Monthly Archives: April 2008

Now this is nasty

And so unforgivable!

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Funniest line of the year so far

Over at his place McQ is complaining about Hillary Clinton drinking beer with fruit in it. When some of the regular commentors at the blog reassure him that it’s O.K. to drink beer with fruit, McQ says… “It’s the feminization … Continue reading

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Our next First Lady?

Warning: Please put your coffee down and remove all sharp objects from your pockets.

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Blogroll changes

Note that I’ve removed three long-time members of the exclusive New Paltz Journal blogroll, and added four new members. I’ve dropped Kim du Toit. I’ll entertain reader suggestions for a blog or site that will take up the slack on … Continue reading

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About doing business with, like, you know, people

Soja picked up on my rap on bad manners by the staff at The Bakery, and describes another way of doing business, one where the staff doesn’t make you feel like they are doing you a favor: [T]here are lots … Continue reading

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“Party of Defeat”

War requires a sense of stoical duty, even in the exercise of dissent. Instead, we’ve had this: Even as American soldiers have fought a fanatical enemy on the battlefields of Iraq, their president has been condemned as a deceiver who … Continue reading

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Pat is wringing his hands…

…about a possible war with Iran. My thoughts are, well, that it’s a little late, but better late than never. I would start with ballistic missiles directed at their nuclear weapons facilities, just to clear our throats, before proceeding with … Continue reading

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Waiter, waiter, a cup for Olbermann, on my tab!

The store, part of the John Lewis partnership, has bought 60 packets of the exclusive blend of Jamaican Blue Mountain and the Kupi Luwak bean. The bean is rare, with less than 450lb harvested each year. The beans are extracted … Continue reading

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I’m a little shocked, frankly…

…at the failure of any one of the stage hands at MSNBC, a group of individuals I would normally assume to have retained a modicum of common decency, to hit Keith Olbermann straight in the face with the flat side … Continue reading

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Obama’s “Dreams” decoded

I’m going to refer you over to Beck for this one. He has picked up on a newly arriving blogosphere look into precisely what dreams from his father Obama was chasing after. Updates as the thing progresses.

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Service with a smile

Reader H.W. sends along a training film from the customer relations department.

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Bob Carter, redux

After that link to the Vandam Family attorney, with his take on global warming, I thought that an actual scientist might offer something of a more detailed critique. I linked to this series of four YouTubes of a talk by … Continue reading

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The Vandam Family attorney argues the case against global warming

Warning! Our attorney is not a mincer of words.

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“Spitzer: born-again Leninist”

The New Criterion has a note on the fall of the bordello-frequenting former governor of New York: The spectacle of Eliot Spitzer’s fall has provided a good deal of tawdry tabloid entertainment. But really, what matters about Spitzer were his … Continue reading

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“Bush” vs. Bush, part 2

Wretchard at The Belmont Club, with a post titled “Remaking the past,” captures the essence of the “Bush” myth (i.e., the “Bush lied” trope). “Bush,” of course, is the creature of the morbid Leftist imagination, whereas Bush is the man … Continue reading

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The Bakery

One of the things that I meant to do when I began this blog was to write about local restaurants. Madam Vandam and I like to dine out, and restaurants, their food, their atmospheres, their service, can be good material. … Continue reading

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