Monthly Archives: May 2009

It was a nasty week in New Paltz politics

Both in public and behind the scenes. I expect it to get nastier this week. Boss Hokanson, the town supervisor, who thinks that truth is the lie you establish in someone else’s mind, is trying to grow another hand because … Continue reading

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Nods along the blogroll, part one

The highly exclusive and influential New Paltz Journal blogroll is a very tough club to get into. Yet, even I take its members for granted. When I first laid down the blogroll I immediately penciled in the first and last … Continue reading

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Celebrating nuclear diversity

Mark Steyn: What does a nuclear madman have to do to get America’s attention? On Memorial Day, the North Koreans detonated “an underground atomic device many times more powerful than the bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” as my old … Continue reading

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Our generous comments policy

All are invited to comment via email. Most email will be responded to. Very interesting, pertinent, well-written, coherent comments will be posted, maybe, at our sole and absolute discretion, somewhere (in the post the comment pertains to, or in a … Continue reading

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I know what Obama is doing

And I know why it will fail. I can’t stand the guy. I mean, I mute the sound everytime I hear his voice. He’s too clever by half. He doesn’t understand anything about the economy, but what he’s doing to … Continue reading

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The first hostages

The other day, commenting on North Korea’s announcement that it had tested a nuclear weapon, I wrote: And it’s a hostage situation, as well. The North has long been prepared to destroy Seoul, the capital of South Korea, should any … Continue reading

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I have concerns…

…that I’m going to start hooking into the wavelength that James Poulos seems locked on. It reminds me a tad of things I heard about Philip K. Dick’s later years: An indie-porn crony of Billy Corgan’s who quotes Godard? That … Continue reading

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Best part of blogging

It’s when you have insufficient desire to say what needs to be said about something. Then you just find someone who is saying it for you and quote him. George Neumayr on Sonia Sotomayor: On her “journey” Sotomayor has insisted … Continue reading

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Who is Brutus?

This is more local New Paltz business (endlessly fascinating, I’m sure, to readers in Texas, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and California, etc.). Erin Quinn, the senior reporter at the New Paltz Times, is waging a mimetic contagion against village of New … Continue reading

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New Paltz fireman Scott Schulte called me “an anonymous right-wing blogger”

Actually, Captain Schulte, you can always write directly to me, via the contact email in the right hand column on the main page here, which you can reach by clicking on “New Paltz Journal” at the top of any post. … Continue reading

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Judicial tyranny takes a holiday

The California Supreme Court refused, by a 6-1 vote, to throw out the amendment added to the state’s constitution when voters approved Proposition 8 last November. That amendment reaffirmed the meaning of marriage as being between one man and one … Continue reading

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Men under arms, fallen in battle

Back again to when I was a kid growing up in Suffern, New York. The main drag in Suffern is Lafayette Avenue. That’s the main street. Running into that at the top of its commercial district is Washington Avenue. (Are … Continue reading

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The nervous tranquility of Earth hangs in the balance

One can only turn to decaf on a morning such as this.

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North Korea tests a second nuclear weapon

Let’s see, how to put this into perspective. O.K., try this: You might rather hear an announcement that one of the infamous Los Angeles street gangs had just conducted a nuclear test. North Korea is a Stalinist gulag state. There … Continue reading

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A word to New Paltz volunteer firefighters about trustee Shari Osborn

First, before I get to Osborn, let me say that I don’t think that anyone with a sane perspective fails to appreciate your service to the New Paltz community. No one. Many might take it for granted, but then we … Continue reading

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Obama admin crawling with lawyers for terrorists

Cliff May: In yesterday’s NRO editorial, I find it simply astonishing that Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal, for example, represented Osama bin Laden’s confidant Salim Hamdan in the Supreme Court case that derailed the commissions until Congress reversed the Court. … Continue reading

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