Friday, April 15, 2016
26 years ago on this day, Liverpool fans traveled to Hillsborough Stadium to see their beloved Reds' square off against Nottingham Forest...96 of them did not return, victims of one of the worst stadium crushes in sporting history. Here's a few words from over on the Liverpool F.C. website:
note: this is a repost from April 15, 2015
The city of Liverpool will today pay its respects to mark the 26th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster – and they will be joined in remembrance right across the world.The events of April 15, 1989 which claimed the lives of 96 children, men and women impacted not only Merseyside, but also the rest of the United Kingdom as fans travelled to Sheffield from all over the country for the FA Cup semi-final.The graphic below shows where each of the victims of Hillsborough travelled from on that fateful morning as they made their way to Liverpool's match with Nottingham Forest.(Liverpool F.C.)
....may the quest for justice never stop.
JUSTICE FOR THE 96!
note: this is a repost from April 15, 2015
As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed. As long as the connection subsists between his reason and his self-love, his opinions and his passions will have a reciprocal influence on each other. - James Madison, Federalist No. 10 — 1787
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Given that, (a) everyone knew the rules going into the Republican primary campaign season and (b) there's a long history of the Donald skirting rules at every opportunity, this is rich beyond words..
Paul Manafort is Trump's freshly-hired organizational QB, whose late-game arrival finds him tasked with straightening out the Republican frontrunner's shambolic, bush league delegate operation. He may be new to the team, but Manafort has already hit his Trumpian rhetorical stride, accusing the Cruz campaign of "Gestapo tactics" and "abuse" over his first week on the job. The latter comment came last night on Hannity, where the experienced political hand vowed to "compile evidence" against Team Cruz in order to challenge the seating of some of his delegates. (Townhall)Maybe its' just me, but from where I'm sitting, it would seem as though the Ted Cruz campaign has stuck to the rules, used every legal advantage available and actually worked to win over delegates to its side rather than simply cudgel, verbally insult and denigrate opponents as the Trump campaign has done up to now.
It is not necessary to enumerate the many advantages, that arise from this custom of early marriages. They comprehend all the society can receive from this source; from the preservation, and increase of the human race. Every thing useful and beneficial to man, seems to be connected with obedience to the laws of his nature, the inclinations, the duties, and the happiness of individuals, resolve themselves into customs and habits, favourable, in the highest degree, to society. In no case is this more apparent, than in the customs of nations respecting marriage. - Samuel Williams, The Natural and Civil History of Vermont — 1794
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Liberty is a word which, according as it is used, comprehends the most good and the most evil of any in the world. Justly understood it is sacred next to those which we appropriate in divine adoration; but in the mouths of some it means anything, which enervate a necessary government; excite a jealousy of the rulers who are our own choice, and keep society in confusion for want of a power sufficiently concentered to promote good. - Oliver Ellsworth, A Landholder, No. III — 1787
I never thought I'd see Bill Whittle take a page from Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" but he's got a point about the above; cultures of all kinds have appropriated things from other cultures throughout time immemorial....do the SJW's (Social Justice Wankers) even realize that or are they so caught up in their damn hypocrisy that it escapes their feeble minds?
Monday, April 11, 2016
The moral precepts delivered in the sacred oracles form a part of the law of nature, are of the same origin and of the same obligation, operating universally and perpetually. - James Wilson, Of the Law of Nature — 1804
...now, we all know the Donald's supposed to be a master at "the Art of the Deal" and all that, but if he thinks Iran would fall for that, he's even more out to lunch than usual...