My Newz 'n Ideas

It is my intent to express my opinion and to discuss current events. Feel free to make suggestions to fields you would like to see covered, and I will consider them. Please leave your name with comments. Thank you. Arabic: عربي.

Saturday, November 06, 2004


NFL Scores
Week 9, Nov. 7, 2004 1pm EST
NYJ 17*Was.17 Ari...24 *Phi 3*KC 31*Dal 3*Oak 27
*Buf 22 Det..10*Mia 23 Pit.. 27 TB 34 Cin 26 Car 24
NO..17 *Sea 42 Chi....28*Hou 13 NE. 40 Cle.. 13
*SD.43 SF... 27*NYG 21 Dn... 31*SL. 22*Balt 27
Monday, 11/8/04
Min. 28
*Ind 31

Friday, November 05, 2004

The Federalist: Daily Quote 11/5/04

"Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. ... Six days shalt thou labor, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves, than could be done by dividing all your estates among them." --Benjamin Franklin

Such wise men. The only thing I would like to know...did we used to have a welfare system that long ago? What happened to it? How did we get rid of it? Ideas, man, ideas!

Democracy Not New in Iraq

This is the first (of two) of a guest blogger's articles.

Mesopotamia Redeemed proves that Iraq is not new to Democracy. Sam has remembered his history. No, he is not that old! Documents and research help, though. Also, going to school helps, when you pay attention.

He also has a blog. It is named I highly recommend both of these blogs. Hat tip to Arnold Chrenkoff. Have a great weekend.

Pardon Me

My news site, Nickerbokker News is having difficulty, so I will have to post here for now. Please read it. It is news that will not touch the ears or eyes of the outdated media. Thank you. Have a great weekend!

Arab News

Safety Regulations for Abused Women, Children Ready by Maha Akeel, Arab News
"...“There is lack of coordination between the different administrations involved in child abuse cases, lack of information and procedures to follow within the administrations and lack of an action plan in dealing with the cases,” said Fadia Enani, director of Social Services Department at the Jeddah Maternity and Children’s Hospital. Very rarely is immediate action taken to protect a child. A recent conference on child abuse recommended that the Ministry of Interior formulate a rapid reaction plan to deal with this growing issue. The strategy should also focus on creating a positive environment in school and at home." "..."
Islamist Web Surfers Foresee World War III by Agence France Presse
"DUBAI, 5 November 2004 — Islamists used the Internet yesterday to vent their anger at US President George W. Bush’s re-election, with one accusing the American people of choosing “the logic of war”. “The logic of war has won over the Americans, who chose Bush,” said one remark on an Islamist website, overflowing with passionate reactions to the Republican victory.

“It’s time to wake people from their slumber ... to remind them that Bush’s victory presages new wars,” said the surfer. The victory of “Bush, the despicable, is good, because it opens the way to jihad (holy war) in several Arab countries,” wrote another, called Abderrahman.
Overseas Iraqis to Vote in Poll
by Agencies
"...“The board of the Electoral Commission has decided to allow the participation of Iraqis living abroad in the election process,” said Farid Ayar. “They hope that this decision will contribute to giving more freedom and transparency to the election process through the participation of some of our brightest intellectuals,” he said. Millions of Iraq’s most well-educated citizens fled the country during the oppressive reign of toppled President Saddam Hussein. Many have returned to the country since the collapse of his regime after last year’s US-led invasion, but more than three million Iraqis remain overseas. ..."

Thursday, November 04, 2004

The Federalist: Daily Quote

"[T]he foundation of a great Empire is laid, and I please myself with a persuasion, that Providence will not leave its work imperfect." --George Washington

Oh my, shall we impeach him retroactively for using God in his speech? I mean, really! Imagine that...a founding father acknowledging God...and they call us radical!

The Federalist: Daily Quote

"Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness." --James Wilson

So few words, such powerful truths. (I need to learn that.) The oppressed cry out for freedom, and the free cry out for restraint. It was witnessed by this election when everyone who voted for the President chose values 22% for the reason. The other reasons were economy 20% and war on terror 19%. We feel our vitue and liberty slipping away by the edicts of unelected judges. In an ironic way, we feel our freedom to live in a civil society being torn down by judges who legislate from the bench. We cannot build on our land without a permit. So much has changed. There is really too much to say about that, so I will leave it at this: Our republic votes for our representatives, not our slavemaster judges.

