Monthly Archives: January 2010

“44 live lizards in his underpants”

Mark Steyn on misstatements about the union: In Indonesia, the principal of a Muslim boarding school in Tangerang who is accused of impregnating a 15-year-old student says the DNA test will prove that a malevolent genie is the real father. … Continue reading

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New Paltz: Hey, look, another wing has just been added to the Middle School

It’s the learn any language you want to wing.

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New Paltz: Steve Jobs completes renovation of Middle School

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The political push in public schools

Here’s something from the video archaeology dig. A fascinating two-part YouTube of a 60 Minutes segment from about a quarter century ago. It’s about the “diversity” movement in the U.K. back then. Have you taken a recent look at the … Continue reading

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The State of the Obama Address

To listen to what Obama has to say is to already misunderstand him. 1. He wants you to know him by his words because (a) you are not allowed to know about him, and (b) his deeds are incoherent within … Continue reading

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Author of “America with All the Good Parts Left Out” dies at 87

The New York Times obit.

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The self-referential cult

Taranto (top item): It sounds as though Obama became a follower as well as figurehead of his own cult of personality. That’s one element of the problem, and a serious one. But not the most serious one.

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“The Revolutionary Holocaust”

This is part one of a YouTube version of Glenn Beck’s documentary on 20th century totalitarian socialism. It’s not a bad job. Jonah Goldberg (author of the often recommended by me Liberal Fascism) is featured in this segment, and he … Continue reading

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“Too Much of a Bad Thing”

Mark Steyn on The Omnipresence.

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It gets better over time

I’m more impressed with it now than when I first watched it, probably because I understand the science issues better now than I did then. “The Great Global Warming Swindle”:

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Robert Gibbs?

Having that guy as your spokesman is like walking around with toilet paper stuck to the bottom of your shoe. But I think I understand the strategy: You want to have someone who is even less appealing than the message … Continue reading

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What should Obama do now?

Well, I understand that the United States has no extradition treaty with Venezuela. Next Day: And need I have mentioned that once there he is immediately on a glide path as you know who’s successor? There’s just no down side … Continue reading

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“The code lies at the basis of life…

…and understanding it was a turning point in the history of biology.” Marshall Niremberg, who solved the puzzle when he was 34, has died at 82: Dr. Nirenberg amazed biologists when he and his colleague, the German scientist Johann Heinrich … Continue reading

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A rough night in the bunker

The failure in Massachusetts did not go over well.

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While you were celebrating Scott Brown’s win…

…in Massachusetts, the monsters in power were up all night moving their armor. If you think otherwise, you don’t know what you are fighting. I have great fondness for Jonah Goldberg, but this is sentimentality. The election of Scott Brown … Continue reading

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Thought for the day: The state is not competent to educate children

But it uses compulsion to fill its schools and to force citizens to pay for them. And that wand of compulsion is now largely controlled by public employee unions, which in turn force some very strange ideological agendas on public … Continue reading

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