Monthly Archives: March 2009

Obama’s poll numbers must be sagging

Because this is exactly (the first item) what I expected to start hearing when that inevitably began to happen. Taranto plays it exactly right. But expect to see more of it as his popularity sinks.

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The debauching of Notre Dame

This is not the first Catholic university to go down on its knees before evil, but this might be the most conspicuous incidence to date: While in the Illinois legislature he opposed legislation that would have required that medical assistance … Continue reading

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A bad day at ugly rock

In the piece linked and quoted below, Victor Davis Hanson is like a baseball pitcher going to the mound in the first inning and finding that he’s throwing Nolan Ryan fastballs, everything up around 100 mph, but he’s not satisfied … Continue reading

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Want to see a heavyweight fight?

This is a heavyweight fight, a full fifteen rounds without any such thing as “saved by the bell.” Throw some prayers into the ring.

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And now, the piece de resistance!

Yes, it was but something being joked about, what, a mere few weeks ago. But, as Beck might say, we are seeing the “concretizing of the eventuality.” What am I talking about? Why, the socialization of the media, and by … Continue reading

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Can’t we get Rudd to speak on campus?

I mean on the SUNY New Paltz campus, of course. It would seem to be nothing less than de rigueur. What’s her name in the Education Department can arrange it, I’m sure. John Murtaugh makes it so obvious why Rudd … Continue reading

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“It’s the revolutionary violence, stupid”

No one I know has been more precise in his portrayal of the implicit violence of socialism than my friend Billy Beck. Here he again illustrates that method of violence, by reversing the equation and showing the implications for the … Continue reading

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Rhetorical tics and false choices

Mark Steyn on the Obama takeover: [T]o talk about it in percentages of this and trillions of that misses the point. It’s not about bookkeeping, it’s about government annexation of the economy, and thus of life: government supervision, government regulation, … Continue reading

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Why not try “Stasi New Paltz”?

SUNY New Paltz president Steven Poskanzer wants to drop the “SUNY” and rebrand the college. My suggestion, I think, captures the ripe East German atmospherics of the place, the pre-dawn raids, the campus show trials, the malicious charges filed against … Continue reading

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Master class in American business

Seriously. Are you interested? It’s the best study of successful small businesses I could even imagine. It’s disguised as a food program on the Food Network. It’s called “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” The host is the rambunctious Guy Fieri, who … Continue reading

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Tempted by grace

Redemption by innocence.

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Risk

Big ventures do sometimes require concerted action. “Everyone needs to come together.” Everyone has heard that. Wars can be like that, though they seldom involve everyone, and when they do it’s usually because “everyone’s” country is being overrun by a … Continue reading

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The coming great combine stone-crushing harvester paver

First, let’s make a stop where our American sense of rights first took shape centuries ago, in merry old Britain, where today’s Prime Minister has just had to say he’s sorry: Gordon Brown has apologized after an investigation showed that … Continue reading

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Approach the main enemy

Quote from Jamie Glazov: “To keep this toxic mindset in place, the believer must convince himself that he knows something that ordinary human beings do not.” That’s from a review of Glazov’s new book. Some of my Leftist friends like … Continue reading

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On the brink of the 14th Century

Roger Clegg: The government released its preliminary data for 2007 births today, finding, “All measures of childbearing by unmarried women increased in the United States to historic levels in 2007 . . . ” Overall, 39.7 percent of all births … Continue reading

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The premise is confused

It’s from Dick Morris, writing with his wife Eileen McGann at FrontPage. It’s both their conclusion and their premise, regarding Obama: We’re stuck not only with a socialist but seemingly an incompetent one. The knowledge problem makes it impossible for … Continue reading

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