Monthly Archives: December 2008

Patrick Fitzgerald, Governor Crook, and Barack Obama

The whole thing has been a pretty good show, with the most entertaining aspect being the media apologists seemingly reassuring themselves that Obama remains wholly untainted by the disgraceful culture of corruption that is Chicago politics. One can smell some … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer II

Here’s some free advertising for my favorite holiday season liqueur.

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American Christmas Corn

At its best, from Norman Rockwell: Santa working on his flight plan.

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The ghosts of Christmas

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is its own kind of ghost in the lives of generations. That’s a link to an online copy of the book, with illustrations. At the thought of it, I can turn my head quickly … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer I

Old-fashioned as it gets, the simple popular art of the 19th Century Currier & Ives lithographs is so often featured on Christmas cards that it is routinely shrugged off as a cliché, and there is a perspective from which that … Continue reading

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A remarkable woman

I know that from all the remarkable things Billy has told me about her from time to time over the years. May the new hip work like a charm. And may this Christmas be very bright.

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The shuttered world of the Left

Having once been a longtime Left liberal myself, I know virtually every song and dance routine from that side of the political spectrum. When it’s something “new,” all I need is to hear someone hum a few bars and I … Continue reading

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Credit to the Left, where credit is due

If there’s one thing about the Left that always impresses me, it’s how, like a Chinese butcher, they use every part of the animal. Take Keith Olbermann, for instance. Wrap him in an up-tempo fascist computer-graphic environment and you’ve done … Continue reading

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“Reparations, R.I.P.”

Walter Olson seems to think that the slavery reparations movement had considerable momentum: All the major black organizations had signed on, including the NAACP, the Urban League, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Randall Robinson’s The Debt: What America Owes … Continue reading

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Congratulations…

…to the great international hockey star and his gorgeous bride. I repeat my advice to all newly married men: the key to a successful marriage is the fundamental realization that the woman is always right. No matter what.

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O.K., but what’s wrong with this picture?

Madam Vandam sent along this link to a story in today’s New York Times on the occasion of the death of Henry Gustav Molaison or, as he was known by the scientists who studied him, H.M. AS a young man … Continue reading

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Ed Rasimus has…

…become a believer. Amen, Brother Rasimus. Amen. Amen.

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A note to the slobs who own Stalinpaltz Plaza

Also known as New Paltz Plaza. This is the Christmas season or, as some insist on calling it, the festive holiday season. But either way, you seem to think it is Lent. And I’m not even that inclinded to pay … Continue reading

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A glorious, glamorous look at Earth

Don’t miss this. A stunning series of satellite photographs of the Earth, with music. Jonah Goldberg had that at The Corner.

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Hanson on his beloved California

Don’t worry New York, you’ll get there soon enough: In short, the state is the left-wing version of Lehman Brothers.

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Quin Hillyer says…

…”Don’t Confirm Her” about guess who? The idea of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State ought to make conservatives tremble with foreboding. It is truly bizarre to see so many on the right unquestioningly accepting a notion that just a … Continue reading

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