Tweet If you’re casting about for things to read, you can’t do better than to read the latest submissions to the Watcher of Weasels: Council Submissions The Provocateur – A Liberal’s View of Patriotism Joshuapundit – Gaza:A Tale Of Selective Morality and Tribal Warfare Cheat-Seeking Missiles – The Most Ridiculous Story of the Year – [...]
Archive for December, 2008
Tweet You know that NPR is hitting new lows when a liberal friend who reads only the MSM, who refers to anything that’s not MSM as “right wing rags,” and who prefaces his remark with “You know I don’t agree with everything Israel does,” then goes on to add that “NPRs coverage of the Gaza [...]
Tweet A TV movie remake of The Diary of Anne Frank can be a very good thing. What sent shivers of fear up my spine about the latest version is the organization making the remake: the BBC. That can’t be a good thing can it? Most of the article about the upcoming show makes it [...]
Tweet Given that I never would have predicted the biggest event of 2008 (namely, the media successfully anointing a socialist neophyte as our new president), the merits of my predictions are probably pretty small. Nevertheless, I can’t resist the chance to get in my two cents (which is about all my predictions are worth). Feel [...]
Tweet Can anyone tell me when this stupid notion of a time table for war became de rigeur? Is it a product of the angry Left’s desperation to abandon Iraq or did it exist before? My questions are triggered by a headline from Reuters today that shows all the stupidity of both Leftist thinking about [...]
Tweet Learn by checking out Jack’s superb compilation of stories about events in Gaza. Comment by giving Laer your feedback about the most ridiculous stories in 2008.
Tweet If you missed it, here’s the link for the Israeli Defense Force’s YouTube channel — which is already under attack from those who wish to censor it.
Tweet I have an embarrassing confession to make: When I was young, one of my favorite shows was Hogan’s Heroes. I found it a weekly marvel to see the dashing, clever Colonel Hogan run rings around the Germans. Nor was I at all perturbed by the asymmetry of it all, with the Germans portrayed as [...]
Tweet At Charles Martel’s request, here is an open thread at which you can recount your more humorous, frustrating, bizarre, etc., experiences with the liberals around you. UPDATE: Per Lulu’s suggestion, if you are a neocon, please feel free to add what ideas changed your thinking. Perhaps those same ideas, if fed gently to our [...]
Tweet Yellowstone, one of the most beautiful, impressive, magnificent places on earth, is also one of the most dangerous. Although it looks superficially like a valley, it is, in fact, a 65 mile wide extremely active volcanic caldera. If it blows, we all blow, every man-jack of us. So it’s worth noting, as Drudge does, [...]
Tweet You’ve no doubt read about the false Holocaust love story that’s caused Oprah such anguish. I have a real story for you. I knew the players and can speak to their veracity. Harry’s parents were able to get him out of Germany during the late 1930s. By that time, he’d already suffered mild brain [...]
Tweet The Times writes about a trend with which I’ve long been familiar: student participation in parent-teacher conferences. The article leads with a school district that has benefitted from this trend, since more people show up for the conference than have in the past. The article also points to parents who like it that their [...]
Tweet Sometimes, I am a Dave Barry fan. Today I am.
Tweet You all know the Pieta, Michelangelo’s exquisite rendition of a devastated Mary holding Jesus’ body in her arms: With that in mind, tell me what you think of this picture out of Gaza from the always even-handed New York Times? (And for those of you who don’t know me, I’m being sarcastic about the [...]
Tweet Israel finally said “enough is enough” and counterattacked Gaza. I think John Podhoretz nails everything that needs to be said on the subject in the short-term, and I’m impressed enough with his depth and brevity to reproduce his entire paragraph right here: Israel launched a massive air campaign against the infrastructure of Hamas terror [...]
Tweet I’ve been reading two things that seem to twine together. The first is the ongoing news out of Gaza, about Hamas continuously firing missiles into Israel (as well as into their own population). Noah Pollak wrote a very good commentary in response to a question about why Hamas, through its outpost in Gaza, keeps [...]
Tweet As the Watcher points out, both of this week’s winners (and, incidentally, I voted for both) examine what happens when an ideology gets elevated to the realm of the pragmatic. The Razor examines the “peace” movement, which was powerful enough to result in the deaths of millions; while John Stossel’s article looks at Obama’s [...]
Tweet To all my friends: Have a very Merry Christmas!
Tweet Whatever else I do tomorrow, I’ll spend a little time reading these wonderful submissions for the Watcher’s Council: Council Submissions The Provocateur – Obama Engulfed By Pay to Play? Rhymes With Right – Impeach Jerry Brown Joshuapundit – Cheney Slaps Biden Upside The Head Bookworm Room – Destruction of Property The Glittering Eye – [...]
Tweet When I outspend my budget,* I have to make drastic cuts in my expenditures. Sadly, I cannot march into my boss and announce that he must immediately give me a huge raise to cover the shortfall. Fortunately for those in government, because they have the rare ability to boss around those who pay them, [...]
Tweet A local Marin woman hitched a ride with a peace group to stay with some Palestinians, and came back filled with useful information. Anna Rogers found “shocking . . . how much Arab land has been taken over and how crazily restrictive it is for the Palestinians.” That’s an interesting thing to say, of [...]
Tweet Phyllis Chesler latches onto something icky even by the New York Times’ increasingly sinking standards: its obsession with Bernard Madoff’s Jewishness: For days now, I have been following the media coverage of the Madoff scandal. I could not help but note that the New York Times kept emphasizing that he is Jewish and moved [...]
Tweet Although I make very nice babies, I don’t do pregnancy well. With both my kids, I had 24 hour a day, 7 day a week, nine and a half month long morning sickness. I pretty much thought I’d die — and most of the time I was hoping I would. This woman had a [...]
Tweet I got tagged at Seraphic Secret with a meme: name my 20 favorite actresses. Before I begin, a couple of things. First, in the post tagging me, Robert has a good summary about what makes an actress worthy of the list: If yours truly will sit down and screen a film—any film, even a [...]
Tweet I’m buried up to my whatsis in work this morning, so can’t blog. Before I turn this post into an open-thread, though, I wanted to suggest that you read William Katz’s article, which looks at the way in which the movies that showcased the wonderful Van Johnson (who died the other day at age [...]