URLs du Jour


  • Via Michelle (ma belle), a Chronicle of Higher Education article on "Scholars for 9/11 Truth", a group of academics dedicated to … well, here's the description of a speech at a recent meeting of the group given by James Fetzer, one of the co-chairmen:
    "The threat we face," he said, is "imminent and ominous." He recommended arming the citizenry.

    During the question-and-answer session, an audience member asked whether there might be a way to capture a TV station, to get the word out about September 11. Mr. Fetzer upped the ante on the idea.

    "Let me tell you, for years, I've been waiting for there to be a military coup to depose these traitors," he said from the podium.

    "Yeah!" shouted some men in the audience.

    "There actually was one weekend," Mr. Fetzer went on, "where I said to myself, my God, it's going to happen this weekend, and I'm going to wake up and they will have taken these guys off in chains."

    His voice was building. "Listen to me," he said. "The degree of perfidy involved here is so great, that in the time of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, frenzied mobs would have dragged these men out of their beds in the middle of the night and ripped them to shreds!"

    "Yeah!" cried a chorus of voices in the audience. "Yeah!"

    Sounds just like a normal faculty meeting!

    For you Wildcatters out there, there's also a UNH connection: one of the "Full Members" listed on their website is our own William Woodward, psych prof. Great.

  • At Big Lizards, Dafydd has two posts (here and here) that point out the sheer hell would-be legal immigrants to this country routinely go through. Folks opposing "amnesty" for illegal immigrants should also be appalled at the abusive bureaucracy he describes for those who are trying to play by the rules.