Tweet I saw something rare today: a car that not only had a discrete McCain/Palin bumpersticker, but that also had a big bumper sticker saying “Freedom vs. Socialism – November 4, 2008.” As I was standing there admiring this sight, the car’s owner hove into view. I stopped her politely and said, “I have to [...]
Archive for October, 2008
Tweet I really like James Taranto, who writes at the WSJ’s Opinion Journal. I think he’s wise and witty, but even the wisest and wittiest can sometimes be wrong — as I think he is this time. Taranto takes exception to Charles Johnson’s belief that the LA Times is lying when it says that it [...]
Tweet Love Me Tonight is a little known 1932 movie with Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier. It has one of the most brilliant musical sequences ever filmed, though, which sees a song travel from him to her.
Tweet Benny Goodman and Disney for an older audience. It’s from 1946 and it’s really something:
Tweet Heard it on the radio. Had to share. You’ll know what it is with the first note.
Tweet You’ve probably heard that Obama called anti-socialists “selfish.” For more on the significance of that comment,this link is a good one, because it makes the point that, in Obamaland, you’re selfish if you don’t let the government take and distribute your hard earned cash. It’s useful to compare this with statistics showing that conservatives [...]
Tweet Frankly, I don’t know if this is the real deal or not, but if it is real, it’s certainly worth serious consideration, both before and after the election. It purports to come an anonymous Obama staffer, who started as a Hillary supporter. She writes about her disillusionment with the Obama campaign, offering facts to [...]
Tweet As I noted, after the BBC received 27,000 complaints about a grotesque radio skit, it acted. Let’s see if we can put concerted pressure on the LA Times to get it to release to Rashid Khalidi/Obama video. Here’s a petition. And don’t forget to contact those advertisers too.
Tweet This morning’s reads contain a lot of National Review Online articles. It just happened that way: Rea Hederman explains how the Obama campaign attributed a false quotation to her for an ad. I bet a lot of people watched the ad. I wonder how many will catch the correction. Mona Charen gives ten extremely [...]
Tweet The school district isn’t commenting, and I’m pretty sure there is more to this story than meets the eye. With the data currently available, however, it appears that a local school district wanted a student to have a psychiatric consultation for holding crudely expressed conservative views: Redwood High School student Cyrus Massoumi said he [...]
Tweet If it comes around again on Turner Classic Movies (and you know it will), you must watch The Scarlet Pimpernel. Not only is it a delightful action romance, it is truly a tour de force for Leslie Howard. He plays the lead character, Sir Percy Blakeney, whose appearance as the most idiotic fop in [...]
Tweet You all remember how, at the MTV awards, Russell Brand, a British comedian who was completely unknown to Americans went on a wild anti-Bush rant, with a few jabs at religious people, as well. If you don’t recall, let me refresh your recollection: If his aim was to be noticed by America, Russell Brand [...]
Tweet This day is shaping up to be a packed one, so it’ll be a few hours before I get substantive here. I’m therefore making this an open thread. As for new readers unfamiliar with my blog, I can assure you that those who regularly comment here are about as well-informed and articulate as any [...]
Tweet You remember the “Friends of Bill,” right? They were an unsavory bunch. However, I’m beginning to suspect that, if Obama becomes President, the FOBs will look like pussy cats compared to the Friends of Obama. The FOBs were merely corrupt; the FOOs are dangerous (not to mention virulently antisemitic).
Tweet This is another ad that I hope gets wide, wide circulation.
Tweet A thought occurred to my apropos my post about conversations with liberals. As you recall, those conversations reveal (a) that they live in something of a factual vacuum and (b) that fact that’s not in the pages of the New York Times doesn’t exist, while any “fact” that is in the New York Times [...]
Tweet As long as the LA Times refuses to release the videotape of Obama at the Rashid Khalidi banquet, I’m going to accept the following from Doug Ross as absolutely true — and I urge all of you to do so too until that videotape is released. We’re all certain, aren’t we, given the illustrious [...]
Tweet Yup — this will be the last round of Watcher’s Council nominations before the election. We, the Council members, will submit our next nominations as the election is taking place, but you won’t read them until the results are more or less in. Knowing that, you should find these nominated posts even more interesting [...]
Tweet DQ immediately spotted what was wrong with this advertisement: Ask yourself this: If it’s true that Proposition 8 will have no impact on the classroom, why do California Teachers have a position on it?
Tweet I got this in an email: ‘Twas the night before elections And all through the town Tempers were flaring Emotions all up and down! I, in my bathrobe With a cat in my lap Had cut off the TV Tired of political crap. When all of a sudden There arose such a noise I [...]
Tweet A couple of weeks ago, I predicted how the last Presidential debate would turn out. I’m now predicting the alternative election surprises we can expect on November 4: McCain will win, and it will be another “Dewey beats Truman” moment. In the privacy of the voting booth, away from the pollsters, away from the [...]
Tweet Doctors don’t make decisions. The government does. (And yes, I acknowledge that this could have happened here with an HMO, but this story represents what’s in store if the whole country becomes one giant HMO.)
Tweet It’s a done deal: the JROTC is out in San Francisco and kids instead get to learn first aid. All of the discipline, pride, unit cohesion, drilling, and athletic credit that went with JROTC have just been replaced with a first aid class. Now I’m all in favor of first aid. I deeply admire [...]