The Kensington Review

24 February 2006

Latest Commentary: Volume V, Number 24
White House Katrina Report Calls for 125 Changes in Future -- With fewer than 100 days to go before the start of the 2006 Hurricane Season, the White House has issued a 228-page report on the response to 2005’s storm disasters. The report calls for 125 changes, 11 of which the White House says must be made by June 1, when the storm season officially opens. Mid-term elections are in November, so let the voters judge the incumbents by what gets done here.

Iraqi Civil War Escalates after Shi’ite Shrine Bombed -- The neo-con artists who have misguided American policy in Iraq for the last five years have been fairly successful in convincing the press and public to avoid calling the violence in Iraq a civil war. This journal first used the term “civil war” with regard to Iraq in September 2003. Perhaps that was premature, but after the 130 deaths that followed the bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra, no one can deny that Iraq has a civil war on its hands.

Craigslist Sued for Violating Fair Housing Act -- Craigslist is one of the most successful sites on the Internet. It’s a classified ad sheet on steroids. Jobs galore await the unemployed there. The lonely hearts section isn’t the least popular. Students from New York can find apartments in Washington without leaving their basement in Queens. However, one group in Chicago is suing Craigslist because some of the housing ads appear to discriminate, in violation of the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

Australia Wants to Know “Where the Bloody Hell Are You?” -- Australia’s Tourism Minister Fran Bailey is going to launch a new ad campaign in the next few weeks that has upset some of Australia’s more genteel citizens. “Put another shrimp on the barbie” is gone, to be replaced by “Where the bloody hell are you?” Actually, it’s rather appealing.

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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