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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Plagues & molecules?

30th January 2008

Read it. Fascinating stuff.

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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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Tag, We’re It

29th January 2008

Lileks uncovers some gold.

If you’re not reading Lileks, you’re missing out.

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Misplaced Spellings

29th January 2008

Read it. Some interesting stuff from Language Log. Spelling checkers are apparently smarter than I thought.

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Cop Gets Investigated Because MySpace Friend Links To Porn

29th January 2008

Read it. A good reason to steer clear of MySpace, at least so long as most people are stupid.

I suspect that our country may have exhausted its supply of common sense. Or at least the tank is making those ugly gurgling noises.

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When Health Care Becomes Personal

29th January 2008

Read it. Arnold Kling casts a gimlet eye over the health care system.

I no longer think of Medicare and health care regulation as inefficient. I now think of them as pure evil.

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A SLICK WILLY COMEBACK?

29th January 2008

Read it. I like the picture — I don’t care who you are, that’s funny.

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Why Wikipedia Just Gets Better

29th January 2008

Dvorak is starting to like Wikipedia. Therefore there must be something wrong with it.

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Middle Age As World Peak Of Unhappiness?

29th January 2008

Read it. Shucks, I missed it.

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‘Mystique’ Means ‘Audacity of Hope’ Has ‘Rendezvous with Destiny’

29th January 2008

Read it. In this stage of the Principate, Octavian Obama appears to have been adopted into the Julian Kennedy gens family and no doubt will have a bright political future thereby … unless, of course, they all get arrested by the Cliche Police.

Although it would appear the the Cliche Police have their hands full with the drive-by media. Presumably Edward R. Morrow is pounding his head against the side of his coffin by this point. (I always wondered why they padded those things — it’s not like the corpse is going to complain, right? — but this could explain it.)

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It should be no surprise that the Clintons are playing the race card.

29th January 2008

Christopher Hitchens is almost always worth reading.

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Washington Today

29th January 2008

Inside Politics.

Inside the Beltway.

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West Virginia Mayor Uses Magazine to Prove Identity to Airport Security

29th January 2008

Read it. This is the sort of stupidity that we are reduced to, where an expired driver’s license isn’t sufficient proof of identity. It has your picture. It has your name. It was issued by a government. You aren’t trying to drive off of it; just prove your identity, WHICH WILL NOT HAVE CHANGED JUST BECAUSE THE THING EXPIRED.

Any system in which this absurdity takes place is fatally flawed.

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Gun-toting Captain America comes back to life

28th January 2008

Read it. If I’d been through what he’s been through, I’d want more than one gun.

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The Torch flashlight: why illuminate when you can incinerate?

28th January 2008

Read it. Me want. How about one of these in the ol’ glove compartment?

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VFW Halls Close as Memberships Decline

28th January 2008

Read it.

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