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O'Hara Factor
Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Best Wildcat opinion page yet

Monday, August 30, 2004

Al-Jazeera: a darling of liberal professors

The Wildcat reports that professors are praising Al-Jazeera's documentary "The Control Room".

Read it and see how shallow they are. They can't see the media's liberal bias because of their own! They act as if because journalists are supposed to be objective that they can't take a side as to which country's armed forces ought to be killed. This is the ultimate flaw in their argument.

Associate history professor David Gibbs makes the same argument he made in class last semester over the bias of the media: that even though the American press is the freest in the world, it still doesn't criticize the government. Does he expect Jane Fonda to be embedded with the Fedayeen?

In the meantime, Bush is attacked for his National Guard service, and Kerry isn't attacked for only using ad-hominem arguments against Swift Vets for Truth.

And, of course, there's no mention of conflicting reports. Nah, that's just propaganda. Al-Jazeera is objective.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

George P. Bush to appear in Tucson

George P. Bush, President Bush's nephew, is expected to appear at the Marriott University Park Hotel at noon on Thursday the 26th according to the College Republicans' latest bulletin. The College Republicans are limiting attendance, so if you want to go, you will need to email their president in order to reserve a spot. Let's ask some tough questions about the Constitution while we're there.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

eh?

Somebody tell me why this new Blogger bar (which, mind you, I did not put on the top of the page myself), is inducing the presence of an RNC ad in the middle of what was supposed to be an endorsement of Michael Peroutka. I spent so much time on that CSS...

Update: It's gone now. Funny. However, you can also take the time to read some of Joseph Farah's anti-Republican/anti-mainstream-media columns and check out the coinciding ads for the Republican National Committee and The New York Times.

Non-partisan registration a great way to register Republicans

From the files of the Arizona College Republicans listserv (15 AUG):

- August 18th - August 20th
ASUA is putting up tables in front of dorms on move-in days to try to get incoming Freshmen to register to vote. The shifts run from 7-11 and 11-3. We've been asked to supply volunteers to help in a non-partisan registration! This is huge, let me know if you can make it, we have an awesome opportunity to register republicans, we can't pass this up!!!!

Doesn't this sound somewhat contradictory?

Sunday, August 15, 2004

UNC cuts off Christian fraternity

WorldNetDaily reports that the University of North Carolina has cut off university recognition of the Christian fraternity Alpha Iota Omega after it refused to sign an anti-discrimination clause effectively allowing students of any religion to join the club.

Earlier, UNC's chapter of InterVarsity, as a result of the same policy, was forced to compromise with UNC by agreeing that the membership would be non-discriminatory, but the leadership could be discriminated for religion.

I fear the day when the University of Arizona might try to do the same thing to us. Remain vigilant, brothers.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

American Film Renaissance looks to counter leftist film bias

WorldNetDaily reports that a new pro-America film festival is ready to take over Hollywood. The American Film Renaissance will include seventeen films including:

They need to release all of them in a DVD set. THAT would be something worth picking up!

New template

I noticed two blogs with the "Rounders 3" blogger template last night, so I felt like I had to have one of my own. It took about six hours, but it was worth it.
Monday, August 09, 2004

At the movies: The Mechisto Candidate

The Mechisto Candidate

More movies to come later.
Thursday, August 05, 2004

Wildcrap: "Memo discourages faculty political activism"

First of all, the headline is biased considering that the memo only discourages lack of professionalism in faculty activism. Now to the story.

The Arizona Daily Wildcrap reports in its August 4th edition on UA president Peter Likins' memo to UA faculty entitled "Thoughts for the Political Season". Likins outlines university policy regarding what faculty are allowed and not allowed to do in regards to political activism. As much as I disagree with Likins on important issues, this is a good, unbiased letter.

The Wildcrap includes opinions from numerous UA professors who say that the letter is a political move to stifle free speech. Of course, they won't say the same thing about Iraq the Vote, Pride Alliance, and other socially liberal, university-funded propaganda programs. Free speech is only for them, it seems.

History and political science professor David Gibbs notes that it is the conservative movement, not liking to hear opposing opinions, that attempts to stifle free speech. Likins is hardly a conservative himself, so I would immediately count that as an irrelevant statement. While Gibbs' job is to discuss politics, politics can be discussed both in one's own opinion and as a devil's advocate. Thus is the ability of a truly skilled and knowledgeable political scientist. Just ask any Lincoln-Douglas debater (your humble coorespondent).

Gibbs is hardly qualified to speak on the issue, as I was his student in "Individuals and Societies 103: What is Politics?" during the Spring 2004 semester. Classes tend to be riddled with unproven conspiracy theories from the liberal side alone, along with anti-Bush jokes put in for his own self-entertainment. I do NOT recommend ever taking one of his classes, but simply dropping in some time to kill his arguments.

But don't let the Wildcat generate your opinion on this. Read the letter for yourself and see how the professors are overreacting. While I agree that professors should be able to do interviews during working hours (outside of class, granted), it should be on their own cell phones, not on the phones I paid for.

Iraq the Vote working with Associated Socialists; French Republicans entirely miss the point

The Arizona Daily Wildcrap reports that ASUA (Associated Socialists of the University of Arizona) is working with Rock the Vote in order to get more students registered to vote in the November general election. As explained in my first commentary for the now-defunct Arizona Growler, this is bad. Uninformed voting is dangerous and is exactly what gives the left so much power.

Even worse is that, as explained in "Iraq the Vote!", Rock the Vote is a liberal organization. Maybe we should call it "Rock the Vote...Port Side!!" This is no surprise considering ASUA's liberal stances on social issues. By the way, you (UA students and State of Arizona taxpayers) are forced to fund it.

Equally pathetic is the response of the French Republicans, who have intellectual courage below that of the lion from the Wizard of Oz, as the lion had the courage to admit he had none.

As stated in the Wildcrap:

But Hinsdale of the College Republicans said she worries that the MTV Rock the Vote campaign could be encouraging students to vote blindly.

"It's important to be informed about an issue because when you're informed about the issues, you also understand that your vote counts for something," Hinsdale said.

Try looking at what Rock the Vote stands for and tell me that's your biggest worry. There's propaganda coming to a voting booth near you, and you're paying for it.

Larry Elder survives the Democratic National Convention

Larry Elder testifies of his experience at the Democratic National Convention in his latest syndicated column, including being called a "house Negro" and a "fascist", his interview with Janeane Garafalo, and a bluff invitation from Garafalo in an attempt to smear Elder.

The Woohoo! Factor: Alan Keyes will run against Obama

WorldNetDaily reports that Alan Keyes will run against Barack Obama for a U.S. Senate seat from Illinois.

I may not be a Republican, but here's the man who should have beaten everybody in the 2000 Republican primaries. Here's a man who knows the Constitution unlike both Bush and Kerry. It's about time that I got to see some good news. Here it is.