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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>At issue this week...&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Climate&nbsp; by Walter Williams</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Williams.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>The absolute worst case of professional incompetence and dishonesty is in the area of climate science. Tony Heller has exposed some of the egregious dishonesty of mainstream environmentalists in a video he&rsquo;s titled &ldquo;My Gift To Climate Alarmists.&rdquo; Environmentalists and their political allies attribute the recent increase in deadly forest fires to global warming. However, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture&rsquo;s Forest Service, forest fires reached their peak in the 1930s and have declined by 80% since then. Environmentalists hide the earlier data and make their case for the effects of global warming by showing the public and policymakers data from 1980 that shows an increase in forest fires.</p>\n<p> CLIMATE scientists claim that rising sea levels are caused by man-made global warming. Historical data from the tide gauge in Lower Manhattan shows that sea levels have been rising from about the time when Abraham Lincoln was president to now. Heller says that sea levels have been rising for about 20,000 years. He points out that anthropologists believe that when the sea level was very low people were able to walk from Siberia to North America.<br />\n Hot weather is often claimed to be a result of man-made climate change. Heller presents data showing the number of days in Waverly, Ohio, above 90 degrees. In 1895, there were 73 days above 90 degrees. In 1936, there were 82 days above 90 degrees. Since the 1930s, there has been a downward trend in the number of days above 90 degrees. If climatologists hide data from earlier years and started at 1955, they show an increase in the number of above 90-degree days from eight or nine to 30 or 40. Thus, to deceive us into thinking the climate is getting hotter, environmentalists have selected a starting date that fits their agenda.<br />\n You might ask: &ldquo;Who is Tony Heller? Does he work for big oil?&rdquo; It turns out that he is a scientist and claims to be a lifelong environmentalist. From what I can tell, he has no vested interests. In that respect, he is different from those who lead the environmental movement, who often either work for or are funded by governments.</p>\n<p> ONCE in a while environmentalists reveal their true agenda. Ottmar Edenhofer, lead author of the IPCC&rsquo;s fourth summary report released in 2007, speaking in 2010 advised: &ldquo;One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead, climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world&rsquo;s wealth.&rdquo; U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres said that the true aim of the U.N.&rsquo;s 2014 Paris climate conference was &ldquo;to change the (capitalist) economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.&rdquo; Christine Stewart, Canada&rsquo;s former Minister of the Environment said: &ldquo;No matter if the science is all phony, there are collateral environmental benefits. ... Climate change (provides) the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world.&rdquo; Tim Wirth, former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs and the person most responsible for setting up the Kyoto Protocol said: &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> NOT ALL scientists are dishonest and not all news reporters are leftists with an agenda. But one wonders at the deafening silence where there&rsquo;s clear, unambiguous evidence. For example, if ocean levels have been rising for some 20,000 years, why do scientists allow environmentalists to get away with the claim that it&rsquo;s a result of man-made global warming? Why aren&rsquo;t there any reporters to highlight leftist statements such as those by Edenhofer, Stewart and others who want to ride global warming as a means to defeat capitalism and usher in socialism and communism? I would prefer to think that the silence of so many scientists represent their fears as opposed to their going along with the environmental extremist agenda.</p>\n<p> November 20, 2019</p>\n', created = 1574270313, expire = 1574356713, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:8f2557ced1c54bd0d44c77b97bb46276' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>At issue this week . . . Media Bias</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Bozell.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>In the midst of the daily tarring and feathering of President Trump by our &ldquo;objective&rdquo; press, we are treated to some precious moments where these badly disguised political operatives write something unintentionally hilarious.