Tweet I meant to post this yesterday, but time got away from me: many, many, many congratulations to the Marines and their Afghan allies for the Marjah victory. I never doubted that they would win, but I certainly understood that each Marine and Afghan soldier faced the risk that he would make the ultimate sacrifice [...]
Archive for February, 2010
Tweet When my daughter heard this recording on XM’s 40s radio, her comment was, “I’m really sorry I don’t live in an age of romantic love songs.” It’s not the best song in the world, but it certainly exemplifies a lost romance when it comes to music.
Tweet My keyboard is still recovering from the tea I sprayed over it quite liberally after reading this one. Occasional guffaws and giggles keep leaking out of me as I contemplate the pitfalls of accepting freely offered advice given over the internet.
Tweet Some months ago, I read and enjoyed Michael Sragow’s fine Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master. It’s clear from the book that, as a director, Fleming was the last of a dying breed — a gentleman in Hollywood and, of course, a truly great director, responsible for such classics as Red Dust, Gone With [...]
Tweet I truly intended to fisk algore’s op-ed at the New York Times, in which he explains why global warming is still so important that the world should continue its task of turning him into the first green-based billionaire. I was foiled, however, by the fact that I couldn’t step giggling as I read his [...]
Tweet Several years ago, when Bush Derangement Syndrome was at its peak, I tackled the “he’s got his finger on the button and he’s going to blow up the world” meme that anti-war activists were so shrilly screaming. I pointed out that there was no evidence whatsoever to indicate that George Bush was an apocalyptic [...]
Tweet From Taxi: I’ll note only that, when I watched the show, the actors seemed so old, and now they look so young.
Tweet This is a more mature Slim, singing “I Remember You” at a slower, richer pace than in the last video I posted of the same singer, same song, with an absolutely stunned Andy Kaufman (at 1:25) drinking in the beauty of Slim’s performance: And here’s the original recording, from The Fleet’s In, with Dorothy [...]
Tweet Remember when I suggested a double blind, with Arabs/Muslims wiping out the Hamas operative in Dubai, and then trying to make it look like a clumsy Mossad operation? I may have been on to something.
Tweet I missed last week’s Watcher’s vote, as I was out of town, but I still took the time to read the wonderful submissions when I got the chance. This week’s submissions were equally good. Here, in one action packed post are the winners for the past two rounds of voting. First, winners from two [...]
Tweet Finally, Israel lashes back . . . at the misrepresentations in the European media. Anyone who speaks Hebrew, French or Spanish, will have a huge advantage over me when it comes to appreciating the videos at that site. To learn more about the ad campaign if you don’t speak those languages, here’s a little [...]
Liberal euphoria over this report assumes that very high intelligence is actually something useful and boastworthy *UPDATED*
Tweet I can say without exaggeration that I’m a pretty smart person. Not brilliant, but definitely a long-tail on that part of the bell curve dedicated to higher IQs. I used to think this mattered tremendously. The older I get, though, the less impressed I am by my own intelligence or by anyone else’s. What’s [...]
Tweet The British, who represent what America will be in 20 years if Obama-stuff continues unchecked, are being offered a way out. Daniel Hannan, the brilliant British conservative speaker, is hosting a Tea Party. Here are details. So far, fewer than 100 people are scheduled to show but that doesn’t mean more won’t show, nor [...]
Tweet There are some things that seem immutable, right until a collapse that, in 20/20 hindsight, seemed inevitable. Just think of the Iranian Revolution, the Fall of the Berlin wall and . . . the SEIU? For some time, the Service Employees International Union has appeared to be a permanent fixture on the political and [...]
Tweet One of the main problems with medical costs is insurance itself. My son had oral surgery today (tied to orthodontic stuff). The cost was horrific. I didn’t think about it twice. Aside from the fact that the oral surgeon came highly recommended (and it was my son under the knife, after all), I had [...]
Tweet I will be away from my computer this morning. Have at it!
Tweet Obama is so insulated behind his compliant media and his worshipful staff, I wonder if he’s ever heard before the facts Ryan spells out so clearly here: My favorite line: “Hiding spending does not reduce spending.” Brilliant core statement about the myriad flaws in the bill. Also, he drills in on the core difference [...]
Tweet This gal either has raw courage or is totally unselfconscious. Either way, it’s hilarious:
Tweet Marin County — bluest of blue spots on the American political map. And yet, just today, a friend of mine spotted the following posted anonymously on the bulletin board at a well-traveled supermarket in Sausalito: More than 5,000 years ago, Moses said to the Children of Israel, “Pick up your shovels, mount your asses [...]
Tweet The more I hear about the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai, with the ever increasing number of British passports allegedly involved, the more I wonder whether this was a Mossad led assassination, or if it’s a double blind. You see, it strikes me as a very clumsy job, especially to think that the [...]
Tweet Brutally Honest brought to my attention the fact that the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUSA) has released a statement denouncing Israel in terms that a Hamas member or Ahmadinejad could easily love: The Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUSA) is about to release a report which denounces Israel as a “racist” [...]
Tweet Joseph Stack, the man who flew a plane into the IRS building in Austin, Texas, left a long, a very long, pre-suicide/pre-murder screed identifying those issues that drove him to commit his act. The most obvious thing about the screed is that it is the work of someone with cognitive dysfunction, most likely some [...]
Tweet I’ve been reading Fermat’s Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World’s Greatest Mathematical Problem, by Simon Singh. Normally, I’d shy away from a book like this — after all, it’s about math! — but it was required reading for my book club, and it’s proven to be delightful. To the extent there is [...]
Tweet I can’t find a date on this speech, but I’m pretty sure it’s not recent. It came to me from a relative in Israel. It shows a member of the UN Watch castigating the UN’s Human Rights Council for its manifest disregard of all human rights but for those purportedly violated by Israel. And [...]
Tweet This video speaks for itself: Hat tip: Power Line