The Federalist: Daily Quote

"'Tis folly in one Nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its Independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance, it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favours and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation. 'Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard." --George Washington

Can anyone say "France?"

Middle East News

Code of Conduct for Candidates Announced by Javid Hassan, Arab News
"RIYADH, 4 November 2004 — The Ministry of Municipalities and Rural Affairs has announced that electioneering for the Kingdom’s forthcoming municipal elections should be conducted according to a prescribed mode. ..." Sounds like a new dawn...
First Woman Appointed Hopital Manager by Maha Akeel, Arab News
JEDDAH, 4 November 2004
"...— Director of Jeddah Health Affairs Dr. Abdullatif Alderees has appointed Dr. Sana Filimban as manager of King Saud Hospital for treating contagious and transmitted diseases. Dr. Sana is the first woman to be a public hospital manager. ..."
'al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia' Names New Leader by Raid Qusti, Arab News
"..."Al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula” has named Saud ibn Hamoud Al-Otaibi — one of the top terrorists on the 26 most wanted list — as a replacement to Saleh Al-Oufi, the former leader who it claims was killed after receiving gunshot wounds when security forces raided a house in Riyadh last summer." ..."

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The American People Get It

This election lets me know that the American people get it. We will not be fooled again by your (MSM) early calling the race for Kerry. We will not be pushed around by scare tactics by Sen. Kerry and minions. We will not cower in the face of threats by Osama bin Losin'. We will not believe you, Mr. Dan Rather, Mr. Jennings, or Mr. Brokaw. Try as you may, we, the American people, each have a brain and know how to use it!

We will stand together beside our President. We will fight and kill terrorists. We will protect our homeland, even without the government. This is our land, and we are determined and resolved to protect it from danger and invasion. We each bear that responsibility. We will wake up and go to work. We will pay our taxes, which are too high. We will continue to not only keep a keen eye on our government, but now we must keep a keen eye on the press who claim to be "Main Stream." If that is main stream, I am off the charts!

I love my country, and I love the people in it. They don't have to agree with me. That would be boring and impossible. I will, however, fight for their right to disagree peacefully. We are not as divided as "MSM" would like you to believe. We love our country, we love freedom, we love life, we love liberty, we love our bill of rights, and believe it or not, we actually love one another. Just look at any natural or unnatural disaster. Does any country come to our aid? We take care of own, and that's the way it should be.

My hope is for the decent Democrats who voted for Sen. Kerry that their disappointment be short, their lives be upbeat, their hopes be fulfilled, and we can be united, as we should be.

Nickerbokker News

(This was supposed to go my news site, but I am having a bit of trouble with my blogger! Thank you for your patience.)

It has been a hard fought campaign for both parties, and now the results are in: President George W. Bush has been re-elected with at least 51% of the votes. He has won the popular vote and the electoral college vote. It is now time for the United States to stand together with one voice.

As President Bush said in his acceptence speech, Sen. Kerry ran a good campaign and was very helpful with his call to the President announcing his concession. If the two of them-who have very different views-can be gracious, so should we. Especially in a time of war and uncertainity.

There will be many reasons to criticize both parties in the coming years, but let us not forget that we are all Americans. We are united in our efforts to make America better, stronger, safer, more self sufficient from foreign oil, and many more tall tasks. We must work together to achieve these tall orders. We may not get all we want, but compromise without compromising ones principles is a noble thing. We hope to see a return to statesmanship. It is possible...if we demand it.

Monday, November 01, 2004

The Federalist: Daily Quote

"There is little need of commentary upon this clause. No man can well doubt the propriety of placing a president of the United States under the most solemn obligations to preserve, protect,and defend the constitution. It is a suitable pledge of his fidelity and responsibility to his country; and creates upon his conscience a deep sense of duty, by an appeal, at once in the presence of God and man, to the most sacred and solemn sanctions, which can operate upon the human mind." --Joseph Story

Please do not forget to vote tomorrow, Tuesday, November 2, 2004. This will be the most important message you could possibly send to these terrorists...we stand together against you. We shall not falter, we shall not weaken, we shall not fail. Let's prove to them these are not just words, they are life and death. It all depends on whose...