</p>\n<p> TAKE, for example, the New York Times story on Aug. 25 headlined &ldquo;Trump&rsquo;s Allies Scour Internet to Punish Press.&rdquo; Reporters Ken Vogel and Jeremy Peters ominously warned, &ldquo;A loose network of conservative operatives allied with the White House is pursuing what they say will be an aggressive operation to discredit news organizations deemed hostile to President Trump by publicizing damaging information about journalists.&rdquo;<br />\n Notice how journalists employ a language of scandal and conspiracy to insist those horrible conservatives are going to publicize damaging information about journalists, as if this is entirely different than their own daily output. Let&rsquo;s use their lingo. The Times is &ldquo;an aggressive operation to discredit&rdquo; anyone deemed hostile to liberalism by publishing damaging information about them.<br />\n This outraged front-page story came in the wake of Times politics editor Tom Wright-Piersaniti being forced to apologize for (and delete) objectionable tweets. On Jan. 1, 2010, he tweeted, &ldquo;For example, I was going to say &lsquo;Crappy Jew Year,&rsquo; but one of my resolutions is to be less anti-Semitic. So ... HAPPY Jew Year. You Jews.&rdquo; And this: &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t hate Mohawk Indians, though. I love those guys. I just hate Indians with mohawks. Different indians, different mohawks.&rdquo;<br />\n A month ago, CNN photo editor Mohammed Elshamy was exposed for 2011 tweets. He apparently wrote, &ldquo;More than 4 jewish pigs killed in #Jerusalem today by the Palestinian bomb explode,&rdquo; and &ldquo;Despite everything happening now in Egypt, I&rsquo;m proud of the army generation that liberated us from the zionist pigs @ 6 october 1973&rdquo;.</p>\n<p> THOSE WHO live to expose Twitter outrages must be stopped!&nbsp;<br />\n Arthur Schwartz, an ally of Donald Trump Jr., tweeted, &ldquo;If the @nytimes thinks this settles the matter we can expose a few of their other bigots. Lots more where this came from.&rdquo;<br />\n In the Times story, the Times admitted this was about &ldquo;potentially embarrassing social media posts and other public statements,&rdquo; but a caption under another picture in the story warned, &ldquo;The operation is the latest step in a long-running effort by President Trump and his allies to undercut the influence of legitimate news reporting.&rdquo;<br />\n So, in other words, everything the Times does is &ldquo;legitimate.&rdquo; Everything its critics report about it is intended to &ldquo;undercut the influence&rdquo; of heroic journalists.<br />\n Not to be outdone in outrage, Times publisher Arthur Gregg Sulzberger issued a memo about his paper&rsquo;s allegedly &ldquo;fearless and fair coverage&rdquo; of Trump and complained, &ldquo;They are using insinuation and exaggeration to manipulate the facts for political gain.&rdquo; The lack of self-awareness is mind-boggling. This sentence could be the motto of the New York Times.<br />\n A spokesman for CNN also looked silly by proclaiming that when those in government &ldquo;and those working on their behalf, threaten and retaliate against reporters as a means of suppression, it&rsquo;s a clear abandonment of democracy for something very dangerous.&rdquo; Can we please stop these insufferable people from constantly insisting that they are the Embodiment of Democracy, and that when you attack them, democracy is abandoned, suppressed or endangered?</p>\n<p> THESE journalists can dish it out against Trump and Trump backers, calling them the worst humans on Earth news cycle after cycle, but they&rsquo;re reduced to whining like children when someone somewhere says, &ldquo;Boo!&rdquo; about them.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>August 28, 2019</p>\n', created = 1574270314, expire = 1574356714, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:c4ab9c4efe6a014a880119f04b8d03ea' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>At issue this week ... San Francisco</p>\n<p>San Francisco, a city described in song for its natural beauty, is descending into an abyss of homelessness, the use of sidewalks as toilets and a place you might not want to visit, much less live.</p>\n<p> THE LATEST, but surely not the last demonstration of insanity, is San Francisco&rsquo;s Board of Supervisors&rsquo; adoption of new &ldquo;person first&rdquo; language guidelines meant to &ldquo;change the public&rsquo;s perception of criminals.&rdquo; The words &ldquo;convicted felon,&rdquo; &ldquo;offender,&rdquo; &ldquo;convict,&rdquo; &ldquo;addict&rdquo; and &ldquo;juvenile delinquent&rdquo; are now out. These individuals will henceforth be referred to as a &ldquo;justice-involved person.&rdquo; Someone previously called a &ldquo;criminal&rdquo; will now be referred to as &ldquo;a returning resident,&rdquo; or &ldquo;a formerly incarcerated person.