Monthly Archives: May 2007

The most surprising thing…

…about this is that Stanley Kurtz seems even mildly surprised by it. Linda Greenhouse? Please. She and Ruth Bader Ginsburg were separated at birth.

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“Angry? You’ve never seen me angry”

This is an audio clip of Laura Ingraham from her radio show that illustrates my point that the breach is now permanent between the President and his supporters. Link from Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Corner.

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This breach is permanent

What is happening now in the Republican Party between the President and his most loyal supporters is simply astonishing. The President’s determination to have the immigration reform deal that’s percolating in the Senate has worked against him to the point … Continue reading

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A stubborn baseball man strikes out

Unlike a lot of his critics, we never believed for a second that George W. Bush is a stupid man. On the contrary, we classify him as extremely bright, and not just so in a general sense, but extremely bright … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Oh, God, I’m so happy to be an American. I really am. I was as a kid from as early as I can remember up until I’d been in college for about a year, and then so again, after I’d … Continue reading

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Night ride

In the western wind in Arizona, in the night wind resting through the pines anchored in the dry land, in the silence of the night drivers curving along the highway, through the pines and the dry night wind, the western … Continue reading

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Selma Green, 1925-2007

Madame Vandam and her two outstanding sisters lost their mom this past Tuesday. Selma was in her 82nd year and her death was not expected. Madame and I had long anticipated that Selma’s minimum lifespan would be 96 years. She … Continue reading

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New Paltz public schools

Does anyone here watch New Paltz school board meetings? There’s someone in the back row raising his hand. Yes, what did you say? O.K., you say that you’ve tried to watch them a couple of times, but never had a … Continue reading

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Goofball gulch

The only thing missing here is a mandatory high hot colonic, to accelerate the healing of course.

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WSJ goes the length of the ice on John Edwards

In ice hockey parlance (our favorite parlance, by the way, because it is so natural to our, well, nature) this is called taking the puck the length of the ice (without either losing it to a defender or passing it … Continue reading

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Who’s afraid of Eugenio Pacelli, redux?

The bilious and frequent critics of the role of the Catholic Church and more specifically Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli (later Pope Pius XII) during the rise of the Nazis in Germany and then during World War II have been shown to … Continue reading

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“Political Correctness–The Revenge of Marxism”

One of the links that can be picked up from going to the links in our recent post “Multiculturalism on the rack” is this one at Gates of Vienna. It’s from last year and we read it back then, but … Continue reading

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Al Gore again?

Time magazine speculates that Al Gore (you’ll remember him as the hysterical lady who has already recorded all of the material the GOP would ever need for an artillery barrage of attack ads) has a renewed hankerin’ for White House … Continue reading

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Clarifying the Tinky Winky mystery

One of the big guffaws that the late Jerry Falwell inspired among his critics resulted from his charge that the cartoon character Tinky Winky was gay. Here’s a bit of reportage that overturns the conventional wisdom about how that marked … Continue reading

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“Diversity Gobbledygook”

Billy Beck is AWOL (Away Without Laptop), so we’ll borrow one of his phrases of endearment in taking note of Heather MacDonald documenting this bloody horseshit at Minding the Campus: There may be jobs requiring greater mendacity than a college … Continue reading

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Jerry Falwell, 73

We never paid Jerry Falwell much mind. He wasn’t our kind of preacher. But we found him to be unfailingly pleasant when we heard him on the tube. Never got, exactly, why he was supposed to be so terrible, other … Continue reading

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