Category Archives: General

2 + 2 = 5

“I love Big Brother.” ================== “He picked up the children’s history book and looked at the portrait of Big Brother which formed its frontispiece. The hypnotic eyes gazed into his own. It was as though some huge force were pressing … Continue reading

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Science and not science, and how to tell the difference

Matt Ridley: “[T]he huge green pressure groups have grown fat on a diet of constant but ever-changing alarm about the future. That these alarms—over population growth, pesticides, rain forests, acid rain, ozone holes, sperm counts, genetically modified crops—have often proved … Continue reading

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The opportunist

I have always taken Obama very seriously. I used to take issue with people who insist that he’s stupid but don’t bother arguing about it very often at this point. (He knows precisely what he is doing and prosecutes his … Continue reading

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Jane St. Onge

Jane will be dead a year this August. I was very lucky to get back in touch with her seven years ago. We talked a lot on the phone. We exchanged several letters. She was at once in bad shape, … Continue reading

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“Beyond the Brave New World”

George Neumayr: “The speed with which the West has embraced all things perverse makes Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World look almost quaint. The moral anomalies of the West have far surpassed his imagination. The intensely reverential reaction to Bruce … Continue reading

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Ah, yeah, you should probably read my book

Yes, that’s what I would advise. Read it right now, today. It’s right here. Pay close attention.

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Bruce Jenner

Haven’t seen a sex change this big since Norman Bates turned into his mother.

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“Summer Vacation”

George Will: “Progressives frequently disparage this or that person or idea as “on the wrong side of history.” They regard history as an autonomous force with its own laws of unfolding development: Progress is wherever history goes. This belief entails … Continue reading

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New Paltz: Prospect Street rises!

Big front page story in this week’s Fidelpaltz Buzzkill-Trivializer* about the neighbors on Prospect Street objecting to the Ulster County transportation bull being let loose in their china shop. Good for them. It doesn’t stop with Prospect Street, however, and … Continue reading

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“The Rise of House Clinton”

Jonah Goldberg summarizes the crime family aura of the Clintons. One of his best, actually.

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Talkin’ ’bout my generation

Elizabeth Scalia: “85 years ago, Chesterton nailed the Boomers.” “A generation is now growing old, which never had anything to say for itself except that it was young.” And a generation now broadminded enough for a Boeing 757 to fly through … Continue reading

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Memorial Day weekend murders in Baltimore

Twenty-eight shootings, nine fatal.

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McDonalds…

…responds to minimum wage protests.

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Memorial Day 2015

As always, I remember Bobby Bates, my neighbor several houses down Wayne Avenue as a boy growing up in Suffern, New York. He died in the Vietnam War at the age of 19. I’ve discussed him and his family here before. … Continue reading

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New Paltz: The bus station isn’t broken, and does not need to be fixed

I was shocked, I tell you, to see not one, not two, but six letters to the editor in the 5/21/15 edition of the Fidelpaltz Blundergas-Assassin,* saying “hold on a second” about the latest local civic fad, which is to invite the Ulster … Continue reading

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Obama vs. Reagan on jobs

Deroy Murdock: “’Eliminating the Obama recovery’s private-sector jobs gap compared with the average of post-1960 recoveries by the end of 2016 would require the addition of 431,000 private-sector jobs in each of the next 20 months,’ Brady calculates. ‘Closing the … Continue reading

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