Committee" But, guess what?

When I clicked on it these were the first words I read:"VOTE BILL GORE on MAY 2" So I looked up Bill Gore.

You can go here to read his answers to a questionnaire by the Family Policy Council. Go here to read how he compares to the Republicans he's running against.

If you don't wish to follow the links, let me tell you that the only way he differs from the two Republicans in the race is that his favorite Supreme Court Justice is Roberts instead of Scalia.


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