Tweet I thought Molly Ivins was a great writer — when she wrote about Texas.
Archive for January, 2007
Tweet Thanks to Danny Lemieux, I got to read a beautifully written, funny, absolutely on-point article from a Brit analyzing Hillary’s candidacy: Only a few days have passed since Hillary Clinton announced she is running for president, but already it is clear that much forbearance will be required from us all in the long months [...]
Tweet There is something you can do to stop Ahmadinejad.
Tweet The Houston Chronicle has a story about a Texas’ families outrage over the fact that the New York Times used a picture of their son dying on Haifa street to spice up a story: A photograph and videotape of a Texas soldier dying in Iraq published by the New York Times have triggered anger [...]
Tweet If any of you bloggers are getting disheartened, don’t. The internet does matter, even if gains are slow and grudging. Case in point: the bombed out mosques in Baghdad. The story began in November when the AP reported that Shiite fights had destroyed four Sunni mosques in Baghdad and burned six men alive. Curt, [...]
Tweet In the long ago past, Jews were accused of heinous acts such as kidnapping Christian children and using their blood to make matzoh, or of poisoning wells, accusations that existed entirely separate from actual fact. That is, there was never any evidence that Jews actually engaged in these heinous acts. These accusation were the [...]
Tweet Although I find the light they give too sterile and cool to be appealing, we have a bunch of the new compact fluorescent bulbs in our house, both because they are cheap to operate and they are long lasting.
Tweet Apparently we should all be grateful to termites.
Tweet Here’s a story that will cheer you up tremendously, if you need cheering, and that will make you feel even more cheerful if you started off in a good mood.
Tweet What? The Indian Ocean?! What’s that all about? It’s about the fact that, if I were to start digging a hole in my backyard and dig all the way through the earth out out to the other side, that’s where I’d end up: in the Indian Ocean, at a point about 1/3 of the [...]
Tweet What do you bet that the French will discover it takes more energy to turn the thing on and off for a five minute interval than to simply leave the darn thing lit?
Tweet Jimmy Carter has been garnering a lot of press lately for his anti-Semitic positions, hypocrisy, falsification of facts, etc.
Tweet The Museum of Modern Art hosted a symposium about feminist art. The story covering the symposium noted that the only time these feminist artists contemplated Islam they did so, not to discuss how their art could be used to help Islamic women break free from their invisibility and from the abuse heaped upon them, [...]
Tweet One San Francisco man learned that, even if being handicapped did not prevent him from pursuing his career of choice, perhaps he chose the wrong career: A San Francisco man who is paraplegic was convicted Friday of two counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery in thefts he conducted from the seat [...]
Tweet In the late 1970s, California experienced a drought severe enough to require water rationing. I found that a very traumatizing experience, perhaps because it reminded me that, no matter how sophisticated we become, we are nothing without water. Now, as California faces its 5th driest January since 1850, I’m starting to get my drought [...]
Tweet Hillary opened her campaign by proposing a “conversation.”
Tweet A trope on the Left is that, if Israel will just give the Palestinians back their land, glorious peace will instantly descend upon the entire Middle East, whether in the West Bank, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, or Iran. All of those nations are convulsing, runs this trope, not because they are backwards [...]
Tweet It’s becoming apparent that there is a new anti-War tactic coming out, and it’s using the military as the base for operations. More and more, people with long-standing anti-War agendas have enlisted in the military after the Iraq War began with the apparent purpose of gnawing away at the military from the inside — [...]
Tweet Burt Prelutsky explains that the hysteria about oil prices is nothing more than that — hysteria. While the NY Times gives us a relaxed (indeed) enjoyable short little history about Sundance’s growth, Brent Bozell reminds us just how sleazy the Sundance product is. Gay partners with children are attending workshops to learn how to [...]
Tweet I’ve been invited to join the Watcher’s Council, at Watcher of Weasels! I’ll be joining an august company, since the following thoughtful, erudite and interesting bloggers are already members: Watcher of Weasels The Sundries Shack The Education Wonks Right Wing Nut House The Glittering Eye Rhymes With Right Done With Mirrors Joshuapundit Soccer Dad [...]
Tweet While we were all delighting in the tough stance the Australian government has taken towards terrorism, it seems that Australian TV has fallen into the same swamp as American TV, which insists that all people who can claim victimhood must be heard, their complaints taken seriously, and the rest of us made to feel [...]
Tweet When I first read the following story at Rhymes with Right, I thought it was a satire. Even though Greg quoted extensively from the news report, I still thought Scrappleface was somehow involved. But no, this is the real news: Anti-war protesters were allowed to spray paint on part of the west front steps [...]
Tweet Everybody enjoys a good laugh when they read some version of what Robert Godwin calls “the perennially clueless New York Times, which often publishes variations on the theme of “Crime Down Despite Increase in Prison Population.” That is, we enjoy the fact that the NYTs, and other liberal publications, seem blind to the fact [...]
Tweet These are two of today’s headlines, one about Israel, a Jewish country; and one about Yemen, a Muslim country. I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions. First, from Israel: The Israel government has voted to appoint an Arab Muslim to the cabinet – for the first time in the history of the Jewish [...]
Tweet I like Mitt Romney. I like his ability to get things done and his presence. I agree with many, if not most of his viewpoints. I hope that his Mormonism does not get in the way of people evaluating the man and his policies. After all, he’s not inviting us to join his faith; [...]