Monthly Archives: June 2008

The Supreme Court, unexpectedly, says the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right

Scalia writes the opinion. I was prepared to see this go the other way, with Justice Kennedy (who virtually owns the 5-4 decisions) choosing to ignore the fact that the right to keep and bear arms protected by the Second … Continue reading

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Are you soup yet?

Soja takes up the theme of our time. (Note to New Paltzers: Over the next decade the school district will throw more than a half billion dollars into its roiling pot, and many of you along with it.)

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Now Goldberg puts Buchanan down for the count, and then punches out a few noisy characters in the ringside seats

Having successfully moved from the light-heavyweight division into the heavyweight limelight with his book Liberal Fascism, Jonah Goldberg knocks out poor old Pat Buchanan (most recently KO’ed in the second round by Victor Hanson). As one of the great brawlers … Continue reading

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Note to my neighbor managing an outdoor wedding for her niece this weekend

It’s always a touch and go kind of thing. Victor Davis Hanson just went through it: I put on a wedding for my daughter this Saturday at 6PM at the farmhouse for about 180 guests. At 5PM it seemed like … Continue reading

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The historical dissonance of Planned Parenthood

Jonah Goldberg offers an excerpt from his recent best-selling book Liberal Fascism (recommended here several times). The passage is about one of the most ghastly Americans who ever lived, who has of course become a hero of the Left. Here’s … Continue reading

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Is Obama hearing footsteps?

So much, at least, for all that stuff about a post-racial candidacy: JACKSONVILLE, Florida (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama said on Friday he expects Republicans to highlight the fact that he is black as part of an effort … Continue reading

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The Belmont Club moves

A fixture on the exclusive New Paltz Journal blogroll, The Belmont Club, has moved to Pajamas Media. Richard Fernandez has dropped his “Wretchard” nom de plume, and is now writing as himself.

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Even before Russert was in his grave…

…Olbermann had dragged Russert’s metaphysical corpse back to his madhouse and had arranged it there on-air for his own advantage. I’m sure the attendants around the place saw it. I’m not sure that they cared. Caring about it seems out … Continue reading

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Now, this is just disgraceful

Someone (Richard Fernandez, aka Wretchard of The Belmont Club) has been doing actual investigative reporting on Barack Obama’s changing positions on the war in Iraq. That’s so out of line! What does Fernandez think he’s trying to do? Show up … Continue reading

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I repeat, that she’s a slut is the only thing I like about Maureen Dowd

Most people think that being a slut takes no talent, but I say that it’s very much a natural talent, and that Maureen was born with more of it than the next ten girls. But acknowledging her greatness in that … Continue reading

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Note to The New York Times: Don’t put that lipstick away

Hell, who hasn’t inserted a falsie silicon implant or two into his or her resume to give it a shaplier look? But it appears that Barack Obama’s resume has falsies silicon implants nearly everywhere: Moreover, Hazel Johnson, who has lived … Continue reading

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Hurry, more lipstick for Michelle!

Two New York Times stylists reporters try to give Michelle Obama a hasty makeover. It doesn’t look like it’s going to take: Conservative columnists accuse her of being unpatriotic and say she simmers with undigested racial anger. A blogger who … Continue reading

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What my political antenna is picking up

From a very small but wildly diverse sample of non-Republicans, independents, and Democrats: Obama does more than turn them off. He gets them pissed off. It’s the “I can’t live with that” response. I get nothing on McCain. He seems … Continue reading

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What to do about Olbermann?

In these days? Absolutely nothing. He’s a Father Coughlin reincarnation, and he’ll blow himself up. He’s the self-destruction of NBC News, to which I had a sentimental attachment for much of my life, being a Huntley-Brinkley and Today Show fan … Continue reading

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I don’t think so, Eric

Eric Florack writes: There was a better sense of balance in the man than most of the media today… I think that’s just wrong. He kept a friendly face on it, but I judge a professional by his product, not … Continue reading

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Gore endorses Obama

Good thing that’s done. The suspense was killing me. There’s a kinship between these two men, something just so…undefinable.

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