Reagan: The real freedom fighters

To commenter “ayatollah”, and others who are under the false impression that the Anglo-American alliance will not stand against the armed aggression of the Iranian mullocracy, I offer the following clip from the Gipper…(h/t Jonah)

Pro-democracy priest sentenced to eight years

While the “progressive” pundits lament the sentence of Australian jihadi David Hicks, aka Abu Muslim al-Austrailia, the following story from the utopian worker’s paradise of Viet Nam further underscores the inability of the Left to discern good from evil.

Our friend John E. Carey sends this story of Father Nguyen Van Ly, sentenced to 8 years in prison for his “democracy conspiracy.” Hanoi equates this with “terrorism.” Here is how he is allowed to speak on his own behalf. The “trial” lasted three hours. This will NOT be in the “news”.

He told the court: “For the Vietnamese nation, I will continue to fight for the values of freedom and democracy.”

Thanh, asked if he had a final message, said, “What I did exactly followed international treaties and law.”

Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders had urged the court not to jail the dissidents, calling it “a very important test for the credibility of the Vietnamese judicial system.”

“Vietnam’s constitution protects free expression, but the Communist Party does not tolerate criticism. We call on the judges to adhere to the law and acquit the defendants.”

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April Fool’s Day open thread

fools.gif The April 1998 issue of the New Mexicans for Science and Reason newsletter contained an article claiming that the Alabama state legislature had voted to change the value of the mathematical constant pi from 3.14159 to the ‘Biblical value’ of 3.0. Before long the article had made its way onto the internet, and then it rapidly made its way around the world, forwarded by people in their email. It only became apparent how far the article had spread when the Alabama legislature began receiving hundreds of calls from people protesting the legislation. The original article, which was intended as a parody of legislative attempts to circumscribe the teaching of evolution, was written by a physicist named Mark Boslough.

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