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Archive for January, 2008

Olympic hopeful, 12, crushed to death by horse

31st January 2008

Read it. Let that be a lesson to us all.

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Scout’s oath ‘is religious discrimination’

31st January 2008

Read it.

  1. Thank God every day that you don’t live in Britain.
  2. Without eternal vigilance, it could happen here. It’s already raising its ugly head in New Jersey and other backward areas.

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DNC Appoints Islamist to Convention Committee

31st January 2008

Read it. Democrats: The party of “We Give Up!”

Democrats just wander the earth looking for people to whom to lose. At least the socialists pretended that they would make life better.

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Nonaddictive Morphine?

31st January 2008

Read it. That would help.

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Clearing Up Some of the Confusion Over HDTV

31st January 2008

Read it. And let me know if that works for you.

To tell the truth, the prospect of seeing Bill Clinton or Donald Trump in high definition unsettles me somewhat.

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Canadian Muslim Student Calls for Mass Murder in Canada

31st January 2008

Read it. My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

Reminder for the dimwitted: Islam is an oppressive totalitarian ideology with which no co-existence is possible.

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The Warrior Ethos

31st January 2008

Read it.

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The Kennedy Cargo Cult

31st January 2008

Read it. I love that phrase, “The Kennedy Cargo Cult”.

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Researchers get nanotube chips running at commercial speeds

31st January 2008

Read it.

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Secession: New York City as Polis

31st January 2008

Read it. I find the prospect of New York City having to subsist on its own tax revenues rather entertaining. I predict an annual population shift of over ten percent as rich people moved out and welfare cases moved in — after all, you can enjoy all the benefits of NYC from Greenwich or Montclair almost as easily as from Sutton Place, and if the tax differential is significant, well….

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President McCain

31st January 2008

Mark Steyn is less than enthusiastic.

Actually, if McCain is the nominee, I’ll probably vote for the Democrat. We’ll still get the same socialist proposals, but the (few remaining) Republicans in Congress will at least have grounds for resisting them.

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Taxi Driver Sharia at SLC

31st January 2008

Read it. My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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Politicians vs. Businessmen

31st January 2008

Read it. Well worth your time.

In the business world, Mitt Romney is as successful as anyone can be. No one attains his level of achievement without enormous talents and an oversized ego. Yet, compared to John McCain, Romney is modest and self-effacing. As a businessman among politicians, he is a boy among men.

Not a common perspective.

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Pirates More Active and Violent

31st January 2008

Read it. What’s “Arrrrr!” in Somali?

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How I stopped believing in democracy.

31st January 2008

Mencius Moldbug is at it again.

I am pretty confident that “Australia” is more or less what everyone thinks it is. I am not at all confident that the same can be said for “democracy.”

As you can see, there is a certain amount of contempt in this perspective. This makes sense, because it’s more or less the perspective of the global ruling class.

Having to deal with an American high school was not pleasant, but it gave me a certain respect for America: it exists. Once you go to college, you are no longer in the real America. You are in a fortified outpost of future America, which has been planted in the real America to enlighten and assimilate it. Respect is not on the menu.

I think I once saw a pro-Israeli crowd in New York. It was maybe ten or twenty people. Of course, it wasn’t in 1984, either. On the other hand, when I think of “aggressive and vociferous” in 1984, what I think of is the anti-apartheid divestment movement. Was there ever an anti-Palestinian divestment movement? Promising not to invest in companies that do business with Arab states that support Palestinian terrorism? Maybe I just missed it.

By compiling the facts of history and expecting some objective algorithm to magically arrange them in the most plausible narrative, we think we are being scientific. In fact we have only rediscovered artificial stupidity.

I love this guy. Don’t always agree with him, but he has a fresh perspective, and that’s rare.

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Epidemic superbug strains evolved from one bacterium

31st January 2008

Read it. No doubt genetically engineered by former Nazis secretly funded by Rumsfeld at the command of Bush and Cheney. What do they do at Cheyenne Mountain now that there’s no Soviet Union to watch, hmmmm?

Now if we could just get these bacteria to attack the AIDS virus, everyone would be all set.

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Books that make you dumb

31st January 2008

Read it. Pretty amusing.

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The Unpublicized Generation Gap

31st January 2008

Read it. This makes a great deal of sense.

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The New Rules of Politics

31st January 2008

Read it. Who would know better than Karl Rove?

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Washington Today

31st January 2008

Inside Politics.

Inside the Beltway.

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Man changes name to Russell Sprout

31st January 2008

Read it. Some people just have entirely too much time on their hands. Perhaps we could persuade him to watch the Superbowl.

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Ikea’s flat-pack village

31st January 2008

Read it. Like buying a house mail-order from Sears — which you could do in the first half of the last century.

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Police Resume Search for Body Parts Found Along Pennsylvania Highways

31st January 2008

Read it. Now there’s a headline just crying out for a movie treatment….

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Super Bowl Excitement Could Spike Heart Attacks, Doctors Warn

31st January 2008

Read it. I always wondered what use that Superbowl was … I guess we could consider it evolution in action.

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Senate Makes Fixes to Stimulus Bill, But Not Everyone is Happy

31st January 2008

Read it. That’s because the fix makes it more difficult to buy votes.

