Monthly Archives: December 2008

Did the New Paltz Town Board just vote to increase the cost of new homes by 6%?

That, at least, is what town supervisor Boss Hokanson seems to be saying in the January 1, 2009 edition of the Stalinpaltz Politburo-Gazette.* “But ultimately,” Boss is quoted as saying, “if we’re going to create more homes, the 6 percent … Continue reading

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The list of banned topics grows

Previously, Madam Vandam told me that under no circumstances was I to discuss temporal flux distortion at this blog. Now she informs me that I may not discuss my new theory of discontinuity here.

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“Samuel Huntington’s Warning”

Not suprisingly, the eminent political scientist, who died this week at 81, saw multiculturalism as a death wish. The special irony is that it is someone with the name Fouad Ajami (himself a great political scientist) who reminds us of … Continue reading

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Impeach!

I wasn’t going to begin the push to impeach until right after high noon on January 20, but this damn Obama presidency has really started to drag on a bit. Don’t you think? I notice a certain strain and lassitude … Continue reading

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Christmas dinner

Hard to believe that was only four days ago. No one left before 2 a.m., which must have been a sign that they were enjoying themselves. Madam Vandam and I did all that we could in advance this year, and … Continue reading

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Some predictions for 2009

1. At some point during Joe Biden’s first few months as Vice President his Secret Service detail will have had enough and just toss Biden out of the limousine in heavy traffic, and drive away. 2. Bill Clinton will inherit … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas…

…to all who follow or occasionally visit New Paltz Journal. If you have a prayer to give this Christmas, I ask for one for Father Richard John Neuhaus, who is ill. He is the editor of First Things, one of … Continue reading

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What the hell?

This just makes me gag. Seriously, read it. It’s about oil prices and what the players are attempting to say about them. Now that the price is crashing, price has become a very dear concern for the oil-producing countries. While … Continue reading

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Take this seriously…

…but also see it as a game of hot potato: JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is warning that if Iran acquires a nuclear weapon, it could try to attack the United States. Barak said the world should … Continue reading

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Every time I saw Rod Blagojevich, it was…

…driving me crazy: who the hell was it that he reminded me of? Finally it came to me. A much younger than he is now William Devane.

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This should be read widely…

…but I hope that at least some here in New Paltz read it very carefully. Like most college towns, New Paltz is disproportionately afflicted with the Leftist pantomime of Bush Derangement Syndrome and everyday Blame America First sentiment. But hereabouts … Continue reading

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Three witches at the Obama cauldron

Michael Barone has the details. The media tore its hair out about Sarah Palin’s small town politics, but acted like Chicago was merely a suburb of Obama’s vision. He wasn’t of Chicago; he merely commuted to the nation from that … Continue reading

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What about Rahm Emanuel?

He’s out of the Chicago Democratic political machine and he was an eager Clinton mouthpiece. Does he still get the benefit of the doubt in this Blagojevich pay-to-play for Obama’s vacant Senate seat? Basic fairness says he does get the … Continue reading

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This guy, Bernie Madoff…

…of the $50 billion investment fund fraud, should be fried. It would send a message.

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Peggy Noonan at the blackboard

But only with her fingernails. I don’t know what Rupert Murdoch is paying her, but he should pay her twice that much if she would just stop. And with everyone’s blessing, she can go write for the Huffington Post for … Continue reading

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Victor Davis Hanson beats the Lefties until their ears bleed

It’s just awful to watch. It’s like watching a house fall on Keith Olbermann.

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