Monthly Archives: June 2010

Frames of reference

Mike doesn’t like the look of the Russian spy case. I think that it’s probably fairly solid and that the criminal complaint is intentionally spare on details. There could be an amended complaint that comes late and says more, or … Continue reading

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Elena Kagan

That’s clearly a situation where the Republicans aren’t going to do much to stop her because, I think, they assume that in her place they will get someone ever worse. But looking at and listening to her, I wonder how … Continue reading

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Yes, we have noticed…

…that most of you slobbering idiots who swooned over Obama never say a word out loud about him anymore. Just in case you were wondering if anyone was seeing that.

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The Russian spy arrests

From the Times article: Experts on Russian intelligence expressed astonishment at the scale, longevity and dedication of the program. They noted that Vladimir V. Putin, the Russian prime minister and former president and spy chief, had worked to restore the … Continue reading

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Trash

Lady Gaga: Watched a bunch of her music videos on Fuse, which was running a marathon of them. If you boiled Madonna, Cher, and Joan Rivers in a pot and let it simmer for three days, you get one Lady … Continue reading

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Afghanistan, again

My comment this a.m. at Bruce McQuain’s blog: In the nation state sense, what Gertrude Stein said about Oakland, California, is true about Afghanistan, “there is no there there.” That, however, is what makes Afghanistan so dangerous geopolitically, a mere … Continue reading

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“Only the mediocre are always at their best”

Mark Steyn: I believe it was Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.” Barack Obama was supposed to be the best, the very best, and yet he is always, reliably, consistently mediocre. His speech … Continue reading

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Obama’s Oval Office speech

He looked and sounded like he was practicing to pass a polygraph examination.

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The one man revolution in education

The Khan Academy…

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Booooosh!

From Vanderleun’s place.

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Let Obama go

From every possible direction, he should be encouraged to resign. Biden is a fool, of course, but there is in him, I believe, some residual reflex that is actually interested in America. In any case, his would be seen as … Continue reading

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“The American Golfer”

It’s Anthony Robinson’s new novel. It will be available through Amazon in a week or so, but it’s on sale now directly from the publisher, CreateSpace. The author is my old writing prof from the Jurassic period.

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Holy crap: the creeps creeping on the creepy side of creepier

Honestly, I’m fully with the TV journalist on this one. The vid is over at Ace of Spades. How many times does the reporter ask this guy to stop touching him? Good bloody hell. I know at least one person … Continue reading

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The postmodern Western individual…

…gutted of reality and stuffed with narrative, denuded of a transcendent vision of the absolute, becomes nothing more than a series of Freudian plumbing fixtures that are fetishized and celebrated. Eating, peeing, sex, and bowel movements are conflated. Animals are … Continue reading

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And now, going mental

You could make an argument that this looks so mental because it’s so contrived, but I would counter that it’s so contrived because it is so mental. And the bit about how he went down to the Gulf and “stood … Continue reading

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The obstreperous hag moves on

Helen Thomas resigned from the Hearst News Service after her comment that the Jews should get out of Israel and return to Poland and Germany. I was talking with a friend in my living room yesterday about Thomas and the … Continue reading

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