Bits & Bytes
- Use some common sense-- In his November 19 column, Mark
Levenda wondered why Professor George Rebec does not allow animal rights
groups such as the Animal Defense League to monitor his experiments.
However, the ADL web page
expresses support for the Animal Liberation
Front, a terrorist group. Seems pretty obvious why they are not allowed
into the labs.
- Symbolism over substance-- The Indiana Public
Interest Research group (InPIRG) held an event November 19 where activists
slept outside in Dunn Meadow to "raise awareness" about the homeless.
Wouldn't a fundraiser for Middle Way House have done more to actually
help the homeless? Of course, results don't matter, it only matters
that InPIRG activists care about the homeless.
- Judicial activism run wild-- The November 20 USA Today
reported Ohio's ban on partial birth abortion was overturned 2-1 in a
federal court because, amoung other things, it didn't include an
exception for a woman's mental health. With Partial-birth
abortion, if the baby being killed travels another six inches through the
birth canal before its skull is punctured and crushed the abortionist can
be charged with murder, Are we now going to free Susan Smith on the
excuse she murdered her children to save her own mental health?
- The fox wants to guard the hen house-- Former Teamsters
president Ron Carey was quoted in the Associated Press November 23 as
predicting a "strong reform slate in the next election", after a
court-appointed monitor found he funneled $735,000 of union money into his
reelection campaign. Apparently Carey subscribes to the Bill Clinton
theory that those best able to reform a corrupt system are the ones who
break the most laws.
- Crying in Their Cranberry Sauce--A CUE flyer posted in Read Hall
suggested that Thanksgiving should be a time of mourning for the
"genocide" of indigenous peoples and cultures in North America. Go right
ahead, the rest of us will mourn if our team doesn't win the traditional