Friday, September 08, 2006

The Friday Furo Questus

Questus Furore - Remember?
Monday will mark five years since the attacks of September 11th, 2001.

There are 2,997 reasons to never forget.

Questus Quickie
I promise, I'm not going to talk anymore about Mitt Romney today.

I just want to note some good news: the initiative to store high-level nuclear waste on the Skull Valley Goshute Indian reservation is dead. It is an example of how state politics is supposed to work: office holders at all levels and of all political persuasions worked together to do what they could on their end, and citizens got involved and spoke out.

And Rocky Anderson had nothing to do with it. (He just would have held a protest rally, anyway.)

Recommended Reading
Victor Davis Hanson, "Is the Western Way of War Dead?"

Cliff May, "Getting Serious."

Jonah Goldberg, "Learning the Hard Way."

Stanley Kurtz, "Kingdom Come."

Thought(s) of the Week
“[I]f we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.”
George Washington

“There are some in government who have a very simple tax proposal in mind. There will be only two lines on the tax form: How much did you make last year? Send it.”
Ronald Reagan

Churchill Quote of the Week
"We ask no favours of the enemy. We seek from them no compunction. On the contrary, if tonight our people were asked to cast their vote whether a convention should be entered into to stop the bombing of cities, the overwhelming majority would cry, "No, we will mete out to them the measure, and more than the measure, that they have meted out to us." The people with one voice would say: "You have committed every crime under the sun. Where you have been the least resisted there you have been the most brutal. It was you who began the indiscriminate bombing. We will have no truce or parley with you, or the grisly gang who work your wicked will. You do your worst - and we will do our best." Perhaps it may be our turn soon; perhaps it may be our turn now.

"We live in a terrible epoch of the human story, but we believe there is a broad and sure justice running through its theme. It is time that the enemy should be made to suffer in their own homelands something of the torment they have let loose upon their neighbours and upon the world. We believe it to be in our power to keep this process going, on a steadily rising tide, month after month, year after year, until they are either extirpated by us or, better still, torn to pieces by their own people."

Sir Winston Churchill


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