&rdquo;<br />\n Supervisor Matt Haney told the San Francisco Chronicle the intent is to keep people from being &ldquo;forever labeled for the worst things that they have done. We want them, ultimately to become contributing citizens, and referring to them as felons is like a scarlet letter that they can never get away from.&rdquo;<br />\n A noble objective, to be sure, but language has &mdash; or used to have &mdash; a purpose beyond interpersonal communication. Like so much else today, language has now been appropriated to advance political agendas.<br />\n The encroachment of euphemisms on common sense is everywhere. Illegal immigrants have become &ldquo;undocumented workers.&rdquo; Babies in the womb lose their humanity when they are labeled &ldquo;fetuses.&rdquo;<br />\n Euphemisms are most used to hide a more accurate description of behavior or status in order to avoid conflict, or not injure someone who might be offended or hurt. It fails to communicate anything meaningful, while claiming to do so. George Orwell called it &ldquo;Newspeak,&rdquo; or &ldquo;doublespeak.&rdquo;<br />\n Too often, euphemisms are used to make bad behavior appear good, or at least tolerable, and to allow one to avoid responsibility and accountability. They are interpreted according to one&rsquo;s personal wishes. As Humpty Dumpty told Alice in the Lewis Carroll classic: &ldquo;When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean &mdash; neither more nor less.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> THE ENGLISH language once conveyed meaning. Properly written and spoken, it suggested one was educated and capable of conversing in polite company. Today, it is often used to cover up true intentions. Consider how often &ldquo;racism&rdquo; is misapplied.<br />\n The proper use of language can also be redemptive. That used to be a major goal, along with punishment, of penitentiaries &mdash; the word being derived from &ldquo;penitent,&rdquo; suggesting the possibility of changing one&rsquo;s life after admitting wrongdoing and repenting so as not to repeat bad behavior. Is anything &ldquo;bad&rdquo; today, or has that also become subjective?<br />\n In our muddled language and culture, one dare not suggest anyone has done anything wrong lest negative labels be attached to them. Such labels are unevenly applied. The political left often retains them to attack the right, but should the right seek to use words that accurately describe the conduct or status of another they are condemned as old-fashioned, rigid, judgmental, or worse.<br />\n &ldquo;Wardrobe malfunction,&rdquo; has been a recent favorite, a euphemism for showing off what were once considered &ldquo;private&rdquo; body parts.<br />\n If you are unemployed, you are &ldquo;between jobs&rdquo; or a &ldquo;consultant.&rdquo; &ldquo;Underserved community&rdquo; means the politicians aren&rsquo;t getting all the money they want. A corollary: you are no longer poor, you are &ldquo;economically disadvantaged.&rdquo; The list is endless.</p>\n<p> INSTEAD OF applying euphemisms, San Francisco should be seeing to the homeless (&ldquo;previously housed individuals&rdquo;?) and the filthy streets that now require maps so people can avoid stepping in human waste.<br />\n Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco, but the city seems to lost its mind there too.</p>\n<p> August 26, 2019</p>\n', created = 1574270314, expire = 1574356714, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:1d25fce51d3fdf1d4930eb10eb0dc178' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>At issue this week . . . China</p>\n<p>President Trump has warned China that it must respond &ldquo;humanely&rdquo; to the protests in Hong Kong if it wants a trade deal, for the first time suggesting that the United States would impose costs on Beijing if it launched a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on the city. It&rsquo;s about time. China is in a much weaker position in Hong Kong than many realize. It claims to be showing &ldquo;restraint,&rdquo; but the fact is if China could easily crush the protesters, at a cost acceptable to Beijing, it would have done so by now.</p>\n<p> THE SITUATION China faces in Hong Kong is very different from the one in Tiananmen Square three decades ago. At Tiananmen, the protesters were gathered in a large public square like sitting ducks where they could be easily mowed down. In Hong Kong, protest tactics have been adopted specifically to avoid another Tiananmen. The protesters are &ldquo;like water&rdquo; flowing through a huge and crowded city. Demonstrations are organized on the fly, via social media, and take place in multiple locations simultaneously. If China cracks down in one place, the protesters can disperse and start again in a different location. Moreover, the Hong Kong protests are leaderless, which means there is no cadre of organizers who can be rounded up to break up the movement. If China arrests one group of leaders, others will simply rise up to take their places.