Tuesday, February 08, 2005

So, what's been going on?

It's been pretty dang slow blogging over here on Carpe Bonum for the last couple of weeks. Sorry about that, dear readers, but the real world intruded there for a little while. So what's been going on?

How about some hate filled stupidity from a lefty professor? I saw this dude on a cable news show. It looked like he was throughly enjoying the attention. Too bad.

There was the awesome and inspiring election in Iraq. Be sure to click through the link for tons of underreported good news from Iraq, not just the election. And also see this great photo essay from AlphaPatriot.

And we had a great State of the Union address. But someone named Janeane Garofalo wasn't impressed. (I can't quite place her either -- I think she's some kind of radio person...)

A kerfuffle erupted over CNN executive Eason Jordan's accusation that American soldiers are intentionally targeting and killing reporters in Iraq. Remember Jordan? He's the one who admitted that his network CNN for years covered up news of Saddam's atrocities in order to maintain access to the country. There's even a new blog devoted to the topic, Easongate.com (hat tip Powerpundit).

Neil Prakash and Chris Boggiano posted two new episodes in the superb Fallujah series on the Armor Geddon blog. (Complete series index updated.)

And then there was the bizarre flamefest over a "stolen" Instalanche by a 13 year old blogger. Harsh, dude. (Hat tip, Joe Gandelman, posting on Dean's world.)

Finally, I've got to mention General Mattis. The press is trying to give him the business over some things he said, such as:
"Actually it's quite fun to fight 'em, you know. It's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up front with you, I like brawling," said Mattis.

"You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil," Mattis said during a panel discussion. "You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."
(Hat tip, Chester via Chrenkoff)

Here's Carpe Bonum's take: Raving homicidal brainwashed lunatics who dream of heavenly rewards for comitting atrocities such as shooting fleeing children, flying planes into buildings or blowing up bars full of drunken toursits need to be killed. Thank God we have people like General Mattis to do it. Semper fi.