Monthly Archives: March 2008

Breaking News: Obama’s stint in law enforcement called more erratic than bold

March 10 — Barack Obama’s little known and brief career in law enforcement, as a deputy sheriff, is described as “erratic” and “inconsistent” by those who worked alongside him. “Barack just never got a handle on how it’s done,” said … Continue reading

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Spitzer caught taking a wide stance

What a clown. American political life is becoming a parody of itself. ‘Twas the Feds that got’im. I can just see those FBI guys rolling around in hysterics on the floor of the surveillance truck when they realized they had … Continue reading

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What’s to read this Sunday?

I started with Mark Steyn, who can find comedy in the tragic: The New York Times took a different line. The only monster is you — yes, you, the American people. Surveying the Hillary-Barack death match, Maureen Dowd wrote: “People … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, who will be Zod’s running mate?

I’m thinking that since Jason West lost out to Raoul Castro for that opening in Havana, he might be a good match as Zod’s VP. It is true that West isn’t 35 yet, but does Zod look like he cares … Continue reading

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McCain’s running mate?

Quin Hillyer had some suggestions (five, I think) in a piece yesterday at The American Spectator. To Hillyer’s five recommendations: no, no, no, no, and no. The Republican Party and John McCain should be looking for a potential successor, and … Continue reading

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D.W. Predicts

Reader D.W.B. tells us that Hillary’s goal-line stand will succeed: Hillary’s getting the nomination. The Democrats will go into survival mode and make it so, no matter where the delegate vote is at. Mark my words. Obama’s about to crumble … Continue reading

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“Beware the politician posing as a scientist”

Reader H.W. sends along the link to a UK Spectator piece on David King, former science advisor to Tony Blair. Christopher Booker writes about King’s new book: As might be expected from the polar bears on the cover, beneath a … Continue reading

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Body Snatchers

They’re here. And the pods are opening. Fast. Scattered reports are coming in that it’s happening even among celebrities: “He walks into a room and you want to follow him somewhere, anywhere,” actor George Clooney told PBS’s Charlie Rose. “I’ll … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Senate majority leader Harry Reid found alive

U.S. Capitol (March 6) — Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), a medical doctor, declared Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) alive this morning on the Senate floor. After months of speculation, and with the encouragement of Democratic senators, Coburn warily approached … Continue reading

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Fat lady knocked unconscious as she took the microphone in hand

She was about to blast out her first note, but down she went. Some say they saw Harold Ickes flash across the stage. But Hillary Clinton, as everyone knows by now, took the two big states, Texas and Ohio, on … Continue reading

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Madame Vandam saved New Paltz Journal

She did that this morning, when she reacted with horror when I told her I was considering letting the thing lapse. Didn’t know she was a fan.

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Heather Mac Donald hits the campus rape myth, again

She takes on one of its creators: Campus rape researchers and advocates, modifying Koss’s statistic slightly, say that they believe that a whopping one-fifth to one-quarter of college women are raped by their fellow students. Virtually all of these alleged … Continue reading

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Thomas Sowell on Bill Buckley

A giant weighs in on a giant and puts him in a giant context: [T]here were ballplayers who hit home runs before Babe Ruth, but not nearly as many home runs. William F. Buckley revolutionized the conservative intellectual scene as … Continue reading

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The real case vs. the plastic case

Caught a “Law & Order: SVU” the other night. Whether it was a new one or not I didn’t bother to determine. The subject was the theft of frozen embryos from a fertility clinic. As has become habit with the … Continue reading

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Barack Obama: the white side

I was thinking that at least one of the principal things that white voters in Democratic primaries like about Barack Obama is that he is black. His white mother and white maternal grandparents have become forgotten footnotes in his political … Continue reading

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The fat lady is moving in the direction of the microphone

But she has not yet sung. To paraphrase John Adams on his death bed on July 4, 1826 about the simultaneously expiring Thomas Jefferson: Hillary Clinton lives! If Barack Obama would simply accept this as the culminating achievement of his … Continue reading

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