Adam Brickley's ConservaGlobe
Right wing commentary on world politics from a man on a mission to prove that Conservatism transcends national boundaries. Thoughtful comments from people of all political persuasions are welcome and encouraged. Contact the blogger at email@example.com.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
PERSON OF THE WEEK - Oct. 8-14, 2006
Five decades after war left the Korean penninsula in ruins, it is interesting to note the radically different ways that North and South Korea have developed. On Monday, both achieved major milestones in their histories. South Korea celebrated as it's foreign minister, Ban Ki-Moon, was nominated by the U.N. Security Council to be the next Secratary General of the United Nations. Meanwhile, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il was celebrating his nation's first test of a nuclear weapon. South Korea has chosen to join the world community is thriving. North Korea has chosen isolation and paranoia - and all is has to show for it is a lot of weapons, a starving population, and arguably the worst reputation in the world. So, for providing an amazingly glaring example of the right and wrong way to run a country, Ban Ki-Moon and Kim Jong Il are ConservaGlobe's Persons of the Week.
Tags: Kim Jong Il, Ban Ki-Moon, Korea, North Korea, South Korea, WMD, United Nations, UN, Person of the Week, Axis of Evil
Friday, October 13, 2006
2006 Nobel Peace Prize: Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
PERSON OF THE WEEK - 0ct. 1-7, 2006
This week's award goes to a man who may not have made any headlines, but who did a great service by keeping them from being made. After learning that the Westboro Baptist Church planned on protesting the funerals of the Amish girls slain in Pennsylvania, Mike Gallagher decided that he wasn't going to let it happen. Instead of just complaining, the nationally syndicated conservative radio host contacted the church and made them an offer they couldn't refuse: one hour of national airtime in exchange for leaving the Amish alone. They accepted.
On Friday, October 6th, two radicals from the Westboro Baptist Church took the helm of the Mike Gallagher Show for one hour - and the Amish buried their dead in peace. Gallagher's move was bold, and some have criticized it, but I found it to be one of the more amazing displays of selfless compassion that I have seen in quite some time (as I am sure tht it was painful for Gallagher to see his show hijacked by such twisted minds). So, be thankful to Mike Gallagher for making sure that nobody was reading about the Westboro Baptist Church in their newspapers this week.
Tags: Mike Gallagher, Westboro Baptist Church, Amish School Shooting, Talk Radio, Person of the Week
Monday, October 02, 2006
South Korean to Become U.N. Secretary General
Ban bested a field of five other candidates:
Shashi Tharoor, the U.N.'s Undersecretary General for Communications
Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia
Surakiart Sathirathai, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand before last week's coup.
Prince Zeid al-Hussein, Jordan's ambassador to the U.N.
Ashraf Ghani, former finance minister of Afghanistan
Kofi Annan's term as Secretary General expires at the end of December.
PERSON OF THE WEEK - Sep. 24-30, 2006
I hate weeks like this. I hate having to blog about disgusting acts committed by sick people, especially when there are much more important thing going on in the world (in the grand scheme of things). That said, I find it hard to deny that Congressman Mark Foley really shook up Washington this week.
Mr. Foley's sexually-charged e-mails to a 16 year-old former page are inexcusable, especially for a man know as a crusader against child-pornography, and I am glad that this man is no longer sitting in the United States Congress. Will his actions affect the coming midterm elections? It's too early to tell. I personally don't think that this is a Republican-Democrat issue, and I hope that both the voters and the Democratic Party realize that fact. If you want proof that this is not a partisan matter, Democratic Congressman Gerry Studds was censured by the House in 1983 for having sex with a 17 year old male page (he also went on to win five more terms after his censure).
I personally doubt that there was any sort of cover-up, but heads should roll if there was - regardless of party.
So, for sending shockwaves through Congress and thoroughly grossing out the nation, Mark Foley is ConservaGlobe's Person of the Week.