Monthly Archives: August 2009

A goat in a man’s body

Taranto, today. See the fourth item, titled Mr. Personality.

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Are they lying or are they stupid?

Politicians. That question handles the first 95% of everything about most of them. Lying. Stupid. Half-lying and half-stupid, or up and down from 50-50. Caught some snivelling Congressman this afternoon on Fox, one of these faux-jaunty homunculi that run for … Continue reading

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With great trepidation

After the funeral, I ventured forth to MSNBC, ready to move quickly away, but curious, like an onlooker at a traffic accident, to have a glance at the grisly remains of the predictable gnashing and wailing of Matthewsian bathos. But … Continue reading

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Obama eulogizes

Caught about three lines of it. My goodness. Though it’s a pretty standard hosing of America with all the usual Kennedy blood, to watch that pompous freak do it as President was really too much to bear. I guess the … Continue reading

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Parallel lives

Iowahawk celebrates the life of another Lion, the “Lion of Leinenkugel”– Many vowed to carry on his fight, but along with the heartfelt, staggering eulogies, there was a melancholy sense that the death of Norm Snitker marked the end of… … Continue reading

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The Irish wake and the Catholic funeral

Mike Soja got it exactly right when the news came that Ted Kennedy was dead. He said that he was “afraid to look” at what would surely become the most maudlin affair imaginable at, most notoriously, CNN and MSNBC. I … Continue reading

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Glenn Beck is making a terrible mistake

He’s looking beneath the surface of things. That’s a very dangerous thing to do. What he has found so far, around Obama’s White House, is a pack of hungry wolves. Up to this point these wolves were theoretical, like the … Continue reading

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The Kennedy-Kopechne-Chappaquiddick Health Care Reform Act

Everyone gets to die in a Senator’s limousine, under a bridge, while the public relations campaign is being arranged with lawyers in the room. You will have died only after the most heroic efforts to save you, the press release … Continue reading

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You can say that again

VDH: Many of Obama’s problems are in the future. And ours. Read it here.

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The market works

Stossel: In a free market, a business that is complacent about costs learns that its prices are too high when it sees lower-cost competitors winning over its customers. The market — actually, the consumer — holds businesses accountable and keeps … Continue reading

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Ted Kennedy

Everyone knows by now that he has died. There is hope in his death that if God forgives him for all that he has done then there is hope for all of us. Anyone consciously alive at the time of … Continue reading

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“A Deck Stacked with Race Cards”

Goldberg, a few days ago: Loading the deck in such a way is a gift of Obama’s. Time and again, he pre-empts dissent by claiming he’s open-minded, pragmatic, and non-ideological, and therefore if you disagree with him, you must be … Continue reading

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Painful

Joe Queenan is one of those satirists who just bites right down to the bone. Normally the reader advisory for really funny online stuff is to “put down your coffee.” For this one the advisory should be “holster your weapon.”

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The magnetic storms of civil war

The mimetic wave of counterrevolution that has risen in response to Obama’s health care revolution is the most distinctive sign that there might still be an America out there that knows that freedom’s frontier has been pushed back now to … Continue reading

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“Stay away from my kids”

A Marine tells his Congressman, among other things, about the distance he wants between the government and his children. This reminds me of when I started hearing from the local school superintendtrix about how she wanted the New Paltz schools … Continue reading

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“Prepare for the new englightenment!”

Dr. Sanity says that while we are barely getting used to living in the pages of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged that the vans have already arrived to move us into the pages of Rand’s Anthem: So, to summarize–and obviously, the … Continue reading

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