Author Archives: Malone Vandam

“Plastic Bags Are Good for You”

A long note to the self-deluding environmental religionists.

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“Answer: The Marxist mechanism that disconnects facts from conclusions to make war on our minds”

“Question: What is ‘PC’?” Diana West. If you haven’t read her book, “American Betrayal,” you need to do that ASAP.

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New Paltz: I’m still laughing…

…at the six-story condominium apartment building WITH an adjoining hotel that’s being proposed for the Pit, the hole in the downtown donut that sits behind the village hall. No, that most assuredly wouldn’t “fundamentally transform” the downtown village core. No more … Continue reading

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First word…

…that comes to my mind… About Jeb Bush: “No.” About Hillary Clinton: “W O N D E R F U L !”

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Jorge Ramos

The Hispanic Cindy Sheehan. Later: Hold on a sec. Mother Sheehan might not be that good a fit for Jorge. How about Medea Benjamin? She has more verve, and is a good Fidelista (or was; she did move back to … Continue reading

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Hillary’s doing pretty good

The first word that comes to voters’ minds about Hillary? Number one was “liar.” Second was “dishonest.” Third was “untrustworthy.” Well, that’s something to build on.

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Trump?

I haven’t seen stand-up comedy like that since Alan King did the Ed Sullivan Show.

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New Paltz: Yet another civic fad alert!

This time* it’s the…ah, umm, strange…outgoing Town of New Paltz supervisor (I restrain myself, really, not from any sense of honor but from a Benedictine-like desire to deny myself the cruel pleasures) trying to rope the village board (these are separate governments, FYI … Continue reading

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Minimum wage gets you minimum jobs

Workers are valuable to most firms, in a variety of ways. Minimum wage laws price unskilled workers out of their *first* jobs (plural). Force a business to pay someone more than they are worth, and the business will go without. … Continue reading

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But is it vegan?

Bakin’ Baby Syndrome Mark Steyn: “What this evil toad “fought to protect” was Cecile Richards’ access to critical women and their “products of conception”. This is a uniquely American depravity – a billion-dollar abortion-industrial complex, unknown to the abortion regimes … Continue reading

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Robert Conquest, 98

One of the greats. If you don’t know who he was, find out. Reflections on a Ravaged Century. For instance. (Part One: Mindslaughter) And… The Great Terror: A Reassessment.

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When all of America looks like Detroit

It will look like Venezuela. Richard Fernandez: “Desperate gangs of looters are roaming the streets, forcing the remaining businesses to shut down. “One person was killed and dozens were detained following looting of supermarkets in Venezuela’s southeastern city of Ciudad … Continue reading

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Welcoming “The People’s Cube”…

…to the New Paltz Journal blogroll. “America through the eyes of a former Soviet agitprop artist.”

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New Paltz: The village hires a planner

Less sure of what the planner will do after reading the article about him in the Fidelpaltz Smileyface-Brownnoser* than I was before I read it. But I’m going to help Mr. Gilmour out because he sounds like an unpretentious sort … Continue reading

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Diana West again violates the first rule of Fight Club

She talks about Fight Club.

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“Auschwitz commandant outraged over Mengele video”

The People’s Cube: “”It makes my blood boil!” the commandant stated to reporters. “The treachery! The deceit in the underhanded way that sound bite was secretly filmed and subjected to selective editing! And don’t even get me started on the … Continue reading

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