Monthly Archives: February 2007

Oh dear!

Shock sweeps through New Paltz. Teenagers — as young as 17!!! — have been caught drinking beer! Where, you ask? At a fraternity house! According to the report, there were “several complaints from the community.” (Old women of both sexes, … Continue reading

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More serious

Denis Boyles writes the occasional piece, which always appears under the general title “Euro-Press Review,” for National Review Online. These pieces usually feature Boyles’ hilarious sense of humor about the way the European media cover America and Americans. This week, … Continue reading

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It’s that time of…ah…the year, again

SUNY-New Paltz is enduring the monthly annual production, yesterday and today, of The Vagina Monologues, a play by Eve Ensler (I’ve never seen it, but I’ve been listening to what vaginas have to say for themselves since high school). Christina … Continue reading

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She shoots, she scores

I have about as much interest in the prosecution of Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief-of-staff, as I have in the National Hockey League unless the Rangers are about to win the Stanley Cup, which is to … Continue reading

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The man who made American men the men they are today dies at 93

He was Robert Adler, the inventor of the TV remote. UPDATE: The gent gets an obituary in The New York Times.

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“Al Qaeda as Inkblot”

When James Taranto corners a rat, he doesn’t mess around. This time (the second item) he’s got the thing on the end of a very sharp stick, and that sucker is wriggling. Well done, Taranto.

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A cure that is the disease

The very notion of “thought crime” in a free society should give one pause, but the Germans have apparently missed the irony of sending the reprehensible Ernst Zundel to prison for just that: MANNHEIM, Germany (AP) – A German court … Continue reading

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Searching for a clue

A British tabloid, The Sun, is reporting that a pop singer who it calls a “superstar” has checked into rehab. The singer’s name is Robbie Williams. (Am I supposed to know who he is?) Here’s the thing. Among Mr. Williams’ … Continue reading

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No kidding

Tug of War Over Anna’s Body The only thing missing from this spectacle is John Mark Karr claiming that he is the father of Smith’s baby.

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Obama: the black Kerry?

I kind of like that term: black Kerry. It would make a good name for a drink. “Bartender, I’ll have a black Kerry, straight up.” “Do you want a twist of irony with that, sir?” “Of course, it wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney’s making the announcement…

…right now (I’m watching it on MSNBC) that he’ll seek the Republican nomination for President. Who knows, he might be the best candidate and/or win it all, but he looks like a non-starter at the moment, reading a boilerplate speech … Continue reading

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“Global Hot Air”

Thomas Sowell brings some perspective to the politics of global warming: The political Left’s favorite argument is that there is no argument. Their current crusade is to turn “global warming” into one of those things that supposedly no honest and … Continue reading

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A good debunking job…

…today, by James Taranto, at the Wall Street Journal’s Best of the Web Today blog. If you want to see how quickly a “scare” or “crisis” report can fall apart on inspection, then check this one out. It’s the first … Continue reading

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“Hugo Chavez in a pants suit”

Billy Beck long ago hung the title Field Marshall Rodham on her. Larry Kudlow reports that P.J. O’Rourke has come up with another name for her: At the winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee, the senator from New York … Continue reading

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Village board hears opposition to its “affordable housing” scheme

NEW PALTZ (8 Feb.)–The New Paltz village board held a public hearing Wednesday night on the proposed law that would allow “affordable housing” to be built in two key commercial districts. Opposition to housing projects in the downtown core business … Continue reading

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The cultural event of the season: Richard Rizzi and Voltage Whore return

NEW PALTZ (February 7)–On St. Valentine’s night, Wednesday Feb. 14, 60 Main Street will host a performance by Voltage Whore, the post-melodic, electronic jazz combo, and the poet Richard Rizzi. The “sounds and words” are scheduled to begin at 9:00 … Continue reading

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