Monthly Archives: December 2009

Predictions for 2010

1. The Tea Party movement will grow and the streets of D.C. will be engulfed with a protest so massive that the politicians will flee the city in fear. 2. Scaffolds will be erected in front of the Capitol. 3. … Continue reading

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New Paltz: A rule holds here

The rule is that I will not get into the personalities on the New Paltz school board. I repeat that rule because it is surely the most tempting rule to violate. But the truth is that I don’t have the … Continue reading

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Year’s end: Hit me strangest

It was the death of John Updike. Through decades I was interested in what he had to say as a critic, and he was usually the only reason I would pick up an issue of The New Yorker. I respected … Continue reading

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Disfluency and danger

Vanderleun: I look for the inner circle of Obami to rely more and more on the “Who are you going to believe, Obama or your lying eyes and ears?” offense. I look for that inner circle of Obami to shrink … Continue reading

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New Paltz: Spending $50 million dollars to renovate the Middle School is like spending $50 million dollars to put Humpty Dumpty together again

The learning space of the present, let alone the 21st Century, is cyberspace. Get your kids out of those decrepit public schools, away from the imitative peer cultures that stifle and often reverse their maturation process, and into learning networks … Continue reading

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Rhinebeck High School sophomore asks school commissars to ease global warming propaganda

Good for her. She objected to having the Al Gore film shown in English class. Good point. She objected to having it shown in science class without scientific views that question its premises. As always, I recommend climatologist Richard Lindzen … Continue reading

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Back

It was a successful Christmas dinner. Considerably scaled back from previous feasts, but abundant nonetheless. A fire burned in the hearth. A dinner crowd of a dozen or so seemed to be enjoying the food and atmosphere. The life-like robotic … Continue reading

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What’s this under the Christmas tree?

Why, I think it’s a present for everyone who visits here. It’s the Online Books Page. Because it mostly offers books on which the copyright has expired, the Online Books Page is like the dusty warehouse of the books of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

A hearty thanks to the readers of this blog. I think it’s time to take the break. Eat, drink, be merry. Be safe. Best to all.

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Who does Obama think he’s talking to now?

When he comes out and makes delusional pronouncements about, for instance, creating a health care dinosaur that the American people want nothing to do with. Is he speaking for the benefit of a few of the hosts at MSNBC and … Continue reading

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Have you had enough yet?

I’m speaking to the people who hold the guns for these people in power. Is this what you signed up for?

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Pat Leahy just now on MSNBC

Unbelievable blathering defense of special favors in the health care monstrosity. Compared the outright theft of hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers to make payoffs to individual states to buy senators’ votes to the “theft of a bicycle.” That … Continue reading

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From Handel’s masterwork

Uplift from the day of the abyss. Link compliments to American Digest, again.

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Our diabolical President

Narcissistic, Marxist, shallow, deceitful, grandiose, treacherous, anti-American, self-absorbed, racialist, corrupt, tyrannical, petty, rancorous, a purveyor of unlimited serial falsehoods, secretive, revolting, and probably ready to turn to state violence as it’s “called for.” What’s not to like? He’s everything that … Continue reading

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Paging Dr. Pinochet…

…you’re needed in surgery.

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It could be a sniveling weasel like E.J. Dionne…

…running his rotten mouth like this that is the spark that moves this civil war from cold to hot. Just the pure goggle-eyed violent stupidity of it could be the tinder of insurrection. The proverbial final straw. “In a normal … Continue reading

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