Monthly Archives: September 2006

Mexico

An “if we treated it, the way it treats us” video. Pretty funny.

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More corrections

Before I send you off to The American Thinker blog, if you’re interested, for another round of rounding up Bill Clinton’s, ah, misstatements to interviewer Chris Wallace, let me pause for a Coulter break. I watched Hannity & Colmes last … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton’s finger

Bill Clinton was doing some serious finger-in-your-face stuff yesterday with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace as Wallace tried to interview the former president. I saw about ten seconds of it and said “that’s enough.” You see, I know what Bill … Continue reading

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“Islamic Fascism 101″

Victor Davis Hanson is one the few American public intellectuals who does genuine historical context when he tackles the current struggle with Islamic terrorism. In this article, published today at NRO, he continues to focus on the historical parallels between … Continue reading

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Hugo Chavez

Some damn fool invited a couple of Leftist cranks (one was Leftist crank extraordinaire Jeff Cohen) into New Paltz Village Hall to defend this imbecile a week or so ago. Mario Loyola, meanwhile, gets it about right. He calls Chavez … Continue reading

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Guarded optimism

Mac Owens offers some about the situation in Iraq. Says the defeatism is unwarranted. I’m with him.

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Dead philosopher overboard!

Father Oakes does a nice job hammering Michel Foucault into something recognizably obsolete. Here’s a snippet: As I said, I lived through that period and found Foucault simply inescapable. I always knew something was amiss with his theses, but I … Continue reading

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Here’s a “one book, one New Paltz” book for ya

This is a review of the new biography of Timothy Leary by Robert Greenfield, formerly of Rolling Stone. What? Is somebody going to pretend he doesn’t know the local history I’m referencing in the header? And I don’t mean the … Continue reading

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Five years later

The Belmont Club does a very fine job dollying back from the era that began five years ago to get the long, stark shot, almost like in an Antonioni film, of how the world looks today. There is a quote … Continue reading

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“Far more victories than setbacks since 9/11″

There’s not much sobriety to be found, these days, in debates surrounding the war on terror and the war in Iraq. But the Wall Street Journal offers this exceptionally sober assessment, from which the meaty excerpt below is a good … Continue reading

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Victor Davis Hanson

Is the Western Way of War Dead? Hardly, is the short answer.

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Egads!

I had no idea how dull-witted Brad Pitt is. I’m getting naive, or soft, or something, with regard to my expectations about celebrities. Is a minimum of competent rationality really too much to expect? Apparently it is. Vandam’s First Rule … Continue reading

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And about Mayor West’s biodiesel plan

Village of New Paltz mayor Jason West announced recently his proposal that the village produce its own biodiesel for use in village vehicles and, perhaps, for sale to the New Paltz school district for use in its buses. Biodiesel production … Continue reading

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Mayor West and his raise

Just sent off this e-mail to one of New Paltz’s more statesman-like community leaders regarding this past Wednesday night’s Village Board meeting that featured, according to one report, three hours of public input on mayor Jason West’s request for another … Continue reading

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Well, the first review of Katie Couric’s…

…debut as the anchor of The CBS Evening News is in, and it’s from Mr. Beck, who certainly receives her warmly, in a manner of speaking.

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Hand me that stool

Here’s a test for you. Read this blog item from Roger Kimball. Now, the test is not whether you are shocked, or even repelled, but whether you simply understand the implications of this long arc of Western art. A can … Continue reading

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