The Kensington Review

10 February 2006

Latest Commentary: Volume V, Number 18
White House Data Suggest Deep Spending Cuts are Needed -- George “LBJ” Bush has said for months that he wants to cut the federal budget deficit in half by the time he leaves office. That seems lacking in ambition for a man who came into office sitting on a twelve-digit surplus. However, a White House printout obtained by the Washington Post says halving the deficit will require years of spending reductions.

UK Must Change Wiretap Prohibitions -- Every once in a while, the world can still amaze. The Times leader yesterday called for a change in English law that would allow evidence from wiretaps to be admitted in court. The paper wrote “material obtained by bugging a room is often allowed, but that secured from a mobile or satellite telephone usually is not.” The word "surprising" only begins to cover it. Yet, Mr. Blair has time to worry about laws regarding anti-social behavior like playing one’s music loudly.

Oprah Signs Deal with XM Radio for $55 Million -- Howard Stern, the self-styled “king of all media,” moved to satellite broadcaster Sirius Radio earlier this year. The bigger XM Radio needed to answer the “Stern Question,” and has done so deftly and wisely by signing Oprah Winfrey to a three-year, $55 million-dollar contract. “Oprah and Friends” will launch in September, and the deal hasn’t caused XM management to back off its goal of cash-flow break-even by year-end

U2 Sweeps Grammys with Last Year's Record -- Irish rockers U2 swept the 5 Grammy categories in which they were nominated. Bono and the Boys won Album of the Year and Rock Album of the Year for “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb”, and Song of the Year, Rock Song of the Year and Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own”. Funny, but stuff on “How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” got them three Grammy awards last year.

The Danish flag appears here as a protest against the violence being done to the free press of that country and elsewhere by those offended by some cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed, peace be unto him. A perceived insult is not an excuse for intimidation and violence, even in the name of the Creator. One cannot insult God, only small-minded men who falsely claim to speak for Him.

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