<br />\n In Tiananmen, the clearing operation was conducted in the dark of night and out of sight of the media. A Hong Kong intervention would take place in the full glare of the international press corps and under the scrutiny of millions of cellphone cameras that would record every atrocity for the world to see. And the operation could last for months or even years.<br />\n In Hong Kong, the terrain favors the defenders. If the military moved in, it would face determined resistance. China wants to break popular support for the protests, but a crackdown would have the opposite effect. Think about the trouble the United States had rooting insurgents out in Iraqi cities; how much harder would it be in a modern city such as Hong Kong?<br />\n The one advantage China now enjoys compared with 30 years ago is technology. On the mainland, the regime is constructing an Orwellian surveillance state, with cameras and facial-recognition technology to track its citizens. The extent to which Beijing has wired Hong Kong is unknown, but protesters can still use technology to their advantage, communicating via encrypted messaging apps and social media. Shutting down their means of communication would also cripple Hong Kong&rsquo;s financial sector, which depends on the free flow of information.<br />\n FINALLY, a military intervention would mean the end of Hong Kong, and that is something Beijing cannot afford. The mainland economy is slowing and might even be contracting. Trump is hammering China with tariffs. If President Xi Jinping cracks down, he will cause capital and talent to flee the city, which could kill the golden goose.<br />\n So, what should Trump do? He should warn Xi that if he launches a crackdown in Hong Kong, then the United States will repeal the Hong Kong Policy Act, under which we treat Hong Kong separately from China and give it better terms. That treatment rests on the idea that Hong Kong is a distinct entity, but if Beijing moves in and occupies the city, ending its autonomy under the &ldquo;one country, two systems&rdquo; principle, then the rationale for treating Hong Kong better disappears. (It&rsquo;s worth noting that nearly 1,400 U.S. businesses operate in Hong Kong.)<br />\n Trump should also tell Xi that if he cracks down, the United States will welcome Hongkongers as refugees. Hong Kong is the most economically vibrant city on Earth, filled with hard-working, creative, entrepreneurial people &mdash; precisely the kind Trump has said he wants coming into our country. If China does not want them, Trump should say, we&rsquo;ll happily take all their entrepreneurial energy and creativity here in America.</p>\n<p> TRUMP SHOULD make clear that the cost of military intervention will be capital flight, brain drain and the end of Hong Kong&rsquo;s preferential trade status, as well as any hopes of a trade deal. China would face massive tariffs and international sanctions that could send its economy into full contraction &mdash; which could cause instability and protests on the mainland. A military operation, even if it succeeded, would be Pyrrhic victory.<br />\n China does not have the upper hand in this standoff; Trump does. He should use his leverage to save Hong Kong.</p>\n<p> August 16, 2019</p>\n', created = 1574270314, expire = 1574356714, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:ed8fbf9e328ba6e8a7ddab3c43dc3224' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>At Issue this week ... The Left</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Saunders_0.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>You could be next. That&rsquo;s really the message that Rep. Jo&aacute;quin Castro, D-Texas, was sending to any potential donors of President Donald Trump&rsquo;s campaign &mdash; or to any Republicans, for that matter &mdash; when he tweeted the names and occupations of 44 San Antonians who contributed the maximum allowed to the Trump campaign. That&rsquo;s $2,800 per election.<br />\n In the wake of the El Paso shooting that left 22 innocents dead, Castro named on Twitter the businesses of two donors and lamented that &ldquo;their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as &lsquo;invaders.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p>\n<p> IF YOU disagree with Castro and company, all the work you&rsquo;ve put into building a business can be wiped out, your employees left jobless, because they don&rsquo;t like what you think. And they&rsquo;re not content to duke it out as part of a battle of ideas. No, their game is to shame and bully nonbelievers.<br />\n It&rsquo;s not clear whether Castro understands that he&rsquo;s a hater who sloppily tosses out epithets in his zeal to blame the nation&rsquo;s ills on others. He did a pretty good job of appearing clueless on MSNBC&rsquo;s &ldquo;Morning Joe&rdquo; when co-anchor Willie Geist confronted him for inviting harassment of San Antonio businesses and homes. Castro replied that that wasn&rsquo;t his intent and, besides, the information he shared is in the public record.