The Kensington Review

20 February 2006

Latest Commentary: Volume V, Number 22
Rumsfeld Complains that US is Losing PR War to Al Qaeda -- Secretary of State Field Marshal Donald von Rumsfeld stood in front of a crowd at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on Friday and complained that the US was losing the public relations war with Al Qaeda. “For the most part, the US government still functions as a ‘five and dime’ store in an eBay world,” the Field Marshal opined. That is defeatism pure and simple, and if Michael Moore or Howard Dean had said it, there would have been shrieks of rage from the radical rig

Congress Opposes Outsourcing Port Operations to Arab Nation -- The Bush administration seems quite content to let Dubai Ports World take over operations in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, New Orleans, Miami and Philadelphia. .The government of the United Arab Emirates (which owns DP World) is more or less in America’s camp in the war on terror, but to a great many, America ought not to outsource its security operations to anyone. Vladimir Ilych Lenin always said the capitalists would sell the Bolsheviks the rope by which the capitalists would be hanged. This appears to be the same story with a different customer.

RadioShack’s Troubles Grow as CEO Admits Resume Lie -- RadioShack is a temple for electronics fans, the kind who would build their own stereo out of solder, circuit-boards and copper wire instead of buying an assembled system at the store like everyone else. The company is facing tough times, illustrated by a 62% drop in quarterly profits as announced on Friday. However, it is made worse by the recent admission by president and COO David Edmondson that his resume isn’t quite accurate. A fish rots from the head.

Speedskater Davis Wins Olympic Gold in Men’s 1000 Meters -- According to the ratings, there aren’t that many people watching the Winter Olympics. And with the NBA All-Star week-end just wrapping up, odds are even fewer did in the last couple of days. That’s a shame because a great many missed a fine performance by Shani Davis, who won the men’s 1,000 meter speedskating gold. He is the first black American to win an individual gold at the Winter Games. Yet, this isn’t a Jackie Robinson moment. Mr. Davis’ achievement is a triumph over class, not race.

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.

© Copyright 2006 by The Kensington Review, Jeff Myhre, PhD, Editor. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written consent. Produced using Fedora Linux.


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