Monthly Archives: September 2009

New Paltz: Politics in the land that time forgot

I waited until today to pick up this week’s copy of the Stalinpaltz Vole-Jabberwocky.* Much like my fear of watching a video of Susan Boyle singing the Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses, I trembled at the thought of reading that paper’s … Continue reading

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“A Tackle Box Full of Race Bait”

Jonah Goldberg: Of all the poisonous, ugly, and intellectually vapid controversies ginned up in my lifetime, the current breakout of St. Vitus’ Dance over the “racist” opposition to Barack Obama may be the most egregious. Al Sharpton tells CNN’s Larry … Continue reading

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The violence that this woman…

…will most likely see will be from the orderlies assigned to hold her down in the hydrotherapy room and the nurses who force her to take her cognitive activators. I know she wasn’t in that kind of shape when the … Continue reading

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Sowell: Obama is a con man

From a few days ago: One of the secrets of being a glib talker is not getting hung up over whether what you are saying is true, and instead giving your full attention to what is required by the audience … Continue reading

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Call it a sculpture

Billy Beck: The sick rot of it all is that the very next thing one must account for is how much all the vampires from here to Albany would suck out of the project of so much as pinning a … Continue reading

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New media?

Fernandez is the second writer I’ve read today who pulls down Tom Brokaw’s lament about the information flood on the internet, new media, blogs, I suppose, and what have you. Other than New Paltz Journal being a blog I don’t … Continue reading

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The real Green

The word “green” has been turned into a horrific buzzword that now insinuates itself virtually everywhere. It is particularly annoying when thrown around with reference to the supposed carbon problem, as in CO2, the atmospheric gas laughingly implicated in “global … Continue reading

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Some background on Acorn

It’s in the news the past week. Here’s an excellent background report from 2003 by Sol Stern in City Journal. Update: The undercover “pimp and hooker” journalism duo have also nailed Acorn staff in Brooklyn. This follows last week’s similar … Continue reading

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Predictable

It’s not about medical care, it’s about power. That’s the only way to understand this.

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I’m afraid to watch it

Susan Boyle doing the Rolling Stones. Someone let me know if it’s safe.

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Running deadly still in the background

Judith Miller on terror plots.

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The Joker is on us

Mark Steyn: So why can’t the silver-tongued post-partisan healer seal the deal on this health-care business? Surely it should be the work of moments for the greatest orator in American history to whip up a little medicinal Gettysburg, a touch … Continue reading

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Andrew Klavan

Offers a beautiful dose of conceptual clarity.

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David Horowitz

The 1960s radical, son of Communist parents, and once pivotal New Leftist became one of the greatest of all the apostates. Naturally, he is the object of great scorn from his former comrades. Today, he outlines what we are looking … Continue reading

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9/11 at 8

It was around 5:00 p.m. that day when I took a breath and found a bottom line: We got off easy. This morning, eight years later, that is still exactly true. Fear is not the answer. The answer is continued … Continue reading

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I think I owe Father Coughlin an apology

In the past I’ve compared Keith Olbermann to him. Coughlin might not have been as bad as the old woman in a man’s body I call “the unfinished X-Files script.” Just caught the unfinished script going on about last night’s … Continue reading

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