Monthly Archives: June 2008

Don’t let the bastards grind you down, Willie

Willie Randolph is one of the best men in major league baseball. It was painful to watch him endure the long public humiliation that led to his firing as manager of the Mets last night in Los Angeles. During most … Continue reading

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Don’t forget about my prediction that Obama will not be the Democratic nominee

I’m standing by it. I made it with 70% certainty. I’m going to be even more specific: I think that Obama will get hammered in the week leading up to the Fourth of July holiday with material that will emphasize, … Continue reading

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If only Cosell were alive to call it: “Down goes Buchanan, Down goes Buchanan, Down goes Buchanan”

It’s a sad sight to see an old fighter slavering to get into the ring with the Champ. Victor Davis Hanson puts Patrick J. Buchanan on the canvas, hard, so hard that the referee who counts him out will be … Continue reading

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My questions to Beck

Now, who detested Usenet more than anyone? And who’s factotum is Andrew Cuomo? Later: And who has the longest memory among all the long memories in the big ring of power? (Readers: at the link you will find a story … Continue reading

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens is laughing a riot from his rocking chair in Purgatory

Billy Beck on the Departed: [H]e presumed to hold forth on the glories of politics in this country like a kid who never outgrew his first whorehouse. And from a bit earlier there: [H]e was the beery pushbody at the … Continue reading

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Trust and mistrust

My idea of a serious journalist is someone who keeps as cold an eye on his associates as he does on the facts. For instance, if you run an important brand name news program, you’ve run afoul of the “cold … Continue reading

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“Change” ain’t what it used to be

Just caught a few moments of Obama pledging his support for the wheezing, antiquated, Ponzi scheme known as Social Security (aka Socialist Insecurity) and criticizing attempts to privatize it. Now that’s 70-something-year-old “Change y’all can believe in!” You could also … Continue reading

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Shocker! Jamming things through your flesh can cause serious infections!

How could it be true? The researchers surveyed 10,000 people aged over 16. A total of 1,049 people had a piercing, with 1,943 piercings in total across the group. More than a quarter of those questioned (28 percent) suffered complications … Continue reading

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Avert your eyes timid New Paltz liberals!

I’m linking to something that will bring on your Friday attack of the vapors. The leggy babe who gives no quarter with an admiring column about the President of the United States: I generally don’t write columns about the manifestly … Continue reading

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Confusion in a dirty kennel

That’s Peggy Noonan. She spent the last year, or more, making her bones for possible enshrinement at The Huffington Post. She hates Hillary and has nothing but contempt for “Bush,” and now she’s left, wistfully, with Obama, who represents the … Continue reading

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The scare parade

This is what I’m going to call the Jor-el Syndrome. Jor-el was Superman’s father on the planet Krypton, and he warned the planetary leaders, dammit, that Krypton was going to explode! Are we living in the last century of our … Continue reading

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“Mark Steyn: Enemy of the State?”

Rich Lowry on the rising tide of totalitarianism in Canada: The national commission has never found anyone innocent in 31 years. It is set up for classic Alice-in-Wonderland “verdict first, trial later” justice. Canada’s Human Rights Act defines hate speech … Continue reading

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The Pope has George Bush over

The Pope, as gracious a man as exists in the world today, had the President of the United States over for… …a rare stroll through the lush grounds of the Vatican Gardens on Friday, stopping at a grotto where the … Continue reading

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Olbermann?

Are the people who put that thing on the air serious? Next Day Update: Well, someone is serious. The actor John Cusack was on that Morning Joe thing on MSNBC this a.m., and he thinks that Olbermann is some sort … Continue reading

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A coup d’etat by the Supreme Court?

I’ve neglected the in’s and out’s of the litigation and the arguments that led to today’s 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court that will allow enemy combatants access to U.S. civil courts for habeas corpus review. I stayed with this … Continue reading

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Charismatist-in-Thief

Our new national charismatist, putative Democratic nominee for president, Barack Obama, has made more federal theft from that herd he knows as taxpayers the centerpiece of his “economic plan.” The Reverend Jeremiah Wright calls that same herd “rich white people.” … Continue reading

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