Monthly Archives: October 2007

“More Frightening Than Halloween”

You can say that again. See this post at Phi Beta Cons, the higher education blog at National Review Online. There are a bunch of internal links there that lead to source material about what the University of Delaware is … Continue reading

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Unfiltered Camels

That’s about the most straight-up American cigarette one can get in America. Though Lucky Strikes come in a nasty second. Stephan Beck writes at the New Criterion blog, The ability to breezily and cheerfully offend common sense and decency is … Continue reading

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Rainy day Albert King

Love the look and sound of this. Catch that little horn section along the way: Born Under a Bad Sign In this next one, the video and sound are a little ragged around the edges, but it’s a few steps … Continue reading

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That lecture last night

First, let me place a high compliment on SUNY New Paltz President Steven Poskanzer’s effort last night: I stayed for the whole thing. It’s true that Mr. Patience (my unfriendly doppelganger, who is anything but patient) was not there with … Continue reading

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For “Inside the Actors’ Studio” fans only

It’s Jonah Goldberg’s title to this post that makes the trip worth your while.

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“Resistance is futile”

I’m not sure who I would compare Michael Yon to. Maybe he’s roughly equivalent to the legendary WWII correspondent Ernie Pyle. Yon’s a writer and photographer who has been imbedded with troops in Iraq probably longer and deeper than any … Continue reading

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Hokanson Time

A bit earlier I linked to and excerpted from a Times-Herald Record article. New Paltz town supervisor Toni Hokanson is quoted claiming that even 14 years ago it would take 35 minutes round-trip to drop her daughter off at her … Continue reading

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“Global Warming Delusions”

Daniel Botkin, a biologist writing in the the Wall Street Journal, gives this explanation for the overwrought disaster scenarios being exploited by Warmists: Some colleagues who share some of my doubts argue that the only way to get our society … Continue reading

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Wrong Way Hokanson

In pitching her case for the “One-Way Main Street” idiocy, New Paltz town supervisor Toni Hokanson offers this story to the Times-Herald Record: “The traffic isn’t just a weekend thing, and it’s nothing new,” she said. “I remember driving my … Continue reading

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“Serious consequences”

Just to read some tea leaves here, I’ll venture a guess that this is the result of hearing from one V. Putin about the state of mind in Tehran regarding the Iranian’s continuing plan to have nuclear weapons: LEESBURG, Va. … Continue reading

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Max McGee, 75

He fell from the roof of his home while removing leaves. “When it’s third-and-10, you can take the milk drinkers and I’ll take the whiskey drinkers every time,” McGee said. The subject is football, as practiced by the Vince Lombardi … Continue reading

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The grandfather’s son

Dymphna at The Gates of Vienna writes a truly affecting review of Clarence Thomas’s memoir.

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More from the UK “hate crimes” file

The other day I posted something from the UK’s Guardian about the high anxiety of British kids. In my comments I mentioned that in the UK you could get a visit from Scotland Yard for making a spare comment about … Continue reading

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“Academic Cesspools”

Walter Williams on that topic, today: Under the ruse of ending harassment, a number of universities have established speech codes. Bowdoin College has banned jokes and stories “experienced by others as harassing.” Brown University has banned “verbal behavior” that “produces … Continue reading

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About “long wars” as the worse option

Beck has a long ruminative post, with copious links, that focuses in on what the United States did at the end of World War II vis a vis the Soviet Union. I will not discuss this in any depth right … Continue reading

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Kim du Toit’s aroma therapy

The aroma is that of gunpowder. Kim offers up not his favorite gun, but his favorite 100 guns. Talk about diversity.

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