<br />\n Yes, people who cut checks to federal candidates should know that their contributions are part of the public record, but they hardly expect to see their names plastered all over the country because they donated to a candidate of choice.<br />\n By the way, if you are registered to vote, that&rsquo;s part of the public record, too.<br />\n On &ldquo;Morning Joe,&rdquo; Castro defended his bully tactics by arguing that the cost of donating to Trump was seen &ldquo;in El Paso over the weekend, that people died. The manifesto that that guy wrote could have been written by the people that write Trump&rsquo;s speeches.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> TRUMP&rsquo;S rhetoric on undocumented immigrants makes me cringe. It can be nasty and based on ugly stereotypes. Castro is swimming in the same pond. He argues that Trump has some responsibility for the El Paso shooting because both Trump and the shooter want to curb illegal immigration.<br />\n It doesn&rsquo;t matter that the alleged shooter wrote that his viewpoints solidified before Trump ran for office, because Castro has found an excuse to shut off any conversation about illegal immigration. Don&rsquo;t like it? You&rsquo;re practically a murderer.<br />\n Gave money to Trump? You condone violence.<br />\n Except that the Washington Examiner found that six of the 44 donors Castro targeted have also donated to his campaign or to that of his twin brother, Julian &mdash; the one-time Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Barack Obama who&rsquo;s running for president in the Democratic primary.<br />\n &ldquo;It is just amazing to me that he would do that,&rdquo; William Greehey, a philanthropist and former CEO of Valero Energy who donated $5,000 to Joaquin Castro&rsquo;s congressional campaign in 2013, told the Examiner.<br />\n Noting that he started a $100 million homeless project that mostly serves Hispanics, Greehey added: &ldquo;Then he&rsquo;s calling me a racist because I&rsquo;m supporting Trump. I mean, this is just ridiculous.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> STUMPING in Iowa, Julian Castro told reporters that his brother did nothing wrong; all he did was repeat the public record on donors who had &ldquo;maxed out&rdquo; on Trump. And it didn&rsquo;t matter whose reputation they tarnished, including their own donors&rsquo;.<br />\n Jo&aacute;quin Castro told MSNBC, &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t want anybody harassed or targeted.&rdquo; He also said he&rsquo;s not pushing for boycotts of the San Antonio businesses he mentioned. Lying &mdash; to yourself or others &mdash; shows consciousness of guilt.</p>\n<p>August 11, 2019</p>\n', created = 1574270314, expire = 1574356714, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:da1cd7cc7371616ba0dc15d785be41f6' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>At issue this week...&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Personal Responsibility</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Murchison.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>When the tumult and the shouting have died from the pitch occasioned by the El Paso and Dayton massacres, there may be stillness enough &mdash; for a short time, anyway &mdash; to accommodate a useful question.<br />\n How come now? That would be the question. How come not 50 years ago? How come this fat, burden-free time when everything we seemingly desire is seemingly ours to claim, delivered free to our doorstep by Amazon?<br />\n How come?<br />\n A discerning friend suggests that the disturbed and angry and violent used to put revolvers to their own heads, and sometimes the heads of their mates. The thing they didn&rsquo;t engage in was the wholesale slaughter of strangers innocent of any role in making them glum or dissatisfied.</p>\n<p> THE INFLICTION of pain and suffering on others &mdash; for purposes of self-satisfaction &mdash; is a hallmark of the present day, as we might notice in any conversational stillness that succeeds the yelling and hollering and name-calling of the moment.<br />\n We could ask: Why didn&rsquo;t we do these awful sorts of things half a century ago? Because it hadn&rsquo;t occurred to us we might do them? Or was it because particular human qualities, such as self-restraint, fellow-feeling, patience and respect for others, played a far larger role in life than is the present case?<br />\n That they did indeed play a larger role seems impossible to deny. Important norms once put the brakes on the emotions that today seem to drive people over the edge of the cliff. We judge that by the absence of El Paso- and Dayton-like massacres back when the country was generally governed by the aforesaid norms &mdash; generally, not universally.