The fix requires that anyone eligible for a rebate envisioned in a House-passed $161 billion stimulus package must have to have a valid Social Security number, rather than an Individual Tax Identification Number. … A mini-brushfire broke out in the Capitol Wednesday as members realized that the decision to refund tax payments to ITIN holders meant illegal immigrants could possibly benefit. … The IRS classifies illegal workers in the U.S. for more than 31 days in the current year as “resident aliens.” The majority of illegal immigrants in the U.S. are believed to be included as resident aliens under the IRS statutes.

No surprises here. Don’t you just love the way the IRS works? If you steal money, that’s income and you have to pay tax on it … even if you get caught and lose the money. If you enter the country illegally and managed to dodge the police for 30 days you’re a “resident alien” … so you can be taxed — and you’ll probably owe that tax even if you get caught and deported.

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Hope For The Hobbit

30th January 2008

Read it. Didn’t know that Ross Douthat was a Tolkien fan.

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Speed dating for rich women hits New York

30th January 2008

Read it. As they say: Only In New York.

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Corporatism

30th January 2008

Jonah Goldberg hits the high points.

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4.

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The Last Action Hero

30th January 2008

Read it. The best case I’ve seen made for McCain.

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Kidney Theft: Urban Legend No More

30th January 2008

Read it. Life imitates art — and not in a kindly way.

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The Liberals’ Mommy Fascism

30th January 2008

Read it. A review of Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism in the American Thinker. Very accurate — and refreshing.

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It’s Time for a Vista Do-Over

30th January 2008

Read it.

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Former Green candidate mistaken for vagrant

30th January 2008

Read it. I don’t care who you are, that’s funny.

Goes to show that Canada isn’t too far gone.

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America still works

30th January 2008

Read it. Funny how it takes a Brit to figure it out.

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Election Commentary

30th January 2008

Steve Sailer is always worth reading.

Also, can somebody explain exactly what the difference is between McCain and Giuliani? They both are invade-the-world, invite-the-world, in-hock-to-the-world guys, just like Bush. So, why is McCain doing well and Giuliani is in the tank? Is it just because McCain showed up in the first few primaries while Giuliani was off acting like he had something better to do than run for President? Perhaps Woody Allen was right and 90% of success is showing up.

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I‘m Not Stimulated

30th January 2008

Thomas Sowell points out that whenever government interferes in the economy it always makes things worse. Being a professional economist, he can be somewhat tedious on the subject. For which I can’t really blame him.

It’s not about the economy, of course; it’s about buying votes, and in that regard the upcoming stimulus package bids fair to be quite successful.

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Hispanic Immigrants Lower Black Wages And Raise Black Unemployment

30th January 2008

Read it. In an era of Identity Politics, it ought to come as no surprise that they Democratic Party would ineveitably host a fight between the fashionable victim groups, blacks and latinos. Perhaps this year is the year.

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We Were Warned

30th January 2008

Jonah Goldberg muses on whether Bill Clinton and George W Bush actually know which team each is playing for.

Bush in effect conceded the liberal complaint that small government was objectively hardhearted, while Clinton conceded the conservative complaint that orthodox liberalism was too utopian.

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Plagues & molecules?

30th January 2008

Read it. Fascinating stuff.

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John Assbrain…I mean McCain…Wins Florida

30th January 2008

The Hog is not pleased. And I have to agree.

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Washington Today

30th January 2008

Inside Politics.

Inside the Beltway.

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Man Sets Station on Fire Over Playlist

30th January 2008

Read it. Well, some people are serious about music, and some people aren’t.

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Chance to crush a speed camera

30th January 2008

Read it. And you’ve got to like that.

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Husband Arrested After Wife’s Body Found in Freezer

30th January 2008

Read it. Well, I should hope so.

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British Teen Who Filmed Herself Trying to Kill Parents

30th January 2008

Read it. Not your grandfather’s Britain.

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Illegal Immigrant Taxpayers to Benefit From House-Approved Stimulus Plan

30th January 2008

Read it. My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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Infant Found Dead Near Car Seat by Bird-Watching Couple in Texas

29th January 2008

Read it.

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House Spends Over $89,000 On Carbon Offsets. They Offset Nothing.

29th January 2008

Read it. As soon as the coin in the coffer rings, the soul from Purgatory springs.

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The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims

29th January 2008

A review.

Jihad has been extremely effective and has served Islam well. In the light of this success, it can hardly be expected from Muslim leaders that they renounce jihad for more peaceful methods for propagating their faith. Renunciation of jihad would simply not be in the interest of Islam.

Reminder for the dimwitted: Islam is an oppressive totalitarian ideology with which co-existence is not possible.

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Not Quite a Knight

29th January 2008

Read it. A useful reminder that, were it not for his assassination, and the administration of Jimmy Carter, John F. Kennedy might well be known as the worst American President of this century.

I was there. I saw.

If he hadn’t allowed Krischev to roll him in Vienna, there wouldn’t have been a Cuban Missile Crisis for him to handle. A fantastic save after you trip doesn’t make you any less a klutz, it just makes you a very lucky klutz.

He colluded in the murder of President Diem in Vietnam, which war (and country) had been doing very well until then.

He didn’t do shit for civil rights, other than have the FBI wiretap Martin Luther King.

Other than boffing more women-not-his-wife in the White House than Bill Clinton, it’s truly hard to think of one positive accomplishment of the Kennedy administration.

Feh.

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