Monthly Archives: December 2007

Major League Baseball did this to itself

It tacitly tolerated players using steroids. Then, when the situation started to blow up it its face, it handed the ball to professional cipher George Mitchell, who now spreads around enough innuendo to undo the reputations of many great and … Continue reading

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Local Politics!

Good Lord, that New Paltz village board meeting last night was a captivating, exhausting seminar on local politics, and along with it came a generous side order of the decline and fall of what my old friend John Sabotta calls … Continue reading

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Diversity in Toronto

Mark Steyn rounds up the essence of how the Canadian media handled a Muslim’s honor killing of his daughter in Toronto’s suburbs: Canada’s Number One news anchor went to weirdly contorted lengths to avoid the word “strangle” It’s multiculturalism come … Continue reading

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A briefing for tonight’s village board meeting

On the question of studying the consolidation of the village and town governments, here is a replay of comments that I made about that subject at this blog on September 10: The possibility of “studying” the merger of the village … Continue reading

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Egads! Double Egads!

National Review, which has become the girly-man journal of American conservatism, has reached out of a hole in the side of its coffin to hammer yet another nail into it. They have endorsed a man with the affect of a … Continue reading

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Victor Davis Hanson interview

Hanson visited Iraq and spent time with General David Petraeus and his command. Here you can see him interviewed by Peter Robinson about what has happened there.

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Wretchard on the Surge

His point is that the surge stood on what came before it, and was not a heroic measure taken as the patient lay dying: In the case of Iraq I think the Surge organically grew out of collective developments in … Continue reading

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This distasteful chap…

…Bernie Ward, the San Francisco radio personality, has been busted for having child pornography on his computer. He’s admitting to downloading the images, but claims he was doing research for a book on “hypocrisy in America.” That would, of course, … Continue reading

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That Christmas season fix

I was holding some rye bread, before, with carraway seeds, big slices from a peasant style loaf, and I was going to make a sandwich. And I was suddenly very happy. “It’s the rye bread,” I thought. And I wondered … Continue reading

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There it is, folks

Miss it at your peril. There’s no telling when it will be shown again. Friday night, in the middle of the night, on Turner Classic Movies, at 2:00 damn a.m.: 2:00 AM Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) A scientific … Continue reading

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The Iranian nuclear puzzle

An analysis at The Belmont Club dazzles, deconstructs, and lays in a most efficacious bottom line. What does the conclusion in the just released NIE summary mean, and what the hell is The New York Times up to with today’s … Continue reading

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Joe McCarthy in rehab

I don’t think that Joe McCarthy had, how shall I say it, an attractive personality, at least not in his public appearances. But he was a complicated man upon whose bad reputation, much of which they manufactured, liberals have dined … Continue reading

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Shelby Steele explains the appeal of Barack Obama

He does that here, in an audio interview with John Miller. Steele sees Obama as a “bargainer,” who tells white folks that he won’t guilt them if they don’t hold his color against him. It’s a fascinating take on the … Continue reading

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Speaking of cascades…

Here’s a cascade of “Diversity” BS: In 2002, the Seattle Schools hired [Glenn Singleton] to “educate” their students and staff about racism. Singleton promotes the crudest imaginable racial stereotypes, such as claiming that “’white talk’ is ‘verbal, impersonal, intellectual’ and … Continue reading

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Cascades of public delusion

Holman Jenkins, in a piece remarkable for its thoughtful insight, reflects on how Global Warmism reached it’s current state of inflation. I offer this excerpt only to excite the appetite. You will need to read carefully through the whole thing: … Continue reading

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Norman Rockwell’s “The Scheme”

The classic battle of wits between good neighbors. Beck has been trying to get John, his neighbor, to take some bread for this favor for years.

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