<br />\n It is a rough and bloody world we live in &mdash; rough and bloody and full of temptations to take out personal dissatisfactions on others. One of the purposes of civic morality, so to call it, is dissuading the violently inclined. This means one of society&rsquo;s cardinal services is saying, in a clear, commanding voice: &ldquo;No!&rdquo;<br />\n That&rsquo;s not the kind of thing you hear from us any more. &ldquo;No&rdquo; imprisons us, ties square knots in our thoughts, our ambitions. What we want to hear is, &ldquo;Yes, yes!&rdquo; in the spirit of the times we created all by ourselves, oh, around half a century ago. The &lsquo;60s. The old rules of personal restraint? The rules of social control and definition? We don&rsquo;t go in for those very much. Father &mdash; assuming you&rsquo;ve seen him in the past year &mdash; no longer knows best, and Mom hasn&rsquo;t got the time at the end of her day at the office. Cool guys stay home and play video games in preference to attending church with the nerds. Marriage &mdash; so what? Abortion? It&rsquo;s your body, your life.</p>\n<p> AUGUST 2019 brings the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock love-in, universal symbol of mud-caked liberation done your way, friend, nobody else&rsquo;s. The spirit of the &lsquo;60s culminated with Woodstock; the &lsquo;70s nourished the legend. Never mind if you weren&rsquo;t there. Four hundred thousand were there for you, and what they did or didn&rsquo;t do (and there wasn&rsquo;t much they didn&rsquo;t do, outside murder) came to symbolize the creed of the times. &ldquo;Just do it&rdquo; became a national slogan, thanks not just to the doings there but to all that followed. Personal liberation from norms and standards took on the aspect of a righteous cause.<br />\n Which is to blame Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin for the El Paso and Dayton massacres? That would be stretching things a bit. No one in August 1969 had much notion of what was to come once personal satisfaction became the new norm, replacing the ones that time had worn smooth and valueless. Woodstock was about peace and love, of which you can&rsquo;t get enough, until a fellow lover of peace &mdash; peace his way &mdash; opens up with an assault rifle.</p>\n<p> THE TIMES are assuredly, let us say, substandard, to leave room for overdue improvement. I don&rsquo;t think Donald Trump created them or presides over their horrors, whatever Cory Booker and a newly foul-mouthed Beto O&rsquo;Rourke may assert. We are all involved, one way or another. The times, they are ours.</p>\n<p> August 5, 2019</p>\n', created = 1574270314, expire = 1574356714, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:07a356f07162fdb7e0866a61f5e98a5a' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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11/20/2019 - 11:18am
At issue this week...    Climate  by Walter Williams The absolute worst case of professional incompetence and dishonesty is in the area of climate science. Tony Heller has exposed some of the egregious dishonesty of mainstream environmentalists in a video he’s titled “My Gift To Climate Alarmists.” Environmentalists and their political allies attribute the...
09/04/2019 - 12:53pm
At issue this week . . . Media Bias In the midst of the daily tarring and feathering of President Trump by our “objective” press, we are treated to some precious moments where these badly disguised political operatives write something unintentionally hilarious. TAKE, for example, the New York Times story on Aug. 25 headlined “...
08/28/2019 - 11:48am
At issue this week ... San Francisco San Francisco, a city described in song for its natural beauty, is descending into an abyss of homelessness, the use of sidewalks as toilets and a place you might not want to visit, much less live. THE LATEST, but surely not the last demonstration of insanity, is San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors...
08/20/2019 - 11:33pm
At issue this week . . . China President Trump has warned China that it must respond “humanely” to the protests in Hong Kong if it wants a trade deal, for the first time suggesting that the United States would impose costs on Beijing if it launched a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on the city. It’s about time. China is in a...
08/14/2019 - 12:53pm
At Issue this week ... The Left You could be next. That’s really the message that Rep. Joáquin Castro, D-Texas, was sending to any potential donors of President Donald Trump’s campaign — or to any Republicans, for that matter — when he tweeted the names and occupations of 44 San Antonians who contributed the maximum...
08/07/2019 - 8:33am
At issue this week...    Personal Responsibility When the tumult and the shouting have died from the pitch occasioned by the El Paso and Dayton massacres, there may be stillness enough — for a short time, anyway — to accommodate a useful question. How come now? That would be the question. How come not 50 years ago? How...
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